It has been a matter of days since I have been in front of a computer long enough to provide a recap of the first half of my vacation but here goes.
Thursday night, before leaving, things got started as Mount Kimbie performed live in Atlanta at the King Plow Arts Center. I had the fortunate chance to play after the headlining set, a portion of which is downloadable as this month’s 1111 Agency Podcast.
Arriving in NYC early Friday evening I linked up with Bassfaced, and Hirshi and Kroba from Archie Pelago and headed down to The Bunker’s ‘Bass Mutations’ party at Brooklyn’s Public Assembly. An event that is a part of the NYC side of Unsound Festival, it was a night that featured DJ and Live sets from the likes of Dave Q, Badawi, Lone, Sepalcure, Dorian Concept, Kode9, Appleblim, Kink, and more. Arriving at the club at 11PM, Dave Q was getting things warmed up nicely in the backroom with a set that reached across a wide range of BPMs, and gave me the opportunity to hear a number of Distal tracks on a more than ample soundsystem. Additionally, the night gave me an opportunity to finally link up with Nihal, Wheez-ie, Sonkin, and a handful of other northeastern based music friends that I had yet to meet in the flesh. All and all an excellent night out with amazing sets from everybody I had the opportunity to see, there is nothing that I can add that probably hasn’t already been said a thousand times before.
Saturday, starting off slow after an eight-hour club excursion, found us at Dough sampling some gourmet doughnuts to get the day started before heading over to Halcyon for some record shopping then up to New Paltz to DJ with Rodan and Bloom. A good evening there with the Victory Beer crew and us three tagging off loungier house and techno tracks all night long. Definitely a different vibe than the last time I visited town, but as enjoyable nonetheless.
Monday, after a sushi lunch with some old Avara/Distributed.net crew, we made our way to Cielo for the 8th year birthday celebration of Deep Space NYC hosted by Francois K with special guest JOYO (née Joy Orbison), who played an intense 2+ hr set that was a perfect cap to my time in the city.
Now, I am laying low in western NY – brewing beer with kim-, and chumprock, enjoying a nice change of pace from nearly a straight week of clubbing in NYC and New Paltz, and laying low before heading to Toronto on Thursday afternoon. I am sure more will follow soon!
Oh, and if you are in Atlanta, get over to King Plow tonight for the Surefire Showcase featuring Moldy, Pearson Sound / Ramadanman, Zed Bias / Maddslinky, and Distal.