Music Hall of Williamsburg
Escort

Spank Presents

Escort

Midnight Magic, DJs Sean B and Will Automagic of Spank

Sat, December 17, 2011

Doors: 9:30 pm / Show: 10:00 pm

Music Hall of Williamsburg

Brooklyn, NY

$15 advance / $20 day of show

This event is 18 and over

Escort
Escort
ESCORT is big. Literally. Enjoying accolades ranging from the New York Times to Pitchfork, the seventeen-member "disco orchestra" features an incredible cast of musicians including founders/producers Eugene Cho and Dan Balis, and fronted by lead singer Adeline Michle.

Escort burst on to the scene in 2006 with a string of critically acclaimed 12"s that included future classics "Starlight" and "All Through The Night", a pair of DJ staples that get still get plenty of play on dance-floors. As DJs nursed their electro-clash hangover with a seemingly never ending stream of disco edits, Escort stood out, in part, by creating dance music the old fashioned way: with impeccable production, musicianship, and songwriting.

The following several years saw them bring the same uncompromising approach to their live show. In an era where dance music is dominated by samples and computers, Escort took a sprawling ensemble to the stage and developed a reputation as one of New York's most compelling live acts, capable of performing their elaborate recordings note for note. Their extravagant New York City shows prompted a cover story in the Village Voice declaring them "poised to become Gotham's premier live dance act" and reviews of their shows in Time Out New York and the New York Post auspiciously labeled them the "city's best live band."

Escort's debut LP has finally arrived, the culmination of years of painstaking work in the studio. And the wildly enthusiastic critical reception suggests it was more than worth the wait. Pitchfork raved, "Escort isn't just the pinnacle of 21st- century of disco fetishism. It's a great pop album." Spin called it the "Best Disco Album of 2011... disco at it's urbane, hedonistic best." and Rolling Stone called it "a wickedly catchy, note-perfect return to the heyday of disco."

The entire album is steeped in the venerable tradition of clubland's holy trinity - New York, Chicago, and Detroit - but it seems particularly reminiscent of mutant-pop luminaries such as Kid Creole and the Coconuts and Ian Dury, who somehow managed to translate their sardonic sensibilities to the dance-floor. And by embracing the legacy of these forward-thinking but classic acts, they have yet managed to create something strikingly new.

The LP's opener "Chameleon" is a perfect example: a three-act play about the French serial impostor Frederic Bourdin, set to a beat that's equal parts Thriller and the Tom Tom Club. The tracks, "Make Me Over" and "Why oh Why" seem to explore the lost possibilities of another era, rather than simply trying to re-create it. The 1937 standard "A Sailboat in the Moonlight" is twisted into a lost August Darnell classic. The album also includes the definitive versions of their 12" DJ releases - which have been remixed, remastered, rearranged, and re-recorded specially for the LP - to complete an album with absolutely no filler.

Scissor Sisters frontman Jake Shears recently described Escort as the "best disco you've ever heard." He just might be right.
Midnight Magic
Midnight Magic
Midnight Magic: An ensemble bonded by the unwavering desire to make you, the listener, and the rhythm become one; the secret love children of Donna Summer and George Clinton serving up an orgasmic feast of funk, disco, electro and soul.

Anchored by alumni of various DFA bands and powered by the enormous vocals of chanteuse Tiffany Roth, Midnight Magic teleported the masses to the dance floor in 2010 with their interstellar 12″ “Beam Me Up” on Permanent Vacation.

Spring 2011 saw their long awaited follow up single “Drop Me A Line” on Permanent Vacation. Mixed by former DFA house engineer and Sticky Disc founder Eric Broucek and featuring remixes by the likes of Juan Maclean and Holy Ghost!, this fiery banger became the anthem of the love-slave revolution on Alpha Centauri.

Their self-released debut LP 'Walking The Midnight Streets' is available now everywhere on the information superbahn and direct from the band athttp://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/midnightmagic.
DJs Sean B and Will Automagic of Spank
DJs Sean B and Will Automagic of Spank
Acclaimed for their Brooklyn Loft Parties and underground events – art collective, zine publishers and event producers SPANK present this night of disco and dancing. Spank DJs Sean B and DJ Will Automagic will keep the music going till 4am with jackin’ Disco edits and georgous underground dance jams from around the world.
Venue Information:
Music Hall of Williamsburg
66 North 6th St
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
http://www.musichallofwilliamsburg.com/