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Sunday, September 30, 2007

Purple Crush : Pop Culture Lives On

Brooklyn's Purple Crush, who completely rocked Great Scott into oblivion on Saturday for the official relaunch party for Basstown recently made a video for "Ookie," which is a response video the the recent Acid Jacks track for "Mookie" - Chris Crocker lives on!

Myspace: Purple Crush

About Last Night : Basstown Relaunch @ Great Scott

Thank you, everyone. Last night completely killed any other night that Basstown has held at Great Scott. Our friends old and new showed up, and Purple Crush completely rocked the venue. DJ sets by residents Etan, Die Young and Mistaker showed the variety of talent in our family, and we're only hoping to bring you more. Come find us at Great Scott the last/4th Saturday of every month! Next month will be our Halloween bash. Good things on the horizon.

Our next event is this Monday at the Middlesex Lounge. Basstown brings in Graeme Sinden from the UK. He co-runs the label Counterfeet with Switch (you know, "the guy who produced the new M.I.A. album), and his remix credits run through big names such as: Lady Sovereign, Lethal Bizzle, Plan B, Basement Jaxx, Chromeo, Bugz In The Attic, Switch, Bonde Do Role, Mr Hudson & The Library & Mark Ronson. He's collaborated on original material with Solid Groove, Jesse Rose, Herve & Trevor Loveys.

In short, Sinden is an incredible talent who's earning the credit he deserves over in the UK. Years from now he will probably be a worldwide producer/DJ superpower, so it'll be nice to see him in the comfy setting of the Middlesex Lounge in Cambridge.

Not to mention our Hearthrob crew will be DJing...mmm, Hearthrob three weeks in a row. Our bodies will be hurting, but our souls will scream for joy!

Monday, October 1st
Middlesex Lounge
315 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA
21+ / $10
w/ Hearthrob DJs

MySpace: Sinden
MySpace: Hearthrob

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Basstown Official Relaunch .::. Saturday @ Great Scott

DJ Die Young. Photo by Ricardo DeLima

This Saturday, citizens of Basstown will come together to celebrate a thriving community at Great Scott. Resident DJ's Mistaker, Etan, and Die Young will re-introduce themselves to the city of Boston as a driving force behind the always-inspiring times in our nightlife. We have one goal, and it's to bring everyone together. More parties. More friends. More memories. More talent. More incredible music.

We hope to see you there. Brooklyn's Purple Crush, whom I'd had a b0ner for in one of the last blog entries, will be joining us, and those two put on a hell of a good show. Tickets are only $5, so bring your friends and come party with us. There will be a raffle for two tickets to Sinden at the Middlesex Lounge on Monday, October 1st with the Hearthrob DJs.


Audible: Etan - "Basstown Official Relaunch Mixtape"
Legible: Drums And Wires by David Day

Thursday, September 20, 2007

From tonight's Basstown photo shoot


left to right: Mistaker, Ricardo DeLima

Three words: Too. Much. Wine.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Friends Of Basstown: Happy Endings

click for big flier!

Hey everyone,

Just wanted to give a shout out to AaronBBC @ Happy Endings Boston for providing me with this sweet Scottie B. + Purple Crush track, "Pay Me"

Purple Crush just came around to Happy Endings last month, and I'm a bit sad I missed it because PC's video for "Vacation" - though simple and cheap - became addictive both visually and in the song itself.

Audible: Scottie B. + Purple Crush - "Pay Me"
MySpace: Happy Endings Boston

Tuesday, September 18, 2007


This Friday, Thunderdome returns with its 7th installment:


And in addition to that, Spank Rock DJ XXXChange has been added to the roster.

And because we love you so, we've got a Kid Sister remix for your pleasure, down below.

Other than that, it's the same venue where Boston-based 12 Inches Of Pleasure housed the memorable Juan Atkins event on September 7th. The drinks are cheapy-cheap, and the spot is right on the water. Parking is not a problem, but getting there without a car is going to take some actual thought. Cabs should be "wicked cheap," as we say in Bahhston. Come check out our new spot right next to Harvard Square.

Audible: Kid Sister - "Let Me Bang (XXXChange Remix)"
MySpace: Thunderdome

Monday, September 17, 2007

Bleep + Warp Records = Mega Sale

What a weekend. Let's get into it some other time. Basstown is busy as all hell, but while you're drinking your Monday coffee, peruse the Warp catalogue and remember how nice it was before OiNK and a multitude of torrent sites, when artists actually accrued some of our money for their hard efforts and developed carpel tunnel.

Bleep is having a huge Warp album sale on for all of September, with everything at £4.99 (double albums £5.99). Don't miss this opportunity to explore Warp's legendary and peerless back catalogue! Everything is in high-quality drm-free MP3 format, compatible with iPods/Macs/PC's and phones, with album artwork embedded into every track. You can preview everything there.

Some favorites:

+ Satanstornade - Do you like noise? How about white noise? How about the trippiest shit you'll ever hear this side of the Acid Snake Rainbow? Satanstornade is the result of a collaboration between multidisciplinary artist Russell Haswell and Masami Akita / Merzbow. "The more you're immersed in the chaos tearing around your cranium, the more you submit to it with an almost Zen like calm" (BBC) [go go go]

+ Polygon Window - Surfing On Sine Waves is one of V.i.c.k.i.'s absolute favoritest-est records of all time, particularly of the variety of Richard D. James monikers. Too bad Morgan of Blood Sugar fucking stepped on her CD and broke it in half. So what if it was 9am and we were just leaving the spot to get our asses to bed? An oft-overlooked pinnacle of Aphex Twin's work. A eulogy to the North Cornwall coast - elemental and primal, with jackhammer beats, cavernous echo, and plaintive haunting songs. [go go go]

+ Boards Of Canada - Geogaddi is one of the greatest IDM records (or, well, just "records") of all time. Hands down. Read the Pitchfork review. IF YOU DO NOT OWN THIS THEN I AM NOT YOUR FRIEND! >:-O [go go go] ...no pressure or anything ;)

That's good enough for now. Apparently Bleep will be letting out some more favorites as the month goes on so keep your nuts peeled.

And, sure, your eyes too. Whatever you surf the cyberwaves with.

Happy shopping!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Local Voices: Ricardo DeLima

For what it's worth, Boston, Josh Wink's music video for "Higher State Of Consciousness" - one of the most mesmerizing and self-serving videos of mid-90s rave hedonism - is up on On Demand. Cutting Edge, methinks. Regardless, the song has reappeared through the filters of ZZT. Named after the computer game, Tiga and Zombie Nation (ALSO a game...NES circa 1990, to be specific. hollur!) have collaborated under the moniker. To my half-surprise, Pitchfork has even gotten on it, and we're happy to take a seat in the back of the bus.

A local artist, best known for his sharp humor and talent-driven photography, best described the song as an alien invasion: "The little dirty secret of anthropology is that evolution produced to successful species of hominids, and when they encountered each other one of those somehow, exterminated and generally p0wn3d the other one. Cro-magnon won, O.G. no doubt. Someday, a extraterrestrial life form will invade this planet and go shock and awe on this party. When that day comes I hope some dark sick shit like ZZT's 'Lower State of Consciousness' is playing throughout it all. Sine and Triangle waves are sequenced and pitched for maximum what-the-fuck-is-this-shit oh-my-god-do-it-again oh-fuck-this-killed-my-sisters-hamster pleasure. Techno Armageddon." - Ricardo DeLima of ISO 74

This track was dropped in the last two weeks by both Baltimoroder at Hearthrob last Tuesday, and Volvox at Black Magic in August. Diplo also uses it towards the end of his highly-praised Pitchfork Mix, which is being globally lauded and includes a track-by-track interview by none other than David Day.

Hoooooooo, how's that for some social web-weaving?

*fans self*

Even the ants are digging it. [Video]

Audible: Josh Wink - "Higher State Of Consciousness"
Audible: ZZT - "Lower State Of Concsciousness"
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/zztzzt

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Basstown Presents SINDEN .::. Monday, Oct. 1 @ Middlesex w/ Hearthrob

I think the subject line says it all. Going.com will be on board soon, and it's already up on Upcoming.This will be a great event for Boston, as Sinden is one of the best DJs around right now, teaming up with Switch (who's just produced most of the spectacular new M.I.A. Kala album) nearly every chance he gets. Joined by the Hearthrob DJs, this is going to be a night to remember. More details to come, but for now:


Audible: Chromeo - "Tenderoni (Sinden Mix)"
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/graemesinden

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Friday @ Bodega : ART TERROR

An exhibition of Gordon Riker's final works will take place at Bodega in Boston. The show features prints, paintings, custom t-shirts and a 15 foot mural by Josh Falk, Kenji Nakayama and Mr. Never. This show also marks the release of new t-shirt designs by Gordon's clothing label ART TERROR.