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2009 Stories by Kristal Hawkins

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  • ‘Carmina Soul: Chris Annibell, Amon & Afro Ba'

    published August 25, 2009

    Afrokinetic founder Chris Annibell continues his August residency as the Can Factory's courtyard DJ, accompanied by percussionist Amon. Together... More >>

  • Mathew Jonson & DJ Three

    published August 25, 2009

    His early background in classical and jazz percussion, his love of hipihop and jungle, and his allegiance to analog rather than digital all help... More >>

  • Sunday Best with Justus Kohncke

    published August 25, 2009

    Justus Kohncke is among the artists pushing Michael Mayer's Kompakt label past its microhouse boundaries. The Köllner has strong roots in... More >>

  • 'The Beach Party Presents Soundstream'

    published August 18, 2009

    Frank Timm is a producer's producer; peers from Villalobos to Anthony Shakir to Matthew Herbert have hired him as a remixer. One of the stars to... More >>

  • 'Fixed Presents Trouble & Bass & Boy 8 Bit'

    published August 18, 2009

    Boy 8-Bit's name implies lo-fi electro skronk, but don't be fooled: His moniker is just a relic from his youthful days making music on an Amiga.... More >>

  • 'Sunday Best with Theo Parrish'

    published August 18, 2009

    Theo Parrish has been a frequent visitor to the city lately, and we couldn't be happier to have another opportunity to hear one of the truly... More >>

  • ACID WASH

    published August 11, 2009

    Modern dance music is a U.S. invention. Berlin minimalism, London dubstep, and global tropicalia may obscure that fact, but club culture is rooted... More >>

  • 'Third Ear Training 3.0 Presents Third Ear Syndrome, Nebulla & Soroka'

    published August 11, 2009

    Bacteria Records presents its third outdoor party of the summer. After a one-off in McCarren Park, label founder Third Ear Syndrome returns to the... More >>

  • 'Liquid Sound Lounge 10th Annual Boat Party'

    published August 11, 2009

    New York's queen of soulful house takes over Marco Polo's the Half-Moon for a four-hour tour on the East River and NY Harbor. The lady behind the... More >>

  • 'The Wurst BBQ'

    published August 11, 2009

    Roy Dank, a/k/a My Cousin Roy, brings all the syncopation, cowbells, and horns of his Wurst Music label to a summer's afternoon. Fittingly, that... More >>

  • 'Detroit Loves New York. Hard’

    published August 4, 2009

    Sean Deason got his start in Detroit techno by designing record sleeves for the city's masters, but he soon made a name for himself as a... More >>

  • 'We Love Techno Presents GummiHZ'

    published August 4, 2009

    GummiHz strips English rave, NY garage, and the sounds of his native Greek isles down to their basic elements and uses them to build his own... More >>

  • 'The Bunker'

    published August 4, 2009

    One of microhouse's most creative producers, Akufen, returns to the long-running Bunker monthly in an evening dedicated to Montreal's Mutek techno... More >>

  • ''House-N-Home Presents Santiago Salazar'

    published July 28, 2009

    Santiago Salazar started at the top as one of Mike Banks's soldiers in the fiercely independent Underground Resistance squad, where he played in... More >>

  • 'The Be Yourself Tribute to Michael Jackson with Danny Tenaglia'

    published July 28, 2009

    If you haven't found yourself dancing to Michael Jackson a dozen times during the last few weeks, you don't get out enough. One of the big jocks... More >>

  • Full Service Presents Dev79

    published July 28, 2009

    Philly heavyweight Dev79 borrows from dubstep, funky, grime, crunk, and anything bass to create lurching, gripping tracks, such as this spring's... More >>

  • 'The Beach Party Presents Andres and Kai Alce'

    published July 22, 2009

    Detroit takes over "beachfront" Long Island City as Andrés celebrates his new release on Kai Alcé’s NDATL label. Atlantan (and... More >>

  • 'Sunday Best with Omar S'

    published July 22, 2009

    Omar S has the independent attitude evinced by low-key Detroit stars such as Underground Resistance's Mike Banks, plus a whole lot of youthful... More >>

  • 'Konkrete Jungle Presents Plastician & Nebulla'

    published July 22, 2009

    It seems pretty obvious, but it's not often acknowledged: Dubstep is the new drum and bass, what with all that muscular bass (minus some of the... More >>

  • 'P.S.1 Warm Up with Spank'

    published July 8, 2009

    Amid a summer roster of big national and international names, this week Warm Up goes local. You'll more often find SeanB and DJ Will exploring... More >>

  • 'Deep Space Presents Theo Parrish'

    published July 8, 2009

    Francois K cedes his decks to Theo Parrish for the full night. Parrish is a master of lo-fi, abstract deep house, but he never forgets his music's... More >>

  • 'Sunday Best with I:Cube'

    published July 8, 2009

    Nicolas Chaix saw instant international success as a teenager in 1996 when he remixed Daft Punk's "Around the World" and released his own "Disco... More >>

  • WHIZ KID

    published July 1, 2009

    The auto industry may have gone to hell, but Detroit still has music, and young Kyle Hall may be the city's finest new export. DJ Raybone... More >>

  • WILD ONE

    published July 1, 2009

    Arthur Russell's signature personal, quirky art-disco—not to mention his string compositions, electronic pop, and his country... More >>

  • 'The Beach Party/Demon Days with Carl Craig & Gamall'

    published July 1, 2009

    Planet E headman Carl Craig and man-about-sound Gamall founded the Demon Days tour project during the dark days of the Bush administration, but... More >>

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