Dimensions Festival: Interview with Kozee

As you may have gathered from recent themes in my Music Mondays, I’m headed to Croatia for the debut of Dimensions Festival, which is kicking off exactly two weeks from today. You can find out full details and peep the line-up for the festival here.

After a handful of giddy chats about the fest and bass-driven music alike with Kozee, a DJ and producer based out of the Bay Area, we decided to take some time for a proper Q+A.

Kozee will be playing this year’s Dimension’s festival on the Audio Doughnuts curated stage alongside label mates Pusherman, Shox, TOYC, ADDJ’s, as well as guests Koreless, Dark Sky, George Fitzgerald, and Sei A, plus a special guest headliner and some additional surprises.

Kozee has been in the game since 2005 and is considered to be an integral part of the now burgeoning bass music scene in the States, drawing inspiration from multi-genre bass music. She’s toured the UK and Sweden, while also playing out across the US and doing her thing in San Francisco, such as recently playing a gig with fellow SF’er and former OUTPOST1 guest 5kinandbone5!

She’s also been busy as hell, to say the least, with eleven releases starting in 2009 and handful of giveaways along the way.

Needless to say, I’m very excited to catch this fellow Gemini behind the decks at Dimensions. Check out some of her sounds and hit the jump for the interview.

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Valentine’s 9/8: Sean Rowe & Railbird

Troy-native Sean Rowe is playing at Valentine’s on September 8th to support his new album The Salesman and the Shark, which is out August 29th on Anti-Records. If you haven’t already, you can stream the entire new album on NPR. I’m not usually be drawn to this style of music but once the album ended, I can honestly say I enjoyed the whole record; I can’t wait to see how much I enjoy Rowe live.

Also joining Rowe is Railbird, a lo-fi electronic outfit currently from Brooklyn.

Check out railbirds video for Jump Ship, featuring Sean Rowe and Sarah Barthel from Phantogram, which was funded via Kickstarter. The video came out awesome and fits the song perfectly. Fantastic job.

This is a stellar line-up and definitely worth the ticket price and is an amazing way to start your Saturday night. If you’re that kind of person, you can buy tickets online to be safe.

Photo © Marius Bugge

Savannah’s to close on Monday 8/26

Earlier today, The Dublin Underground announced their last day will be Monday, August 26th. Unlike the fiasco with Jillian’s this is happening due to a dispute with the landlord, and nothing to do with business being slow in the area.

An extremely unfortunate side effect of this is the vodka bar that was getting ready to open next door, and has had extensive work done to the space, will not be opening. Walking by, you can see the amount of work that’s going to be lost which is really unfortunate as that spot was shaping up to be something great. Sad to see another business go and even worse to see one not even open.

On Monday night as a proper send off, there will be a burlesque show. See you there.

Also shout out to the dude able to talk on the phone and give the Google street view car the finger on a moments notice.

3rd Annual Pearl Palooza line up to include Matt and Kim (And now Phantogram, too)

Updated: EQX has announced earlier today that in addition to Matt and Kim, locals Phantogram will be joining the festival, as well as the recently re-formed Conehead Buddha.

Pearl Palooza, downtown Albany’s response to Lark Fest, has just announced their lineup for their block party, which is Saturday September 22nd of this year.

The main stage will host: Matt and Kim, Robert Delong, Oberhofer and The Royal Concept.

The local stage includes: Eastbound Jesus, Wild Adriatic, MIRK and Barons in the Attic.

Stay up to date with the event on the WEQX website.

KC’s Music Monday: Reconstrvct Small World Edition

Over the years, as my personal music tastes within the world of transnational bass-driven music have expanded and evolved, I’ve compiled a growing mental list of “must-see” DJs and producers. reconstrvct, a reoccurring event hosted in various venues and warehouses throughout Brooklyn, has been knocking people off my list with each bill. This upcoming Saturday is no exception.

On Saturday, August 25th, reconstrvct kicks its second year off with an international display of talent from Goth-Trad (by way of Japan), Daleduro (by way of Argentina), Killawatt and Thelem (by way of the UK) and home team residents Joe Nice, Truenature and Hahn Solo. MVC – Max Von Cannon (by way of Hong Kong/Boston) has been added to the line-up as well. With a good majority of the guests playing out for the first time on American soil, Saturday will be a Small World indeed.

You can peep event details via Facebook and pick up tickets in advance via Resident Advisor. If you are attending, please e-mail your name to RSVP@reconstrvct.com to be kept up-to-date on the location announcement and other pertinent details. Also, peep some prose here.

For this edition of Music Monday, go swimming in a sea of embeds and thank me later.

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Quality events for this weekend vol. 55

Friday August 17th

Keep Albany Boring radio on WCDB. From 6-8pm KC and I will be playing some tunes for you to enjoy while driving or pregaming or cooking or whatever. From 8-10pm Looney will be kicking things up a notch, and after him, Lo-Fi Lobo will be giving you the best in local hip-hop.

Take One Car, My Favorite Fence, The Parthenon, Between the Arctic, Perfumeman at Jack’s Place: Some good old fashioned music made with instruments at the St. Rose operated venue. Take One Car has been picking up a lot of steam as of late and here’s a way to see them on the cheap.

Soul Search, Tripface, Rude Awakening and more at Bogies. Some serious mosh will be happening at Bogies.

Jeremy Kelly, Lysergic Shores, Saviour Self, Cyrus Gengras at Fuzz Records. Minimal/drone sounds taking over tonight’s show at Fuzz. There will be snacks.

The Figgs at Valentines. Celebrating 25 years as a band.

Saturday August 18th

SAWFest at Salem Art Works: Featuring: My Pet Dragon, Railbird, The Black Ships, The City Never Sleeps, Eric Margan, Anthony Fallacaro and Josh Robin. Local music, free camping, hosted at a sculpture field. Sounds pretty awesome.

Hip Hop vs Hardcore on a boat. Local rap guys vs local hardcore guys, in a friendly way, on a Dutch Apple Cruise.

Charlie Vella’s Birthday with Long Legs and Sid Stein Karaoke at Elda’s. Long legs is another one of those pop-up groups that you should make sure to see as soon as you can.

Troy Flea featuring music from Mike Tash. Head over to Troy for their farmer’s market, flea market and some music from Mike Tash.

Sunday August 19th

Service Industry Night with DJ Trumastr at McGearys. Music, two for one drinks and a big patio. All you need.