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Thu Mar 2nd SHADES (Eprom & Alix Perez) x Ivy Lab at Spirit

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Surefire Agency & DICEYsounds presents…

The 2017 SHADES x Ivy Lab US & Canada Tour

w/ very special guest…

Levitation Jones

March 2nd 2017
Doors 7:00pm
@ Spirit

18+ with valid ID to enter

Lineup:

***SHADES*** [EPROM & Alix Perez] https://www.facebook.com/shadesmusicpage/?fref=ts
https://shadesxshades.bandcamp.com/releases

**IVY LAB**

*Levitation Jones*

https://www.facebook.com/LevitationJones/?fref=ts

*DICEY*

https://facebook.com/diceysounds

*Cutups & Keebs*

Ticket link/info and more details coming soon!

Fri Feb 10th LAZERCRUNK w/ Kastle (LA), Babyteeth + 1st Belvies edition!

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Friday Feb 10th 2017

L A Z E R C R U N K
first belvies edition!

with

KASTLE
smbls / los angeles
http://www.kastleforever.com/
http://www.smbls.net/

On his REFLECTIONS LP tour, Kastle is back again on his home turf, bringing his original, melodic blends of forward thinking uk bass music, garage, hiphop r&b to heat up the dance.

plus
BABYTEETH
hoko sounds

https://rivka.bandcamp.com/album/promises-free-download
freakhouse and hazed out trap

with visuals from
PROJECTILE OBJECTS
https://www.facebook.com/ProjectileObjects/

and residents
CUTUPS & KEEBS

$5 / 9PM – 2AM / 21+

at
Belvederes
4016 Butler St Pgh
Pittsburgh PA
(now non smoking!)

LAZERCRUNK is a club night that was founded in 2008 on the principle of bringing the best in fun, new, anything-goes bass music with touring and local guest performers, fun themes, live lazers and other wackyness in the club.

For 2017, we’ve decided to break out of the mold of the past several years, and alter our format to mix things up and bring some fresh energy. Going forward we’ll be having four quarterly nights at our original home base, BRILLOBOX (Mar, June, Sept, Dec) and four quarteryly nights at the original ultra-dive, BELVEDERES (Feb, May, Aug, Nov). We’re also re-dedicated to bringing in unique visuals and themes that you won’t see at any other regular event, as well as keeping pushing things forward with top quality guests, both touring and local. Beyong that, we’ll never take ourselves too seriously – LAZERCRUNK is all about letting loose and having fun.
More on KASTLE
Originally part of a small crop of American artists inspired by dubstep, garage, grime, jungle and other ‘nuum sounds, Kastle has transitioned through multiple aesthetic iterations since he burst into the popular consciousness 6+ years ago, fostering a thriving touring career, releasing a critically and commercially successful debut album, and heading up his own wildly successful label. Across several releases on his own Symbols label, the Los Angeles-resident has filtered hip hop and R&B through the aforementioned UK sounds, developing a sound rife with pop consciousness and a keen sense of melody, all while retaining a strong devotion to under-the-radar sounds.

In between playing festivals like Coachella, Decibel, Lightning In A Bottle and Burning Man, it’s remarkable that Kastle has had time for any other creative pursuits, but along with his own trailblazing production work, he also functions as an A&R, mixtape curator and tastemaker DJ. The rare musician with the fan base and clout to regularly play massive festivals and, at the same time, develop a visceral connection to the young artists that are likely to take the proverbial torch in the coming years. At Symbols, avant-garde releases aren’t the exception, but the rule and the label is now made up of a deep, diverse group of producers pushing American and UK sounds forward at a blistering pace.
Having extensively toured Europe, the UK, Australia and North America, Kastle has the wit and wherewithal to play large stages and tiny rooms, filtering leftfield bass music into his own idiosyncratic aesthetic. You’re just as likely to become engrossed in science fiction motifs as you are sweltering low end in a Kastle set and his forthcoming work sees the artist extend into ever more abstract, moving sonic space. And with ever-expanding curiosity in the worlds of tech and science, the concepts and ideations that make up Kastle’s songs don’t end when the song ends, instead continuing to make up his figurative and literal body of work.

Across best selling records, global tours and dozens of Symbols releases, Kastle has shown marked progression, his sound always developing around a core set of ideals. His output might not all sound the same, but a thread of never-ceasing evolution is present throughout, making Kastle one of America’s most indispensable contributions to the dance music continuum.

Wed Jan 18th Xeno & Oaklander [Ghostly International] with Choir and Cloning

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Wednesday January 18th 2017

tcrps prsnts

XENO & OAKLANDER [Ghostly International: Brooklyn, NY]

performing live in concert

preceded by live performances by

CHOIR [Pittsburgh]
and

CLONING [Pittsburgh]

doors will open at 9pm
live performances will begin at 10pm

DJ CUTUPS will provide additional prerecorded music and sound selections before and inbetween the live performances

this event is for those ages 21 and up

admission will be 8 U.S. dollars

this event will take place at:

brillobox
4104 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
U.S.A.

XENO & OAKLANDER

Xeno and Oaklander are a minimal electronics girl/boy duo, and they are based in Brooklyn, NY. They began writing music and soundtracks in 2004. Liz Wendelbo is French / Norwegian and Sean McBride is from Maryland. They record their songs live in their Brooklyn studio and play analogue synthesizers and instruments exclusively. They have worked with NY producer Chris Coady, and have recorded with producer Drew Brown at Hospital studios in London. They have toured the US, Europe and Russia numerous
times, and they play extensively in New York in music venues, art establishments and festivals such as Chaos in Tejas, Buchla Source of Uncertainty, and the Moog showcase at SXSW. They have also performed at SF Moma, PS1 Warm Up, Miami Art Basel, the Zrich Kunsthalle and the New Museum in New York.

http://ghostly.com/artists/xeno-and-oaklander

http://xenoandoaklander.com/

CHOIR

https://choirpgh.bandcamp.com/

CLONING

https://cloning.bandcamp.com/

MIX – Cutups – ILLUSIONS XIV “Accursed Monolith”

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ILLUSIONS XIV
“Accursed Monolith”

Fourteenth mix in the #ILLUSIONS mix series,
Recorded on an icy grey day in january 2017
mixed by cutups

blackened techno, technoid industrial, noisy ebm

More info:
www.facebook.com/illvsions
hauntedshit.com/events/illusions/
blog.cutupsmethod.com

tracklist
ricardo donoso – vesperum
l’enfant de la foret – flowers of flesh and bones
kareem & huren – ritual sonore
in the mouth of the wolf – need of angels
mitchell goor – the self destructive
low entropy – chamber of echo
black rain & shapednoise – interceptor (miles ramen reshape)
ancient methods – when all is said and done
room 506 – red embers
james ruskin – what falls to the ground
orphx – sever the signal
ansome – blackwater
black smith craft – the end of everything (rory st john remix)
umwelt – world shatters
nhk yx koyxen – y
jasss – gates to nowhere
ngly – jessica abra los ojos
an-i & musumeci – harry batasuna (an-i edit)
schwefelgelb – balancier dich
phase fatale – grain (silent servent remix)
headless horseman – sanctuary
rrose – arc unknown
sverca – skirt
ligovskoi – dilip (antigone & franciois x remix)
these hidden hands – ivy (lakker remix)
vatican shadow – delusory parasitosis (remix)
shalt – hypermalthusian vip
herd – arteater

2016: stuff

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2016: stuff

sometimes i succesfully write these, most of the time i do not successfully write them. but somehow this list came together without much trouble thanks to bandcamp + actually saving notes throughout the year. some things i liked. it’s not really about ranking, just sharing. super far from comprehensive, but i hope it gives some curious people a few things to look into. i always enjoy looking at other people’s similar listies.

# eps and albums that left a mark on me in 2016
(alphabetical order)
Biosphere — Departed Glories
Dark0 — Oceana
Deadcrow – night wonder
DISHEVELED – mechasimulacria ep
hex – hex
Lanark Artefax — Glasz EP
ling – attachment
M.E.S.H. — Damaged Merc
Orphx — pitch black mirror
Paul Jebanasam — continuum
PIXELORD – human.exe
Qebrus & qebo – earth and egnamis aliance
richie brains – who is richie brains
Ritual Howls – into the water
Schwefelgelb – Wie Die Finger Durch Den Nebel
second woman — second woman
SETENTIA – darkness transcend
shalt – archeron (+ remixes)
Silver Waves – ep 3
Sorsarii – worlds away
SØS Gunver Ryberg — AFTRYK
Speak Onion – unanswered
SPR – tesselation district
the body — No One Deserves Happiness
tongue – tongue
WSR – Chambers
urzeit – Anmoksha
V1984 — Becoming (N)one
various – moe bass vol. 1 (Moe Collective)
Veil Of Light – ursprung
Yedgar – let go

# clerb single of the year
Sir Spyro – Toppa Top

# remix jam of the year
Rustie – Big Cattz (rojazu reboot)

# artists who i played many times in da clerb
0h85
Big Dope P
BSN Posse
champion
Chimpo
footmerc
Glacci
Kareful
Liar
Tick Lish

# labels who keep smashing it
Terrorhythm Recordings
Infinite Machine
Tessier-Ashpool Recordings
Hyperboloid Records
Hebinomichi
Her Records
Hardrive
Saturaterecords
Exit Records UK
Cosmic Bridge
Darkfloor Sound
Dark Entries Records
Giallo Disco Records
[aufnahme + wiedergabe]

# fav spots to eat (emphasis on new)
Thin Man Sandwich Shop (staying on top)
Morcilla
Umami Pghi
Streets On Carson
B52

# top shows / event experiences (that i didn’t throw)
supercodex show with ryoji ikeda at cultural trust building
ulcerate, zhrine, and phobocosm at the smiling moose
sun ra arkestra at new hazlettet
alix perez and dlr at belvies
noise series at assemble
chelsea wolf at smalls
via fest 2016
tobacco at spirit
rotterdamn terror corps at the rex
soft moon at cattivo
spednar release party at space upstairs
survive blowing up generally and live set at spirit
del the funky homosapien at altar bar
+ huge props to erica scary and winterforge for keeping lots of dark-punk-metal-rock shows happening that are up my alley

# top 15 overall stuffs 2016 (no real order)
15 Penguins win the stanley cup!
14 taking a bike ride or walk outside every day, esp in the summer
13 lots of pgh producers and djs smashing it this year and keeping things rolling
12 so many tv shows stranger things / westworld / atlanta / night of / veep / GoT
11 finished some really solid work projects and got recognition for them
10 making some strides in working on music specifically with abelton
9 one more FUZZ at BBT
8 giallo disco night at Spirit with ian brill’s installation
7 detroit / movement 2016 trip with tella
6 Enter the Imaginarium – one fail – one success
5 crash course in science at brillobox
4 lazercrunks…so many. traxman + wig party stood out, but some of our locals nights were amoung the best this year.
3 miami + art basel trip, and finally getting that warm weather vacation in winter
2 meeting a few really awesome people and continuing to have awesome friends around doing good stuff
1 bxc collective shows and working together with that crew; especially the most recent show was really special