San Francisco producer Derrick Boyd (previously known as Dead Seal) has joined forces with his wife, Zoe Presnick, to conceive Tone of Arc. The duo has recently released their first album titled ‘The Time Was Right’ of No.19 Music which is a happy marriage of a range of genres, instrumentation and lyricism. Derrick and Zoe demonstrate their musical versatility and not to mention a romantic chemistry throughout the album that can’t be ignored.
Tone of Arc will be making a stop in Miami after ending a long tour through Europe and gracing us with a live performance at The Electric Pickle this Saturday May 11th. In the meantime get to know them a little better with this short, but sweet interview and savor some tracks off their new release. … MORE
We hope you’ve already found out about Midnight Magic playing at Scaramouche tomorrow night (Saturday May 4th), if you haven’t – it’s true. Scaramouche is not a reference to the Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” it’s a tribute to the disco hay days in Miami. In the late 70s and early 80s, the disco craze and emergence of contemporary club culture manifested itself in the Omni Hotel just north of Downtown Miami. The name of the party was Scaramouche, hosted by local legend Bo Crane and commandeered by resident DJ, Joe Lenders. This members only affair hosted some of the biggest names in the disco scene and set the pace for Miami nightlife as a clubland mecca.
With a firm grasp on the roots of dance music and its legacy, along with a keen sense for emerging talent, Nightdrive Miami is bringing back the spirit of the discotheque… And Midnight Magic (one of our favorite disco outfits) is headlining the night. Dude Skywalker will also be performing their live debut alongside DJS Stravinsky, Ess & Emm, Laura of Miami, and Patrick Walsh. Check out our interview with the NY boogie band below and DO NOT MISS THIS SHOW! … MORE
We’re all about supporting the music scene here in Miami so when a friend, fellow promoter, blogger, label, or venue has a notable show coming up we’re down to help spread the word. With that said don’t miss out on the Kitsuné Club Night on May 11th at The Garret featuring Fred Falke. This is the 4th Kitsuné Club Night here in Miami and they’ve all been a blast. Check out our flash interview with Fred after the jump and answer the trivia question for a chance to win a pair of tickets to the show. … MORE
We’ve been waiting for this show for a while and we’re very excited to host such a stellar line-up of talent. TODAY Four Tet, Jamie XX, John Talabot, Pional, Midland, Oneman, and South London Ordnance will be sharing a stage at Cafeina for our daytime BBQ along with the fine people at Safe and Embrace. Please note the venue change! The show is no longer at Villa 221 and has moved down the street into Wynwood proper… … MORE
DJ Tennis is right on time for two very important Miami events: Nightdrive’s 4 year anniversary along with John Talabot (Miami debut) and James Holden (WMC exclusive) and also the Sony Ericsson Open (although he won’t be playing there ). Manfredi Romano (aka DJ Tennis) is mostly known for his work with Life and Death although he’s well versed in soundtrack scoring and also…tennis. Join us for our birthday shindig this Thursday (3.21.13) at Cafeina in Wynwood. … MORE
Get excited, this Madrileño is going to knock your sox off during WMC. I saw him play at Sonar Barcelona last summer alongside John Talabot and it was one of the most amazing live performances I’ve ever witnessed. The good news is that they’ll both be playing Safe & Nightdrive related parties next week. Pional and Talabot will be blessing the Out of The Blue Dayvent on Saturday March 23rd @ Villa 221. Talabot will be there alongside Four Tet, Midland, One Man, and South London Ordnance. On top of that Talabot will be making his Miami debut at Cafeina on Thursday the 21st, which also happens to be our Nightdrive 4 Year Anniversary. … MORE
This is the second installment of our get-you hyped for OUT OF THE BLUE blog posts. Yesterday we focused on Midland and today we want to introduce you to South London Ordnance (if you don’t know about him already). Don’t miss the daytime party on March 23rd at Villa 221 featuring Jaime XX, John Talabot, Four Tet, Pional, Midland, Oneman, and more! … MORE