If after too many New York late nights and with some help from DFA’s James Murphy and Tim Goldsworthy you tried to re-create the synth pop and new wave that scored some teenager’s summer of ’84, the result might sound a lot like a Holy Ghost! track. In this afternoon’s DJ set, though, Holy Ghost! are likely to shake off some of their own aloof nostalgia with an enervating dose of contemporary disco house. Fellow local duo Blondes and their tableful of equipment disperse a more cosmic version of disco. Theirs is a mind-clearing, palate-cleansing sound perfect for spending a Sunday afternoon forgetting the week to come. This is the first of a series of summer parties that promoters JDH and Dave P (Fixed) and Paul Raffaele (the Dog & Pony Show) are throwing in Dekalb Market, the shipping-container playground and food court open mini mall off Flatbush Avenue.
Sun., June 3, 3 p.m., 2012
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on May 23, 2012