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


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

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

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

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

Supporting you’ve got Subset, one of NYC’s hardest working bass music DJs. His BASSment Saturdays party skews towards Brostep in terms of headliners, but dude plays an phenomenal variety of subgenres in his sets, and with an extremely keen ear for moving the crowd (srsly guys, click that link). Also supporting is P.Morris, (formerly MORRI$), the Philly Night SLugs and Fade to Mind affiliate who recently rebooted his identity with the his first full length album, Debut. It’s an intensely hazy, emotional, and refreshingly non-aggro take on the 2013’s RnBass sounds. Hear the whole thing in a continuous mix here.
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One Step Beyond: DJ Rashad & DJ Spinn, Nick Catchdubs at the Museum of Natural History [9PM-1AM/$25-30]
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LOST SOUL: Alex from Queens, Personator, R Gamble, Scallywag at Wreck Room [10PM/FREE]
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Kingdom, Venus X, Ma Nguzu at Tribeca Grand Studios [10PM/$10]
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Laurel Halo, M.E.S.H., Bill Kouligas, Physical Therapy at Baby’s All Right [12AM/$10-12]
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DIAL IN: Space Jam, Evan Michael, Big Soft, Jesse Rudoy at the Call Box [10PM/FREE]
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That BASS Party: Metabeing, Motto, DJ Dirty Dick, Jedi at the Plank Bar [11PM/$FREE]
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Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton Tour: Peanut Butter Wolf, J. Rocc, Jonwayne, Knxwledge at Music Hall of WIlliamsburg [8PM/$18-20]
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Reconstrvct, Get Darker, Wheez-ie, DJ Haus, LuckyMe, The Blessings, Ben UFO, Pearson Sound, Pangaea, Hessle Audio, Bok Bok, L-Vis, Kingdom, Concord Dawn, Jeru the Damaja

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

teklife, dj spinn, dj rashad, chance the rapper, night slugs, l-vis 1990, plastician, bok bok, mishka, Kingdom, Cakes da Killa, Cream Dream, Slimzee, J-Cush, gatekeeper, rizzla, jubilee, visacoor, total freedom, egyptrixx, pete tong, nick hook, dj sliink, kastle, leatherette, kaytranada, oneman, jackmaster, skream, sgt. pokes, dmz, bemf,

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

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

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.

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