The economy may have fallen on hard times, but that is no reason any New Yorker should have to miss the premiere of Pete Tong’s “Insiders Music Series” on October 24th at The Fillmore New York At Irving Plaza which has become one of the most anticipated events of CMJ week. To prevent this impending crisis we are introducing the “Hipster Bailout” plan. Beginning today a limited number of tickets will be made available for $30.00 while supplies last. Once exhausted, a second limited allotment of tickets will be made available for $40.00 with all tickets returning to normal pricing once these allotments are fulfilled or the day prior to the event, whichever comes first.
Tickets are available now at www.livenation.com. To charge by phone dial 212.307.7171. Tickets are also available at The Fillmore New York At Irving Plaza Box Office.
In a ground breaking move; international top rated radio program, BBC Radio 1’s Essential Mix will be recording the entire performance to broadcast globally on Friday, October 31st. The Essential Mix has established a tradition of broadcasting the hottest live dance and DJ events throughout the world; from Ibiza to the UK and now the Fillmore New York At Irving Plaza, attendees of the premier Insiders event will become a part of history.
Pete Tong’s personally crafted stellar line-up of Soulwax, 2ManyDJS, James Lavelle, Luciano, Rob Da Bank, The Whip, Late Of The Pier and a set by Pete himself exemplifies his vision of a “micro festival” celebrating a cross pollination of genres, and redefining the future of electronic music.
The night now has one more surprise in store for fans. Soulwax will be presenting an exclusive CMJ week screening of their documentary “‘Part Of The Weekend Never Dies.’ The screening will begin at 8PM and is included in the ticket price.
Part Of The Weekend Never Dies
‘Part Of The Weekend Never Dies’ is a documentary into Radio Soulwax, a touring concept that for the past three years has showcased the talents Soulwax who themselves; programmed and promoted, dj’d and played live each and every night alongside a revolving array of their friends and some of the most exciting acts in modern music, travelling relentlessly through the four corners of the globe under the banner of ‘Radio Soulwax’. The video is recorded over 120 shows with one camera in Europe, Japan, US, Latin America and Australia with acclaimed young director Saam Farahmand.
With an extended night of music, The Fillmore New York At Irving Plaza will be implementing a special re-entry policy. Ticket buyers will be guaranteed re-entry until 12AM. After Midnight reentry will be allowed on a first come first serve basis. A limited number of CMJ badges will also be honored.
With the hipster bailout officially in place you don’t have to miss the most talked about concert event of CMJ week.
There is something wonderfully odd about Soulwax, a schizophrenic ball of ideas and sound, constantly evolving into new shapes, complications and identities. Then there is 2Manydjs: The quiet, thoughtful and pensive Dewaele brothers who morph into marauding puppet-masters that can manipulate and court exultation amongst any dancefloor, tent, field or soundsystem anywhere in the world. Then to just confuse it all further Nite Versions saw them remixing themselves in a nod to the Human Leagues ‘Love + Dancing’ set. Then!!! to follow that by compiling an album of their own (much loved & critically acclaimed) remixes for other people and perform them all live as well, the production side of their outfit and their krautrock side-project pretty much lays them on the couch for deep psychological analysis. And now theres the movie!!! "Part of the Weekend Never Dies" a documentary about Radio Soulwax, a concept that has toured for the past three years to showcase the talents of four Belgians (Soulwax), recorded over 120 shows with one camera in Europe, Japan, US, Latin America and Australia with acclaimed young director Saam Farahmand; It’s quite clear, Soulwax are officially very confused workaholics!
As a DJ, Pete has graced the decks of the best clubs and festivals worldwide. Pete has hosted the number one radio show in the world for electronic dance music. Pete also hosts the essential mix responsibel for showcaseing and breaking so many electronic artists. As a producer he has assembled the music for movie soundtracks such as The Beach, Human Traffic, 24 Hour Party People, Beyond the Rave and has produced his own material under various guises including the forecoming Gas Face a colabroation with Dave Spoon. Remix-wise he has had a busy summer remixiing , Underworld, The Verve, Madonna, and Seal. After 6 years hosting is night at Pure Pacha in Ibiza he launched his new venture this summer Wonderland at Eden. Pete has a also hosts a hugely successful weekly online TV show Fast Tracks www.fasttracks.tv. And as an icon, Tong was the inspiration behind the film "It’s All Gone Pete Tong". The ever-active Pete still sees his vocation as he did when he started out, playing other people’s records to get an audience dancing. "We need to constantly remember why people want to come to clubs – which is simply to have a great time and feel the music." With Tong behind the decks, there’s little worry of failure on that score.
Described once as the Hunter S. Thompson of DJs, James Lavelle’s career has spanned the last 20 years and he remains as individual a figure in contemporary music as he was as a teenager, when he first gate-crashed his way in with the genre-shattering MoWax records. James now divides his time between his internationally-renowned DJ career, his UNKLE act with production partner Pablo Clement and a new independent set-up: Surrender- All, which combines music, fashion and art.
Touring the world as DJ and a live act, Luciano has released on labels such as Perlon, Klang, Transmat, Mental Groove, Max Ernst, Bruchstuecke and Peacefrog – not to forget Cadenza, his own label. His project name Lucien-N-Luciano is used to portray the slower downbeat productions while the productions under his own name Luciano are aimed towards pleasure on the dancefloor.
Luciano’s music is widely appreciated because of its graceful melodies, love for detail and colorful patterns merging into an amazing rhythm one can enjoy at home or in a club. Rhythms rise and fall like a gentile tide of bubbly ocean, big string arrangements spread across vast expanses of air, while a micro burst of sound pop out from under the smooth, texturized grooves.
Rob da Bank has worked in music since the early 90s, making his name with Sunday Best Recordings, his various BBC Radio 1 shows and more recently, is the founder of UK’s finest Bestival. Today you can find him juggling all three things once. Born in the mid 1970’s when love was free and the sun never shone, Rob da
Bank was always destined to escape the grimy confines of Southampton and get lost in music somewhere and so he did. In 2004 he was famously asked by BBC Radio 1 to fill in for the sadly departed John Peel, for three nights a week on Radio 1. When the BBC station unveiled their new strategy for replacing John Peel’s weekly shows, Rob was asked to host the Thursday spot, under the banner of One Music. In September 2006, Rob embarked on a new role with the Rob da Bank Show on Sundays, officially tagged as Radio 1’s Leftfield Show.
"It’s a celebration of freedom. Forgetting about shit, going out, having a good time. A lot of the lyrics are about struggling towards that freedom." And it is a struggle. Cathartic anthems, that induce chaos on the dancefloors, but there’s nothing dumb or sappy about these guys. There’s no upbeat rhetoric. Instead, they brim with a very 21st century sense of frustration and alienation. It’s a Manchester thing, reckons bandmember Bruce: "There’s an intensity, an industrial vibe to the city, that definitely rubs off on the music."
All just into their twenties and comprising Sam (vocals, guitar), Ross (drums, percussion, believer), Faley (bass) and Potter (synths, sampler), formed somewhere in the mists of 2005, inspired by underage trips to Nottingham’s Liars Club where all four band members would often be found on the dancefloor, It was here that they would often absorb the wide spectrum of sounds provided by DJs such as Erol Alkan and DJ Hell.
After self-producing their EP "Space And The Woods" came out in March 2007. It sold out of a limited run of 500 7" vinyl copies within days, receiving plaudits of critics and fans alike. It also caught the ear of one Erol Alkan, who quickly agreed to produce the band’s next single, then most recently their debut album "Fantasy Black Channel" which comes out in the USA in January 2009 on Astralwerks.