Tuesday, May 25, 2010
If you're in town for the Detroit Electronic Music Festival, then you'll definitely want to attend this event. But don't be alarmed, cause people will probably die.
Sety (Circus Company-Paris)
Soul Clap (Wolf+Lamb-Boston)
Le Loup (Wolf+Lamb-Paris)
Eddie C (Jiscomusic, Karat, 7 Inches of Love-Vancouver)
Derek Plaslaiko (Spectral/Bunker-NYC)
Todd Osborn (Spectral/Rephlex-Detroit)
Sergio Santos vs Tanner Ross (Mothership/Airdrop-Boston)
Kyle Hall (FXHE/Wild Oats-Detroit)
Crazy Larry (Airdrop-NYC)
K atou (Lick My Deck-Greece)
Clint Stewart (Auralism-SF)
Big Bully (Mineral/Get Physical-NYC)
Snack N C'mish (Turntable Lab/APT-NYC)
John Arnold live (Ubiquity-Detroit)
Fat Camp DJ's (Atomly, Matt Negative, & JD-NYC)
Guys On Drugs (Secrets + E Spleece-Detroit)
Darkcube live (DTM-Detroit)
Mr Joshooa (Random Reason-Detroit)
Jeremy Kypta (Random Reason-Detroit)
Rev. Robert David Jones (GSHC-Detroit)
Adam Stolz (Black Nation/Prosthetic-Chicago)
EH3 (Black Nation-Chicago)
Starts Sunday May 30th at 3am and goes until Sunday May 30th at 10pm
tix presale at neptix.com
2554 Grand River Detroit
Monday, May 24, 2010
Words By: C.A.P. & Pipé Scuttleworth.
"Aphotic Segment” is a monthly endeavor aimed at the exploration of the seemingly divergent worlds of both electronic and traditional music. The goal is to distend the audience with a cacophony, in an environment suitable for a listener's total immersion.
Too often sound is presented myopically, in a context that focuses on a particular scene or style. The current structure often serves to narrow the participant’s exposure, frequently at the expense of the broader spectrum of what already exists or what may be.
With our monthly, we will attempt to parse the infinite, to help induce a musical imagination ripe with lizard androids, gothic relics, and outer space travel. Here, here fine friends! Our time is too limited to suppress the curious nature of humanity and its lovely soundtrack. We cannot grow unless we continue to search the abyss. Join us every last Wednesday of the month at the Woodbridge Pub in Detroit.
Bartender: Josh Dahlberg
Selector: Drew Pompa
Design: William "Juice" Singer
From: Dont Forget To Go Home
“Don’t Forget To Go Home” is a platform for creative exchange between DJs, music enthusiasts, producers and dedicated party goers in order to capture the past and present of dance music's intriguing culture.
As a prelude to the anticipated Movement Festival at the end of May, “Don’t Forget To Go Home” has been running weekly features dedicated to Detroit, a place highly regarded as the epicenter for electronic music. For this special edition they investigate the mystique about Detroit, spotlighting conversations, profiles, offbeat features and exclusive music from a versatile, handpicked group of Motor City vanguards. For their last edition, they talk to local dj and producer, Patrick Russell. Read the interview and download Patrick's mix HERE.
Sunday, May 23, 2010
The Beehive Project is A large-scale installation from an interdisciplinary group of artists from Detroit, offering it's inaugural display at this year's Detroit Electronic Music Festival.
The giant beehive will function as a large sculpture, an intimate gathering space, and will also serve as a metaphor for the city of Detroit by referencing the hive as an ideal model for community. Historically, beehives have been associated with industry, diverse cooperation, and resourcefulness. Honey, their primary output, has traditionally symbolized the restoration of health, yearning for sweetness, and rebirth. These associations reference aspects of Detroit's history while also serving as symbols of hope and vision for the future of the city.
The beehive is also a particularly poignant metaphor because of the recent phenomenon of colony collapse disorder (CCD) affecting hives throughout North America. CCD occurs when workers bees from a beehive abruptly disappear, leaving the swarm without enough workers to continue functioning. By paralleling this trend with the steady depopulation of deindustrialization of Detroit over the past 50 years, we hope to honestly portray Detroit's distressed economic and social situation while still looking to the beehive as a metaphor for the strength of community, collaboration, and supportive, creative production in the city.
For more information regarding the project, visit www.thebeehiveproject.com
Thursday, May 20, 2010
The Twilight Babies
Detroit's Twilight Babies formed in 2001 around vocalist Alison Lewis and multi-instrumentalists Mikey Brown and Adam Walker. None were strangers to the Motor City music scene -- Lewis had issued a solo LP earlier that year, while Brown and Walker were members of the electronic music outfit 19.5 Collective. As Twilight Babies, the trio flitted freely between trip-hop texture and dream pop fuzz, mixing electronic soundscapes with extensive guitar work and Lewis' lush, soulful vocals. The trio's eponymous debut was issued in August 2002 to considerable local acclaim, and was supported by a round of live performances. The Middle of Something LP appeared a little over a year later. Monster, recorded by Mike E. Clark, was released in 2005. Named the Detroit music awards' best electronic group two years consecutively, The Twilight Babies have emerged from a three year performance hiatus to provide a rare sonic delight for our pleasure.
Featuring Additional Performances By:
Madis One (Blank Artists) - Live
Jim Stone (Family Funktion) - DJ
Doors @ 9pm
2040 Park Ave
Detroit, MI USA
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Over the course of what seems forever, Detroit has been bubbling to the brim with creative activities intended to pool like minded individuals together under one umbrella - community. This most recent example of this piping hot bowl of creativity comes in the form of a monthly gahtering started by friends, Kate Daughdrill and Jessica Hernandez called SOUP. Modestly tucked above the confines of Mexicantown Bakery, these creatives congregate to nourish not only their bodies, but also their minds and spirits and the whole purpose is to create a monthly dinner aimed at funding micro-grants for creative projects. Yeah... go ladies!
Read the entire article HERE
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Resident Advisor recently published an oral history on the Detroit Electronic Music Festival, as it looks back retrospectively upon ten dramatic years of the festival's event organization. The history captures a unique dialogue from journalists, musicians, dj's, and even local public officials who were instrumental in providing the first annual event - often regarded as its most illustrious - in addition to the cast of individuals in charge of it's production over the years, leading up to current producer's, Paxahau.
Great read, especially for those who have visited or plan to visit the festival in the future. check it HERE.
* Photo Cred: Robert Emperley
From: Majestic Detroit
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings :: I Learned The Hard Way
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings have come a long way since their humble beginnings nearly a decade ago. Steeped within the gilded and gritty sounds of gospel, soul and funk, this nine-piece Brooklyn collective has continued to electrify fans, disc jockeys, critics, record collectors, and bloggers the world-over with their authentic, heart-felt sound. The authenticity clearly demonstrated on the band’s three critically-acclaimed albums Dap Dippin’ (2002), Naturally (2005) and 100 Days, 100 Nights (2007) captured and released by the independent Daptone Records. Their albums recall an analog era led by iconic studios like those at Motown and Stax Records, and have thrust the fifty-three-year-old Augusta, GA native and crew into the multimedia limelight.
Catch their live performance tomorrow evening at the Majestic Theater in Detroit. More information HERE
Monday, May 17, 2010
Friday, May 14, 2010
From: Ninja Tune XX
On the 20th September 2010, it will be 20 years since Coldcut founded Ninja Tune. To celebrate, the label will be releasing a deluxe, limited edition box set of new and exclusive material by some of their favorite artists. Until then, they will be giving away rare material, mixes, merchandise and brand new videos for your own personal pleasure. This new material will change every week and for one week only, leading up to the release of their box set. Check it HERE.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Exit Through the Gift Shop is a story of how an eccentric French shop keeper and amateur film maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner with spectacular results. Billed as "the world's first street art disaster movie", the film contains exclusive footage of Banksy, Shephard Fairey, Space Invader and many of the world's most infamous graffiti artists at work. Exit Through he Gift Shop is showing at the Royal Oak Main Art Theater until Thursday, May 20th. Browse showing times HERE. Additionally, one of Banksy's pieces recently appeared in Detroit's Packard Plant. Check out selected works, including the Packard tag on his Flickr page HERE.
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Craig Sopo is showing some restraint with this release, biting his tongue as it were.
Drawl, staying true to it's name, starts with a slow but steady pace (slow for Craig at least). Once the track heats up the kick drum becomes relentless while maintaining it's composure, sporting lush textures and a dapper dinner jacket. At the end of it all you will feel like you were just courted by a true Southern gentleman.
All of a sudden things start to slip, your speech begins to Slur. Was it the dubbed out bassline? The synth stabs oating around my head? Or was it those $8 domestics? There is no point in relationship reconciliation once that acid bassline rears it's dirty, dirty head.
Preview and Purchase LESS 008 HERE.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
William Irving Singer is a Detroit based artist currently residing on the city's westside in Woodbridge. Singer, earned his BFA from the University of Michigan, with a dual focus in painting and film arts. During his time in school he studied painting and graphic design at VSUP in Prague, Czech Republic.
Through his experience, his interest in painting grew exponentially, driven predominantly by the city's overwhelming architecture. It was within Prague's building blocks, the discarded alleys and city spaces, that he discovered a passion for historical fragments. His work often draws from collected images of antiquated portraiture and architectural space that are re-imagined in a de-historicized expression.
Lookout for up coming artwork by Singer for the new Blank Artists' monthly, "Aphotic Segment". Check out the rest of his online catalog HERE.