Last week during the CMJ music marathon NYC was overtaken by a slew of cool late night parties. Never ones to be left out, SPIN held a few parties of our own and we still managed to take in a few others!
Our faves from the week: Kanye West improbably played a late night surprise show on Saturday night (October 23) at Brooklyn Bowl, with a set that began at 2 a.m. A few days before, on Thursday (October 20), Phoenix and Daft Punk collaborated at MSG with awesome results and then stopped over to The Bunker for a late night shindig presented by Air France, Red Bull, and Belvedere Vodka. On hand to DJ the Phoenix afterparty were members of Amazing Baby who also performed a full set at the Fashion+Rock party on Saturday (October 23) hosted by By Robert James and CREEM magazine at the Red Bull Space. Party-goers enjoyed sets from Caveman, US Royalty, Starcrossed Signs there as well!
The key word most often mentioned surrounding Föllakzoid's new album is "trance." The Chilean trio's music has little to do with the late-'90s club fare the term is best associated with — on the surface, at least — but the emphasis on flat dynamics and throbbing repetition to induce a hypnotic state i… More »