New Junior Boys

I gotta admit I’m pretty excited about Junior Boys‘ new album “It’s All True” scheduled for release on June 14th. Miami’s always been pretty fond of the Canadian duo ever since their Poplife shows circa early-mid 2000s. Here’s a track they just released in anticipation of the new LP, it’s true to their style but sounds a little more current (not that they weren’t always ahead of the times).  Can’t wait!

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Gatekeeper

I’ve been meaning to write about these guys for a while. The first time I heard GATEKEEPER I was picturing Werewolf Transformations, Pagan Rituals and Blade Runner. It’s been a while since I’ve been this excited about a group. The Chicago/NY Electro duo has released 2 EPs and 1 VHS (Includes a video for each song off their new EP). They’re currently signed to Merok Records home of Teengirl Fantasy, Blondes and Active Child. Some of the labels alumni’s include Crystal Castles, Klaxons and SALEM. Their new EP on said label called “Giza” are 6 songs waiting to annihilate everything in its path. I can compare them to a mix between Kavinsky and that one Obszön Geschöpf song called “Sinister Bleeding”. I need to convince Nightdrive to bring these guys down to Miami. I’m thinking a 2012 party to end all parties featuring GATEKEEPER should do it! Alright I’m keeping it short because I just want you to go listen to them already… oh btw catch’em live at this year’s Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago. July 15-17. They play Friday.

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Entresol | Formal Matter | The Remixes

Nightdrive Miami is pleased to announce the release of Entresol’s debut EP for the single Formal Matter! The EP is available completely FREE through the links below. We’ve invited some of Miami’s most infamous producers and remixers to give Formal Matter their own unique spin.  Remixers include: Danny Daze, Air Zaire, Kabuki Iron Kolors, and Hydroplane.  Feel free to link or post these tracks on your blog, add them to your radio rotation, or play them out at the clubs. If you do post any tracks, let us know so we can give you some link lovin’ on nightdrivemiami.com.

Formal Matter (Original Mix)

Formal Matter (Kabuki Iron Colors Remix)

Formal Matter (Hydroplane’s Italo Instrumental Mix)

Formal Matter (Danny Daze Flip It Mix)

Formal Matter (Air Zaïre Remix)

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About Entresol

Entresol is Eduardo “Edi” Rivadeneira, a one-man electronic tinkerer and synth enthusiast from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.  With a collection of keyboards, drum machines, pedals and samplers, Entresol has created a unique sound that blends classic disco and electro beats with contemporary pop melodies.
At the age of thirteen, Edi started his music career in his birth city of Guayaquil Ecuador by playing bass in various punk bands. A few years after immigrating to the US in 2002, he pursued his interest in music by studying jazz composition at Broward College where he simultaneously got aquainted with the Miami alternative club scene.  Infamous parties such as Revolver and Poplife turned his attention to indie rock and electronic dance music.
Entresol was conceived in 2008 and in the last few years his unique style has quickly spread beyond his home of South Florida.  He’s performed at major Miami venues such as Grand Central, The Awarehouse, Bardot Lounge and The Electric Pickle and has opened for national acts such as AnoraakPhantogram, Jessica 6, Arthur Baker, Still Going, Woolfy and Javelin. His remix of Caribou’s single Sun placed in the top 10 for the band’s official remix contest, and Edi’s just getting started.  Look out for his full length coming in Fall of 2011.

About The Remixers:

First we have heavy hitter Danny Daze.  Most club-goers in the Magic City have been moved by Mr. Daze.  Besides being one of Miami’s most talented DJs, he’s best known for his production as DiscoTech and Señor Stereo.  This guy has mastered the art of the house remix, giving Entresol a deep beat for the club.

Second we have Miami native Hydroplane a.k.a. Renzo Gorrio.  His recent departure to San Fransisco did not deter Mr. Gorrio from showing us some remix love.  Describing his sound as “what a Gorgio Morroder and Mathew Dear collaboration might sound like if they both got together to record in Argentina,” Hydroplane gives Formal Matter a touch of Italo Disco.

Next up we have Kabuki Iron Kolors a.k.a. Ryan de Grandy. A seasoned producer best know for his Hip-Hop influenced Story Hour Tapes, he now heads a newly formed and quickly rising ten piece boogie band Psychic Mirrors.  Kabuki spanks Formal Matter with a hand full of boogie, funk and soul, adding some killer synth leads and back-up vocals.

Finally we have the touch of rising talent Adam Santucci under the moniker Air Zaïre, recently featured on the latest Poule d’Or compilation.  Previously of synth pop duo Life of Seals, Adam has developed his own style of retro-inspired dance floor banger with a touch of trance-done-right. Air Zaïre turns Formal matter into an epic composition filled with build-ups and monumental crescendos.

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Contact

For booking and press inquiries, contact Nightdrive Miami at info@nightdrivemiami.com

Ramadanman and Zed Bias Invade Miami

 

Future Bass is finally getting the exposure it deserves with the Surefire Sound North American tour featuring heavyweights Ramadanman, Zed Bias, Salva and DJG.  The tour makes it stop in Miami at Eve on April 23rd.
Ramadanman and Zed Bias are both bass music pioneers.  Founder of the extraordinary label Hessle Audio, Ramadanman started his DJ’ing career at the age of 14, spinning Deep House and Hip Hop which greatly influenced his production later in life. Discovering dubstep through making grime instrumentals for artists, Ramdanman became involved in the scene in 2006 by making tunes and selling them directly through Dubstepforum.com.  After that he had several songs pressed to vinyl and released by labels such as Soul Jazz Records who released his song “Every Next Day” on the Box of Dub 2 compilation.
Hessle Audio was formed in 2007 with Ben UFO and Pangaea at the start of 2007 with its first release from TRG selling out in weeks.  Ramadanman started playing in UK cities such  as London, Leeds, Bristol, Nottingham, York, Brighton, Cambridge, Stoke and Durham as well as international bookings in Amsterdam, Berlin and Brussels.  In 2009 he did a mix for Tempa’s famous Dubstep Allstar series which brought him major exposure.
In 2010 Ramadanman took the world by storm with dozens of releases and remixes for Swamp 81′, Hemlock, and Aus Music, just to name a few.  He has performed alongside a large array of artists including Digital Mystikz, Skream, Benga, Modeselektor, Kode9, D1, Rusko, Kromestar, Plastician, Appleblim, Martyn, Mary Anne Hobbs, Heny G, Scuba, Joy Orbinson and Headhunter.

 

 

Dave Jones aka Zed Bias is one of the pioneers of breakbeat garage and has recorded for the last ten years as himself or under a multitude of pseudonyms.  Jones has had many huge tracks over the years, including the UK Garage smash “Neighborhood” in 2000 which is now seen as an all time classic.
Loved by Gilles Peterson and Mary Anne Hobbs, Jones has influenced many electronic artists and helped make the Dubstep scene what it is today. Hear his XLR8R podcast HERE

 

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Local support for the Miami leg of the tour include DJ’s Somejerk, Methodus, Dave Betamax, Troy Kurtz and Gooddroid, all doing special back to back sets.
This is a show you do not want to miss.  Get your $10 presales HERE, tickets will be $15 at the door $20 for those under 21.  Doors open at 10PM.

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Ilija Rudman

Ilija Rudman‘s latest release The Reveal is unfuckingbelievable, I’m a little bit obsessed. I’m also surprised it hasn’t gotten more attention. The album covers almost every 80s electronic sub-genre and its production is impeccable. The album art is also pretty darn cool and looks something like a Mondrian piece. According to an interview on Juno, Rudman still lives in Croatia where he continues collecting records, DJing, stockpiling vintage gear, and producing. His attitude towards “Nu-Disco” vaguely resembles Kurt Cobain’s attitude towards Grunge, hateful towards a genre he fostered. However, Rudman makes 80s sounding synthy disco, it’s new, and it’s seriously FANTASTIC. Mad respect.

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Click to grab a Greg Wilson remix of Ilija Rudman

Nicolas Jaar

So I finally got around to listening to this Nicolas Jaar character that Laura has been bugging me about.  I’m really digging this more experimental-yet-accessible approach to electronic music.  Incorporating instrumental recording with deep house beats and haunting vocals, Nicolas Jaar has made quite a name for himself.  With official remixes of Azari & III and Matthew Dear tracks, Jaar is quickly winning the respect of some very sophisticated producers.

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Rachel Goodrich ANR Remix

I can’t tell you guys how much I love seeing Miami peeps infiltrate the indie music world. Rachel Goodrich has been coined as Miami’s Indie Queen and ANR is undoubtedly a local fav for many. This morning several different promo companies hit my  inbox with a Rachel Goodrich ANR remix and since Nightdrive LOOOOVVVVEEES local awesomeness we had no choice but represent and post. This remix is a match made in Magic City heaven. Enjoy:

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The National Fanfare of Kadebostany

 

A multi-cultural project of sorts The National Fanfare of Kadebostany is simply, eccentric. This balearic funk 7 piece combine violin, guitar, cello, piano, accordion, saxophone, bassoon, banjo and even some BASS! Of course, this isn’t your typical kinda party music, it’s more of a “dance-music” movement. They will be releasing their debut album ‘Songs of Kadebotany’ in June on Mental Groove Records and if it’s anything like their debut single ‘Kazak Rules’ then I think it’ll be great. Although a 2nd listen may be in order, it might just be the answer to the over-played club crap you hear day in and day out. Either way I think you’re in for some fun.

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Mixed Nuts II

Every once in a while when I’m feeling nostalgic, or if I’m not particularly inspired in my never-ending quest for the “newest and the coolest,” I reflect on some classic jams that never get old to me.  Maybe I’m just lazy, but some really good tracks from the past few years seem to have been forgotten.  So here’s a mixed bag of goodies from my disco and house archives.  All these artists are among my favs, so check them out (many are in the ND archives).

Dolle Jolle- Balearic Incarnation (Todd Terje’s Extra Doll Mix) (Previous post on Todd Terje)

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(Previous Post on John Talabot)

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Jarle Braathen- Takras (Prins Thomas Edit)

Social Disco Club & Maia- The Way You Move (Greg Wilson Version) (Previous post on Greg Wilson)

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Jeffrey Jerusalem

This one’s for all of the YACHT fans. Jeffrey Brodsky (AKA Jeffrey Jerusalem) is best known for his drum work with the Oregon duo, but now he’s off doing his own solo work. He’s also come out with some pretty nifty remixes from bands like Penguin Prison and a bunch of Portland artists. I met him at the Moby BBQ a few weeks ago during SXSW where he handed me a demo.  His agents call his music “Art Disco” but the demo tracks actually range from Glitchy Minimal to Nu-Disco to Electro Pop. His performance was fun and simple, he’s a one man band who plays drums while simultaneously standing, singing, and doing all the laptop/ hardware stuff. Dig!

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