Loco Dice and Richie Hawtin are going on the road to show North American students that techno and technology go hand in hand. Along with a few other friends, including Seth Troxler, Paco Osuna and tINI, the legends are embarking on their cutting edge Cntrl: Beyond EDM tour starting Oct. 29 in Buffalo, to show the new generation of electronic music fans that there is more to the sound than just fist pumping and neon. Dice and Richie developed a two part approach for disseminating the word – at each tour stop they will conduct a lecture educating students on the future of techno and then later in the evening perform for those very same participants, along with many others. The duo bring their series to NYC Saturday, Nov. 3 for a lecture at NYU and a show at Webster Hall.
When Dice was in town a few weeks ago he sat down with EO at La Esquina, one of his favorite NYC spots, to discuss his Ibiza season, Desolat and which artists he has his eye on right now. Also, learn about how he got his name…
Barcelonian import SÃ³nar will bring its festival of ‘advanced music and new media art’ to the US starting The tour will make it’s way across the USA and Canada, making stops in Chicago, Toronto, New York, Montreal, Boston, Denver, Oakland and Los Angeles and will feature performances by Die Antwoord (live), Azari & III (live), Seth Troxler, Paul Kalkbrenner (live), Tiga, Gesaffelstein and Nic Fanciulli.
With an innovative bill that blends both live and DJ acts, Die Antwoord, Azari & III, Seth Troxler, Paul Kalkbrenner, Tiga and Nic Fanciulli will be joining together for the NYC show Nov. 2 at Roseland Ballroom. This is big deal stuff, in case you weren’t already aware. Kalkbrenner, for example, sells out soccer stadiums in Europe and recently starred in the movie ‘Berlin Calling’ about a DJ who falls into the depths of drugs and despair. Heady stuff, but we personally can’t wait to see what he does to Roseland Ballroom.
If you didn’t ascertain this from the video and musical selections, SÃ³nar is an avant garde, adult affair. Leave the neon at home. But definitely buy tickets, because this is an event that you will not want to miss.
Sonar On Tour dates:
10.31.12 Chicago @ Congress Theater
11.1.12 Toronto @ Sound Academy
11.2.12 New York @ Roseland Ballroom
11.3.12 Montreal @ Metropolis
11.4.12 Boston @ House of Blues
11.7.12 Denver @ Sonar Music Festival – Fillmore Auditorium
11.9.12 Oakland @ Fox Theater
11.10.12 Los Angeles @ Shrine Expo Hall
I listen to an unhealthy amount of electronic dance music, and I have dubbed this track my favorite over the past few months. Many probably do not know that ZZT is a production duo that consists of Zombie Nation (you might remember them from their anthem Kernkraft 400) and Turbo Records head Tiga, who puts on some of the dankest DJ sets of all time (PS- I think Turbo just signed Harvard Bass!). The original Zzafrika is an electro bomb, but Nick adds his signature Dutch touch and makes the track a dancefloor-friendly bomb. Check it out. I guarantee you will like it if you listen to electro or Dutch house music. This tune is far from new but I just had to post it. PS- As a bonus, I am also including up and coming French-electro legend Gessafelstein’s remix, along with the original!. Way harder but just as good in my personal opinion. Then again, its kind of hard to screw up the obnoxiously catchy synth riff that Tiga and Â Zombie Nation concocted.
This review was submitted by my good friend James Macedonio, Manhasset’s resident DJ and dance music enthusiast.
In the modern age of music, it seems that any idiot with a keyboard and a cracked version of logic can throw together a half decent remix and achieve their fifteen minutes of internet fame. Given this, you might jump to the conclusion that electronic music producers and DJ’s are not talented. Itâ€™s a point Iâ€™ve argued against with many self proclaimed music enthusiasts who can’t find it in themselves to respect an artist who doesnâ€™t play in a jam band or wear eye liner. For all the non-believers out there, my argument is simple: DJ A Trak. Check out the full review after the jump.