PHOTOS: Deep Medi 10 Year @ Slake 4.1.16

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Win tickets to Deep Medi 10 Year Tour at Slake on Friday: Mala, Kahn and Neek, Gorgon Sound and Dave Q

 
Friday, April 1st, Slake will host Deep Medi – a record label that has become synonymous with the classic sound of dubstep. Representing will be the label’s founder, Mala, plus Kahn and Neek (also performing under their Gorgon Sound alias). Joining them by Mala’s personal invitation is Dub War founder Dave Q. Sound will be reinforced by Tsunami Bass, the most trusted name in NYC soundsystems. And we’re giving away 2 free tickets!!

 
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While the lineup is unfuckwithable, many folks, myself included, were initially unenthused by the choice of Slake as the venue. On the facebook event wall, fans had been asking with varying degrees of resignation about possible sound reinforcement. This past week those prayers were answered when the good news broke that Tsunami Bass had been contracted to reinforce the in-house soundsystem. I was even more heartened when the @SlakeNYC twitter account responded positively to my snarky concerns about the (usually OD) lighting there to let me know that the vibe would be on point.

With the lineup and A/V both looking tip top, the crew here at WompBlog are stoked to throw our full support behind this show. To that end, WE GOT THE FREE TICKET HOOKUP! That’s right, one lucky mailing list member is going to get 2 free tickets to this show. The winner will be notified Thursday, March 30th so everyone else will still have time to get presale tickets ($20 + $5 fee).

 
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This Friday, we will be blessed with:

Mala

Kahn and Neek

Gorgon Sound

and NYC’s very own

Dave Q


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Win 2 tickets to Deep Medi!

But what does 10 years of Deep Medi mean? Deep Medi was founded by Mala in 2006 as an alternative to the by-then ragingly popular DMZ (both label and party) which he’d started with Coki and Loefah several years prior. While DMZ (and it’s predecessor, FWD) was a raw, punk first draft of dubstep, Deep Medi was based on a more refined, longer term vision to expand the sound by fostering new talent. Then-unknown names like Silkie, Quest, Goth-Trad, V.I.V.E.K. and Truth found a platform and advocate in Mala’s new label. In the decade since, Deep Medi put out 91 records by 35 artists – most of whom went on to continued success touring and releasing music.

While Deep Medi’s sound has been defined by its legendary singles (changes, disco rekah, abbatoir) I’d argue its finest moments have been in longer formats – the cathartic noise sculpture of Goth-Trad’s New Epoch, the future funk classics Silkie’s City Limits 1 and 2, and Swindle’s triumphant Long Live The Jazz, or the smoldering soul of A/T/O/S. Each of these records is ambitious, musically groundbreaking, and only vaguely sounds like dubstep.

Unlike DMZ, which has only ever sold music in extremely limited physical runs (and very briefly digitally), the Deep Medi catalog is available for digital download, more extensive vinyl pressings, and very conveniently on YouTube in HD. So if you are looking to get more familiar, or just brush up, head over to their vaults with a good pair of headphones or speakers, and meditate on bassweight.

Win tickets to #HzofHorror with Sam Binga, Nomine, Tsunami Bass & more!

It’s a Halloween miracle y’all! Sam Binga is gonna be playing on the Tsunami Bass Soundsystem this Saturday for their #HzofHORROR Halloween Party. And of course, we got the ticket hookup for y’all.

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In the wake of the drama earlier this week, in which the Earthtone DJ collective pulled their support (and headliner Quest) to throw their own competing Halloween show (free i you bought a ticket to Hz, $5 if you didn’t). But the Tsunami Bass Experience has recovered in fine form by booking Sam Fuckin’ Binga as their replacement headliner. He joins rave legend Nomine, GHOST PRODUCER (aka Raz Mesinai), Conscious Pilot and more.

Why are we so excited about Sam Binga? Because he’s been making absolutely incendiary 160-170bpm music, irresistable to junglists, hip hop heads and bass music fans alike. You have definitely wiled out to his tunes before, but here’s a quick refresher:

I first heard Sam Binga (not realizing he was fka Baobinga and I was already a fan) on this collab EP with Om Unit – which has aged really really well considering it was some of the first halftime/slowfast material I’d heard. I remember thinking man, whoever this guy is, he brings out a side of Om Unit that I LOVE. Gorgeous halftime bangers, brimming with melody.

Then I realized he also did THIS TUNE (with Addison Groove) which I was hearing everywhere last year

He has done a ton of tunes with fellow Bristolian Redders, whose charismatic flow perfectly complements Binga’s savage instrumentals. I think this was their first single together.

Can’t pick just one (or two) either – both the Redders tunes off this EP are solid gold. And the two tracks without vocals are incredible too!

This one is a BURNER but what else would you expect from Binga and Fracture?

And Sam’s new full length, Wasted Days, is so so good all the way through (take a listen). Incidentally, Saturday is the last stop on his US tour in support of it. There’s a lot of guest vocalists but my favorite has to be this peak-time banger with Bmore badgyal TT The Artist.

Finally, this was one of my favorite mixes from last year – Binga’s got newer ones but the selection and mixing here hit me just right. Especially the RZORCRAB blend around the 20 minute mark:

Yall like that shit??? Then come see him Saturday on NYC’s best soundsystem. Presale tickets are still available for $30, and will be more at the door. Oh, you like free things too? Then you should probably…
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DWMS10 is Saturday – get to know the lineup and win two tickets!

The final Devil Want My Soul party of 2015 is on Saturday at Palisades (fb/tix). This is a weird feeling for me, since I’ve spent most of this year excited about the next DWMS. The series has been especially crucial for grime heads in NYC, as other parties that once championed the genre have gone on hiatus or ended entirely.

Meanwhile, DWMS has brought out SO MANY of our favorite grime producers: Dark0, Champion, Mr. Mitch, Slackk, Logos. You could almost call it Boxed NYC. But the bookings are more ambitious than just replicating one of the world’s best grime nights; every lineup also champions club music that is truly progressive (MikeQ, Lotic, Joey LaBeija and many more).

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This Saturday, we will be blessed with:

Wen (Keysound / London)

Sudanim and MM (Her Records / London)


I.M.A.A.B.S. (NAAFI / Chile)

and

Divoli S’vere (Qweenbeat / ATL)

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OUTLOOK OUTLOOK: Looking forward to the world’s best bass music festival

outlook festival 2015 sept 2-6 fort punta christo croatia

Beach Parties! Sunshine! Vibes! FUCK YEAH OUTLOOK.

10 days to go until Outlook Festival 2015 properly kicks off, and we’re stupid excited. It’s the Mecca of soundsystem culture, and it’s been almost 3 years since we last made the pilgrimage.  But we’ve been plotting our return the whole time. Since we can’t start packing quite yet, here’s what we’re really looking forward to the most.

THE SOUNDSYSTEMS!

void acoustics outside the fort outlook 2015 fort punta christo croatia

One of the mid-sized soundsystems at Outlook. Photo by Void Acoustics.

They’re the heart and soul of Outlook, and what really distinguishes it from other music festivals. Every stage has a world class rig that would blow away nearly anything you’ve heard in NYC (except Tsunami Bass, they could hang). Some of the smaller systems there (not pictured above) are roughly equivalent to the main room at Output. No matter where you go there, you’ll be getting that fully submerged, body/mind/soul bass experience.

Boat Parties

outlook festival 2015 boat parties

Photo by yours truly

Duh. Definitely the best way to see an artist I love. You’re in a super intimate venue with the Adriatic sun and sea as backdrop. Once you leave dock, there’s no turning back (and definitely no swimming ashore!) so the whole crowd is 100% committed. Oh and the boat soundsystems? They don’t skimp. Here’s the full arsenal this year (to be split between 3 boats):

Electrikal Sound System outlook 2015 boat party

Photo by Electrikal Sound

Catch us on the 20/20 Boat Thursday (Ivy Lab, Fracture, Jon Phonics), Archetype Boat on Friday with Amy Becker, NYC’s own Doctor Jeep (!!!), The Heatwave and Benton, and of course the Deep Medi Boat on Saturday.

The Moat

outlook festival moat stage renegade hardware 20 tectonic 10 swamp 81

photo by Polona Kumelj


There’s a lot to be said for the whole castle setting of Outlook, but that’s another post. This is probably my favorite venue in the world. First, it is in fact a moat; a massive trench dug 30+ feet into the earth, reinforced with sloping stone walls. Here’s a clear picture of it in the daytime. But fill it with ravers, a lethal soundsystem and lights, and it becomes an apocalyptic wind tunnel of bass. It’s like something out of a sci fi fever dream.

The Moat is hosting some of the more hardcore-leaning sounds of the festival – Renegade Hardware, Tectonic, Swamp81 and Critical Sound. Personally, we’ll be in there for the Tectonic takeover most of Saturday night.

Rare UK Artists

outlook festival dmz mala coki pokes rare uk artists

photo by Dan Medhurst

One of the biggest draws for us as American citizens – finally getting to see all the amazing artists we’ve been listening to but somehow never get to New York! Even better, it’s with a crowd that knows and loves the music.

Fracture

Chimpo!

Skeptical

dBridge

Egoless

The Bug

Full DMZ voltron (Mala, Coki, Pokes and Loe)

Culture Bomb

Outlook festival 2015 roots culture

photo by Zoe Lower

Finally, the thing that’s the most wonderful, but also the hardest to describe about Outlook is getting immersed in sound system culture. Out there, you can traverse the entire hardcore continuum in one night; going from roots dub to dubstep to 2 step to grime to jungle to halftime to hip hop. Hearing sleng teng 100 different ways and the amen break 1000. Finally seeing artists that you’ve only ever heard sampled – like the last time we were there, hearing Max Romeo actually Chasing the Devil to outer space

If you’re passionate about this music, then on some level you recognize that it’s part of a something larger – a fabric of history, culture and struggle that is still being created. That can be a tricky thing to articulate, but at Outlook you feel it. And that is truly a beautiful thing. 

Holy crap! We’re going (back) to Outlook Festival!!

YOU GUYS It’s almost time for Outlook Festival and I’m starting to freak out a little bit. If you don’t know already, Outlook is the world’s greatest celebration of sound system music and culture, and it’s set in an abandoned fort on the stunning Adriatic coast in Croatia. It’s been 2 years since we were last there and we can not WAIT to get back. If reconstrvct is our local church, then Outlook is Mecca. And the Vatican. And Jerusalem. It’s a pilgrimage to the promised land.

I could go on, but this highlights video from last year does a much better job of transmitting all the vibes in 6 minutes than I could in a lifetime (especially if you watch it in HD 😎).

In the coming weeks we’ll be posting what we are most looking forward to, as well as some handy info for Americans who are trying to reach this summer. If that’s you, then it’s not too late! Tickets have not yet sold out (but they will) and flights are still pretty reasonable (but won’t be for much longer). Hit me up if you have any logistical questions.

Trying to pick a few favorite Kahn tracks is impossible, so here’s a bunch

PS go see him melt minds tonight at Deep Space – adv tix are just $10 all day or $20 at the door. Just imagine these tunes on Cielo’s Funktion-1s and tell me that’s not worth $10.

Go check out our feature for more info on tonight’s festivities (ticket contest is over btw). Nuff chat, on with the tunes »

Boiler Room sets from Soulmind, Sarah Farina & Through My Speakers Crew

Been waiting for these to get uploaded!

I first discovered Berlin’s Through My Speakers crew via the yung goddess Sarah Farina. I was pretty dang pleased when they got their own Boiler Room showcase last month (I’m guessing their excellent summer compilation NURNED.01 had something to do with it).

Only then did I realize that one of the members of TMS, Soulmind, was the same Soulmind who made one of the most beautiful, moving mixes of bass music I’ve ever heard (Over Distant Mountains: A Year In Bass Music). I posted rather effusively about it back when it dropped but hadn’t heard much from dude since then. I guess he was busy linking up with my future favorite DJs.

It’s completely unsurprising then that Soulmind’s BR set was fantastic. Impeccable mixing and selection, climaxing with the teklife classic All I do is (smoke trees) into a completely facemelting juke edit of DJ Shadow’s masterpiece Midnight in a Perfect World. Extra special s/o to whoever was doing the video mix right then; the shot of the setting sun over Berlin’s skyline was a really nice touch.

While all the sets were great, I was also particularly moved by Le Feu’s set. She goes so goddamned hard, clearly giving no fucks that the sun is way out:

And also Sarah Farina’s second, and hopefully not last set on BRTV. Switching it up from her last set which was mostly 160, here she has a ton of fun mashing things up in the 130 range:

Finally just wanted to give one more a s/o to another TMS member, She’s Drunk. His tune Pull Up is a dancefloor weapon in the vein of Pearson Sound’s Blanked or Tessela’s immortal Hackney Parrot. It’s also a free DL from mixmag so go grab dat.

For more goodness from Berlin’s Through My Speakers crew make sure to follow them on Soundcloud!

Etch Guestmix For Dismantle Rinse.fm

Packed with breaky goodness, slow jungle and 130ish Keysound kinda stuff – if you loved Hackney Parrot, you’ll love this. Featuring unreleased tracks from Wen and Parris (who destroyed at the Reconstrvct before last), Facta and Epoch (who are playing the next one and the one after that, respectively) and loads of Etch originals. This is my favorite strain of bass music right now and god bless Reconstrvct for bringing it to us when almost no one else is (but hey Luke, could you book Etch in year 3 pretty please???)

Tracklisting:
Etch & Parris – Different Angles
Etch – Sphynx
Facta – Zodiak
Etch – Solidified
Epoch – Babylon
Etch – Stargate
Wen – Galactic
Etch – Chemotaxis
Etch, E.m.m.a & Parris – Purgatory
Acre – City
Wen – It’s Alot
El-B – Bubble (Dub)
PulseCode – Get Large (Circula Remix)
Etch – The Foundation
Wagon Christ – Toomorrow
Etch – Triptych
DJ Rashad – Only One
Source Direct – Different Groove

Win 2 tickets to Oneman and Jerome LOL at the Panther Room tomorrow!

Our homies at MeanRed know that we’re big fans of Oneman over here at Wompblog, and have graciously bequeathed us two tickets for his show tomorrow night at the Panther Room. We’re giving them away to a lucky reader – could it be YOU!?

To win, just sign up for the WompList below with your email (if you’re already a member, just email us). It’s our friday email listing of the NYC bass music events, with top picks for the weekend and everything announced for the next few months. It’s also the only way to get in on exclusive ticket giveaways (like this one), reduced lists and other cool perks. We’ll pick a winner at 5PM on Wednesday and announce it shortly thereafter.

Once you’re on the WompList, you can double your chances of winning by tweeting about the contest (more on that below).

Step 1: Enter with your email

Everyone who signs up for the WompList before Wednesday, May 7th, 5PM EST will be entered to win 2 tickets to the show (your name will be on the list at the door with a +1, so find a date).

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Edit as you see fit, just make sure to include the hashtags #womplist, the usernames  @djoneman and @jeromeLOL, and the bit.ly link to this page. Everyone who tweets something like that will get a second entry in the drawing for the tickets.

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Tickets are courtesy of MeanRed. Winner will be on the guestlist with a +1, so they and a guest will get entry free of charge. Winner will be required to show photo ID (event is 21+).

WOMPLIST 86: Butterz: Swindle, Elijah & Skilliam, Flava D, Royal T // DJ Rashad, Ikonika, Dr. Jeep // DarkDisco: Kaytranada, Sango // Bunker: Voices from the Lake, Clay Wilson // Archie Pelago // Vitamin B

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FRIDAY, MARCH 14

Secret Guests/Butterz Preparty: Kozee, The Orator, Secret Guest at TBA Brooklyn [6-11PM/FREE]
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Descent & RBMA pres: BUTTERZ US Tour ft. Swindle, Elijah, Skilliam, Royal-T, Flava D, Subset at Slake [10PM/FREEwRSVP/$10adv]
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The Bunker 002/003 Release Party: Voices from the Lake (extended live set), Clay Wilson, Bryan Kasenic at Output, Portable, Mike Servito and Wrecked in the Panther Room [10PM-5AM/$20-25]
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Vitamin B: Beatslappaz (Perth, AUS), Nate Dark, barney Iller, Tektite, Tim the Enchanter, plus Tinseltown, Eric Wallace and Adi at The Paper Box [10PM-5AM/$15-20]
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SATURDAY, MARCH 15

DJ Rashad, Ikonika, Dr Jeep at Cameo Gallery [12AM/$15-20]
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Dark Disco: Kaytranada, Sango, STWO, DKDS at 88 Palace [11PM/$15-20]
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LEVEL: Archie Pelago, Georgia Dust, Andrew Devlon, more tba at Bizarre BK [11PM/FREE]
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Preview Dusk & Blackdown’s Set at Reconstrvct with their latest

dusk blackdown reconstrvct preview doctor jeep twitter

Wondering what Dusk & Blackdown’s set at the next Reconstrvct is gonna be like? Well thanks to the internet chutzpah of Dr. Jeep, we now know that their latest rinse.fm show should be a decent preview. No embed but you can download it at their blog, just hit the big purple download link.

Tracklist looks to be full of treats, including new Wen (that’s not on the new album), new faves like Caski & Moleskin, and some sincerely crazy new bits from known badmen Damu and Etch.

Tracklist:
E.m.m.a. “Candy Stripe” [unreleased]
Caski “Tunnel Music” [unreleased]
My Nu Leng “Masterplan ft. Fox” [Black Butter]
Wen & Parris “Mori” [unreleased]
Brunks “Exit” [unreleased]
Mista Men “Dread” [unreleased]
Cliques “CHRO” [unreleased]
Hodge “Renegades” [forthcoming dnuoS ytiviL]
Damu “No Pain, No Gain” [unreleased]
Dusk + Blackdown “Drenched (Facta remix)” [unreleased]
Atlas “Polar” [unreleased]
Lamont “Far Away” [unreleased]
Facta “Quince” [unreleased]
Gantz ft. Rider Shafique “I&I” [forthcoming Deep Medi]
Luke Benjamin “Buddha Flow” [unreleased]
Riffs “Black Sound” [unreleased]
Etch “Champion Dancehall” [unreleased]
Dcult “Crawler” [unreleased]
Charlux “Neck Snap” [unreleased]
Korma “Springblade” [unreleased]
Underclass “Rinse Compressor (Epoch’s FTS Remix)” [unreleased]
P Money “Mad (Wen remix)” [unreleased]
Prince Rapid “Prince” [forthcoming]
Kakarot “Port Harcourt (Shriekin’ Specialist’s Orchestral Maximalism Bongo Remix VIP)” [unreleased]
Moleskin “Imagination Pulse” [unreleased]
Fresh Paul “Tranquilisers” [unreleased]

Luke Benjamin “Cold Roads” [unreleased]
Amen Ra “Yielding” [unreleased]
Luke Benjamin “No Light” [unreleased]
Double Helix “2000 Dust” [unreleased]
Double Helix “Untitled”[unreleased]

Chainless “Artifacts” [unreleased]
Wiley “Samename (Colder Refix ((Logos Step 20 vocal)) [unreleased]
Murlo “Bowed” [unreleased]
Ruff Sqwad “R U Double F (Shriekin’ Specialist Remake)” [unreleased]
Low Deep “Cheeky Violin (Arctic mix)” [unreleased]
Logos “Atlanta 96 Rework” [unreleased]

Our favorite Annie Mac mixes + reduced list for tonight at Panther Room

Goddamn I love Annie Mac. As the deep pop-house thing has blown up over the last year, Annie has proven herself to be a true tastemaker in the nascent genre. With her regular BBC1 show, her weekly Free Music Monday downloads and especially with her finely constructed mixes, she effortlessly sifts out the true gems from an endless sea of drivel. If I’ve had a soulful, poppy house/bass tune stuck in my head over the last year, there’s an 90% probability it came from one of her mixes.

So, naturally I implore all of you reading this to get your asses out to the Panther Room at Output tonight for her first NYC gig in ages (the last time she was here was Mixpak Halloween in 2011). She’ll be playing in the intimate Panther Room tonight at Output with hometown heroes Jubilee and Alex English supporting.

To help get your ass on the floor, we got access to the reduced list at the door tonight, so you’ll pay less than everyone else to get in and get down. Just send your FULL NAME to wompblog@gmail.com before 7:30PM tonight, and we’ll make sure you get on. To make it even EASIER, you can just enter your name in the form below – this will not only get us your name for the reduced list at the door, but also subscribe you to the WompList, a weekly email where you’ll find out about all the best upcoming bass music shows in NYC (and get more sweet hookups like this one).

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WOMPLIST 85: T&B w\ Shadow Child, Plastician, Worthy, Dub Stuy w\ TDF and Alpha Steppas, DJ Technics, Tony Quattro, Broke City, GHE20G0TH1K, Cibo Matto

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FRIDAY, MARCH 7

Verboten x Trouble & Bass: Shadow Child, Worthy, Plastician, Curses!, Star Eyes, DKDS, Doctor Jeep at The Paper Box [10PM/$20]

3 massive headliners and an allstar support lineup make this one of the best bass music events this year. Shadow Child has been steadily defining the intersection of house and bass ever since his anthemic “String Thing” started popping up in mixes nearly 2 years ago. Since then, he’s been cranking out amazing remixes and originals, and his rinse.fm show consistantly highlights the most exciting new voices in house & bass music.

Plastician and Trouble & Bass go way back – he played at their 4th and 5th year anniversaries, they put out his Start, Select, Reset EP in 2012. Both have consistantly been early supporters of a lot of unique voices in grime, dubstep and heavy bass. Plastician has been there since the beginning of grime and dubstep, starting with pirate radio in London in the early 2000s. He’s still one of the strongest voices in the genre, between his rinse.fm show and the long-running Sounds that Speak volumes mix series (the next one comes out in May, last year’s is after the jump).

Worthy is a key member of the Dirtybird family (also home to Shadow Child) for several years now, but last year he really became a household name with his ubiquitous tune “Dip”. Last time he was out here for the first T&B/Verboten party at Sullivan Room. He kept bodies moving fervently until late with his “future booty-house”

But what really makes this a first-class party is the banging support lineup. Curses! is the dark-techno alias of T&B cofounder Drop The Lime. He recently started another label with DKDS, Safer at Night as an outlet for all that sexy afterhours stuff. DKDS you probably know from their opening sets at Dark Disco, but they also hold down countless late night parties around the city, and just put out their first single on Trouble & Bass (stream it after the jump). Star Eyes, another core member of T&B, always throws down smoldering sets packed with grime, acid and heavy bass. Maybe if we’re lucky she’ll even break out some old school DnB sounds from her early junglist days. And finally, our boy Doctor Jeep. We’ve been telling you how fantastic this dude is since before he ever had a proper release out, and now he’s about to drop his second record with T&B (the ravey Vortex EP – hear it after the jump)

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SHADOW CITY: Rogue Vogue, Tony Quattro, La Fitz at Glasslands [11:30PM/$8-15]

Shadow City is a long-running UK party, focusing on forward thinking garage, techno and bass, with a special emphasis on vibes. Couldn’t be happier to have some more of that in NYC – welcome to your new home guys!


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BROKE CITY: Cream Dream, Sleepyhead, Figgy, Dunes, Chris Patrick at Bizarre Brooklyn [10PM/FREE]

A house-centric special edition of Broke City with affiliate Cream Dream guesting, and SOUP’s Chris Patrick also joining the residents. You won’t find a better free party in all the five boros.

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GHE20G0TH1K x QWEENBEAT: MikeQ, Byrell the Great, Venus X, $hayne, False Witness, Special Guests at RSVP for location [10PM/$10-15]

GG teams up with MikeQ’s Qweenbeat label for a ballroom special – there will be a $200 vogueing competition (but you gotta wear all black). Plus #KUNQ prophet False Witness and special guests.


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SATURDAY, MARCH 8

Discovery x Mutual Dreaming: DJ Technics, Beautiful Swimmers, Aurora Halal (live), Free Magic & Faso at Glasslands [11:30PM/$10-15]

Bmore legend DJ Techniques headlines the collaborative party along with euphoric retro house from Beautiful Swimmers. Discovery residents Free Magic & Faso will bring the opening vibes, while Mutual Dreaming brings their usual otherworldly decor and a live hardware set from founder Aurora Halal.

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ECHO CHAMBER: Tour de Force ft Brother Culture (Battle Cry LP Launch), Alpha Steppa (Steppas – LDN), Queen Majesty, Bakir b2b Yola at The Paperbox [10PM/$15-20]

We’ve been supporting Dub Stuy’s parties from Day 1, but now we’re thrilled to also support them as a record label. This fourth edition of Echo Chamber will also serve as a release party for the first LP on the DUB STUY Label, Tour De Force’s Battle Cry LP (hear it after the jump). They’ll be performing with frequent UK-based collaborator, MC Brother Culture. Also from the UK, Alpha Steppas will be bringing their rootswise dubstep that fits perfectly with the Dub Stuy aesthetic. Queen Majesty will bring her deep crates of dub 45s to warm things up. This will also be the debut of Grand Ancestor Sound, a collaboration between TUBA’s Bakir and DC’s Yola (who runs the DC dub/step party and radio show Computa Age).

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Cibo Matto, Buffalo Daughter at Brooklyn Bowl [8PM/$20]

A second chance to catch CIbo Matto, if you missed their sold out Valentines show at LPR!


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WOMPLIST 84: Thriftworks & Sinjin Hawke, DJ Rashad & DJ Spinn, Kingdom & Ma Nguzu, Peanut Butter Wolf & Jonwayne, Laurel Halo & M.E.S.H. & PAN, Space Jam

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28

Thriftworks (SF), Sinjin Hawke, special guest, P. Morris, Subset, M!NT at SRB Brooklyn [10PM/15-20$]

We’re giving away 2 tickets to this show! Enter HERE before 6PM!

Thriftworks is one of the most unique voices in US bass music. In trying to describe his music, I’ve made up the following genres: bog-tech, skeksi club, avant druid, dagobah wave, insectno, dreamtime bass. Just listen to this live set and you’ll get what I’m trying to say. This is intensely organic music, made by someone who clearly spends a lot of time in nature.

While Thriftworks came up as a producer in the Bay Area glitch-hop scene, his music bears only the vaguest resemblance to his peers – Eskmo is the closest, but there’s still a vast gulf between them. His beats are definitely wonky, glitchy and backed up by some very rubbery bass. But there’s an definitively mystical quality to his work. And not in that obvious, fractal-loving, post-psytrance way that so many glitch-hop artists have adopted after enough time on hallucinogens. Imagine if Yoda had an MPC and a field recorder, and you’re getting close. Never one to fuck with a label, Thrifworks has self-released 6 full albums of amazing music since 2010, and you can hear it all at his bandcamp.

Co-headlining is Sinjin Hawke, who is about as different from Thriftworks as two white male producers can get. If Thriftworks is the mystic in the woods, worshipping plant gods and decomposition, Sinjin is the mystic of the city, exalting the entire pantheon of club styles and everything neon and steel and artificial. His latest mix for i-D mag makes that clear. From his collaborations with MikeQ that pretty much out-HudMo HudMo, to his 3d mapped visuals with Zora Jones, to his penchant for footwork and jersey club, this is the entire urban experience put in a space-blender and whipped to a fine froth.

Supporting you’ve got Subset, one of NYC’s hardest working bass music DJs. His BASSment Saturdays party skews towards Brostep in terms of headliners, but dude plays an phenomenal variety of subgenres in his sets, and with an extremely keen ear for moving the crowd (srsly guys, click that link). Also supporting is P.Morris, (formerly MORRI$), the Philly Night SLugs and Fade to Mind affiliate who recently rebooted his identity with the his first full length album, Debut. It’s an intensely hazy, emotional, and refreshingly non-aggro take on the 2013’s RnBass sounds. Hear the whole thing in a continuous mix here.
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One Step Beyond: DJ Rashad & DJ Spinn, Nick Catchdubs at the Museum of Natural History [9PM-1AM/$25-30]
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LOST SOUL: Alex from Queens, Personator, R Gamble, Scallywag at Wreck Room [10PM/FREE]
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SATURDAY, MARCH 1

Kingdom, Venus X, Ma Nguzu at Tribeca Grand Studios [10PM/$10]
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Laurel Halo, M.E.S.H., Bill Kouligas, Physical Therapy at Baby’s All Right [12AM/$10-12]
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DIAL IN: Space Jam, Evan Michael, Big Soft, Jesse Rudoy at the Call Box [10PM/FREE]
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That BASS Party: Metabeing, Motto, DJ Dirty Dick, Jedi at the Plank Bar [11PM/$FREE]
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SUNDAY, MARCH 2

Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton Tour: Peanut Butter Wolf, J. Rocc, Jonwayne, Knxwledge at Music Hall of WIlliamsburg [8PM/$18-20]
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Win 2 Tickets to Thriftworks, Sinjin Hawke, P Morris and Subset Friday SRB

Thanks to our homies at PatchworkNYC, we once again have 2 tickets to giveaway to the best bass music show in NYC this weekend. Two of the most singular voices in US bass music, Thriftworks and Sinjin Hawke. Plus a very special secret guest headliner that I can assure you is JUST AS BIG OF A DEAL as those two. Oh yeah, plus P. Morris and Subset, two local legends in the Philly and NYC scenes respectively.

To win, just enter your email below to get the WompList, our friday email listing of the NYC bass music events. We recommend top picks for the weekend, and the next few months. It’s also the only way to get in on exclusive ticket giveaways (like this one), reduced lists and other cool perks. We’ll pick a winner randomly at 5PM today.

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WOMPLIST 83: Digital Mystikz, Stuck On Earth, Four Tet & Martyn, Contakt, Reinforced, Rinsed, Exmag & Skytree, XXYYXX, Tiki Disco & Soul Clap

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21

REINFORCED: Raw Q, Trigon, Valerie Molano, Tunafase at Leftfield [11PM/$5]
Serious bass music on a reinforced system, downstairs at Leftfield. Drum n bass, dubstep, jungle, and trap are all guaranteed, with an outside chance of grime. Just $5 to catch some of NYC’s hardest working heavy bass DJs.
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Soul Clap all night, Tiki Disco in the Panther Room at Output [10PM/$20]
Two of NYC’s most renowned DJ collectives take over the two rooms of Output for the duration of the evening. Soul Clap will be in the main room with euphoric house, and the Tiki Disco dudes will keep the Panther Room burning with their ecstatic disco selections.
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CHILL Benefit: XXYYXX, Giraffage, Purple at NYU E&L Auditorium 4th Floor [7PM/$7]
R-n-Bass is a stupid genre name, but it does a good job of summing up the aesthetic of this show. XXYYXX, Giraffage and newcomer Purple all make blunted beats steeped in 90s nostalgia for Aaliyah, Alicia and Destiny’s Child. A benefit for CHILL, an organization that “provides opportunities for at-risk youth to build self-esteem and life skills through board sports”. Tickets are available to the general public at NYU Ticket Central, 566 Laguardia Place.
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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22

STUCK ON EARTH REUNION: Photek, Derrick Carter, Adam F, Doc Martin, Empress, Bad Boy Bill, Frankie Bones, Dave Schichman, Love & Logic, BP2 DJs at Sankeys [9PM-7AM/$25+]
Reunion for the epic 90s rave crew STUCK ON EARTH, celebrating 20 years of existence. A lot of parties boast “gods” of certain genres – this one has the entire goddamned pantheon. The main room of Sankeys will host the house deities  Derrick Carter, Frankie Bones, Bad Boy Bill and Doc Martin, while DnB demigods Photek, Adam F and Empress hold down room 2. 7 legendary headliners, 2 rooms, and 10 hours make this totally worth $40.
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Four Tet, Martyn (live!), Anthony Naples at Terminal 5 [9PM/$25]
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Glitterball: Pixelife, Contakt, Facets at The Graham [10PM/FREE]
Glitterball, a blog much like this one (but more focused on house and techno) started throwing parties this year. We’re pleased to see them pioneering a new venue like the Graham and also making their parties the ultimate in affordable. Turrbotax resident Contakt guests alongside Pixelife (who hits our sweetspot for oddball house and techno in this mix) and Facets.
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Exmag, Skytree, Esseks at Cameo Gallery [12AM/$10-15]
Exmag is a future funk/soul supergroup helmed by bisco fave Gramatik – if you’ve enjoyed the stuff we post by B.Bravo and Taku, then you’ll be into this. Yes, there are guitars, but there’s also synths a plenty and beats that slap. You can stream their full album on soundcloud (but you have to be wearing sunglasses… trust me) and we also highly recommend their extremely sexy, super-funky Valentines mix. Psychadelic, glitchy beats from Skytree and Esseks will warm things up.
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RINSED x Vase Club: Jacques Greene, Morgan Geist, Dan Wender & Blacky II at secret location [11PM-6AM/$25]
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SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23

SPLICE: Globular Cluster, Chris Ianuzzi, Morgan Freeman, DJ Shakey (live!), Maxx Klaxon at Solas 232 E 9th St [8PM-1AM/FREE]
Experimental, live electronica by Warper party alums, including organizer DJ Shakey, who will be debuting her totally amazing/absurd, custom built VOLTAXE controller (you basically have to click that link if you like controllerism – you’ve never seen anything like it). Plus loads of VJs, including 3d projections. All for free, and early enough to catch another show later.
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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24

DEEP SPACE x DIGITAL MYSTIKZ: Mala, Coki, plus Francois K at Cielo [9PM/$15-20]
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Rone Live in the Boiler Room, see him at Glasslands April 3rd

Thrilled to have just added a new date to the calendar for Rone, the French electronica maester. He’ll be appearing at Glasslands Thursday, April 3rd. Rone’s music resembles Jon Hopkins – textured, spacey electronica that straddles house and techno – but the mood is closer to the bouncey, neon optimism of Lone’s recent singles.

Hopefully he’ll be playing a live set, like he did in this amazing 40 minutes he turned out for a the recent Nuits Sonores takeover of the Boiler Room.  Tracklist courtesy of  1001 Tracklists, which is a ridiculous rabbit hole for any DJ.

 
 
Tracklist:

01min Rone – Bye Bye Macadam
05min Rone – Flesh
10min Rone – Let’s Go (Wild Edit)
13min Rone – So So So
20min ID – ID
23min Rone – Fugu Kiss (Live Edit)
26min Rone – King Of Batoofam
32min Rone – Beast (Live Edit)
37min Rone – Bora Vocal
39min Rone – Parade

Win 2 Tickets to Dark Disco Tonight with Joker, MartyParty, DKDS, Tanner Caldwell and Max Mischief

Just got word that we’ve got 2 tickets to giveaway to Meanred’s Dark Disco tonight, featuring the triumphant return of Joker. It’s a bit last minute (normally we like to hype it on twitter for a few days) so this one will be for the heads who are paying attention.

To win, just enter your email below to get the WompList, our friday email about the best bass music shows in NYC. We recommend top picks for the weekend, and the next few months. It’s also the only way to get in on exclusive ticket giveaways (like this one), reduced lists and other cool perks. We’ll pick a winner randomly at 5PM Saturday.

Once you’re on the WompList, you can double your chances of winning by tweeting about the contest (more on that below).

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Contest closes at 5PM EST on Saturday, February 8th. 1 Winner will be chosen randomly. Winner will be notified via email and/or twitter. Winner must respond within 1 hour to claim their prize, or another winner will be chosen

Tickets are courtesy of MeanRed and our friends at PatchworkNYC. Winner will be on the house list with a +1, so they and a guest will get entry free of charge. Winner may be required to show photo ID (event is 21+).

WOMPLIST 81: Joker & Marty Party, The Mast & Archie Pelago, Egyptrixx live A/V, The Range, Claude Von Stroke, Broke City, Esta & Elaquent, John Talabot, Nire

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7

EGYPTRIXX (live a/v debut), Sinden, Judge Wise at Glasslands [11:30PM/$12-15]
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Claude Von Stroke, Justin Jay, Mr. C and Noel Jackson at Output [10PM/$20-25]
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FIXED: John Talabot, Shit Robot, JDH & Dave P at SRB Brooklyn [10PM-6AM/$15-20]
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BROKE CITY: Mess Kid, Shams, Neuport, Figgy, Sleepyhead, poolboy92, Dunes at Bizarre BK [10PM/FREE]
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Nire PLUR ALLURE Mixtape Release Party: Poolboy92, Ynfynyt Scroll, Haruka Salt, Will Gates, Nanicastle at The Flat [10PM/$5]
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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8

DARK DISCO: Joker, MartyParty, Max Mischief, Tanner Caldwell, DKDS at 88 Palace [11PM/$15-25]
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The Mast, Archie Pelago, special guests at Mercury Lounge [11:30PM/$10]
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The Range at Baby’s All Right [8PM-12/$10-12]
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THERMOCLINE: Esta, Elaquent, The Whooligan, Nire, Cabo Blanco, Jason Scott at Wallplay [10PM/$20-25]
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SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9

Teengirl Fantasy, L-vis 1990 at Cameo Gallery [8PM/$12-15]
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Strand’s ‘Bankstaz Paradise’ pays tribute to G-funk with skronky beats and horns

Bankstaz Paradise is some of the freshest shit I’ve heard in a minute. Spanish producer Strand delivers 6 tracks full of Afrobeat horns and skronky beats reminiscent of Fulgeance. Oh, and an Om Unit remix. How can you not hit play? According to the description,

he had two ideas in mind: paying homage to G-funk and Gangsta Rap (drawing a parallel between the gangstaz and bankstaz of the current Spanish economic crisis) and working with a soul-afrobeat horn section which was conveniently named The Financial Horns.

Love G-funk and I love the way he’s updated it and tied it in with current events. You can preorder the wax over at Bandcamp, this is out Feb 17 on Lovemonk.

WOMPLIST 80: Mixpak Jubilee Release Party, Ryan Hemsworth & Nadus at MHOW, Mr. Saturday, Bareskin at Rinsed, Policy at Bossa Nova, Break Science, Thunder Gumbo, Felichen

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FRIDAY, JANUARY 31

MIXPAK: Jubilee (Release Party), Star Eyes, Burt Fox, Dubbel Dutch, Dre Skull, The Large at The Call Box [10PM/FREE]

Release Party for Jubilee’s single Pull Ova/1-95 single, out this week on Mixpak. It’s a slammin pair of Miami Bass tracks, already receiving play at Fabric, Boiler Room and many more fine outlets. Longtime collaborators Star Eyes (of Trouble&Bass) and Burt Fox guest. Star Eyes will no doubt bring some heavy bass (as Troublemakers are wont to do) and Burt Fox has promised a “super miami set” in tribute to Jubilee’s musical heritage. The rest of the Mixpak crew will be slinging their meanest riddims as well. The Call Box is kinda out there (around the corner from Steel Drums) but with Mixpak’s devoted following, no cover and such a well-liked guest of honor, this one is gonna pack out.


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RINSED: Bareskin (Hypercolour – UK), Jamie Antonelli, Dan Wender, Blacky II at secret location tba [11PM-6AM/$10-25]

Rinsed is taking a gamble with this one, bringing out a pair of basically unknown producers to headline. But they’ve become such an institution over the last two years that I’m fairly certain that won’t hurt their turnout. Bareskin (cue Mary Anne Hobbs voice) is just 19 years old but has already played all over the UK and Europe. His tunes are the kind of magical UK club material that can make 3-4am last forever (unnecessary in this instance as Rinsed goes till 6). Syrupy garage house, chopped Rnb vocals, and some warehousey 303s – it’s kinda like Boddika by way of Jacques Greene.


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Year of the Future: Honey Jaws, Dis Fig, KeekeeKud at Pianos [1-4AM/FREE]

A newer party devoted to exactly our kind of bass music – the flyer promises garage, footwork, grime, house, dubstep and more – check the promo mix. It’s a weird slot, 1-4am at Pianos, but that also makes for a nice focused party. Resident DJ Dis Fig aka Felichen is definitely a badgyal on the decks – I’ve been lurking her soundcloud quite a bit and every single one of her mixes is on point in terms of both mixing and selection. She seems equally at home with footwork, house/techno and uk bass and hip hop. This is also the DJ debut of Honey Jaws (on right at 1am), who you may recognize from the front fucking row of every good bass show we rep.


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Lets Play House: Policy, Paul Raffaele, Drew Heffron at Bossa Nova Civic Club [10PM/FREE]
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Ryan Hemsworth, WET, Nadus at Music Hall of WIlliamsburg[9PM/$15-20]
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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1

Mr Saturday Night at Glasslands [11:30PM/$20]

The friendliest house & techno party ever is trying on Glasslands for size while their normal venue is on hiatus. They’ll be bringing in their own soundsystem and transforming the space to make things suitably special. This one is also sold out, but there will be some tickets at the door. Mr. Saturday has a very devoted following and there’s not a ton going on in terms of house/techno this night, so if you do want to get a ticket you had better outside at 11:15.


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Break Science, Paul Basic at Bowery Ballroom [9PM/$15]

Brooklyn-based duo Break Science make some excellent, semi-ragey glitch hop and dubstep. It’s obviously aimed at the Bisco set (especially given their latest release being on Pretty Lights Music) but this also satisfies my craving for Glitch Mob-style west coast turrbocrunk. They’ve been touring their live set heavily for years, so you can expect a pretty tight show.


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Thunder Gumbo’s FREEZINGMAN: Joro Boro, Bekim, Tinseltown, Pony, 2Melo, Dynasty Electric, many more at Paper Box [9PM/$10-15]
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WOMPLIST 79: Channel One, Starkey, Turrbotax, Stanton Warriors, Que Bajo, Justin Martin, Dunes, Tony Quattro & Subset

 Still from this great video of Channel One Soundsystem bringing the vibes. Catch them tonight at Dub-Stuy, details below.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 24

The Roots of Soundsystem: Channel One Soundsystem (UK), Downbeat the Ruler, Deadly Dragon Sound, Dub Stuy Allstars at The Paper Box [9PM/$15-20]
From the promoters:
“Dub-Stuy Records and Deadly Dragon Sound are excited to present UK legend and 2010 RBMA Culture Clash winner Channel One Sound System for the second edition of The Roots of Sound System. This quarterly party brings together top-selectors and sound systems from around the world to showcase a specific style of Jamaican music on the most appropriate format: Dub-Stuy’s hand-crafted 15,000W speaker stack. This ‘Roots & Culture’ edition will focus on roots reggae and UK dub with each performer digging deep into their vaults, playing some of their most vital records and rare dubplates. In addition to Channel One, the lineup features New York’s own Tony Screw a.k.a. Downbeat the Ruler, host emcee Screechy Dan, and both Deadly Dragon and Dub-Stuy crew.”
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Vitamin B presents: Stanton Warriors plus Tektite, Barney Iller, Tim The Enchanter at SRB Brooklyn [10PM/$15-25]
It’s not an overstatement to say Stanton Warriors are gods of breaks. Pioneering the sound at the dawn of the 2000s and keeping it strong throughout the years, Vitamin B must be thrilled to have them back. The Warriors’ sets are notable for being packed with their own exclusive edits of classic tunes from other genres. Their skill in flipping underground house vocals, and classic hip hop samples and even pop riffs over breaks is truly unparalleled, creating a tension between familiarity and novelty that keeps dancefloors burning.
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QUE BAJO: Chief Boima, Uproot Andy & Geko Jones at TBA Brooklyn [10PM/$11]
Years moombahton became a thing, Que Bajo was pushing tropical bass sounds in basements all over NYC. Showcasing little-known electronic music from Latin America as well as creating fresh blends of traditional latin music and NYC club sounds, Que Bajo was arguably the first global bass club night. Still going strong and now incorporating worldwide sounds, the latest party flyer boasts “african house, azonto, kizomba, kuduro”. I’m not going to front like I’ve ever heard of the middle two, but african house has blown up in the UK over the last year. NYC as a whole hasn’t caught on, but as always, Uproot Andy and Geko Jones are way ahead of the curve.
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Justin Martin, Alex English, RekLES at Webster Hall [11PM/$15]
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REAL/TALK: Dunes, KLM, E.Feld, Juris at Cameo Gallery [10PM/$5wRSVP]
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SATURDAY, JANUARY 25

TURRBOTAX: Blondes (live!), MGUN, Contakt, Space Jam, C-Sick, Rem Koolhaus, Mayster at Glasslands [11:30PM/$8-10]
While Turrbotax hasn’t had a regular interval since leaving The Cove (rip), the parties have, if anything, increased in quality as they hop venues. For the first Turrbotax of 2014, they’ve got a live performance from analog wunderkids Blondes and raw-as-fuck house and techno from MGUN. Blondes have been so ubiquitous in NYC that I honestly kinda slept on them until this year. No more! Hear their most recent LP, Swisher, on youtube, and their self titled on soundcloud. Their spacey, ecstatic dance music has a rare bodily quality that comes, I think, from their gear-centric production. It’s kinda like the spacey, dubby parts of disco went off and started their own diva-free colony.
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Bassment Saturdays: Starkey, Subset at Webster Hall [10PM/$10]
Where do you even begin with Starkey? He was the only American that Mary Anne Hobbs invited for her seminal Dubstep Wars radio special in 2008. His long-running sub.fm show introduced me to EPROM, amongst many, many other life-changing producers. But it’s his original production work is that is truly exquisite. Starkey executes releases on a conceptual level that few other producers can even fathom – his LPs, Ear Drums and Black Holes (2010, Planet Mu) and Orbits (2011, Civil Music) are bass music soundtracks for sci-fi epics (as are the EPs in between – Stars, Space Traitor vol 1 and 2, Open the Pod Bay Doors, and Command). Whether the beats are grime, dubstep, trap or just cinematic ambiance, Starkey’s sound is a stunning reminder of what bass music can be.
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SUNDAY, JANUARY 26

Live For Live Music Spa Party: Tony Quattro, Subset, Poolboy92, Hiyawatha b2b Gizmo at Body By Brooklyn [9:30-2AM/$22]
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Toilet Room 001 with Paleman

A good natured parody of Boiler Room based in Sydney, Australia. Follow them on faceberk here and YouTube here. First one is an hour+ of grimey, garagey house and bass music from Paleman. Goddamn that dude needs to come to the US!

Talk about taking the piss (for once that expression works on both sides of the pond… almost).

Tracklist:
Yonurican – Boriken Soul
Wad – Pearson Sound
Unknown – Unknown
Press Up – Mosca
Nyiduonge Drums – Owiny Sigoma Band
Boddika – Soul What
Randomer – Bring
Paleman & New York Transit Authority – Drones
9T8 – Dusky
Brett Jacobs – El Hadu
Doc Daneeka – Walk on In
Zed Bias & Terror Danjah – Telepathy
Legwork – Life Is Shower (Dubspeeka Mix1)
Zed Bias – Couchlife
Trusta – Bulletproof
Pearson Sound – Untitled
Lil Silva – One Twenty
Mushy – Tech 101
Boddika – Heat
Four Tet – Kool FM (Champion Remix)
Paleman – The Day
Ben Pearce – Pale Ale
Alfred Taylor – Akagi

WOMPLIST 78: Terrence Parker at Output, Floating Points, Jessy Lanza, DJ Craze & Codes, Riton, Disclosure, KJ Sawka

FRIDAY, JANUARY 17

Levon Vincent, DJ QU, Dakini9, Terrence Parker, DJ Spider at Output [10PM/$20]
It’s not up for debate – Terrence Parker is one of the best DJs in the world. His remarkably active, editorial approach to mixing will make you wonder why all other DJs are so damn lazy. Joining him you’ve got Spider and Dakini9 from Plan B, one of Jersey’s best techno labels, as well as big name NY house guys Levon Vincent and DJ Qu.
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Jessy Lanza (Hyperdub), The Drum at Glasslands [8-11:30PM/$10]
The US debut of vocalist/producer Jessy Lanza, who put out one of Hyperdub’s most interesting releases ever this year. Blending R&B, bass music, shoegaze and experimental pop, Pull My Hair Back is an utterly entrancing album.
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You’re A Melody: Floating Points, Phil South, Love on the Run at Glasslands Gallery [11:30PM/$12]
You’re A Melody is Floating Point’s disco, funk & soul party – check the manifesto mix he did. So while there probably won’t be a whole lot of bass music happening, knowing FP’s impeccable taste and deep crates, this is definitely worth checking out.
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Yo! BP2 DnB: Bryan Gee, Rene LaVice, Liondub, Double Dragon, Meshugs, hosted by MC T.R.A.C. at the Paper Box [10PM/$20-25]
Serious lineup of D&B – Bryan Gee founded V recordings with Jumping Jack Frost TWENTY YEARS AGO, and they’re going stronger than ever. Ram Recordings Rene LaVice will be joining from Toronto, and Brooklyn heavyweight Liondub will also be throwing down.
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SATURDAY, JANUARY 18

NIGHT PEOPLE: Riton (Ed Banger), Blu Jemz, Lloydski at Le Bain [10PM/FREE]
Riton is a French electro producer with tremendous versatility. His Can’t Stop The Clock mix shows off his original production, bootlegging a bunch of his favorite tracks (I LOVE his Jeremih remix, which has zero trap despite being entitled “trap house”) . But his most recent mix really took me by surprise, because it’s packed end-to-end with UK Bass; dark warehouse breaks from faves like Special Request, Tessela, Randomer and Etch. I’m guessing he’ll probably play less underground to the Le Bain crowd, but anything could happen.
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Jessy Lanza (Hyperdub – UK) at Mercury Lounge [11:30PM/$10]
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Disclosure (DJ Set), Samo Sound Boy, Jubilee at Output, FIXED in the Panther Room [10PM/$20-30]
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Bassment Saturdays: KJ Sawka, Subset at Webster Hall Bassment [10PM/$10-20]
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SUNDAY, JANUARY 19

SLOW ROAST RECORDS PRESENTS: Kill the Noise, DJ Craze, Codes at Music Hall of Williamsburg [9PM/$18-25]
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Win 2 Tickets to INPUT Thursday with Dark Sky, Graze, Detroit Swindle and Heathered Pearls

We’re stoked to be giving away 2 tickets to Output’s ridiculous lineup Thursday; UK tech-house trio Dark Sky, a live set of hybrid bass/techno/house from Graze, and soul-steeped deep house from Detroit Swindle. Check out the tunes on out feature event page. And if you don’t win the tickets, we still got a reduced list for $10 off at the door!

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GRAZE
Much like our faves Sepalcure, Graze is two fairly different producers, both well established in very different scenes. Christian Anderson (who you may know as future-bass producer XI) and techno veteran Adam Marshall met when Anderson put out a record on Marshall’s New Kanada label and the musical chemistry was immediately apparent. You can pretty much read the story in New Kanada’s release sheets; NK34 is an XI record with an Adam Marshall remix, and later that year NK42 is the first Graze EP. It was a promising hybrid of techno, house and bass tropes, but it was their LP that really got me on board.  Infectious, driving tunes that balance bedroom production details with big room aspirations.

Dark Sky
Dark Sky is just as big of a deal to us. The UK trio makes quintessential UK Bass music. Their 2012 Black Rainbows EP on Black Acre was my intro to what I thought was tech house, and lead me to believe the genre was a lot more interesting than it actually was. Turns out this is pretty wild, garage-y tech-house. Dark, funky tunes that brutalize dancefloors. But Dark Sky has many facets, and their In Brackets EP for Brooklyn’s own Mr. Saturday Night label displays a more cinematic, downtempo-influenced approach. It wouldn’t sound out of place mixed between Four Tet and label-mates Archie Pelago.


WOMPLIST 76: Egyptrixx, Kim Ann Foxman & Archie Pelago, The Bunker 11 Year: Silent Servant, Regis, Mr. Ties & more, Isaac Tichauer

 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 3

Egyptrixx (DJ Set), Evan Michael, Judge Wise at Cameo Gallery Basement [10PM/$5wRSVP]
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SATURDAY, JANUARY 4

Kim Ann Foxman, Archie Pelago, Nooka Jones at Glasslands [11:30PM/$10]
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The Bunker 11 Year: Silent Servant (live), Regis, Mike Servito, Bryan Kasenic, Heartthrob, Mr. Ties, Ryan Smith & Ron Like Hell at Output [10PM-6AM/$15-25]
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Isaac Tichauer, Rlly Tho, Alex English, Jergo at Slake [10PM/FREEwRSVP]
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Joker is BACK with Head Top EP, 2 collabs with Swindle and a Biggie flip

It’s been a long road for Joker. His initial run of incendiary singles (’07-’10) set up impossibly high expectations for a college-aged kid. After a disappointing 2011 debut album, mired by mediocre vocal tracks and overt commercial aspirations, Joker didn’t release anything for a year. When he finally did, it was a Sega-inspired chiptune mini-album that honestly felt like a petulant ‘fuck you’ to everyone that expected more purple dubstep. Like he was saying ‘oh, you didn’t like my commercial album? Well I’m going to go play with my toys’.

I never gave up hope though. And recently he uploaded some fresh tracks that satisfy fans of his old material while showing some meaningful evolution as an artist. 2 months ago, he put up a free download called Arabian Nights, a laid-back 140 beat with those trademark layered synths. Then a month ago, a new 4 tracker, the Head Top EP, embedded below.

These tracks are everything I loved about Joker, but with some exciting new directions. Jazzy production touches, more variations in beat structure, and adventurous new synth timbres all build on his classic sound.  It’s notable how skillfully he’s incorporated overtly 8-bit patches into his lush production (this is especially apparent on the first two tracks, Mr Miyagi and Mario Ting). While his sega album sounded like an electronic music period piece, this new EP is clearly looking forward. In combination with the 80s cultural references in the track names, they play as an effective (if not particularly subtle) homage to his roots.

Two weeks ago, two more tracks appeared on his soundcloud – collaborations with Swindle that showcase two synth geniuses at the top of their game.

But what really brought it home for me was this NYE upload, a flip of the classic Biggie Smalls vocal from Juicy.

Once again, the classic Joker sound is in full effect. If anything his synths sound even more bombastic than usual, while his use of negative space in the beat makes for delicious tension and release. And then there’s that wonky handclap that sound like something out of FlyLo’s book. Taking all this new material in aggregate, I have to conclude that Joker is back.

And there couldn’t be a better time for it, with an upcoming NYC show at Meanred’s Dark Disco on Saturday, February 8th (co-headlined by MartyParty). And oh yeah, we’ll be giving away a pair of tickets to that, so make sure you’re following us on twitter or subscribed to the WompList for your chance to win.

WOMPLIST 75 NYE Edition: Astronautico x Broke City, Lit City, The Bunker, Machinedance Afterz, Mutual Dreaming & Tsunami Bass, Verboten, We Are 2014, Camouflage, Bossa Nova, Glitterball

So it’s a little more than seven hours until 2013 is over, and you STILL haven’t figured out what the fuck you’re doing tonight. Or you have, but want a backup plan in case it sucks/sells out/gets shut down or your friends get wasted early. Or you just looooooooove FOMO. Whatever brings you here, we’re happy to present to you our picks for some great bass music on NYE in NYC tonight, listed in order of how much we had to say about them.

Astronautico x Broke City NYE: MACHINE DRUM, Dubbel Dutch, Jubilee, Obey City, Figgy, Sleepyhead, Michael Jukeson, Dunes, Paul Jones at Steel Drums [10PM-6AM/$25-30]

**UPDATE** Machinedrum has been announced as the special guest.

Two of our favorite bass music parties team up to bring in the new year right. Dubbel Dutch and Jubilee headline – these two get so much play here, they’re practically the resident DJs for WompBlog. But it’s for good reason – tbh they’re the most relevant bass music DJs in NYC. Put on either of these mixes – the latest from Jubilee and Dubbel Dutch – and picture yourself tearing it up on the floor after the big countdown. If that’s something you can picture easily, then this is the party for you. Headliners play from 1-4.

In addition to tons of house, expect an excellent variety of other sounds; grime, jersey club, jungle, footwork, and Prince are all likely. Maybe even all in the same tune. Located in north east corner of Williamsburg, Steel Drums is a bit of a hike from the nearest subway, but it’s a quick cab ride from anywhere in the Williamsburg area. $25 presales available, $30 Door.
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LIT CITY NYE: DJ Spinn & Secret Guest, Traxman b2b L-Vis 1990, DJ Tiga, Nick Hook, J-Cush, Durban, TCJ at 285 KENT [10PM/$20-25]
Lit City always throws a banging party (and I can personally testify to how banging their last NYE was) but this one is extra special for a number of reasons. Notably, it’s the first (and possibly last) party at 285 Kent since news of it’s probable closing, so the end-of-the-world vibes will be strong (and it will definitely pack out early). DJ Spinn and a secret guest will be going b2b (our money is on it being DJ Rashad) while Traxman and L-vis 1990 will go b2b for what could be an epic ghetto house set. Two slept-on geniuses, Jersey club bandit DJ Tiga and local celebrity Nick Hook, also guest. At $20, this is a steal. Limited tickets will be available at the door, so get there a little before 10 if you want in.
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The Bunker Limited NYE: Bee Mask (live), Mark Verbos (live), Bryan Kasenic, Patrick Russel, Clay Wilson at Trans Pecos 915 Wyckoff Avenue [10-6AM/$30 adv tix ONLY]
The Bunker, antithesis to everything that sucks in NYC dance music. No recording or photos allowed, no trendy venues, no tickets sold at the door. The music, as always, will be a cornucopia of techno including live sets from the venerated Bee Mask and Mark Verbos, and DJ sets from founder Bryan Kasenic, the always-badass Patrick Russel and Clay Wilson.  Advanced tickets at required for entry, and strictly limited to 150 (and as of this writing, some are still left) . Located as far as is reasonable from the inevitable shit shows of trendy neighborhoods.
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WE ARE 2014: THE HACKER, Gesaffelstein, Brodinski, Para One, Tony Quattro, Jaw Jam, Branchez, Arnold, Matt FX, Sophia MA lots more at Slake [8PM-8AM/$100+]

**UPDATE** THE HACKER has been announced as the special guest.

One of the only overpriced parties we’ll support, because it’s a hell of a lineup, 3 rooms with great sound, and it’s going till 8am. Ok, the current price of $100 is an unconscionable amount to pay for a party, but the first round of presales were $50 and that was kinda totally worth it.  Gessafelstein and Brodinski (of Bromance Records) and Para One (Sound Pelligrino) headline with their various breeds of party-techno and electro-tinged house. But what really brings this home is the super-deep lineup of WompBlog-approved producers and DJs: Branchez, Tony Quattro, Jaw Jam and the whole Tribes and Bass Squad crews curating the side rooms.
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MUTUAL DREAMING NYE: Florian Kupfer, DJ Sotofett & Madteo, Ital, Entro Senestre, Tsunami Bass Sound at Shea Stadium [10PM/$20-30]
Mutual Dreaming has had a great 2013, building a solid reputation on some weird-ass, bangin techno parties featuring parachutes, so I’m willing to bet their last minute addition to the NYE options is gonna be awesome. East w’burg DIY venue Shea Stadium isn’t known for it’s great sound, but Tsunami Bass Experience is bringing in their peerless system for the night, so everything will sound pristine with monstrous low-end.
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Verboten NYE: Lee Burridge, Maya Jane Coles, Alex Arnout, Eats Everything, Maher Daniel, Gab Rhome, Star Eyes, DKDS, surprise guest [10PM-8AM/$50-90]
Adv tix sold out, some available at door. Set Times have been announced, Alex Arnout added as special guest going b2b with Maya Jane Coles at 11:30.
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CAMOUFLAGE NYE: Arii Atarii, Christian Bruna, Frank Clementi, Lemar Soulflower, Raw Q, Sameer, Tommy Etzi at Cantina Royale [10PM/$20-40]
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MACHINE DANCE AFTERS: L-Vis 1990, Joakim, Dubbel Dutch, Jubilee, Lit City Allstars, Thugsithlord at 1040 Metropolitan [5AM-Noon/$20]
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Galcher Lustwerk, Dust, Jacky Sommer, Umfang at Bossa Nova Civic Club [10PM/FREE]
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GLITTERBALL NYE: Pixelife, Trap.Avoid, William, Jesse Rudoy, Project Matt, Ex Ex Ex, Nicholas Choptoe, Facets at The Graham [10PM-10AM/$10-15]
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Mykki Blanco, DJ Rashad, Boychild, DJ Larry B, T.E.A.M.S., Ian Isiah, Jungle Pussy, Princess Nokia, Michael Magnan at Gramercy Theatre [8PM/$30]
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CANCELLED: GHE20G0TH1K NYE 🙁
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Anyone who complains that people don’t dance in NYC has obviously never been to Soul Summit

Every summer in Fort Green Park, Soul Summit sets the bar for what constitutes a good dance party. Some of the fiercest dancing you’ll ever see, from people of every age, shape and color. Next time someone is being a jaded douche about how people in NYC don’t dance no more, show them this.

House Dancers at Soul Summit Brooklyn 2013 from noemariles.com on Vimeo.

WOMPLIST 74: Lakim, Andre Power & Whiskers Po, Jubilee & Pictureplane, Astronomar & Tony Quattro at BASSment

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20

THERMOCLINE Soulection Takeover: Lakim, Andre Power, Whiskers Po, Cabo Blanco, Ghost Hunna at Breadbox 291 Kent [10PM/$5-10]
Soulection is an LA-based, worldwide music collective slinging soulful beats with fuzzy genre boundaries. Hip-hop, soul and house all figure prominently. You can hear all that and more on their weekly radio show. Founder Andre Power and rising star Lakim (whose remixes are totally addictive) will be representing. Local support from Whiskers Po (love his Decempurr 2013 mix, full of funky house, jersey-ish club and future rnb shit), beats from Cabo Blanco and Ghost Hunna opening the night. Rum & redbull open bar from 10-11. Free-to-$5 with RSVP, $10 without.

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Vitamin B Dirty Christmas: DJ Icon (SF), Yental Beats, Orion Keyser, Barney Iller, Tektite, Tim the Enchanter at SRB Brooklyn [10PM-5AM/$10-20]
The last Vitamin B of the year goes balls out. DJ Icon from SF headlines, and while her sound goes full-on EDM at points, she’s also got a deep commitment to breaks (in the grand tradition of Stanton Warriors) and will hopefully lean in that direction. NYC native Yental Beats balances that with a masterful take on tech house that weaves in 15 years of NYC dancefloor knowledge. Disorients’ Orion Keyser also guests.

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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21

BASSMENT Saturdays: Astronomar, Tony Quattro, Chris Bullen, Subset at Webster Hall Studio [11PM-4:30AM/$10]
The most booty-tastic Bassment Saturday lineup maybe ever. Astronomar’s cheeky untrapped edits are one of the best things to ever come form the Mad Decent camp, and his remixes are a testament to how creative you can still be with club music. Tunes like this Branchez remix are why Tony Quattro gets endless love from us, and if you’ve ever seen him perform live you know that nobody brings more enthusiasm to the decks.  Check out this recent rinse.fm guestmix; he just GETS IT.

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BAD Blood Records Xmas: Spank Rock (DJ Set), Pictureplane (DJ Set), Jubilee, Cunt Mafia at Glasslands [11:30PM/$12]
TBH I have no idea what Spank Rock spins, but his production has always been tight so I’m guessing it’s worthwhile. Pictureplane and Jubilee, however, are two absolute jewels of the NYC bass music scene. Jubilee always gets asses shaking, whether it’s via Miami bass, grime, tropical sounds or just an expertly-deployed Ciara track. And Pictureplane’s occult, often-dissonant, psychedelic club aesthetic probably sounds like it could induce demon migraines on your laptop speakers, but at 3am in a DIY venue it can be absolutely brilliant.

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WOMPLIST 73: DJ Madd, Mixpak vs Thread, Nguzunguzu, Rinsed Live, Discovery vs I Love Vinyl, Tony Quattro, Kraddy, Love & Light

Sorry kids, no time for writeups this week. But you’ve got a buttload of great options, especially Saturday. Also be sure to check out our extensive list of NYE bass music recommendations!

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13

LAZERPOP: Nguzunguzu, L-Vis 1990 at Glasslands [10PM/$10]
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RINSED 3 Year pt III: Populette (live!), Beto Cravioto (live!), Aurora Halal (live!), Sky White Tiger (live!), Sycorax (live!), N’Conduit (live!), RINSED (live!) at secret location [12-7AM/$10-25]
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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14

Subverse & Deeper present: DJ Madd, Rozi, I.N.I., Max Mischief, Valerie Molano at 287 Spring St [9PM/$10]
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Mixpak vs Thread: Dre Skull, Nadus, Jubilee, Ezrakh, Dubbel Dutch, DJ Reck, DJ Michael 5000 at 285 Kent [9PM/$10-15]
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Tony Quattro, Devon James, Kooli, special guests at Tutus [10PM/FREE]
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Discovery vs I Love Vinyl: Amir Abdullah, Scribe, The Twilite Tone, OP!, Jon Oliver, Ge-ology, Faso, Free Magic at Glasslands [11:30PM/$10]
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COSMIC MIRROR: Love and Light, Kraddy, An-ten-nae, Black 22s, Reda Briki, Anthony Mansfield, Connie, lots more at tba near atlantic ave BK [9:30PM/$25-55]
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WOMPLIST 72: Om Unit & Machinedrum, Reconstrvct, DJ Manny & DJ Uniique, The Range & Obey City, Crystal Waters

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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6

The Range, Obey City, Octo Octa at Glasslands [11:30PM/$10]
Never mad about another opportunity to see the Range, the stupendously talented juke producer from Rhode Island. His Nonfiction LP is one of the best things that came out this year – read our extended gushings here. His live sets keep the audience engaged with plenty of rap and r&b over super fresh beats. Obey City is another big draw for us; his eclectic DJ sets excel in both fun and funk, pulling equally from underground bass music as well as classic r&b. His latest mix for Ssense is a tour-de-force in following the groove in ones heart instead of genre labels. Octo Octa fills out the lineup with his raw house sounds.
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LIT CITY RAVE: DJ Manny, DJ Uniique, J-Cush, Durban, TCJ at 285 Kent [12AM/$10-12]
Lit City always brings the heat. Special guests for this one are the Chi’s own DJ Manny, and Jersey Club postergirl DJ Uniique. DJ Manny is a core member of the world-rocking Teklife crew (here’s a mix), with a lean, funky approach to footwork. Uniique has had a breakout year, and it’s definitely because of her show-stealing DJ sets. Bringing ballistic energy and a keen ear for fresh flips of anthemic club tracks, DJ Uniique is not to be missed. Residents J-Cush and Durban are joined by yung Teklife affiliate TCJ – his Grown Folks mix will knock your socks off, tearing through 30 unreleased tracks in 30 minutes.
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RINSED: Crystal Waters (live PA), Vanilla Ace, Braille, Dan Wender, Blacky II at secret location [12AM/$10-25]
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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7

Machinedrum Vapor City Live, Om Unit LP Release, Nick Hook, Body Language (DJ Set) at Music Hall of Williamsburg [9PM/$18-20]
WompBlog is stoked to announce that we’re giving away a pair of tickets to this show – details are all right here. Not only is this the NYC debut of Machinedrum’s Vapor City Live Tour, but it’s also the record release party for Om Unit’s truly outstanding Threads LP (out now on Civil Music). Both albums are some of the best bass music of the 2013, exploring the vast frontier of jungle, juke and all manner of nascent halftime mutations.

 The show also features Nick Hook, a DJ set from Body Language, and special guest, Brooklyn’s own Angelica Bess. Angelica sings in Body Language and on the third track of Vapor City, Center Your Love, which you can hear/see in this very nice Vapor City World Tour trailer.

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RECONSTRVCT: TMSV, IPman, Mock The Zuma, Deco, Joe Nice, True Nature at secret location [10PM/$20-35]
Nobody does it better than Reconstrvct. Now in their 3rd year, NYC’s seminal dubstep party always opens with True Nature and closes with Joe Nice (sans shoes) around 5 or 6am. In between, you’re treated to multiple international headliners on one of the most incredible soundsystems you’ll ever hear (and feel! those subs hit as low as 27hz!).

This time around, it’s TMSV from the Netherlands (I LOVE this mix by him), IPman from the UK, Mexico City’s Mock The Zuma and Atlanta-to-LA transplant Deco – those last 3 all have great interviews and mixes on BigUp if you follow the links. Location and set times will be announced via email, so make sure you pick up a presale ticket.

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Gorgon City, Trippy Turtle, Dan Wender b2b Blacky II, Alex English at Slake [10PM/FREEwRSVP]
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Win 2 tickets to see Machine Drum and Om Unit live in NYC this Saturday!

WompBlog is stoked to announce that we’re giving away a pair of tickets to the Machinedrum and Om Unit show at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Not only is this the NYC debut of Machinedrum’s Vapor City Live Tour, but it’s also the record release party for Om Unit’s truly outstanding Threads LP (out now on Civil Music). Both albums are some of the best bass music of the 2013, exploring the vast frontier of jungle, juke and all manner of nascent halftime mutations.

The show also features Nick Hook, a DJ set from Body Language, and special guest, Brooklyn’s own Angelica Bess. Angelica sings in Body Language and on the third track of Vapor City, Center Your Love, which you can hear/see in this very nice Vapor City World Tour trailer.

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WOMPLIST 71: Claude Young, V.I.V.E.K., Ben UFO, Darkside, Todd Edwards, Codes

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22

Darkside, Justin Miller at Glasslands [10PM/$20]
Minimal beats and blues guitar aren’t exactly what you’d call a natural combination, but Darkside pulls it off with aplomb. The project is a collaboration between Nico Jaar and guitarist Dave Harrington. This 11 minute track epitomizes their sound; thick atmospherics and extended ambient sections give way to plodding bass and soulful guitar plucking accented by hazey vocals. Much as I’d love to hate this, it’s actually a pretty compelling vision of future soul.
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BLKMARKET: Ben UFO, Marcellus Pittman, Taimur & Fahad at secret location [11PM/$25]
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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23

TOP PICK  CAPRICCIO: Claude Young (Detroit/Tokyo), Steve Summers, Patrick Russell, Alex from Queens, with reinforced sound at 285 Kent [11:59PM-6AM/$15]
Detroit techno pioneer Claude Young pulls from all corners of classic dance music – classic house and techno, disco & boogie as well as some choice contemporary sounds. He’s also an absolute beast on the turntables, cutting and mixing with a very involved, technical style that can really only be compared to Terrence Parker (with whom he did an amazing collab, the 4 Play EP).

Check out this live mix from the last time he played Capriccio in 2011. The sound quality is sub-par but combined with the crowd noise, you get a very visceral sense of what a great party it was. Here’s a better quality mix from his set last year at Honey Soundsystem. You can instantly tell this is a god at the controls. Lofi house maestro Steve Summers and Bunker-favorite Patrick Russell also guest alongside Capriccio founder & resident Alex from Queens. Super fantastic reinforced sound by Tony Andrews, designer of the Funktion-One.
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Todd Edwards, Studio Casual at Cameo Gallery [11:59PM/$17-20]
Todd the God returns to Brooklyn for an extended set at Cameo Gallery. I’m sure some kids there will just be waiting for that one song he did with Daft Punk, but personally I’m hoping he’ll lay down plenty of garage, the genre he pioneered. Been really vibing this week on these UK Garage mixes he’s got up on youtube. Classic stuff, and it’s always an educational expereince to be able to see the decks when a diety like Edwards is in control.
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Plastic Plates, Codes, Sean Glass at Russian & Turkish Baths 286 e 10th st [11PM/RSVP]
Disco, House and Disco-house in a steamy setting. Codes is always a solid bet for dancing – check out his absolutely smoldering set from last friday at Cielo. RSVP list is maxed but there may be tickets at the door after 12:30.
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Up Above: Soul Slinger, Sameer, Vinne, Soulflower, Bekim, The Loft Kid at Drom [10PM/$10]
A tip-off from our homie Bekim, who will be playing an early hip hop set. Lots of quality underground selectors specializing in booty-tastic house as well as early jungle/drum&bass. Admittedly I’d never heard of any of these guys, but their mixes are solid. Check out these sets from Loft Kid, Vinnie and my personal favorite, Sameer.
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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25

DEEP SPACE: V.I.V.E.K. (System Sound, Rinse.fm ✈ UK) EARLY SET, Francois K at Cielo [9PM/$10-20]
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Thump presents Paul Johnson at Output Thursday, here’s a quick primer from TURRBOTAX’s Space Jam

So Thump is doing nights a FREE night at Output which is pretty cool I guess? Honestly you had me at Star Eyes (of Trouble & Bass) and Free Magic (of Discovery). But the headliner, Paul Johnson is a legend of Chicago house, or so says his bio. But then again according to Star Eyes’s bio she’s a 22 year old West Coast junglist, lol. Honestly I only knew Paul’s name from having just seen it… on Thump (the plot thickens!) in Max Pearl’s excellent roundup of Dance Mania’s most sexually explicit ghetto house records.

So, I asked my local Chicago House authority, Space Jam of Turrbotax, if this guy was legit. And she said “I’d rather listen to Paul Johnson than Mozart”, and proceeded to hit me with a couple of her favorite PJ tunes.

So much soul in this tune. You can really hear the influence he had on Daft Punk here – this was the first tune of their 1997 BBC essential mix.

That “Feel My Motherfuckin Bass IN Your Face” vocal has recently come back into vogue, but now you know who sampled it first.

I love the way he chops the vocals in this one. 1994! Same year Todd Edwards first record came out – can’t help but wonder if a young Edwards heard this (Maybe being played by a young Todd Terry? Ok now I’m just writing house music fanfiction).

Anyway, it all goes down tonight at Output. You can get advance tickets for $15, or you can RSVP here for free admission (not the fb event).

Free DL: Chu – New Dae (Lakim Remix)

I got familiar with Lakim’s beats via his appearance this past friday alongside Doctor Jeep, DJ Hoodboi and Arnold at Planet Cognac’s show. Following him on soundcloud was a no-brainer, and my good taste was immediately rewarded when he posted this super-funky, stripped down house remix. That organ riff has been stuck in my head for 2 days so I figure I better post it. Even his dj drop is great. You can also grab a free download of this over at bandcamp. Looking forward to hearing a lot more from this guy, and hopefully he’ll be back in NYC soon.

WOMPLIST 70: DJ Assault, Daedelus, Jon Hopkins & Clark, Doctor Jeep, Future Brown, Fade to Mind x GHE20G0TH1K

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15

DJ Hoodboi, Lakim, Arnold, Doctor Jeep at Babys All Right [12AM/$10-15]
Headliner DJ Hoodboi is another one of those muchdiscussed anon Jersey Club producers – and we love us some club shit. But what makes this out top pick this week is a more-than-solid support lineup of producers doing awesome things with emerging genres. Lakim just put out an EP on the amazing electronic/soul label Soulection. It’s a spacious, jazzy and utterly fresh take on club music, and up for free d/l.

Arnold comes to us from LA, and while his music clearly owes much to trap, there’s nothing formulaic about it. His tunes have vibrant, dreamy lightness to them – pitched up vocals dominate, snare rolls trill off into infinity and there’s not a gun sample in earshot. Closer to ital-tek than UZ. Post trap? Outsider trap? Who knows but I fux with it. And Doctor Jeep is a staple of this blog for his ravey heavy bass, but lately he’s been fucking with producing at 170bpm. Check this interview he did with BYT about the show – he says he’ll be closing the night out, so expect some weirder stuff and deeper cuts.

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BROKE CITY: MIKE Q, Mess Kid, Sleepyhead, Poolboy92, Dunes at Bizarre Brooklyn [10PM/FREE]
Broke City is an event I always recommend to those looking for underground bass music in Brooklyn. The residents are all killer selectors and producers of house, beats, future bass etc etc.. But this time you also get two world-class DJs; ballroom god Mike Q and ultra-hustler Mess Kid, FOR FREE?!? Fuck outta here.

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ULTRAVELVET: Compton Chic, DJ Uniique, Mess Kid, Abdu Ali (live!), Quay Dash (live!) at Steel Drums [11PM-5AM/$5-10]
Ultravelvet earns a mention not only for their awesome guest curation (previously: Rizzla, Cakes da Killa and now our homies Mess Kid and Uniique) but for their amazing tumblr. Photos and gifs of the party will give you a better sense of the vibe than any writeup.

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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16

Daedelus, DJ Clap, YYU at 285 Kent [9PM/$12-15]
Daedelus is a magnificent weirdo and unrepentant genre-fucker. As a producer he wages a “war against cliche”. As a DJ he’s beyond adventurous, brilliantly pulling off blends that should never work. So it’s not surprising that his label, Magical Properties, has attracted similarly irreverent artists.  DJ Clap’s self-described ‘hyper-juke’ is a demonic hybrid of footwork played at happyhardcore-ish speeds – and yet it works. His mix for our homies at Cluster Mag earlier this year is definitely worth checking out. And the emminently un-googleable YYU’s ambient and found-sound compositions still manage to exude interest and a moody vibe.

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GHE20G0TH1K Fade to Mind Takeover: Nguzunguzu, Kingdom, DJ Big O, Venus X at tba [10PM/$10-15]
The hardest-to-describe-party meets the hardest-to-describe label for a feast of underground sounds that historians will struggle for decades to define. The icey beats of Nguzunguzu and Kingdom’s hard future/ hyper club sounds (see now I’m just mashing words together) will be contrasted by jersey club from DJ Big O and the usual unusual intercontinental grab bag from $hayne and Venus.

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Jon Hopkins, Clark, Nathan Fake at Santos Party Haus [7-10:20PM/$17-20]
There’s a reason Jon Hopkins keeps getting booked in NYC. Not only does he make strikingly accessible techno and electronica that’s both cerebral and soulful – his Immunity LP is going to dominate year end lists. But he also is a riveting live performer, using 3 kaoss pads to stunning effect (I said more about it here and there’s also a recent Boiler Room set to enjoy).

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SHADE – Detropia: DJ Assault, Mess Kid, Michael Magnan at secret location [12AM/$15]
The godfather of ghetto house, the don of detroit, the ayatollah of ass-n-titties… DJ Assault is worthy of many monikers. He’s also responsible for one of my favorite remixes of all time. This saturday he headlines Shade, a roving warehouse party that’s gotten loads of nice press lately (hopefully that hasn’t ruined it). Plus a THIRD appearance for Mess Kid on the list this weekend (that’s gotta be some kind of record).

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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17

Sunday Sessions: Future Brown (Fatima Al Qadiri, Nguzunguzu & J-Cush) at Moma PS1 [5PM/$12-15]

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WOMPLIST 69: BEMF Picks,Teki Latex, DJ Funk, Deekline, Distal, Clicks & Whistles, Lit City, Archie Pelago, DJ Sliink, Que Bajo 5 Year, Sweater Beats & Suzi Analogue

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8

Boiler Room x BEMF: Archie Pelago, Mike Servito & Patrick Russell, JDH & Dave P, Max McFerren  [7-10PM/badge-holders]
Just announced yesterday, BEMF and Boiler Room are going to be doing a collaborative show on Friday evening to kick off the first night of the festival. And we’re kvellin so hard that our boys Archie Pelago are headlining it! We’ve been saying it for a while here, but it’s nice to see that the curators of two such fine bass music institutions agree with us; Archie is one of the most compelling and innovative live dance music acts anywhere, and certainly in Brooklyn. In addition to the usual list-only door policy, BEMF 3-day badge holders can also attend for free.

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VITAMIN B 5 Year: Deekline, DJ Dane, Proxxy & Lantern, Tim The Enchanter, Tektite, Barney Iller at SRB Brooklyn [10PM-6AM/$15-20]

5th Birthday for NYC’s best (and only) breaks party. Deekline is coming back for another round after destroying the dancefloor earlier this year. Plus Washington DC’s breaks champions, Proxxy & Lantern, and DJ Dane in from the West Coast.

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LIT CITY RAVE: DJ Tiga, DJ Uniique, Dance System, J-Cush, Durban at Passions Lounge [10PM/$5-10]
Lit City moves to Passions Lounge, which is becoming quite the hot spot for bass music lately (they also hosted Night Slugs Halloween, and Variance with Silkie). Jersey Club from Tiga and Uniique, plus club workouts from Dance System and always the freshest dark, grimey beats from the residents.

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CLOUDNINE: Sweater Beats, Mursi, Helen Harris, Moneyworth, Suzi Analogue, hosted by Ponyio at the Paper Box [10PM/$15-20]
A brand new party from a crew called BANGCITY out of Montreal. We’ll give it a chance. Afterall, the lineup featuring the sweet, sexy r-n-bass music of Sweater Beats and also the talented Suzi Analogue – emcee, beatmaker and TokiMonsta collaborator. The other DJs will likely play some mix of rap, rnb and club tunes, or (if the twitter drama can be believed) perhaps even some grime.

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BEMF: Plastic Plates, Eli Escobar, Project Matt, Free Magic & Faso at Cameo Gallery [10PM/$10]
A joyful lineup of house, disco and boogie specialists. Plastic Plates nu-disco edits are justly famed, but the support lineup is nothing to sneeze at either – Tiki Disco’s Eli Escobar, Free Magic & Faso from Discovery Party, and longtime friend of MeanRed, Project Matt.

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BEMF x THREAD: DJ Sliink, Nadus, DJ Reck, Ezrakh, DJ Slow, Nick Hook at Glasslands [11:30PM/$15]

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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9

RINSED x BEMF Afters: DJ Funk, secret BEMF guests, Dan Wender, Blacky II at secret location tba [11:55PM/$10-25]
Official BEMF afterhours party from the Rinsed crew. The legend DJ Funk will headline, and we’re told the other secret guests are also heavily indebted to ghetto house.

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QUE BAJO 5 YEAR: DJ BLASS, Geko Jones, Uproot Andy at Le Poisson Rouge [11PM/$10-15]
The party that made tropical bass a thing turns 5 at LPR. Featuring headliner DJ Blass in from Puerto Rico.

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BEMF: Pete Tong, Nadastrom, Sinden, Salva, Doorly at 285 Kent [10PM/$20]

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BEMF: Actress at Music Hall of Williamsburg [9PM/$25]

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BEMF: The Magician, MANIK, Paul Raffaele at Villain [9PM/$30]

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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10

BEMF: Teki Latex, Star Slinger, Kastle, Distal, Different Sleep, Clicks & Whistles at Output [9PM/$15]
Definitely the festival highlight in our eyes. Teki Latex made a name for himself as the big personality in French rap group TTC, but his Sound Pellegrino label has made him a tastemaker in club music.  Star Slinger rules the blogs with his disco-y remixes, and his BEMF mix is a very good time. Kastle gets plenty of love from us, and he just dropped a new mix full of emotional, futuristic tunes indicative of the Symbols sound. But we’re most excited to see our Embassy boys, Distal and Clicks & Whistles – that label is one of the jewels of stateside bass music. They’re on early so don’t dawdle!

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BEMF: Kaytranada, Jerome LOL, Groundislava, Jubilee at Glasslands [11PM/$20]

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Win 2 Tickets to Bobby C Sound TV live glitch-hop AV tonight in W’burg!

Our homies at Nufunk have given us 2 tickets to giveaway for Bobby C Sound TV tonight in Williamsburg (more event info here). He’s a glitch-hop audio/visual artist – think Eclectic Method  but with visuals more fixated on psychedalia than pop culture references. Check out the video below, it’s a ton of fun. He’s supported by a great lineup of selectors from Vitamin B and Rubulad, spinning funky breaks, glitch hop and wobble house (Tektite, Shakey, Barney Iller, Quesquecest). The party is at Cantina Royal a great venue at N3rd between Wythe & Kent in Williamsburg, with high ceilings and projection mapped visuals all night.

To win the tickets, all you have to do is follow @womp_blog on twitter and retweet this:

Giving away 2 tickets for @BobbyCSoundTV in w’burg w\ @barneyiller @djshakey &more! Follow & RT to win http://wompblog.com/win-2-tickets-to-bobby-c-sound-tv-tonight/

Check out a taste of Bobby C below:

WOMPLIST 67 Halloween Special: Yolo Bear, Thriftworks, G Jones, DJ Funeral, Lazerdisk, Principal Dean, Beats Antique,

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25

Built By Meanred: DJ Yolo Bear, Brenmar, DJ Uniique, Nadus, DJ Tiga at 285 Kent [10PM/$10-12]
The anon producer making Jersey Club as DJ Yolo Bear finally makes his or her first official gig… or does he/she?! There are 2 other Yolo Bear gigs happening tonight, in the UK. Clearly some shenanigans are afoot. Regardless, Yolo Bear makes absolutely ridiculous club tunes, and if this rinse.fm guestmix is any indication, the bear can DJ too (Yolo Bear starts around 37:00). Brenmar supports with his signature sexy club styles, and as I understand it going b2b with some of the most legit Jersey Club producers out there – Uniique, Nadus and Tiga. Come see what all the fuss is about.

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Beats Antique, Ill-Esha, Sorne at Irving Plaza [9PM/$20]
Live “electro-acoustic gypsy hip-hop” outfit Beats Antique is a serious show. There’s an arsenal of stringed instruments, electronic drum kit and live sampling, dancers of the belly and fire variety, vocalists and on-stage summoning of dead gods. Their recent EP, Contraption Vol II is the best intro to their music, and includes their fantastic remix of Filastine’s Colony Collapse (another big fave of ours). Glitch-hop producer and vocalist Ill-Esha supports, as does collaborator Sorne. Will definitely sell out so get there early if you don’t have tickets aleady.

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LOST SOUL: Scallywag, Heidy Pinet, Alan Boomer, R Gamble at Wreck Room [10PM/FREE]
Free house and techno party at Bushwick’s favorite dive bar.

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26

TIGERMILK: Lazerdisk, Principal Dean, Travmatic & Marosy, Kuato, The Orator at TBA Brooklyn [10PM/FREE]

These guys actually do great writeups of their party, so I’ll let them take it away: “TIGERMILK is a dance party. A dance party that strives to present innovative, relatively mature dance music – that is, no car alarm bait music. So when our friends at LAZERDISK PARTY SEX (of Mad Decent/Dim Mak/Diplo fame) announced they were dropping the “Party Sex” from their name and moving away from the Moombahton and Brolectro bait music to pursue music more true to them (á la House & Disco), we welcomed them with open arms and invited them to conduct this holy sacrifice on our turntable alter in Brooklyn.

Joining them on-stage is HighOnBeats.com (ed note: and Wompblog!) favorite Principal Dean with his NYC debut (and apparently producing a House-oriented live set instead of his club/juke hybrids, to boot) as well as NYC nightlife icon & co-founder of Kaviar Disco Club, Travmatic with his long-time co-producer Marosy.”

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LIT CITY RAVE: DJ Funeral, Massacooramaan, Rizzla b2b False Witness, J-Cush, Durban at 285 Kent [11PM/$12]
DJ Funeral is the alias of a producer we know and love here on wompblog, but we aren’t gonna blow up their spot. Funeral’s style is dark, hybrid club music incorporating sounds of juke, jersey, vogue and spooky hip hop – this mix for Dis Magazine is a great primer, as is the new single Shutterbug. Massacooramaan also makes dark club music evocative of both dystopian scif-fi and ancient blood rites (here’s a mix). Both are perfect for a Halloween rave. And the godmotherfathers of KUNQ, Rizzla and False Witness, will be going b2b debuting a whole bunch of new material. As always Lit City is completely essential.

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lespectacle: Thriftworks (SF), Space Jesus, Supersillyus, Schlang Worldwide Secret Band, Technicolor Lenses, Blue Boy Productions, Digital Vagabond, eelko, The Hornitz at 80 Vernon Ave Bk [8PM/$30-40]
Thriftworks sounds like no-one else – his music practically demands made-up genre names. low slung bog-tech, space-wonk, buzzing robotic decay, music for sunken ballrooms, etc. He’s got loads of free releases on his bandcamp, all of them remarkably high quality. My favorite is either this year’s Terry D or his Rainmaker LP form last year, especially this track. Loads of local psychadelic dubstep/glitchhop/neurofunk producers supporting, notably Philly’s Space Jesus.

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Gemini & Scorpio Masquerade Macabre: Sxip Shirey & Adam Matta (Live JANK set), Pitchblak Brass Band, Joro Boro at Grand Harmony Restaurant [9PM/$20-50]
Gemini & Scorpio host the city’s most opulent underground parties, with ridiculous production design and immaculately costumed guests. Their musical selections are always on point too – Sxip Shirey makes stunning music from found objects. His JANK project, in collaboration with renowned beatboxer Adam Matta, turns it into a raging steampunk dance party. Pitchblak brass band plays hip-hop and dancehall with 10 pieces. And Joro Boro’s DJ sets are the stuff of legend – he calls it “post-national etno-tek”, I just call it insane eclecticism done right.

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BangOn! Warehouse of Horrors: Alex Metric, Just Blaze, G Jones, Revolvr, Joe Nice, J-Cush many more at 299 Meserole [9PM-6AM/$35-60]
BangOn doin it up with another 3 stage mini festival, complete with carnival rides, silent disco and ridiculous sound/lights. While the other stages focus on electro and deep hours, our homies at Patchwork have curated the bass music. Two of our absolute favorite residents get things popping; Lit City’s J-Cush on at midnight, and reconstrvct’s Joe Nice at 1:30. Then Just Blaze at 3 and G.Jones at 4. G.Jones is a name you might not be familiar with, but this Santa Cruz producer has put out tunes on our favorite european beat labels, Saturate and Robox Neotech. Check out this promo mix for his last EP – it’s crunk 808 bass music that transcends trap. Dubstep connoisseurs Max Mischief and Bekim take it till sunrise.
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Soultronica Vol 5 By Dj Eko [download]

The intersection of bass music and RnB is so hot right now. You’re probably familiar with the names making that sexy music – Kelela, Hemsworth, Kastle, Branchez and so forth. But finding the DJs who really understand that sound is a bit trickier. Fortunately, DJ Eko has it on lock.

Eko is an OG in the sexy bass music game, and her Soultronica mix series is THE definitive chronicle of it. Each one is a rosetta stone of tunes I’ve been hearing but haven’t been able to id. Volume 5 just dropped, and it might be my favorite yet. Perfect weekend listening, and download is enabled on soundcloud so go grab it while you can. Big up Eko, NYC is gonna miss ya.

SOULTRONICA 5

Niia : BTSTU
When Saints Go Machine : Iodine (Robin Hannibal rmx)
Giraffage : All That Matters
Tiny Hearts : Stay
Mikky Ekko : Pull Me Down (Ryan Hemsworth rmx)
Clicks & Whistles : Endo
JT : Cry Me A River (Esentrik & Scooter rmx)
Disclosure : Tenderly (Tom Wrecks rmx)
Atlantic Connection : Daydreaming With Tweet
Atu : The Duo (ft. Sango)
Cassie : All My Love (kk edit)
Miguel : All (Kastle rmx)
Toddla T : Worst Enemy
Tuesday Born & Dnae: Wake (Two Inch Punch rmx)
Koreless : Lost in Tokyo
Ellie Goulding : Tesselate
IAMNOBODI : BDKMV (Clubcasa version)
Jermih : Rated R
Mutya, Keisha & Siobhan : Lay Down in Swimming Pools
Little Dragon : Ritual Union (Abjo refix)
Goapele : Right Here
Ta-Ku : I Love Beyonce
Frank Ocean : Thinkin’ bout You (Ryan Hemsworth rmx)
Party Next Door : Wus Good/Curious
The Weeknd : Coming Down (Sango rmx)
Basecamp : Emmanuel
Mary J Blige : Just Fine (Da-P Remix)
VXNYL : Make You Feel Like That

Womplist 66: Silkie, The Range, Blue Sky Black Death, Traxman, Kelela, MTHR Inc, Murderbot, Ghostly Showcase, Broke City

The Womplist is a weekly roundup of what’s really good in NYC bass music this weekend. Stay up on all the latest by following @womp_blog on twitter and/or by signing up for the mailing list (which goes out every friday afternoon).

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18

Blue Sky Black Death, Sister Crayon, The Range at Cameo Gallery [12AM/$12-15]
The Range is a phenomenally talented bass music producer from Rhode Island. His Nonfiction LP (jointly released this week by Donkey Pitch & Project Mooncircle) is one of the most rewarding, compelling listens of 2013 – stream it here. His vivid, introspective broken beats and organic sound palette recall the more optimistic moments of early DJ Shadow (who, incidentally, was dropping tracks by The Range during his infamous “too future” DJ Set at Mansion Miami). He’s also resident at Astronautico, one of our favorite parties for their consistently great taste in underground beats and fearless embrace of the experimental.

The headliner, Blue Sky Black Death, has a cinematic approach to hip hop beatmaking that long since left genre boundaries in the rearview. While they are more than capable of making everything from drone to apocalyptic trap to synth pop, their music is most ambitious when they head off into their own inner worlds – sounding more like Godspeed than anyone still making “instrumental” hip hop.

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MTHR INC: L-Vis 1990, Haleek Maul, Ital (DJ Set), Color Plus, Prism House at Steel Drums [11PM/$12-15]
Warehouse party with king slug L-vis 1990, avant rap from Haleek Maul and experimental bass music from Ital, Color Plus and Prism House. Those first two get plenty of press but the rest of the lineup deserves some elucidation too. Ital’s live set is hard techno but his DJ sets skews a little bit more towards house. I’m a big fan of Color Plus’s lush, technicolor beat productions, and while I’ve never seen him spin but a recent mix shows a great selection of bass music from hyperdub, night slugs and clek clek boom – all faves around here. And the duo Prism House just can’t be chained down to a tempo – they are the essence of experimental. But their vibe tends towards moody, noisey and cathartic.  If Dj sets are just getting a little too predictable for you, this is the place to be.

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GHOSTLY Unofficial CMJ: Com Truise, Joel Ford, Lord Raja, Heathered Pearls, Patrick Russell, Nitemoves, Contakt at Output [10PM/$10]
Synthy delights and atmospheric vibes abound in this lineup from one of the most tasteful labels in bass music. Comtruise analogue night driving music will sound like sex on that system, and the rest of the Ghostly lineup will no doubt keep things classy. Special shoutout to our homie and Turrbotax founder Contakt for his 3rd appearance behind the decks at Output.

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Vibe is Right: Fatik, Hirshi, Stephen Silvestri, C-Sick, Mambisa at Over the Eight [10PM/FREE]
House music all night long from some ace DJs. Curated by Turrbotax resident C-Sick, and featuring Hirshi of Archie Pelago, along with some other under-hyped selectors with deep crates. If you haven’t checked it out yet, Over the Eight has a great backroom with a big wooden dancefloor and nice sound. Plus no cover and a great beer selection makes this a great stop at any point in your night.

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Broke City: Blacky II, Stryker, Sleepyhead, Dunes, Poolboy92, D. Gookin at Bizarre Bushwick [10PM/FREE]
Rinsed founder Blacky II and Good Kids resident Stryker guest at Broke City. Sexy house music, jersey club, futuristic bass and frenetic beats in Bushwick. No cover and rad people.

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19

VARIANCE: Silkie (Deep Medi ✈ UK), Mike Q, True Nature, Max Mischief b2b I.N.I., Q-Mastah, Durban, Tripletrain, TCJ Teklife at TBA [10PM/$15-20]
The second party in the Variance series, this time featuring Silkie of Deep Medi fame. If you don’t know, Silkie Rose is kind of a god of soulful dubstep. If you like old school Joker, Swindle or Mala, well, those are mainstays of his sets. Every time I’ve seen/heard him spin it’s a revelation in what can be done at 140bpm. Check out this brand new live mix from him to get a sense of his style. Supporting is an allstar team of NYC bass music residents; Q-Mastah of Dub-stuy will bring us roots vibrations, Teklife’s TCJ, Durban and Tripletrain will up the 160 game, Max Mischief and INI from Subverse will slay some dubstep and/or DnB, and reconstrvct’s True Nature is deadly with any kind of dub. Ballroom King Mike Q headlines downstairs, making this 2 parties for the price of one.

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Pitchfork CMJ: Ryan Hemsworth, KELELA, Traxman, The Range, Jahiliyya Fields, Huerco S., Mas Ysa, J-Cush at 285 Kent [8PM/$10]
Hemsworth is cool, but the real stars here are the ones from the Lit City camp. Kelela headlined Lit City this past weekend, entrancing all present with her magical RnB-meets-future club sounds. Her CUT4ME mixtape, out last week on Night Slugs, is well worth your time.  Footwork pioneer Traxman will school the kids on real Chicago ghetto house and footwork. Plus Lit City resident J-Cush always has a bag full of grime dubs and unfuckwithable mixing skills. Plus this is also another opportunity to see The Range (see above).

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LAZERPOP CMJ: The Hood Internet, Chrissy Murderbot, E-603 at Glasslands [11:30PM/$15]
Dance music historian and juke/ghettotech enthusiast Chrissy Murderbot always throws down some serious future music, rooted in an encyclopedic understanding of the past.   Honestly tho, we have no fucks to give for mashup artists the Hood Internet and E-603.

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Silkie Mixes Bigup Podcast 75, spins Saturday at Variance in Brooklyn

Absolutely incredible new mix from Deep Medi legend Silkie. It’s a live set from a recent performance in Brazil, and doing double duty as Big Up Podcast #75.  If you don’t know, Silkie Rose is kind of a god of soulful dubstep. Every time I’ve seen/heard him spin it’s a revelation in what can be done at 140bpm. If you like Swindle or Mala or old school Joker, well, those are mainstays of his sets. You can see him headlining Saturday at Planet Cognac’s VARIANCE party at Passions Lounge in Brooklyn. Supporting is an allstar team of residents from all our favorite NYC bass music parties. Full lineup, tickets and more on our featured event page.

Bass Music at CMJ: The Wompblog Guide

While CMJ is traditionally a buzzfest for indie bands, there’s always some tight electronic music to be found as well. This year has been one of the best ever for bass music in NYC, with a groundswell of new producers, parties and venues pushing underground sounds. Naturally, quite a few have found their way into CMJ shows. As always, Wompblog has the scoop on what’s really worth your time.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17

AM Only CMJ Showcase: Oliver, Treasure Fingers, Just Blaze, Codes, Nick Catchdubs at Output [10PM/$10-20]
AM Only has quickly developed a reputation as the cool kids club of electronic music, repping the hippest, most commercially successful DJs to come out of the underground. So you can expect the scene (or “seen”) factor to be high here. That said,  this is an extremely dancey lineup. Codes has been a longtime favorite of ours, with his deft disco-house production and top-notch turntablism (displayed brilliantly in this mix). Oliver’s heavy, retro disco tunes are infectiously dancey. And Catchdubs is an incredibly talented and versatile DJ, capable of rocking any kind of dancefloor.
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DESCENT CMJ: Figgy, Tony Quattro, Sleepyhead, Kuato, Joe Safari, Driver, Bigears, Yada, Blysk at the Delancey [9PM/FREE]
This is the real NYC underground right here. Trouble & Bass signee Tony Quattro should be a familiar name to regular readers of this blog. Dude is everything I love in a bass music DJ – tight production, great mixing and selection, and he dances mega-hard behind the decks because he just loves this shit so much. Check his Rinse FM guestmix from two days ago, packed with ravey, chunky bassline hous. Figgy  has been quietly killing it with nonstop output of great remixes, pushing house music in lush, emotional directions. Sleepyhead is always quality. And Kuato is moving things in all the right directions, not only with his label, Partyguy Records but also as a resident of the newish Tigermilk party, an event series dedicated to innovative, dancey bass music.
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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18

Blue Sky Black Death, Sister Crayon, The Range at Cameo Gallery [12AM/$12-15]
The Range is a phenomenally talented bass music producer, whose Nonfiction LP is an revelintrospective recasting of broken beats. It’s one of the most rewarding, compelling listens of 2013 – stream it here. His vivid broken beats and knack for organic samples and instrumentation recall the more optimistic moments of early DJ Shadow (who, incidentally, was dropping tracks by The Range during his infamous “too future” DJ Set at Mansion Miami). He’s also resident at Astronautico, consistently one of our favorite parties for their great taste in underground beats and fearless embrace of the experimental. The headliner, Blue Sky Black Death, has a cinematic approach to hip hop beatmaking that long since left genre boundaries in the rearview. While they are more than capable of making everything from drone to apocalyptic trap to synth pop, their music is most ambitious when they head off into their own inner worlds – sounding more like Godspeed than anyone still making “instrumental” hip hop.
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GHOSTLY Unofficial CMJ: Com Truise, Joel Ford, Lord Raja, Heathered Pearls, Patrick Russell, Nitemoves, Contakt at Output [10PM/$10]
Synthy delights and atmospheric vibes abound in this lineup from one of the most tasteful labels in bass music. Comtruise analogue night driving music will sound like sex on that system, and the rest of the Ghostly lineup will no doubt keep things classy. Special shoutout to our homie and Turrbotax founder Contakt for his 3rd appearance behind the decks at Output.
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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19

Pitchfork CMJ: Ryan Hemsworth, KELELA, Traxman, The Range, Jahiliyya Fields, Huerco S., Mas Ysa, J-Cush at 285 Kent [8PM/$10]
Hemsworth is cool, but the real stars here are the ones from the Lit City camp. Kelela headlined Lit City this past weekend, entrancing all present with her magical RnB-meets-future club sounds. Her CUT4ME mixtape, out last week on Night Slugs, is well worth your time.  Footwork pioneer Traxman will school the kids on real Chicago ghetto house and footwork. Plus Lit City boss and resident J-Cush always has a bag full of grime dubs and undeniable mixing skills. Plus this is also another opportunity to see The Range (see above).
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LAZERPOP CMJ: The Hood Internet, Chrissy Murderbot, E-603 at Glasslands [11:30PM/$15]
Dance music historian and juke/ghettotech enthusiast Chrissy Murderbot always throws down some serious future music, rooted in an encyclopedic understanding of the past.   Honestly tho, we have no fucks to give for mashup artists the Hood Internet and E-603.
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WOMPLIST 65: Bonobo Live, Dub-Stuy with Roommate, Verboten: Claude VonStroke & J.Phlip, Lit City: Kelela & Dance System, Vitamin B: DJ Icey, Gold Panda

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11

VERBOTEN: Claude VonStroke, J. Phlip, Greenhaven at Highline Ballroom [11PM-6AM/$20-30]
Dirtybird founder Claude VonStroke and core member J.Phlip will bring their trademark bouncey, funky house music to the typically techno-leaning Verboten party. I caught J.Phlip at a Trouble & Bass party a few months back and she is a hell of a fuckin DJ. Verboten posted set times – Greenhaven opens from 11 to 12:30, then J.Phip till 2am, which means VonStroke potentially gets a FOUR HOUR set?! Bonkers.
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VITAMIN B: Dj Icey, Tektite, Tim The Enchanter, Barney Iller at SRB Brooklyn [10PM/$10-15]
Brooklyn’s premier breaks party brings out DJ Icey, a legend of Miami Bass. The residents will throw down their tasty mix of nu-funk, breaks, bassline house and midtempo party music. WOULD YOU LIKE TO KNOW MORE? Then check out this recording of resident Barney Iller’s set from the July party. It’s SO MUCH FUN.
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Gold Panda (live!), Slow Magic, Voices of Black at Webster Hall [7PM/$17-20]
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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12

LIT CITY RAVE: Kelela (LP Release), Dance System, J-Cush, Durban, special guests at 285 Kent [11PM/$12]
Lit City headliner this month is RnB vocalist Kelela, celebrating her new LP on Fade to Mind. Listen to the whole thing here – her sinuous vocals doin great things over futuristic club tracks from the absurdly talented Night Slugs/Fade To Mind fam. Plus Dance System, a night slugs founders’ high tempo, workout inspired club constructions, a special guest, and the massively talented residents Durban and J-Cush. Lit City never disappoints.
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Bonobo (FULL LIVE BAND) at Terminal 5 [7PM/SOLD OUT]
Bonobo’s full live band is not to be missed. Check this video, an opening medley of old and new favorites featuring live strings, horns and Simon himself banging out beats on the MPC. Shit gives me CHILLS, every time. Unsurprisingly this is a sold out show, but there’s plenty of folks hocking tix on craigslist and the facebook if you’ve got the mettle.
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ECHO CHAMBER: Roommate (SF), Digitaldubs (Brazil), Chuk Le Garcon, 187 Sound at The Paper Box [9PM/$15-20]
Another high grade lineup from the Dub-Stuy crew. San Franciscan Roommate has been putting out futuristic dub, and rootsy dubstep for 10 years now as himself, half of Babylon System and via the many labels he’s helped to run. Check out his mix of all original productions featuring legendary vocalists like Sizzla, Daddy Freddy and Dub-Stuy veteran Brother Culture. Joining him is Brazillian sound system crew Digitaldubs, live hop hop beats from Chuk Le Garcon, and newly minted Dub Stuy resident 187sound.
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Bonobo (DJ Set), Alex English, special guests at Slake [10PM/$15-20]
If you missed the early live show, you can still catch Bonobo throwing down a DJ set at the official afterparty later that night. The man is a truly, truly excellent DJ, keeping things on a general jazzy house tip but with plenty of marvelous curveballs and his own productions as well.
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WOMPLIST 64: Fixed 9 Year, Cyril Hahn & Hemsworth, Drop The Lime & J-Cush, Filastine, DJ Craze, Subverse: Demon & Biome

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4

BOMBEAT: Filastine (Live!), Nickodemus, 2Melo, Thornato, Atropolis at Drom [12AM/$10]
Filastine is a producer and multi-instrumentalist who makes globally-oriented bass music as his critique of globalization. I wrote about him back in March of last year when his incredible video for Colony Collapse came out. Kinda sounds like Beats Antique but with the dystopian brutality of Lorn. Filastine goes on at 12, followed by global dance party from Nickodemus and the Cumba Mela DJs.
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FIXED 9th ANNIVERSARY: Waze & Odyssey, Midland, South London Ordnance, JDH & Dave P at Sullivan Room [10PM/$20]
Going all out for their 9 year, Fixed has put together an epic lineup of dance music, including Turrbotax Alum South London Ordnance and UK Bass allstar Midland. Not to mention headliners Waze & Odyssey, who crank out dancefloor oriented house with a definite nostalgic flair. Check out their two recent mixes for Boiler Room and Warehouse Project. 4 headliners flown in from the UK + 9 yeasr of one of NYCs most reliable dance parties = pure boogie. Dancing shoes only for this one.
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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5

DARK DISCO: Cyril Hahn, Ryan Hemsworth, Henry Krinkle, DKDS at 88 Palace [10PM/$15-25]
Cyril Hahn blew the fuck up this year with his brilliant, idiosyncratic house remixes (I still can’t pick between his Destiny’s Child one or his Solange one). But now that he’s moved into original productions, it’s clear that his pitch-perfect pop sensibility isn’t limited to interpretation. Touring with the Ryan Hemsworth, whose sexy beats are similarly infused with pop (as well as Rnb and rap) is a brilliant move. And Dark Disco is the perfect host for their NYC gig.
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SUBVERSE: Demon & Biome (UK), I.N.I., M ax Mischief at 287 Spring [10PM/$17-25]
Super heavy old school dubstep from the Subverse crew, in an intimate Soho location. I got to know Biome’s music through his chill, expansive work released on Deep Heads. But he’s got a whole other side of more aggressive tearout tunes that have come out through M.U.D. Label boss Demon returns for his second outing with Subverse – check out his live set from the debut. It’s a perfectly paced dubstep set.
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Trouble & Bass/BMIB Popup: Drop The Lime, J-Cush, Tony Quattro, secret guest at Drom [10PM/RSVP]
Last minute jumpoff from our favorites at Trouble & Bass and veteran promoters Bury Me In Brooklyn. Lit City boss J-Cush joins T&B founder Drop The lime and their newest signing, Tony Quattro (whose new record drops with them next week). Get ready for grime, heavy bass, and that new new #twerkno shit.
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Direct Drive: DJ CRAZE, Eshin, Alex English at Slake [10PM/FREEwRSVP]
DJ Craze is pretty much the living god of turntablism, transforming dance music records into an incendiary showcase of scratching and juggling. Honestly, this dude could be spinning polka and I’d be into it. These days though he’ll shred on anything from dubstep to trap to disco house, and puts on such a show that even the snobbiest bass heads can’t help but get into it. Hopefully this event being put on by Direct Drive means he’ll get back to his Drum n Bass roots.
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Low Steppa’s Certfied Jackin Mixtape

That’s that shit I do like.  Lowsteppa crafts huge rolling garage basslines and wobbly ravey vibes (tho apparently he’s been producing all kinds of electro stuff as Will Bailey for a loooong time now). In addition to being hella prolific (his soundcloud is a nonstop stream of EPs, singles, remixes and free downloads), the man puts together a fine mix. Exhibit A, his installment for the CERTIFIED JACKIN mix series, embedded below. If you’re prone to pulling faces and dancing in public, this mix is probably NSFW.

Now when is he going to come stateside and play a Trouble & Bass party? Ugh, that would be so perfect. Download it HERE.

Iamyank – Cold Summer EP

Hungarian bass music producer Iamyank released his 4 track Cold Summer EP last week, and today he put the whole thing up on youtube in 720. While it’s less dancefloor-oriented than other stuff heard from him, it’s an incredibly well crafted bass music, touching on idm, folktronica and future bass.

Both of the vocal pieces on this record are utterly fantastic (and I’m about the harshest critic you’ll find of bass music with vocals). It’s the kind of music I LOVE to have stuck in my head. You can buy it on Bandcamp right now for a mere 3 Euro, or stream it right here:


The first cut, Aurora, is an original tune with vocalist Dori Hegyi (pictured above on the right). I’ve been looking forward to more stuff from them ever since their first collab, a revelatory cover of “My Guy” (inexplicably titled “Billie Holiday Pt 2”). If you love bass music with soulful vocals, you MUST hit play below.

While his productions prior to this were excellent, they were still constrained by genre. ‘Yank explains how this release is different (emphasis our own):

‘At the start of 2013, I stopped working on funk-glitch-hop music, and started to create my first 4-track EP, which is more personal and open than anything I had done before… I started producing label and dj-friendly glitch hop because I didn’t feel that I had anything to express, but I enjoyed the challenge of meeting the technical expectations. Later on I felt the need to express my own emotions, so technicality and genre became a tool instead of a necessity.

These new songs are much more personal, because I started to explore my introverted side, and I gave it a chance to unfold, this is why the tracks on the EP are much more intimate. And by open, I mean that I didn’t make these to be played on the radio, or to be sold in online shops, I didn’t care about how easy would it be to categorize them, or to make them danceable or anything. They became what they are because of what they wanted to be, without any limitations.’

The introspection paid off – these are songs, not just tracks. There’s real emotional weight here. With this release, he’s moving into the same field as artists like Amon Tobin, Mount Kimbie and Jon Hopkins; electronic musicians that employ technicality to tell a story, not just to celebrate itself. I can’t wait to see where he goes next.

Buy the Cold Summer EP on Bandcamp. Do it. Do it right now.

WOMPLIST 63: Reconstrvct x Get Darker, Wheez-ie, DJ Haus, The Blessings, Ben UFO, Pearson Sound, Pangaea, Bok Bok, L-Vis, Kingdom, Concord Dawn & Jeru the Damaja

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

LUCKYME: The Blessings, Obey City, Nick Hook, Doctor Jeep, Sheepshead, Chris UK, special guests at Cameo [11PM/FREE]
Last minute rager in the brand-new basement of Cameo Gallery. The Blessings are a DJ and design duo who are the founders of Glasgow label LuckyMe, and helped define their eclectic club sound. They’ve rallied the NYC affiliates – recent signee Obey City, and longtime homie Nick Hook (whose new house tunes with Doc Daneeka are bonkers, btw) along with our other favorite doctor, Doctor Jeep, Sheepshead and Chris UK. Free, but RSVP is gonna be a must for entry as the room only holds 100 people.

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NIGHT SLUGS x FADE TO MIND: Bok Bok, L-Vis 1990, Kingdom, Rizzla, MikeQ, Jubilee, J-Cush at 285 Kent [10PM/$10]
ANOTHER last minute rager that only came together this afternoon. Bok Bok is in town for the Mishka thing last night, and L-Vis lives here now, so it’s only right that the two Night Slugs founders would reunite for a warehouse rave – hopefully they bust out some classic grimey slugs as well as the more recent club constructions. Naturally, sister-label Fade To Mind will be in full effect with Kingdom, Rizzla and Mike Q, plus support from allstars Jubilee and J-Cush.

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15 YEARS OF DIRECT DRIVE: Concord Dawn (NZ), Jeru the Damaja, Raw Q, J-Smoke, Trigon, Jason Jinx, Lord Kimchi, Tunafase, MC Posi-D at Leftfield [10PM/$10]
Direct Drive continues celebration a decade-and-a-half of NYC dnb with 2 floors of bass at Leftfield. New Zealand’s Concord Dawn headlines one floor while hip hop legend Jeru the Damaja headlines the other. Heads will no doubt recall Jeru’s incredible unscheduled performance during SUB:STANCE night at Dub War with Scuba & Appleblim. Dude loves bass music! Plus the whole Direct Drive Crew, all only for $10!

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

RECONSTRVCT XV GetDarker: Darkside, Quantum Soul, Kursk, Gantz, Thelem, Wheez-ie, Joe Nice, True Nature, MC Twisty at secret location [10-6/$25-30]
The first reconstrvct of year 3, and they’re not slouching. Collaborating with GetDarker, which is THE dubstep livestream, they’ll be broadcasting the entire event, all eight sets! The first 5 (five!) headliners are pretty much the core roster of Innamind records, a UK label known for it’s fresh, dynamic dubstep sound. You can bet they’ll be giving that Tsunami Bass system some serious stress-testing.

And, oh yeah, this guy Wheez-ie, whose last Reconstrvct performance is inadequately summarized here. One of the top 5 best DJ sets I’ve ever seen, easily; Wheez-ie shoots the moon with tempo adjustments, injecting bass music with the frenetic energy of breakcore. The result is incomparable – but this mix almost sorta kinda does it justice..

This is happening in a brand new venue with limited capacity (NOT in Bushwick or Williamsburg) and the location will only be released to advance ticket holders. Given how hard the fuzz has been cracking down on illegal venues the last few weeks, that’s a good move.
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PEACH CLUB: DJ Haus (Hot City/LDN), Galcher Lustwerk, Rem Koolhaus, Space Jam at 96 N 6th [10PM/Free-$5]
A new club night from Turrbotax’s Rem Koolhaus, and his new label Peach. Headliner DJ Haus (of trio Hot City) will lay down an absolutely smoking set of bassline house, garage-influenced heavy bass, and grimey, wobbly club tunes. Check out this 27 minute live mix; I’m totally fucking in love with it. Honestly, it sounds more like Trouble & Bass than Turrbotax, and I am NOT MAD. Galcher Lustwerk and fellow Turrboresident Space Jam support.

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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

Hessle Audio Label Night: Ben UFO, Pearson Sound, Pangaea at Output [10PM/$15-25]
Ben, Pearson and Pangaea are back for an encore after absolutely destroying Output with a 6 hour b2b2b earlier this summer. Hessle Audio is one of the most influential labels in bass music, and it’s because these 3 guys run it. Expect to hear fresh sounds from every corner of the bass music universe: that dark grime/techno hybrid 130 sound, jungle/footwork and some newer wonky mutant house shit, as well as classic dubstep.

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