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Friday December 20, 2013: Mutual Dreaming: White Material vs. Vereker

Friday December 20, 2013: Mutual Dreaming: White Material vs. Vereker

This Friday, you owe it to yourself to go to the Williamsburg waterfront for Mutual Dreaming for an impressive year-end lineup.  White Material label-head Young Male, doing a live 909 set, and the label’s stand out talent, Galcher Lustwerk, divide the early half of the night.  If you haven’t checked out Galcher’s all-originals mix for Blowing...
Brooklyn Bass Broadcast 003: Max McFerren

Brooklyn Bass Broadcast 003: Max McFerren

  Friend of the Podcast Max McFerren dropped by the studio last week and blessed us with some techno gold. Check him out Sunday 11/10 at Cameo Gallery for the Sci-Fi and Fantasy label party at Cameo for the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival. Also be on the lookout for Max’s upcoming split release with Grayson...
Iron Curtis at TBA Brooklyn 8/16

Iron Curtis at TBA Brooklyn 8/16

  Probably our favorite DJ/producer from Nuremberg, Iron Curtis (Johannes Paluka) invades TBA Brooklyn this Friday, August 18th.   Paluka first caught our ear when he made one of our favorite mixes from last year with his stellar XLR8R Podcast.  His music reflects a classic house/techno aesthetic from the American Midwest with a bit of Berlin...
Red Bull Music Academy NY 2013

Red Bull Music Academy NY 2013

  The new home of Red Bull Music Academy New York resides in a repurposed office building on 18th Street in Chelsea and it is impressive to say the least.  The space features a main studio with a giant SSL mixing board, several smaller “bedroom” studios, vintage gear for days, a lecture hall and (inexplicably)...
Juan Atkins interview from Music Technology Magazine 1988

Juan Atkins interview from Music Technology Magazine 1988

  This gem from Music Technology Magazine in 1988 features a then-26 year old Juan Atkins in the studio talking very specifically about his gear setup.  In the article, Atkins talks about borrowing gear from other techno legends: “Ironically, the 909 became so popular around Chicago and Detroit that at one time Atkins and his...
Brooklyn Bass 016: Alex Burkat January 2013 Podcast

Brooklyn Bass 016: Alex Burkat January 2013 Podcast

This month’s podcast comes to us from NYC party starter and friend of the site Alex Burkat.  Look out for big things in 2013 from the man, starting with his birthday party on Thursday, January 10th at Open House in the LES.  Check the Facebook event page for more details.  His edition of the podcast is...
Aquarian - Obsidian EP (UNO013)

Aquarian – Obsidian EP (UNO013)

Yes! Hometown hero Aquarian, aka Chris Leung, rips us all a collective new one with his new EP on UNO records.  Leung is a close friend of us here at Brooklyn Bass and killed it at our CMJ showcase last month.  His music is perfect 3AM material, banging, acid-y (acidic?) and full of energy.  ...
Brooklyn Bass Presents...After Hours with Dariius and Decades (Sept. 8th)

Brooklyn Bass Presents…After Hours with Dariius and Decades (Sept. 8th)

A brief Q&A with Dariius (Driphouse): What’s the difference between Driphouse and the Dariius moniker? Originally Dariius was intended as a straight-up Acid House project. I’ve kind of given that up and am trying to focus in on making “experimental” dance music. Driphouse is just a flexible guise to whatever I feel like doing. Earlier stuff...
V/A - Workshop 15

V/A – Workshop 15

With the latest volume in their long running series, the Workshop crew once again blesses us with some low-slung, quality Berlin house.  All “Untitled,” each track on the release is unique stylistically from the others while all being loopy headphone/nod out stuff. 808 Mate starts things off right with something like a slo-mo freestyle track...
Luv Jam - Nesta Nip EP

Luv Jam – Nesta Nip EP

  Surprising stuff from Throne of Blood, Luv Jam’s Nesta Nip EP is unlike anything I’ve heard from the label.   Mellow, subdued and not a traditional dancefloor track in sight, Nesta Nip is refreshingly unique house.  The EP opens with “Nesta,” a slow-rolling jam with 80s digital synth chimes, swelling saw pads, and a ping ponging digital organ....
John Roberts - Paper Frames

John Roberts – Paper Frames

Paper Frames, the new EP on Dial from John Roberts is unlike anything else I’ve heard.  It’s more John Cage than Cajmere.  It’s aligns with his evolving acoustic techno sound but goes a bit further than his previous work,  it’s definitely looser than Glass Eights and more avant garde.  The EP features two untitled short beatless interlude tracks.  The...
Sound Noir with DJ Sprinkes

Sound Noir with DJ Sprinkes

After checking out a good chunk of Morgan Geist’s set at 285 Kent, I hopped into a cab and ventured over to House of Yes for Sound Noir’s party with DJ Sprinkles.  I was looking forward to checking out a Sound Noir party, having unfortunately missed their 3 year anniversary when they brought Maurice Fulton...
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