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2011 Stories by Kristal Hawkins

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  • 'Verboten' w/ Art Department+Deniz Kurtel+Will Saul

    published September 28, 2011

    Art Department and Deniz Kurtel have a lot in common: The Crosstown Rebels artists (from Toronto and Turkey-via-Brooklyn respectively) both make... More >>

  • 'Autobrennt' w/ Dejan+Slow Hands

    published September 28, 2011

    For the midway point on their “Masquerade” tour Autobrennt returns to its NYC home, but new guest Dejan should make things special... More >>

  • 'On the Sly' w/ Ital Tek+Braille

    published September 14, 2011

    One of dubstep impresario Mary Anne Hobbs’s favorites and one of the new shining lights of old IDM label Planet Mu, Ital Tek covers a wide... More >>

  • DJ Premier & Kendra Morris

    published September 14, 2011

    Crate-digging bible Wax Poetics pimps its affiliated label artists and their influences with a monthly showcase. DJ Premier made history backing... More >>

  • 'Natural Selection 005'

    published September 14, 2011

    Drum and bass just might have a few tricks left up its sleeve. Lynx’s productions are fully informed by eruptions in dubstep and techno, but... More >>

  • 'C.O.M.E' w/ Fred P

    published September 7, 2011

    Both as Fred P and Black Jazz Consortium, this Queens-based DJ/producer has been helping to resurrect New York house, using the Dial-subsidiary... More >>

  • 'Trouble & Bass': Plastician

    published August 31, 2011

    Trouble & Bass celebrate five years of chaotic bass sounds with the same favored guest who headlined their fourth anniversary, Plastician. A Rinse... More >>

  • 'Deep Space Presents Dub War' with Pangaea

    published August 31, 2011

    Dubstep party Dub War breaks its intermission by borrowing Francois K’s Monday night haunt. Special guest Pangaea, like his Hessle Audio... More >>

  • WILD ANIMALS

    published August 24, 2011

    Outdoor electronic festivals can be real time-warps. They're often every bit as stylistically divergent as an old mega-rave, with an emphasis on... More >>

  • Machine Drum+Chrissy Murderbot

    published August 24, 2011

    It’s telling that this sequencing inverts last May’s Tammany Hall bill. Back then, Chrissy Murderbot was an Internet underground... More >>

  • 'Discovery' with DJ Harvey+Kyle Hall

    published August 24, 2011

    Brit expat (and 90s Ministry of Sound hero) DJ Harvey’s sound is a product of his travels: His sets display classic Balearic rave hedonism,... More >>

  • Dave Angel and DJ Misjah

    published August 10, 2011

    Raised by a jazz and reggae musician, Dave Angel became a big part of the late-'80s UK acid house scene when he smartly reframed the... More >>

  • 'Supply-001 Release Party': Marcos Cabral and B-Tracks

    published August 10, 2011

    New Boston house and techno label Supply celebrates the release of its first single, from label founders Soren Jahan and John Barera (a/k/a... More >>

  • 'Nervous Records': Treasure Fingers and Electric City

    published August 10, 2011

    Classic New York house label Nervous is re-branding itself with its forward-looking “Nurvous” sublabel—and Ashley Jones is a drum &... More >>

  • Robert Hood+Pursuit Grooves+Blawan

    published August 10, 2011

    It's surprising to see the crazy bass kids of Turrbotax host minimal elder statesman Robert Hood at their second anniversary party, but any... More >>

  • Tanlines+Nguzungu+Teengirl Fantasy+Sun Araw

    published August 10, 2011

    Los Angeles duo Nguzunguzu might be best known for working with M.I.A, but they can more than stand on their own. The Fade to Mind... More >>

  • Pepe Bradock

    published August 10, 2011

    The label “French house” could give you the wrong idea about Pepe Bradock, seeing as he has more in common with Detroit’s Theo... More >>

  • 'Discovery: Norm Talley'

    published June 29, 2011

    Norm Talley doesn't share his fellow Detroiters' fascination with machines and the future: His is a human and traditional sound, leaning more... More >>

  • 'Frolic: Stacey Pullen+le Loup'

    published June 29, 2011

    Grassroots electronica supporters Frolic celebrate their tenth anniversary with an impressive lineup. Stacey Pullen is among the many great... More >>

  • 'Afrolicious: Pleasuremaker+Señor Oz'

    published June 29, 2011

    San Francisco's beloved Afrolicious party breaks out of its Elbo Room base for an East Coast mini-tour. Residents Pleasuremaker and Senor Oz have... More >>

  • BIG BEATS

    published June 22, 2011

    It's not an adventurous lineup, but that's not the point: The four-day Dance.Here.Now Festival is aiming for accessible dance music and an... More >>

  • 'Blkmarket Membership Presents Ben Klock+Nina Kraviz'

    published June 22, 2011

    NYC gets another chance to experience a little bit of the magic of Berghain when the legendarily wild Berlin club's most celebrated resident... More >>

  • 'Twice as Proper Presents Buzz Goree'

    published June 22, 2011

    Mike Banks's (and once Jeff Mills's) label Underground Resistance has always matched its revolutionary rhetoric with a love of all things... More >>

  • 'The Bunker: Kassem Mosse+Ambivalent+JPLS'

    published June 22, 2011

    Leipzig's Kassem Mosse has been ruining his attempts at anonymity by crafting woozily hypnotic, Detroit-influenced house for Hardwax, Spectral,... More >>

  • 'After the Storm the Sun Always Shines'

    published June 15, 2011

    Storm Rave veterans reunite for an old-school multi-artist warehouse party. With their parties and the Sonic Groove label and record store,... More >>

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