Posts Tagged ‘future times’

Future Times Extra: Boogie Bonus With C-Rob

The word "boogie" has all kinds of meanings, but for the subjects of this week's City Paper cover story, the Future Times DJs, it's the Britain-born term for the club music that was produced after the term "disco" became toxic but before more city-specific genres like Chicago house and Detroit techno reached wide audiences. "It's [...]

Future Times Extra: That “Fly Like an Eagle” Moment

One of the pleasures of writing this week's City Paper cover story about D.C. electronic music label Future Times was talking to Sean McGuinness, who was part of D.C.'s punk scene in the early 2000s, then moved on to Pennsylvania and eventually joined Pissed Jeans. He offered up this anecdote about the Future Times crew's [...]

Beautiful Swimmers Have a “Son” on the Way

After months of sorting out pressing-plant issues, D.C.'s Beautiful Swimmers are set to release their first full-length album, Son, in the coming weeks on their Future Times label. The digital version will drop July 2, says Andrew Field-Pickering, one-half of the DJ/production duo, and although there isn't a specific date for the double-LP vinyl release, [...]

ToDo ToDay: Face to Face, SuperNOVA, Capital Pride, and Russian Pop

I first heard a Face to Face song on a Vagrant Records compilation. It was the early 2000s, and the band—surprisingly noisy for Vagrant, better known as home to weepy emo bands Dashboard Confessional and The Get Up Kids—had already been kicking it for a decade. The band cooled off for a few years in [...]

Listen: New Music From Dolo Percussion, AKA Maxmillion Dunbar

Mt. Pleasant resident and Beautiful Swimmers member Andrew Field-Pickering has chalked up another alias: As Dolo Percussion, the producer and Future Times label co-founder has just released a four-song solo release via New York label L.I.E.S.
As with a lot of the music Field-Pickering generates, the sounds find their way online well before the vinyl is shipped. [...]

A Future Times Man in London

"I can't buy every record. Which has long been my least-favorite fact about life," deadpans the gloriously bearded Andrew Field-Pickering during this chill video interview with Fact magazine inside London's Phonica Records. The Future Times producer/DJ  is back from a European jaunt in support of his excellent album House of Woo (released under the name [...]

ToDo ToDay: Nancy and Beth! Beautiful Swimmers! Holly Bass!

People know Megan Mullally can do bawdy humor but it’s her weird, subtle comedy that makes you laugh and say “WTF” at the same time. Her new musical duo, Nancy and Beth, falls into the latter category. Along with actress Stephanie Hunt, the two perform a combination of ’70s folk songs, original compositions, and situational humor [...]

Listen: Maxmillion Dunbar, House of Woo

Sometimes, words get in the way. In this era of social-media overstimulation, it seems everyone has something to mouth off about. That's why it's refreshing to hear people like D.C. producer Andrew Field-Pickering (aka Maxmillion Dunbar), who can express himself profoundly without saying a word.
Such is the foundation of House of Woo, Dunbar's new electronic [...]

Arts Roundup: Donald Byrd Edition

The nephew-in-law of Donald Byrd (founder of D.C. group The Blackbyrds) posted on Facebook that the jazz trumpeter died in Delaware on Monday, and blogs immediately began circulating his post as breaking news. But no media outlets have been able to confirm it with the musician's immediate family. Regardless, the Guardian ran an obit, acknowledging, basically, [...]

Label Condition: A Selective Overview of D.C. DIY Labels

D.C. doesn’t make too many waves in mainstream music, but who cares? We’re not lacking for great local music—nor the DIY record labels that support it.
Any rockist outside of town probably associates D.C. with the fabled Dischord label, and hip-hop heads undoubtedly know about Wale’s The Board Administration imprint and Raheem DeVaughn’s 368 Music Group. [...]

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