Our buds Vin Sol and 5kin&Bone5 have launched a new label called Soo Wavey, kicking things off with a stripped-down “Rhythm Tracks” release of Roland drum machines gone mad. Grab it on iTunes, Beatport and everywhere else fine digital music is sold, and if you’re in San Francisco tomorrow, check Nick Hook of Cubic Zirconia DJing alongside Vin and 5kin&Bone5 at the release party, going down at 222 Hyde.
Azealia goes all Harlem Zoo on us with this newly-leaked track, produced by Hudson Mohawke and our dude Nick Hook of Cubic Zirconia. And it’s sounding tough! Listen to it now, and check Nick DJing in Brooklyn tonight at Cameo with Michna and more, flyer after the jump.
It’s that time of year again… we’re throwing a daytime bash for all the party people headed to Palm Springs this weekend for Coachella. It’s going down this Sunday, April 15th as part of the Hard Rock Hotel’s Music Mansion. Update: added some big gunz to the lineup in the form of Flying Lotus and Oliver, who’ll be joining Daniel LeDisko, Nick Hook of Cubic Zirconia, (Thee) Mike B and a special tag team DJ set from label founders A-Trak and Nick Catchdubs. Woah!
Check out the Lucky Me mixtape page for Nick Hook’s “Fuck Jetlag Crossin’ Time Zones Mixtape,” featuring new jams and favorites from the Cubic Zirconian. CZ hit Austin this week for the Fool’s Gold showcase, FG x Mad Decent x Check Yo Ponytail Super Party and more, check their Twitter for the latest.
This Saturday (2/18) Tammany Hall in NYC is the place to be, cause Cubic Zirconia’s Nick Hook and friends are celebrating the birth of the good Doctor. It’s Dre Day and everybody celebrating! Yes, before making headphones the man was responsible for some of the greatest rap tracks of all time. Come hear Nick, Project Matt and Egg Foo Young (aka Ghostly’s own Michna) drop bombs while you sip on gin and juice (open bar Bulldog from 9-10pm!) Get advance tix here.
This Thursday (1/19), LA’s long running Dance Right party comes to Santos Party House. It’s free with RSVP, and it will be The Suzan’s last NYC show for a while, as they head back to Japan for an upcoming tour. Nick Catchdubs and Nick Hook of Cubic Zirconia will be playing a b2b DJ set, Midnight Magic will be rocking, and more. Did we mention it’s a free show? Come through and party with us on Thursday.
Hookemon talks Novation’s new Impulse MIDI controller in this new clip filmed at his studio in Greenpoint, taking you through the makings of a Cubic Zirconia track and giving some insight on his live setup. Geek out, and be sure to grab Cubic Zirconia’s Follow Your Heart LP and the “Take Me High” single, out now on Fool’s Gold.
Head over to the Good Peoples site to grab Nick Hook’s latest mix, High On Coffee On A Plane. It’s an appropriate title on a number of levels, as the Cubic Zirconia keyboard master is currently overseas rocking the Red Bull Music Academy. Check out his playlist of antisocial teenage YouTubes for the RBMA site, check him DJing with Modselektor tomorrow night in Madrid, and keep an eye out for CZ’s “Take Me High” single (complete with massive Bart B More remix) out this coming Tuesday (11/22).