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This Sunday August 14, Le Bain goes R2-D2 with our favorite droid: Shit Robot, aka Marcus Lambkin. The Irish-born DFA artist has been touring the USA for the last few weeks and he is back this Sunday in the city he loves. Do Robots really chat? We catched our ShitBot’ between two planes for a Standard Q&A.
(Photo: Sean Dack)
The Standard: Hi Marcus, we are super excited to have you at Le Bain. We are big fans of yours. Your music sounds like rave music made for the clubs. A perfect balance between the pure energy of early Techno with a disco sensibility. What is the perfect party set-up for Shit Robot?
Shit Robot: I like a small dark room, low ceilings. Not too much in the way of lights, but always a mirror ball. A DJ booth is also important I think, they are so rare these days. It’s just not the same playing on a table in the middle of a stage. That’s not what it’s about for me, it’s not a rock show, I hate it when people come to look at the DJ, you’re supposed to be dancing.
Here come another three nights of avant-garde dance music at Le Bain. This Friday, Meanred presents Jacques Greene, the 20-year-old rising producer from Montreal with Falty DL and Dan Wender…
This Saturday, Night People welcomes Parisian Superstar DJ Mehdi from Ed Banger records. Mehdi and resident DJ’s Jemz and Lloyd are transatlantic best friends, which should bring the Saturday Fun to a new frontier. The party is hosted by Married to the Mob.
And Sunday, ETE D’AMOUR presents Brodinski, one of Tiga’s protégé on his label Turbo and the freshest DJ to explode into the scene these recent years. Brod will play besides Doug Lee from The Stallions and TBD and we also have a big surprise… Shh!
This Sunday July 3rd, ETE D’AMOUR goes late with a dream team of DJ’s. Remember Thugfucker? Those two guys dressed as Tennis players rocking the last Nouveau York x Halloween party? They are back and will take care of the late night. They brought with them the up-and-coming PillowTalk from San Francisco. Right after sunset, another of our NY favorites, Mr Justin Strauss will take control for a 3 hour mix. Justin has been a Sunday regular and it was time for a full interview. Do not miss the track by track personal anecdotes. The remixes are amazing, so are the stories behind.
The Standard: Justin, you have been through three decades of New York nightlife history and have been staying very consistent. You still produce, remix, dj around town, as you have been doing since the early 80’s. What is your secret to stay on top?
Justin Strauss: No secret really. I just love what I do and feel lucky enough to still be doing it. Honestly, I just love DJ’ng and I am still as excited every time I step into a DJ booth. You never know what’s going to happen, where the night will take you. I never have “practiced” DJ’ng, so it’s always exciting to find new records to mix together, play new tunes that you love, play old tunes you love. I love going out to clubs and being exposed to new music and old things I might have missed. The whole thing is still exciting to me.
This Sunday June 26, Nouveau York presents ETE D’AMOUR with the cult New York DJ Brennan Green, Le Bain’s own Neil Aline and Coleman in prime time mode. What is so great about Mr Green? We did not ask the Koala, but met Brennan instead.
Here’s what he had to say…
The Standard: We enjoyed your 2009 XLR8’s podcast. It was such an unusual journey from the Rolling Stones to Air. Always great to be surprised by a DJ mix. Recently, who are the DJ’s who surprised you?
Brennan Green: I recently heard Terre Thaemlitz DJ in Brooklyn. Other than hearing Baris K in Switzerland a few years back with his selection of rare Turkish funk edits, Terre delievered by far one of the best house DJ sets I’ve heard in the last 10 years. It was the most peculiar fusion of Detroit, Chicago, Berlin and New York house. At times there was barely a kick drum. It was Deep House at it’s best; hypnotic without being static, deep without being boring, minimal remaining interesting and soulful without being obvious, cliche’ or contrived. I’ve respected him for the last 15 years as a producer but this was my first time hearing her DJ, it was intense.
Let me take you … To a place I know…
This Sunday, ETE D’AMOUR keeps up in Paris x New York Balearic mode. French Disco youngster Anteros & Thanaton (of Chez Moune fame) will take care of the Sunset hours, while NYC heroes Runaway (aka Jacques Renault and Marcos Cabral) will run Le Bain during prime time.
This Sunday, ÉTÉ D’AMOUR presents a Gomma Extravaganza with Dimitri from Paris and Munk. As NME puts it, the label Gomma is the “German Answer to DFA Records”. Understand: indie futuristic disco music with an European twist. The label is run by Munk himself and has just released the new record by Dimitri “I Love New York” and Munk’s own album “The Bird and The Beat”.
Expect La Musica
Meets Paris’ je-ne-sais-quoi
This Sunday, ÉTÉ D’AMOUR welcomes back Wolfram. The Disco Superhero from Vienna has been a regular DJ at Le Bain. Last time he played, Andy Butler (Hercules & Love Affair) joined him on the decks. Andy is such a fan he wrote a declaration of love for Wolfram’s debut album and the Euro Sound.
Here it is.
Andy Butler writes about the term “Euro” and Wolfram’s debut album.
When talking about music the term “Euro” is one that evokes strong reactions to music lovers. Needless to say some people think of “La Bouche”, and the desire to dwell any further on the subject ends there. They often forget that Donna Summer’s “I Feel Love” or Kraftwerk’s early excursions were the beginnings of that Euro sound.
They ignore that Italo disco, Italy’s dancefloor oriented version of new wave and arguably the most vibrant genre of the “Euro” sound, was being played by the most important disc jockeys in the United States from Frankie Knuckles to Larry Levan. Even in the 90’s “Euro-house” and European acid house tracks from labels like ZYX and R & S, were being dropped by the likes of Derrick May and Kevin Saunderson. Today, modern American commercial producers are incorporating elements of it with each new single we hear every week. Cue the Lady Gaga record.
Wolfram is a musician and producer whose record intelligently and lovingly sings the praises of the significant contributions that the Euro sound from those early days of electronic music dance has made on pop music. Wolfram is an aesthete, operating in that Warholian tradition of seeing beyond what is considered by many to be “trash” and finding the beauty in it. The songs are listenable; so listenable, that in a way, listening feels like a guilty pleasure. When truly analyzed and contextualized however, the listening experience becomes a more substantial one- one might go so far as to even say a challenging one.
The approach is a fun and emotional one. There are a host of collaborators; some new- namely “Hercules and Love Affair”, “Holy Ghost!”, Patrick Pulsinger, Sebastian of “Heartbreak”, renowned Dutch producer “Legowelt” and “Johan and Sally Shapiro” and some old- namely Paul Parker who is a Patrick Cowley produced cult hi-nrg disco vocalist who reached number 1 in 1983 with “Right on Target” which is still heard in recent dj-mixes of guys like “Aeroplane” (in their BBC1 Essential 500th mix) and “Haddaway” (”What is Love”), who really needs no introduction. The result is a truly remarkably colorful and diverse collection of songs that lift the spirits and will undoubtedly inspire make out sessions on the dancefloor.
Sunday June 5, Nouveau York presents ÉTÉ D’AMOUR featuring Wolfram and Beg to Differ. Do not miss the special French pop & rock history-mix from the 80’s to the 2000’s with Arno Banano starting at 6.30pm. Doors open at 4pm.
Wolfram’s debut album is out on Permanent Vacations.
Are you ready for this? Le Weekend is going to be wild. This Friday, DFA maestro Justin Miller plays with NY post-punk/Italo-disco ambassador Mike Simonetti. Saturdays are for Night People, aka Blu Jemz, Eli Escobar and Llloydski PLUS a special guest from Melbourne, Australia: Knightlife.
At 4pm, this Sunday, starts ETE D’AMOUR - the Nouveau York Summer of Love - with our beloved Honey Dijon, Geoffroy aka Mugwump (Kompakt, Brussels) and a special opening from Puerto Rico with Modabot… No clouds ahead: it’s time to go out and look for love!
Photo courtesy of Keetja Allard.
Do you remember last year Summer of Love at Le Bain? This Sunday, Nouveau York presents the opening party of ÉTÉ D’AMOUR, the New York x Paris x Balearic Celebration of love, music and fun! Every Sunday until the end of September, ÉTÉ D’AMOUR at Le Bain will open its door at 4pm, so you can enjoy the sunset from the rooftop while flirting on waterbeds. Plus: the pool waits for you until late at night, right under the disco ball!
For the premiere, Nouveau York joins forces with Thugfucker to bring Lopazz (Get Physical) from Berlin, our beloved friend DJ Spun and more surprises to be announced. From New York with Love, ÉTÉ D’AMOUR is back at Le Bain!
Opening party is this Sunday May 15th, featuring Lopazz (Get Physical, Berlin), Thugfucker, DJ Spun and more to be announced. Doors open 4pm.