No Brainer, double-trouble PSA and a CONTEST!2 Comments
Kerrier District – Ce Porte
Now, as the title of this post indicates, this is a total no-brainer. Kerrier District is one of the many alter-ego’s of the UK’s Luke Vibert – he could be called “the electronic producer’s producer” since he’s been releasing music since the early 90s, spanning a half-dozen labels (including MoWax, WARP, and Ninja Tune) and nearly as many pseudonyms, from work under his own name, to Wagon Christ, Plug, Amen Andrews, Ace of Clubs and Butler Kiev.
Much of Vibert’s earlier output is either hardcore breakbeats and jungle-style madness, or (very dope) hip-hop-tempo beats that would now be called “downtempo”, but the Kerrier District project – which first saw a full-length album released by Rephlex in early 2004 – is real-deal electronic DISCO music. Slightly slow tempos (not quite “cosmic” but still low in the 100s BPM-wise), bouncing, rubbery synth-bass, hand claps and cowbells – the stuff is awesome and I’ve been telling people such since I first heard it (and purchased the triple-vinyl) at the Turntable Lab back then. Anyway, this song is from the new Kerrier District 2 extended EP, available on CD or on two 12″s, and is HIGHLY recommended.
Purchase it from our friends at Forced Exposure or the Turntable Lab – as I said, if you like this kind of thing you shouldn’t have to think twice about it, as this is another essential purchase. Do it.
PSA #1 + hot sexxxy Contest:
Our friends at Modular have a pair of bi-coastal parties lined up, featuring live performances by SoftLightes, Thieves Like Us, and the first US performances by their latest signees, New Young Pony Club (whom you may recognize from their stone-cold jam, “Ice Cream” that has been on a lot of DJ mixes, and is now in some ad on the teevee – you can download it from Modular here), as well as DJ-sets by Gang of Neon, Juan Maclean, M.A. of la decadanse, and some other special guests (Tim Sweeney in the house?). Here are the Flyers for the first-ever Modular LA party (Wednesday, Dec 6th), and the Modular Monthly (special X-Mas edition!!) NYC party (Saturday Dec 9th):
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You can snag (cheaper) advanced tickets via Groovetickets, or pay at the door, OR a couple of you can get a pair of tickets this way. Just email me – blair AT music.for-robots.com – with the answer to this (rather easy) question: What is the name of the Modular artist and the song-title, circa early ’00s, that famously samples (as one of the only ones to ever be legally licensed) Madonna? I’ve only got two pairs of tix – one for each show – so it is strictly first-come, first-serve. Update: I have a winner for the LA show (good work Justin!), so any of you NY kids have guesses?
I am, once again, hitting the decks at Good World this Friday night – it is a cozy bar and restaurant in the LES (Orchard just below Canal) – I’ll be rocking the disco, electro, 80s, pajamapartyjamz all night long, so swing on by, have a drink, dance, be merry, etc. I promise I won’t play too many Justin Timberlake songs.