Hook N Sling Releases Ultraviolence Remix

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You may remember when I interviewed Australian DJ and Producer Hook N Sling at this year’s Electric Zoo festival. Well he’s straight killin’ it right now with the official video for that remix of Lana Del Rey’s Ultraviolence that he dished about. The song has already accumulated more than a million combined listens/views on Soundcloud and YouTube, so it’s not like he really needs to your help, but like, I NEED you to listen to it. So just do it. Crank this shit and pump your rump on hump day! Can you guys tell I’m loopy?

ANYWAY . . . give those ears some candy. Mmmm, candy.

US Time Warp Lineup Announced

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The longest running underground techno festival will be invading the The Kingsbridge Armory in the Bronx this Thanksgiving Day weekend, November 28-29th. The “20 Years Tour” features the first ever US lineup stacked with high-profile techno pioneers, and more to be announced.

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FREE Mark E Show at Output this Friday

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This week was cray, right? What better way to say, SEE YA than with a free show at Output? Well, you’re in luck because Mark E, Signal Flow, Ataxia and Saoirse are a few of the names kickin’ it from 10 PM – 6 AM this Friday, Oct. 3rd. And you’ll have plenty of cash to spend on drinks because admission is FREE before midnight if you RSVP here. This gets you access to the main room AND the cozy Panther Room. Woot woot. Let’s start this weekend off in style by getting our groove on with some pulsing house!

Mark E/ Signal Flow (Live)/ Ataxia/ Saoirse

Billing: Mark E/ Signal Flow (Live)/ Ataxia/ Saoirse/ James Friedman/ Pixelife/ Pittsburgh Track Authority/ Druzzi
Date/Time: Friday, October 3 // 10pm – 6am
Venue: Output + The Panther Room // 74 Wythe Avenue Brooklyn NYC
Tickets: FREE before 12am w/RSVP

Check out Mark E’s Boiler Room Set below:

 

Interview: Peter Matthew Bauer – Liberation!

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Peter Matthew Bauer has stepped into the spotlight after 13 years playing various instruments in The Walkmen, who are currently on “extreme hiatus”. It’s not often that the end of a band can be celebrated but judging by the strength of Bauer’s solo debut, Liberation!, being part of a group may well have been holding back an extremely talented songwriter. Liberation! is a spellbinding album, and it is a real album; the sum of it’s parts, the flow and vibe of the full 42-minutes are a joy to behold.

Peter was kind enough to answer a few questions we had regarding the album and you can catch him on tour opening for Delta Spirit at the Music Hall of Williamsburg on the 2nd of October. Liberation! is out now on Mexican Summer, which you purchase here.

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Northside restaurant update: openings, closings and four Michelin stars

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Le Fond, credit: Urban Daddy

First, the bad news. Free Williamsburg favorite Potlikker has shuttered. Maybe it was the prices — they could be a tad spendy– but we loved the food and vibe. We hope Liza Queen (who previously ran Queen’s Hideaway in Greenpoint) finds a new home. We miss her food already.

The generally well-received Potlikker on Williamsburg’s Southside appears to be closed for good. The phone number for the Bedford Avenue restaurant is disconnected, Open Table is no longer facilitating reservations, the establishment was locked up tight over the weekend, and the reliable neighborhood Thai restaurant Khao Sarn has announced plans to relocate into the space in November.
Liza Queen, a talented chef and restaurateur known for her trailblazing Greenpoint restaurant Queen’s Hideaway, opened Potlikker in 2012 with high hopes and a 14 year lease. The reviews were mostly positive, though some felt the menu was overpriced. (It wasn’t cheap.) Queen has not responded to our email requesting comment about the closure, but this hilariously strange Yelp review suggests Potlikker’s been closed since July.

Le Fond, a so-called “Neo Bistro” (whatever the hell that means) is now open in Greenpoint. You can take a peek at their menu here. Urban Daddy has more pictures and we can’t wait to try it. Greenpointers was impressed:

The menu features good-looking starters such as marinated mussels with white beans, tomato confit and fennel, and rabbit terrine with apple mustard, hazelnuts and toast. Mains include a daube de bouef with red wine glazed vegetables, and hake with sherry caper vinaigrette and black lentils. There’s also a griddled burger with dill relish and French fries if you’re in line for something a little more American.
When I visited at the weekend I tried the skate with carrot browned butter puree, fennel and lemon parsley sauce. It was superb, with the anise flavor of the fennel playing deliciously against the sweet carrot and the slightly salty, perfectly cooked skate wings. I also had a beautifully moist almond cake with poached pears and a salted caramel sauce.

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Brooklyn Pour: Then and Now

bkpour1One of my favorite events of the year, Village Voice’s Brooklyn Pour festival returned to the old savings bank at One Hanson Place in Fort Greene this past Saturday. More than one hundred and twenty beers were available for tasting between 2 and 6 PM, from the likes of Sixpoint, Kelso, Bronx Brewery and more. It was first time back at the fest since it’s first year back in 2011, and it’s grown up a bit since then. And so have I. I think. [Read more...]

TOKiMONSTA Will Play LPR on Saturday

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If the booming sounds of Bassnectar at MSG sound like the second ring of hell to you, but you still wanna groove it this weekend, consider checking out TOKiMONSTA at the intimate and electic Le Poisson Rouge. Get your complete dance fix without getting asked by 9,000 teenagers, “Can you buy me a beer?”

Jennifer Lee is killin’ it right now! The LA-based glitch hop artist is currently supporting dubmaster Skrillex on a number of tour dates, she just launched her own label titled Young Art and her newest LP Desiderium is getting killer reviews. GET.IT.GIRL.

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REVIEW: Fehrplay Played Output

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Output’s main room was filled with raver kids and house lovers alike as Pryda Friend Fehrplay took the stage for an all-night, solo set this past Sunday. Bright blue wristbands were plentiful, indicative of a crowd that was still chasing the party after Eric Prydz EPIC live show which took place at Madison Square Garden on Saturday (a show where Fehrply. The set-up and space were far more dialed down than in the arena, which gave guests the opportunity to get up close and personal with one of house’s most promising newcomers.

Fehrplay took the stage at 10 PM, starting with low-key tracks, blending seamlessly into one another. This cultivated a comfortable vibe for the sparse crowd to grab some drinks, catch up with friends and mellow-out before his set went from slow burn to inferno.

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