BK club favorite Damien Lazarus at Day Zero 2016 (Photo Credit: Here & Now, instagram: @wearehereandnow) If you’re a fan of techno visionary Damian Lazarus, then you already know he played a three-hour set at Output earlier this month. The sound was impressive thanks to the Funktion One sound system, the vibes were chill because the […]
Archives for December 2016
In less than two weeks, the 10th Anniversary of The BPM Festival will descend on the lively city of Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. *Sips excitedly from salt-rimmed margarita glass.* The annual event welcomes more than 375 of house and techno’s biggest names, and a collection of 60,000 music lovers who come from near and far […]
2016 was the dirt fucking worst. There’s no other way to put it. It seems almost absurd to talk about what a great year it was for music, in light of all of the terrible things that have happened, but music helped us cope a lot over the last twelve months. And serendipitously, a wealth […]
Many of electronic music’s “ones to watch” firmly established themselves this year. Aybee and Hiele reclaimed techno’s futurist mantle with their new full-lengths. And Stefan Wust a.k.a. SW. released a double-pack cementing the quirky, micro-tribal sound championed by his Acido and Sued label mates. But 2016 also saw the old guard wow us with a […]
It’s time to trade in snow flurries for sandals with this especially sunny edition of The BPM Festival Podcast featuring Brooklyn-based house duo, Wolf + Lamb. These borough natives will be making the trek to sunny Playa Del Carmen to play The BPM Festival’s 10th Anniversary on Monday, January 9th.
In need of a little post-Holiday decompression? We here at FREEwilliamsburg understand how hard it is to bake a ham, fake smile through annual ugly sweater photoshoots and spend time in the presence of small children. Are your shoulders already up to your ears? We thought that might be the case . . .
Last week we lost Cubana Social. Now Luksus, which recently received another Michelin star, is set to close on December 31. Don’t freak out beer snobs, Torst will remain open. Chef Daniel Burns says closing is a “a creative choice” and that he wants to “try something new” and “celebrate what we did for the time that […]
There’s a few ways to go with this. We could talk about catharsis and how the world (or what’s left of it) needs metal’s emotional purge now more than ever. I could also climb up on the old high horse and bitch about the lack of it I’ve seen on the lists of music media […]
Apparently, Cubana Social is yet another casualty of rent hikes as Williamsburg becomes more and more unaffordable. A longtime FreeWilliamsburg favorite, we’re going to miss their Cuban-style, slow-roasted pork which was a staple for the neighborhood. Christina Bouza, who founded Cubana Social, posted these words about the closing on the restaurant’s website: Maybe what’s most special […]