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- March 7: Moon Boots (Pete Dougherty) headlines the Girls & Boys dance-party, bringing throwback nu-disco to Webster Hall. COURTESY OF THE ARTIST
BY M. VAUGHAN | facebook.com/mvaughanmusicsoundcloud.com/mikawvawn
GIRLS & BOYS: MOON BOOTS & TREASURE FINGERS
This is Webster Hall’s personal flavor of dance-party. Girls & Boys has been a mainstay in the all-ages club scene for several years. It manages to bring noteworthy acts to an accessible venue without the pretensions of a guest list and bottles atmosphere. Girls & Boys is always sweaty, youthful and fun.
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Headlining is Moon Boots (Pete Dougherty), one of my personal favorite DJs. He is a quiet, twenty-something from Chicago who makes happy, throwback nu-disco. His label, French Express, has been churning out a brand of house with a glitzy flair to it. Their R&B samples and disco drum kits offer a perfect mixture for the dance floor.
Before Moon Boots is Treasure Fingers, a southerner signed to Fool’s Gold records with a flair for making tunes that combine poppy hooks with shuffley, jacking rhythms. He has remixed the likes of Miami Horror, Empire of the Sun and Little Boots for major labels such as EMI.
Fri., March 7, at 10pm. At Webster Hall (125 E. 11th St., btw. Third & Fourth Aves.). For tickets ($15), call 212-353-1600 or visit wantickets.com.
- The Discovery Recordings profile is simple: distilled and purified Brooklyn disco. COURTESY OF THE ARTIST
DISCOVERY MUTUAL DREAMING WITH DJ TECHNICS, BEAUTIFUL SWIMMERS, AURORA HALAL, FREE MAGIC & FASO
The website for Discovery is simply: adiscoparty.com. This is a distilled and purified Brooklyn disco. With massive names already making their headlines such as MK and Metro Area, they are carving out a glacial groove in the Brooklyn landscape. Their ears are attuned to a garagey slice of house that both nods at the old school while retaining a touch of Brooklyn’s modern techno grit. So far their label, Discovery Recordings, has begun to mint this sound with a sparse few releases, but their A&R is hard at work. Keep an eye out for more releases and future parties because the Discovery name is at the cutting edge of Brooklyn’s dance music scene.
- Discovery Recordings brings Baltimore Club scene mainstay DJ Technics to Glasslands Gallery, on March 8. COURTESY OF THE ARTIST
DJ Technics is a mainstay in the Baltimore Club scene. His productions fuse Baltimore’s signature style (cheap production and schizoid chopped vocals) with deep house and its gospel influences. He is a great live DJ and a vinyl purist. Expect him to manhandle the mixing board well into the morning.
Sat., March 8 at 11:30pm. At Glasslands Gallery (289 Kent Avenue, btw. First & Second Aves., Brooklyn). For tickets ($12 Presale/$15 Door): residentadvisor.com.