2016: shows of the year
Let’s talk about sh – fuck 2016! – ows.
Objeck @ Batofar
I went to Paris, and ended up at a boat party … inside the damn boat. Nothing quite like feeling the dancefloor tilt from side to side. Objekt was, of course, excellent – electro, bass/techno, and acid house making perfect sense together.
Just your every day Bushwick warehouse party, with buckets of production by RBMA, and the leading lights of Brooklyn techno doing their thing. Galcher Lustwerk killed it, Aurora Halal and Umfang were great, etc etc etc.
Discotechnique @ House of Yes
The rogues at House of Yes baited me in with the promise of Danny Krivit, then just played great disco all night long. House of Yes can push the “we’re weird because we do circus stuff” a little hard, but they’re great people.
Honorable mentions to Mumdance & Logos playing to 25 people at Slake; to DJ Harvey’s freakout at Output; to Powell & Silent Servant at TBA; to Bunker’s party with DJ Nobu at Good Room; and to Brian Whitman’s going away party at The Echo Nest.