Sunday, November 21, 2010

Richie Hawtin, Gaiser Play Highline Ballroom Tonight, Kicking Off Techno Spurt

The techno goodness keeps flowing. Minus boss Richie Hawtin and Gaiser will DJ at Highline Ballroom tonight, headlining a Blkmarket Membership party that also features Los Angeles' Droog. (Maybe Hawtin will stream it?) The show coincides with the announcement of Arkives, a comprehensive collection of his work as Plastikman, including an 11-CD edition with a 64-page book. A release date is set for Feb. 28.

Tickets for tonight are available here and at Halcyon in Dumbo.

Tonight is just the start of a whole lot of great electronic music. On Monday, Nov. 22, the illustrious Carl Craig will appear at François K's long-running Deep Space residency at Cielo, tickets available here.

And on Dec. 3, Magda and Marc Houle will take over District 36, the new club on 29 West 36th Street, a stone's throw away from the Empire State Building. Both are coming off of new albums: Magda just released From The Fallen Page, and Houle put out Drift in September. More details on that show to come, but the Voice reports that the new venue is generously sized, with a 900-person capacity and, thankfully, "minimal pretension."

Looks like a great couple of weeks!

Plastikman - "Plasticine"

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