Friday, March 23, 2007

Confused Disco

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Answering Machine, "Call Me Mr. Telephone (Lindstrom & Prins Thomas remix)"
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Confusional Quartet, "Guerra In Africa (Scuola Furano remix)"
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This seems like the perfect follow-up to our disco post, taking a look at the unique and wonderful take on disco music that happened in Italy in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

I wanted to take another look at the legendary Italian Records label, as you really need to get the retrospective 2 CD set ASAP. What I especially like about it is that they have many of today's artists who have been influenced by italodisco have a shot at remixing classics from the IR catalogue. Two of them are above,

-Not too hard to pick the event of the night, as the Fixed in Miami for Winter Music Conference is like Pound for Pound's Woodstock or something. Look at that line-up, make love to it: Justice, Digitalism, Boys Noize, Datarock, Medhi, Busy P, Dave P and JDH.

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-The UK came damn close with this massive party in Brighton featuring one of the best of the Ed Banger stable, Kavinsky, along with Nightmoves on the Kitsune label. It goes til 4 AM,

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-Or for my London people, get your dance party on with another of my favorite labels, as Modular starts up a new weekly in the city. Another stellar line-up, headlined by Phones (a.k.a. Paul Epworth). Get yourself to Anda de Bridge (42-44 Kingsland Rd.) and start the weekend off right.

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-I mentioned the special night at Home Sweet Home tonight for Lauren Flax (open bar, silent auction), but there's also a fundraiser for her in Brooklyn as Finger On The Pulse does their thing at Savalas in Williamsburg.

-Blog legend Brooklyn Vegan Presents goes down at Sin-e (150 Attorney St.) tonight, as BV has invited some of his favorite bands to play for you. But the real reason to get there is for Mr. David Bruno's DJing between sets all night. He's promised me two things : Keytars and "Hearts On Fire" on repeat. I'm sold.

-Melody Nelson and Eamon Harkin have another Calling All Kids at Luke and Leroy's (21 7th Ave South) with guest turns by my bol Dimitry and Adam Neu! & Elliot T. This is one of the most consistent parties in NYC, every other week, you can't go wrong.

-DJ Morsy's weekly The Good Foot has special guest Choimatic at Royale (506 5th Ave.), so take the 9 hour trip to Park Slope and have fun.

-Lights Down Low does its thing again, love this flier, love the party, wish I lived in SF when I consider this night. This one's extra special as Foriegn Islands continue to take over the US, playing a live set tonight at 222 Cloub (222 Hyde @ Turk).


-This one almost got top billing on name alone, as The Booty goes down in LA with The Cocaine Kids. I mean, those are two of the best names ever! You have to go to show love to that. They're joined by Luv-tek, DJ Shakee and Wendy City, it all happens at The Redwood Bar (316 W. 2nd St.)

-The ever-grinding guys of Seclusiasis have their monthly Khyber (56 S. 2nd St.) jawn, The Straight Dope. Dev79, Stumble and Generic Man will provide all of the heavy bass tunes to hold you over for a month.

-A new monthly starts up tonight in Philly at Upstairs at Sal's (12th and Walnut) called Mu Ha Ha Ha (I think that's the correct name) with Juan Dolla, Benny Brows, Peter T and Tony Playstation. It's gonna have a nice mix of music, rap, dance , pop, so give it a chance and see what you think.

-Finally, the best weekly in Philly happens again tonight, as Hands and Knees takes over The M Room (Frankford & Girard Aves.) Best of all, they've finally put up a flier! Yeah! Do it, Philly, maybe you'll get your photo on the next flier.

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