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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Daily Womps: BEMF Lineup Announced & Tickets On Sale, Night Slugs Halloween, Mishka 10 Year, Rashad & Spinn return with Chance

Ark Nova, the world’s first inflatable concert hall in Japan via Colossal

Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival dropped their full lineup yesterday and put up the first release of festival passes for sale. Headliner highlights include Skream (anything but dubstep set), perennial favorites Oneman & Jackmaster, DMZ’s own Sgt. Pokes (hopefully emceeing for one of the prev 3), Booty Bakery’s breakout star Kaytranada,  Ninjatune’s Letherette, Kastle, DJ Sliink, Nick Hook, and Pete Tong. Not to mention some shrewdly chosen support acts that will help put the BROOKLYN back in BEMF; Dan and Blacky from Rinsed, Spinoza and Servito from the Bunker camp, our girl Jubilee, Beto Cravioto, and  promising producers from SCI FI & FANTASY label, Lotic, Lamin Fofana and Max McFerren. Exact lineups still TBA but the whole idea is that you buy a pass and bounce around the Willyburg waterfront anyway.

RSVP is open for Mishka’s absolutely bonkers 10th anniversary party on Thursday; We’ll be treated to Plastician and Bok Bok in from the UK, Kingdom, and rap from King Louie, Katie Got Bandz, Cakes Da Killa. Extra props for taking a chance on yung housemeister Cream Dream. It’s happening at Stage 48 (48th between 11th and 12th) and RSVPs are still open for free admission.

Night Slugs finally dropped the lineup for their long-teased Halloween show, featuring a ton of extended fam: Egyptrixx gets top billin, plus Total Freedom, L-Vis 1990, Vissacoor (live), Rizzla, Jubilee, Zebra Katz, Gatekeeper, and perhaps most excitingly, Lit City’s J-Cush b2b grime legend Slimzee.  It’s happening at Passions Lounge, which sounds like a bad strip club, but I’m guessing has a great system because the next Variance party (with Silkie) is being held there as well.

DJ Spinn and DJ Rashad will return to NYC to play 2 nights supporting Chance the Rapper at SOBs, October 29 and 30 (Tuesday and Wednesday). On the one hand, it’s kinda wack that these 2 legends are playing second banana to a recently-blown-up blog-rap wunderkid. On the other hand, Chance is fucking dope, I’d love to hear him rap over footwork, and this will expose a lot of kids who appreciate weirdness to the bliss that is Teklife. So unless you wanna get butthurt by proxy about the size of names on bills, there’s nothin to complain about here.

Pinch & Sherwood Live at Deep Space!

Dub Champions Festival is almost over, with Adrian Sherwood and Pinch debuting their collaborative live set TONIGHT at Deep Space. If you’re in NYC you best be reaching.  What, you have stuff to do tomorrow? Clearly, you haven’t listened to this:

WOMPLIST 62: Phaeleh, Funkystepz, Martyn & 2562, Broke City 2 Year, Discovery 4 Year, Dub Champions, Lit City, Archie Pelago

High speed photos of ink and oil by Alberto Seveso on Behance 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

Phaeleh, The-Drum, Moon Bounce, Enoe at Glasslands [11:30PM/$12-14]
If you like Author, Bonobo or Clubroot, chances are you fucking love Phaeleh – he’s my absolute favorite “chill” dubstep producers. And he’s playing TONIGHT at Glasslands, with a an excellent support lineup. While I’m crossing my fingers that they bring in some extra subs, it’s going to be a great show no matter what. People have a really passionate connection with his music, and the heads will definitely be out in force for this one. If you want a perfect introduction to his music, just click through for a ton of tunes and mixes.
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2562, Martyn, Contakt at Output [10PM/$15-25]
Martyn and 2562/A Made Up Sound are both from Amsterdam, but who cares? More importantly, they’re both absolute masters of broken beats of the deep, techy post-dubstep variety. Both are prolific producers and DJs, capable of everything from introspective future bass to unimaginably deep bangers. On that righteous system, you can bet it will be more of the latter. Turrbotax resident and founder Contakt opens from 10 till midnight or 1.
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Dub Champions: Top Shotta Band ft. Screechy Dan, Ticklah (all vinyl), Prince Polo (live PA!), The Frightnrs, International Dub Ambassadors at The Paper Box [8PM/$8]
One of the main events of Dub Champions Festival! Ticklah (of Easy Star and Dap-Kings fame) opens the night and will keep it going between acts, spinning all vinyl. The rest of the night is all live, with BK’s own The Frightnrs,  International Dub Ambassadors will live up to their name, coming from Puerto Rico. Prince Polo will throw down a live PA set, and Top Shotta Band will have legendary vocalist Screechy Dan, as well as other special guests.
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Nick Hook, L-Vis 1990, Bloom at Le Bain [10PM/FREE]
Last minute jam sesh with man-about-town Nick Hook and Nightslugs founder L-Vis slinging funky house and club constructions on the roof of the Standard. Plus Bloom, whose soundcloud is full of intriguing and tasty bass music nuggets
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BROKE CITY 2 YEAR ANNI: Jubilee, Dre Skull, Sleepyhead, Figgy, Dunes, Poolboy92 at Bizarre Bushwick [10PM/FREE]
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Gemini & Scorpio + Vitamin B: Shakey, Joro Boro, Tektite, Barney Iller, Tim the Enchanter at Star of Palm Beach Boat (pier 78) [8PM/$20-40]
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15 YEARS of DIRECT DRIVE: DJ Hype (Playaz ✈ London), DJ Seoul, Dave Shichman, Eshin, hosted by T.R.A.C. at Drom [10PM/$20-25]
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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

Galerie Project: Francis Harris, Oshana, Archie Pelago, Multiple Mono at Lightspace Studios [noon-12AM/$20]
3 Hour sets from our favorites, Archie Pelago, plus a bunch of other techno/house acts that we aren’t super familiar with. Archie plays 3-6PM.
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LIT CITY RAVE: J-Sweet (UK), Venus X, J-Cush, Durban at 285 Kent [10PM/$12]
Old school grime producer J-Sweet makes his NYC debut at Lit City (where else!?). GHE20GOTH1K founder Venus-X also guests, promising an eclectic set of genre-obliterating club music. Residents J-Cush and Durban open and close the night with juke, grime, trap, jungle and all manner of dark beats.
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BangOn! NYC presents Elements: Mr. Oizo, Funkystepz, Harvard Bass, Emalkay, Azari & III, Alexi Delano, L-vis 1990, True Nature, Max Mischief, Lenvi x Don Clark, Strong Bros, Crisp, Joro Boro, lots more at South Red Hook Grain Elevator [3-11PM/$30-40]
An unprecedented mini-festival on the Brooklyn Waterfront. FOUR stages, plus the usual BangOn assortment of carnival rides, projection mapped set-pieces, food vendors etc. Goes all day, with 2 of the stages closing at 9PM so you only have to pick between 2 concurrent headliners. Which, by the way, there are a lot of.

While there’s a lot of big names, we’re most excited for the Funkystepz. Their sound mashes up Miami Bass, UK Funky and Hardcore Rave sounds, making everything they touch turn to smoldering bass music gold.
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Discovery 4 Year Anniversary: Move D, Free Magic & Faso [11:30PM/$15]
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Good Kids Present AOL 3.0: Dance System, Lil Texas, Don Christian, Good Kids DJs, more tba at location tba [11PM/RSVP]
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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

DUB CHAMPIONS: Lee Scratch Perry & Subatomic Sound System, Daedalus, Addis Pablo, Tsunami Bass Sound at Le Poisson Rouge [10:30PM/$23-28]
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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

DUB CHAMPIONS x DEEP SPACE: Sherwood & Pinch (live!), Francois K at Cielo [10PM/$15-20]
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WOMPLIST 61: T&B 7 Year, Icicle, Todd Terry, Lit City, Andy C, Final Tiki Disco, Tribes, GHE20G0TH1K

brilliant landscape/fashion collage by Joseph Ford

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13

Trouble & Bass 7 Year: Altern-8, Jesse Rose & Oliver$ (Berlin), Drop The Lime, Star Eyes, AC Slater, Tony Quattro & Doctor Jeep, Dev/Null, Jubilee, DKDS at Sullivan Room [10PM/$20]
If all the parties in NYC were drowning in lava and I could only save 1, it would be Trouble & Bass. For 7 years now, Trouble & Bass built incredible parties AND put out fantastic bass music (since way before bass music was even a term). Ravey-goth-punk-bassline-wotucallit;  to me, T&B is the sound of NYC.

Because 7 is a big year for all occultists, the lineup is naturally over the top – too big for 1 room, so they’re taking over 2! They’re bringing out rave legends Altern-8 from the UK to headline Room 1. Sure, NYC invented house music, but the UK invented raves, and Altern-8 were at the absolute heart of the original movement. Headlining room 2 is Jesse Rose and Oliver$ (you know this tune of his). They’ve only spun NYC once before, in the gallery of LPR 2 years ago, but holy crap I danced holes in my shoes that night. These guys are just simply masters of funky house music.

And naturally, the whole T&B core crew (Star Eyes, Drop the Lime, AC Slater) will be spinning throughout the night, along with homies Jubilee, DKDS and Dev/Null. And our personal faves, Tony Quattro & Doctor Jeep will be going b2b starting right at 10PM so don’t be late! For tons more music and mixes from everyone playing, click through to the full event feature.
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Kitsune Fashion Week: A-Trak, Hot Chip (DJ Set), Azari & III (live!), Gildas, Heartsrevolution, Kidnap Kid at the 1896 [10PM/FREEwRSVP]
Massive free party in the venue that housed the last reconstrvct. Will probably be packed to the gills. A bit of a festival-style lineup, but honestly everyone playing puts on a great show, and the names are big enough to convince your Manhattan friends.
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THE BUNKER: Luke Slater, Abdulla Rashim, Deadbeat, Bryan Kasenic at Output [10PM/$15-30]
Aww yeah big time techno time. Yeah.
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Girls & Boys presents RAM Records: Andy C, Loadstar, Armanni Reign, Alex English, Rekles at Webster Hall [11PM/$15-25]
Living legends of drum & bass come to crush Webster Hall. Andy C is consistently ranked as one of the best in the game for massive, pyrotechnic DnB.
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RINSED: Inner City (live!), Justin Strauss, Dantiez Saunderson, Dan Wender, Blacky II at secret location [10PM/$10-30]
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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

LIT CITY RAVE: Nguzunguzu, Dubbel Dutch, J-Cush b2b Durban at 285 Kent [10PM/$12-15]
Special extended sets from Nguzunguzu (3 hours) and J-cush b2b Durban (2 hours) mean that y’all are in for some extra deep and weird ghetto musix. Footwork, juke and ghetto house tend to dominate but you’re also likely to hear jersey club, grime, vogue or whatever you call that hyphy tropical shit that Dubbel Dutch does so well. Lit City is always a bangin party.
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MIXPAK at Union Docs Opening Party: Nick Catchdubs, Jubilee, Dre Skull, Dubbel Dutch at 322 Union Ave [9:30/$6]
Ready for a dubble dose of … Dubbel Dutch? Progressive documentary collective Union Docs is having their opening party, and a fine lineup of DJs to entice you to come party. Whole mixpak crew bringing the tropical heat, plus Fools Gold demi-boss, Nick Catchdubs.
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Natural Selection and Subverse-NYC: Icicle, Adred, I.N.I., Max Mischief, hosted by Robert Manos at The Paper Box [10PM/$15-20]
Over the last few years, Icicle has had a massive impact on the drum-n-bass, and bass music in general. His distinctive, minimal style has lead the charge, invigorating dnb for a new generation of fans and producers. Natural Selection, who hold down the old school DnB parties in NYC, are combining forces with the new school, Subverse-NYC, for a proper jumpoff.
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GHE20G0TH1K Aaliyah Tribute: MikeQ, Byrell The Great, Jubilee, Shayne, Venus X at Output Rooftop [3-10PM]
Ghe20g0th1k flips the script with a rooftop, daytime white party.  Celebrating the music of Aaliyah, whose voice has had a bigger impact on club music than anyone since James Brown.
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S.O.U.P. pres. TIME WARP – Music in NYC from 1989-1999: Todd Terry, Frankie Bones, Db, Lenny Dee, Love & Logic, Scott Richmond, DJ Bill, Joe Pompeo, Dbow & Nick Jagger, Chris Patrick, Lemar Soulflower, Meshugs at TBA Brooklyn [2PM-4AM/RSVP]
An all-day, all-night party celebrating 90s club music from NYC. And holy crap what a lineup! Todd Terry and Frankie Bones are like Watson and Crick to house music’s DNA, while Lenny Dee and Db have been pushing NYC DnB since day 1. I’d guess there’s over 200 years of combined experience behind the decks in this lineup. During the day, the garage door will be open at TBA for open-air vibes, shutting at 9. Guiliani effigies will be provided if you don’t want to bring your own. Price is unclear but RSVP will reduce it.
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TRIBES: Doctor Jeep vs Sheepshead, Dunes vs Finger Trade, Lenvi vs Don Clark, Ishi vs Medina, Girlbro vs Gizmo, Wodge Daddy, Keat Toh & PHYSIQUE Crew at RSVP for location [10-7am/$10]
A massive warehouse jam with a dozen young, hungry NYC DJs, from crews like Trouble & Bass, Strongbros, Rinsed, and Bass Squad. These are the cats who open and close all your favorite parties, hold down the weeknight gigs, and will be the ones keeping our city funky for years to come. Get to know them now if you haven’t already.
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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

TIKI DISCO: Eli Escobar, Lloydski, Andy Pry at Rockaway Beach 86th St Boardwalk [FREE/3-10PM]
Don’t cry, but it’s the final Tiki Disco of the summer! If you haven’t gone yet, clear your schedule. You’ll be kicking yourself all winter if you don’t. If you somehow still need convincing, Thump just put up a live recording of Eli Escobar’s set from the last one.
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World Up x Dub-Stuy Block Party: Secret Headliner, DJ Q-Mastah, World Up Graduates, 187 Sound, Melo-X, Pudge, AwNaw, Chuk LeGarcon, Atropolis, Brooklyn Shanti, hosted by Fresh Daily at 323 Franklin Ave [noon-6PM/FREE]
One final Summer BBQ with the Dub-Stuy Tower of Sound. Irie vibes from Dub-Stuy residents, digital/tropical sounds Dutty Artz allstars, instrumental hiphop from Beathaus producers, and fresh sounds from the highschool aged graduates of the World-Up program. Oh yeah, and a hip hop legend or two headlining… if what I heard is true, these are some names that even your mama knows. Don’t Sleep!
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Drop the Lime mix for T&B 7 Year

We have so much love for Trouble & Bass. For the 7th birthday tonight (that’s like 200 in club night years), founder Drop the lime has put together a mix featuring 7 years of T&B anthems. If you’ve never been to a T&B party, I couldn’t think of a better place to start. If you’re a longtime troublemaker, get ready for some serious #FEELS. Chock full of ravey, wobbly, underground sound goodness, it’s the perfect bass snack to get yr weekend going.

For more info on the year 7 birthday bash tonight (taking over BOTH floors of Sullivan Room), click HERE for our featured event.

TRACKLIST:
Tracklist:
Ursa Major – Test Match
Dylan Holshausen & Albert Axe – Tokoloshe
Blaqstarr Feat Rye Rye – Shake It To The Ground (Drop The Lime Remix)
Hybrid Theory – Mind Games
Shox – Just Let It
Mikix The Cat – Trouble Maker VII
Zombies For Money – Kolkata (Sticky Version)
Drop The Lime – Set Me Free Feat. Carrie Wilds (Lil Silva Remix)
2D Noize – The Hood
Busta Rhymes/Nicki Minaj (DTL Heavy Bass Refix)
2 Bad Mice – Drum Trip II
DJ Funk – Three Fine Hoes (Sinjin Hawke Remix)
Deebs – Rolling (DJ Hoodcore & DJ Siikee)
dBridge & Skeptical – Move Way
The Bug – Killer Feat. He-Man
Rockwell – Detroit
Unknown – The One

WOMPLIST 60: Tuba & Dubstuy BBQ, AstroNautico, Reduced List for Symbols at Output, Dusky, 100% Discovery, MTHRInc

antidrone hijab from the offpocket kickstarter page

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

☆ ASTRONAUTICO: Alphabets Heaven (King Deluxe ✈ UK), Seafloor, Photay, plus Obey City, The Range, Michael Jukeson, Paul Jones at Free Candy [10-3/$5-10]
alphabetsheaven is a producer of wonky instrumentals from Brighton, UK. Affiliated with great beat music labels like king deluxe and project mooncircle, his crunchy beats approach some kind of mystical. His Boosh! Ep was one of the finest beat releases to come out last year. Local bass music experimentalists Seafloor and Photay also bring their own original beats, alongside the residents (who we always gush about so we won’t this time). RSVP to get in for $5 instead of 10.
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All Night Long with Frankie Knuckles at Cameo [12AM/$17-20]
A four hour set from the god of house music. A lot of 1st wave house djs still get booked on their historicity, but Frankie gets booked cuz he still kills it every time. All classics, none of that new school garbage.
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Night Call: SDK, Live Cats, Beto Cravioto, Chris UK at Breadbox 291 Kent [10PM/FREE]
A free party from some excellent local DJs – forecast calls for house, disco, garage and who knows what else. Breadbox is a brand spankin new venue on Kent Ave, and we’ve been hearing great things about the sound and the vibe down there. Plus, there’s a top shelf vodka open bar from 11-12, so why not check it out?
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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7

☆ TUBA NYC & Dubstuy BBQ: Q-Mastah, Bakir, Double Tiger, Rozi, Bent Back Sound, 187 Sound, Cuddlemonster, special guests at 323 Franklin Ave [3-6PM/$5 Donation]
Between their solid output and promising event series, TubaNYC has emerged this year as an NYC dubstep worth watching. They’re collaborating with the world class dubstuy sound system for an end-of-summer backyard BBQ. Expect a diversity of dubwise sounds from a host of top notch seletahs, good food, and a final dose of summertime vibes.
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MTHRINC: Obey City, Color Plus, DKDS, Carme B, Crybaby at Fitness 1196 Myrtle Ave [11PM/$7-10]
A brand new event series with a serious debut lineup. We got a lot of love for the champagne sounds of Obey City (and boy does he ever kill it DJing), Dark Disco residents DKDS, plus Carme B from Falty DL’s super-new Blueberry Records, the dark, sexy styles of Cry Baby, and killer bass music from Color Plus.
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SCI FI & FANTASY present RELEASE: Galcher Lustwerk, Mayster, Contakt, Max McFerren, Grayson Revoir, Lamin Fofana at Breadbox 291 Kent [10PM/FREE]
Ep release party for Turrbotax resident Mayster. His Premise EP is the 6th release from SF&F, and the centerpiece is undoubtedly the supremely NSFW vocal cut Story of Us. But the whole crew is a talented bunch, with many unique and discriminating takes on house and techno. At free.99, this is definitely the best deal of the night.
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100% Discovery: Octo Octa, Policy, Alex Burkat, Free Magic & Faso at Glasslands [11:30PM/$10]
Our favorite disco party teams up the prolific LA-based lofi house music label 100% Silk for a totally stacked lineup. If there were such a thing as fantasy DJ leagues, Policy would be an MVP – every set he plays is fantastic.
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Fixed x Verboten: Dusky, Miguel Campbell, JDH & Dave P at Sullivan Room [10PM/$20-25]
Dusky epitomizes the kind of super-clean, bassline-heavy house that people keep mislabelling as “Deep”. Regardless, it’s bouncy, funky and fun as hell – you’ve definitely had this tune stuck in your head before. Miguel Campbell comes from the Hot Creations camp, which typically has a more commercial, Ibiza-ish sound than we usually feature on this blog, but his essential mix is heavy on the funk, so we’re bettin this one is worth your while.
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Tessela-ted Beats: Hackney Parrot VIP, Dust Remix, & a 2nd Drop Classic

One of summer’s biggest tunes, Tessela’s Hackney Parrot, gets a VIP rework by Paul Woolford (as Special Request). It retains all the breaky goodness of the original, but has a bit more fun drawing out the key samples into a 7 minute tantric drum break workout. Radio rip from Benji B (the cheeky bit about moving the Fiesta is part of the tune). This comes out October 21st on Houndstooth, as a bonus track on Woolford’s Soul Music LP.


In more Tessela-related news, his incredible remix of Alex Smoke’s tune Dust is out today on R&S. Starts out sounding like an Amon Tobin homage, with noir sound design making way for a crackling breaks. But when the sinister, hissing kick and severely swung snare comes in, it’s clear that Tessela is at the controls.

Aaaaand a classic remix Tessela did for DjRum, out on Second Drop records last year. This is the one that put me on to Tessela in the first place – emotional junglist biz.

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ben affleck, steve buschemi, armageddon, sequencer, word doc, screen burn, lol dubstep

makingelectronicmusic.tumblr.com: it’s like whatshouldwecallme for producers. 19 pages of on point gifs and counting.

Jon Hopkins at Cameo is sold out, win tickets on fb

We’re big fans of Jon Hopkins round these parts, ever since we saw him steal the show opening for Prefuse73 at LPR in 2009. He’s quite simply one of the best controllerism perfomers out there. So we’re stoked to see his show saturday at cameo is SOLD OUT; however I’m sure some of you are sad because you slept on buying presale tickets. Good thing Cameo is giving away a pair via the gimme.io facebook app. Head over here to enter (email and fb likes required).

OM Unit – Sleepwalkers EP

Holy fuck, these new Om Unit tunes! If Bill Laswell was still doing the Oscillations series in 2013, it would sound like this. Raw, hybrid 160 music. I love the way he uses spaciousness within these tracks to highlight the throwback DnB synths, flange effects and all the little percussive flairs. Nobody does it like Om.

Forthcoming Metalheadz.

WOMPLIST 57: #KUNQ, Floating Points & Falty DL, Dez Andres, Moldy & eshOne Hyetal, Subverse, DJ Funeral

illustration by Justin Lawrence Devine

FRIDAY, AUGUST 9

Floating Points and Falty DL All Night at Output, Hunee and Jacques Renault in The Panther Room [10PM/$15-20]

Floating Points and Falty DL both take club music to spacious, atmospheric, experimental places without sacrificing groove. On the epic Output system, that’s gonna be a journey you’ll want to come along for. Smooth-house specialist Jacques Renault and guest Hunee (from Berlin!) will keep things bumpin in the side room.
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Subverse-NYC: Dubtek (Berlin), Mesck (LA), I.N.I., Max Mischief at 287 Spring [10PM/$20]

Trueschool dubstep from the Subverse crew. The headliner, Dubtek, spins a energetic, dark dubstep with a minimal dnb edge to it. Nice feature mix here, albiet a bit chiller than most of his recent soundcloud posting. Seriously reinforced sound, an intimate room and craft cocktails (with an open bar for another $20, or $35 combined).
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Hyetal, Braille, True Panther, Jim-E Stack at Glasslands [11:30PM/$10]

Techno producer Hyetal initially bubbled up from the dubstep diaspora, but he has strayed exceedingly far from it. Favoring percussive, textural bass music, what always strikes me about his selections are how much character every track has. His 2009 Fact mix is still a classic piece of bass music, and you can hear how he’s evolved further into techno terriroty with his recent Boiler Room set. Killer support lineup of similarly-minded bass music selectors Braille, DJ True Panther and Jim-E Stack.
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GOLD RIVER: Kreuger, Copout, Sean Smith, Jerry Jones at Tandem Bar [10PM/FREE]

Jerry Jones loves all kinds of club music. He has a radio show devoted to it called Gold River – you might recall the Dr. Jeep guestmix we posted from there last week. Sometimes it manifests as a club night at Tandem, one of Bushwick’s best back-room dance bars. This time he’s hosting Philly bass music producers Kreuger and Copout, plus some dude named Sean Smith.
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SATURDAY, AUGUST 10

EPICENTER: Moldy, Eshone, The Tsunami Bass Experience, True Nature, hosted by Mc Zulu at House of Yes [10PM/$15-20]

Third in the event series curated by the best renegade sound system in town, the Tsunami Bass Experience, and you know it’s a family affair. Boston-based dubstep pioneer Moldy has been a regular on the NYC circuit since the Dubwar days. He’s joined by Reconstrvct favorite EshOne to coheadline one of the last events ever at House of Yes. Plus sets by True Nature, the Tsunami Bass folks themselves, and hosted by the iconic voice of MC Zulu. Dubstep fans, rejoice.
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Andres, Paul Raffaele, Rinsed DJs at Cameo Gallery [12AM/$15-20]

Detroit legend Dez Andres has been playing in NYC quite a bit this last year, so if you haven’t caught him yet, fucking fix that. His immaculate blend of classic house infused with disco, hip-hop and soul is almost too tasty for words. Dog & Pony’s Paul Raffaele will bring house and disco and the recently kinda-blowin-up Rinsed DJs have a special audio-visual set of floor-oriented bass music..
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BPMLWRLVL: DJ Funeral, MYRRYRS, Mess Kid, Nire, emel, Jason Scott at Tribeca Grand [10PM/$10-15]

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SHABANGO presents EVENING GROOVES: Kroba, Hirshi, Nooka Jones, Space Jam at 25 Meadow St Rooftop [6PM-12AM/$15]

Early evening shindig on an east williamsburg rooftop, with tunes by Hirshi and Kroba of Archie Pelago, Space Jam of Turrbotax, and Nooka Jones of Percussion Lab. All these cats have super broad and interesting taste, so if you’re were hoping for 4 hours of the latest outsider house jams, too bad. 15 bucks includes all you can eat and drink, and the vibes are free.
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F.R.A.T.: False Witness, Mess Kid, Mazurbate, Whatever 21 at Steel Drums [11PM/$7-10]

If you don’t know what #KUNQ is… I’m about to do an alright job of explaining it to you. Dark, gay, hyphy club music that wears it’s vogue-house and latin influences on the sleeve. This is the shit your coworkers will never know about, and you will never try to explain to them. False Witness has been one of the sound’s early champions, as has Mazurbate, a name you might recognize from this year’s GHE20G0TH1K lineups.
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Jaw Jam, Rioux, Alex Burkat, Sophia M.A. at 285 Kent [10PM/$8-10]

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WARM UP: Julio Bashmore, Octave One, Hyetal, DJ Dodger Stadium (Samo Soundboy + Jerome LOL) at PS1 [3-9PM/$15]

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WOMPLIST 56: Elan/Obey City/Jubilee, Pantyraid, Jackmaster, Full Service & Tiki Disco at the Beach, Lit City x Qween Beat, SCI FI & Fantasy Release Party

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 2

☆☆ ASTRO NAUTICO: Obey CIty (EP Release), Elan (Monkeytown ✈ LA), Jubilee, The Range, Paul Jones, Michael Jukeson, Tsunami Bass Sound at Freecandy [10PM/$5-10]
Obey City has been blowin up like we thought he would; his Champagne Sounds EP is coming out on Lucky Me next week, he’s become a resident on their Rinse.fm show, and dude is gettin gigs left right and center.. Between that and Astro Nautico’s recently completed kickstarter, there’s a lot to celebrate. Their second headliner, Mamiko Motto had to cancel due to medical ish, but they got an equally amazing replacement – eLan, from LA. He’s a beatmaker and keyboard player with releases on both of Modeselektor’s labels, Monkeytown and 50 Weapons. They liked him so much, they had him mix their Best of 2012 comp. And cuz great things come in threes, also guesting tonight is Jubilee, a certified Wompblog Allstar. Be it grime, miami bass, tropical or just all her favorite Rhianna tracks, Jess Jubillee only brings heat.    View Event (offsite) »

GIRLS & BOYS: Pantyraid (MartyParty & Ooah), Grandtheft, Maxiavelli, Alex English, Rekles at Webster Hall [11PM/$15]
Pantyraid (Marty Party and OOAH of the Glitch Mob) have a new LP out, Pillow Talk. Unlike Marty’s wild stylistic oscillations between releases, Pantyraid has remained true to their purple dubstep/glitch hop sound. On this release they’ve incorporated more trap elements, but that’s actually a good thing – not only are they bringing a more melodic, nuanced touch to the overdone genre of the year, but it’s also an outlet for Marty’s passionate love of dirty south rap. For more of that, check his free 5 volume Young Pimp compilation of remixes from 2005-2010.
SCI FI & FANTASY present RELEASE: Max McFerren, Blacky II, Lamin Fofana, Mayster, Grayson Revoir, Dan Wender at secret location [10-6/FREEwRSVP]
One of NYC’s most interesting weirdo-house and dance labels is celebrating their next 2 releases with an all-night warehouse party. SCIFI004 is Max McFerren’s Put Up With That single and SCIFI005 is Rinsed resident Blacky II’s Spirit of The Body EP. Check out the mix Max put together to get an idea of their style – jackin beats with heavily weaponized techno basslines aimed straight at your booty.  Location is secret so hop on that RSVP right quick before they release the info.
Rem Koolhaus, Volvox, Motion Studies at Bossa Nova Civic Club [10PM/FREE]
You can always count on Bossa Nova to have a great lineup with very little fanfare. Tonight it’s Volvox, who is the resident funky techno specialist for a/v unit Moon ii, Turrbotax resident Rem Koolhaus (who just started his own label, Peach, and their first release is great), and a DJ set from Motion Studies, a live band that makes truly delicious lo-fi house/dream-pop.
FULL SERVICE: Jack Inslee, Wreck Tech, Pool Boy 92, Mr. AOK, Jerry Jones at Rippers, Rockaways [6-10PM/FREE]
Bushwick’s long-running and highly eclectic bass music party is taking a vacay to the Rockaways. Free tunes all night long, on the beach.
DARKROOM: Niveau Zero (✈ Paris), Dave Gee, Trigon, Kase Reese, hosted by Digga Bruck Shot, sound by Tsunami Bass at Coco66 [10PM/FREE]
One of Brooklyn’s first dubstep parties returns to it’s home venue after a long hiatus. Heavy on the brostep and trap, but if that’s your jam then get into it. Sound by Tsunami Bass, so you’ll definitely be feeling it in all your crannies.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 3

☆☆ Lit City x Qween Beat: MikeQ, MC Kevin JZ Prodigy, Vjuan Allure, Angel X, J-Cush, Durban at 285 Kent [10PM/$12-15]
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☆☆ FIXED: Jackmaster (Numbers ✈ London), Sei A, JDH & Dave P at Sullivan Room [10/$20]
WARM UP: Marcellus Pittman, Jackmaster, Dre Skull, Ratking, Rizzla at PS1 [3-9PM/$15]
Dub-Stuy presents THE ROOTS OF SOUNDSYSTEM: Downbeat The Ruler, Tommy Far East, Jah Wise, Deadly Dragon Sound System,  at the Paperbox [9PM/$15-20]

SUNDAY, AUGUST 4

TIKI DISCO: Eli Escobar, Lloydski, Andy Pry at Playland Motel [FREE/2-10PM]

Two fresh mixes from Doctor Jeep, Mixpak.fm and EVR Gold River Show

Doctor Jeep is the future of club music. He’s got the whole heavy bass/rave throwback/jackin thing down to a science. Every track this dude makes just absolutely slays – the only problem with his tunes is that you can’t play anything after them, except another Doctor Jeep track. You’ve probably heard his collab with Tony Quattro, Forth & Seek. That’s out now on Trouble & Bass, and Jeep’s got some more tunes coming out with them soon (“Flash Area”). You can hear that and a whole shitload more amazing unreleased club music (including fresh Yolo Bear!) on these two mixes the Doctor has prescribed in the last month.

The first from a MixpakFM Session.

1. Doctor Jeep – Flash Area [Unreleased]
2. Ms Thing & Switch – Love Guide [Sequence]
3. John Roman – Petrified [Turbo]
4. Doctor Jeep – Bird of Paradise [Unreleased]
5. Trevino – Lag [Revolve:r]
6. Astronomar – H3Y I C U PERCUL8-10 [Self Released]
7. Outlander – Vamp (Wildcat Remix) [R&S]
8. Tony Quattro – Tony’s March [Unreleased]
9. Warrior One & Lady Chann – King Riddim [King Pigeon]
10. Doctor Jeep – Swirling [Unreleased]
11. DJ Jayhood & DJ Problem – Baby Got Back [Self Released]
12. French Fries – Space Alarm (Jeep’s Freak Alarm Edit) [Unreleased]
13. DJ Skeletone – Dick Deep Inside [AAMG]
14. Domimatrixx – Drive U Ha [Unreleased]
15. Manikan & Taste Tester – Back2Back [Seclusiasis]
16. DeadbeatUK – Chicago 6AM [Chip Butty]
17. Kingdom – Take Me (Mike G Remix) [Self Released]
18. Mohegan Son – Lick (SPF666 Remix) [Forthcoming #Feelings]
19. 813 – Espoir Voyage [Forthcoming Apothecary Compositions]
20. DJ Yolo Bear – Show & Tell feat. Chippy Nonstop [Unreleased]
21. Tide Eye – Untitled [Zone Def]
22. Lil Texas – Goin’ Round [Donky Pitch]
23. Durkin – Y Don’t U [Self Released]
24. Kelis – Little Suzie [Virgin]

And the second from his guestmix on Jerry JonesGold River show on East Village Radio. We had to take down the soundcloud embed at EVR’s request, but you can still listen to it over on their website.

Conqueror – Highest Order VIP [Lobster Boy]
Doctor Jeep & Tony Quattro – Torpedo [Unreleased]
Doctor Jeep – Control [Unreleased]
DJ Bark Lee – The Baltimore Jack [Free]
Champion – Lighter VIP [Formula]
Doctor Jeep – Sound Off [Unreleased]
Lobster Boy – Planet X [Lobster Boy]
DJ Tameil – Rude Boy Giddy Up [Moveltraxx]
Agent X – Decoy [Public Demand]
Doctor Jeep – Flash Area [Forthcoming Trouble & Bass]
Domimatrixx – Drive U Ha [Unreleased]
Hard House Banton & Sean Paul – Temperature vs. Sirens (The Heatwave Refix) [Free]
Doctor Jeep – Bird of Paradise [Forthcoming Trouble & Bass]
DJ Yolo Bear – Break Yo Dick [Unreleased]
French Fries – Space Alarm (Jeep’s Freak Alarm Edit) [Unreleased]
Lazerpiff – Lose My Breath [Free]
Colta & Curl Up – Breath Noise [Free]
Mariah Carey – Boy I Need You (Agent X Dutti Boy Mix) [Mercury]
Mr Dubz – Gurns Unit [Forthcoming Project All Out Records]
DJ Yolo Bear – TXT U [Unreleased]
Youngstar – Formula 2 [DDJs Productions]
DQ 1 – Underground [Hard Livin]
Destiny’s Child – Say My Name [Columbia]
Bok Bok – Silo Pass [Night Slugs]
Jammin – Kinda Funky [Bingo Beats]
Jam City – Magic Drops (AWE Bootleg) [Unreleased]
Mosca – Bax (Spooky’s Refix) [Free]
Missy Elliot – Work It (R4 Remix) [Free]
KSH & Filthy Vicars – Bazooka [Unreleased]
Wiley – Colder (Samename ‘Friends Only’ Refix) [Unreleased]
DJ K Millz – I Wanna Be Down [Free]
Musical Mob – Pulse X [Inspired Sounds]
XTC – Functions On The Low [No Hats No Hoods]

WOMPLIST 55: Reconstrvct, Grenier & XI, Ben UFO, Goth Trad, Boxcutter, Taste Tester & Hydrabadd, Mess Kid

FRIDAY, JULY 26

DESCENT: Grenier, XI, Congi (US debut), Prism, Blysk at House of Yes [10PM/$20-25]
Biggest lineup yet from the Descent crew. This is the US debut of Congi, a dubstep producer from the UK, whose jazzy inflections and laid back vibes will delight anyone who enjoys Author or Phaeleh. Also headlining are future bass pioneer XI and Grenier / DJG – who also happen to be old friends, and will be doing a very special b2b. I’ve been in love with XI beats ever since I heard his scene-stealing remix of Sepalcure. And Grenier? Oh gosh. His set at reconstrvct earlier this year was one of the best I’ve ever seen; a brilliant, flawless, relentlessly energized all vinyl set of all styles of bass music. His free album, VOIDS III, is easily one of the best LPs of this year. Warming it up will be Descent founder and resident Blysk, and Boston’s dubstep virtuoso, Prism. Hit up our feature page on this event for set times and a 20% discount code on advance tickets!
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Percussion Lab x Rudimentary Records: Boxcutter (Planet Mu ✈ Ireland), Enoe, Archie Pelago, Seafloor, Braille at Cameo Gallery [12AM/$7-10]
God bless Percussion Lab. In addition to hosting one of the best mix repositories on the internet, they’re always booking the most interesting producers. This time around it’s Planet Mu’s Boxcutter, comin all the way from Ireland. Boxcutter’s early production was a worthy descendent of Aphex or Squarepusher; glitchy – at times abrasive – IDM with undeniably soul. But his scope is vast, everything from broken 2-step to Bonobo-esque funk. Opening is our favorite cello-sax-dj trio, Archie Pelago (debuting their ableton PUSH live set) and the Perclab regulars.

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BLKMARKET x Turbo Recordings: Tiga, Martyn plus Bordello at TBA [10pm-8am/$20]
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SATURDAY, JULY 27

RECONSTRVCT 2ND ANNI: Youngsta, V.I.V.E.K., Amit, Surprise Guest, Kahn and Neek, Joe Nice, True Nature at the 1896 [10PM/$25-60]
I don’t think there’s ever been a bigger dubstep lineup in NYC. Reconstrvct has become an NYC institution in the last 2 years, raising the bar to a level no other bass music events can touch (tho certainly it has inspired many to try, and that’s a good thing). More than the events, Reconstrvct has built a community who are dedicated and inspired by this music. Scores of folks are bussing and flying in to NYC for this show because there’s just nothing else in the US like this. Infinite props to Luke, Scott and Joe for creating a night that truly transcends partying and has become a place as holy as anything can be in this day and age.

Oy, this lineup. Lets start with Youngsta – one of the most renounced dubstep djs, his rinse.fm show has a fanatical following, winning him Best Dj in the dubstepforum awards two years in a row now. His energetic presence and peerless mixing are unmistakable. V.I.V.E.K. Is a true giant of the scene – he crushed it at the first anniversary. He’s made too many huge tunes to even name but both sides of his latest single (and the first on his new label, System Music) Asteroids/Over My Head has long since passed anthem status. When that drops on Saturday, I’ll put money on at least 2 wheel ups.

Kahn and Neek are two of the illest producers in grime – Backchat is honestly one of the sickest tunes I’ve heard in the last year (and Chevy aint far behind). Apparently they’re getting a TWO HOUR set, so prepare to get deep. Now Amit’s a newer name to me but his tune Acid Trip has also become a reconstrvct anthem. Oh AND there’s a special surprise guest – last year that turned out to be PINCH. This year? I have a guess. Add to that the two greatest residents ever (True Nature warming it up and Joe Nice finishing it out) and a truly massive private warehouse venue, and you’ve got yrself a proper 2 year anniversary for our favorite party.
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Preconstrvct: Carter Von Pelt, Sound Liberation Front DJs at Coney Island Boardwalk & W 21st St [2-8PM/FREE]
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NICE RENDER: Taste Tester, Hydrabadd, No Eyes, The Orator, Kuato, Knomad at Actor’s Playhouse [11PM/$5-10]
Taste Tester and Hydrabadd are beat makers from Atlanta, currently on tour (check out the sweet promo mix). They’ve collaborated on a bunch of tracks, taking rnb samples and neon arpeggios and mashing them with cloud rap beats, Jersey Club, and juke. Listen to this remix they did and tell me you aren’t in love with whatever the fuck this music is. Joining them are No Eyes, with some more abstract/ambient beats, organizers The Orator and Kuato who will bring a diverse spread of bass, and personal favorite Knomad (founder of OnTheSly). All this tasty bass music, on a funktion-1 system for $5? You betcha.
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BPMLWRLVL: Ben Ufo, Different Sleep, Mess Kid, ynfynyt scroll, Emel, Jason Scott at Tribeca Grand [10PM/$10-15]
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WARM UP: A Guy Called Gerald, Ben UFO, Majical Cloudz, Daniel Avery, Roosevelt at PS1 [3-9PM/$15]
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MONDAY, JULY 29

DEEP SPACE: Goth Trad (live!), Francois K at Cielo [10PM/]
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Womplist 54: Dirtybird vs Trouble & Bass, The Range, Turrbotax, Appleblim, Ultrademon, Tiki Disco at the Beach

FRIDAY, JULY 19

HOUSE-O-MATIC: Contakt, Space Jam, C-Sick, Mayster & Ben Steidel (Lemonade) at Over The Eight [10PM/FREE]
Last minute house music party from the Turrbo crew, with longtime homie Ben of Lemonade. I’ve been saying for a minute now that Over the Eight is a total gem of a venue; a low-key spot with a great back room – killer sound, and a spacious wooden dancefloor.
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BROKE CITY: The Range, D. Gookin (dj set), Sleepyhead, Figgy, Dunes at Bizarre Bushwick [10PM/FREE]
The Range is a super ridiculously dope footwork producer, who has released stuff on Donkey Pitch and Astro Nautico. Been killing it for a few years now. D.Gookin does weirdo pop singersongwriter ish, but will be spinning a DJ set – plus the residents here totally rule and it’s free.
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ULTRADEMON, SSION (dj set), Gatekeeper (dj set) at Glasslands [11:30PM/$5]
Ultrademon is known as the godfather of Seapunk – wait, don’t leave! While the internet aesthetic might be goofy, the beats kinda rule. Gatekeeper and SSION too – all three are unpredictable but thoroughly enjoyable – which is exactly what we love about Brooklyn’s psychadelic electronic scene right now.
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Fixed & Verboten: Midland, Will Saul, Appleblim, JDH at SRB Brooklyn [11PM/$20]
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SATURDAY, JULY 20

 Verboten pres Trouble & Bass vs Dirtybird: Kode9, Salva, Worthy, J.Phlip, DKDS, Drop the Lime, Star Eyes, Strange VIP, Tony Quattro at Sullivan Room [10PM/$20]
THIS. Probably the best lineup we’ve seen all summer. Dirtybird is doing more than anyone to keep stateside house music funky, vital and booty-tastic. J.Phlip (mix) and Worthy (mix) will be out from California repping them. The Trouble & Bass crew always kills it – they basically define ‘killing it’. Especially that young buck Tony Quattro – last T&B party, he and Dr. Jeep had the dancefloor WILIN before 11PM. And you know we love DKDS.

Oh, and a few other huge special guests like Salva (fresh off his BBC residency) and Kode9 (he runs this label Hyperdub, you mighta heard of it). Both are certified bass music geniuses. So that’s, uh, FOUR headliners, and the best damn support lineup in NYC. Check out our full feature on the event here for all the info, a buttload of mixes and set times (if we can get em).
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WARM UP: Kode9, L-Vis 1990, Recloose, Kelela, Obey City at PS1 [3-9PM/$15]
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OPEN AIR: Cem & Rg, Arana, Pjoe, Rambo Springsteen, Arthur Shikhman, & Tano, Blysk & Valerie Molano at The DL Rooftop [2-11PM/$5-10]
All day showcase of tech house, deep house and other melty, melodic bootyshaking material.
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ALL NIGHT LONG: Joakim at Cameo [12AM/$8-10]
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MUTUAL DREAMING: Beautiful Swimmers, Blondes (live!), Terekke (live!), Jay Simon at 285 Kent [10PM/$10-15]
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DISCOVERY: Marcellus Pittman, Aaron Siegel, Free Magic & Faso at Glasslands [11:30PM/$10-15]
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SUNDAY, JULY 21

TIKI DISCO: Eli Escobar, Lloydski, Andy Pry at Rippers [FREE/2-10PM]
Tiki Disco at the beach? Talk about a slam fucking dunk.
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WOMPLIST 53: Oneman, Murderbot, Fade To Mind, Dub-Stuy

FRIDAY, JULY 12

ECHO CHAMBER: Chinese Man (Marseille – France), DJ DRM, Bakir, DJ Ceiba at The Paper Box [9PM/$15]
Chinese Man is a French dub/hip-hop collective – check this video for a taste of the awesome. They’ll have a few emcees as well as metric fucktons of huge beats. Support from Bakir, who runs the NYC dubstep label Tuba, DJ DRM of Bastard Jazz radio, and DJ Ceiba.
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FADE TO MIND NYC: Kingdom, DJ Ma Nguzu, Kelela, Rizzla at Steel Drums [10PM/$10]
A family lineup of artists from Fade to Mind, the US-based sister label to Night Slugs. Get ready for weird/dark/hyper club music plus a vocal r&b performance from Kelela.
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VITAMIN B: Zach Moore (SF), Tektite, Barney Iller, Tim The Enchanter at House of Yes [10PM-5AM/$10-15]
Breaks and wobbles and tech-house and burners at House of Yes. Featuring Zach Moore from SF, who runs the excellent Space Cowboys DJ collective and the RIPEcast.
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TEAM LEISURE: Space Jam, Mohegan Son, Jesse Rudoy, postApoc, Ian Hill at 49 Wyckoff Ave [10PM/FREE]
Space Jam and Mohegan Son are residents at two of Brooklyns finest bass music parties (Turbotaxx and Broke City, respectively), and they’re playing in this huge private loft. Free and directly across from the Jefferson L stop.
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GIRLS & BOYS: Goldie, Aphrodite, MC Armanni Reign, Dave Shichman at Webster Hall [11PM/$15]
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SATURDAY, JULY 13

BPMLWRLVL: Ryan Hemsworth, Chrissy Murderbot, CJ Milli, That Work, Nire, Emel, Jason Scott at Tribeca Grand [10PM/$10-15]
Big ups to whoever is booking these parties; bring em in with a big name like Ryan Hemsworth and then  blow their fucking minds with juke/footwork from Chicago producer Chrissy Murderbot (aka the Carl Linnaeus of Club Music). A solid cohort of residents (including RBMA alum Nire) will play across the spectrum of bass music.

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Braille, Max Pearl, Volvox, John Barera at Bossa Nova Civic Club [10PM/FREE]
House and techno in a low key setting from a cast of really interesting selectors. Braille is half of Sepalcure but also a resident at Percussion Lab. Max Pearl is editor of Cluster Mag, John Barera runs Supply Records. Don’t really know what Volvox’s deal is but the name tends to show up in the more psychedelic company so I’m guessing he or she isn’t boring.
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RVDIOVCTIVE: Obey City, Jaw Jam, Alluxe plus Chemicals of Creation, Koolington, Sumkind at Tutus [10PM/FREE]
Two of the illest bass music producers headline at Tutus off the Morgan stop. both have been doin big things lately – Jaw Jam’s new EP on Symbols has been getting an excellent reception and lots of play, and Obey City’s label Astro Nautico just completed a kickstarter to press their first vinyl.
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EPICENTER: Overcast Radio (live!), Dubsworth and Tapa (live!), Tsunami Bass Experience (live!), Searchl1te, Rozi, hosted by MC ZULU at House of Yes [10PM/$10]
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SUNDAY, JULY 14

LIT CITY RAVE: Oneman (UK), Brenmar, Brass Fergie, Durban, J-Cush at Public Assembly Loft [10PM/$10]
Whereas most headliners become famous based on a few hit tunes, Oneman has become a household name in UK bass music solely on the strength of his DJing. Not only is his mixing “techno-tight” but his selections are always a paragon of what is relevant in contemporary dance music. Support from a familiar and talented cast of Lit City fam and allies.

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WOMPLIST 51: Night Slugs/Doctor Jeep b2b Obey City/DJ Uniique, Archie Pelago/Cromie & Sage Caswell, J:Kenzo, Untold, Sepalcure, Let’s Play House

FRIDAY, JUNE 28

LETS PLAY HOUSE: Marcos Cabral, Bobby Browser (SF), Space Jam at Panther Room [10PM/FREEwRSVP/$10]
House music all night from NYC heavyweight Marcos Cabral and bay area producer Bobby Browser, who manages to combine guilty-pleasure piano house with a serious techno edge. Turrbotax resident Space Jam will open the night. FREE with RSVP here (you have to use the fancy facebook app, not the facebook event)
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RINSED: Sepalcure, Grown Folk, Dan Wender, Blacky II at tba [12AM/SOLD OUT]
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SATURDAY, JUNE 29

TIGERMILK: secret guest (Night Slugs), Dj Uniique, Obey City b2b Doctor Jeep, Kuato, The Orator at 70 N 6th St [10PM/$10-15]
A new party from Kuato (of Partyguy Records) and Nick Concklin aka The Orator designed to highlight the connections between many genres of bass music (much like this mailing list!).  Secret Night Slugs headliner is just the cherry on top (hint – it’s probably the one who lives in NYC). Ferocious jersey club/ghettotech from DJ Uniique  should be a treat; Doctor Jeep is one of our favorite bass music dj/producers (check his recent mixpak radio session), and he’s going b2b with another longtime fav, Obey City.  Plus sets from the founders – who clearly know Brooklyn bass music to have put together such a great lineup. Could this be the bass music party we’ve been waiting for?
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Percussion Lab x Turrbotax: Archie Pelago, Cromie & Sage Caswell (LA), Braille, Rem Koolhaus, Nooka Jones, C-Sick at Cameo Gallery [11PM/$7-10]
Longtime allies Percussion Lab and Turrbotax hosting Archie Pelago, our favorite DJ/cello/sax trio, and West Coast house producers Cromie and Sage Caswell, who just put out the first record on Rem Koolhaus’s PEACH label. Cromie, Sage and the Archie boys were all regulars of the ‘tax back in the Cove era, so you know it’s a family affair. Plus sets from PercLab’s Braille and Nooka Jones, and Turrbo residents C-Sick and Rem Koolhaus.
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TUBA UNDERGROUND: J:Kenzo (UK), Bakir, Prism, Rozi at tba [9PM/$15]
The first label night from TUBA, an NYC dubstep label that stays true to the sounds of the old school. Everyone playing has released tracks on TUBA – J-Kenzo is coming in from UK to headline, plus super talented Boston producer Prism. Label-head Bakir and Rozi hold down the support slots. Advance tickets are all gone but they’ll be selling at the door. Rsvp to the FB event to find out the intimate venue’s address and set times.
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BPMLWRLVL: The-Drum (Chicago), Helix, Owwwls, Nick Logistik, Nire, Emel, Jason Scott at Tribeca Grand [10PM/$10-15]
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RESOLUTE x 50 Weapons: Untold (UK), Benjamin Damage (UK), Dave Q at Output [10PM/$15]
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Kyle Hall (Detroit – Album Release Party), Scott Groves at the Panther Room [10PM/$15]
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SUNDAY, JUNE 30

Mister Sunday: Justin Carter & Eamon Harkin at Gowanus Grove [3-9PM/$10]
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Machine Drum juke mixtape for OAKNYC

Machinedrum just dropped a brand new mixtape for his “#1 favorite designer clothing store”, OAKNYC (hopefully he got some clean scoop neck shirts out of the deal). All jokes aside though, this mix slays; Machinedrum is a true innovator in the area of 160bpm. This one is packed to the gills with dark, rowdy chi-style footwork beats and vivisected rap samples. Things ease up in the middle with a nice dubbed out halftime section before diving even deeper into the darkness.  No tracklist, but there’s def some Rashad, some RP Boo, and some Machinedrum exclusives in there.

WOMPLIST 50: Rabit/Glacial Sound, Curses, a/jus/ted,Discovery Party, Tripletrain, Mister Sunday, Tiki Disco

FRIDAY, JUNE 21

BROKE CITY: Rabit (Keysound), Kuato (Partyguy Records), Sleepyhead, Mohegan Son, Dunes at Bizarre Bushwick [10PM/FREE] Broke City is the Bushwick-based, perpetually free party dedicated to unpredictable permutations of house, juke, rnb, beats, and other dope shit that doesn’t have a name yet. Special guests this week are: Rabit aka Glacial Sound, with his dark, minimal grime beats, and Kuato, founder of Partyguy records and a real connoisseur of NYC party-tastic heavy bass. Check out our feature on this event below for mixes from the guests and all the info.
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NIGHT PEOPLE: Curses, DKDS, Eli Escobar, Blu Jemz, Lloydski at Le Bain [10PM/FREE] Record release party for Drop The Lime’s techno alias, Curses. Check out the singleand his promo mix. Very different than his Trouble & Bass material. Still dark, very dancefloor oriented, just trading in the rockabilly swagger and dubstep bass for Vangelis synths and icey drums. Collaborators DKDS and Night People residents Blu Jemz, Lloydski and Eli Escobar will keep the darkness going.
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a/jus/ted at Kinfolk Studios [10PM/FREE]
Super-heavy disco all night from the a/jus/ted, the duo of 20-something Eddie Mars and Justin Strauss, a 3 decade veteran of NYC dance music. Check out their excellent june mix. This isn’t nice disco. No string arrangements or diva vocals here. Just driving basslines and extra crispy drums, perfect for dancing in dark rooms or driving all night.
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SATURDAY, JUNE 22

DISCOVERY: Free Magic, Faso, and Chris Costello at Glasslands Gallery [11:30/FREE]
Our favorite disco party (4 years in August!) is doing a resident night for FREE! How can this be? Their home venue, Glasslands, has just installed a big new soundsystem, which means Discovery doesn’t have to pay to bring in extra sound. And they’re passing the savings onto us. Really excited to hear the new sound there, as Glasslands will be hosting some acts that demand it later this summer (Phaeleh, Lil’ Silva and L-Vis 1990).
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POST TRACKS: Tripletrain, George McKeon b2b Adam Cohen, Simon Yi, Ex Ex Ex b2b Max Barabas, Anibal, Duntzcap at Castlebraid Rooftop [2PM-12AM/$10] 
All day rooftop danceparty in Bushwick. Buncha Brooklyn DJs spinning deep house, tech house, bass, disco, etc. The real draw for us is Brooklyn juke/footwork producers Tripletrain, who will be playing the closing set from until 12 midnite.
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SUNDAY, JUNE 23

Mister Sunday: Justin Carter & Eamon Harkin at Gowanus Grove [3-9PM/$10-15]
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TIKI DISCO: Andy Pry, Lloydski, Eli Escobar on Funktion-1 Sound at The Knockdown Center [2-10PM/FREE] 
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WOMPLIST 49: Dub Stuy Showcase, Temple of Bass, Tiki Disco, Kingdom, Koan Sound, Minnesota, Kuhrye-oo + UNO NYC

FRIDAY, JUNE 14

Arbutus x UNO After Dark: Gobby, Special Guest, Ian Isiah, Aquarian, Kuhrye-oo at 285 Kent [12AM/$10]
Gobby’s neurosis-fueled noisey techno, Ian Isiah’s sexed-slathered RnB and Aquarian’s dark dancey techno are all stellar examples of the creativity that makes Uno such an interesting label. But to these ears, it’s opener Kuhrye-oo’s genre-fucking style that is the most compelling. His superb mixes deftly navigate a maze of dark 2-step, hiphop, vocal garage, juke, and ambient, always coming back to a center of frenetic drums and emotive midrange. Dark, psychedelic club music that is all the more danceable for it’s eclectic approach. He’s up first, at midnight.
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Northside Fest: OSBOURNE plus Evan Michael, Judge Wise, T’angelo at Cameo Gallery [12AM/$7]
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SHAMELESS: 2Melo, Casey Skodnek, Barney Iller, Tinseltown at House of Yes [10-6/$10]
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SATURDAY, JUNE 15

DUB-STUY x Northside Indie Label Showcase: Dutty Artz, Daptone Records, Easy Star, Truth and Soul, Bastard Jazz, Liondub, 180 Proof, Electric Cowbell, Names You Can Trust, Taitu at the Paper Box [2PM-1AM/$5]
Northside fest teams up with Dub Stuy records (and their incredible soundsystem) for an all day showcase of 10 of the best indy labels in NYC. It’s a great mix of soulful dance music, both new and old. DJs from some of NYC’s finest labels selecting great classic soul, dub, funk and hip hop, plus more contemporary dance music from Wompblog regulars Dutty Artz (tropical bass), Dub-Stuy’s own Tour de Force (rootsy dubstep), and Liondub (DnB). Check out our full feature on this event for a whole bunch of superfine mixes from the lineup.
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Temple of Bass: Imagika Om, Joro Boro, The Mast, True Nature, Natasha Blank at The Knockdown Center [10-6/$20]
One of them vegan raves, with no booze and raw food vendors. Seriously though, this looks like a really well-put together event (and a lack of drunk fools is nothing to complain about). This is a REALLY well curated lineup of NYC bass music. Natasha Blank is, founder of the ecstatic yoga dance party Get your Dance On and an equal-opportunity party-rocker. True Nature of Reconstrvct, master of all things dub/dubstep/drum n bass. Joro Boro, I’ll just give you his own words here: “etnoteck, glitch-folk and post-national bass” (which I can tell you from many late nights at Rubulad, fucking kicks ass). I’ve written at length about my love for live electronica duo The Mast, and the event organizers seem to agree. Headliner Imagika Om I’m admittedly not familiar with, but sounds like some fractally tribal glitch hop. All this is happening at the Knockdown Center in Queens (don’t worry, it’s still on the L train), powered by the world-class Tsunami Bass soundsystem.
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BangOn!NYC in 3D: Koan Sound, Minnesota, Chainsmokers, LowRIDERz, Max Mischief, Alex English, Sean Glass, GIno Santos, Bekim, Lacey Youngblood, Suntalk, Golden Pony, more at tba near Montrose L [9PM-6/$25]
BangOn is like the Brooklyn-raised bastard child of EDC and Lightning in a Bottle – the lineup is leans heavily on West Coast heavy bass sounds, surrounded by carnival rides, fancy lighting and 3D projections (glasses provided), food vendors and live art, all in an air-conditioned BK warehouse. Must see acts are Koan Sound, for their exuberant, funky glitch-hop (think Tipper-meets-Bootsy) and Minnesota’s melodic, luscious lovers dubstep. Oh yeah, and they added Felix Da Housecat, for bonus name recognition/ lovers of generic festival house.
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SHADE Coast 2 Coast: Total Freedom (LA), Prince William (LA), The Carry Nation, Fatherhood at tba [12AM/$15-20]
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Kingdom, Dan Boden at The Knitting Factory [11:30PM/$12]
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SUNDAY, JUNE 16

TIKI DISCO: Lloydski, Andy Pry, Eli Escobar at the Panther Room Rooftop [3-10PM/$10]
Tiki Disco has exploded in popularity since it’s genesis in the backyard of Robertas 3 summers ago. Notable that they’ve done this without ever having any guest headliners – which is a testament to the way Andy Pry, Eli Escobar and Lloydki all fucking BURN IT DOWN every goddamn time. This Sunday, the summer dance party/cult will get all up in Output’s Panther Room and roof deck.
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WOMPLIST 48: Swindle/Starkey, Terrence Parker, EPROM, Kryptic Minds, Astro Nautico, Oneman, Tiki Disco, Mister Sunday

FRIDAY, JUNE 7

Terrence Parker, Free Magic & Faso at Cameo Gallery [12AM/$12]
Terrence Parker is the fucking truth. His high energy, raw, soulful house selections and unbelievable turntablism have made him a legend amongst legends. Watch this and this right now and tell me you aren’t blown away. And yeah, he uses a telephone headset instead of headphones. Why? Well, when you can DJ like TP, it really doesn’t matter. Discovery Party residents Free Magic & Faso warm things up with their always on-point house and disco selections.
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SUBVERSE: Kryptic Minds (UK), Asylum (UK), SNGL, Rozi, I.N.I., Max Mischief, Tsunami Bass Sound at The Paper Box [9PM/$20]
Proper UK dubstep on a proper system. The duo of Kryptic Minds pillars of the classic dubstep sound, and they’re also bringing over Asylum from the UK. Local bassweight purveyors, SNGL, Rozi (who runs the Tuba label) and Subverse-NYC residents I.N.I. and Max Mischief complete the bill. Worth noting that there’s a late night b2b Neurofunk DnB sesh scheduled between Asylum and I.N.I. All this will be booming over the famous Tsunami Bass soundsystem with 4 labhorn subs, so get ready to FEEL it.
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Astro Nautico: Jaw Jamz, CZ, Starchild & The New Romantic, plus Obey City, The Range, Michael Jukeson, Tsunami Bass Sound at Free Candy [10PM/$5wRSVP/$10]
Astro Nautico’s monthly experimental beats party in Brooklyn’s raviest parking garage/art gallery (it makes sense when you’re there). Not as familiar with this lineup so I’m not going to attempt to summarize, but Astro has become a name you can trust in underground bass music. Also featuring Tsunami Bass Sound (busy friday for those wizards!) and guest VJs for your ear and eye pleasure.
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SATURDAY, JUNE 8

Trouble & Bass: SWINDLE (deep medi, UK), Starkey, DJ Slow, Star Eyes, Strange VIP at Steel Drums [10PM/$10]
Swindle is a hell of a musician. He takes purple dubstep and infuses it with a triple shot of jazz-funk synth lines, which he executes brilliantly with incredible keyboard chops. His first track, Do The Jazz, changed my fucking life when I heard his label-mates Silkie & Quest drop it at Cielo last year. I’ve still never heard anything like it, except for Swindle’s other productions. Swindle’s full length record comes out later this month – stream it here. Also headlining is the exceptionally talented ‘street bass’ producer Starkey, from Philly. He’s had an incredible run of sci-fi themed albums and EPs over the last few years (Orbits being one of my favorite albums of 2012). Finally, T&B crew Star Eyes and Strange VIP will be warming up, plus special guest DJ Slow, still in town from RBMA.
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EPROM, Dubbel Dutch, Sleepyhead at Glasslands Gallery [11:30PM/$10]
Eprom has been mutating hip hop beats into delightfully monstrous bass music for 7 or 8 years now. A perfect example is his Kendrick remix, which has thoroughtly blown up in the last few weeks. His first LP, Metahuman, came out last year on Rwina Records, and earned wide praise for his glitched-out 808s and crunchy, low slung basslines. Personally, his Pipe Dream EP is still my favorite. It’s a shame that this is competing with the Starkey/Swindle show, as Starkey is actually a huge fan of Eprom’s; listen to him gush over some classic Eprom here (“you can’t play anything after this!”). Excellently chosen support acts, too – Dubbel Dutch always tears it down with his turbo-tropical club jams, and Broke City resident Sleepyhead is quite an accomplished bass music producer and DJ in his own right.
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DARK DISCO: Oneman, Jayceeoh, CRNKN, DKDS at 88 Palace [11PM/$15]
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Flinch, Infuze, Subset at Webster Hall Basement [11PM/$10/19+]
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SUNDAY, JUNE 9

TIKI DISCO: Eli Escobar, Lloydski, Andy Pry at The Knockdown Center [FREE/2-10PM]
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CLASSIC ALBUM SUNDAYS: Massive Attack – Blue Lines listening party at the Panther Room [1-4PM/$15]
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MISTER SUNDAY: Justin Carter and special guest Desiree West at Gowanus Grove [1-4PM/$10]
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WompList 47: Reconstrvct/Outlook Launch, Mosca, Krampfhaft/Gaslamp Killer, XXXY, Chaisley Lussier, A Tribe Called Red, Ray Keith

FRIDAY, MAY 31

TOP PICK  Gaslamp Killer, Edan (all vinyl DJ set), FaltyDL, Nick Hook, Krampfhaft at Music Hall of Williamsburg [9PM/$15]
GLK is an incredibly high energy performer, viciously mashing crunk hip hop beats, psychadelia, ecstatic middle eastern music and all manner off voodoo via turntables and live controllers. But the real star here is Krampfhaft, who is playing first at 9:30. It’s a special treat to see this guy, as he’s only in town as an RBMA participant before returning to Europe. His necksnapping, lazer-baked beats fuse wonky, juke, and 808 music into something that is clearly from the future. In fact, it was one of his tracks that got DJ shadow kicked off the decks in Miami for being “too future”. Check out his last three EPs – they just keep getting better. Quite frankly I’m terrified of what he’s gonna make next. Also on the bill is Edan doing an all vinyl hip hop DJ set, and NYC gems FaltyDL and Nick Hook.
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RBMA Closing Room 1: Legowelt, Beautiful Swimmers, Marcos Cabral, Ron Morelli / Room 2:Kerri Chandler, Bookworms, Willie Burns, more at Output [8PM/$15adv]
Main room is a L.I.E.S. label night while the side room hosts Mosca, Kerri Chandler, Mathew Jonson and RBMA allstars. Live house/techno showcase from 7-10 is only $10, while door will be 20-30 later.
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GOOD LOOKS NY: Chaisley Lussier, Bass Control, Narkatta, at Lilium (Funktion-1 Sound) [10PM/FREEwRSVP]
Lilium is a club in the W hotel. Yes, there’s bottle service, but more importantly, there are good DJs. Chaisley Lussier has impeccable taste in UK bass, Narkatta plays glitch-hop, and Bass Control is electro/progressive house. 2 outta 3 aint bad! Could be a good choice if you have friends that you can never convince to come to BK.
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RINSED: XXXY, Jaw Jam, Paul Raffaele, Dan Wender, Blacky II at tba [12AM/$20adv]
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SATURDAY, JUNE 1

RECONSTRVCT XIII Outlook Launch Party: Author (live), Cyrus, Seven, Jack Sparrow, Ruckspin, Joe Nice, True Nature, Selector Joseph Demension at tba [10PM/$30]
Words can’t describe what a huge deal this is, but I’ll try anyway. Reconstrvct is the best party in Brooklyn; 100% independent, underground and uncompromising. Their lineups are always massively stacked; this one is mountainous. They got the best renegade sound system in NYC (Tsunami Bass), recently upgraded to 40,000 watts of the warmest, cleanest bass I’ve ever heard. Add to that that this is the NYC/US launch party for Outlook, the world’s best bass music festival. People are coming hundreds of miles for this. If you really want to get an understanding, read my previous writeups of the headliners Author, and of Outlook Festival, or check out the featured event page, loaded with mixes and tunes from the stellar lineup.
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A Tribe Called Red, Zuzuka Ponderosa, Jubilee at Glasslands [11:30PM/$12]
A Tribe Called Red is a trio that blends native american music with club music and hip hop to great effect. One of the most interesting live electronic acts I’ve heard about in a minute. Joining them is ridiculously energetic funk carioca emcee, Zuzuka Ponderosa, and the hardest working DJ in BK, Jubilee. 
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DISCOVERY: San Soda plus Free Magic, Faso at Tba Brooklyn 395 Wythe Ave [10PM/$10]
One of our favorite house and disco parties, featuring a very special guest from Belgium. 
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SUNDAY, JUNE 2

Summer Sundays: Tony Quattro, Flubba, Cream Dream, Futurenegade, DIRTYBoogie, grill by Cobra Krames at MTHR Inc 1189 Myrtle Ave [5PM/FREE]
If you like underground dance music in NYC, then Tony Quattro, Flubba and Cream Dream are three names you should be paying attention to. Fresh house and bass music. 
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DUBPLATE DREAD LABEL LAUNCH: Ray Keith, Db, Golden Child b2b Sblendid, emcees Jamalski & Trac at the Panther Room [8PM/$10]
Ray Keith and DJ DB, both Drum n Bass legends, launching a new label at Output’s panther room. Just $10, in the side room at Output.
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Mister Sunday: Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin at Gowanus Grove [3-9PM/$10]
Beautiful house music in a beautiful grove on the water. Great vibes all damn day.
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LEWIS JAMES mix for Original Cultures + Krakatoa EP

Dope dope dope dope fucking beats from Lewis James, an Irish producer based in Amsterdam. His  KRAKATOA EP came out last week on Original Cultures, and here’s a mix celebrating it. Largely his productions, as well as tracks by Submerse, Ital Tek, Clicks and Whistles, EAN and Mr. Carmack to tie it all together – damn fine company. While the EP tracks are great, I think the ordering does them a disservice – the first two (Million Dollar Lady and Mr. Cannibal BBQ) don’t grab me nearly as much as the last three. But in the mix, they all really shine – you can really feel the energy and focus Lew put in to these tracks seeping out.

Like contemporaries Eprom, Desto, and Doshy, Lewis James has been producing crunked-out mutant 808 tracks since way before the whole trap thing blew up.  But such base(d) comparisons sell short what Lewis James does in the studio. This is some neon hyphy bitcrushed gangster shit. His 2012 Heavy Romance EP (which featured the best album art of the year) was full of fantastic ideas and great moments; the slap bass on Everything, the sample chopping over gritty bass on Only Me. But the new EP shows a lot of growth. It all just sounds more urgent, more self-assured – cleaner, tighter and far more deadly for the dancefloor.

LEWIS JAMES Xclusive Mix by Mixology on Mixcloud

TRACKLIST:
The whole – Lewis James
Algorithms and Ghosts – Submerse
Cant Believe – Clicks and Whistles
Fire (No Payroll) – Mr. Carmack
All or Nothing – Lewis James
Wrinkle Free – Lewis James
Vesuvius – Lewis James
Burnt – EAN
Powerchild – Lewis James
Powerchild (EAN Remix) – Lewis James
Hyper Real – Ital tek
All Your Demons – Lewis James

Two fresh mixes from Goth Trad

Two fresh promo mixes from Goth-Trad, one of the most innovative producers working at 140. Seriously. I know the word ‘innovative’ gets abused more than any other descriptor in music journalism, but nobody deserves it more than Goth-Trad.

The first is just 20 minutes, and definitely a production showcase. It includes both tracks off his forthcoming Deep Medi single (Behind the Glass/Born to Know) as well as the best cuts off his New Epoch LP and his gorgeous Submotion Orchestra remix.

The second mix is promo for his Friday appearance at London club Fabric. More representative of his DJ sets, this one is packed with VIPs and deep cuts from his catalog as well as a handful of tracks from other producers. At 48 minutes, it’ll leave you wanting more, but you’ll have a great sense of what his performances are like.

Well, sort of. I just heard that the next time GT comes through the states, he’ll be playing a live hardware set. Who’s gonna book him? Deep Space, round 3? Reconstrvct surprise guest? Subverse? The Bunker???? Can’t wait to find out.

Goth Trad – Exclusive Licked Beatz Promo Mix by Lickedbeatz on Mixcloud

TRACKLIST
Behind The Glass – GOTH-TRAD & Ruckspin
The Gmabia – Mensah
Suffer Not (Goth-Trad Remix)- Submotion Orchestra
Man in The Maze – Goth Trad
Anti Grid – Goth Trad
Born to Know – Goth Trad
New Epoch – Goth Trad

TRACKLIST:
01. Techno Animal – Intercranial
02. GOTH-TRAD – Grind (dub)
03. Plastikman – Ask Yourself [Sleeper Remix] (dub)
04. GOTH-TRAD – Meteor (dub)
05. KARMA – Meanings (dub)
06. GOTH-TRAD – Cut End VIP (dub)
07. Pampidoo – Synthesizer Voice [GOTH-TRAD Remix VIP] (dub)
08. DUBTRO – Printed Mental (dub)
09. GOTH-TRAD – Airbreaker
10. ENA – Drop (dub)
11. GOTH-TRAD & RUCKSPIN – Behind The Glass (dub)
12. GOTH-TRAD – Axis (dub)
13. DUBTRO – Blue World (dub)
14. KARMA – Neon Trail (dub)
15. GOTH-TRAD – Born To Know (dub)
16. ENA – inutility
17. Fis – Steeper
18. Danny Scrilla – Fallout [GOTH-TRAD Remix]
19. GOTH-TRAD – Metropolis (dub)
20. GOTH-TRAD – Untitled (dub)
21. Lea Lea – Black or White [GOTH-TRAD Remix]
22. Andy Stott – Execution

Win Tickets to See Kryptic Minds in NYC

Win 2 tickets to see the formidable Kryptic Minds on their first-ever US tour alongside Asylum at Subverse in New York City on June 7th

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Highonbeats.com is running a twitter and fb contest to win tickets. Obviously, this is a top pick on our calendar. Nice lineup and sound by Tsunami Bass. Those new labhorn subs of theirs are gonna get a WORKOUT.

Womplist 45: Distal, Broke City, Juan Atkins, Keith Edward, Zombie Nation, L-Vis 1990, Detroit Swindle

FRIDAY, MAY 17

Distal, Owen Howells, Dave Q, Nooka Jones at Cameo Gallery [12AM/$7]
Distal is a fantastically talented producer out of Atlanta. Constantly pushing genre boundaries with his own work, and with the output of his label, Embassy, he’s come to embody “bass music” for me. Owen Howells is also producer and label owner from the UK, specializing in house and techno. Check his feature mix for percussion lab, who are also providing Nooka Jones as support. The addition of Dave Q, founder of Dub War and relentless advocate of futuristic bass music, makes this show an incredible deal for less than $10.
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GET NAKED: Beto Cravioto plus Andy Pry, Keith Edward at 594 Union [10PM/FREE]
Beto Cravioto is a resident of the Kaviar Disco Club parties. He’s been getting a lot of  bookings lately thanks to his well-received release on Plant Music, and solid abilities selecting disco and deep house. Keith Edward and Andy Pry are both fucking awesome DJs. Keith is also a beatmaker (you might have heard his recent work on Stones Throw) and vinyl purist, with incredibly deep crates of disco, house, funk and soul records. His mixing is as tight as it gets. Andy Pry is one of three residents of the wildly successful Tiki Disco party. Their mix of everything from tech house to nu disco to classic hip hop has become synonymous with summertime in Brooklyn. With any luck, this party might too.
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BROKE CITY: Body Language (dj set), BFG, Michael Jukeson, plus Sleepyhead, Figgy, Dunes at Bizarre Bushwick [9:30PM/FREE]
Body Language blew up from the Brooklyn DIY scene with many tentacles of awesomeness; their better-than-the-original indie pop remixes have gained them a wide net of supporters, while their output as a band making indie-ish feelgood slow disco has also been incredibly solid. They’ll be DJing house, techno and disco and also debuting a live side featuring members of the band. Astro Nautico resident Michael Jukeson also guest DJs, reciprocating when the Broke City residents took over Astro in April. And as always, the Broke City residents Sleepyhead, Figgy and Dunes are all stupid talented producers in their own right, making this party an absurd deal at free.ninetynine.
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SATURDAY, MAY 18

Juan Atkins, Contakt at Cameo Gallery [12AM/$17-20]
Techno is one of the few genres whose origin can be acurately traced to a specific time, place and group of 3 friends. Juan Atkins is part of that Holy Trinity, and that’s as far as this metaphor is gonna go. If you crave raw, unadulterated Detroit techno, then there’s nothin better. Opening up is Turrbotax founder Contakt, who also grew up in Detroit, playing techno.
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MIDNIGHT ZERO: ZOMBIE NATION, L-VIS 1990, Dubbel Dutch, Physical Therapy at Steel Drums [11PM/$10]
Steel Drums, the north Brookyln warehouse venue, has apparently gotten a makeover, and tonight are hosting a massive lineup. Just today they announced the surprise headliner ZOMBIE NATION, of Kernkraft 400 fame. Since his breakout hit in 99, he’s stayed busy, and true to his dark, saturated sound. Hopefully he’s playing one of his famed MPC live sets. Founding Night Slug L-Vis 1990 would have been headliner enough. Joining him is Mixpak boss Dubbel Dutch, who always brings the house down with manic, crunked-out tropical bass, and local techno DJ Physical Therapy.
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Nautiluss, James Friedman, Paul Raffaele at Cameo Gallery BASEMENT [10PM/FREEwRSVP]
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SUNDAY, MAY 19

BODY TALK: Detroit Swindle, Evan Michael, Nooka Jones & Vinyla at Le Bain [9-3/FREE]
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Squarepusher plays pyro (Endless Flamethrower Mix)

Squarepusher mixing an hour of his own tunes, from across his discography. The theme here seems to be bleepy, sped up nintendo-esque melodies over his signature low-key breakcore percussion.

You can catch Squarepusher live at LPR Tuesday, July 9th.

“This mix, following on from Instantium Hardphace last year, is the second of a series of what I call ‘horizontal slices.’ The idea is that there are several long running ‘themes’ in my work -in other words, groups of pieces across time that partake of some kind of stylistic commonality. So whilst any given group will draw from nearly twenty years of releases, it will have an aesthetic unity that individual albums have often shunned. Of course, it’s up to the listener to make sense (or otherwise) of what that aesthetic may be!” – Tom Jenkinson, March 2013

Tracklist:
“Rotate Electrolyte” / Hello Everything (2006)
“Planetarium” / Hello Everything (2006)
“Ultravisitor” / Ultravisitor (2004)
“Welcome To Europe” / Hello Everything (2006)
“I Wish You Could Talk” / Go Plastic (2001)
“PSultan (Squarepusher remix)” / Chaos A.D. (1998)
“Port Rhombus” / Port Rhombus e.p. (1996)
“Tetra-Sync” / Ultravisitor (2004)
“Tommib” / Go Plastic (2001)
“Theme From Ernest Borgnine” / Feed Me Weird Things (1996)

Womplist 44: Duke Dumont, Detroit Swindle, The CLAW ft Kelela & RP Boo, PBR Streetgang, Dark Disco

FRIDAY, MAY 10

FORM & SUBSTANCE: Projection Mapping in Contemporary Art, music by Archie Pelago, Braille, Nooka Jones, more at Gowanus Ballroom [10PM/$10]
Projection Mapping has had a profound impact on dance music visuals in the last few years. Amon Tobin’s ISAM was many people’s first exposure to it, but there are hundreds of other practitioners of this nascent art form. Form + Substance is an art show happening this weekend, featuring 19 such artists with 26 projection-mapped works on display. The event takes place in the Gowanus Ballroom, a massive alternative art space. Curated by Percussion Lab founder Brian Blessinger (amongst others), the event will also feature music from PercLab resident DJs Nooka Jones and Praveen Sharma, plus a live set from your favorite cello/DJ/sax trio, Archie Pelago. If you’re ready for the next next level visual shit, this is the place to be.
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PBR Streetgang, Mateo, Evan Michael, Judge Wise, T’Angelo at Cameo Gallery [12AM/$10]
PBR Streetgang are the funkiest. Seriously, listen to this cut right now, and try not to shit when the Missy vocal comes in. A DJ and production duo from the UK, they frequently get labelled as house, or nu-disco. And while they certainly encompass those sounds, and embrace them in their DJ sets, it’s their funk which distinguishes them productions from a sea of meh competitors. Show starts at midnight, so they’ll probably go on around 2.
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RBMA x DARK DISCO: Metro Area, Bok Bok b2b L-Vis 1990, Gerd Janson at 88 Palace [$15/11PM]
Mean Red’s Dark Disco. With a lil help from RBMA, Mean Red has brought out 3 headlining acts for Dark Disco. Top billin is a a live set from Metro Area, the first performance in 10 years from house/disco duo of Morgan Geist and Darshan Jesrani. Gerd Janson is headliner #2, also a house/disco dude from Berlin, where he was a resident at Panorama Bar, so that’s insta-cred for all you rave snobs out there. It’s deserved; check his recent BR set, some serious funk and soul in his house. But what really puts this over the top is a b2b set from Bok Bok and L-Vis 1990, founding members of Night Slugs. Their grimey approach to raw techno and jackin house helped bring about a revitalization in UK dance music in the post dubstep diaspora in 2009. Both are certified ace djs, and they help run one of the most exciting labels out there; that means a blistering set full of shit you won’t hear anywhere else for another 6 months.
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Drop Electric, The Mast, Psychic Twin at Knitting Factory [8PM/$7]
Three vocal-centric live electronic acts play an early show at the Knit. Mostly we’re listing this cuz The Mast is playing, an absurdly talented live electronic duo of vocalist Haale and percussionist/producer Matt Kilmer. Haale has a voice unlike anything I’ve ever heard – phenomenally powerful, nuanced, and hypnotic quality that pairs so well with Matt’s gorgeous, deft beats (both sequenced and live). Reminiscent of the Knife, Massive Attack or Bjork, while maintaining their own distinct, moody groove.
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TRIBES WKND EDITION: Dan Wender b2b Blacky II, Flubba bb Don Clark, Tony Quattro b2b Matt FX, Ishi b2b Gutterman, Gizmo b2b Sophie M.A., Dunes b2b Sleepyhead, Rlly Tho at 1040 Metropolitan [10PM/$10]
No headliners, just a good ole fashioned till-dawn warehouse rager helmed by residents from some or the best damn underground parties in NYC. We got the home team Tribes crew, Matt FX, Sophie M.A. and Ishi, then Dunes and Sleepyhead reppin Broke City, Dan Wender and Blacky II of Rinsed fame, and Flubba and Don Clark from the mighty Bass Squad. RSVP gets you a drink ticket and reduced admission before 1.
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James Blake, FaltyDL, Obey City at AMNH [9PM/$25]
James Fucking Blake at the Museum of Natural Fucking History – not a bad date, right? Plus FaltyDL, who will be awesome whether he’s playing live or spinning records, and Astro Nautico resident, Obey City.
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SATURDAY, MAY 11

Lit City x Fade To Mind: Mystery Guest Headliners, RP BOO (NYC debut), Tink (live PA), Total Freedom, J-Cush, Durban, TCJ at 285 Kent [10PM/$10]
The mystery is over… top billed headliner is the new ghetto bass triforce of Total Freedom, Nguzunguzu and Kingdom, calling themselves THE CLAW, they will have a special 3 hour set featuring vocalist Kelela. However, we’re most excited about RP Boo, whose aggressive, innovative sampling style was instrumental in transforming late 90s ghetto house into what we now know as footwork and juke. His first LP, appropriately titled Legacy! is dropping in 3 days on Planet Mu. Also on is a live PA from up-n-coming Chi-town R&B star, Tink.
Set times:
9-11 Lit City Residents – TCJ, DURBAN and J-CUSH
11-2 THE CLAW (NGUZUNGUZU, TOTAL FREEDOM & KINGDOM) ft KELELA
2-230 TINK
230-4?? RP BOO
4??-5?? ?????????SURPRISES
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FIXED: Duke Dumont plus JDH & Dave P at Le Poisson Rouge [11PM/$10]
Duke Dumont is blowin up right now – he’s one of the only dance artists in recent memory to have a #1 hit on the UK charts, with the unstoppably catchy Need You (100%). But its not that surprising; Dumont initially made his name pounding out legitimately banging club remixes of pop tunes (exhibit A: his 2006 Missy remix), so he knows a thing or two about catchy vocal hooks. Initially working within a more fidget/electro style, Dumont has capitalized on the current house insanity in the UK. Duke Dumont goes on at 1AM, while residents JDH & Dave P, just back from playing Coachella, open and close the night.
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DISCOVERY: Detroit Swindle, Dirt Crew, Free Magic & Faso at Glasslands [11:30/$10]
Discovery is bringing out Detroit Swindle, a house music duo from Berlin who have been quietly blowing up across the pond. Channeling a lifelong love of motown and soul through their drum machines, their productions keep things on more restrained, deep house tip, But their live sets will get you loose as hell. Also on the bill is Dirt Crew label boss Break 3000. Discovery Party residents Free Magic + Faso will be warming things up, and Glasslands will be looking and sounding better than ever. Not only are they bringing in serious sound reinforcement, but the new programmable lighting installation (that has replaced the cloud) will be in full effect.
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SUNDAY, MAY 12

Night Vision 003: Special Guest Headliner TBA, Bass Squad DJs at The DL [9PM/$10]
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Mister Sunday Opening Party: Justin Carter & Eamon Harkin at Gowanus Grove [3-9PM/$10wRSVP]
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WompList 43: IDLE02, Kastle, Low Limit, a/jus/ted, Beats Antique, Supply Records

FRIDAY, MAY 3

ASTRONAUTICO: Low Limit, Time Wharp, Dreams, Obey City, Paul Jones, Michael Jukeson at Free Candy [10PM/$5wRSVP]
Experimental beats label Astronautico’s monthly party is a mainstay of this list. Partly, it’s the badass space, partly the proper sound, but mostly, its the bookings. Consistently showcasing the most exciting North American experimental bass music is what has made Astronautico a crucial part of the NYC underground. This time, they feature the cleverly named Time Limit tour, comprised of Low Limit and Time Wharp. Both have a successful history with wonky beats, but the collaborative promo mix they put out leans more towards acid house and weird, energetic berlin techno. Also on the bill is up and coming beatmaker Dreams. His productions explore the RnB/future beats territory made popular by Shlohmo, but seethe with an urgency you don’t typically associate with that sound. Hoping for a fiery set from this one.
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Kastle (live!), Knxwledge at 285 Kent [8PM/$12]
Kastle is a major force in stateside bass music. As both a label head, (he runs Symbols recordings) and a producer, he specializes in lush, intricate and often emotional club tunes. Rarely is a Symbols release solidly one genre; more often its somewhere in a Venn diagram of house, garage, futuristic rnb (but it always has amazing art, thanks to Joyce Su). Kastle’s utterly fantastic LP dropped last week, and this is one of the first stops on his tour in support of the album AND the debut of his live show. As someone with extremely high standards for both his music and his label, I’m thinking his live set is gonna be top notch. Also playing is super prolific dusty beatmaker Knxwledge.
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SUPPLY RECORDS RELEASE PARTY: Taimur, Max Pearl, John Barera at Bossa Nova Civic Club [10PM/FREE]
Celebrating the release of SUPPLY 005, B-Tracks Flightless EP. Supply Records boss John Barera has invited BLKMARKET founder & resident Taimur and cluster mag editor & eclectic DJ Max Pearl to join him in playing some tunes at the Bossa Nova Civic Club. BNCC has a great soundsystem, no cover and one of the lowest incidences of douches per capita of any club in NYC (and they have Club Mate!)
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SATURDAY, MAY 4

IDLE 02: Rrose (live!), Prism House (live!), Dave Q, Dustmite, Max Von Cannon at TBA [10-5/$15]
IDLE is the second in a series of collaborative AV events put on by Reconstrvct and BigUp magazine (two of the most trustworthy names in bass music). Essentially a massive art show (this time featuring Kahori Maki, whose work is MINDBLOWING) with music from a host of experimental bass music acts with a heavy emphasis on a/v shows. But IDLE elevates that to a sumptuous sensory experience via their discerning curation, top notch production design, venue choice and the best sound in town (Tsunami Bass, duhhhh). Dense, mysterious techno from Rrose, wildly experimental live beats from Prism House, a set from NYC’s leading bass music futurist (and Dub War founder) Dave Q, and more. Venue is ONLY announced to advanced ticket holders, so go cop those before it’s too late.
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Record Release Party: a/jus/ted with Jeremy Glenn LIVE at Kinfolk Studios [10PM/FREE]
a/jus/ted is the duo of Eddie Mars (aka Teddy Stuart) and Justin Strauss. United by their love of analogue disco production, what makes them so interesting is that they’re separated by a dozen generations of clubbers. Justin Strauss is an NYC institution, with 3 decades of NYC nightlife experience, who has played literally everywhere. Eddie Mars is a young gun, who has already produced and remixed for labels like UNO and DFA, and before that had 4 years experience throwing epicly dark, sweaty Vietcong Disco loft parties. Tho it’s just one 12”, they clearly have a synergy as a production team – as their record clearly shows. A shimmering, vital, timeless piece of disco.
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Beats Antique, Russ Liquid at Brooklyn Bowl [8PM/$15]
Beats Antique have carved out a unique sound, marrying party-starting glitch-hop beats with live musicianship. Fiddle and mandolin riff off sequenced and live drums (and often a host of bellydancers) creating a gypsy crunk vibe that goes over really well with the Burner and Bisco scenes. Support from west coast producer Russ Liquid, who has really distinguished himself from the field with his slyly funky, heavily textured, sinuous, intricate beats.
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RBMA x The Bunker: Andy Stott, Atom TM, Objekt, Octo Octa, Patrick Pulsinger, Kloke, Smax at Public Assembly [10PM-6AM/$20]
Buncha dudes playin really good techno.
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AUTHOR: Forward Forever Mix 2013

Author, the production duo of Jack Sparrow and Dom Ruckspin, have been relatively quiet until this week. They just announced that their second full length album will be dropping on Black Box on June 24th (tracklist below). You can hear the first single here, and they’ve put together a phenomenal new live mix with a bunch of tunes from their new album. No tracklist, but it sounds like 100% original tunes. NYC heads will recall their incredible live PA set at Reconstrvct Outlook Launch Party in June of last year.

Their first LP came out at the end of 2011 on Tectonic, establishing their incredibly cohesive, jazz-drenched, smoked-out sound.  If this mix is any indication, their new material stays firmly rooted in their successful formula. But as you get into the middle third, the vibe gets weirder and deeper, dipping into some dark, mystical, ecstatic territory hinted at in the midst of their previous live sets.

Author Forward Forever LP Tracklist:

1. After Time feat. Quark
2. In The Sky feat. Jehst & Stig of the Dump
3. Innovate
4. My Only
5. Chant feat. June Miller & Rider Shafique
6. Gathered feat. Quantum Soul
7. On The Boil feat. Quantum Soul
8. Paint By Numbers feat. Quark
9. Jah Live feat. Dan Man
10. Roman feat. Quark
11. Take The Bridge Home
12. Keep Moving feat. Rider Shafique

DJ Madd Roots & Future Podcast 1

DJ Madd, one of Europe’s leading dubstep selectors, bringing you 43 minutes of rootsy, dubwise tunes. Horns a plenty, guitar upstrokes, bouncy basslines and just the right amount of vocals keep the vibes uplifting. There’s hot tunes of the moment (Badman City) alongside modern classics (Goth-trad’s Cut End or Caspa & Rusko’s King George). The mix finishes off with Mungo’s Hifi  – International Roots (LD Remix) a perfect example of the “Roots & Future” aesthetic – lacing lovely vocals and organic, syncopated drums with just a touch of purple synths. With any luck, this will be the first of many more installments to this series, as it’s one of my favorite directions in the dubstep diaspora.

Hungarian-born but now based in the UK, Madd has been cranking out quality releases on venerated labels like Osiris, Black Box and Wheel & Deal since ’08, and has been a staple on the festival circuit for the last several years.

Womplist #41: Amon Tobin, VIVEK, Tunnel Vision, Dj Ripley, Easy Star Allstars, Turntable Lab Record Store Day

Everyones’ favorite holiday brings a variety of mind-expanding shows. Easy Star Allstars dub out the BK Bowl tonight, while Mike Servito and Nooka Jones throw down top-shelf house and techno at Cameo. Saturday, Turntable Lab has huge lineup of killer in-store performances all day in honor of Record Store Day. Amon Tobin is gonna take some heads off at LPR, while DJ Ripley cools out Bushwick and Dave Q presents experimental film + electronic music pairings at Indie Screen. Monday there’s VIVEK at Deep Space; system sound for system people indeed. And Wednesday, catch Turrbotax resident Space Jamz kicking off the inaugural Lunch Beat NYC in the flatiron.

Quick note that  I’m changing up the titling a bit this week, so that these blog posts more closely match the email blasts, since they’re almost the exact same content. Also, Weekend Womp Forecast was a terrible name.  Onward!

FRIDAY, APRIL 19

Easy Star Allstars, John Brown’s Body at Brooklyn Bowl [8PM/$15]
The Easy Star Allstars have made a name for themselves doing next-level dub covers of classic albums. They’ve remade Dark Side of The Moon, Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band, and Radiohead’s OK Computer – all pretty stoney albums to begin with – to be even more irie than the originals. Which is no small feat. But the real accomplishment here is that these don’t sound like covers at all; more like the same album from an alternate dimension.The Allstars are comprised of top-notch session players and produced by the deft hand of Ticklah, aka Victor Axelrod (who is also a founding member of The Dap-Kings and Antibalas).
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Mike Servito, Nooka Jones, Air Zaire at Cameo Gallery [12AM/$12]
Mike Servito and Nooka Jones are two of the best resident DJs in NYC for house and techno. While Mike is the definitive old guard, with nearly 20 years behind the decks (the last 10 as a resident for The Bunker, NYC’s seminal techno party), Nooka is the new-school poster boy. Initially coming up as an intern for Percussion Lab a few years back, Nooka has quickly shed the young-gun descriptors to become known primarily for his stellar mixing and diverse selections. If you’re looking for trendy shit, look elsewhere.
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SATURDAY, APRIL 20

RECORD STORE DAY: FaltyDL, DJ Ayres, Eli Escobar, Justin Strauss, Dope Shoes, many more at Turntable Lab [10AM-8PM/FREE]
Turntable Lab has an epic lineup of in store performances for Record Store Day, featuring some of NYC’s best dance music selectors. Check your local twitter listings and their website tomorrow for set times, or watch the livestream online.
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TUNNEL VISION: Raz Mesinai, Ikue Mori, Howse, David Linton at IndieScreen [9:30/$10wRSVP]
A unique event put together by Dub War founder Dave Q, exploring the intersection of experimental film and bass music, at the Indie Screen cinema (next to Glasslands). Tunnel Vision will feature a variety of shorts as well as 4 longer works will be shown on the main screen, with live electronic scores performed on the exquisite Tsunami Bass Soundsystem. Definitely not your standard club night.
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Amon Tobin (DJ Set) at Le Poisson Rouge [11PM/$20]
While Amon Tobin has been turning heads of the last 2 years with his phenomenal ISAM a/v show, his DJ sets are pretty mind-blowing in their own right, as his 2003 live album will attest. His dynamic sets are furious mix of classics from his extensive discography, deep cuts of weirdo drum-n-bass, and smattering of contemporary heavyness. I’ve seen him several times and can say with confidence that his sets never disappoint.
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COOL OUT: DJ Ripley (all-vinyl dancehall set), Max Pearl, Regent Street, Oliver Rivard at Bushwick Kitchen [11PM/FREE]
A rocksteady, ska and dubwise party, featuring an all-vinyl set from DJ Ripley. Can’t say enough good things about Ripley. Not only is she an absurdly talented DJ (check the mixes. seriously.) and a freshly minted member of Dutty Artz, she’s also a righteous legal scholar, educator and activist. Her twitter and blog are must-reads if you ever think about the intersections of gender, race and class as they pertain to the dancefloor. And if you don’t, WAKE THE FUCK UP! Shit matters.
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Weekend Forecast: Traxman + DJ Deeon, Egyptrixx, Bonobo, Christian Martin, Jubilee, Gerd

FRIDAY, APRIL 12

TOP PICK  LIT CITY RAVE: DJ Deeon, Traxman, Dubbel Dutch, J-Cush, Durban at The Rink [10PM/$12]
Lit City is back in NYC for the first time since New Years, and boy are they going hard. First off, it’s the NYC debut of DJ Deeon, who has been pushing Chicago’s ghetto house sounds since ‘94 – he’s one of the true originators and innovators. But they’re also bringing out Traxman, another Chicago footwork legend. His Da Mind of Traxman LP on Planet Mu last year was a shoe-in for year end lists, and a turning point in visibility for the sounds of chicago footwork. Also on the bill, Mixpak’s Dubbel Dutch, who knows a thing or two about makin motherfuckers dance at high tempos, and Lit City residents J-Cush and Durban. Back at 285 Kent – bring earplugs, it will get loud.
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Egyptrixxx, Evan Michael, T’Angelo, Judge Wise at Cameo Gallery [12AM/$7]
Toronto’s Egyptrixxx is back in NYC, with his “celestial club music”. Pulling from techno, drone and even pop motifs, Egyptrixxx obliterates your expectations of what can be done with a 4×4 format. Expect an extremely danceable set full of unexpected textures, tension and a complete lack of trendy bullshit.
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Christian Martin (Dirtybird) plus Chris Love, AB Logic, Chris Patrick + Joe Pompeo at Cielo [10PM/$15]
Christian Martin is one of the founders of Dirtybird, the label that has single handedly fomented a San Francisco funky tech house revival. Supported by the SOUP crew, who normally hold it down at Sullivan Room, this is a party for people serious about gettin their dance on.
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BONOBO, Nickodemus, Wiseacre at Public Assembly [12AM/$10]
The demigod of downtempo, Bonobo, is playing 2 shows tonight in support of his new LP, The North Borders. The first, at Webster Hall, is totally sold out, but he has a late DJ set at Public Assembly with limited tickets available at the door. I’ve had the pleasure of catching Bonobo twice in the last year, and his DJ sets are energetic and danceable, infused with his uber-smooth jazz and trip hop sensibility, but still sounding totally current for a 2013 dancefloor.
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SATURDAY, APRIL 13

DISCOVERY: Gerd plus Free Magic & Faso at Glasslands [12AM/$10]
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Lit City & Bandshell Present: Brenmar, Total Freedom, Rizzla, J-Cush at 285 Kent [12AM/$10]
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NIGHT PEOPLE: Jubilee, Eli Escobar, Lloydski, Blu Jemz at Le Bain
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Archie Pelago live at Glasslands for Discovery Party March 9, 2013

A recent live set from the Archie Pelago, recorded live at Glasslands for Discovery Party on  March 9. One of the reasons I love these dudes so much is their versatility. You could say that’s by design; the trio is a DJ (Dan Hirshorn) and two live musicians (Zach Koeber on Saxaphone and Greg Heffernan on Cello) which gives them a lot of range, stylistically.

But it’s also by choice. A week before this set was recorded, I saw them at Freecandy where their set was largely 160 bpm stuff – juke, jungle and the like. That feel was perfect for the Astronautico party, which leans towards the experimental edges of bass music. Then they turn around and play an almost all-house set (with a fucking awesome techno curveball from Randomer towards the end) for Discovery. Judging by how the whole crowd was dancing, it was the right choice.  Enjoy.

Archie Pelago – Live at DISCOVERY March 2013 by Discovery Recordings on Mixcloud

TRACKLIST:
Throwing Shade (dub) – Distal
The BDA (Archie Pelago BFA Remix) – Aoim & Meveo
Madame Suede Nightshade (dub) – Archie Pelago
Remember (Azuni Remix) – Leif
Bop – Brandt Brauer Frick
Ghetto Kraviz – Nina Kraviz
Clammy Customer (dub) – Archie Pelago
Subway Gothic – Archie Pelago
Get Yourself Together – Randomer
Breezy Whey (forthcoming) – Archie Pelago

Weekend Forecast: Doc Daneeka, DJ Funeral, Subverse-NYC, Broke City, Tony Quattro, The Mast

FRIDAY, APRIL 5

RINSED: Doc Daneeka (EP Release Party), Velcro, Soul 2 Seoul, plus Dan Wender, Blacky II at tba [12AM/$2wRSVP]
Rinsed brings us UK house producer Doc Daneeka. Doc has been making waves in the bass scene, pushing an exciting not-quite-house sound for the last few years. With nods to techno and UK Funky, Daneeka’s sets (like this one from 2011) are consistently engaging, surprising and full of fresh tunes you’ll hear for the first time tonight, but for months to come afterwards. Joining him is Velcro, a house production duo from LA whose tunes all overflow with a juicy, funky, uniquely west-coast vibe. Plus the Rinsed residents and guest DJs Soul 2 Seoul, all for just TWO DOLLARS when you RSVP. Location announced to RSVPs ONLY, but is off the Graham Ave L stop.
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#AOLTOO: DJ Funeral, Jubilee, bEEdEEgEE, Chippy Nonstop (live!), Signe Pierce (live!), Stryker Matthews, more at 330 Ellery [11PM/$10]
Another eclectic warehouse rave from Good Kids Present. The enigmatic DJ Funeral headlines – expect some seriously fun, dark, manic club music (juke, bmore, jersey etc) with a healthy dose of levity. BDG of experimental band Gang Gang Dance DJs, along with Jubilee, who I have to figure out a new way to describe every damn week because she’s always playing the best parties. Expect a bombastic set from Oakland rapper Chippy Nonstop and another live performance from Signe Pierce, who you’ll have to research on your own (adventure!). Open vodka bar from 11-12, and music till the sun comes up.
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ASTRONAUTICO: Sleepyhead, Dunes, Mohegan Son plus Obey City, The Range, Michael Jukeson at Free Candy [10PM/$5wRSVP]
Our favorite raved-out parking garage gets taken over by the Broke City residents, a party that champions partying on the cheap with your best friends. Who all happen to be amazing DJs and producers, articulating fresh perspectives on RnB-infused club music. Mohegan Son’s spastic, sexual production style exudes fun and danceability. Dunes has been putting out monstrous house jams nonstop for the last year. Sleepyhead is perhaps the most accomplished, having put out tracks on two of our favorite labels, Distal’s Embassy Recordings and Kastle’s Symbols Music. He’s also collaborated with Mimosa as SexyTime and a ton of other topnotch producers.
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SATURDAY, APRIL 6

SUBVERSE: Truth (NZ), Mesck (LA), I.N.I., Max Mischief, hosted by Diggadee Emcee at The Paper Box [10PM/$10]
Subverse is a new deep dubstep party, all about proper sound and bringing in international headliners. Truth are a top shelf dubstep duo from New Zealand, regularly headlining festivals all over the world, and Mesck is a young gun from LA. The soundsystem by Tsunami Bass Experience is also deserving of top billing. For the last few years, they’ve been providing mindblowing, chest rattling sound reinforcement for the finest bass music events (Reconstrvct, Unsound Festival, secret shows) and have earned their reputation as a name you trust. Saturday they unveil four brand new custom built Labhorn subs, which apparently are pretty next level.
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The Mast, Colorwar, Moon Furies at Glasslands [8:30PM/$10]
The Mast is a live electronic duo: vocalist Haale and percussionist/producer Matt Kilmer and oh my god they are so talented. Haale has a voice unlike anything I’ve ever heard – phenomenally powerful, nuanced, and with a compelling, hypnotic quality. Paired with Matt’s gorgeous, deft beats (both sequenced and live), they conjure lush electronica reminiscent of the Knife, Massive Attack or Bjork, while maintaining their own distinct, moody groove. Prepare to be entranced by their sound, and blown away by their musicianship.
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RVDIOVCTIVE: Mess Kid, Tony Quattro, Star Falcon plus Chemicals of Creation, String Theory, KRE8OR at Tutus [10PM/FREE]
Tony Quattro has been having a good year – Trouble & Bass put out his single New York Anthem/Forth and Seek to rave reviews and support from some of the biggest tastemakers in bass music (and us too!). Go listen to it – it’s encapsulates the genre-less heavy bass sound we love T&B for so much. Joining him are underground club demigod Mess Kid and Dubday resident Star Falcon, as well as RVDIOVCTIVE’s residents. You can’t argue with the price, and Tutus is steps from the Morgan L stop (which means you can get the best felafel ever on your way home).
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Wompblog Weekend Forecast: Ben Mono, DJ Eko, Rolando, GHE20G0TH1K

Kind of a low-key weekend, by New York City standards, but holy crap did we add a lot of events for April and May. Spring is most definitely in the air – can you feel it???

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 29

GHE20G0TH1K: Venus X, $hayne, Mike Q, Jubilee, Rizzla, more at Santos Party House [10PM/$15]
Everyone’s favorite impossible to describe party takes over both floors of Santos. Always a top pick, but the special guests tonight really put this one over the top: Ballroom diety Mike Q, tropical bass and grime expert Jubilee, and certified badman / hyperriddim specialist Rizzla. Get there early if you’re going, because the line will probably be around the block. Presales are available online right up until the party.
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FREETECH: M.E.S.H., Physical Therapy, Gobby, New_York_City at 45 Mott St [10PM/?]
Dark Techno in a moderately sketchy chinatown basement karaoke spot – could be just what you’re looking for. Not a lot of info on this one but everyone on the lineup is seriously talented and weird.
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SATURDAY, MARCH 30

The Dog & Pony Show + TURRBOTAX® Present: Rolando (Osgut Ton) plus Paul Raffaele, Contakt at Output [10PM/$20]
Detroit’s Latin house legend Rolando takes over Output, bringing to bear almost two decades of innovative releases on legendary labels like Osgut Ton and Underground Resistance. With supporting DJs (and hopefully the excellent crowds as well!) from two of our favorite parties, Turrbotax and Dog & Pony Show.
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PLANT MUSIC PRESENTS: Ben Mono, Soul 2 Seoul, Gavin Walker at Cameo Gallery [12AM/$10]
Ben Mono is everywhere, stylistically. His latest EP on Plant Music is a joyful take on funky, muscular house, but I’ve heard productions by him that have slayed as electro-soul, disco house, and his latest mixes are more UK Bass oriented. While a cynic could cry bandwagon, the reality is some producers just thrive on variety; and Ben Mono excels at it.
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SUNDAY, MARCH 31

HUSH: DJ Eko, Jerry Jones at The Flat [10PM/FREE]
DJ Eko has a unique sound – she calls it Soultronica (peep the mixes) – and it’s basically the sexiest music you’ve ever heard. Or as the flyer says, “where future bass and future soul make out”. You’d be forgiven for thinking she’s just updating the lovestep formula, but Eko has been honing her sound for over a decade. Also spinning, Jerry Jones from East Village Radio.
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Wompblog Weekend Forecast! The Bug, South London Ordnance, Matt Shadetek, Doc Daneeka,

FRIDAY, MARCH 22

Hiatus Kaiyote at LPR [7:30PM/$10]
I don’t usually list bands here, but Hiatus Kaiyote is just SO GOOD. Hailing from Melbourne, they’re “future soul” which apparently means jazz chords, tasteful electronics, goosebump-inducing vocals – if you like love Bonobo or Little Dragon, you’re already sold. If you still need convincing, listen to their full album on bandcamp, read the glowing accolades from ?uestlove and Erykah Badu, and check their mini-set on Boiler Room. Then tell me you’re not in love.
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TURRBOTAX®: South London Ordnance, plus Contakt, Rem Koolhaus, C-Sick, Space Jam, Mayster at Cameo Gallery [11PM/$5wRSVP]
One of our favorite parties, Turrbotax, doing what they do best – hosting the first ever stateside appearance of an extremely talented young UK house producer. South London Ordnance rose to prominence in the last year with very little in the way of PR hype or industry connections, just a constant output of quality unreleased tracks on his soundcloud. In the last year by has released tunes on some of our absolute favorite boutique labels – 2nd Drop, Hotflush and Well Rounded Individuals. Click through for some of his tunes and mixes, as well as the first installment of the Turrbotax mix series by their tallest resident, C-Sick.
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CHANGE THE MOOD: Matt Shadetek (Album Release Party), DJ /rupture, Geko Jones, Chief Boima at Glasslands [11PM/$10]
Change the Mood is an event series by the Dutty Artz collective that “seeks to challenge club-going norms by explicitly connecting a hype party theme to its greater social context” Pretty refreshing to find a party with critical theory built into the aesthetic. This edition is also an album release party for label founder and beatmaker Matt Shadetek, with support from the whole Dutty Artz crew. His discography encompasses experimental hiphop, digital dancehall, grime and tropical riddims. It’s global bass in the least contrived sense (and not a bad metaphor for Shadetek’s hometown of NYC).
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KNXWLEDGE, Ohbliv, Time Wharp, Tuamie, KVZE at Living Bread Deli [9PM/$10]
One of the most prolific and creative boom-bap producers of our time, KNXWLEDGE is pretty much a god in the beat scene. Seriously, he’s got something like 40 releases on his bandcamp, so you can bet you’ll be hearing some deep cuts. Joined by an array of fearlessly experimental east-coast beatmakers, this is one for the heads.
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SO FUCKING FUTURE: The Sect, End.user, SilentKiller, Breaker, Your Move, SHVLFCE, Create Her at The National Underground [10PM/$10wRSVP]
An awesome lineup of young, hungry breakcore/noise/drumnbass/hard techno producers is a rare thing indeed. If you’re into hard, noisey, experimental vibes and excessive bpms, this is your shit.
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SATURDAY, MARCH 23

The Bug with Daddy Freddy & Miss Red, plus Jubilee, Fantasy Thrilla at Le Poisson Rouge [11PM/$12]
Kevin Martin’s work as The Bug should be instantly enjoyable to fans of early, DMZ-style dubstep, but isn’t nearly so easy to categorize. While his track “Skeng” is an early anthem of the genre, the album it’s from, London Zoo, is an expansive, dystopian fusion of dancehall, ragga, grime and heavy bass. This production style works just as well as late night headphone fare as it does backing a slew of legendary reggae vocalists (Warrior Queen, Tippa Irie, Daddy Freddy) – not to mention his “apocalyptic lovers’ rock” project, King Midas Sound. Supporting djs are pretty sweet too: Jubilee is a Mixpak resident, Radio Lily host and one of the hardest working DJs/twitter personalities in NYC, and FantasyThrilla, a local DJ/producer blending dancehall, ballroom and regional club sounds.
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Doc Daneeka, Doctor Jeep, Arca, M.E.S.H., Terekke at Ran Tea House [8PM/$12]
Doc Daneeka is a Welsh producer offerring an invigorating mix of UK Funky and syncopated, percussive house. You may have caught him in NYC before at Turrbotax or Trouble & Bass – if you haven’t, get ready to dance your ass off while grinning ear to ear the whole time. Doc brings some serious summertime vibes wherever he goes. Also on the bill, Boston producer Doctor Jeep, whose blend of footwork, partybass and sly humor always makes for an engaging set.
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BASSMENT SATURDAYS: ILL.GATES, Zeratone, Subset at Webster Hall Basement [11PM/$15]
Ill.Gates is an ableton production supergenius and master of the west coast glitch-hop/heavy bass sound. If you ever find yourself itching for Bassnectar’s older stuff without the high school crowd he now attracts, this will undoubtedly fix you for heavy wobbles and melodic brostep.
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Addison Groove mix for Dazed Digital

Addison Groove brings us as close to a flawless mix as I’ve heard in recent memory, clocking in at a tragically brief 34 minutes.  It starts off with one of my favorite tunes of the moment, Romare’s ‘Your Love’ (out March 25 on Black Acre). A sexy, minimal footwork theme subtly builds the energy before bubbling over into footwork jungle, retwerked hip-hop and then cruising back to some raw juke. Addison Groove is a certified 808 sorceror, and this is a tour of his magical kingdom of 160 and beyond.

Addison Groove mix by Dazed Digital on Mixcloud

TRACKLIST
Romare – Your Love (You Give Me Fever)
Symbiotic Sounds – You Know What It Is
Addison Groove – Untitled 808 Shit
Symbiotic Sounds – Feelings
DJ Gunshot – Badboy
Addison Groove & Sam Binga – 11th
Outkast ft. UGK – Players Anthem – (eSenTRIK remix)
Slick Shoota and Skin & Bone – Hit The Flo
Rockwell – Untitled Dub
JMJ & Richie – Universal Horn (Mat The Alien Remix)
Addison Groove & Sam Binga – Rzor
DJ Earl – Workin 4 Meee
Sam Binga & Om Unit – Small Victories

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Friday, March 15

Elgato (Hessle Audio) plus Arjun, The Vly House, [12AM/$10wRSVP]
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Saturday, March 16

MISTER SATURDAY NIGHT: Dark Sky (UK), Alex Burkat, plus Justin Carter & Eamon Harkin at House of Yes [10PM-6AM/$10]

Mister Saturday Night has been one of the best respected underground parties in NYC for some time – but their record label is relatively new, and quickly carving out a similarly sterling reputation. Saturday, they feature two tremendous talents who represent their 4th and 5th releases on the label – NYC’s own Alex Burkat, and the UK trio Dark Sky.

Dark Sky is a very exciting trio of DJ/producers from the UK, known for their dark, funky, and heavily swung take on the techhouse/futuregarage/ukbass sound. Their productions are just incredible, but they also have a tremendous range, as they are comprised of 3 music heads. The stuff I included below represents their “core” sound but check out their other mixes for a sense of their vast musical scope. Alex Burkat you might know from his heavy bass moniker Rx, but under his birth name he brings a cinematic disco and house vibe. Really nice stuff! And of course, the residents, Justin and Eamon, will hold it down from start to finish.
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Dub-Stuy presents ECHO CHAMBER: Tour De Force (ft. Ranking Joe) Dub Gabriel, Ticklah, True Nature at The Paper Box [10PM/$15]
We’re BIG supporters of Dub-Stuy – they’re a pillar of soundsystem culture in NYC. Not only does their custom-built 12,000 watt soundsystem look and sound GORGEOUS, but their events are always expertly curated. Check out the interview we did with the founder, Q, on the eve of their launch event

Saturday, they have another killer lineup. Tour De Force is the roots-oriented dubstep project of Dub-Stuy’s founders, Q and Double Tiger, featuring a rotating cast of emcees. It’s exactly what I want to hear on that system. This time out, they have legendary toaster Ranking Joe, who has been an integral part of soundsystem culture since the 70s.

Dub Gabriel has an epic resume, but what really matters is that he fits right in with the Dub-Stuy sound – his 4th LP, Raggabass Resistance, fuses a heavy dub aesthetic with incredibly tasteful digital production and an allstar cast of dub vocalists (Jahdan, Juakali, The Spaceape, Warrior Queen, Brother Culture, MC Zulu, etc).

We’ll be treated to a roots reggae set from Ticklah, producer and keys for the Easy Star Allstars (of Dub Side of The Moon and Radiodread fame). He’s also a founding member of Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings AND Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra. Man knows dub. Rounding out this monstrous lineup is True Nature, resident at RECONSTRVCT and a true master of the opening slot – that’s a huge compliment, by the way.
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DIRECT DRIVE: Goldie, Udachi, Raw Q, Dhundee, Lord Kimchi, Dave Shichman at Public Assembly [10PM/$20]
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Monday, March 18

DEEP SPACE 10 YEAR: Scuba, Francois K at Cielo [10PM/$15]
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MEANRED presents BLACK BUTTER: Rudimental, Bondax, Kidnap Kid at Santos Party Haus [10PM/$15]
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FRIDAY MARCH 8
LOCKED: Distal, Jubilee, Rizzla at SRB [10PM/FREE]
Our highest recommendation for the evening. Celebrating the venue’s 1st birthday (open bar at 10!) as well as the release of Jubilee + Star Eyes’ grime mixtape LOCKED (which is fucking awesome). Distal is up from Atlanta (though we’ll be seeing a lot of him in May, as he’s RBMA Class of ’13). Distal has a supreme understanding of heavy club sounds, evidenced by his own production, his slaytastic live mixes as well as the output of his label, Embassy. And Rizzla ALWAYS throws down a hot mix of relentless, ravey riddims. And all of this goes down FOR FREE at SRB – a great club with KILLER sound in the relative middle of nowhere (Gowanus), allowing them to go way past 4am.

Osgut Ton Night with Ben Klock, Ryan Elliot and David Favela at Output [10PM/$20]
The Berghain-inspired label showcases at the Berghain-inspired club. Cosmic.
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RINSED: Azari & III (DJ Set), Morgan Geist (Storm Queen DJ Set), Dan Wender, Blacky II, Smoking Kills at tba [11-6/$10]
A really primo lineup of nu-disco (Azari) and house (Storm Queen). Location announced today only to advanced ticketholders, so you better axe somebody (It’s off the Montrose L stop tho)
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SATURDAY MARCH 9

DISCOVERY: Steve Summers, Archie Pelago, Bookworms, Will Eastman plus Free Magic & Faso at Glasslands [11:30PM/$10]
Discovery has just been getting better and better. The dance party, run by Free Magic & Faso, is firmly rooted in disco but is constantly exploring the boundaries and intersections of genre (not unlike the way Deep space explores the outer reaches of Dub). The month they bring us another killer lineup, headlined by Steve Summers and Bookworms, coming together as CONFUSED HOUSE – check out this live mix from Cameo gallery to get a taste of their ultra-smooth, sultry, classic house sound. Also playing, our homies Archie Pelago, who are on a hot streak of singles and remixes, will be doing their live cello-sax-turntable thing. Rounding out the bill is Will Eastman, a founder and resident at Bliss, DC’s longest running (13 years!) indy dance party.

BICEP plus Paul Raffaele, JDH & Dave P at Le Poisson Rouge [11PM/$10]
A duo that pretty much defines muscular house, BICEP returns to LPR this saturday courtesy of another fave party of ours, Dog and Pony Show. Check out their recent broadcast for Rinse.fm and start getting excited – their last NYC show was basically a riot.
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DARK DISCO: Untold, JETS (Jimmy Edgar + Machine Drum), Girraffage, DKDS at 88 Palace [11PM/$15]
MeanRed puts together an ultra sexy lineup of forward-thinking bass producers, with enough headliners for 3 shows. Get there early for our favorite residents ever, DKDS, opening things up with dark, funky house and techno.
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TUESDAY MARCH 12

DEEPER: Rx, Nate Mars plus Rozi, Blysk, Bakir at National Underground [7PM/FREE]
Heavy bass and deep vibes from two dubspot veterans. Deeper has been steadily building a really dedicated community over the last year. They just graduated to a nicer venue, and the bookings keep getting better, reflecting a sharp ear for the best in deep dubstep and future bass.

THURSDAY MARCH 14

Ta-Ku, B.Lewis, Figgy at 285 Kent [8PM/$12]
Ta-Ku is one of my favorite contemporary beatmakers, equally deft with dusty boom-bap and creative twists on future-rnb/trap styles. B.Lewis is at the forefront of futurefunk, and Figgy is one of the most reliable new names in fresh house production. All 3 have a great sense of groove and tremendous versatility, so you can pretty much count on dancing your ass off here.

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Fuck yeah! See you on the floor!

What you should do with your summer vacation (Outlook 2012 Recap Video)

Once again, Outlook Festival’s official recap/highlight reel is here, right on time to start getting you hyped for summertime vibes in Croatia. Get ready for goosebumps (and start saving your sheckels):

Weekend Womp Forecast

FRIDAY, MARCH 1

VITAMIN B: DJ Zinc plus DJ Shakey, Barney Iller, Tektite, Tim the Enchanter at House of Yes [10PM/$10]

There aren’t many DJs who have been producing for 20 years and are still relevant, aside from DJ Zinc (ok, maybe Zed Bias?). From his early days as a junglist, producing genre-defining tunes like “super sharp shooter”, to recent hits with A-Trak and Miss Dynamite, he’s is still smashing it up worldwide. Zinc’s unique brand of “crack house”, fusing grime, breaks and electro into an undeniably danceable blend. Get there early or buy advance tickets, because House of Yes fills up fast.      
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ASTRO NAUTICO: HXDB, Archie Pelago plus Obey City, Michael Jukeson, The Range at FREE CANDY [10PM/$5wRSVP]
I know we gush about Archie Pelago quite a bit, but I mean, can you blame us? Have you SEEN them? If not, then it’s your lucky day – they’re headlining tonight at everyone’s favorite psychadelic parking garage/art gallery, Free Candy. Sharing the bill is their collaborator, HxdB (pronounced Hexadecibel), who has been producing exquisite, deep, genre-spanning bass music out of Vancouver for years now. RSVP for $5 admission instead of 10!     
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MUTUAL DREAMING: DJ Dez Andrés, Anthony Naples, Magic Touch at 285 Kent [10PM/$12]
Andres is one of the best DJs I’ve ever seen. Period. Recently I heard him described as “if DIlla made played house”. Expect a lot of soul, dusty grooves, and impeccable taste. A one of a kind artist who could have only come from Detroit, Dez was  formerly the turntablist for Slum Village, and also has a lengthy discography of house tunes and edits.  Mutual Dreaming throws a great party too – they’ll be transforming 285 Kent with reinforced sound and a parachute ceiling for extra vibe absorption.
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LOW: Matt Shadetek, Nate Mars, Lusta, Tyeze at Happy Ending [10PM/FREE]
A great choice if you’re looking for something a little more intimate and unexpected. Shadetek has been rolling with the Dutty Artz crew for years, making all manner of global bass – that’s horribly oversimplifying the man’s talents, but they’re broad. Nate Mars is a dubspot affiliate, with excellent production chops ranging from dubstep to digital cumbia. Lusta takes a grab-bag approach to bass, but keeps it dark and driving, while Tyeze seems to have more of a wompy west-coast take on the low end.
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SATURDAY, MARCH 2

CAPRICORN: Tim Sweeney, Mike Simonetti, Dust at Bossa Nova Social Club [10PM/FREE]
Tim Sweeney’s long-running Beats In Space radio show has always been a source of phenomenal music, both new and old, as well as host to an incredible spectrum of guests. Apparently his live sets are pretty phenomenal too. Mike Simonetti has also been killing dancefloors for decades with an adventurous mix of italo, house, and disco. Plus Bossa Nova Social Club is one of the best new spots – far enough out to keep the crowd dedicated, but also boasting a gorgeous custom soundsystem and plenty of space to dance.
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Built By MeanRed: Daedalus, Salva, Samo Soundboy, Ryan Hemsworth at LPR [11PM/$15]

MeanRed once again has brought together a massive lineup of sonic experimentalists. Daedalus is still one of the most creative DJs I’ve heard in ages (beach boys over hard house? balkan brass over techno? and it works!)  and has a really unique and compelling lighting rig. Salva has experienced meteoric success this year, between a slot on the BBC and his trap edit of Mercy. But he has been making killer 808 beats for years before it became trendy (check his 2011 release, Complex Housing). Samo Soundboy will be bringing the heavy bass, and Ryan Hemsworth has been killing the future-rnb thing lately. 
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100% Silk: Octo Octa, Maria Minerva, Magic Touch, Pharaohs at 285 Kent [12AM/$10]

A showcase of the lo-fi, hi-fun house label, with a nice blend of both live and electronic stuff. Octo Octa will be doing some live house and techno on all hardware (definitely worth checking out), while Maria Minerva sings and Pharaohs are a 4 piece boogie machine. Magic Touch DJs.
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SKATALITES, Subatomic Sound System, Van Gordon Martin Band at Brooklyn Bowl [8PM/$10]

Without dub, there’d be no dance music as we know it. The Skatalites are a LEGENDARY dub outfit, more or less inventing the sound of rocksteady/first wave ska. Officially forming in Kingston Jamaica in 1964, the original members had been jamming together since the mid-50s. While the cast has switched up a bit, the soul and history is still there. Support from Brooklyn’s finest dubwise electronic label, Subatomic Sound System, is a natural fit.   
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SUNDAY, MARCH 3

Mouse on Mars at Santos Party Haus [7PM/$15]
A great reason to get out on a Sunday – Mouse on Mars have been making bizarre, charming, intricate IDM since the 90s, Relentlessly experimental without sacrificing accessibility, Mouse on Mars is equally stimulating to the brain and the booty. Fans of Modeselektor or Matmos will be thrilled.
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Goth Trad mix for Dubspot

Goth Trad is coming! Tonight, the peerless Japanese dubstep producer will be at Cielo for Deep Space again after performing there this past August – and advance tickets are still just $10! Deep Space rarely books DJs twice, much less twice in 6 months, but, well – just read what they have to say about him:

His set last year was as close to Deep Space perfection as we’ve ever heard a guest dj pull off! Goth-Trad’s set was simply brilliant. It captured everything we love at Deep Space: a strong sense of music history; a visionary’s perspective of fresh rhythms; the kind of bass that glues our lower jaw and groins to the dance floor; creative excursions that lost us in space; and masterful mixes.

Personally, I couldn’t be more excited. Goth-Trad’s 2012 LP, New Epoch, was without a doubt the album of the year for me (cop it here). Shit, maybe album of the decade. Not since DJ Shadow’s Endtroducing have I been so consistently drawn back to (and rewarded by) a piece of electronic music. And like Shadow, Goth Trad innovates a genre of dark, instrumental, urban music; rejecting all the familiar palettes, but still playing by the genre’s rules. While it has all the hallmarks of classic deep dubstep, the component sounds and textures are completely unexpected. There are also parallels here to what Amon Tobin was doing with jungle on Bricolage, or what DJ Krush did with illbient on Jaku (not to mention the latter’s seamless incorporation of traditional instruments) .

But if you just want to jump right into Goth Trad’s sound, there’s no better way to get familiar than with this mix he recorded for Dubspot the last time he was in NYC. Showcasing both his gorgeous productions and his incredible mixing, this is what you should be listening to if you’re on the fence about coming tonight.

Tracklist:
01. GOTH-TRAD – Grind (dub)
02. GOTH-TRAD – Dark Path (DEEP MEDi)
03. Karma – Meanings (dub)
04. GOTH-TRAD – Cosmos (DEEP MEDi)
05. GOTH-TRAD – Axis (dub)
06. GOTH-TRAD – Seeker (DEEP MEDi)
07. GOTH-TRAD – Man in the Maze (DEEP MEDi)
08. GOTH-TRAD – Departure (DEEP MEDi)
09. Distance – Traffic [GOTH-TRAD Remix] (Planet Mu)
10. GOTH-TRAD – Air Breaker (DEEP MEDi)
11. GOTH-TRAD – Itinerant Priest (DEEP MEDi)
12. Pampidoo – Synthesizer Voice [GOTH-TRAD Remix VIP] (dub)
13. GOTH-TRAD – Cut End VIP (dub)
14. Johnney Osbourne – Fally Rankinig [V.I.V.E.K. Remix]  (Greensleeves Dubstep)
15. GOTH-TRAD – Meteor (dub)
16. GOTH-TRAD – Born To Know (dub)
17. GOTH-TRAD – New Epoch (DEEP MEDi)

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FRIDAY FEBRUARY 15

Ashes57 Art Opening, Dave Q, Falty DL at Reverse Space [7-9PM/FREE]
As a visual artist, Ashes57 has been an important part of the bass scene for many years now. Most recently she did a ton of art for last year’s Outlook + Dimensions Festival. This is her 3rd exhibition in the NYC area. Free beer + beats by FaltyDL & DaveQ.
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EP Release Party: Zuzuka Ponderosa + Burt Fox plus Hard Nips, False Witness, Rizzla at Public Assembly [9PM/$10]
Zuzuka is a Brazillian vocalist who has passionately engaged with dance music. She just dropped an excellent EP (that Jubilee & Star Eyes remix is oof), as well as a mixtape with west coast bass producer Kush Arora that runs the gamut from glitchhop to ghetto house to turrbocrunk. Also on the bill is Japanese all-girl band Hard Nips, and DJs Rizzla and False Witness.
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BLKMARKET: Joy Orbison, Boddika, Joey Anderson at TBA [10PM/$40]
NYC’s classiest (and priciest) dance party brings out two of the biggest names in UK Bass, plus outside house poster boy Joey Anderson. Hope you got tickets before they went up to 40 bucks.
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BASS & DESTROY: Noble Society, Subatomic Sound System, Ming, Jumpshot, Iron Myke at Drom [11PM/$10]
Noble Society is a reggae/hip hop supergroup feat. Jahdan Blakkamore, who has done vox for Major Lazer and Snoop Lion. Support from Subatomic Sound, one of the finest purveyors of roots-oriented dubstep, Ming (of Ming & FS), brostepper Jumpshot and Direct Drive founder Iron Mike.
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BROKE CITY: Braille, Seafloor plus Sleepyhead, Figgy, Dunes at Apostrophe [10PM/FREE]
One of the most slept-on parties in NYC. All of the residents are ridiculously talented producers, booze is cheap, cover is too, and the guests are always on point. Expect fresh house, rnb jams, and family vibes.
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JACQUES IN THE JUNGLE: Jacques Renault (4 hr set) at Cameo Gallery [11:30PM/$12]
4 Hour marathon set from LETS PLAY HOUSE founder Jacques Renault. If all you wanna do is dance to funky disco house, this is the place to be.
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SATURDAY FEBRUARY 16

Chrissy Murderbot (Planet Mu, Chi), Galapagoose (Magical Properties, Australia), Archie Pelago, Braille, Nooka Jones at Cameo Gallery [12AM/$7]
Murderbot is a walking encyclopedia of dance music, but instead of relying on history lessons he keeps pushing towards the future. With releases on Planet Mu and his own experimental juke/footwork label, Loose Squares, you can be assured his set will be next-next level. Plus Galapagoose, a hotly tipped controllerism wiz, Archie Pelago, our favorite DJ-cello-sax trio, and Nooka Jones, Percussion Lab’s most precocious resident.
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SUBVERSE LAUNCH PARTY: Demon, SGNL, I.N.I., Max Mischief at Tutus  [11PM/$15]
A new party focused on deep, dark dubstep and drum’n’bass. Armed with the Tsunami Bass Soundsystem and a very talented headliner from the UK, you can bet this will be full of heads gettin their bass fix.
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GHE20G0TH1K: Venus X, $hayne, Physical Therapy, Rizzla, Mazurbate, Maduro at tba warehouse venue [11PM/$$15]
I’m not going to attempt to describe GHE20GOTH1K – plenty have already attempted – if the name doesn’t evoke anything interesting for you, chances are you’re going to be too closed minded to enjoy it anyway.  But if you’re intrigued by what it could all mean, check out some of their mixtapes.
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Weekend Womp Forecast (Lil Nemo Edition)

The snow can fuck with you. It can make you want to stay in. Even cool guys like Corey Booker will tell you to cancel your party. But just remember – you get out of a party what you put in to it. When the weather gets tought, the jams get tougher. The DJs will throw down somethin extra special. The people who made it out will get down even harder.

So despite the storm cancelling two headliners tonight (James T. Cotton and Kastle both had their flights cancelled), we still advise you to get out there and boogie. Tonight at OUTPUT there’s gonna be some killer house music from Kyle Hall and Jus Ed, amongst others – just make sure to dress warm and get there early since there will almost certainly be a line by 11. MUTUAL DREAMING lost their headliner, but they’re still reinforcing the sound and hanging a parachute from the ceilng, plus they’ve brought in 2 more DJs to fill out the bill, so if yr looking for some raw techno and live PAs, that’s the spot. And the RINSED showcase of the Symbols label is still happening even though label boss Kastle is grounded. You can rest assured that Druid Cloak, Figgy, and the Rinsed residents will step it up.

Everything is still on for Saturday as far as we know. Joe Goddard (of Hot Chip) will be DJing at Cameo Gallery (which is rapidly becoming one of our favorite venues). If you think this is just another guy from another indie band  deciding he’s a DJ, think again – Joe is a very talented house producer, and I hear his sets deliver. Head down to Chinatown for MeanRed’s semi-quarterly DARK DISCO bash, this time featuring heavyweights Martyn + Jacques Greene, plus the young genre blurring producer Morri$ and support from our favorite DJ duo in town, DKDS.  Drum n Bass heads already know that ICICLE is having his NY debut on saturday, but you gotta RSVP to find out where. 285 Kent has more techno for ya on Saturday, with mystery producer Rrose. And finally, Brooklyn Bowl has the always entertaining RJD2.

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Weekend Womp Forecast!

Tonight there’s truly something for everyone. Our pick is Addison Groove at Cameo Gallery – this guy is always on the bleeding edge of bass music (and is now running a new label, LIT). As Headhunter he was my gateway to deep dubstep, and it’s incalculable how many people who got turned on to juke/footwork by his immortal tune Footcrab. Every time I see him play, he turns my brain inside out. With support from FaltyDL (whose new LP on Ninjatune is SO GOOD) and SciFi&Fantasy label head Max Pearl

If you like Breaks, then the only place to be tonight is House of Yes for VITAMIN B. They have finally booked Deekline, who is about as legendary as they come for a genre. Plus the residents Barney Iller, Tektite and Tim The Enchanter are all veteran badasses – this one is for serious dancers only (but they are opening up a second chillout room due to the huge expected turnout). Hit up ELECTRIC PUNANNY at the Paper Box tonight for a frenetic mix of dancehall, hip hop and all kinds of global bass – they’re celebrating the third installment of the mixtape series of the same name, and have OG producers Dubbel Dutch and Dre Skull.

VERBOTEN has tINI and Justin Martin at HIghline Ballroom tonight. There are a lot of Justins in house music, but none whose tunes are as funky and ubiquitous as his recent LP on Dirtybird, Ghettos and Gardens (and the two volumes of remixes it inspired). Expensive, but highline is a very nice venue and the crowd is gonna be mad hyped. Finally, if you’re looking for a weirder DIY vibe, hit up AstroNautico – they have  an interesting spectrum of house music tonight from guests Braille (Praveen from Sepalcure) and some live hardware from Octa Octo. Plus the massive Tsunami Bass soundsystem (the one that powers Reconstrvct) and some very talented residents, all for just $8 with RSVP. And the space is really one of a kind (it’s a rave parking garage – no, really)

SATURDAY also has great options – the most interesting of which is definitely IDLE, put together by the Reconstrvct crew and BigUP magazine. It’s an art show featuring the work of Ashes57 (who did so much of the dope art for Outlook Festival) as well as a lineup of exceptionally talented experimental electronic music. No tickets at the door tho, so be sure to get one in advance if you want to go (secret BK location will also be annouced only to ticketholders day of). Over at Le Bain, our boys DKDS are headlining Night People – expect some serious dancefloor-oriented techno and house. Also, you may know two out of the three residents (Lloydski and Eli) from Bushwick’s finest dance party, Tiki Disco. Trust us when we say you’ll be in good hands.  And for all you 90s ravers, DnB legend Photek is in the Webster Hall basement on saturday, while NinjaTune  veteran DJ Vadim will be at Brooklyn Bowl for just eight bucks.

Also don’t neglect to check out all the new additions for February and March!  We’ll be blessed to enjoy two more Reconstrvcts, the return of Bicep, Kyle Hall,  Egyptrixx, Chrissy Murderbot, an Osgut Ton showcase at Output, a Dirtybird showcase at SRB, Turrbotax with Gerry Read and SO MUCH MORE.

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Policy mix for Turrbotax!

Get hyped! Turrbotax is tonight, and they have special guests Policy and Space Dimension Controller. Generous spirit that he is, Policy made a mix just for the occasion. It’s full of unreleased heat, subtle funk and his signature intricate rhythms (which you can enjoy a whole lot more of on his fantastic new LP, Everything Hits). This is just what you need to make it through till tonight! Get it HERE (and come say thanks tonight!)

Tracklist:
Falty DL – She Sleeps (feat. Ed Macfarlane) (Ninja Tune)
Policy – Postscript 187 (forthcoming 100% Silk)
Julius Steinhoff – Speak No Evil (Smallville Records)
Anthony Naples – I Don’t See Them (white label)
goldFFinch – Outer Twigs (Policy Remix) (Saigon Recordings)
Joyce Muniz – Drop In Pressure (20:20 Vision)
Amir Alexander – The Black Rain (Argot)
Policy – Walk Up (Argot)
Policy – Can’t Get You (Rush Hour)
Bad Autopsy – Curious (Well Rounded)

Weekend Womp Forecast

Tonight has a too many good options to pick just one! Brooklyn Bass has up-n-coming outsider house producers Madteo and Anthony Naples for just $7 at Cameo! Broke City keeps it wonderfully weird in Bushwick with PICTUREPLANE plus their unusually talented residents. Webster Hall has Starkey and Nosaj Thing, two of my favorite stateside bass producers who both have a keen ear for nuance and melody despite wildly different production styles. And the first edition of Club Xero, with guest Obey City, is debuting  at Tutus, a new basement club in Morgantown. Residents Strange VIP (aka The Captain of Trouble & Bass) and Lola Pistola (aka FIASCO) will be keepin things dark and trappy.

Saturday, tho, is all about the tenth installment of RECONSTRVCT at House of Yes. Headliner Indigo is unfortunately stranded in South America but they are hard at work looking for a replacement – good thing the lineup is already super-stacked: Dark Tantrums is still coming in from the UK (he’s released on Mala’s Deep Medi label and collabs with Kromestar as Team Starfleet). Also, Footwork maven Wheez-ie and .San Diego producer EshOne along with resident True Nature and Selektah Twice doing an opening Roots & Culture set. If you prefer things a little more bro-steppy, Public Assembly has N-Type, MRK-1 and Megaladon along with the Darkroom DJs

Also of note, Monday you can catch Turrbotax resident Rem Koolhaus at Night Spa, a dance party that yes, is in an actual spa. Enjoy saunas, steam rooms, and hot and cold baths while jamming to some top shelf house and techno.

Plus, don’t forget to check out all the new events added this week. Addison Groove will be playing an intimate show at Cameo Gallery on Feb 1. Drum n bass legends Photek, DJ Zinc and Goldie  are playing three very different parties in the coming months, Ellen Allien and Nina Kraviz are headlining a Resolute/Blk Market double header, and it gives me great pleasure to once again list Detroit legend, DJ Dez Andres, whose set at Loreley last year was absolutely one of my favorites of 2012.

Want more info about any of these? Check the the events page for links, and sign up for the WompList to get the updated calendar in your email every friday! Signup is at the very top of this page.

Fuck yeah! See you on the floor!

Weekend Womp Forecast

Tonight our top recommendation has to be Percussion Lab – they’re throwing a party for their first compilation, Cambio. The lineup is some of our favorite NYC talent including Braille (Praveeen of Sepalcure), Contakt (Turrbotax) and our favorite 3 piece, Archie Pelago (check their feature in XLR8R yesterday!). UK label Night Slugs is throwing their first warehouse rave in NYC, with founding members Bok Bok, Girl Unit and L-Vis 1990 plus their NYC associate, Kingdom. Advance tickets are sold out but get there at 11 for the limited door – this one will pack out and go very late.

Also tonight is GHE20 GOTH1K, the famously genre-melting party where you will hear them “play Al-Jezeera in the club, and you will like it”. Venus X and $hayne plus ballroom master MikeQ and Rizzla, whose relentless riddims will make you sweat. All black or white dress preferred.  Finally if you want breaks, look no further than Vitamin B vs No Parking on the Dancefloor – this is the third annual combo party these guys have thrown, so you can expect shenanigans and nonstop booty-movin. If yr still moving after 4am, head to 440 Irving for Afters with Musa (but we didn’t tell you).

And that’s just tonight! SATURDAY, dnb heads are in for a treat with the legends AK-1200 and Gridlock at SRB. Discovery Party is always a good time, and they have detroit legend Mike Huckaby at Glasslands. Lots of funky house, boogie and disco. And over at 285 Kent, Sweater Beats, Branchez, Slava and Jaw Jam will be playing some slowed, sexy, eclectic, futuristic r&b-influenced productions.

But hold your horses, because I hear there’s a MASSIVE Trouble & Bass vs. Mixpak warehouse rave happening at 1040 Metropolitan Saturday, going very very late. The lineup will be dropping in the next 24 hours but you can trust that it’s a doozy, featuring allstars from both crews.

Want more info about any of these? Check the the events page for links, and sign up for the WompList to get this + the updated calendar in your email every friday! Form is at the very top of this page.

Fuck yeah! See you on the floor!

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