Music Hall of Williamsburg
Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival

Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival

Fischerspooner DJ set with Casey Spooner and Lauren Flax, Diamond Rings, Cubic Zirconia, Party Supplies, Decades, Doldrums (DJ Set)

Fri, November 11, 2011

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Music Hall of Williamsburg

Brooklyn, NY

$45 (valid for entrance into all BEMF venues)

This event is 18 and over

Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival
Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival
Damian Lazarus, Eats Everything, Chris Malinchak, Little Boots, Aeroplane, Booka Shade, Move D, Machinedrum, Gaslamp Killer, Galantis, Route 94, Jackmaster, Todd Edwards, Huxley

Fur Coat, Francesca Lombardo, Jozif, Martyn (Live), Reagenz (Live), Aphrohead, Pangaea, Dorian Concept, Manik, Fort Romeau, Bit Funk, Lindsay Lowend, Shift K3Y, Deru 1979, Lee Bannon, Pinch, Prefuse 73, Billon, Different Sleep

Trent Cantrelle, Allessandro Cortini, Mike Servito, Bajas Bitches, Bryan Kasenic, Dre Skull, Jubilee, Taimur, Fahad, Forma, JDH, Dave P, Blacky II, Dan Wender, A-Pop
Fischerspooner DJ set with Casey Spooner and Lauren Flax - (Set time: 2:00 AM)
Fischerspooner DJ set with Casey Spooner and Lauren Flax
The new wave/electro-pop troupe Fischerspooner were formed in New York City in 1998 and have come to incorporate multimedia, strange handmade costumes, dancing, and performance art. Originally a duo formed by classically trained musician Warren Fischer and video artist and experimental theater performer Casey Spooner for an impromptu rendition of their makeshift track "Indian Cab Fever" at the Astor Place Starbucks, the group grew to over 20 performers, mostly dancers and guest vocalists. These singers have included Cindy Greene, Lizzy Yoder (also of Sweet Thunder), and Korean pop recording artist Mona Trona. The group uses the stage antics of David Bowie and traditional mainstream pop vocalists, along with the campy electronics of Giorgio Moroder or Depeche Mode and vocoders of Trans Am. By the time of their 2000 eponymous debut, Fischerspooner were a certifiable sensation in downtown New York City art galleries and clubs. The single "Emerge" topped European charts, invited a six-song remix EP, and won Fischer and Spooner invitations to international fashion, art, and society happenings. The 2002 album #1 was a re-envisioning of their debut with yet another mix of "Emerge," this time more sedate and electro, following the trend of the times. The duo returned in 2005 with second album Odyssey, on which hitmaker Linda Perry, intellectual Susan Sontag, and Madonna producer Mirwais all made appearances. ~ Daphne Carr, Rovi
Diamond Rings - (Set time: 1:00 AM)
Diamond Rings
Diamond Rings defies laws of time and space. Electro-pop maestro John O makes music that exists outside specific eras, distilling encyclopedic knowledge and passion into laser-like beams of emotional immediacy. Physical limits don't bother him much, either. True to his D.I.Y. background, he composes highly personal songs in a tiny bedroom studio in Toronto's West End, yet is increasingly concerned with Diamond Rings reaching the widest possible audience. But don't be confused by these twists and ripples. A degree in astrophysics isn't mandatory to appreciate Free Dimensional, the second Diamond Rings full-length. A good heart and working ears are all the tools required. Out now, the first single “I’m Just Me,” a brooding fusion of synth-pop and electro-house dynamics, exploring a lyrical theme of self-empowerment and desire. Remixes available by Yelle, DJ Reidiculous, Moto and Jakob Lito. These 10 magical songs retains melodicism, clever juxtapositions, and lyrical honesty that won high praise from Pitchfork, The New York Times, NME, Rolling Stone and Many more for John’s 2010 debut ‘Special Affections.’
Cubic Zirconia - (Set time: 12:00 AM)
Cubic Zirconia
So we went to SXSW with Hud Mo in March 2010 and the best band we saw by about 700 miles was Cubic. This is not to mention the fact that their singles Fuck Work, Black And Blue and Josephine didn't rip our collective heads open when we heardem but I mean, come on, this was Tiombe Lockhart's new band. We loved her sci fi tinged, smarter than everyone soul music for years. And Nick Hook is a man of legacy playing in bands for Drop the Lime and EL-P (Def Jux). It never occurred to us we would become friends with these guys, hang out, smoke a joint or eat steaks with these guys!? So when we got back to Scotland and Nick hollar'd about the prospect of working together we were very honoured to sign these guys for an amazing LP featuring Bilal, Drop The Lime and Dam Funk.

Seriously, this band will fuckin destroy your club, your concert hall, your living room. It's acid inflected pop music that hints towards a tradition of great new york loft parties and the vacious structure of punk bands like ESG and Liquid Liquid. But you know, Cubic's music is more than that. It's not trying to be anything else than Nick Hook, Tiombe Lockhart & Daud Sturdivant going in as hard as they can. I mean, what shall we call it? We have to call it something - that's the way of music journalism. Let's go for ethnic disco.

The debut LP from Cubic Zirconia is called Follow Your Heart, scheduled for release on LuckyMe on January 11th.
Party Supplies - (Set time: 11:00 PM)
Party Supplies
Party Supplies is the stage name of Justin Nealis, a Queens-born producer and literal one man band whose handmade MPC symphonies and heartfelt stage presence blend hip-hop energy with anthemic indie hooks. His homegrown remixes for Arcade Fire and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros turn festival favorites into cut and paste epics, and his production work for the likes of Action Bronson and Das Racist prove his boom-bap bonafides. Yet on original tracks like "Workin Out" and "Going Hard Forever" (from his forthcoming debut LP on Fool's Gold), both sides of Party Supplies combine for yearning singalongs over propulsive live drum machine beats. It's a show that must be seen to be believed, and has made fans-for-life out of the thousands who have already caught PS in action at Fool's Gold parties all year long. This is classic rock from the future, don't get left behind...
Decades - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Doldrums (DJ Set) - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
A hypnotic mixture of beat-laden trance, sensuous pop, sample collage and noise experimentalism, Doldrums come to us by way of Toronto, with numerous cult favorite releases, including a split with Portishead on XL, three 7" records on We Are Busy Bodies, and a VHS split with Parrot Talk.
Venue Information:
Music Hall of Williamsburg
66 North 6th St
Brooklyn, NY, 11211