Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Memories can smudge easily in the tiny hours, but it’ll be hard for Benoit & Sergio to forget the secret warehouse rave they headlined in Los Angeles a few weeks back. The Washington-born pop duo had the dance floor on fire. This year has been an insane-weekend domino chain for Benoit & Sergio. They have been discreetly making some of the finest left-field pop music to ever come out of the District — incredibly clever, impossibly cool dance tracks that have generated big excitement in micro-pockets of the Internet (which is how all promising musical careers start these days). After clocking about 60 dates at sweaty nightspots around the globe, the twosome are beginning to wrap up their 2011. To read more, click here.
Nicolas Jaar's album "Space Is Only Noise" has earned him respect and admiration across the music scene, as his album reached the number one spot on Resident Advisor's Top 20 Albums of 2011. This, just his debut album, shows just the tip of the iceberg of his skill and talent, and what is yet to come from this 21 year old college student. To read the full list, click here
Looking for something to do in LA for New Year's Eve? Well, the Los Angeles Times has you covered, giving you a list of events that are happening around the area. One of the biggest parties is going to be at Avalon, where the legend himself John Digweed is going to be performing an extended set. Also sure to sparkle is the rooftop party at the Standard Downtown, where Xo Chic and Droog will be fueling the action and someone will end up in the pool, clothed or not. To find out what else is happening, click here
2011 has been Nicolas Jaar's year. His album "Space Is Only Noise" has garnered him so much recognition that he is on virtually every Top Album List of 2011. This guy has been selling out shows all over, and now with his new project Darkside, people can expect bigger and better things from Nico in 2012. To see who else made the list, click here.
Time Out Chicago took some time to review the new fabric 61, mixed by the one and only Visionquest. The guys -Ryan Crosson, Lee Curtiss, Shaun Reeves and Seth Troxler - had warming atmospherics and the mantra "just relax man" set the mood as the massage of the tide on STL's "Portside Waves" to open the mix while also mixing in machine-driven textures, cosmic flourishes and literal space references that surface on Soul Center's "HAL 2010," Seuil's "In the Moon" and Green Velvet's "Abduction." But they also used it as a time to show off the Visionquest label with tracks from My Favorite Robot, Footprintz and Tales of Us. To read the full review, click here.
Nicolas Jaar and Deniz Kurtel have hit it big, earning their spot on NPR's Top 100 Songs of 2011. "The L Word" is the track that Deniz had on the list while Nico's track "Keep Me There" is what got him onto the list. To see who else cracked the Top 100 Songs of 2011, click here.