MOVEMENT MUSIC SERIES | MATADOR

In preparation for what I hear is the coolest electronic festival around, I’m familiarizing myself with the line up. Thought I should try to bring it all to one place for you guys.

MATADOR

Richie Hawtin recently introduced the young Dubliner ahead of his first Minus event. Matador now takes the bull by the horns for his first full EP for Minus, exploring the twisted but organic techno sound he’s best known for. He’s also a trained chef! Gavin Lynch’s sound is described as a “slow building bomb” on his facebook page. Be the judge.

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NEW DISCOVERY | TABS

These guys are bringing fresh remixes of everything from XX and Goldroom to Porter Robinson and Swedish House Mafia.

TABS representing Arizona. LOVE them.

Booking inquiries @ TABS.booking@gmail.com

 

ROOM 8 | RIGHT WAY

It seems like lately every time I go out, someone’s telling me they’re a DJ or in a band. While I really do respect the art, and amount of work and dedication it takes to practice music (especially since I’m not capable), I have to admit I’m a bit of a music snob. Not in a o I only like obscure acts you’ve never heard of because no one is as good as the rolling stones kind of way, but I usually know if it’s gonna make me eargasm in the first 20-30 seconds, and most of the time it doesn’t.

Room 8 was a pleasant exception to the rule.

I’m not on the M83 bandwagon because I’ve seen them live, and couldn’t distinguish any of their other songs from each other, but Ian’s Young’s Sax solo made Midnight City their crown jewel, and I’m really liking this collaboration between him and Room 8.  Looking forward to the show this weekend Ezra! 🙂

EXPRESSING LOVE FOR FRENCH EXPRESS

Last weekend, in typical 4 AM fashion at a warehouse party, I was having a conversation with a guy in a sequined jacket who called himself 2 cent. “No one gives a shit about an $11 album sale anymore. It’s all about the cover charge at the door, and the T-shirts”, he said.

With so much competition, and so many ways to get music for free, artists, especially EDM artists, don’t have the luxury to wait for some big label to turn them into brands. Talent isn’t enough anymore. If you don’t have the social media game down, you’re getting left behind because the kids can’t find you, so the big wigs don’t hear you, and you know what the kids love? Discovering good music for free.

French Express, the self proclaimed protectors of feel good, are my new favorite talent crew, because they do just that. First with Isaac Tichauer’s “Doing What I got”, then Chris Malinchak’s “So Good To Me”, and now with this new track from Moon Boots.

I’m excited to find out who’s next!

TROPICAL DISCO | SALON ALCAPULCO

Mexico makes a weird baby with South Africa, but it’s the jam! Sip on a pina colada and twerk. I have a feeling this will be a popular summer sound.