By rhythmism - Thursday, Sep 17th 2009, 04:58 PM
With his show stopping dance routines which include back flips, high kicks and splits it's a wonder Anthony LaMont hasn't broken any bones, or anyone else's for that matter. In a world consumed by image and appearance, Anthony LaMont throws caution to the wind and performs his show stopping routines, not on a stage, as you might have expected, but right in the middle of a jam-packed and slippery dance floor. He models, he sings, he dances, and he designs his own costumes; he is a man in a dress with a goatee and not a drag queen… His talents have no boundaries. Is there anything this NYC nightlife staple can't do? I don't think so. Unfortunately these trying economic times have hurt NYC's favorite sister and on Tuesday, September 22, Dance.Here.Now is putting out an SOS to Save Our Sister at Cielo. With a stacked lineup of some of NYC's favorite DJ's, including Hex Hector, Jason Ojeda, Chriss Vargas, Mario Caligari, and Pauly Raffaele it is sure to be a memorable night of surprises.Read more "Q&A w/ Miss Thing Anthony Lamont | Save Our Sister @ Cielo- Sept. 22"
By sleepy&boo - Thursday, Sep 10th 2009, 02:50 PM
It happens every year.Read more "Electric Zoo 2009 Review: Basic NYC's Sleepy&Boo"
By crazylarry - Wednesday, Sep 9th 2009, 11:13 PM
Hey there all you crackers and ravers alike. I hope your all recovered from the Zoo. Even if you didn't go, I'm sure plenty of you were after partying :) I just want to share with you all a little something special I'm doing over the next month. As some of you have heard, I got my hands on the Jet Blue "All You Can Fly" monthly pass. I will be traveling all over the US for the next month and chronicling my journey here.Read more "How Larry Got His Crazy Back!"
By rhythmism - Tuesday, Sep 8th 2009, 08:06 PM
Wow. What a weekend! We're still sorting through all our impressions of Electric Zoo but we can definitely say that we had a blast.Read more "Voyeurism: Electric Zoo 2009"
By rhythmism - Thursday, Sep 3rd 2009, 12:58 PM
In preparation for this weekend's Electric Zoo Festival (www.electriczoofestival.com) in NYC, our favorite DJ duo from Boston, Soul Clap's Eli Goldstein & Charlie Levine, Skype chatted with Get Physical Records' first lady, and one of their favorite people in the world, Heidi. For 30 minutes they video chatted about The New Dance Show, earthquakes, cold noodles, tattoos, Click Box, her Radio 1 show going primtetime, word associations, smooches, Redd Foxx, her favorite things and of course 90's jams! But instead of just writing all this shit down for another boring interview they enlisted the help of their amazing homies Gabe and Mark at Barbarillicus Productions (barbarillicusproductions.com ) to turn out this stupid ass animation. A-MAZING!Read more "At The Zoo With Heidi: An Interview with Soul Clap | Electric Zoo Festival"
By rhythmism - Monday, Aug 31st 2009, 02:58 PM
“Sonic Forest,” the audio architecture piece designed by Christopher Janney of PhenomenArts, Inc has been featured at the world’s most recognized cultural events and venues including Coachella, All Points West, Bonnaroo and Mile High music festivals, as well as at the World’s Fair in Zaragoza, Spain where it is now a permanent fixture in the city. Other places Janney has toured his “Sonic Forest” include the Glastonbury Festival and “Hyde Park Calling” with Pink Floyd and The WHO in the U.K. It will make its electronic festival debut at Electric Zoo in New York City this September 5 & 6, 2009.Read more "Artist/Composer Christopher Janney’s Sonic Forest To Take Root At Electric Zoo"
By rhythmism - Tuesday, Aug 25th 2009, 12:13 PM
Canada’s Mathew Jonson has become one of the preeminent producers and DJ’s in electronic music today. Recording on internationally renowned labels such as Sub Static, Minus, Perlon, Kompakt, Itiswhatitis, Arbutus, and his own label Wagon Repair, Jonson has created some of the most influential tracks of the past few years. He forges influences from techno, jazz, house, drum ‘n’ bass and fusion to create flowing bass lines and synth melodies which produce his trademark tech-fusion sound. Mathew is also unique in his ability to improvise and perform with other players in a live group setting. This has resulted in musical formations such as the Modern Deep Left Quartet and Cobblestone Jazz, who have developed an international reputation for their intensely soulful and masterful composition that translates both in recording sessions and in live performance. On Thursday, August 27, 2009, Mathew will be bringing his unique solo LIVE performance to New York City at Cielo.Read more "Q&A with Mathew Jonson | Cielo- Thursday, August 27"
By rhythmism - Thursday, Aug 20th 2009, 03:01 PM
Frankie Knuckles is a NYC-born DJ who was enamored with The Loft and befriended the great Larry Levan. However, it was in Chicago where Knuckles made his mark as a DJ at the famed Warehouse. In fact, the term “House Music” was first used in describing the sounds Knuckles played at the Warehouse. His impact is so great that in 2004 Chicago Mayor Richard Daley proclaimed August 26 “Frankie Knuckles Day.” Beyond the DJ sets at world class venues, Knuckles also aligned with Def Mix Productions and became one of the most in-demand producers and remixers in the world. On October 20, Knuckles brings us Motivation Too. It is designed as a way to give back and the first edition in the series was created as a reaction to the devastation brought on Frankie’s hometown of New York City on September 11, 2001. The main goal of the compilation was to inspire and uplift even at a time when the desire to be creative and artistic might be lost. Knuckles noted that some of the greatest musicians, songwriters and producers he knows have absorbed the comp and used it to get their day started. Motivation Too is the sequel. It’s real quality house music. Don't miss Frankie Knuckles at Electric Zoo on Randalls Island this Labor Day Weekend, September 5 & 6.Read more "DJ Snapshot: Frankie Knuckles | Electric Zoo Festival - September 5 & 6"
By rhythmism - Wednesday, Aug 19th 2009, 05:20 PM
By now you've seen the emails, rode the MTA bus or glanced at the Electric Zoo posters all about town. Dance music fans are buzzin' as Electric Zoo draws near. As we count the days (15 as of today!), we chatted with Made Event's Mike Bindra & Laura De Palma for a behind-the-scenes look at the festival and what to expect. Rome was not built in a day and as most great things, Electric Zoo is the culmination of years of groundwork and passion for electronic music.Read more "Electric Zoo Festival: Behind the Scenes with Made Event"
By rhythmism - Wednesday, Aug 19th 2009, 02:34 PM
Adam Beyer has become synonymous with the techno sound of Sweden, which has quite literally shaken the world since the mid-nineties. From the driving percussive force of his Drumcode label to the more open electronic miasma on his current Truesoul and Mad Eye imprints, Beyer remains one of the biggest and most influential producer/DJs on the planet. Ever keen to continually evolve and develop, his three studio albums Decoded (Planet Rhythm, 1996), Protection and Ignition Key aptly show the Swedes studio development from raw diamond to the polished article. Adam Beyer will bring his beloved techno sound to Randalls Island Park for Electric Zoo on September 5 & 6, 2009.Read more "DJ Snapshot: Adam Beyer | Electric Zoo Festival - September 5 & 6"
By rhythmism - Thursday, Aug 13th 2009, 01:02 PM
Kaskade is one of electronic music's most sought-after emissaries and one of its most beloved figures. Unaffected and laidback, he's known per BlackBook magazine as "...the man gets his sh*t done with an unassuming demeanor, and usually in flip flops." Otherwise known as Ryan Raddon, the San Francisco-based electronic artist continues the ongoing march to his special brand of beat, a style that is instantly recognizable both musically and technically. His chart topping long player ‘Strobelite Seduction’, latest mix album ‘THE GRAND’, and successful collaboration with Deadmau5 on “I Remember" - this year's summer anthem! Check out Kaskade at ELECTRIC ZOO on Randalls Island - September 5 & 6Read more "DJ Snapshot: Kaskade | Electric Zoo Festival - September 5 & 6"
By .thejass. - Wednesday, Jul 29th 2009, 10:22 PM
Class 15 and 16 concluded DubSpot’s Ableton Live Level 2: Composing & Sound Design. Covering the ins and outs of routing to set our track up for a final mix, we spent plenty of time talking about compression, and routing. Finalley we analyzed each student’s song by discussing composition, arrangement, sound design, and mixing techniques that can be used to improve our track.Read more "The DubSpot Blog Class: 15 & 16 Mixing Compression and Routing / Master Class"