Recommended Day Trip: MASS MoCA

MASS MoCA is a playground. Located just an hour-or-so’s drive away, in North Adams, it makes for an easily justifiable road trip escaping Albany for the day. The drive practically does itself, especially on a nice day, considering the trek to get there brings you through the Berkshires on scenic country back roads.

MASS MoCA is a cultural mecca that upon visiting doesn’t have an overwhelming collection of work on display and you can see it all in one day. Some museums require multiple visits, or sacrificing some exhibits to see others, but MASS MoCA is not one of those places. However, that being said, do not be ill-advised: there is plenty to keep you busy and entertained for hours.


Birds eye of the installation in the biggest room at MASS MoCA

Additionally, some museums have this effect where this “thing” happens where people feel as though it is proper etiquette to hold back, as if saying the “wrong” thing in the same room as other art onlookers is the worst crime imaginable. Museum visits can be totally awkward sometimes and full of uncomfortable silences. MASS MoCA again is not one of those places. I felt comfortable enough to go crazy with iPhone photography and also started a conversation with a stranger about the work that we were both soaking in.

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OTS x OP1: Interview with MYRRYRS

Greetings party people! It’s nearing that time again and this edition of on the sly and OUTPOST1 are bringing the common denominator of a producer hailing by way of Tennessee, MYRRYRS. MYRRYRS will be playing TONIGHT at (le) poisson rouge alongside Tony Goods, Kuhn and resident knomad – and FRIDAY at the Fuze Box alongside residents Looney, Party With Tina and knomad. As per usual, Friday between 6-10pm, we’ll be on air 6-10pm at WCDB 90.9fm for OUTPOST1 takeover. Woot!


photo courtesy of myrryrs

MYRRYRS, of Body High, B.YRSLF and Discobelle, is an American producer raised on house, techno, and drum and bass. He has set each genre and the barriers they create, aside. Rather than drawing influence from the producers of his musical upbringing, MYRRYRS peers deep within the happenings of the late 90’s rave scene, 80’s B films, sci-fi fantasy, and cult imagery. Get a taste here.

knomad & myself on the interview duties below the jump!

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BASS!MINT interview: Shigeto

This Friday, our friends down in New Paltz are bringing Shigeto of Ghostly International to Cabaloosa’s, alongside resident DJs Far East and Jack Inslee, as hosted by MC DRHU of Broken Teeth NYC. Shigeto will be playing a live set, complete with drums, synthesizer and sampler, as sequencing and looping on the fly. Much respect to the Ghostly label and I highly suggest peeking around their site, (you’ll even find once-upon-a-time local band Phantogram on there) and Shigeto is definitely one of the label’s standout artists in my book. Peep the event details here and check the full Q+A beneath the cut!


photo courtesy of ghostly

Given your background in classical jazz / drumming how was the transition process to working with electronic music? What was your introduction to electronic music, production, ghostly, etc? The transition was easy at first. It was all so new and exciting. When you have new things to work with, it’s easy to stay inspired.

I started listening to electronic music as a kid. Early Warp and Ghostly releases were my first inspiration, along with all the 90’s hip hop.

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