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2011 Stories by Kristal Hawkins

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  • 'PART New Year's' w/ Matthew Dear+Daniel Brandt

    published December 21, 2011

    Prolific Matthew Dear (a/k/a Audion a/k/a Jabberjaw a/k/a False) has been quiet since the retro-noir-synth-pop affair that was 2010’s... More >>

  • 'The Bunker' w/ Newworldaquarium

    published December 21, 2011

    He named himself after a New York City pet store, but Amsterdam techno vet Jochem Peteri, a/k/a Newworldaquarium, didn’t make his U.S. debut... More >>

  • Brothers' Vibe+Delano Smith+Jane Fitz

    published December 21, 2011

    Brothers’ Vibe, a/k/a Newark’s Tony Rodriguez, celebrates his birthday with a handful of other artists who share the... More >>

  • DJ Disciple

    published December 21, 2011

    Sapphire resident DJ Disciple (a/k/a Brooklyn’s own David Banks) got his start at Studio 54 and put in time at Centro-Fly. He’s still... More >>

  • 'Rough & Tumblr IX' w/ Jubilee+Deepak Sharma

    published December 14, 2011

    Morocco-born Jubilee was a promoter for Washington, D.C.’s Panorama before a lucky break landed him a spot as the event’s opening act.... More >>

  • Martinez Brothers+Ralph Berr

    published December 14, 2011

    The Martinez Brothers are local house wunderkinder: Mentored by Dennis Ferrer, the Bronx pair have been dominating clubs since before they were... More >>

  • Shlomi Aber

    published December 14, 2011

    Shlomi Aber’s international fame was once closely tied to the (widely discredited) accusation that he plagiarized Aril Brikha, but... More >>

  • Benoit & Sergio+Justin Miller

    published December 7, 2011

    Benoit & Sergio were confident enough in their ability to make catchy dance tracks that they covered Daft Punk’s crossover classic... More >>

  • 'Verboten' w/ Seth Troxler+Shaun Reeves

    published December 7, 2011

    With the impending release of Visionquest's contribution to Fabric’s respected mix series, this is the perfect time to catch them live, even... More >>

  • 'Kiss & Tell' w/ Marcellus Pittman

    published December 7, 2011

    Marcellus Pittman is sometimes overshadowed by his more prolific collaborators—he’s the fourth member of Three Chairs, and has released... More >>

  • 'Fixed' w/ Martyn

    published December 7, 2011

    Martyn has always come off as a serious student of dance music, as well-versed in early electronic and modern minimal composers as he is in jungle... More >>

  • 'All Night Rong' w/ DJ Harvey

    published November 30, 2011

    Although it wouldn't be incorrect to note that DJ Harvey helped import house to his native England or to call him a contemporary master of the... More >>

  • 'Mr. Saturday Night' w/ Mark E

    published November 30, 2011

    When Birmingham interior designer Mark E moved into house music, he quickly made a name for himself by doing weird and wonderful things to samples... More >>

  • 'No Way Back/The Bunker' w/ Ectomorph+BMG+Cheap & Deep

    published November 16, 2011

    Long-running techno favorite the Bunker opens its doors to No Way Back, a Detroit party sponsored by the Interdimensional Transmissions label. The... More >>

  • 'Mr. Saturday Night' w/ Rolando

    published November 16, 2011

    Rolando, a/k/a Aztec Mystic, is responsible for something rare: A recognizable, beloved techno anthem, the strings-driven, Latin-inflected... More >>

  • Jeff Mills

    published November 16, 2011

    Detroit icon Jeff Mills has been a big part of NYC club life: He was a resident at Limelight during its heyday, and over the last few years... More >>

  • 'Basic NYC' w/ Stacey Pullen

    published November 9, 2011

    One of the stars of Detroit techno's second wave, Stacey Pullen was reared on the Electrifying Mojo and schooled by Derrick May, Juan Atkins and... More >>

  • Adam X

    published November 9, 2011

    Sonic Groove cofounder and Storm Rave vet Adam X helped bring rave to NYC and Brooklyn techno to the world. He’s since run off to Berlin but... More >>

  • 'Reconstryct' w/ Lost+Commodo+Joe Nice

    published November 9, 2011

    TrueNature gathers a bushel of underground dubstep DJs for another Bushwick-by-way-of-Berlin Reconstrvct party. Croydon's Cubase prodigy, Lost... More >>

  • Morton Subotnick+Gavin Russom

    published November 2, 2011

    Morton Subotnick was among the first to take advantage of electronic instruments to lend new, previously impossible sounds to what were otherwise... More >>

  • Africa Hitech+Sepacure+Mux Mool

    published November 2, 2011

    Back in the ‘90s, Mark Pritchard (with Tom Middleton) had a rabid following as part of Jedi Knights. He's since bounced from ambient to... More >>

  • Cem & RG

    published October 26, 2011

    “No sleep. Dream.” That’s the motto of Berlin music, art and fashion force Sleep Is Commercial. The newish label’s artists... More >>

  • 'Que Bajo'

    published October 26, 2011

    The bass-heavy neo-tropicalia party celebrates its third anniversary with the return of a couple special guests. DJ Orion is the force behind... More >>

  • 'Discovery' w/ Sergio Santos+Boris Werner

    published September 28, 2011

    So far Lisbon-born Sergio Santos is best known for his collaborations: With Tanner Ross, he’s done remixes for Airdrop and for Claude... More >>

  • 'Oktave' w/ Jeff Derringer+Edit-Select+Raiz

    published September 28, 2011

    Tonight Oktave resident Jeff Derringer celebrates two years of shuttling his techno parties between New York and Chicago by showcasing... More >>

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