Wednesday, August 25, 2010
From the booklet:
“The purpose of this project is to research the production and editing process of a music video. I focused on the aspect of moving image and how it can support the artist’s musical style or musical talent. I created a video that reinforces the concepts and visual culture of the artist.
The artist in this instance is Andrew W.K. remixing the Gary Glitter version of ‘The Clapping Song.’ The original song by Shirley Ellis in 1965 has been remade countless times by other artists…. The beginning of the Andrew W.K. remix multiplies the percussive elements and cuts of the verses to create bouncy dance feeling. The remix eventually becomes increasingly chopped-up and abstracted to the point of absurdity. Andrew W.K. uses this remix as a bookend to his most recent collaboration titled DAMN! The Mixtape…..
My Video consists of four people dancing and playing instruments in a white room. The four models I used in the video wore strange masks so that the viewer can easily objectify them as characters that exist only for the video…. The video ends by juxtaposing a pull-out shot of their masks hung up on the wall with the pull-out shot of the pile of characters. This provides a conclusive end to the narrative and opens the video to interpretation of whether the characters actually exist or if they are some type of existential party god.”
Director: SEAN BUCHANAN
Assitant Director: SKYE OLESON-CORMACK
Production Assistant: JOHN OLESON-CORMACK
Models: DAN BORZA, PERCY-BYSSHE BAYOT, ANIA KONIKOWSKI, ERIC BEHR
Funding: KAREN BUCHANAN, NEIL BUCHANAN
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
DJ AM LIVES: Celerate The Life and Music of Adam Goldstein! Premier, Mark Ronson, Clark Kent and more!
Thursday, August 26, 2010
11:00 PM 21+
DJ STRETCH ARMSTRONG
DJ CLARK KENT
and DJ RIZ
Before his untimely departure in 2009, Adam “DJ AM” Goldstein gave to the world of music in every single way imaginable for a DJ, and then some. As a producer and remixer, he would put down keynote tracks for Jay-Z, Madonna, Beastie Boys, Weezer Three 6 Mafia, Dilated Peoples and many more. The diversity of his creative repertoire doesn’t end there, as his turntablism and scratching abilities were crucial to the sounds of rock bands Papa Roach and Crazy Town, as well as Babyface, Lady Sovreign and Will Smith. He recorded two albums with Samantha Ronson and two mixtapes with Travis Barker. He was also co-owner of the beloved LAX nightclub, and Deckstar Management companies. After a life-long struggle against narcotics, Goldstein was taken from us by a run-in with drugs. Today, the DJ AM Memorial Fund carries on his legacy, raising funds and cultivating media partnerships to bolster the efforts of several organizations and projects combating addiction. On August 26, a coalition of the nation’s leading DJ’s will be gathering at Santos Party House to play a benefit for this noble foundation.
The line-up will feature corps d'elite DJ's in the genres that that DJ AM touched. Superproducers DJ Premier and Clark Kent represent hip-hop along with tastemakers Stretch Armstrong and DJ Riz. Nightlife royalty Mark Ronson will be in the house, reminding us what we loved about the eclecticism that DJ AM represents. Eli Escobar, Jus Ske, Jesse Marco and Rockaton are all leaders in streetwise electro and urban sounds, putting it down for the real heads.
Friday, August 13, 2010
Saturday, August 14, 2010
RSVP FOR FREE ENTRY BEFORE MIDNIGHT HERE
Named “Best New Party” by the L Magazine, Discovery is a “fun first” party dedicated to electronica-based neo-disco. Bright, bassy and fancy-free, the party combines the funky aesthetic of the 70’s with techno and synth-pop. Resident DJ’s VDRK and Free Magic are mix virtuosos who hold down one of the best crowds in nightlife history.
Special guest CFCF of Canada has built an introspective style of dance music that might as well be called post-electro, featuring elements of punk, trance and noise music to lend to remixes and original productions. Bit Funk specializes in melodic electro heavily influenced by house music, which also just happens to be native to Chicago. FREE with RSVP before Midnight at adiscoparty.com
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Speaking of ill videos, here's what we're in store for when the Horse Meat Disco takes over Dance.Here.Too upstairs this Saturday at 11pm.
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
presented by DD172
Every Monday, starting 8/16 with CAMP LO and STALLEY
residents SKIBEATZ & THE SENSEIS
While events in the fine arts atmosphere of the Dash Gallery are high-profile and high-brow, there comes a time for an all-out celebration where big name talent graces the stage and spilling beer on a revolutionary work of art is not a concern. Enter BRIDGING THE GAP, DD172’s weekly party at a durable venue with an emphasis on production values, the nearby Santos Party House. The party will reach deep into the city’s pool of talent, featuring top notch guest headliners every time, starting with CAMP LO and STALLEY on August 16, 2010. The resident band is SKIBEATZ & THE SENSEIS, a full live ensemble built around the MPC skills of Ski, the legendary producer of Jay-Z’s “Dead Presidents II” and numerous golden age gems.
BRIDGING THE GAP is a multi-entendre title, referring to the unification of multiple eras, genres, styles, demographics and mediums. It will be a platform for the best the city has to offer as well as a venue for talent that is a step ahead of trends. Santos and DD172 are proud to answer the prayers of anyone looking for something truly interesting and incredibly fun on a Monday night.
Thursday, August 5, 2010
DMC World DJ Championships US FINALS: hosed by Kool DJ Red Alert sets by DJ Shiftee, Jazzy Jay, DJ Mysterio, DJ Slyce, Rockin' Rob
Saturday, August 7
4:00 PM ALL AGES
It's that time again. The earth's preeminent DJ tournament has returned to Santos Party House. The Disco Mix Club began in 1981 as a radio show in the UK and has since grown into an international coalition of turntable enthusiasts and virtuosos. Their yearly DMC World Championship tournament has been at the forefront of turntablism, showcasing the best living DJ's and cutting edge techniques. On Saturday (8/7/10) they'll return to Santos Party House, our beefed up sound system providing the perfect sonic vantage for the fierce competition. You'll be happy to know that DJ Shiftee, representing New York City, took the 2009 championship home for us!
Reigning DMC World Champ: DJ SHIFTEE (presented by Native Instruments)
2008 DMC World Vice-Champion: DJ SLYCE (1997 & 2008 DMC US Champ)
The Hitchock of Hip Hop: DJ MYSTERIO - 3x DMC US Champ
The legendary DJ ROCKIN' ROB (Opening set from 4-5pm: partyrocking on rare Funk 45s)
The legendary DJ JAZZY JAY
DJs Battling Include:
DJ Notch: Denver CO
Steel: Lakewood NJ
DJ Etronik: Pico Rivera CA
Cysko Rokwell: Denver CO
Concept: Cape Coral FL
DJ Jeff C: Fort Collins CO
DJ Image: Inglewood CA
DJ Skip Ripkin: Denver CO
DJ Swift: New Haven CT / Rembert SC
Grandmaster Supreme: Center of the Universe
Juyadek: Huntington Beach CA
B*Money: Denver CO
Host: Kool DJ Red Alert
Judges include: DJ Precision, Billy Jam, Mista B, DJ Slyce and more tba.
This is the classic DMC showcase style battle. The champion advances to the 2010 DMC World DJ Championships in London this Fall: Oct. 17 & 18For rules and regulations please click here. Facebook Event Page
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Benny Soto and Robpromotions have brought us two huge bangers for th next coming weeks as a party of their Saturday residency Dance.Here.Too. If you haven't come out of your crisis shelter since the oil leak, DHT is the city's premier weekly for all varieties of house and techno. The below parties are 21+.
August 7, 11pm (TICKETS HERE)
Mario Calegari was a house addict on the New York and New Jersey scene before realizing his innate talent for production and DJ'ing. Not long after indulging his creative impulses did he find himself working alongside staple house legends such as Danny Tenaglia, DJ vibe and Victor Calderone. One of the originators of "Dark Samba," Calegari draws his sound from modern electronica as well as his musical heritage.
August 14, 11p (TICKETS HERE)
Horse Meat Disco is a DJ collective operating out of Eagle London, who specialize in fringe disco for the lifers. Heavily endorsed by James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem), they dig deep into the specialty forms of dance music, heavily featuring dub, italo and electro-funk. They declare themselves ““the queer party for everyone: homos and heteros, club kids, bears, fashionistas, naturists, guerilla drag queens and ladies who munch.” Severino and Filthy Luka will be the headliners, and DHT has also brought in international disco sensation Daniel Wang and veteran production/crate-digging prodigy DJ Spun (Rong).
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Sunday, August 22, 2010
1:00 PM ALL AGES
Antidote (1983 NYHC)
Rorschach (DJ Set)
Cult Of Youth
CY’s 2nd Annual Chug Championship
Chronicyouth.com has been a dominant cultural hub for a year now, supplying their loyal followers with music, mixtapes, news, features, photos, merch, giveaways and interviews. Perhaps some of this success can be attributed to their frank writing style (“On the plus side, the vocalist yells ‘bitch.’ On the negative side, it might be about losing a girlfriend or some shit. Which is lame.”), but for those in the know, what separates ChronicYouth from all the other cats putting on shows and writing is one thing: taste. In separating the wheat from the chaff, no one is more brutal. On August 22nd 2010, they’re putting their taste-making chops on the line with an all-out massacre, 13 bands, with Rorschach and the CY boys themselves on the decks, not to mention the 2nd annual chug contest to knock out those left standing from the pit. Anyone with even a moderate interest in the future of heavy music should not miss this opportunity to support a revolution in progress.