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  • 'Auf 002 Presents Dinky'

    published October 27, 2009

    Ten years ago, while studying at Martha Graham's dance academy, Dinky started making waves in NYC's techno underground; then she moved to Berlin... More >>

  • KGB & Basic NYC Halloween Bash

    published October 27, 2009

    Thomas Koch's dual love of disco/HiNRG and early hip-hop is largely responsible for the big electrohouse sound of Get Physical, the label he... More >>

  • 'Bass Massacre Presents Reid Speed & Borgore'

    published October 20, 2009

    Twelve years ago, Reid Speed was a drum & bass DJ and on the staff of (then East Village, later LES) record store Breakbeat Science. She's since... More >>

  • Ben Watt

    published October 20, 2009

    Ben Watt easily could have ended up an '80s relic (he and wife Tracey Thorn were Brit alterna-pop duo Everything but the Girl) or a '90s footnote... More >>

  • 'Basic NYC Presents Tom Middleton'

    published October 20, 2009

    "Eclectic" doesn't come close to describing Tom Middleton's collection of styles. He first garnered accolades by co-producing a track on... More >>

  • 'Wurst Record Release Party'

    published October 13, 2009

    Local label Wurst throws itself a party to celebrate the latest record from the Neurotic Drum Band. With the long-awaited Neurotic Erotic... More >>

  • 'Basic NYC Presents Jeff Mills'

    published October 13, 2009

    Before "minimal" meant German plink-plonk, it meant Mills: Stripped-down, cold, hard, and relentless. He first gained notoriety with his sets as... More >>

  • 'Que Bajo?'

    published October 13, 2009

    A tour of the U.S. and Colombia(!) seems to have drawn the Que Bajo? gang solidly back to its Afro-Latin roots. This month, they're celebrating... More >>

  • 'Flashing Lights One Year Anniversary'

    published October 6, 2009

    Shouldn't every anniversary be in a dim sum place in a mini mall? That's where the Floridians behind the Flashing Lights party are celebrating.... More >>

  • 'Oktave Presents Derek Plaslaiko & Eric Cloutier'

    published October 6, 2009

    Bunker regulars Derek Plaslaiko and Eric Cloutier move their musical magic to this Scandinavian boite. Plaslaiko has long been regarded as one of... More >>

  • 'Blkmarket Membership Presents Andrew Weatherall'

    published October 6, 2009

    Weatherall is one of the granddaddies of Brit electronica, but he's never had a problem keeping things fresh. He first made a name for himself... More >>

  • 'Sunday Best Presents Morgan Geist'

    published September 29, 2009

    The summer's best moves indoors for an afternoon fall monthly. Jersey boy Morgan Geist came of age on Detroit techno, then investigated Italo... More >>

  • 'Mister Saturday Night'

    published September 29, 2009

    Mister Saturday Night returns with a peripatetic fall party. This month: Dixon joins the boys in a Bushwick loft that used to be a Dominican... More >>

  • Martyn, Kotchy & Starkey

    published September 29, 2009

    Just when we were giving up on dubstep finding a significant place in the city's club scene, we've been graced with at least one big name a week.... More >>

  • 'Lagos Disco Inferno'

    published September 22, 2009

    Frank spent a few years in Conakry, Guinea, immersing himself in the sounds (and record shops) of West Africa, and recording it all on his Voodoo... More >>

  • 'Fixed Presents Alter Ego & DJ Twitch'

    published September 22, 2009

    JD Twitch cofounded Optimo (espacio), the widely heralded Glaswegian Sunday late-night party that spans everything from soul classics to punk rock... More >>

  • 'Fixed & Scion Present Trouble & Bass 3rd Anniversary'

    published September 15, 2009

    Two of South London's dubstep godfathers help the local bass-burners celebrate an anniversary. Benga solidified the Croydon underground in its... More >>

  • 'Que Bajo'

    published September 15, 2009

    On Fader magazine's Ghetto Palms blog, Eddie "Stats" Houghton documents global bass, covering kuduro, cumbia, dub, dancehall, baile funk,... More >>

  • Dub War Presents DJ Pinch & Maryanne Hobbs

    published September 15, 2009

    Pinch founded Bristol's Subloaded showcase and the groundbreaking Tectonic label. His 2007 full-length, the minimal-influenced Underwater... More >>

  • 'Brooklyn Bridges Presents Dego'

    published September 8, 2009

    Afrokinetic has done us all a real favor with this one: A multi-genre master, free, at a Brooklyn bar. As part of 4Hero, London's Dego has shaped... More >>

  • 'Verboten Presents Magda'

    published September 8, 2009

    The sprawling space formerly known as Supreme Trading goes techno. Magda may be best known for that Ubercoolische in-joke about her making the tea... More >>

  • PARTY ANIMALS

    published September 1, 2009

    Four stages on an East River island host an almost disorienting roster of some 50 dance acts for an outdoor Labor Day party destined to be so wild... More >>

  • 'Dance Tracks Presents Pezzner & Brendon Moeller'

    published September 1, 2009

    Pezzner has long made dance music as part of Jacob London, but the Seattle artist has really hit his stride since going solo. His unique... More >>

  • ‘Warp 20 Presents Clark & Hudson Mohawke'

    published September 1, 2009

    Sheffield's Warp Records—the home of Intelligent Dance Music greats Aphex Twin, Autechre, and Boards of Canada—continues its 20th... More >>

  • 'The Bunker'

    published September 1, 2009

    Birmingham's Surgeon crafts techno that takes as much from Coil and Faust as from Jeff Mills and Kraftwerk. His sets are dark and hard but more... More >>

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