Thursday, May 28, 2009

Blank Artists Afterglow Review

Greetings fans and Movement festival goers. Memorial Day weekend has finally hit the road and we can now consciously regroup our thoughts. What a memorable weekend it was. If we asked for anymore, we'd be violating the right of human collectivism. We had the pleasure of seeing many old friends, in addition to meeting many new and exciting individuals based both nationally and internationally. For those who weren't able to make it, we promise you an encore, really soon.

First and foremest, we'd like to thank the team involved in running Saturday night's event. Without your presence, we would have never been able to imagine such a wonderful vibe. You are our best friends and we hope to continue to reap the benefits of your contributions to Blank Artists. This team includes Abid, Rose, Brad, Dan, Clay, Chris, Genevieve, Phil, and Christine. We would also like to thank the National Bohemian Home for being open to our ideas and working with us every step of the way. Thank you Scott, Jaime, and Phil. Next, we'd like to extend a big thanks to Brendan, Amber, Erica, and the crew from Interdimensional Transmissions. By sharing the same venue, our events were inextricably linked together and your guidance and veteran expertise in the realm of party production taught us a valuable lesson that we'll continue to hold in high regards for the future of our event promotions. Moving on, a proper thank you can not be expressed without extolling the efforts of Saturday night's performers. Thank you Tim, Todd, and Trent. Your musical minds are among some of the most inspirational to the label and you created a quintessential soundtrack to the evening from start to finish. We would also like to thank all members of the label for lending their support. It was nice to see you all getting that booty rollin and especially Tony from Bully Sound Systemsb for tweaking the audio quality to perfection. Also, thank you Bethany Shorb for your design skills. There were many festival attendees who complimented the flier design. Let's hope they get a chance to see more of the beautiful artwork you create on a daily basis. And last but not least, thanks to all of the party patrons who decided to choose our party for the evening. We hope you thoroughly enjoyed yourselves and it was a treat to see all of your smiling faces. Until next time.

Photo Credits: J. Peter Siriprakorn & Christine Abuel Pompa

Detroit Shorts FIlm Festival

From: Detroit Shorts

Detroit Shorts is a three-day community event, celebrating the finest examples of the cinematic short form by featuring films from around the globe with running times 10 minutes and under. The festival is open to the widest range of subject matter, genre and technique. The festival takes place May 28-31, 2009 in the Broadway-Randolph District in Downtown Detroit at 1515 BROADWAY and the BOLL FAMILY YMCA. Click HERE to download the weekend program guide.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Red Bull Music Academy Presents: Theo Parrish

From: Red Bull Music Academy Online

As anyone who has experienced a Theo Parrish the work of this consummate architect of sound envelopes the listener, and transmits new perspectives on club sonix. Theo's musical expression fuses the rhythmic, disco-based pulse of Chicago house with the modernist motorik soul of Detroit techno; at the same time pointing to a lineage in black music that runs directly from Sun Ra to Sound Signature. "Jazz spawned house music, jazz spawned hip hop, jazz spawned funk and they all reflect back into that," says Theo. So if you want to see the future via the raw, soulful and black roots of house music, then you've come to the right teleporter. Check out Theo's recent remix of the Kuniyuki Takahashi track, entitled "All These Things".

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Jamal Moss - Sample/Pattern 2

From: Clone

Process: experiments & demonstrations. Instruments: tape edit machine / reel to reel / two SP 404 units / dual belt drive turntable / Gemini disco stereo mixer. Agenda: demonstrate the process of the evolution & inception of box energy that manifested the worldwide phenomenon of house. It was the experimenation of Chicago disc jock Ron Hardy a freeform innovator, that evolved the sound of now and days 2 come. The sample/pattern/freeform series will demonstrate this experimention from it's zero point (326) & genesis (Ron Hardy). Note: Old & outdated equipment was used in the process in order to emulate the process from that era. Glitches & scratches; also strong old analogue textures & sounds will occur in the process. Limited edition: 1,000 for historical use & purpose.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

DJ Mix w/ Osborne - Spectral - May 2008

For the past month, we have been unveiling a series of mixes compiled by the performing artists featured at this year's Blank Artists Afterglow. For the final installment, we're presenting our listeners with a very special set by Spectral's Osborne. Recorded in May 2008 as an exclusive mix for Samurai FM, Osborne brings the heat with obscure acid, disco re-edits, and timeless house anthems. This perfectly selected set is so infectious, you'll be wanting every track. We'll keep you guessing, though; no tracklist required.

Mixed By: Osborne
Length: 1:05:03
Format: ZIP to MP3
Bit Rate: 256 KBPS
Link: Download

Saturday, May 16, 2009


Tonight, Dorkwave reunites for the first time since 2007, to supply your night with copious amounts of debauchery. The event entitled Special Presentation, will run an online broadcast through courtesy of Detronik. Hence, if you aren't attending the party, you can catch the entire broadcast on the interwebs. However, after one hour of the broadcast, you'll be forced to get off your ass and head down to Detroit's foremost premiere dance parties.

18+ | 9pm | $5.00
Corktown Tavern
1716 Michigan Ave. | Detroit

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Media City Film Festival

Media City is an international festival of experimental film and video art presented annually since 1994. Each year Media City screens approximately fifty new films and videos in its international programs. The festival also hosts retrospective screenings and discussions with featured artists, and exhibits installations in the Art Gallery of Windsor and other venues. This year marks the 15th annual film festival and it runs May 20-23. You can view the a gallery of works from Media City's 2008 Festival as well as selections from the festival's history. For more information, please visit the Media City website

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Black Moth Super Rainbow - Interactive Video

Low-fi electronic disco pop derelicts Black Moth Super Rainbow, have once again transcended the contrived formulas of entertainment media with their new music video for the song "Dark Bubbles". Instead of over-produced and underwhelming spatterings of contemporary rock and rap videos, BMSR decided to make their music video interactive with the viewer.

The focal point of the band's new video is a dude bouncing up and down on a trampoline. Drag your mouse over the picture (or use webcam) to make the screen transform from bright day to black night.

View "Dark Bubbles"

DJ Mix w/ Drew Pompa - May 10th 2009

From now until the Detroit Electronic Music Festival, we are connecting our listeners with a series of mixes compiled by the performing guests who are featured at this year's Blank Artists Afterglow. For the third installment of our on-going series, we bring you new dj mix from Blank Artists Co-director, Drew Pompa. Re-recorded after his performance at last Saturday's 237am event, Drew offers up a masterful selection of tracks that, when blended together, creates both a cohesiveness and spontaneity that keeps the listener wanting more. Expect to hear deep house, techno, funk, and pop.

Mixed By: Drew Pompa
Length: 52:40
Format: MP3
Bit Rate: 192 KBPS
Link: Download

01. Kuniyuki Takahashi - All These Things (Theo Parrish remix)
02. Rondenion - Eye
03. Woolfy - Odyssey
04. Recloose - Four Ways To Say Goodbye
05. Urban Force - Untitled 2 (Mike Huckaby Remix)
06. Kevin Reynolds - Lonely Man Happy
07. Jesse Rose - Day Is Done (Feat. Hot Chip)
08. Luke Vibert - Rank Rink Ring
09. DOP - Blanche Neige
10. The Mountain People - Mountain People 7.2
11. Moodymann - Hello 2morrow
12. Soundstream - Live Goes On
13. Peter Kruder - Coste
14. Discreet Unit - Unit
15. Tony Lionni - Found A Place
16. Osborne - Afrika
17. DJ Koze - Let's Love
18. Minilogue - Animals (Tolga Fidan Remix)

Previous mixes include:
Tim Sweeney - B.I.S. #388 - October 30th, 2007
Trent Abbe - Techno/House Mix - November 11th, 2000

The Dequindre Cut

From: Model D Media

The first phase of Detroit's hugely-anticipated urban recreational path, the Dequindre Cut Greenway, will open to the public this Thursday, May 14. The grand opening public ceremony is at the Woodbridge Street entrance of the greenway between Orleans and St. Aubin streets at 10 a.m. It will feature a ceremonial ribbon-cutting followed by a march of more than 200 near-eastside Detroit residents and students.

The Dequindre Cut, formerly a Grand Truck Railroad line, is a below-grade corridor that runs parallel to St. Aubin Street, between Mack Avenue and Woodbridge Street just north of the Riverfront. The first phase of redevelopment for the Cut is between Woodbridge Street and Gratiot Avenue. The greenway development features a 20-foot-wide paved pathway, which includes separate lanes for pedestrian and bicycle traffic. Entrance ramps to the Cut are located at Lafayette St., Gratiot Avenue and at Woodbridge St. Future plans call for the greenway to extend from Gratiot Avenue up to Mack Avenue. Find out more info regarding the Dequindre Cut @ Model D Media.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Projekt Podcast w/ Derek Plaslaiko

From: Projekt Forums

for the 4th installment in the projektion series, Projekt brings you an exclusive mix from new york's one and only derek plaslaiko. in true form, Derek takes us on a two hour journey through techno, the way only he can, with healthy doses of headiness and jackin beats throughout that capture your mind and moves your body. In addition, Plaslaiko also features the new Osborne remix of Bangkok Four Season's Hotel, available digitally today on Blank Artists.

If you're planning the 3-day techno pilgrimage to Detroit's Movement festival, I highly implore you do catch Derek dj live. He will be featured at the Friday night Bunker event and will also be headlining the Sunday night Interdimensional Transmissions afterparty. You will highly regret missing these events so mark your calendars.

Download Podcast

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Liveset By: Addled (Moodgadget Records)

Addled's Ryan Cavanagh (one half of Slow Disco edit duo Worst Friends) has a stacked deck of musical influences. His modus operandi is tech-house, beat-laden with melodic chords, heavy chugs, and stylistic arrangements that are reminiscent of deep cuts procured by the Plastic City imprint. Addled headlined an east-coast tour with Moodgadget Records last fall as Worst Friends and recorded this delicious liveset on the Baltimore stop, hosted by bmore-electro ballers More Or Less (MOL). Be sure to checkout the upcoming release on MOL by Outputmessage featuring a remix by Addled. Shit is strictly B.A.

Track List
1. Addled - Intro
2. Addled - Heartbreachno (Slowhand Re "Interpretation")
3. Addled - Tubs
4. Addled - She's My Lady Friend (Addled's Live Mix)
5. 2 of Them - Variation
6. Addled - Wully The Buss
7. 2 o' Dem - Tritone Subs
8. Addled - Rozinante
9. Addled - Mrs. Harrison
10. Addled - Crescendo
11. Addled - Bush Pony
12. Addled - Jope
13. One of Them - 1st of 1st (Addled's Gypsy Mix)
14. 2 o' Dem - Filters, Drum. . .Roll
15. Warez - Zenith of a Party (Addled Remix)

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Movement Afterparty Venue Change

Greetings friends and listeners. We recently updated the venue location for our D.E.M.F. after-party event. Our new location is the The Bohemian National Home. Information includes the following:

$10 at the Door
Bohemian National Home
3009 Tillman St
Detroit, MI 48216

Directions From Hart Plaza

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

DJ Mix w/ Tim Sweeney - B.I.S. #388 - October 30, 2007

From now until the Detroit Electronic Music Festival, we are connecting the listeners with a series of mixes compiled by the performing guests, who are featured at this year's Blank Artists Afterglow. The second installment in the series is a deep and cerebral techno/house excursion mixed by Beats In Space maestro, Tim Sweeney. Tim is coming up on a ten year anniversary for his internationally renowned weekly radio show/podcast, which is airs every Tuesday night on WNYU 89.1 in New York City. His performance at the Blank Artists after-party will be his inaugural visit the Detroit, so come and show him a warm welcome.

Mixed By: Tim Sweeney
Length: 1:17:13
Format: MP3
Bit Rate: 128 KBPS
Link: Download

01. Haruomi Hosono – Alternative 3 – Non Standard
02. Blast Head – Soft Step – Lastrum
03. Cro-Magnum – Take Me Higher – Jazzy Sport
04. The Lift Boys – Anarchy Way
05. Flying Rhythms – Doragon Balls – Lastrum
06. Blast Head – "A" Groove – Lastrum
07. Baby Ford – In Your Head (Charge It) – Insumision
08. Tricky Disco – Alphabet Soup (Excuse Me Waiter Mix) – Warp
09. R.S.H. – Laughing While Intoxicated (Dope House Mix) – Dope Wax
10. Plez – Can't Stop (Acid Rain Forest Mix) – Plezure
11. Redshape – Unfinished Symmetry – Present
12. The Black Dog – Cost II – Soma
13. The Beloved – Your Love Takes Me Higher (Juan Atkins Rise Up Mix)
14. Unreleased – Everlasting (Jays Fade The Black Mix) – Trance Fusion
15. Pizarro – The Five Tones – Razz

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Jared Wilson - BFSH - OUT TODAY!

Today marks the first from a series of releases by Jared Wilson, entitled Bangkok Four Seasons Hotel. "BFSH" is both a vinyl and digital E.P., with the vinyl release date slated for the weekend of the Detroit Electronic Music Festival. For "BFSH", Jared has called upon d.i.y. dungeon master Osborne, for remix support. Osborne has also lent remix duties for Jared Wilson's 2007 acid-house classic Drug Related Stories under the TNT project, co-piloted by Tadd Mullinix.

The mp3 is available today at many online retailers including the BA webstore, Beatport, iTunes, and Juno. The 12" will be available the weekend during D.E.M.F. and we will have them available for purchase at our afterparty event, featuring the records selections of both Tim Sweeney and Osborne. If you're looking for that real Detroit dance party that lasts until the sunrise, then look no further!