US Governer Andrew Cuomo has announced a $3.5 million dollar grant to build the world's first hip-hop museum in New York.
Situated in the South Bronx borough, birthplace of the likes of Slick Rick, Fat Joe, and Mary J. Blige, and also known as the “Boogie Down” Bronx, the district is considered by many to be the home of hip-hop.
SOPHIE and Jlin are the latest additions to the lineup for the New York edition of Unsound on 23rd November.
Unsound New York will take place on 22nd November with a free opening concert at St Peter's Church, Chelsea, and then the full event on 23rd November at Knockdown Centre.
The new additions come after the news that Amnesia Scanner have had to pull out of their scheduled performance.
The Knockdown Centre show will run from 8pm to 2am and you can see the full lineup below:
James Blake has announced four solo piano shows for December.
Dates are set for Los Angeles Ace Theatre (10th and 11th) and New York's Harvey Theatre (17th and 18th). Performances will involve original solo and collaborative work.
We the Youth: Keith Haring’s New York Nightlife is a new book by DJ and writer Dave Haslam, tackling the artist and activist’s relationship with New York after dark.
Documenting the music and clubs that filled Haring's nights out in the late '70s and '80s, the book also explores his queer activism and the impact of the mid-’80s AIDs epidemic on his art.
Touching on the graffiti artists and DJs that made an impression on his work, the book also documents Haring’s relationships with contemporaries Grace Jones, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Madonna and more.
Arca has produced music for a new installation in the lobby of New York's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).
The installation has been dubbed ‘Echo (Danny the Street)’ and produced by by French multimedia artist Philippe Parreno who was commissioned to work on the project to coincide with the museum's reopening next week on Monday, October 21st. It will be in place for the next two years.
Mister Saturday Night have placed the soundsystem they use for Mister Sunday parties up for sale on eBay.
It's been placed online with a starting bid of $32,000, though you can also buy it right now for $42,000 if you so choose.
Brooklyn hi-fi bar Public Records has opened an in-house record shop.
Known simply as The Store, the shop is based in the cafe area of the venue and officially opened two years ago. It's being run by DJ Tal Silberstein who also owns the Tel Aviv-based record shop bvrly. It will stock a wide range of music including brand new releases by a number of labels that the venue has partnered with such as Incienso, RVNG Intl., Pacific Rhythm and Sound Metaphors.
New York has a new club called The Dance.
Situated on Lafayette Street in lower Manhattan, the multi-room club comes complete with a 250-capacity main space, and has been opened by Billy Jones, the man behind other New York venues such as Elvis Guesthouse and Baby's All Right.
The Dance officially opened last week, with programming so far covering club events as well as New York Fashion Week parties. A number of modern dancehall figures such as Kelman Duran and Felix Hall played at the venue for one of its first parties.
Michael Kors has released a Fall collection which is inspired by Studio 54, the former New York clubbing institution.
However the release of the collection has received backlash from Studio 54 co-founder Ian Schrager, who claims Kors never attended the venue.
In a comment on Instagram, Schrager explained, "I don't believe Michael Kors was ever at Studio 54. I certainly don't remember him as he made no impression. This is nothing more than an obvious exploitation by a garment center person to sell some clothes that has nothing to do with Studio or what it was about."
Galcher Lustwerk has announced a new album, ‘Information’, on Ghostly International.
The LP is the third to come from the US producer, who has put out one long form per year so far— 2017's 'Dark Bliss' and '200% Galcher' in 2018.
"Being from the Midwest and with Ghostly putting it out, I think it's fitting to pull together my most Midwest-minded, 'hookier' tracks," Lustwerk said. "I wanted to capture a bittersweet quality that I hear in a lot of other Cleveland producers."