I awoke today to find the global dance music community in a state of shock and mourning. British DJ and producer Martin Dawson, otherwise known as King Roc and one-half of Two Armadillos passed last night due to complications stemming from an aneurysm he suffered on November 1st. … MORE
Tonight we’re excited to bring to the Miami nightlife the third installment of SCARAMOUCHE at Villa 221. This month we host a very special guest, Venice Beach all the way from Paris, France. This disco cats have released some killer edits as noted in my previous post about them. Check out their soundcloud page HERE. … MORE
The film is suspenseful and action-packed, Ryan Gosling is a dreamboat, but the soundtrack to Drive is what caught my attention when this film rolled out in 2011. It brought me back to 2008 when I bought my first DJ equipment and discovered this obscure collective called Valerie out of France. … MORE
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Ahoy Maties, Nightdrive has been cordially invited to cover the 2012 edition of Bloc Festival in London!
Bloc is an annual music festival in the UK that brings together a potpourri of beat masters, DJs, and artists who inhabit the netherworlds of Techno, House, IDM, Hip-Hop and Dubstep. It is not without reason that this year’s edition of Bloc is one of the most anticipated electronic music events of the year considering that its line up is a veritable who’s who of the pantheon of modern music mythology. I look at Bloc like a mountain with a firm foundation in the UK Bass scene, including Joy Orbison, Hyperdub founder Kode9, Scuba, and Digital Mystiks amongst others. As you go up the mountain you will find a mix of the lauded newer DJs (Art Department, Jaime Jones), a dash of premiere Pitchfork electronica (James Blake, Nicolas Jaar, Battles) and other high priests of IDM (Four Tet, Apparat, Squarepusher). As you maneuver past cravasses towards the peak you encounter the behemoth A.T.O.L., a supergroup of the Berlin underground consisting of Modeselektor, Berghain resident DJ Dettmann and Shed. When you reach the summit you will find men of myth that require absolutely no introduction: minimal emperors Richtie Hawtin and Ricardo Villalobos, Detroit masters Jeff Mills and Carl Craig, Orbital and New Wave progenitor Gary Numan. Joining these EDM demigods are Amon Tobin and his reality-bending ISAM live show, Flying Lotus, G funk all-star Snoop Dogg and that venomous villian they call DOOM. … MORE
Tonight Kieran Hebden (aka Four Tet) will be making his way to the Bardot carpet for a live performance. Anyone who knows electronica, knows Four Tet. Going back to 1998, Hebden has a track record that only legends can boast. With influences ranging from hip-hop to folk, jazz to IDM, he’s remixed Aphex Twin, toured with Radiohead, collaborated with Burial and Thom Yorke and released seven full length albums and three remix albums.
In a last-minute celebration of tonight’s show, we’re giving away a pair of tickets to the 20th person who correctly answers this very easy trivia question:
What was the name of Kieran Hebden’s first band?
Please email all responses to firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name. The winner will added to the door list +1.
So they say that Dissident Records died back in 2009. This UK label, headed by notorious EDM aficionado Andy Blake achieved cult status for its consistent top-notch quality and refreshingly purist approach to recording and distributing music. With little to no internet presence or marketing outreach, the label simply let the music speak for itself. It was built with a lofty and genuine ideal, and low and behold, they came. Featuring artists such as Den Haan, Hard Ton, Cage & Aviary, Clap Rules, Neville Watson and many others, Dissident was on a roll. But like I said, the label closed shop back in 2009 and Blake has moved on to his new projects, Cave Paintings and In Plain Sight. However, releasing a compilation for ol’ time’s sake never hurts, thus we have Veros Artis Volume 4: Music For A World Unknown. As expected, the 10-track release gives us a good taste of that left-of-center disco, techno and house that made the label famous including a few previously unreleased tracks. You can buy the compilation HERE
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This has been a truly awesome year for music both in the blogsphere and live entertainment world. The music industry has shifted so much that most artists with a sound sense of marketing and publicity can get their music exploited without help from major labels or corporate muscle. Below are 10 of my favorite albums this year which have all gotten great feedback through my shows on WVUM and through this here blog. There’s a mix of well known artists and some lesser-knowns who really pushed their own albums to make sure we heard them. This was a tough list to come up with considering all the great releases that have come out this year.
Hats off to all the groups below: (no particular order)
Metronomy – The English Riviera (Domino Records)
1. The English Riviera
2. We Broke Free
3. Everything Goes My Way
5. She Wants
7. The Bay
8. Loving Arm
10. Some Written
11. Love Underlined
When Saints Go Machine – Konkylie (EMI)
2 Church and Law
5 Same Scissors
8 On The Move
9 Whoever Made You Stand So Still
Hercules And Love Affair – Blue Songs (Moshi Moshi)
1. Painted Eyes
3. Answers Come in Dreams
5. Boy Blue
7. I Can’t Wait
8. Step Up
10. It’s Alright
Azari & III – Azari & III (Loose Lips Records)
1 Into the Night
2 Reckless (With Your Love)
3 Tunnel Vision
5 Lost In Time
7 Change of Heart
Junior Boys – It’s All True (Domino Records)
1. Itchy Fingers
3. You’ll Improve Me
5. The Reservoir
6. Second Chance
7. Kick The Can
9. Banana Ripple
Canyons – Keep Your Dreams (Modular)
02. Under A Blue Sky
03. My Rescue
04. See Blind Through
05. Sun And Moon
06. The Bridge
07. Blu Snakes
10. And We Dance
Tiger & Woods – Through The Green (Running Back)
01. Dr. Burner
02. Don’t Hesitate
05. Curb Your Heart
06. El Dickital
09. Gin Nation
10. Speed of Light
Ilija Rudman - The Reveal (Bear Funk)
01. Inspectors Drive
02. Victory 2010
03. Prisoner of Passion
05. I Dub You So Much
06. Twenty Questions
07. Show Me the Magic
08. Romance Warrior
09. Gentle Fire
10. More Than a Memory
Clap rules – Golden Hands (Bear Funk)
1 Silver Mountains
2 Get Excited
5 Golden Hands
6 Oh Uiba
8 Aria Tre
Timber Timbre – Creep On Creepin On (Arts & Crafts)
1. Bad Ritual
4. Black Water
5. Swamp Magic
7. Too Old To Die Young
8. Lonesome Hunter
9. Do I Have Power
Bardot Lounge celebrated their 2 year anniversary with style on Thursday night, hosting Canadian electronic pop stars, Junior Boys. The event was an intimate affair with the trio performing at floor level as the first in Bardot’s “Living Room Sessions.” Though it was a little tough to see through the thick crowd, the band did not disappoint. With an impeccable sound team at the venue’s back, the delicate and minimal synths, percussion, and especially the beautiful crooning of singer Jeremy Greenspan’s voice were as crisp and lush as the recorded albums.
Nightdrive had the privilege to host the night at Bardot and chat with Greenspan right before (and as you’ll hear, during) soundcheck. He gives us a glimpse into the stories behind some of his songs, his take on music today and even his Facebook habits.
CLICK ON QUESTIONS TO HEAR JEREMY’S ANSWERS
ND: After four full-length albums starting with 2004′s Last Exit, your latest release seems to be heavily influenced by R&B. Musically speaking how else do you feel your sound has evolved? Are there any new trends in music that you can cite as an influence?
ND: You’ve made your rounds through Miami quite a few times. Back in 2007, you were brought down by Poplife at the now retired Post venue, then again in 2009 at The Vagabond for their Halloween bash. You then spun as DJs at The Electric Pickle’s one-year anniversary in 2010. Now you’re back for Bardot’s two-year anniversary. As honorary experts on the South Florida circuit, what stands out about Miami’s cultural landscape?
ND: On your website, your album description paints a grim outlook on the state of music today. You describe contemporary music as “more about gimmickry and branding than it is about the art.” Is there any saving grace or is it all downhill from here?
(Fan Question) Erik Alexander Gonzalez: Double Shadow is one of my favorite songs, but no matter how many times I hear it, I have no idea what it’s about… Is there more to that song than just a sick beat?
Classic Junior Boys Remix tracks:
Sally Shapiro- Jackie Junior (Junior Boys Dub Mix)
Yoko Ono- Give Me Something (Junior Boys Remix)
Posted by Patrick Walsh
This Saturday will be the second time Brooklyn band Body Language takes to The Electric Pickle stage. Not out in the back like last time but you’ll be able to find them setting up shop in the newly renovated EL BOLERO ROOM (upstairs). Last time they played was back in Feb of 2010 for the Pickles’ One Year Anniversary Block Party alongside Junior Boys and Metro Area. I had originally shown up that night to catch both JBs and MA do their thing on the decks but if I remember correctly I ended up outside in the back (and staying there) watching these kids put on an amazing live performance. I kept thinking to myself over and over that one day I’d do my best to bring them back down to Miami. Just one of those bands that kinda stuck around in my head I guess. On that note – Miami, you will not be disappointed!
Here’s a little segment I like to call…
The “FIVE THINGS BODY LANGUAGE WANTS YOU TO KNOW” segment.
Angelica: Get leid by Will Smith or go swimming in the ocean.
Ian: Eat some stone crabs!
2. Tell us a little bit more about your relationship with Praveen of Percussion Lab and how he has helped you guys in your career.
3. Best gig you have ever played was in…
The Mill at Trinity College – although it sounded atrocious in there, kids were screaming and freaking out from the very first note and the energy didn’t let up until we ended 45 minutes later. It escalated to crowd surfing halfway in.. that was a first for us. Commodore Ballroom w/ Sia in Vancouver – Canadians just really know how to cut loose at shows. They even do this for the support act, cheers Canada!!!
Last week at Glasslands – the best Brooklyn crowd we’ve ever got to play for. Everyone packed it in and put their hands up, it was great times.
Ram, Gal Costa, Barbara Mason, Harry Belafonte, Cults, Idiot Glee, Little Dragon, Junior Boys, Deerhoof (Deerhoof vs Evil), Brandt Brauer Frick (You Make Me Real), Herbie Hancock (Sunlight), Lots of NYC radio – Hot 97, CBS 101.
Angelica: Wear more glow in the dark bikinis
Body Language – Social Studies
We will choose a lucky winner when you email email@example.com with the correct answer to this question and “tweet the tweet”. The winner will receive 2 complimentary passes to Saturdays show. Good Luck! Question: Landau Orchestra released their international debut on what record label? Please leave your full name with your answer, see you at the show!
Tweet: Super excited for Saturdays show @picklemiami with BODY LANGUAGE Live! w/ @AdrianMichna & @induce1 (Open Bar 10pm-12am) @nightdrivemiami
BODY LANGUAGE performs LIVE this Saturday with special guest ENTRESOL (voted Best New Electronic act – Best of Miami 2011). With DJs MICHNA (Ghostly International), INDUCE (Wondersound), LAURA of MIAMI (Wvum/NDM), PATRICK WALSH (NDM) & WILLIAM RENUART (Pickle)
*Check out our previous interview with Body Language here.