Mysteryland USA 2015


UPDATE 11/20/2014

Today ID&T released the Mysteryland USA 2015 Artist Curator Announcement Trailer. In terms of music Mysteryland’s lineup will be curated by a couple of NYC’s most popular stages including Brooklyn’s newest nightclub Verboten and Lower East Side mainstay, Webster Hall. Among other new curators are Swedish techno titan, Adam Beyer, and his label, Drumcode who be hosting a stage this year, as well as Jamie Jones Paradise and French Express. Among returning curators, expect to see the Q-Dance tent again, as well as a stronger presence from independent party legends, BangOn NYC! The full music lineup will be announced in the new year.

Check out the trailer here:

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Drunk belligerent frat boys dressed as Santa coming to Bushwick


Williamsburg is already filled with drunk, belligerent frat boys on the weekend. Now another north Brooklyn hood will get a taste as Santacon invades Bushwick on December 13th. Bushwick Daily published a letter that was sent to many local bars warning them about the horrors set to descend upon them:

SantaCon 2014 is coming to Bushwick on December 13th from 10am till 2pm. We would like to list your venue as one of our participating locations. We are also partnering with the local police precinct, community board and parks department. We are operating as a completely legal and transparent entity that wants to celebrate our annual creative charity event. [Read more...]

Dance Party Funeral for Williamsburg coming to Glasslands


With the closings of Glasslands and Death By Audio coming soon (not to mention this, this, this , this and this) Williamsburg is feeling pretty gutted these days. Appropriately, the artist collective Cheryl is throwing a funeral dance party to “celebrate” all the closings called “Nail in the Coffin.” They’re encouraging people to come dressed as Starbucks baristas, Scruge McDuck and more. We suggest coming as Jed Walentas, Stephen Levin, or Vice Media founders Shane Smith and Suroosh Alvi.

From the Cheryl website:

A Dance Party Funeral for the neighborhood of Willamsburg. Come mourn the end of era with us before Glasslands closes its doors in Williamsburg forever. In lieu of flowers, a $10 cover will be accepted at the door on behalf of CHERYL.

11:30pm-4am calling hours at Glasslands Gallery, 289 Kent Ave, Brooklyn.

Need costume inspiration? Just Accept Death.Think FUNeral, Victorian Mourning Merkins, Starbucks Baristas, All Black Everything, Whole Foods Suttee, Goth Immigrants, Winking Widows, Vintage Sorrow, Mast Brothers Conquistadors, Asian Tapas, and Scrooge McDuck. [Read more...]

“Chick Chick” – the weirdest thing we saw all week

Um, watch this. “Chick Chick” by the Chinese pop group Wang Rong Rollin. You’re welcome.

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New Tracks from Maxim of The Prodigy


Fans of industrial electro-rockers The Prodigy will be stoked to hear new music from the band’s original frontman, Maxim. It’s been a busy year for the artist, who we caught up with earlier this summer while building DJ sets at Williamsburg’s Rough Trade store (you can read all about that HERE).

EDM-heads seeking hard trap have met their match with Maxim’s new EP Animal Anger, which is a collaboration with badass female MC/vocalist Cianna Blaze. Tracks like Lucky Bitch feature driving beats and builds that hit like a punch in the chest. This shit ain’t for the faint of heart.

Check out some of the tracks from Animal Anger below:

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Brooklyn Electronic Dance Round Up: Nov 14-15

There are some mighty fine options for your dancing feet this weekend in Brooklyn. Starting tonight way over yonder in Bushwick at the Body Actualized Center where local festival curators, Sustain-Release are having a reunion party with a handful of techno talent. Then it’s off to the newly opened good room (former club europa) in Greenpoint where Golf Channel Records is hosting a showcase. For those wee hours in the morning, Resolute has flown over Paris’ Bass Culture Records honcho, D’Julz at a secret location. On Saturday, Tim Sweeney hosts the 15th Anniversary Party for Beats In Space at Cameo with Tom Noble and a live performance from Palmbomen. Then cap the whole thing off at Bossa Nova with Justin Miller and Tunnel Signs for Have A Killer Time.

viva la weekend!



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Porn festival coming to Bushwick


The NYC Porn Film Festival will debut at Secret Project Robot Feb. 28 through March 1 and they are seeking your pervy submissions! Huff Post spoke to the event organizer, Simon Leahy:

It’s important promote discourse around sex, sexuality, porn-economics and gender. NYC sometimes seems like such a white-washed, gentrified space. We live in a hyper-sexualized society but some have archaic Victorian values around sex. Porn is something we all take part in, whether it be jacking off behind closed doors or walking down the street consuming an image of Nicki Minaj’s butt. To progress culture we need to have these conversions to challenge the older values around sex and sexuality. Homosex and Hetrosex need to find meeting points — ideally, we want to spark the next sexual revolution. I want to live in a world in which these labels don’t exist. I would like to point out that the festival isn’t a “queer” festival or a “hetro” festival. We want to include the full range of sexualities, fetishes and genders.

So there you go. Now get to work on your “submission.”

Hook N Sling releases “Momentum” & Will Play Lavo 11/20


Badass DJ/Producer and one of my favorite Aussies, Hook N Sling, is coming out guns blazing once again with his newest single Momentum, which is hot hot hot hot OW HOT (burned me). He just announced that he will be playing in NYC next Thursday at LAVO nightclub in Manhattan (Get tickets HERE). This will be his first time back since his incredible Friday afternoon Electric Zoo performance, after which we chatted about plans for his new singles and how over his time gigging he’s seen “quite a bit of nudity”. You can read the interview HERE. He’s adorable.

Having collaborated with huge acts like Nervo and remixed singles like Lana Del Rey’s Ultraviolence and Empire of the Sun’s Celebrate, Hook N SLing is in no way new to the party. It’s no wonder that Momentum hit #1 on the ADE Buzz Charts. This new electro house banger has a driving force that will undoubtedly make it a huge hit in the clubs this winter. Plus damn, those are some impressive drops! You don’t believe me? Check it out for yourself below: