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Soultronica Vol 5 By Dj Eko [download]

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

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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

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


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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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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BODY TALK: Detroit Swindle, Evan Michael, Nooka Jones & Vinyla at Le Bain [9-3/FREE]
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iamyank goes beatsurfing

I’m kinda blown away by this live performance by iamyank (via amb). He’s using the forthcoming ipad app, Beatsurfing, which is unique in that it’s designed to let you draw your own midi instruments. iamyank posted the audio from this a few weeks back on soundcloud, and it sounded great, but seeing it happen in front of yr eyes is a whole ‘nother thing.

Lest you think it’s all tricknology (the ipad app he’s using can trigger 8 sounds from one hit), keep in mind that the whole idea behind beatsurfing is that you lay out your own interface, so that you can naturally trigger sounds with a series of smooth motions (aka ‘surfing’). Anyway, to appease the purists, here’s a vid of him rockin out on a traditional mpc.

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