Get your Groove Armada on! @ Cielo Tuesday 04-01-08

31 03 2008

Holy Shit Groove Armada is in town doing a DJ set.   These guys are legendary.  They are legendary.  Did I mention they are legendary?  Get your ass there asap!

Flyer courtesy of – an NY based event an music site.

Groove Armada @ Cielo

BIO (from Wikipedia)

Groove Armada are a big beat group/dj duo from England, composed of two members, Yorkshireman Andy Cato (real name Andrew Cocup)[1] and Tom Findlay, hailing from Cambridge. They are now primarily based in London, and continue to produce and record music as well as hosting semi-regular club nights in London and an annual London festival under the Lovebox banner.

The group has collaborated with a diverse array of artists including Neneh Cherry, DJ Gram’Ma Funk, Sophie Barker, Nappy Roots, Fudge Dog, Sunshine Anderson, Mutya Buena and Richie Havens. Tom Findlay has described working with Prince as his dream collaboration, although there are no plans for such at the moment.


And if you just “HAPPEN” to be in Toronto like me on Wednesday 4-2, check them out at the Social Club – Flyer below.  And seriously, if you just “HAPPEN” to be reading this from Toronto, give me a fricken HOLLER!

Groove Armada - Social Club, Toronto


Bobmo Fan Club! Institubes Terror Tour @ Studio B, NYC 03-27-08 | Review

28 03 2008

who loves Bobmo..I DO I DO.  and so does Busy Kristin.  And so do our friends at LOL Catz!  We HAZ U! 

Bobmo LOL Catz! 

In all seriousness, despite a relatively sparse crowd (thank you WMC), Cut NYC tonite highlighted an up and coming talent – Bobmo  – a 17 year old waify number who makes up for small age with BIG SOUND.  Being groomed by the likes of Para One and Surkin may be second hand nature to the Institubes family, but one which will pay dividends to this youngster.  I should speak for all of us when I say looking forward to his future releases.  “TO THE BOBMOBILE!” 

Let’s take a look at some more photos and videos from tonite.

Cut NYC Logo - Studio B - Institubes Tour

Cut NYC Logo - Studio B - Institubes Terror Tour

Crowd @ Studio B - Institubes Terror Tour

Live Animoto Photo Gallery Show | featuring Bobmo, Para-One, Surkin 

Audio | Bobmo – To The Bobmobile

Bobmo’s Set – Video #1 – Foals – Hummer (Surkin Mix)

Bobmo’s Set – Video #2 – Unknown Track – Please ID

Para One’s Set – Video #1 – Boys Noize – My Head (Para One Mix) into Unknown Track

Para One’s Set – Video #2 – Unknown Track – Need ID

Surkin’s Set – Video #1 – Daft Punk – Television Rules the Nation into Smith N Hack – Space Warrior

Surkin’s Set – Video #2 – Billy Ocean – Loverboy

Team Canada! – Sesame Street Remix

27 03 2008

Ok, I posted a couple days ago about some tweaked out Sesame Street mix while up at Decadence in Toronto.  At first I thought it was probably some figment of my imagination, until I came across this video from Kotsy.  Apparently he had the same idea as I did. 

So be it! Team Canada! re-does what was once a the purest of pure television show themes into a sleazy techno banger.  Oh what would my mother think!

Modeselektor @ Studio B, NYC 03-21-08 | Review

27 03 2008

Didn’t make it out to this show – I was stuck in BUFFALO of all places. But thankfully my friend Mike from TheMusic.FM was there along with Kristin Showtrotta.  They got the full scoop, and shit it looked like an ill party. 

BIO (taken from Last.FM)


Modeselektor are Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary. Both grew up in Germany but did not meet until 1993 when Bronsert started visiting Szary’s illegal acid-house parties in Berlin after which the duo released several tracks under the name Fundamental Knowledge.

In 1996 they changed their name to Modeselektor, apparently taking the name from a function on ‘Space Echo’ effects units. In 2000 they met Ellen Allien and a year later had their first release on her Bpitch Control label. The duo released their debut album on BPC in September 2005 after a series of 12″ releases.

Modeselektor are also involved in several audio/visual projects and have remixed, and been remixed by a variety of artists.

They are currently recording a follow-up album entitled ‘Happy Birthday’, featuring many collaborations such as Thom Yorke of Radiohead fame.

They list Richard D. James (under his various guises) among their greatest influences.


Check out the full review at TheMusic.FM here and below for the redux:

Modeselektor played an energetic set Friday night at Studio B in Brooklyn, filling the club to near-capacity. The German duo dropped and manipulated many kinds of unique electronic beats, including their own tracks, touching upon electro, dubstep, hip hop, and much genre-defying material in between.

They handed out CDs and beers to the fans in the front. And, during musical climaxes, Gernot Bronsert soaked these fans with two shaken-up bottles of champagne (video of each!) and–when it was devoid of alcohol–with the remaining water and ice in their cooler (making for even more fun video).

Here’s more of our photos and video:

Modeselektor @ Studio B, NYC

Crowd @ Studio B, Modeselektor

NYC Event Listings | Weekender Edition

27 03 2008

Ok so Thursday is the new Friday. and Friday is the new Tuesday. Oh wait maybe Saturday is the new Wednesday.  Shit I don’t know, but I do know that even with the WMC is full swing down in Miami, New York STILL has a shitload of things to do.  Strap on your dancing shoes people. 

Thursday 03-27-08

Riot in Belgium + The Glass Soundsystem @ Hiro

Riot in Belgium + The Glass Soundsystem @ Hiro

Rockit @ Fat Baby

Rockit @ Fat Baby

Cut 3 Year Anniversary presents  Institubes Paris Terror Club Tour w/Para One, Surkin, Bobmo & Trouble & bass DJs

Institubes Tour @ Studio B 

Friday 03-28-08

Simian Mobile Disco @ The Museum of Natural History

Simian Mobile Disco @ The Museum of Natural History, NYC

Launch your weekend with drinks and dancing at the most explosive party this side of the Milky Way. See and be seen under the stars as live bands, DJs and VJs present the hottest music and project dynamic visuals at the Rose Center for Earth and Space. Cocktails keep the party going. Monthly Fridays, in conjunction with Flavorpill.

Friday, March 28

9:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m.

You must be 21 or older to attend this event, and present a valid I.D. 

Adam Freeland @ Le Royale

Adam Freeland @ Le Royale, NYC

Trouble & Bass featuring Benga @ Love

 Trouble & Bass 03-28-08 @ Love, NYC

Saturday 03-29-08

DJ Premier @ Hiro Ballroom

DJ Premier @ Hiro Ballroom 03-29-08

Crooked Disco w/Emynd & Bo Biz @ Galapagos Art Space

Crooked Disco w/Emynd @ Galapagos 03-29-08

Digitalism Live at Webster Hall 03-22-08 | Review

25 03 2008

What’s better than 2 Germans singing vocals over warbly distorted baselines in front of 500 raving lunatics on a 2nd floor dancefloor about to collapse.  Absolutely fucking nothing.  The Digitalism show at Webster Hall was the shit! And I have the videos to prove it.  Oh and mad respect to the openers – one half of Guns and Bombs.  Not sure which half (Johnny Love or Filip Turbotito), but it really didn’t matter, b/c  the set banged.  And if you are one of those people who stayed home, I can only hope you were in a threesome with some chicks from Ohio instead. Godspeed.

Guns & Bombs (opening set)  Reel 2 Reel – I Like To Move It [Rmx]


Digitalism – Homezone [Live]

Digitalism – Fire in Cairo [Live]


Digitalism – Idealistic [Live]


Decadence 5 Review | Guvernment Complex, Toronto Canada 3-20-08

25 03 2008

Being from New York, it’s easy to forget that there’s other shit going on in the world, nonetheless be wow’ed by something new.  Flew up to Toronto to mix up some business with some pleasure, and fuck I couldn’t have picked a better date.  Thanks to Miss Raquel who runs Scenster mag, I was able to get on the guestlist to the mother of all parties in Toronto.  Hopeful to connect with her again on my next trip.

Decadence 5 – At the Guvernment Complex, Toronto Canada 3-20-08

Decadence 5 Lineup, Guvernment, Toronto  

Quick note on the Guvernment for those who haven’t been.  This place is fuckin massive.  It’s like your rich friend’s dad’s house in the suburbs – you know the one with the white columns.  Just obscene.   Place totally has a megaplex feel, with 5 separate but intertwining rooms, each has a distinct theme and feel – from the mid-sized main Guvernment room, to the plush Drink room, to the MASSIVE stadium sized Kool-Haus, and a lineup of quality international DJs in each.  I managed to work the schedule pretty nicely and got a good mix of reviews.  Also managed to meet some nice Canadians eh.  Yall sure sound funny, but the 19 years old to drink policy?  Shit, I’m moving!

Animoto Photo Gallery


Artist Reviews and Videos

TEAM CANADA  – Guvernment Room


Caaanadaaaa, fuck yea!  These guys are the masters of the mashup.  Intertwining pop-smash hits with heavy loaded bass– all the while showcasing some scratching and vocal drops. 



Bucketheads – The Bomb, Lady – Modjo, Red Hot Chilli Peppers – By The Way,  Ray Orbison – Pretty Woman,  Michael Jackson – Thriller, The Outhere Brothers – Boom Boom Boom, Peter Bjorn & John – Young Folks and The FUCKING Sesame Street Theme!  Holy Shit!



DJ AM – Guvernment Room

Now I have to give some back history on DJ AM.  This guy is super hyped.  I mean just over-hyped.  So when I saw him on the bill, I was waiting for some disappointing commercial pop-bullshit.  Oh lord was I WRONG.  AM stole the fuckin show, and I’m officially his newest biggest fan.  Seemless flow from electro to party music, back and forth the whole set he really controlled the flow.  And he’s the first electronic DJ I’ve EVER heard do 2-3 tracks of the same artist in a row.  Unheard of!  A couple carefully placed smoke machine drops and the place was going crazy. 

Tracklist: Opened with Justice-Genesis followed by Justice-Dance, then a really hard mash of Kanye West – Work It and something else.  Next Daft Punk – Human After all with some crazy smoke machine action.  Back to back Daft again with – Oh Yeah, then LCD Soundsystem – Innocuous (Soulwax RMX) into Crystal Waters – Gypsy Woman.  And that was just the intro!  Some other standouts – Funky Town, DVNO, Thrillers EP, Mr. Oizo-Flat Beat, Justice – Let There Be Light, Do It Now (DIM Mix), Daft Punk– Around the World, some crazy Sebastian Remix, Gossip – Standing in the Way of Control.  And more…can’t wait for this mofo to get to the U.S.  Yea that and Nicole Richie is pretty hot too!





Take me back to when I was 18 and cracking yellow and blue glowsticks, and that was how I first got into Blank and Jones.  Fast forward 10 years and not too much has changed.  Epic trance anthems and the tweaker crowd who loves it.  Deutchland meet Toronto!




MSTRKRFT – Guvernment Room


I’m as big a MSTRKRFT fan as anyone else.  I mean who can NOT love the thick molester staches those guys rock.  Oh and yeah, let’s not forget they are one of the most progressive electronic groups in existence right now.  Was really looking forward to hearing some new music from this Canadian duo, but was kind of disappointed.  They didn’t really come out of their formula.  Very big room sounding and very ravey.  I would have expected more, but then again, I can barely tie my own shoelaces without the help of Velcro.  Let me recant – they rocked it, but their new songs weren’t exceptional.   Cmon Guys! 


Tracklist: (that I was able to ID) 2 popular French house songs then MSTRKRFT – Easy Love, Work on You, Neon Knights, Street Justice (MSTRKRFT RMX), Kylie Minogue – Wow (MSTRKRFT Mix) and some new stuff toward the end.  Closed out with Stardust – Music Sounds Better With You.  Not bad.






I’ve heard so many things about this group.  “Kindav of like GOA with guitars”. “Hippies meet Ravers”.  “The next BIG thing”.  “Killer”.  Shit with all that hype I was pretty excited to check them out.  And damn, I was impressed.   These guys do a live performance comprised of live guitar (with heavy effects) singer, drummer, and DJ keeping the flow – it was non-stop high BPM, big room acidy techno new wave rock. I was mesmerized how they covered Depeche Mode – Personal Jesus.  And the crowd was going NUTS.  They were either all on X or these guys are really good.  Actually am pretty sure it was a combination of both.  No other way to describe it, so just watch the video.  




BOYS NOIZE – Guvernment Room


This guy has the best unibrow on the planet. He also has one of the best labels on the planet.  Are they interrelated?  Not really.  I know b/c my unibrow hasn’t led me to any musical inspiration as of late.  All joking aside, Alexander Ridha has been taking the world by storm with his noisecore style of electro.  He doesn’t even try melodies.  Each track is like an AK-47 shooting out bass rhythms, and just when you think it’s about to let up, he cranks it up a notch.  YeahhYuhhhh!!  Sadly I only got to hear his intro song, but like expected, it banged!


Toronto – we shall meet again!