the genre tag that's tailed him for much of his career, RICHIE HAWTIN
rarely takes a minimalist approach to anything he does. The Berlin-based
producer has a penchant for the grand-in-scale approach, especially
when it comes to touring. In recent years past, there was the 2008
Contakt tour, in which Hawtin and his then label contemporaries centered an entire multi-continent tour around a glowing, interactive cube
-- both extremely ambitious and intricate in scope.
THURSDAY 01.13 | THROWED @ Middle East downstairs
Is Throwed Boston’s biggest dance party? Several hundred screaming-mad, scantily clad, college-aged electro kids can’t be wrong, right? Despite Facebook groups like “Enough with the Throwed Pictures,” E-Marce’s party was promoted from Tuesdays to Thursdays.
Throwed’s E-Marce teams up with man-about-town Texas Mike for this cleverly named Top 40/electro/party-jams night. The launch also features an ’80s theme, complete with a live Journey cover band — excuse us, tribute band. Whatever, we’re there for the $5 Cape Codders as if we were Steff in Pretty in Pink
07.02 | MANUEL DE
LA MARE @ Rise | Last time an Italian DJ came to town, Pauly D left
behind a sticky mix of Axe and Ice Spiker. So Italy's
own (like, real Italy) Manuel
de la Mare, who must be pissed at his country's showing in the World Cup, has
something to prove. And the DJ/producer and Beatport Top 10 mainstay has a
versatile mix of deep house and techno perfect for all-night ragers.
FRIDAY 05.14 | PACHANGA @ OM
Pachanga is really just another way of saying "big crazy
party" (among other less savory things, according to Urban Dictionary). For
now, let's just say it's the best Latin party in Cambridge. Expect salsa, reggae, merengue,
and whatever gets the room moving.
(Our in-house House expert, DJ Ms. DD -- whose alter-ego, Michael Freedberg, has been covering dance music for the Boston Phoenix for more than 25 years -- texted us the following after hitting up the Together Fest this weekend. Enjoy.
JONATHAN PETERS + WIL TRAHAN | March 6 | Rise, Boston
In what I was told was his first spin ever at Rise, JONATHAN PETERS drew a large waiting line of fans – guys and gals, very mainstream, as unlike the glitter and flash of Peters’s New York scene as possible. By 3am, Rise’s dance floors were packed, and they stayed packed.