Dope Jams Valentine’s Day Ball with Tiago and Lloydski

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Celebrate Life presents…
Dope Jams Valentine’s Day Ball with
SLOW TO SPEAK
TIAGO
LLOYDSKI

Come celebrate that strange recess that we awkwardly greet each year with that extended family of house music miscreants you love to hate and can’t help but love.

Date: February 13
Address: 98 Meserole Ave. Brooklyn 11222
Subway: Nassau Ave. [G Train]
Doors: 10PM
Age: 21+

Tickets: $10-$20
Pre-Sale: RA
Facebook: here

SLOW TO SPEAK
Music unites, or so the saying goes, and yet only a few times in history has this saying actually proved to be true. Well aware of the legacy of underground club culture firmly rooted in NYC’s vibrant mixture of personalities and possibilities, Slow to Speak is determined to reignite, resurrect if you will, the lost possibilities of NYC’s legacy, determined to bring about the rare mixture of elements and determined atmospheric tailoring that when assembled exactly comprise the formula for a true party.

Slow to Speak’s Paul Nickerson and Frances Englehardt are the pair behind the Celebrate Life parties that have been running since 1999. They are also the pair behind the legendary record stores Dope Jams and Preserved Instincts. Whether they’re playing the in the shop, on a boat or in a club, Slow to Speak always bring raw energy and emotions to the decks. They use music as storyteller and social weapon, such that dance records and culture can once again speak to our everyday trials and wildest of dreams.

TIAGO
Hailing from Lisbon where he is a weekly resident at Lux Frágil, Tiago has a laid back intensity that is reflected in the expansive and inquisitive nature of his sets. Raised on good music in his home, turned on to drumming by his older brother, he came to DJ’ing via live music. He has been at it for close to twenty years, and in the last decade added production work to his resume with releases on James Murphy’s DFA, Prins Thomas’ Internasjonal or Lovefingers’ ESP Institute. He also runs his own label Interzona13 which showcases his music and other artists he digs.

LLOYDSKI
Good Room resident and Tiki Disco legend Lloydski has been kicking it around NYC for 13 years, taking his record bag with him everywhere he goes. Growing up around DJs, he was influenced by everything from The Human League to experimental jazz to disco. His favorite record is still ‘Is It All Over My Face’ by Loose Joints, but his best records are the dollar records he found digging around town at places like A1 or Academy.

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South London Ordnance at Good Room on January 23

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Good Room presents…

SOUTH LONDON ORDNANCE
YOUNG MALE
SHEEPSHEAD
BLACKY II
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TOM OF ENGLAND in the Bad Room

Date: January 23
Address: 98 Meserole Ave. Brooklyn 11222
Subway: Nassau Ave. [G Train]
Doors: 10PM
Age: 21+

Tickets: Free before midnight with RSVP – http://bit.ly/1KpxxZu
Pre-Sale: RA | Ticketfly
Facebook: here

SOUTH LONDON ORDNANCE
Joining the dots between driving dub techno, classic acid and earthy, reduced house music – South London Ordnance has spent the last few years developing a unique voice as both a DJ and a producer.

Last year South London Ordnance returned with a series of releases that offer a much more refined, but altogether grittier sound. His single on Aery Metals, ‘Sex Fortress’ draws from a classic techno framework, but referencing industrial, minimal and cold wave music. He has an aesthetic that satisfies club leanings and cerebral textures, a sound that places the artist more in line with previous remixer Nik Void and current collaborators, C.A.R. and Femme En Fourrure.

YOUNG MALE (live)
Young Male is a techno project begun in 2008 by Quinn Taylor, a producer and DJ based in Brooklyn, New York. He is the co-founder of the New York crew/record label White Material, a group of techno, house and noise musicians. His live performances utilise a Roland TR909 drum machine, mixer, guitar fx pedals, and eerie sound textures. His first record was self-released in August of 2012 on White Material Records.

He displays more commonality with the sleek productions of Function and his Sandwell District associates than anything to have been inspired by America’s contemporary noise techno artists, pitched somewhere right between classic Detroit minimalism and the more forceful techno which was prominent in New York in the early 90s.

TOM OF ENGLAND
The Good Room resident is known for his all-night ragers that take dancers on a journey from odd-ball disco and leftfield rock to tripped-out techno and acid traxxx. Losing your shit on the dancefloor is not uncommon when seeing this legend.

Thomas Bullock’s roll call includes Tonka Sound System, Wicked Sound System, A.R.E. Weapons, Rub-n-Tug, Map of Africa and STD Records, having worked with DJs like DJ Harvey and Eric Duncan.

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Regis + Veronica Vasicka at Good Room

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Good Room presents…
REGIS (Downwards Records)
VERONICA VASICKA (Minimal Wave)
ALEX FROM QUEENS (Capriccio/Fleurs de Mal)

Date: December 18
Address: 98 Meserole Ave. Brooklyn 11222
Subway: Nassau Ave. [G Train]
Doors: 10PM
Age: 21+

Tickets: $10-$20
Pre-Sale: RA
Facebook: details

REGIS
Karl O’Connor is most certainly Regis and it is also highly probable that he propagates other pseudonyms . This has only added to the greater mythology surrounding the influential Downwards label that he has run with fellow art terrorist Peter Sutton ( Female ) since 1993. Unconventional and single-minded to say the least ( what label can boast a back catalogue free of the industry standard cash cow remix ) by decentralising the focus on the dj/producer personality, he remains one of the more highly regarded creative forces within the British techno/electronic scene. Degenerate art indeed.

VERONICA VASICKA
Veronica Vasicka is synonymous with Minimal Wave, the label she started in 2005 to release overlooked DIY synth records from the ’70s and ’80s. Its musical remit soon became a kind of genre in its own right. Combining her digging skills with a sharp eye for photography and design, she’s singlehandedly turned Minimal Wave into one of the most visually and sonically appealing labels out there, with her tireless archival work shining a light onto a generation of obscure bands and producers. Vasicka runs another label, Cititrax, which she uses to release music that doesn’t fall into the Minimal Wave sphere.

ALEX FROM QUEENS
Alex first heard dance music blasting from an IROC Z blazing by his baby crib in Queens County, NYC. He started Capriccio in 2011 for those who want heat, something beyond the dance, mystical, raw, dirty, romantic, futuristic with guest artists including Juan Atkins, Egyptian Lover, Traxx, Reade Truth, DUST, Hieroglyphic Being, Patrick Russell, and Carlos Souffront He’s launching a new label, Fleurs du Mal, which will be releasing productions from Crimen Excepta, Upsetting Keys, and others as well as his own.

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Good Room x Tiki Disco New Year’s Eve

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Good Room presents…
TIKI DISCO NEW YEAR’S EVE
ELI ESCOBAR
LLOYDSKI
ANDY PRY

We’re brinigng in 2016 with some on New York’s finest DJs and some tropical vibes. Tiki Disco’s Eli Escobar, Lloydski and Andy Pry have teamed up with Good Room for a night of disco, house and sweat on the dancefloor. Tickets include five hour open bar from 9pm – 2am, champagne toast at midnight, party favors and early morning food buffet plus club hours will be extended from 9am to 6am.

Date: December 31
Address: 98 Meserole Ave. Brooklyn 11222
Subway: Nassau Ave. [G Train]
Doors: 9PM-6AM
Age: 21+

Tickets: $50-$100
Pre-Sale: RA
Facebook: Details

ELI ESCOBAR
Eli Escobar is the quintessential New York City DJ. Over the past ten years he’s built a reputation around his parties as well as his label Night People. With a style based on his diverse tastes, Eli subversively drops his influences and personal favorites into even the most commercial of sets. What Eli brings to the table in his production, through the looking glass of his career is an understanding of music’s sustainability.

LLOYDSKI

Good Room resident and Tiki Disco legend Lloydski has been kicking it around NYC for 13 years, taking his record bag with him everywhere he goes. Growing up around DJs, he was influenced by everything from The Human League to experimental jazz to disco. His favorite record is still ‘Is It All Over My Face’ by Loose Joints, but his best records are the dollar records he found digging around town at places like A1 or Academy.

ANDY PRY

From the age 13 when his DJ career began, Andy Pry has been picking the tracks in his own way. Andy’s sets lean heavy on future/past classics and toe the line between new disco beats and solid house freaks. Career highlights including one quit job to tour with The Rapture , one shared dressing room with Daft Punk, a residency at the infamous Mr. Black club and the creation of Tiki Disco in 2009.

 

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