Anyone who complains that people don’t dance in NYC has obviously never been to Soul Summit

Every summer in Fort Green Park, Soul Summit sets the bar for what constitutes a good dance party. Some of the fiercest dancing you’ll ever see, from people of every age, shape and color. Next time someone is being a jaded douche about how people in NYC don’t dance no more, show them this.

House Dancers at Soul Summit Brooklyn 2013 from on Vimeo.

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

Click the image for details 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.

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

“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 43: IDLE02, Kastle, Low Limit, a/jus/ted, Beats Antique, Supply Records


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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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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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

Weekend Womp Forecast

FRIDAY NIGHT say Mazel Tov to the Bunker crew, having their TENTH birthday tonight at Public Assembly – two rooms of top shelf techno, probably going well past 4am. Joker is gonna be at Webster Hall , alongside bigroom electro acts Kill Paris and Peacetreaty. Weird booking, guys.

Best bet tonight? Hit up the Astro Nautico party at Free Candy, a parking garage turned neon rave cave. The Range and Howse coheadline along with Time Wharp, Chits, and residents Paul Jones, Michael Jukeson and Obey City (whose name you will be hearing a lot this year). Experimental house, techno, juke, hiphop and who knows what else. And comin in at the last minute, Rub n Tug are gonna be upstairs at Santos spinning some party disco, free before midnight!

SATURDAY NIGHT has Shigeto and Heathered Pearls, who both tend towards downtempo, spinning dance music at Glasslands. And on the LES, Machine Drum will be headling Tammany Hall with a Berlin-centric set, joined by Allies for Everyone, Evan Michael (of Brooklyn Bass), Dan Wender (of Rinsed) and Sheepshead (of un[be]known).

SUNDAY, cool out with a showcase of  Tabletennis/WNYU alums Jordan Rothlein and Momo Araki, headlined by enigmatic Jersey producer Joey Anderson (who is opening for Joy O and Boddika later in Feb).

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!

MessKid on the decks [VIDEO]

If you go out in NYC, then there’s no doubt you’ve heard of this DJ, MessKid. Probably the hardest working local DJ I know of – following his twitter account is an exercise in FOMO-resistance, since he plays somewhere cool pretty much every night. Sometimes 2 or 3 parties a night.

All that work pays off. Tonight he’s opening for Rustie and Flosstradamus at Webster Hall.  A few months back, Noise212 posted this great video of Mess doin his thing, running through all manner of dark, minimal UK and eastcoast-inspired bass music.

MESS KID – #031 from Noise212 on Vimeo.

The best damn bass music events blog (and mailing list) in New York City

Big changes are coming to WompBlog, and I want you to all be in the know. Here’s the tl;dr – I don’t have the time to make this a good music blog and a good events listing. And since there are a million music blogs, this is going to become an events blog. For bass music events in New York City. There will also be a mailing list with weekly blasts of what’s coming up.

I work as a UX designer, and we’re always talking about minimum viable product. What is the experience at the core of your product? What provides the value? What makes it different and valuable when a potential user is looking at all the competition? I realized that, as music blogs go, this is a pretty half-assed one – sometimes I go weeks without posting. There are already a million blogs out there who do it better, and more spring up every day. I imagine most are run by college students, or people with mindless dayjobs, or trustafarians with DJ aspirations. Folks with gobs of free time. I can’t compete with them, nor do I want to. My dayjob keeps me challenged and busy, and after work I’d rather spend time with my girlfriend than with my computer. And, oh yeah, go out and see music.

But WompBlog IS a fairly decent events listing (just check the sidebar). And as far as I’ve seen, nobody else is consistently curating bass music events in New York City. Sure, each promoter has a website with listings of their events and stuff they are co-promoting, but that’s hype. There’s resident advisor and songkick, but those are only good if you already know what you’re looking for. What this scene needs is curation – not only in selecting what’s worth going to, but also in telling you why it’s worth going to. My modus operandi here is aggregating the best stuff from both the underground scene and the more established clubs. The only prerequisites are good DJs/producers, a good soundsystem, and a good crowd.

As the prophet Ron Swanson once said, “Never half-ass two things. Whole-ass one thing”. The time has come to whole-ass the events section. The basic site structure will remain the same (for now) but the editorial focus is going to shift towards upcoming events. Expect more quick posts to tell you what has been added to the listings, and longer ones focused on upcoming shows. Once a week, all those will get rolled up into an email that will keep you in the know, and probably have some exclusives as well. Signups will be open shortly. There will still be mixes, and gems from bandcamp and soundcloud, but music will be more closely related to who is playing in NYC in the near future.

So if you’re a concertgoer, get ready for a whole lot more awesome events. If you’re  a promoter, get ready for a lot more fans. And whoever you are, get ready for a whole lot more WOMP!

SUBSCRIBE HERE: [nm-mc-form fid=”1″]

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AC Slater – Sidewinder EP

Trouble & Bass doin what Trouble & Bass do best – balls out, ravejuice-soaked party jams. ‘Sidewinder’ is an explosively energetic peak-hour destroyer. Don’t call it big room though – it’s not at all commercial sounding, maintaining that T&B grit that we know and love. ‘Little Chronic’ is a bit more playful, tweaking out the

MartyParty Releases Six Shots Of Jameson Hits stores January 30th 2012

New MartyParty brings the purpz + LP, US Tour info

Purple don MartyParty isn’t fuckin around. He just debuted the single from his upcoming LP, Six Shots of Jameson and no surprise, it’s incredible. Lushly layered minor chords weave over taught percussion and fierce sub bass, punctuated by skanky synth stabs and reverbed synth-horns. The drop is a riveting, spinetingling bass-gasm, but it’s also incredibly smooth

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