On Saturday night, no fewer than seven of Boston and Providence's more prominent house music and techno DJs brought "BassWave," their traveling showcase of DJ styles to Good Life. The first BassWave night took place about a month ago in New Bedford, ground central for much of our area's DJ activity; it returns there, to Bar 908, on New Year's Eve.
It's 1am in Boston early Sunday morning, we're at Good Life on Kingston Street, and the downstairs dance floor is full -- fuller than full. DJ DERRICK CARTER has the people jumping all around. Hands rise and pump the air. Heather, whom this writer sees at many house music events, comes up to me and thanks me for bringing Carter's stuff to her attention (on FB of course).
Dance around town before the students roll back into town...
M|O|D @ Descent
The W Hotel’s Electric Summer Music Series goes underground with the party crew DJ team of M|O|D. Trap Arnold, Lil Texas, and Rewrote go balls-out on the heavy bass party music circuit, and this shit will have you calling into work dead on Friday morning.
Last Friday night, ERICK MORILLO, one of the major creators of house music's second generation (1992 to 1999, when he was known as "Erick More"), dropped a 90-minute set at Quincy's Ocean Club at Marina Bay. Morillo doesn't often play the Boston area any more, yet by the huge number of mostly South American folks -- Morillo was born in Colombia and always works his roots -- who came to Ocean Club paying top dollar, it was clear that he still commands full loyalty from those who have sustained his music since he first founded Subliminal records, and before that.
Tributes celebrating the life of ADAM YAUCH have been everywhere since the Beastie Boy's passing on Friday (Daniel Brockman's Phoenix obit was posted this morning), from sporting events to nightclubs to street corners (I came home to find "RIP MCA" spray-painted on my Allston apartment building early Saturday morning).