Brooklyn Electronic Dance Round Up: Nov 13-14

BIG things happening this weekend! Neighborhood favorite, Cameo Gallery will be sending off their second-to-last weekend with a booking staple for the club, and one half of Metro Area, Morgan Geist. Joined by Have A Killer Time’s Justin Miller and venue resident Evan Michael, it’s sure to be a night of Disco and House with an italo edge (stick around for Saturday too when DFA’s Pat Mahoney stops in for one last set). Over at Good Room, FIXED celebrates their 11th Anniversary with a rare appearance from Kompakt’s Barnt, who has been winning hearts with his slow paced cosmic dance music. Also, just a skip down the road, Output sets up shop with an Innervisions label night featuring a live set from the afro rhythmic Âme and contributions from Marcus Worgall and Nikola Baytala too.

On Saturday, head into Bushwick where Broke City is back at Lot 45 showcasing the gritty and raw productions of L.I.E.S.’s Bookworms joined by locals Octo Octa and Beta Librae. Then finally finish your precious time off at Verboten for their Subversions night with Matthew Dear and DJ Koze. See you on the dance floor Brooklyn!

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15 bands to watch at CMJ 2015

cmj2015Though sometimes buried in an avalanche of free pizza, promo beer, and press releases, CMJ Music Marathon’s guiding principal has always been the discovery of new music. In that spirit, we decided to kick off coverage of the mega-fest’s 35th year with a countdown of 15 must-see bands you may have not heard, but need to. So even if your fav Tinder hook up’s lo-fi power pop thing didn’t make the list—sorry, we have 75 venues and 1,000 bands to keep track of here—sit down and give it a skim. Who knows, you might even find something worth seeing. [Read more…]

Cameo Gallery is closing next month

cameoWe are sad to report that Cameo Gallery on North 6th will be closing their doors in November. From their Facebook page:

Dear Brooklyn,

As all good things must come to an end, Cameo Gallery will be closing its operations on Nov. 21st, 2015. We are extremely grateful for the opportunity to have been part of an amazing music scene. We want to give a heartfelt thanks to all those who have been a part of our existence since we opened our doors 7 years ago. We’ve seen some great acts blow through our intimate space, to name a few: Neon Indian, Twin Shadow, Blood Orange, Toro y Moi, Sharon Van Etten, The War on Drugs, Nicolas Jaar, Mumford & Sons, St. Lucia and let’s not forget legendary DJs like Frankie Knuckles, Juan Atkins, DJ Sprinkles, and countless more. In the meantime, we invite you to come enjoy the last events we have in store. CMJ is right around the corner and we’ll be announcing all of our final shows and parties as the weeks dwindle down.

We look forward to enjoying these final moments with you.

– The Cameo Team

Brooklyn Electronic Dance Round Up: June 12-13

Trapped in the heat and you can’t get out? This weekend’s Northside Festival is due to be a hot one so make sure to stay hydrated! For those looking to keep the party going after the showcases, I’m back laying out the weekend’s finds for nightlife pleasure seeking. Starting with The Bunker tonight, presenting a heavy night of techno, celebrating the release of EPs on their label from both Løt.te and Mark Verbos. Then its off to Bushwick where you can find left field producer Willie Burns (L.I.E.S., WT Records) melding records together from years worth of collecting at Brooklyn’s The Thing record store. Cap it all off at the newly opened Black Flamingo for a classic night of Disco and House from Jacques Renault and Justin Miller. Saturday begins early with a daytime rooftop special at Output with Metro Area and local staples Kaviar Disco Club. For the pièce de résistance you can find Tigersushi honcho and french bred DJ/Producer Joakim at Cameo for an all night long DJ set with the legendary Justin Strauss! Go out and get some New York! – @evvnmichael



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Brooklyn Electronic Dance Round Up: April 25-26

It’s the last weekend in April so enjoy that final cool breeze before the neighborhood really starts to heat up. There are some great goings-on in the hood tonight starting with Rekids honcho Radio Slave at OUTPUT joined by Secretsundaze residents and NY’s own Frank & Tony. At Cameo Gallery, the Live Disco group, Midnight Magic continues their monthly residency with Sean B (Spank!) joining them on the decks. Tomorrow, Modeselektor + Apparat descend upon Brooklyn for a live performance of their Moderat project. Then at Verboten, Matthew Dear DJ’s under the Audion guise with Tiga and Tim Sweeney. Last but not least, Mister Saturday Night heads to Glasslands for the perfect nightcap.


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UNSOUND Festival 2014 starts today in Brooklyn



Poland’s most adventurous festival is based in Kraków and returns to New York this year with their sister extension. They have produced Unsound in Tbilisi, Minsk, Kiev, Prague, Bratislava – and soon Unsound Adelaide at Adelaide Festival. With an emphasis on vibrant electronic, experimental, independent and club music scenes from all around the world, you can find a full calendar of this weekend’s events. Some of the music and lecture venues include Cameo Gallery, Goethe-Institut, Issue Project Room, The Wick with performances by Huerco S., Deepchord, Ben Manely & Sean Meehan, Ital, Aurora Halal, Miles, Porter Ricks, Demdike Stare, and much more.

Now going into its fourth edition, Unsound Festival New York is an extension of Unsound in Krakow, Poland, with a focus on exploratory music from an international network of cities and scenes. These diverse sounds, all interconnected, draw from many milieus: experimental, classical, post-classical, techno, improv, dub. What unites them is a shared sense of aesthetic investigation and appreciation for curious ears. As always, we’re interested in imaginative ideas and a willingness to take risks, musical and otherwise. With a mix of emerging artists and musical pioneers, the program favors projects and pairings commissioned by Unsound in Poland and in New York, with some projects being presented for the first time. All of Unsound’s iterations — in Krakow, New York, London, Adelaide, and Minsk — celebrate an international mix of sounds and movements, making the festival a unique cross-border artistic experiment.

Brooklyn Electronic Dance Round Up: March 21-23

This weekend couldn’t have come at a better time. It’s finally the beginning of spring, temperatures are increasing and there are more club nights than you can shake a stick at. Starting off tonight, Cassian heads to Glasslands for a night of deep sexy disco with Body language and Travmatic. Mike Servito (The Bunker) and Nooka Jones also play an extended set of House and Techno over at Cameo. On Saturday, Seth Troxler kicks of his quarterly residency at Output. The new nascent night also begins with a live performance from John Roberts and support from Evan Michael and TURRBOTAX®’s Contakt. For those still up for dancing on Sunday, Cut Copy throws down a DJ Set at the newly opened Verboten coming off of their sold out Terminal 5 show.


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Dev Hynes to play a FREE show as Lightspeed Champion today at CAMEO


Cameo Gallery has just announced that Dev Hynes (currently of Blood Orange) will be resurrecting his project as Lightspeed Champion for a FREE one off live solo performance today (Saturday 12/21) at 6PM. After losing everything he owned in an apartment fire, one could say that he’s giving back to his fans who have shown support in the past few days. The event does require an RSVP which you can find here.

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