Author Archive for Cole Goins

Tonight @ Loda: Martyn

Looks like Deyv from Eighty-Eight D.C. followed through on the promise he made in the comments section of our Q&A with DJ/producer Martyn last month: Tonight's showcase for Eighty-Eight's weekly Loda series will feature a set from the Dutch-born, Virginia-based bass superstar himself, along with a whole host of local talent.
Martyn's debut album, Great Lengths, [...]

Area C, Mem1, Fast Forty @ Pyramid Atlantic: A Week in Review

Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center has had a busy week. With three shows curated by the Sonic Circuits crew in four days, the cozy Silver Spring gallery has given experimental music fans in the District plenty of opportunities to get their fill. Thursday's performances by Fast Forty, Area C, and Mem1 provided a pleasant bookend to [...]

Q&A: Martyn

Tracing the global proliferation of dubstep's subsonic frequencies over the past few years, it makes some sense that Dutch DJ Martijn Deykers (aka Martyn) was lumped in with the genre as it spilled from South London's FWD>> dancefloor. The chest-caving bass and shuffling riddims exhibited on Martyn's string of 12"s and remixes in 2007 and [...]

Tonight @ Comet Ping Pong: Blues Control

In a late-January installment of Leakproof, Black Plastic Bag linked to a new track by Queens-based duo Blues Control, taken from the their forthcoming full-length on Siltbreeze (which, according to their Twitter feed, was finished and mixed on March 11th). With a splintered drum machine splayed against lazy keyboards, intermittent cowbell, and spaghetti guitar lines, [...]

Interview: Mi Ami

If your scaled-back, ramen noodle budget allows for such luxuries as rock and roll shows on a week night, then the Velvet Lounge is offering up a doozy this evening: Not only are Baltimore hip-hop knob twiddlers Food For Animals and cacophonous a capella goddesses Lexie Mountain Boys on the bill, but San Francisco dub-punkers [...]

Beats Working Addendum Part 1: Sean Peoples

While gathering info for my piece "Beats Working" (featured in this week's 2008 Music and Arts in Review issue), I spoke with several DJs and promoters who had very interesting things to say, though space constraints prevented their quotes from making the print. Good thing we've got this spacious Internet to stretch out in.
Over the [...]

Testing the Threshold: My Top 10 Records from 2008

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Another year, another "Best Of" list topped by another band of noise-punks from San Francisco. I gave the #1 slot to Thee Ohsees' Sucks Blood last year — an incredibly charming, yet off-kilter record of hazy garage pop. I was floored by The Hospitals [...]

New Clipse Mixtape: The Road to ‘Til the Casket Drops …

Hopes that 2008 would see the release of Clipse's long-awaited full-length follow-up to their 2006 classic, Hell Hath No Fury, have been assuaged, as the Virginia-based duo instead offered up a new mixtape to temporarily satiate fans' anticipation—especially after the glaring mediocrity of the Re-Up Gang album in August. The release is as much a [...]

Upcoming Awesomeness Live @ the Lighthouse!

Whoa, just got word on some exciting performances in the works by the folks at the Lighthouse, a cozy row house-turned-venue for innovative out-sounds. They've been hosting some really fantastic stuff lately (did you go see Paul Metzger the other week?), and these new additions are no exception: An attractive coagulation of locals and out-of-towners [...]

Live Tonight @ Loda: Kevin Saunderson

Electronic music fans have plenty cause to motivate tonight: One of techno music's founding fathers, Kevin Saunderson, will be DJ'ing at Gallery in Silver Spring as part of the weekly electronic dance music night, Loda. Along with Derrick May and Juan Atkins, Saunderson is a true pioneer who helped surface techno's sound from the [...]