With Miami Music Week now in full swing, there is never going to be a shortage of parties. None, however, are quite as unique as Tuesday’s 2GTHR event, hosted by BPM. The concept: nine back to back sets from a selection of some of the best veterans and promising young talent in the underground scene today. The Surfcomber Hotel is hosting parties all week, but this was truly one of a kind.
Highly-regarded Canadian label No. 19 Music is out this week with the third installment of their Social Experiment album series. Following up Soul Clap’s boogie-down selections from February 2011, Art Department dive head first into the terrific world of spacey house and out-there dance floor techno. Members Kenny Glasgow and Jonny White had been doing their thing quite well before merging into Art Department under Crosstown Rebels in 2009. Now, with several years as a duo — performing both live with Jonny’s vocals and in DJ sets — the pair are very much established among the underground’s titanic talent.
Israeli producer Guy Gerber pleased American techno fans this week with the announcement of a seven date US tour as well as the release of his latest productions, Steady EP. “Steady” is a tightly produced and groovy release; another pleasant surprise from the man who most recently delivered on his Fabric mix back in late June. The EP includes the title track, a Midland remix, and a killer production called “The Golden Sun and The Silver Moon” with support from newcomer Clarian. Gerber will be joined by Carl Craig, Shaun Reeves, and Kate Simko to kick off his US tour at the Highline Ballroom in New York on November 21. You can hear his brand new EP and find the full list of tour dates after the break.