Dinky is never one who to rest to her laurels. The Chilean-born, Berlin-based producer had never limited herself to one style – From her early releases on in the `90s Sonic Groove, Traum and Carpark to Sven Vath’s Cocoon imprint and her latest release ‘Casa’ on Crosstown Rebels, her records range from ambient, minimal house and techno to downcast new disco and electronic pop.

Dinky’s musical journey started as a child playing piano. When she moved to NYC in the mid-90s to join the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance, that Dinky’s music career began to take off, as she immersed herself in the city’s vital underground scene of the day. Continue reading

House, techno and breaks is how Octo Octa describes her genre of music but her productions are so much more than that. The Brooklyn producer’s finely-tuned marriage of exquisite compositional flare, meticulously-sculpted sonics, and primal dance-floor functionality earned her a Red Bull Music Academy residency in Manhattan as well as covet gigs at Berlin’s Panorama Bar, Frankfurt’s Live At Robert Johnson, and Barcelona’s Sonar Festival.

Over the years her releases on Running Back, Argot and 100% Silk have been in the record bags of many DJs around the world. This week she returns to Good Room to push her unique sonic perspective and shimmering club-ready earworms through our soundsystem. She’s DJing at the Young People party with Jayson Green and Dennis McNany (Museum of Love) on July 29 – tickets available here. Continue reading

When it comes to the Idjut Boys anything goes. Behind the decks and in the studio for more than 20 years, Dan Tyler & Conrad McConnell have been playing disco, electro, R&B, soul, house, techno, hip hop, pop & rock. Basically anything works if it fits in the mix. The result is a truly eclectic and infectious sound that has made them a favorite among DJs and disco lovers alike.

They met during a particularly exciting time in music, in England in the late-80s. They bonded over a shared love of the disco not disco of Harvey and Francois K. Since then they’ve run three record labels and produce their infectious dub-heavy disco sampling house for many more. They formed their first label, U-Star, in ’94 on the back of their successful club nights of the same name and Labels Discfunction and Noid followed soon thereafter. Continue reading

Online streaming services have changed the way we listen to music. Websites like Mixcloud, Spotify, Soundcloud and Pandora have all brought new music to our attention, whether that was the goal or not. Musicians, DJs and artists now have a global platform, reaching a wider audience than most radio shows can.

Good Room has teamed up with Mixcloud and The New Stand to talk about what this means for music lovers in the future. Through their Mixcloud Curates series founder Nico Perez will be in conversation with Talking Heads frontman David Byrne, Next Big Sound Founder Alex White, Pitchfork founder Ryan Schreiber and Thump editor-in-chief Emilie Friedlander discussing “Technology, Humans, Curation and the Future of Music Discovery.” Continue reading

Jacques Renault and JDH met in a bar and 13 years later they’re still friends. When they met they were both DJing in bars around NYC but what they went on to do changed the scene in NYC. Jacques Renault went on to form Let’s Play House Records with friend Nik Mercer and has put out countless dancefloor classics. JDH started the FIXED parties with Dave P and were the first promoters to bring acts like Simian Mobile Disco, Tensnake and Aeroplane to NYC. They were named Time Out’s No.1 party in NYC this year so you know they’re lots of fun.

The guys are getting back together on July 22 for a Let’s Play House x FIXED take over (It’s free! You can RSVP here) so we asked the boys to share a little bit of history ahead of the party. Continue reading

Earthen Sea is San Francisco-based musician Jacob Long. Since 2006, Long has released a multitude of long-form audio works on a variety of formats and labels, touching on ambient, drone, minimalism, krautrock, and dub techno. Noted for its “swirling low end, pulsing melodies, propulsive barely-there rhythms” that has been described as  having a “knack for texture that creates a disorienting, lost-in-your head sensation that allows it to work as both triply ambience or immersive dance music.”

With a few releases on Ital’s Lovers Rock label, he’s joining the label showcase at Good Room on July 16. We asked Earthen Sea a couple question about music, death and food to get to know him a little better. Continue reading

Inspired by Underground Resistance ‘DIY’ attitude, Rod Modell did something a lot of producers would think was crazy. In the 90s he turned down some the worlds top techno labels to start his own. But after 20 years and 50 releases later, the decision paid off.

After being submerged in the Detroit techno scene, Modell started experimenting with techno and co-founded DeepChord in the mid-90s. After 16 releases he then founded Echospace. His releases “The Coldest Season” (2007) and “Liumin” (2010) are critically acclaimed electronic music classics with critics saying “This album is bound to be one of the most fully realized listening experiences to grace your stereo this year, and is proof positive that DeepChord and Echospace are the rightful heirs to the dub techno legacy”. Continue reading

Dance music infused with spiky guitars and industrial beats, our kind of music. Born out of the ashes of a rock band, Red Axes has become one of the most uncompromising and consistently diverse DJs-Producers. Their debut LP,’Ballad of the Ice’ shows off their wide range and eclectic style, from the Portuguese new-wave deliciousness of ‘Papa Sooma’, to the western-like clubby psychedelia of ‘The Watkins’, to their brooding dark cover of Bauhaus’ ‘Bela Lugosi’s Dead’.

Since then they’ve released several records on labels like John Talabot’s Hivern Discs, Correspondent and Multi Culti. Dori Sadovnik and Niv Arzi have  also started their own Tel Aviv-based label Garzen Records (which means “Axe” in Hebrew). The first EP, featuring an abundance of local talents and ranging from punk to disco and beyond, will soon be released. Continue reading

Since it’s inception in 2008, Lovers Rock has become a home for artists where they can just be themselves. In an interview with Resident Advisor, label head Daniel Martin-McCormick, aka Ital, said it’s simply music, made without any blueprint in mind, guided only by each artist’s intuition and personality. “The label is not just a place to put music that I like. It’s a place to put music that I think exemplifies this very personal criteria. Earthen Sea’s music sounds like the thick, rolling clouds of San Francisco. DJ Wey’s music has a certain sort of warm glue in the middle of it that just exists. It’s not just a production technique, it’s a natural manifestation of their spirit.” Continue reading

With more than 100 releases to his name, Brennan Green’s contribution to the New York dance scene has been an important one. Green has released on acclaimed labels like Daniel Wang’s proto disco-house Balihu Records, collaborated with the surviving members of Arthur Russell’s Loose Joints band for the self-titled “Arthur’s Landing” LP and produced an acid-house-idiom cover of Hot Chocolate’s “Don’t Turn It Off” by 40 Thieves. Continue reading