Boiler Room x Fiat present IMPORTS
A celebration of ITALO DISCO with DJ sets from
THE JUAN MACLEAN B2B NANCY WHANG
“From New Order to Carl Craig through to The Pet Shop Boys and La Roux, the Italo Disco sound has had a profound effect on modern pop and club culture.” DJ Benetti
This special Boiler Room and FIAT presented one-off / free New York event is a celebration of all things Italo Disco. This rounded-out full evening, features a panel discussion, record store and club event that is devoted to delving into the longstanding transatlantic link between Italian sounds and American producers.
The presentation starts online (at http://boilerroom.tv/fiatimports/) with two special video interviews exploring the Italian roots of the Italo sound with veterans who were there in Italy at the inception - cosmic maestro Daniele Baldelli and Tony Carrasco of Klein & MBO. Boiler Room and Fiat then hop across the Atlantic on October 8th to New York to present an evening with contemporary American artists heavily influenced by the heyday of Italo, starting with a panel discussion in the early evening (4pm - 5:30pm at Verboten's Cabaret), followed by an all night club session with Jacques Renault, Juan Maclean x Nancy Whang (playing back to back for the first time ever), San Francisco’s Honey Soundsystem and headliner Los Angeles’ Classixx. The event which will take place at Brooklyn’s Verboten nightclub will be live broadcast on Boiler Room and archived post event.
The event will also feature a special Italo Disco record store curated by Brooklyn vinyl emporium Superior Elevation (look for the FIAT), and the event will feature an open bar.
THE JUAN MACLEAN B2B NANCY WHANG
John "The Juan" MacLean and Nancy Whang have history – a lot of it. Their roles at the heart of the 00’s music scene, specifically within New York City, cannot be understated. Whang toured with LCD Soundsystem for ten years, and has recorded with Soulwax, Holy Ghost, Classixx and many others, MacLean, also an early member of LCD, was the second-ever signee to DFA and scored a dance floor anthem in "Happy House". Even though they've worked with one another extensively, Boiler Room are delighted to bring these vanguards together for their first ever back to back DJ set.
From Post-Punk DC, to Chicago’s Drum & Bass scene, to the House and Disco heart of New York, there is little of US dance music that Jacques Renault hasn’t experienced first hand. Renault co-runs the Let’s Play House parties and namesake imprint, channeling his productions and remixes through the label – including a recent, long-awaited debut album. We look forward to hosting him in his adopted hometown.
Four-piece DJ group, Honey Soundsystem have captured the spirit of the legendary Bay Area crews from their San Francisco origins. The coming together of Jason Kendig, P-Play (Jackie House), Josh Cheon and Robot Hustle (Beziér) correlated with the revival of gay disco legends being celebrated by a new dance music loving generation. Always known to pull out all the stops, Honey Soundsystem will bring some undeniable energy to Verboten. Josh Cheon also runs the acclaimed Dark Entries record label.
Headliners Classixx (Michael Davis + Tyler Blake) have cultivated their “vibrant and vintage, unmistakably young and unnaturally nostalgic” (NPR) sound since breaking out of their So Cal roots in the early 2010’s. They are known for elegantly remixing an incredible array of acts including Madonna, Lana Del Rey, Passion Pit, Phoenix, Holy Ghost!, Major Lazer, Yacht, Mayor Hawthorne, Nite Jewel and others. Their 2013 debut album “Hanging Gardens" was fueled largely by Italo Disco and labeled one of the best albums of 2013 by Rolling Stone – they'll be bringing all of that plus new material Brooklyn on October8th.
The event is free to those 21+ via RSVP at http://boilerroom.tv/fiatimports/
Additional press info at http://backspinpromo.com/october8/