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Iamyank – Cold Summer EP

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

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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

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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

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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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

Jon Hopkins – Live at SKIF Festival

50 minutes of Jon Hopkins making gritty, gorgeous instrumental music with a whole bunch of Kaoss Pads. If the beginning is too mellow for you, skip to 15:50 where things get real crunchy. His music has shades of Amon Tobin, DJ Shadow or Lorn, but his live performance far outshines anything I’ve ever seen.

I saw this guy open for Prefuse73 a few years ago and he completely stole the show. At the time, I was blown away at how his hands never stopped moving, seeming almost independent of each other. What I’m noticing now is how he never once puts on headphones. Amazing live electronic music like this is the antidote to the button-pressing cynicism of Deadmau5 and his pre-mixed spectacle

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HOLY SHIT NEW ESKMO – COLORBRAIN MIX

I get so HYPED when the little blue dot shows up next to the Brainfeeder podcast in my iTunes. More than any other crew, Brainfeeder makes me miss the West Coast. And today’s mix is extra hype because it’s chock full of fresh exclusives from one of my absolute all-time favorites….from San Francisco, California:

E-S-K-M-O. 
Eskmo’s sound has really matured with this latest batch of songs. Make sure to listen to this on a good system – his big warm gooey synths roll across the soundscape like herds of giant pancake monsters, bouncy riddims keep it moving, and the bleeps are sooooo tasty. Like a freakyass dream you can’t really remember, it feels simultaneously underwater, baroque, and hyperfuturistic.

This guy has been in total CRUSH MODE this year. In February he dropped The Ancestor Mix Described as “classy dubstep” or “dinosaurs fighting robots”, depending on you who ask; all that really matters is that it’s been in heavy rotation on my speakers for damn near a year now. In April his Hypercolor EP got props from Amon Tobin, then he did some remixes for STS9 and the Brooklyn’s own Sub Swara crew (who will be getting their own post very soon). Oh and he toured as Welder (supporting STS9) with Evan Bluetech, who has a great name and also rules at the whole downtempo-whomp-space-dub thing. And now Eskmo’s got remixes out on Warp and a split with EPROM out on Planet Mu! Not bad for a years work, going from self-released on your own digital label to getting pushed by 3 of the biggest labels in dance music. And that’s just the abridg’d version.

TO SUM UP:
ESKMO – Colorbrain Mix – Get it Here
ESKMO – The Ancestor Mix – Get it Here
…and a special bonus for you lucky devils, Evan Bluetech has an EP for download by donation, so go support his philanthropic ass, wouldja?
EVAN BLUETECH  – Call of the Wild EP – Get it Here

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