As Dub Champions kicks off in Europe today, we were lucky enough to catch up with a staff member of OT301, the underground, DIY venue that plays host to Amsterdam’s forward-thinking music scene and more. Tahdeo “T” Sparks, an Amsterdam transplant, is a programmer at OT301, a spot that he enjoyed before becoming involved professionally. “What makes OT301 unique is the versatility of its programming and the diversity of the people who attend events or frequent the space. It is
Very few dudes that are as big as Shlohmo are pushing the boundaries of beats quite like he is. Along with the likes of Flying Lotus and Bonobo, he holds a place in an elite group of musicians who make electronic music that I can really get excited about. Shlohmo just released a new song, “Buried,” that is off his upcoming LP Dark Red. To be released on April 7th, Dark Red is the first full-length album since 2011’s Bad Vibes. #shlohmo #nicolasjaar #edm #electronica #downtemp
Todd Terje is bringing his live show to Brooklyn this Thursday for what is sure to be an exciting celebration of disco and live electronica musical performances. Hot off the heels of his newest album It’s Album Time (which, by the way, made our list of 2014’s best records), Terje is expected to bring an array of musicians with him to perform the album and more. Verboten will play host to the party, as they continue their dominance of NYC club culture. Tickets are available he
The dudes in Exmag just released a killer recap video of their summer trip to Red Rocks where they played alongside Gramatik and Lettuce. The video was filmed and edited by Brooklyn-based Dan LaDue, a great friend, a DubEra contributor and a rising NYC videographer. Exmag also recently announced a November 28th show at New York City’s Webster Hall alongside Keys ‘n’ Krates. The event will be a display of two fine live/electronic hybrids, and I can’t wait to see what happens w
In addition to turkey, football, family and friends, Time Warp US is something I can be thankful for come Thanksgiving Weekend. The festival, which originated in Germany, has taken place for 20 years in countries like Italy, Progue, and Vienna. This year, it made its first appearance on non-Euro land in May when it landed in Buenos Aires. And now, AMERICA! Richie Hawtin and Dubfire obviously stick out of the techno-influenced lineup. The two innovators are amongst the best in
Eric Prydz is bringing a 3-hour live show to the world’s most famous arena, Madison Square Garden. The information about this highly anticipated event has been rolling out slowly over the last few months, but this is what we learned from his AMA a couple weeks ago… Sounds like he’s really excited about this on a personal level, and forgoing profit is truly the sign of an artist. Tickets are available here. This won’t be one you want to miss. #edm #techno #ericprydzmsg #music
Phish will almost certainly play Miami for New Years Eve this year. This rumor is (pretty much) confirmed after Madison Square Garden’s NYE event leaked on Ticketmaster. We expect an official announcement some time in the next week. That’s right, Skrillex and Diplo are playing Madison Square Garden according to LiveMusicBlog. The listing has been taken down, but these Ticketmaster leaks are usually pretty reliable. We’ll see you in Miami! #2014 #phish #edm #music #fuego #skri
With SBTRKT’s new album on the heels of release, peep the newest song, a collab with ASAP Ferg. Here’s what the man himself had to say about the track… heres another song from my upcoming album.
this track was started in London (with an idea i recorded on an upright piano) – took this to Los Angeles (set up at Fleas the Boat studio in Silver Lake) collaborating further with Stella (drums) & Emily (vocals) from Warpaint – took this back to london to work more arrangement ideas
Flying Lotus has one of the most anticipated releases of the year coming out on October 6. Warp Records is doing a phenomenal job with the roll out of content with this one along with the new Aphex Twin album. This song is exactly everything you could want from the pairing. Experimental/Cali vibes to create some absolutely forward-thinking hip-hop that was not influenced by Yeezus. Where Yeezus went techno, FlyLo goes jazz. The progressive jazz influence is absolutely undenia
Bonobo is back with a brand new 50-minute mix via THUMP, Vice’s electronic music channel. The mix foreshadows an impressive string of DJ dates across America, that include Colorado and Florida runs, but no New York for this apple-dweller. It makes me think, since Simon lives in NY, shouldn’t he be DJing here like once a month or something? Hmm…. If you want to hear the sweetest sounds you’ve heard all day, press play below. Tour dates follow the mix… SEPTEMBER 2014
Imagine Festival will give a plethora of electronic music artists some southern hospitality in Atlanta this weekend. Headlined by Destroid and Fedde Le Grand, the festival has plenty of big name talent to offer without a TomorrowWorld-level price tag. Let’s take a look at the five sets we’re looking forward to most at the festival. Minnesota Minnesota has been one of DubEra’s favorite electronic acts to catch for quite some time. After interviewing him at IMPULSE two years ag
Chicago house legend Felix Da Housecat launches his residency this Saturday at Verboten alongside the Safer at Night crew. This adds to already extremely impressive run of parties Verboten has thrown this month including Cajmere and DJ EZ, both of whom share “legendary” status with Felix. Joining the 42 year-old is the crew from Safer At Night. The Brooklyn-based after hours label is riding high on an impressive string of releases themselves, the newest of which is Curses’ He
SBTRKT stopped by BBC Radio 1 yesterday for an exclusive live performance on Zane Lowe’s show, and he brought some friends too. Sampha and Ezra (of Vampire Weekend) joined the masked warrior as he gave the live debut of the two songs we’ve heard off the upcoming Wonder Where We Land, “Temporary View” and “New Dorp, New York.” He also gave the world debut of “War Drums,” a bonus track featuring Warpaint, along with the live debut of “Highs & Lows” from his recent instrumental
Darkside posted a note yesterday in regards to their future. It looks bleak. Hello everyone,
Nico and Dave here. DARKSIDE is coming to an end, for now. On September 12th, we will be playing our last show at Brooklyn Masonic Temple (lepoissonrouge.com/lpr_events/darkside-brooklyn-masonic-temple-september-12th-2014/).
Here are two songs that we made while working on “Psychic” that didn’t make the album.
“Gone Too Soon”
“What They Say”
The title track for Caribou’s forthcoming album Our Love is as good as it needs to be. If you know what this gentleman is capable of, then there is no accepting mediocrity in his art. Thankfully, we won’t have to accept anything but the best, because this song is freakin’ bangin’. Our Love comes out October 7. #indie #edm #techno #house #newmusic #caribou #ourlove
Jacksonville’s Greenhouse Lounge has come a long way with no signs of slowing down. The trio have a new EP, The Other Side, coming out September 2nd through Grooveshark. The newest offering is off that EP, titled “Release.” The live electronic style is perfected with this tune, giving you just enough electro-bassline to release all that energy on the dancefloor, but keeping it organic enough to listen to while at work as well. Peep below and check out The Other Side on Septem
Now this is a lineup announcement I can really get behind… Verboten is excited to announce the location for our big DIRTYBIRD BBQ will be right down the street from the club at 50 Kent Ave [at N11th St]. We’ve lined up a cool surprise guest, a massive D3 sound system and lots of great BBQ, including whole roast pic, dirtybird wings, burgers, veggie burgers, pulled pork cuban sandwiches, shrimp skewers and more!
We kick off the festivities an hour early at 3pm to better fit in
Chet Faker gets a smooth remix by a dude called Monkeyneck. The hungarian producer did just enough to jazz this up for the late-night vibe, without compromising the original genius of the tune. Peep below, DL if ya like it. #edm #music #chetfaker #chill #brooklyn #flume #disclosure #remix
Unfortunately, just about every month I see a story about someone dying as a result of taking molly. It is important to note that these cases are usually labelled as “overdoses,” which would indicate that the individual is taking an absurd amount of MDMA. This isn’t usually the case, as the deaths usually result from complications after taking a normal amount. The latest incident to make headlines was the two people who died at the Maryland installment of the Mad Decent Block
Definitely a favorite over here at DubEra HQ is Asheville-based Papadosio. Out of all the bands lumped in to the jamtronica, live-electronic, jam/edm category, these guys definitely do one of the tightest shows. Having seen them numerous times, I can honestly attest that Papadosio gets better and better each time. The band has evolved incredibly over the years and I feel truly blessed to have been a part of so many incredible experiences at their shows over the last few years