The line up for our upcoming event with José James on Friday, December 3, at Littlefield is finally complete. Joining him on the bill will be the glam-rock poet TK Wonder and Ben Perowsky's Moodswing Orchestra, both of whom joined us this past Summer at our annual Summerstage show. On the 1s and 2s will be our friend DJ GE-OLOGY helping guide us through the night. Advance tickets are on sale now so make sure you get yours today.
Live from the Shadowsphere, DJ Shadow takes the stage with the support of Pigeon John on Monday, November 15th at Irving Plaza in New York. Doors open at 7pm. In case you missed it, make sure you check out a Brownswood Basement Special with Gilles Peterson featuring DJ Shadow.
17 Irving Place,
New York, NY 10003
For the third installment of our new Hudson Series we are very excited to have The Martinez Brothers (Objektivity, NYC) joining us with special guest DJ Holiday on Monday, November 22, at Good Units at Hudson. In case you forgot how good these guys are since we had them at Hudson last year, have a listen to this original mix below. As always with the Hudson Series, entrance is free but strictly RSVP.
Giant Step and (Le) Poisson Rouge are proud to present Aloe Blacc & The Grand Scheme with special guests Maya Jupiter, The Stepkids, and DJ $mall ¢hange on Thursday, November 18th, at (Le) Poisson Rouge. If you were there to catch Mr. Blacc at our Summerstage performance this past Summer, then you should already know this is not a show to miss. If an Aloe performance is new to you, then check out this video of him performing "Loving you is killing me" live in studio. There will be horns, there will be bass, there will be soul.
The Austrian downtempo-dub pioneers, Kruder & Dorfmeister, performed at the Best Buy Theater two days ago in their first live New York City appearance in nine years. Accompanying the two was MC Earl Zinger, who, as described by New York Times' Jon Parales, could have been "the Joel Grey of electronica, intoning introductions, singing and dancing around with springing moves." Ras MC T Weed also performed, singing with "hints of reggae and Stevie Wonder." Video projections by Fritz Fitzke "framed Mr. Kruder Mr Dorfmeister in vertiginous glory, with flashing geometric lines and floating landscapes."
Through it all, Kruder and Dormeister were "sleekly propulsive as ever." Their set blended a vast array of beats, electro synthesizers, and rhythms that exuded a "suave, unchallenging pleasure." The show ended with a rewrite of the Beatles' "Let It Be", with the lyrics written as "K & D", instead. Their current tour is celebrating the 16th anniversary of the label they founded in Vienna, G-Stone Recordings - their brilliant new 2xCD compilation is in stores now, providing some of the label's greatest hits alongside envelope-pushing new tracks.
Check out the New York Times' review of the show: "Old-School Electronica to Trip the Mind, Tickle the Eye and Sway the Body"
Photo Credit: New York Times
Upcoming Tour Info
Oct 15 Kruder & Dorfmeister @ Club Nokia, Los Angeles
Oct 16 Kruder & Dorfmeister @ Treasure Island Festival, San Francisco
Tickets and further infos: http://treasureislandfestival.com
Oct 22 Kruder & Dorfmeister @ Roundhouse, London
Nov 11 Kruder & Dorfmeister @ Astra, Berlin
Nov 12 Kruder & Dorfmeister @ Kesselhaus, München
Nov 13 Kruder & Dorfmeister @ E-Werk, Köln