Thursday, November 14
Join Australian duo Feenixpawl, as start they start the weekend early this Thursday night at Boston's The Estate. Party with the Aussie's as the DJ's set off a night of non-stop House jams. Doors open at 10:00pm. Tickets are available now. $20
Friday, November 15
Start your weekend off right with Victor Calderone this Friday night at Bijou Nightclub. The star DJ is set to shake up Bean town with sick music and hours of fun. Doors open at 10:00pm. Presale tickets are available now. $20
Friday, November 15th
The DAFT PUNK TRIBUTE: An 8-piece ensemble who reinterpret some of the world's most popular electronic dance music with a horn section, rhythm section, vocals and electronics. Since emerging from Toronto's prestigious Humber College Jazz Program in 2009 they have been melting faces and liquifying dancefloors with sold out shows at the most prestigious clubs and concert halls across Canada. Doors 7PM, Show 9PM. 18+. $15 Advance, $20 Door.
Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012.
"GRiZ" is an independent American electronic music artist who began his career as a classically trained Alto Saxophone and piano player. Stylistically, he creates bass infused hip-hop, electro soul, and future funk sounding productions often accompanied by the live performance and recording of his Alto Saxophone and the use of an array of vinyl samples. Doors 8PM, Show 9PM. $20 Early Admission, $25 Advance.
The lineup for Electric Beach is:
When he first developed his recipe for success in 1993, it was a musical style unheard of and openly welcomed. Nearly three decades later, Tenaglia continues to lay down his heart-racing, blood-pumping beats worldwide. Come to The Surfcomber Pool to see Tenaglia and friends spin their freshest mixes for all to enjoy.
Flexibility? Maybe. (Bending over to turn tables doesn't exactly equate to touching your toes.)
Introducing Eric Harary, a producer and DJ who's sounds are making quite a chant around the city. Praised by the likes of Danny Tenaglia, Eric has been the opening and closing act for legendary big-room DJs such as Boris and Victor Calderone. Playing clubs from Dubai to Toyko to Russia, this Brooklyn boy is about to explode on the American dance music scene.
Eric opened up to Joonbug about where's he been and where he's going, (all, of course, with a courageous attempt at hot yoga...)
Face it, all good things things come to an end eventually. We won't get all existential on you, so let's put it in language most revelant to your current lifestyle: Gone are the good ol' days of goons pumping juice in the Tiana Beach parking lot.
Over the last four years, residents of the multi-milion dollar vacation homes lining Dune Road have obstinately (and rightly so) argued from the end of the infamous Neptunes Beach Club, that little shanty of a party place that, once, long ago, hosted headliners who's crowds really brought the alphabet to the party. Recently, increased police presence, random searchs and that damn scary German Shepherd (let's call him Hans) at the door clearly, and we repeat clearly, steered you away from any wrong doing.
We are talking about BLKMarket Membership’s party this Saturday, featuring France’s Jennifer Cardini and UK Fabric’s Craig Richards, playing alongside residents (and founders) Fahad and Taimur. Famed for playing minimal before it was known even as such, Jennifer’s a pioneer in the techno community; in the mid 90’s, she was resident at Rex Club (where she still hosts a bi-monthly party, named after her own record label, “Correspondant”) and Le Pulp, a small lesbian club in Paris known for underground and avant-garde music. At the forefront of the electronic music scene, Jennifer regularly enthralls crowds at London’s Fabric, Berlin’s Panorama Bar, and Toyko’s Womb. While she was busy packing her records-- “Moodyman and Sandwell District stuff”-- the down-to-earth Jennifer graciously made time to chat with Joonbug about her upcoming New York City gig and her plans for the remainder of 2011.
“I had the best time playing the BLKMarket party last year,” Jennifer exclaims. “You can really feel that they are music lovers, and that’s key for a nice party!” In case you haven’t indulged in the dirt of New York’s underground electronic music scene, BLKMarket throws techno and house parties at dark, secret locations usually not disclosed until the day of the event. How’s that for mystery? So while the rest of New York City is fist pumping at District to Victor Calderone, or shrugging their shoulders at going to Pacha (because where else is there? asks JoeyJuice) you'll know the clandestine cave for crass, raw beats. It will be an adventurous trek to Brooklyn, well worth the illegitimate partying way past 4 am.
Booking predominantly techno artists, BLKMarket brings in DJs and producers New Yorker’s don’t usually get to experience. (Which means, European artists). But Jennifer doesn’t really notice a different between the European and American circuits. “I don't like to think there are differences between countries. For me, it's always a matter of promotion, how much the promoter cares and what kind of audience they bring,” she says. In this case, no-attitude, no-frills. (The last-minute disclosure of BLKMarket’s space discourages divas.)
Influenced by the Detroit-techno and Chicago-house scenes, Jennifer’s been at the decks for over 15 years, long enough to perfect her craft and keep things interesting as she experiments with new sounds and styles. Her audience is always entertained. “It works cause I play whatever I like and I cross genres,” Jennifer explains. “I could not play 2 hours of minimal for example. I like to drop people and win them back, like a roller coaster. This allows me to jump from one thing to another and try to surprise them... I hope!”
Jennifer has a few surprises of her own in store of the end of the year, one being “to get married in New York... Kidding!” she adds. Her first time playing in the city after the passing of the state’s gay marriage law, Jennifer, a known lesbian with a distaste of emoticons gushes, “I’m so happy for New York. It’s great! I’m afraid the Vatican will allow it before France does...” Aside from her busy touring schedule, her 10+ year residency at Rex Club, Jennifer’s time is devoted to working on her new album, planned to be released by the end of the year. She’s also very er new record label, Correspondant, where one of her favorite producers, New York’s Abe Due just did an “amazing remix.”
On your walk through Gramercy to the 4 train, you spot it. EVOLVE stamped on the front of a puffed-out chest. You and this creature are united by one thing. Well yes, chimpanzee heritage, but one other thing. Music.
Music and fashion have breed like two eager gorillas to create culture since... forever. Chopin’s music constrained women in corsets. Duke Ellington eloped with hemlines to reveal the female thigh. Kurt Cobain kept you (and your girl) in the same flannel shirt from October to June. Today, the modern house music-clubber distinguishes himself from his hipster brethren not just by caked-on layers of Axe Instinctual Bodyspray, but by a variety apparel so high-maintenance you'll be in your parent's basement for another five years. (A least you've still got the Beamer).
Don't lie. It hurts to be at work today. It hurts to celebrate your independence, we know.
Particularly if you danced all weekend at Governor's Island for the Dance.Here.Now.
So here's to the weekend party. Grab some of the hair of the dog that bit you. (That never hurts, especially at lunch time.)
If you feel good today, here's to what you missed.
Friday night premiered "the tent," a construction that domed over the concrete, much like a smaller version of last weekend's tent at Vegas's Motor Speedway for Electric Daisy Carnival. The black interior provided the perfect surface for AG's lights to do their magic, flashing and blaring the crowd as though they were in a kaleidoscope. The lights also reflected off a giant, hollow octagon stationed between the DJ and visual screen, creating a unique cage-like effect. And, while very few party-goers wore red, white and blue, there was no shortage of glow-in-the dark orange painted onto hands that pumped 150 beats per minute into the air.