As part of the monthlong Red Bull Music Academy series in New York City this month, the legendary Giorgio Moroder was billed to take on his first ever DJ set at Output in Brooklyn this past Monday. With the assistance of his “music director” Chris Cox (whom you will hear Moroder himself introduce through a vocoder at the beginning of this recording), the pioneering producer spent the extent of his set breezing through many of the highlights of his life’s work, including his work for Donna Summer, Three Degrees, Sparks, and Suzi Lane. He touched on his own work as Munich Machine, his Academy Award-winning soundtrack for Midnight Express, and his new track “Racer,” premiered by Google earlier this week. For a 73-year-old, we think he’s doing pretty well for himself these days.
Cassy Britton, one of the leading ladies in the underground world today, will be the first resident to play regularly at Brooklyn’s recently opened (and much lauded) club, Output. Cassy has already been making appearances throughout the US festival circuit this year, spinning at both Ultra and Coachella as well as Movement next month, and her relevancy in the American scene is stronger than ever. She’s a veteran of many of Europe’s favorite clubs (not excluding Berlin’s Panorama Bar), so her expertise behind the decks is certainly a welcome addition to the already well-curated bookings Output has been offering. She will be appearing quarterly and is set to begin the week after Movement Detroit, on June 1st.
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Resident Advisor, in conjunction with Red Bull Music Academy, has returned with the latest volume of their Real Scenes series, and this time New York City is the focus. New York means a lot of things to a lot of different people, but the overarching theme RA and RMBA land on for this mini-documentary is the hard-ass mentality and hypercreativity it takes to survive as an artist in the city. Not that this theme should ever be confined to America’s largest city, but it’s more about the way in which residents view themselves and their own plight in relation to the changing tides and historic themes of electronic music in New York. Interviewees include FaltyDL, Anthony Parasole, L.I.E.S’s Ron Morelli, and the planners of Mister Saturday Night, Blkmarket Membership, Output, and Mister Saturday Night.Posted by
Last month I told the tale of Carl Cox’s debut performance at Brooklyn’s new acclaimed dance club Output, and it appears the electronic music ambassador has uploaded the first two hours of his set for his recent Global Radio show. In his commentary at the start of the episode he boasts that the club is the best thing to happen to NYC since Twilo — a nightclub that closed in 2001 that used to host the likes of Sasha and Digweed. The mix is from the beginning of his five/six hour set, so offers a glimpose of Carl Cox properly warming up a room.Posted by
Carl Cox makes long-awaited return to NYC clubland, tempts diehards with peak of European super-club experience
When news sprung that Nicolas Matar — owner of famed New York nightclub Cielo — was opening a Berghain-style nightclub in the depths of Brooklyn, true dance music faithfuls both clamored with excitement and immediately began to speculate potential bookings. Cielo’s been opened for a decade and Matar has developed some of the best relationships with some of the biggest DJs in the world — hosting deadmau5 (before he was deadmau5), Kaskade when he was still playing deep house, 2005 tag team sets from Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso, Detroit legends Kevin Saunderson and Carl Craig, David Guetta, Marco Carola, Deep Dish, and countless others. The who’s who of DJs have all graced Cielo’s decks, making it one of the most storied nightclubs in American dance music history. With word of Output opening, New York had no choice but to expect something game-changing. (more…)Posted by
Just outside of Manhattan and its glamorous nightlife, Brooklyn, New York has emerged as the capital of afterhours parties and late night/early morning DJ sets. While the Big Apple is known to bring some of the biggest names in dance to its world renown night clubs, Brooklyn appeals to the darker shade of dance, hosting deep house and techno events that have become all the talk even above ground. In 2012, the premiere venue had been SRB — located in Gowanus, Brooklyn — a warehouse-turned-rave grounds infamous for booking underground all-stars and its Verboten-branded affairs.
The calendar has flipped over to 2013 and SRB may be dethroned as Brooklyn’s most coveted late night escape. It has been reported that a new nightclub, Output, will be opening in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn — set to occupy the increasingly popular Wythe Avenue. Read below the break for more about Output and the blossoming Brooklyn dance scene.