JOTS recently whipped up a soundtrack mix for the upcoming Bright Lights Big City exhibit by Ryan Stec, their friend and longtime video maestro at the Disorganised parties in Ottawa (you may have seen his work on the chopped-up Muscles clip for JOTS’ remix of “The Lake”).
On October 3rd, Ryan’s turning Toronto’s CN Tower into “the worlds largest LED lighting installation. The CN Tower is going to make one mighty strobe light!” The lighting is synched up to the new JOTS mix (and six new tracks from If Then Do), which will be simulcast all night on CIUT Radio 89.5FM. Full info up here, this one is not to be missed!
One of the highlights of our past month was checking out Alexander Robotnick play a rare DJ set here in NYC. It was an expert mix of jams new and old, and we highly recommend that you roll through when he comes to your town.
Conveniently, London gets their chance this weekend, when Robotnick rocks Cargo on Saturday (9.26) alongside John Morales, Magistrates, the Chap, and our buds in Neon Indian. It’s a pay-what-you-want gig, with half the profits going to Amnesty International. Disco meets do-goodery? Yes please! Full info at cargo-london.com. AR’s “Obsession For The Disco Freaks” out now on iTunes, Beatport and good ol vinyl.
As you might have read on ze Rolling Stone, Kid Sister is hitting the road next month in support of her long awaited debut Ultraviolet (in stores 11/17) and new single “Right Hand Hi” (which, if you haven’t copped yet, you can grab here thanks to our friends at RCRD LBL). Whoo!
Album tracklisting, production credits and tour dates after the jump. Read More
Grab the new Chromeo jam “Night By Night” for free over at Green Label Sound. Guitar solos! More on the way, including remixes by Skream and Siriusmo. Don’t forget to cop the guys’ new DJ Kicks compilation, and check them on a handful of upcoming live dates before they hit the studio full-time to finish LP #3 – including a big night in NYC October 16th with a live show at Irving Plaza followed by a DJ gig (supported by some FG friends) at Webster Hall.
Jokers Of The Scene flap their leathery wings across the Atlantic once again for a new leg of their Bats Over Europe tour, kicking off tonight in Brussels and rocking all thru this month and most of the next. You don’t wanna miss it!
If they’re not coming to your city/country on this particular trek (hit the jump for the full, non-animated list of dates) don’t worry – the bats WILL return, and in the meantime, spazz out to the “Baggy Bottom Boys” video one more time. Read More
This weekend in Lausanne, Switzerland you can rock with our own Nick Catchdubs and a who’s who of FG friends and family (Sinden, Craze & Klever, Kill The Noise, Vega, Zombie Nation and more) at the annual Electrosanne festival. There Will Be Rave! Peep Catchy the night before at Club Juicy in Oslo.
Sammy Bananas is overseas for some Euro gigs this week, check the full info after the jump including two shows in France tonight and tomorrow (the latter alongside homies Craze & Klever!) followed by UK and Italy gigs.
If that’s not enough Banana action for you, check out his awesome midtempo remix of Kid Cudi’s “Make Her Say” (originally posted at Gotta Dance Dirty).
The man, the myth, the dancer… Alexander Robotnick hits NYC for a rare DJ set tonight at Plan B (339 E 10th St @ Ave B) and thanks to our friends at Scion, it’s totally free! Fellow FG fam Mikix The Cat (check for his Malente remix out soon) and Blu Jemz will be rocking as well, Jemz has more details over on the TTLab Blog.
Afterwards, Robotnick will be rocking Metro Gallery in Baltimore with Scottie B and Cullen Stalin on Wednesday (9.16) and Electric Pickle in Miami with the Poplife crew on Saturday (9.19). “Obsession For The Disco Freaks” vinyl goes on sale later this week as well. Finally!
Meanwhile, grab the digital “Obsession…” single (featuring excellent remixes from Freeform Five, Nacho Lovers and Li’ll Bo Tweak) on iTunes and Beatport.