Despite how the cards fell that I got to see NO quality music when I was in London recently, Brooklyn this past weekend helped mend my heartache and revive my faith back to a healthy level.
TURRBOTAXÂ® and reconstrvct flew in top notch DJs and producers from the UK to help celebrate their third and first anniversaries, respectably. Friday night, TURRBOTAXÂ® hosted Oneman, Ikonika, Jam City alongside residents Rem Koolhaus, Contakt, Space Jam, C-Sick and Mayster for their last soirÃ©e at the Cove, which was decked out with balloons for their birthday affair. There was also a cake (!) and, of course, that infamous green lazer. The night was how I’d like to spend my birthday every year, to say the least, and lucky for us, TURRBOTAXÂ® delivers every single month. Stay tuned for updates on their new location and next event announcement as they kick off year four.
Saturday night, reconstrvct flew in Coki, Jay 5ive, V.I.V.E.K., Seven and Tunnidge from London, alongside JoeNice, Truenature, Nihal and Hahn Solo, for an all-night assortment of deep warehouse vibes, a proper system courtesy of the Tsunami Bass Experience and an enthusiastic crowd hailing from all over the friggen country. If you were there, then you know. And regardless if you missed it or made it, Reconstrvct will be back in one month’s time on August 25th so add that to your iCal and scope details here. If you book your MegaBus enough in advance, you can do the trip for under $10 round trip. Also heads up – the Albany MegaBus stop in NYC is changing its pick up location to 34th St between 11th Ave and 12th Aves as of August 1st.
Before I dive into a sea of embeds for today’s edition, I just wanted to say a proper thank you to all involved working to make TURRBOTAXÂ® and reconstrvct well worth any amount of travel (lucky for us it’s just a quick bus ride away) time after time again. Also, a reminder to those reading this: fantastic music is lurking around every corner and people will help point you in the right direction if you seek it. That’s what we’re here for.
All that being said, here’s this weeks collection for your office soundtrack. Hit the jump!
Oneman was the latest DJ to put together a High Five feature on XLR8R featuring five of his favorite “hood” videos. Yup.
In case you missed it, reconstrvct resident Truenature and founder Luke sat down with J’aime Le Dubstep for a quick interview with Truenature on the mix duties. I listened to it roughly five or six times last week and deemed it as a sexy compilation.
The following are all from artists who will be playing at this year’s Dimensions Festival:
These two are from Fabric 55:
Summer will stretch into September with this year’s Dimensions Festival coming to life a week after its sibling festival, Outlook kicks things off. Dimensions Festival is to be held at the Fort at Punta Christo in Croatia the 6th through 9th of September. Situated alongside the picturesque Adriatic Coast, the details regarding the setting of Dimensions and its line-up alike reads like a music enthusiast’s wildest dreams.
Hosting a wide-ranging assortment of artists focusing on house, techno and the deeper end of the electronic spectrum, the festival will showcase a variety of sounds through some of the best sound systems in Europe. The venue is located on a peninsular surrounded by the ocean just across the bay from Pula. The festival will feature daytime beach parties as well as daily boat parties which are curated by the likes of Tectonic, Beat Dimensions, Resident Advisor, XLR8R and Deviation, to name a few. Boat parties will take off from the harbor twice per day, either mid-day or in the evening as the sun sets. You can check out more information about the boat parties here.
Headlining the festival this year is Nicolas Jaar (Live), Carl Craig presents 69 Live, Little Dragon, Moodymann, Four Tet (Live), Theo Parrish, Mount Kimbie (Live), Marcel Dettmann, Ben Klock, Joy Orbison, Dyed Soundorom, Gold Panda, Cassy, Scuba, Surgeon, Shackleton, Jimmy Edgar, Todd Terje, Levon Vincent, Roman FlÃ¼gel, Floating Points, Andrew Weatherall, Mala – Digital Mystikz and Kode 9. The full line-up can be found here.