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

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

The Womplist is a weekly roundup of what’s really good in NYC bass music this weekend. Stay up on all the latest by following @womp_blog on twitter and/or by signing up for the mailing list (which goes out every friday afternoon). FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18 Blue Sky Black Death, Sister Crayon, The Range at Cameo Gallery [12AM/$12-15]

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Bass Music at CMJ: The Wompblog Guide

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

WOMPLIST 53: Oneman, Murderbot, Fade To Mind, Dub-Stuy


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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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]
The good folks from Tsunami Bass curated a lineup of dubstep friends and fam, with a heavy emphasis on live performance and instrumentation. Hosted by the legend MC Zulu, plus the epic TBE Soundsystem.  View Event (offsite) »


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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Weekend Womp Forecast


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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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!

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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