With Zune, its digital media player and online service set for launch on November 14, Microsoft looks to the design world for its next inspiration by teaming up with Union, UNDFTD, and Stussy for an art event and silent auction called "The La Brea Takeover." Each of the three brands involved with the event will give away customized Zune players (30GB) with their logos silkscreened on the back of each player andRead more »
Now in its 26th year, New York's annual CMJ Marathon is set to kick off on October 31 at Lincoln Center. A few weeks ago XLR8R looked at this year's panels, which include Chuck D, Steve Earle, a guru's guide to the latest music technology, and a chat with Hilly Kristal, founder of the legendary and recently closed CBGBs.Read more »
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Clark - The Warp mainstay fuses live instrumentation with laptop technology that crosses from mutant funk into analog fuzz and some shreds of disco. Here's to originality.
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Sunday, October 29, 2006
Benny Soto, Purple Turf, and Inspira Records Present
With Nicky Siano
The DJ who launched the dance revolution ressurects the intimacy and feel of a house party, celebrating all types of music.
Master Laser Juggler & The Galleria Dancers
Galleria, 18 Little West 12th Street, NY
6pm - 2am, $20 at the door, $15 advance, 21+
After 60,000 votes, the winner of the adidas adicolor design competition is named. New York's Ari Lankin, 26, was proclaimed the final partner of Adicolor in a contest judged by Cey Adams, Fafi, and Crooked Tongues, for his design featuring a turquoise and purple colorway and Hokusai design. Lankin receives 25 pairs of his shoe, and another 25 will go on sale this Saturday, October 28 exclusively at the adidas Originals store in New York. Ready, set, line up!Read more »
Bay-area guitar maestro and multimedia artist Christopher Willits got a tidal wave of positive press following the release of last week's Surf Boundaries, his latest solo album full of ambience, shoegaze jazz and dreamy chords. For those of you already in love with the album, check him live at one of these dates. For those of you that don't believe the hype, check him live to be persuaded otherwise.
Surf Boundaries is out now on Ghostly International.Read more »
Germany-based M.A.N.D.Y.-known to their friends as Patrick Bodmer and Philipp Jung-take the helm for the second installment of Resist music's new compilation series, At The Controls. This is the label's effort to provide fans with a DJ showcase series, not unlike the DJ Kicks and Global Undergrounds of the world. Definitely worth picking up, as M.A.N.D.Y. is never one (two?) who disappoints at the mixing board.
1. Matthew Dear "Tide"
2. Isolée "Willy Skipper"
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