SUMMER IN THE CITY

Category: , By bassfaced





2nd:  PERCUSSION LAB:  FALTY DL, DAVE Q, PRAVEEN (OLD SKOOL SESSION) @ LORELEY [FREE]
3rd:  DIRECT DRIVE:  NU:TONE, RAW Q, DAVE SHICHMAN @ LPR [TIX]
4th:  DEEP SPACE:  KING BRITT, FALTY DL, FRANCOIS K @ DeKALB MARKET [TIX]
4th:  DEVIATION NYC:  KODE9, LUNICE, BENJI B & MC JUDAH @ LPR [TIX]
6th:  DJ RASHAD, TOTAL FREEDOM, WHEEZ-IE, J-CUSH @ 285 KENT
6th:  ASTRO NAUTICO:  TIME WHARP, THE RANGE, HOWSE, RAJA @ FREE CANDY
8th:  MISTER SUNDAY:  ARCHIE PELAGO, EAMON HARKIN @ GOWANUS GROVE [TIX]
13th:  THREAD:  DJ RECK, EZRAKH, NADUS, MESS KID @ TBA [RSVP]
14th:  DISCOVERY x TURRBOTAX: ANDRES, TERRANCE PARKER @ LORELEY [TIX]
15th:  SOUND LIBERATION FRONT SOUND SYSTEM @ CONEY ISLAND BOARDWALK [FREE]
17th:  ONRA, DAM-FUNK, TAYLOR McFERRIN @ SANTO'S [TIX]
19th:  ON THE SLY:  THEFFT, JUAKALI, POLICY, NIHAL, HIRSHI, KNOMAD @ LPR GALLERY [FREE]
20th:  DJ HYPE & DADDY EARL, REID SPEED, DJ SEOUL @ WEBSTER HALL
20th:  COOL & DEADLY:  DEADLY DRAGON SOUND @ LPR GALLERY
21st:  WARM UP:  MATTHEW DEAR, SEPALCURE, LE1F, MIKE Q @ PS1
21st:  SEPALCURE, MACHINEDRUM, MIKE Q @ TBA [flyer]
23rd:  DEEP SPACE:   SEPALCURE, FRANCOIS K @ CIELO [TIX]
27th:  TURRBOTAX 3-YEAR ANNIVERSARY:  ONEMAN, IKONIKA, JAM CITY @ THE COVE
28th:  RECONSTRVCT:  COKI, V.I.V.E.K, JAY5IVE, JOE NICE, TRUENATURE @ TBA [TIX]
28th:  GREEN VILLAIN x RWD.FM:  THEFFT, DAVE Q, J-HILLA, EM-ET, CLOY PI @TBA [RSVP]
30th:  DEEP SPACE:  V.I.V.E.K, FRANCOIS K @ CIELO [TIX]





2nd:  GOLD PANDA, SHIGETO @ BOWERY BALLROOM [TIX]
4th:  WARM UP:  JAMIE XX, PEARSON SOUND, LEMONADE, SINJIN HAWKE @ PS1
4th:  FIXED:  JAMIE XX, JOHN TALABOT @ LPR [TIX]
6th:  DEEP SPACE:  SCUBA (all night) @ CIELO [TIX]
8th:  NATURAL SELECTION x DIRECT DRIVE:  CALIBRE @ TAMMANY HALL
8th:  DAVE Q vs. CONTAKT vs. NOOKA JONES @ TAMMANY HALL (BASEMENT)
11th:  WARM UP:  PHOTEK, EVIAN CHRIST, SHLOHMO, HOWSE @ PS1
11th:  RANDOM MOVEMENT @ DROM
12th:  SOUND LIBERATION FRONT SOUND SYSTEM @ CONEY ISLAND BOARDWALK [FREE]
18th:  WARM UP:  FLOATING POINTS, JACQUES GREENE @ PS1
25th:  RECONSTRVCT:  GOTH-TRAD, KILLAWATT @ TBA
27th:  DEEP SPACE:  GOTH-TRAD @ CIELO [TIX]

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Author live at Reconstrvct Outlook Launch

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Dimensions boat parties now on sale

Category: By bassfaced


With just a few months to go until the gates to the fort are opened, Dimensions announces the line-ups for its highly anticipated boat parties. Those that have attended Outlook will know how quickly these tickets sell out and that the boat parties are not to be missed!

Labels key to the sound of Dimensions, like Eglo and Exit, will be hosting boats loaded with outstanding acts. Familiar names like Data Transmission and Resident Advisor take a break from online domination to present their favourite artists. Tom Middleton’s latest project, Sounds of the Cosmos, will be setting sail with some of its biggest artists whilst San Francisco’s XLR8R fly the US flag in Croatia with a cargo of ground breaking acts. The sound of Deviation will also be presenting a boat part with Benji B at the helm. Nottingham’s Zleep have teamed up with Avant Agency to present a great crew of acts for you. The team behind Secretsundaze are also setting sail with some really good DJ’s!

If the tickets for Dimensions boat parties are snapped anywhere near as quick as those for Outlook, it is worth snapping them up as soon as they are released.


Thursday 6th September // 13.00-17.00

BLAWAN / PARIAH / GEORGE FITZGERALD / TRIKK / JOJ SHARRATT

€20 tickets on sale now – click here to buy


BOAT 002: TECTONIC

Thursday 6th September // 13:00-17:00

PINCH / JACK SPARROW / SHACKLETON / MUNGO’S HIFI

Tickets on sale – Click here to buy.


BOAT 003: BEAT DIMENSION

Thursday 6th September // 13:45-17:45

SCUBA / UNTOLD / SIGHA / TESSELA

€20 tickets on sale now - click here to buy


BOAT 004: TBA



Thursday 6th September // 17:45 – 21:45

TOM MIDDLETON / SLUGRAVE / LORCA / VISIONIST / BLACKSMIF

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BOAT 006: STAUNCH

Thursday 6th September // 18:30 – 22:30

LOEFAH / ZED BIAS / CHUNKY / DUSKY

Tickets on sale from 8pm (BST) on Monday 18th June – Click here to buy.


BOAT 007: XLR8R

Friday 7th September // 13:00 – 17:00

MACHINEDRUM / DARK SKY / KORELESS / SHAWN REYNALDO

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SPACE DIMENSION CONTROLLER
MIDLAND / LORCA / TRIX RESIDENTS / LEON VYNEHALL
SOUTH LONDON ORDNANCE

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BOAT 009: TBA


BOAT 010: SCANDINAVIAN BOAT PARTY

BOAT 011: RESIDENT ADVISOR

Friday 7th September // 17:45 – 21:45

BEN UFO / BODDIKA

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BOAT 012: EGLO

Friday 7th September // 18:30 – 22:30

FLOATING POINTS / ALEXANDER NUT / FATIMA / FUNKINEVEN

€20 tickets on sale now - click here to buy.


BOAT 013: HYPERCOLOUR

Saturday 8th September // 13:00 – 17:00

HUXLEY / AXEL BOMAN / HOMEBOY / STE ROBERTS / CEDRIC MAISON

€20 tickets on sale now – click here to buy.


BOAT 014: EXIT RECORDS

Saturday 8th September // 13:00 – 17:00

DBRIDGE / LOXY / DUB PHIZIX / SYNKRO / INDIGO / CONSEQUENCE
SP:MC & GQ

€20 tickets on sale now – click here to buy.


BOAT 015: ELEVATE

Saturday 8th September // 13:45 – 17:45

Line-up TBA


BOAT 016: ZLEEP

Saturday 8th September // 18:00 – 22:00

OBJEKT / LOCKED GROOVE / CHAMBOCHE / MICAWBER / NICK COBBY

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Saturday 8th September // 17:45 – 21:45

DJ RUM / ROYALTY / SEI A / JAMES FOX / SIMBAD

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BOAT 018: WE ARE NOT A ROCK BAND V POTTY MOUTH

Saturday 8th September // 18:30 – 22:30

Line-up TBA

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5kinandbone5 interview

Category: , , By OnTheSly

 

The origination of the dynamic duo known as 5kinandBone5 can be traced back to raves, Drum n Bass, blood pacts, and triple stacks.  Charles “Skin” Duff and Paavo “Bones” Steinkamp met by pure PLUR happenstance and thu5 the eternal bond was forged to create some of the more futuristic shit ever. With an impressive output on labels like Grizzly, Fool's Gold, Mixpak, and UTTU (just to name a few) with plenty more in the pipeline, it was time to act fast and get 5kinandBone5 out here with the quickness. We teamed up with our friends Outpost1 in Albany and Mushpost in Burlington to make it happen and it all goes down next weekend.

We recently had a chance to catch up with Charlie aka "5kin", who will be DJing at OTS next Thursday night alongside Mess Kid, Bombe, and Knomad down at the Gallery at LPR. As always, NO COVER, NO EXCUSES.
Who are you and what do you do?

This is Charlie from 5kinAndBone5 and we do futuristic shit like make music and blog and stuff.  

Have you played NYC before? What are your connections to the city?

No, this is a first. I lived in NYC for roughly 5 years prior to moving out west several years ago, but I was stuck in a corporate hell that prevented me from doing any sort of music when I actually lived out there. So needless to say, a brother is stoked.  

Your D'n'B influences are well documented and NYC has a longstanding history with the sound. Give us a few records that have remained timeless to your ears.

Yeah, that shit definitely laid the groundwork for UKG, Grime, dubstep...pretty much every form of British underground music that was dark and dirty. Here are some joints that we used to vibe out to back in the day:  

Renegade - Dark Soldier Pt.1 
Inta Warriors - Inta (Special Forces Remix)
Mampi Swift - Mission  
Ed Rush & Optical - Watermelon  
Konflict - The Beckoning

I could go on for days....  

Where do your hip hop roots come from? Who were some of the first producers and MCs you were into? Top 3 classic NYC hip hop records?

Hip hop roots stem from a proximity factor I suppose. As kids we both went to school early on in the hood and I guess exposure to that definitely molds you. Prior to discovering electronic music it was certainly a focal point at a young age. We had always been really into music respectively (more so than other kids), but I can't remember when we started caring about producers. I suspect the shit that fucked me up hardest was probably early Timbaland production. I also recall DJ Premier being God-like status at the time. In Virginia and D.C. where we were raised, the local talent wasn't really noteworthy so I think we were jocking the fuck out of NYC MCs by default.  

1. Biggie & Da Lox's C.R.E.A.M. Freestyle for Funkmaster Flex  
2. Audio 2 - Top Billin  
3. Slick Rick & Doug E. Fresh - The Show  

Some of your more recent releases seem to be channeling an appreciation for the timeless sounds of Detroit techno. It seems that regardless of where you take inspiration from, the end result is often heralded as an authentic reinterpretation of said sound, rather than a carbon copy. When you start a track, do you start with a specific influence in mind or does the production process lead you to the end sound/genre?

Damn that's a huge compliment, thank you. These are some crucial ass questions. In the same fashion we went through our D'n'B phase (which lasted years), we fell in love with house and techno shortly thereafter. Same thing happened in 2-3 year intervals with rap production, dancehall, grime, UKG, and so on. So all of this cumulatively is yielding a weird but exciting recipe when it comes to production chops. A lack of predictability, if you will.

 
More often than not, we are starting joints with a certain destination in mind (genre-wise), however in some instances we'll take pleasure in derailing something's trajectory and fucking it all up. 'Tachikoma Twerk' is a good example of that. Initially it was a heavily trance-oriented track that had 2-step garage elements, yet we ended up turning it into more of a grime joint ultimately. But yeah, for the most part there will usually be an initial intention or direction we are adhering to.  

The roster of labels you have released with is long and deep. Does this come from a dedicated hustle to shop your tunes or do the labels find you? If/When you shop your records, do you send all beats to all labels, or focus your personal marketing? Have you ever been asked to create a certain sounding record by any label?

I'd say it's half and half these days. Out the gates, it was necessary to holler at people to get one's foot in the door and get the ball rolling. Now things are flowing and unfolding in a much more natural fashion. We're now focusing on deploying tracks in tactical strikes. We'll target labels with sounds that gel with their ethos and take it into a tangential dimension of next level freakiness. Aside from this, we follow our naturally psychotic inclinations on a daily basis. We focus on channeling sonic energy which excites our psyche. This energetic excitement inevitably attracts and transfers onto others, generating reciprocal feedback loops.  

The spring of 2012 seems to be all about trap, or that grey area where hip hop and the club music world collide. Given that you've been operating in that area for awhile, are you excited to see it gain recognition or are you already moving onto the next? While the sounds are futuristic, many a trap beat runs the risk of sounding dated when the trend dies down, so what advice can you give to keep music sounding timeless and original?

We perpetually pickup and discard genres - using them as temporary and temporal constraints to fuel creative solutions. We prefer to make trap music for use by adept rappers. Do whatever gets you excited regardless of genre trends. Don't let what is in vogue supersede your creative instincts. 

In a landscape where many producers get highlighted quickly for mastering one sound, your versatility is respected and refreshing. Do you ever feel that versatility hinders your exposure, since you really can't be boxed into one genre or format?

We constantly discuss our creative trajectories. This versatility and unpredictability has become central to our brand. The bottom line is this: sticking to one sound or genre would be creatively stifling for us. If we didn't do everything possible to stay artistically stimulated we'd shrivel up and die.  

Whats the remaining 2012 5kinandbone5 release schedule looking like?

We recently launched the label Soo Wavey with comrade Vin Sol that is fiercely dedicated towards quality dance music. We have been sitting on a vast cache of house and techno bangers that needed to get out into the world and when you are waiting or depending on the schedule of other people you kinda reach a point where you want to take matters into your own hands. Also, we have been all over the map production-wise so it's refreshing to have defined parameters and hone things in a bit. So we have a bunch of stuff on the way via that outlet. In addition to that, we are preparing for numerous releases on one of our favorite labels Unknown To The Unknown. We did a remix for Palace and also have our collaborative EP on the way which features Sinden and Babe Rainbow

 
Grizzly wants us to do a follow-up release so we are stoked to see more shine with Sinden's camp obviously. We have a strident minimal techno banger we did with Vin Sol that is slated to come out on a Scion-AV release in the near future. Not to mention numerous secret alias projects that are out there doing their thing as we speak. It's fun to stir things up and keep people guessing ;)  

Your use of "out of the box" technology is well documented, reflected in the recent record titled "all 808 everything." What kind of gear do you have in the lab? How many of your tunes reflect a complete "out of the box" aesthetic versus the number that incorporate both worlds?

The whole "out of the box" ethos is a core component to the Soo Wavey identity. In the lab we utilize various things like the Roland TR-808, 909, 727, SH-101, MC-202, Juno 106 and Yamaha DX7 among other things. When aspiring to do proper house/techno music that touches on a vintage feel it definitely becomes an essential ingredient. However when it comes to UKG, grime, 2step, etc. it is far less important. It's a quite recent thing actually, the incorporation of proper analog gear. 

 

5kinandBone5 has come up from a background of working with vocalists and live musicians. Do you think this has an impact on your versatility? Does your approach to producing change when you know a track will be voiced?

Yes, we take those things into consideration based on the project. When producing for a vocalist there needs to be room for the vocalist and it is a wholly different approach. It definitely impacts our versatility because we are comfortable working with everyone under the sun. Not limited to vocal artists, but proper musicians and the like. From a producer standpoint, some of the biggest influences early on were Prince, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, The Neptunes, etc; So we sorta drilled it into our heads that one must be able to throw down and get busy with um, "proper" music for lack of better words.  

When you have teamed up with vocalists, have you been shopping finished beats or writing with that individual in mind?

We don't shop beats, that always seemed to be a waste of time for us. 99% of our team efforts with vocalists have stemmed from having a personal relationship with that artist and most of the time recording it together with them in the studio. 

Who are some vocalists you'd like to hear on a 5kinandBone5 beat?

Grimes, Bjork, Green Velvet, Seth Troxler, Romanthony, Chris Brown, Roscoe Dash, Rhianna.

 

Taking a step back from production, where is your head at as a DJ these days? What can the east coast expect out of a 5kinandBone5 set? Anything new in the crate that we haven't heard before?

It depends on the party frankly. Left to our own devices we would play something that resembled a Juan Atkins set if he were up on his UK futurism. One thing you can expect is absolutely zero rap music. We take dance music very serious as DJs and avoid playing rap because at that point, you might as well be an open format bottle service DJ which is not really our cup of tea.

 Are you still running parties with Vin Sol back in SF?

We have occasional proper parties here and there as one-offs, but recently we have been content with letting other people handle promotion and what have you. Our time is spent better in the confines of the recording studio as that fuels the out of town bookings more than anything. Should you be in SF at any point, we do have a weekly Wednesday night party called Office Depot at The Tunnel Top downtown SF. It's the perfect low-key intimate setting in which you get to hear us test out new tunes fresh from the oven and it's predominantly house and disco.  

Favorite taco?

Fish tacos all day baby.  

Special thanks to Charlie for taking the time to answer knomad's questions. Don't forget to catch 5kinandBone5 NYC DEBUT with us Thursday 6/21 .

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