After the super good times of the 3-year anniversary we’ve kept ourselves too busy to breathe, but at last Sound Noir is excited to announce that very soon we’ll be welcoming DJ Sprinkles back to New York. Terre is one of our favorite artists on this planet and we’re pretty sure that his phenomenal performance last year has won many of you over as well. This time we’re moving the whole affair into a cozy loft space where Thaemlitz will play an extended 4-hour set precluded by SN resident DJ’s Andrey and Jemina Vita. The location will be announced on the day of the event via email, but to keep up with the latest news visit FB event page.
To kick off the celebrations of our 3rd anniversary we are spinning all day and into the early night at our favorite Dumbo record shop and hangout spot. Come lounge, chat or jump around while we raid the establishment’s shelves for the tastiest new releases, then dive into our record bags and their hidden crates for some diamonds in the raw. Bring along snacks and refreshments of any kind – we’re aiming to occupy their bass-heavy sound system till the staff pries that fancy Rane mixer out of our warm drunk hands.
Head over to Halcyonline for the extra info.
Our next party is looming on the horizon and the music will be every bit as special as you’ve come to expect. Portable aka Bodycode will grace us with a radiant live set based on his new album “Into Infinity” out this month on Perlon. Born and raised in South Africa, he has been moving restlessly around the world, searching for inspiration to his songs that tell stories of human emotion and cold technology. Meeting Portable on the home turf will be Atlanta’s underground hero Kai Alce who’s become quite prominent in the last few years with his edgy soulful productions, his excellent label NDAtl and his family-run Deep Detroit DEMF parties.
Here’s a taste of Portable’s new album fresh off the pressing plates.
Legendary French duo of producer extraordinaire I:Cube and Versatile label owner Gilb’r are coming stateside for a very rare appearance and we are super excited to be hosting their NY party! To seal the deal we’ve called upon the finest Bostonian crate-digger – DJ Kon of the Kon&Amir duo known worldwide for their OnTrack/OffTrack mixes and compilations on Rapster/BBE.
More about the artists:
Over the 15 years of impeccable releases and remixes Chateau Flight have earned an iconic status for their distinct take on the avant-garde dance sound. If you’ve listened to one of their albums on Versatile or the astonishing Baroque EP on Innervisions then you already know that you’re in for a rare treat. However, If you aren’t yet familiar with I:Cube and Gilb’R then you are about to discover a whole world of beautiful and evocative sounds. Whichever genre the duo dive into, the end result is rarely predictable yet reliably consummate and moving. Allow us to introduce the Chateau Flight.
DJ Gilb’r has been working hard in Parisian music scene since the early 90s, first via programming and playing shows on the revered Radio Nova, later by recording a stone-cold house classic “Sunshine People” as Venus and, most importantly, starting his music label Versatile Records, a visionary imprint which has produced numerous EPs and albums by Joakim, I:Cube, Pepe Bradock and Chateau Flight while introducing the world to such names as Fabrice Lig, Tonny Lionni and Basic Soul Unit.
I:Cube in turn is a humble genius behind some of the most memorable dance and electronic music of the last two decades. Stylistically ranging from space techno to relentless disco and from quirky pop songs to smoked-out dub numbers, his compositions embody the spirit of adventurous musical exploration, as he himself admits there’s no knowing what a track will sound like until it is done. At the heart of I:Cube records are inventive sounds and simple structures layered in such an elegant and sophisticated way that it is safe to call his style inimitable.
Together the two self-proclaimed music geeks form Chateau Flight – a playground project that sees them fusing diverse influences into extended jams and absolutely gorgeous records. On Saturday September 24th we will have a rare chance to witness one of these sessions first-hand. //
To complete this night of unpredictable brilliance we have enlisted the finest purveyor of rare groove – DJ Kon of the famed Kon & Amir duo. Starting with a chance meeting at Boston’s Biscuithead Records the two have entered into an alliance that sent them on a crate-digging quest to unearth and sometimes edit the lost gems of funk, soul, jazz, reggae and hip-hop. Their deep knowledge of music and skill behind the turntables soon cought attention of seasoned heads both stateside and overseas, finally landing them the honor of compiling “The Kings of Digging” compilation on K7!’s sub-label Rapster. To give you the scope other entries in the “King of..” series were compiled by Laurent Garnier, Carl Craig, Gilles Peterson, Jazzanova, MAW, etc. In addition to that Kon & Amir have lent their expertise to such entities as Dr. Dre, Diamond D, Pete Rock and Wax Poetics. Kon told us that for the Sound Noir night he will venture into a new direction and give us a taste of his own unique style – we get ready to get schooled.
And the beat goes on…
Rain or SHINE. Bar and grill. Fun in the sun.
Chez Damier (Balance, Prescription, KMS | Chicago)
Mike Servito (Ghostly International)
Helping Hands (Sound Noir / Algo:Rhythm)
JM De Frias (Sequencias, Algo:Rhythm)
J Red (Sound Noir)
FREE before 6pm / $10 after
A legendary figure in electronic music, Chez Damier has played close witness to many of the pivotal moments in the history of house and techno. Jointly responsible with partner Ron Trent for both Prescription Records – widely recognised as one of the greatest labels of all time – and The Morning Factory – one of the most ethereal jams ever to rock a room – Chez Damier carries abound the soul of house music.
Mike Servito is a lifelong music fanatic with a truly unique ability to move a dance floor. Fearless in his seamless transitions from one style to another, Servito has an unpredictability and a deep trust in his music knowledge that has garnered him a cult following and made him an in-demand DJ the world over.