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Sunday, June 29, 2008

Basstown on Brooklyn Vegan

Much love to Brooklyn Vegan, a staple New York city that continually answers the question "So, where are we going tonight?" The site posted about Trouble & Bass bringing in Dub Child at the beginning of this weekend for their monthly rager, and urged everyone to check out Drop The Lime's set from Basstown in late May. We still have that post up here but you can grab it from BV here

Trouble & Bass and Basstown have teamed up for the month of July, and both parties will be presenting The Bug (Ninjatune Records), who will be in the states with Warrior Queen and Ricky Ranking. More details to come very, very soon.

Thanks for your continued support!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Misstress Barbara this Friday / win 2 tickets through Basstown!

Last Friday, I went to see Green Velvet at Estate, and for the first time in the handful of occasions I've been there it was a total blast. Nearly a week later, I wish I could revisit that night over and over and over again. Even the AirDrop party at Rise - featuring Soul Clap, Tanner Ross, and Pat Fontes - following was incredible. Given the fact that the Green Velvet show popped up out of nowhere, I vowed to keep my eye on Estate's Resurrection Fridays.

It should be of no surprise that the following Friday is immediately followed up with Misstress Barbara*. Italian born and Canadian bred, she's the kind of international DJ that Basstown doesn't (yet) have the money to book, but would love to see. Since hearing about her booking at Estate, the days have passed in great anticipation.

While MySpace is always a great place to start, a decent amount of Google scouring surfaced an exclusive AOL mix that she did last year. It's lovely - there are old favorites as well as bits I haven't heard before. I event got past that CAPTCHA bullshit and re-uploaded it on to zShare and YSI because no one deserves to feel that sort of pain....


The event this Friday features DJ Melee, of Boston, to open. He has, in fact, opened for her about three times before in the past and says that "she eats techno." That definitely sounds like a compliment. Together, he and I are giving away two tickets to the event.

*To enter to win 2 tickets to Resurrection Fridays tomorrow night to see Misstress Barbara + DJ MeLee, please send an email with your full name, and a number at which we can reach you, by 6pm Friday night.

Audible: Incredible mix by Misstress Barbara ( YSI / zShare )
MySpace: Misstress Barbara
MySpace: DJ Melee

This Saturday, Plus Move spotlights

Plus Move - the stars of our show this Saturday - have become a global name because of their remixes, which have exploded across music blogs everywhere. Now with a strong armful of compliments to boast, the duo from Allston will be headed to Austin within the next few weeks. Below is the first of several Plus Move tracks that you should hear before getting ready for the big event this Saturday.

Audible: Kavinsky - Wayfarer (Plus Move Remix)"
MySpace: Plus Move

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

"Women" Needs A Make-Over

Front Page 1992 on Windows 95. Looking at this page makes me cringe so hard that it becomes a self-inflicted case of heartburn. HOWEVER...it's brilliant. The URL is excellent despite the equally cringe-worthy names for female DJs (then again, there are so many male DJs with really bad names as well). Hoping that someone scoops this back up and brings it into the present, it could be a very revolutionary and popular site in the future.

Site: Women of Techno

Monday, June 23, 2008

Lazy Fat People = Minimal Techno?

Mirko Loko + Raphael Ripperton

I feel the chances of me randomly typing lazyfatpeople.com on an insomnia bend is more likely than finding it to be the moniker of a project of two electronic music producers. Mirko Loko and Raphael Ripperton met each other in 2005 to form the group Lazy Fat People - a studio project that played and were supported by Carl Craig and James Holden. The first EP was released early 2006 on Border Community, James Holden's label.

Nowadays, aside from the Lazy Fat People project and his regular sets accross Europe, Mirko is still in charge of the artistic program of the Loft Electroclub (Switzerland) and is well supported by his mentors, Carl Craig, Derrick May and Laurent Garnier. He remains one of the sure values of the swiss scene.

MySpace: Mirko Loko
MySpace: Raphael Ripperton

Monday, June 16, 2008

Drop The Lime: Live @ Basstown

l 2 r: Math Head, The Captain, Star Eyes, Drop The Lime / Photo by Adam Schneider - madaes.com

Finally! After much wait, we bring you the Drop The Lime set from our May residency. We don't always record our guests, but we knew this was going to be incredible, and shit we were right. One of the most genuine guys we've come to know, Drop The Lime has all of Basstown's respect, as Trouble & Bass has our full support. Volvox and I had a chance to check out Rowdy! with Faggatronix this weekend at The Lucky Cat in Brooklyn, which was also an awesome fix to our bassline needs.

Keep your eyes open for Like Thunder, the next full-length from Drop The Lime coming out on Trouble & Bass on July 1st.

Of Note: This live set includes a live performance of "Need2Feel" - one of the new tracks. Goddamn this boy can sing!

Audible: Drop The Lime - "Live @ Basstown, 05.24.08"
MySpace: Drop The Lime