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2009 Stories by Kristal Hawkins

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  • 'Famous Friends Presents: Trouble & Bass & Party Like Us Records New Year's Eve'

    published December 29, 2009

    Ignore the club—and its $400 table fee, which includes unlimited PBR—and focus on the music. The Trouble & Bass crew know how to do... More >>

  • 'The Bunker Blood & Thunder IV'

    published December 29, 2009

    Matter-Form's Francis Harris has made a name for himself as Adultnapper, thanks to a seemingly endless stream of darkly funky tracks that belie a... More >>

  • KGB Presents Bit Crushers

    published December 22, 2009

    The gentlemen behind the Sullivan Room Volume 2 mix CD fight the post-holiday hangover with some bracing tech house. Bit Crushers Gaby... More >>

  • 'Dance.Here.Too.'

    published December 22, 2009

    The Dance.Here.Now team (Rob Fernandez and Benny Soto) could not have picked a more dynamic duo for the first installment of that party's sequel.... More >>

  • 'Verboten'

    published December 22, 2009

    Ali Shirazinia has won accolades (and a Grammy) as part of beloved Iranian-American DC house duo Deep Dish, but he's now been exploring darker,... More >>

  • 'Deep See Presents Todd Terry'

    published December 15, 2009

    With all due respect to Eric Clapton, it's with good reason that Todd Terry's fans call him "God." He's one of the locals who shaped dance music... More >>

  • 'Exposure NYC Presents Dirt Crew'

    published December 15, 2009

    Dirt Crew—a/k/a Peter Gijselaers and Felix Eder, a/k/a Break 3000 and James Flavour—celebrate their eponymous label's anniversary with a... More >>

  • Hudson Mohawke+Andrew Lustman

    published December 15, 2009

    Glaswegian Hudson Mohawke updates IDM for the dubstep age, making sounds that are equal parts bass, melody, and crazy, and that are as much at... More >>

  • Hieroglyphic Being

    published December 8, 2009

    Deepest Bushwick welcomes one of Chicago's most underrated experimentalists. Schooled by jack king Adonis, Jamal Moss (Hieroglyphic Being) crafts... More >>

  • 'Mr. Saturday Night Presents John Tejada'

    published December 8, 2009

    John Tejada has long been making a uniquely Californian brand of minimalism, favoring a warm tech house that's utterly distinct from the sounds of... More >>

  • 'Off the Grid Presents Dan Selzer'

    published December 8, 2009

    Chris Alker and Monica Sharp's party rounds up 35 years of dance music without feeling the least bit retro—and without paying over-much... More >>

  • 'Halcyon Presents Adultnapper & Eric Cloutier'

    published December 1, 2009

    Adultnapper—aka Matter-Form's Francis Harris—was once upon a time a literature student and a guitarist in hardcore band, but then he... More >>

  • '718 Sessions Present Danny Krivit & Osunlade'

    published December 1, 2009

    Danny Krivit got his start long before cell phones screwed up the city's area code system, spinning at legendary venues including Paradise Garage,... More >>

  • 'The Bunker'

    published December 1, 2009

    This month sees Bunker round up yet another big batch of underground stars. Sandwell District's Function takes the best of '90s New York (NASA... More >>

  • 'Auf 03 Presents Sammy Dee'

    published November 24, 2009

    One of the big names in German minimalism drops by a Bushwick loft for another of the well-curated Auf parties. As Pantytec, Sammy Dee and Zip... More >>

  • The Clubhouse

    published November 24, 2009

    With minimalism's dominance on the wane internationally and dubstep perpetually sidelined in our town, house music is back—and nothing could... More >>

  • Audion

    published November 24, 2009

    After an indie detour as Matthew Dear's Big Hands and poppier work under his plain ol' name, the Spectral Sound founder is again spending more... More >>

  • 'Deep Sea Presents Patrice Scott'

    published November 17, 2009

    Long a leading DJ in Detroit's house scene, it's only in the last few years that Patrice Scott has been making his own music. It's been worth the... More >>

  • 'Biatch Corp Presents Abe Duque'

    published November 17, 2009

    Hollis-born Abe Duque has really been around, serving as both a US Marine and as a resident at Limelight back in the Alig days, collaborating with... More >>

  • 'Maitre d’Airdrop Presents Kasper, Fred P, Soul Clap & Crazy Larry'

    published November 17, 2009

    Madrid's Kasper imports some minimal goodies from labels including Igloo, Net28, and Esperanza, while Brooklyn favorite Fred P supplies the local... More >>

  • 'Playtime Presents Willie Graff & Chymera'

    published November 10, 2009

    Born in Ibiza to an American radio programmer and his wife, Willie Graff was raised on Balearic house. This week, Cork-born, Barcelona-dwelling... More >>

  • ‘Biatch Corp Presents Xpansul, Martinez, Karraskilla & Giovanni'

    published November 10, 2009

    Colombian cofounders Karraskilla and Giovanni import a few more international players to their Biatch Corp party. Spain's Xpansul runs the Disco... More >>

  • 'Mr. Saturday Night Presents Scott Grooves'

    published November 10, 2009

    Scott Grooves may not be quite as famous as some of his Detroit peers, but he's worked with the likes of Roy Ayers and George Clinton and can bump... More >>

  • 'Verboten Presents Ida Engberg'

    published November 3, 2009

    Sweden's Ida Engberg helps break in North 8th's new sound system with her Get Physical- and John Dahlback-approved techno. Disco Volante... More >>

  • 'Factory 006'

    published October 27, 2009

    Old New York techno meets new New York techno in a pre-Halloween showdown. Frankie Bones and his Storm Rave parties were largely responsible for... More >>

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