FRIDAY AUGUST 17th
"Be Our Guest" Gala
When: 6-8 pm
Where: Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main Street, Westhampton Beach
Montauk Village Association Greenery Scenery Party
Where: Montauk Lake Club & Marina, 211 East Lake Drive, Montauk, NY
Chairlift: "Met Before" (Illum Sphere Remix)
Chairlift's airy synthpop is diced up into an shimmering mosaic by Manchester's Illum Sphere. This post-dubstep update is great, though it's a bit claustrophobic and does provoke nervous butterflies.
Damu, another Manchester-based producer, just dropped his first single after November's LP, Unity. "Sjunga" means "sing" in Swedish. The sound isn't cutting edge, but the way the lightly cascading peals, sophisticated beat and warped, soulful vocals come together is really lovely.