Everyone loves a good warehouse party! If you’re in the market for one in the Washington, DC area than look no further than the pop-up Berlin-style techno party happening on Saturday, April 6th. Held in a small-warehouse type event space in northwest DC, local DC DJs Chris Burns, Morgan Tepper, and aLamont along with La Baron NYC resident Lawrence Lee will spin their sets under the visual effects of a New York-based visual artist. Think frontier underground beats and trippy, provocative, and bizarre imagery synced with the music projected on the crowd by two projectors among some other surprises.
Doors open at 11 and goes until the sun comes up at dawn.
Space is limited to this underground event so be sure to RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org
Art Department, Blud, Shaun Reeves, and the vocals of Damian Lazarus, give us “Robot Heart,” influenced by the notorious desert parties. The Robot Heart events at Burning Man have been considered as the best parties on earth by Rolling Stone magazine and draws in thousands of participants each year.
Techno/house twosome, Art Department have teamed up with Shaun Reeves, who all experienced Burning Man for the first time together, to bring us their new release “Robot Heart,” also enlisting the vocals of Damian Lazarus. Lazarus wrote and recorded the vocals for the record, after it was finished in the studio.
"People, beautiful things, producers, DJs, friends and lovers," is what rising star, Nicole Moudaber, credits for what musically influences her. The dance phenom has graced the decks everywhere from Ibiza to NYC and plans on spreading her sweet techno sounds even further. Her first full length EP "The Journey Begins," released in August, has been a hit creating a lot of buzz propelling her to book and fill tour dates in Europe and North America. "Tour has been fantastic so far with sold out shows everywhere and I'm having a great time especially on my long sets," Moudaber says. Besides different accents, she says the vibe is exactly the same everywhere. "We're here to party and fly away on incredible music all night." Currently, Moudaber is in the works of launching her own label, MOOD Records, by the end of the year as well as spinning out new releases. Get to know a little more about her story below and get a feel for her music here. Be sure to check out Moudaber's upcoming shows in NYC, Oct. 5th at Provocateur and Oct. 6th at Pacha.
How did you get into DJing/producing? I was a promoter before I got into producing. I had to step out of the music world for 3 years to build / refurbish a house in Ibiza I bought, the only way I wanted to step back into this world was through making music. Things spiraled from there, bookings came afterwards, won an IDMA award this year at the WMC in Miami for my remix of Carl Cox's single "Chemistry" for Best Minimal / Techno track category. And "The Journey Continues"…
How would you describe your DJ/song selection style? Mood based? Depending on venue? My styles vary depending on the venue but still within the realm of my sound, from deep house all the way to big room techno. You debuted on BBC Radio 1's Essential Mix. Tell us about that experience. A great experience of course, when I got asked to do it by Pete Tong and the Radio 1 team I thought to myself, 'That's going to be a two-hour mix of what I really love.' I'll be able to share with everyone. The response was amazing. How would you describe your relationship with Victor Calderone? How was it working together? I've known Victor for quite some time now, our relationship is not only professional but also we're very close friends, so the combination is very special. Our collaboration on the EP "The Journey Begins" on Drumcode was a big hit, it reached number 4 in the techno charts on Beatport, supported by all the usual suspects of house and techno. How do you hope to differentiate yourself being that the EDM world is predominately powered by males? This is certainly not in the scope of my hopes. There are great male DJs out there, like Carl Cox, Richie Hawtin, Danny Tenaglia and Adam Beyer to name a few, and also amazing DJs like Magda, Cassy, tINI and Maya Jane Coles. We're all very different and unique and our only hope is to share our music with everyone. Any producers you have/hope to work with in mind? Too many to mention! I got asked recently to remix Alanis Morissette's new single which I thought was interesting. I also have plans to work with Skin from Skunk Anansie, an incredible voice that moves me a lot. There are also collaborations coming soon with Adam Beyer and Danny Tenaglia.
Last week Skrillex posted a teaser video on his Facebook page for a song entitled Next Order. The track came from unknown artist Dog Blood, whose premier EP was scheduled to be released Monday, August 13. Labeled simply as “MIDDLE FINGER ACID TERROR from Boysnoize Records and OWLSA," many were scrambling to figure out just who Dog Blood was. Not soon after, both an official Facebook page and Twitter account associated with the act soon appeared. It didn’t take much time for fans to discover that the Facebook page identified the members of the group as Alex Ridah and Sonny Moore; Boys Noize and Skrillex respectively.
Slovenian DJ and music producer Uroš Umek has been wooing crowds with his unique techno/tech house style since the '90s. Umek is considered to be one of the founding fathers of Eastern European electronica, and his record label, Sixteenofive, is one of the world’s fasting growing techno labels. In 2011, he earned the title of Beatport’s Best Artist and was ranked 29th in DJ Magazine's "Top 100 DJ’s". Umek's music continues to top Beatport’s techno charts, and he's been remixing major artists like Carl Cox, M.I.K.E., and John Digweed.
You may recognize Meital Dohan's beauty from her role in the hit show 'Weeds,' or perhaps her character 'Aurora' in the Sony Pictures web comedy Woke Up Dead (co-starring Jon Heder and Wayne Knight). If you don't recognize Meital, however, you may want to start taking notes.
As if acting and writing a book (Dohan penned the racy book "Unmasking the Most Intimate Feminine Moments") weren't enough, the Tel-Aviv born beauty has decided to grace our ears with her punchy, upbeat techno-pop music on top of everything else.
Think Brazil. Soccer. Tans. Thongs Magenta feathers. Model-esque women.
An unseeming birthplace for the gritty techno titan Gui Boratto, an previous architect who's handling of physical space influences how he handles the spatial issues of sound. Just in time for his extensive European tour, Boratto releases "The Drill," the first single off his upcoming album "III," which will be out September 12th, 2011. And yes, that's European Tour because once again, we Americans always get the short end of the... drill (pun intended).
This track delivers a growling bassline that sloshs side to side in a drinkable chalice. You're very thirsty, we know. Indulge by clicking here.
Let’s face it. Miami was made for the following:
1. Deep house, smooth melodies to sip margaritas while grooving in your best white linens.
2. Commercial house with cheesy vocals and ascending basslines.
3. After-hours at Space, which refutes #1 and #2.
But hard techno?
Born in a motor city of grim, dirt, and oil, techno is as far from the beach as you can get. But next week techno will migrate to Miami with the sounds of Tim Xavier an American-born DJ/producer turned Berlin transplant. (There's something about Germany and techno...) Pioneering the techno world since his first release nearly a decade ago, Tim Xavier was once known for play hard-techno, but has set the trend for blending deep minimal techno and house with outstanding technical skills.
It’s started. Your favorite house DJ who’s spun tribal, techy beats since your first fake ID has adopted the abrasive beat that sounds much like your first car-- broken and sputtering. The electro invasion has arrived.
And you had enough this past weekend to make your pet robot cringe under the bed. Below is a list of the five hottest new house songs, sans “electro”:
1. Paco Osuna’s “What That”
The newest release off Plus 8 Records (owned by Richie Hawtin), “What That” delivers an appropriately devilish track, given the grammatically incorrect title. Every time you hear a kid slurring, “What dat is?!,” think of Osuna’s repeating vocal, “there was a filthy child... I lit the whole thing up and watched it burn.” What, in today’s recession, isn’t incorrect grammar deserving of immolation?
Ok, let’s get real. Its Independence Day weekend and here at Joonbug we take this holiday very, very, seriously. Our forefathers didn’t fight an entire revolution solely so we could live in freedom. No. They did it so each year we could properly commemorate our sovereignty and celebrate our liberty. And that is exactly what we are doing this weekend! Below are our favorite events to celebrate this 4th of July.
What is a 4th of July party without electro-beats? I’m sure our forefathers would be please with this, uh, “celebration.” Governor’s Island, in association with Cielo, Pacha and Glo Fridays, is hosting a four-day long party starting tomorrow July 1st until the 4th. The event kicks-off with a six-hour (six!) DJ-set by Paul VanDyk on Friday. Saturday will be all about Fat Boy Slim and James Zabiela. As the day gets closer, the acts get hotter. On Sunday Benni Bennassi and Laidback Luke will turn tables. On Monday, Brooklyn born DJ Victor Calderon will swap the (common? Unoriginal?) happy birthday song with some house and a lot of techno. Check out the full line up and find tickets here.