Yo yo subterranean super heros, just letting yall know that this months 90’s Jam is in collaboration with our favorite ninja turtle himself Steve from SimplyOutstanding.com. If you haven’t checked out S.O. before, its all about art, music, fashion and freshness, so come Thursday and get a taste!
If you haven’t figured it out yet, we love techno, and lately techno has been loving us right back at our weekly residency at Phoenix Wednesdays. Cnyce’s live mix from the night on podcast Episode 25 should give you an idea of the new territories we’ve been charting over there. This week at Phx Wdnsds is extra special though, because we have a major guest DJ in celebration of the birthday of the night’s top techno dogfather, Senhor Pat Fontes. I’m talking about Adultnapper and if you don’t know about this NYC based, but internationally influential techno producer you can read our interview over at the Midweek Techno Blog, check the live mix below and come witness the insanity on Wednesday.
In other very important warm you up in the wintertime news, we are excited to announce SEVEN (that’s right, count ’em 7) Saturday dates for Dancing On The Charles’ Summer 2008 Lineup. If you’ve never heard about DOTC or somehow don’t remember what happened last summer you can get all the ’08 info here and relive ’07 here. See you on the river/dancefloor.
Adultnapper Live 8/26/08 DOWNLOAD
1, 2, ready, go, 1, 2, ready, go! Come on, it’s party time. Another month, another Yoyoyo 90’s Jam at Redline. And this one is special cause we’re helping some friends who work for goodness (YAVA) celebrate their 2 year anniversary by making our dance party extra super turbo charged good. So everybody dance now and don’t let the things that make you go hmmm get you down. Ya heard?!
RSVP to get in free and make sure to goto your mom’s house and dig out your 90’s gear.
The 90’s Dance Jam is the 1st Thursday of every month at Redline. The 90’s Dance Jam is 21+ and there is NO COVER if you RSVP. Redline is at 59 JFK Street in Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA, USA, Earth. Here is a map. Always wear 90’s gear.
Anyone out and about in Boston tonight consider this… 1 Stage, 2 Chucks, 4 hours of House and Techno bliss! Stop by Wednesdays @ Phoenix Landing where Soul Clap’s own Chuck Cnyce rocks out with Boston electronic music pioneer Chuck Caseroc. For those who dont know, Caseroc along with fellow resident Shannon Shalako started the original Wednesdays night party at Phoenix Landing in 1997.
The party starts tonight at 10p until 1a. Phoenix Landing is located at 512 Mass Ave, Central Square, Cambridge. $5 to enter, Ladies are FREE until 12a.
Our friend Ligaya over at Yelp is organizing a super insane event at the MIT Museum in Cambridge and asked us to perform an our long set of experimental wierdness. Local audio/visual innovators sosolimited will be providing the visual stimulation and performing their own hourlong set after us and Mr. Mistaker will be opening.
Here’s the scoop over at Yelp:
Join us for a night of innovative AV performances by Sosolimited, Soul Clap and Mistaker and exploration of the awesome world of the MUSEUM! Been meaning to make it over but haven’t yet? This is the perfect opportunity to check out a unique program and learn from their phenomenal exhibits. So come meet some rad yelpers and toast with us among Ganson sculptures, holograms and robots! There will be complimentary libations from BUSHMILLS and UFO!
From 8-10pm everyone with an RSVP confirmation is welcome to partake in the festivities. We’re talking EVERYONE – significant others, your sister Sally, your hairdresser, even the meter maid!
Just send an RSVP before the 26th over to Boston@Yelp.com… DO IT! Confirmations to be send out Jan 28th.
We finally have a TECHNO residency! After playing guest hosts/openers for the Pig & Dan show in September, Boston Techno don Pat Fontes has welcomed us aboard as co-pilots of his spacecruiser. Phoenix Wednesdays is an especially important night for Boston techno, it was first launched in 1997 by Redlight Productions and after a brief hiatus in 2006 Mr. Fontes took the reigns earlier this year and has already featured world class guests performances by Tony Rohr, Someone Else, Geoff White & Dietrich Schoenemann. We are super psyched to be on board and you should be too. See you on Wednesday…
TECHNO! at Phoenix Landing goes down every Wednesday Night from 10pm-1am. Phoenix Landing is located at 512 Massachusetts Avenue, Central Square, Cambridge, MA. TECHNO! Wednesdays is 19+ and it’s FREE to enter before 10:30 and only $5 after that. Be TECHNO! Wednesday’s friend on myspace.
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The Mothership Connection (Marco Italo, Tanner Ross, Fede Italo)
So I’m almost recovered from the first weekend of unofficial Boston house/techno week and here are is a quick recap for you out-of-towners/lame-ass-Boston-mofos-that-complain-that-nothing-ever-goes-on-
and-then-don’t-even-go-out-for-our-biggest-week-ever. Farina on Friday at Rise Afterhours was packed out, however he played the same jacking deep house he’s been playing for at least 7 years and when he dropped a remix of this, I had to leave. Apparently the place was packed til at least 5am so that’s a good thing for Boston, but it’s clear that people here are stuck in like 2003 at the latest.
There were alot of zombie’s out Saturday, but even Underworld & Digweed in Boston couldn’t fill the 5,500 capacity Bank of America Pavilion on Saturday (only around 1,200 people showed up, which is still amazing for this city). I wasn’t about to miss the first electronic music event at Boston’s biggest outdoor concert space, even though we live in puritan land and it only went to 11pm. When we showed up at like 7:30, Digweed was playing spaced out dopeness to like 200 people, ridiculous. But by the time the headliners went on at 9:30 all 1,200 people in there were up front going nuts, so it was still an amazing show. But of course there were NO COOL AFTERPARTIES!
Sunday was the biggest disappointment of the bunch. First, Charlie’s car overheated while going to pick Italoboyz up and dudes and their agent (big thanks to Tania from Play Kula) had to rent a car and drive up from New York, which would have been fine…but so few people showed up that even the 100 person capacity Phoenix Landing looked empty. It was all good cause Tanner’s opening set was heatrocks and Italoboyz play the most tripped out minimal with little voices and opera samples and everyone in the spot went nuts, but come on Boston, a showing like this for Pig&Dan tomorrow night and we quit bringing you the best future music in the world…for real.
…it’s not back to school for us! Here are some random, but important notes for this super busy month:
- Boston’s Dirtiest Bird, Tanner Ross‘ track Kruger Fingers is the #2 track on the Beatport tech house chart! You can also check out his August top 10 featured in the charts section.
- This Friday we have our first official gig at Cambridge/Boston favorite Enormous Room! It’s also the first time in almost a month we’ve had a proper Soul Clap tagteam set, so expect Cnyce to put a chair on his head. I just got a grip of classic and future jams in Chicago so get your behind ready to work.
- Those of you that are old school know E-Heavy and now your favorite Bamboozla is coming back atcha with a new and improved blog that features downloads of classic UK Garage vinyl and some history lessons fo dat azz.
- September 15th-22nd is the unofficial Boston House Music Week. It begins Sat 9/15 with Underworld @ Bank Of America Pavilion, Sun 9/16 is Italoboyz @ Bump, Weds 9/19 is Cnyce’s Bday Bash with PIG&DAN @ The Phoneix, Thurs 9/20 is Jeff Samuel @ Make It New and last but definately not least the final installment of DOTC is Sat 9/22. HOT DAMN!
- Then on Friday 9/28 we resume our house music DJ series at Redline with Jon Cutler from Distant Music, NYC. Upcoming guests also include: Blake Baxter, David Alvarado and much more dopeness in the works.
THE PARTY STARTS AT 7PM & ONLY COSTS $5 BEFORE 10PM. IT GOES UP TO $10 AFTER 10PM.
Dancing on the Charles is not about the marquee names and whoÃ¯Â¿Â½s who. This party is about the locals, the summer and the beats. Besides, Boston only has a few months of good weather, so why not make the most of it. Ã¯Â¿Â½Honestly I just want a place to drink beers outside while IÃ¯Â¿Â½m DJing.Ã¯Â¿Â½ says Sergio Santos, whoÃ¯Â¿Â½s recent opening sets at Avalon have made him the clubs newest resident. Ã¯Â¿Â½ThatÃ¯Â¿Â½s what will make this the best party of the summer. Forget clubs, forget dress codes, this is real DJs playing real music for real people!Ã¯Â¿Â½
Early arrivals will taste the true spirit of the party. Cheap drinks, inexpensive eats (courtesy of JoseÃ¯Â¿Â½s Mexican Restaurant in Cambridge) and most importantly a sunset mix of the finest dance music in town.Expect DJ sets from the Marz DJs, Soul Clap and friends. Ask yourself, when was the last time a party felt this good in Boston? No, youÃ¯Â¿Â½re thinking of LAÃ¯Â¿Â½Nope, that was in NYC. Ah, youÃ¯Â¿Â½ve got it! Wrong again, you were in Europe! Join us, trust the DJ, youÃ¯Â¿Â½re not going to want it to end!
DJ LINEUP CONFIRMED! KC Hallet – Soul Clap – Sergio Santos – Randy Deshais – The Bald & The Beautiful
D.O.T.C. is Saturday June 9th from 7pm-1am. D.O.T.C. is 21+. There is a $5 cover before 10pm and a $10 cover after that. D.O.T.C. is at American Legion Marsh Post #442. American Legion Marsh Post #442 is at 1 Gerry’s Landing, outside of Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA, USA, Earth. Here is a map. Tacos will be served.
Here’s a map that someone made. Harvard Square is right about here.
Tonight two of our local favorites Sergio Santos and Tanner Ross start something new: SPACE DISCO NIGHTS. It’s at Enormous Room, which is super appropriate for this. If you’re not doing anything tonight and you’re in our neck of the galaxy go there and float. Expect this track:
Outlines – Listen To The Drums (Jazzanova Remix / Dixon Edit)
This tracks is on one of my current (and alltime) favorite labels: Sonar Kollektiv. Buy every release here.
Also heres the amazing video for the original version of Listen To The Drums.