Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Monday, October 26, 2009


...played on a cello. Awesome.

DROP THE LIME v. CLASSIXX v. LIVE FISH... China. Apparently it's delicious, but Alex and I are getting a little nervous about our upcoming trip.

Saturday, October 24, 2009


We will be hosting Subterranean on MTV2 tomorrow night/monday morning at 2AM. If you can't be bothered to stay up that late on a school night, here are some clips.

Thursday, October 22, 2009



Many years ago my sister gave me her Polaroid One Step camera and I decided I would use it to take at least one picture every day for a year. I'm not a photographer by any stretch of the imagination, but I am a sap, and I like to have pictures of my friends and in the days before good digital cameras it seemed like a easy, fun, talent-proof way to document boring, everyday nonsense that only I a few others would care about. In retrospect, I documented a pretty great year - I was in a band I loved with people I loved (and still do), making a record I loved (and now have mixed feelings about), I was in love with an amazing girl, and I met and fell in love with a large lovable family of people known as The DFA. And I have 400+ pictures that document it all.

Since then I have owned two digital cameras that I have hardly used at all. It seems that unless I have a big clunky thing on my shoulder I don't take pictures which is a shame because I've done some shit in the past couple of years that I really wish I had more pictures of. So, the Polaroid is back. It's not convenient, and it's not cheap, but it is fun. So, I will do by best to scan and upload them regularly. Here are some randoms from the past month...Nick

10-03-09 Alex, Nile, Bernard, Tony.

10-07-09 Michael Classixx.

10-08-09 Poop 'Bot at Santo's.

10-09-09 Bros! HG!, Classixx, Fixed.

10-11-09 Matt's birthday. Nando & DJ.

10-11-09 The birthday boy & Andrew.

10-13-09. Dave P, The Mayor or Philly.

10-14-09 Tyler, Mike & Guy. Lampin' in Bushwick.

10-16-09 Austin's best party promoter, Ian Orth, at Austin's best party, Learning Secrets.

10-16-09 Austin's biggest trouble makers, Le & Thomas

10-19-09 Justine's Birthday. Mike blowing bubbles.

10-19-09 James & Nando.

10-19-09 The birthday girl.

10-19-09 James & Vito

10-21-09 2" Studer @ Gigantic.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Slightly entertaining, for a change.

Monday, October 19, 2009


Someone has finally uploaded the full video for 6 Finger Satellite's awesome "Parlour Games." Check out Juan Maclean circa 1995. He has hair!...Nick

Six Finger Satellite - Parlour Games from xTheOxx on Vimeo.

Sunday, October 18, 2009


I've only ever seen the video where Dave Gahan is walking around dressed as a king. Apparently there's an alternate version of the video...

E-Mu Emulators on the observation deck of the World Trade Center! Awesome...Nick

Friday, October 9, 2009

a blast that actually deserves a read

Its rare that I open an email promoting a party, let alone read it, but here's one that is fucking brilliant. Rok ( promoter, dj, awesome dude) sent it out promoting our party tonight in Brooklyn with Dave P and JDH and, well, its spot on. He even sent along an attachment to support his case! Please see original email below and, yeah, come out if your around. - Alex

show details 5:06 PM (22 hours ago)


This week at Savalas, we’re stepping it up a few notches. Not that
things have been too shabby at 285 Bedford lately. In recent months
we’ve had such greats as Stretch Armstrong, Eli Escobar, XXXChange,
Cosmo Baker, DJ Ayres, Waajeed, Mike Simonetti, and Chris Devlin just
to name a few.

One of the best Savalas parties I can remember was a few years back,
when JDH & Dave P of FIXED played. The place was packed to the brim
with friends and fam, and the energy was through the roof. So when JDH
said he wanted to do a repeat, I didn’t have to be told twice...

Now, Josh didn’t want me to write anything in his honor, but F*CK THAT
SH*T! I gotta give credit where credit is due. I’m going on record:
When it comes to putting on large scale underground electronic events,
the party-goers and new-jack promoters of this country owe FIXED a
tremendous debt. It’s doubtful that this current “Electro” or “New
Rave” scene that’s become so popular in America, would even exist if
wasn’t for Josh & Dave. Face it, the dudes are pioneers. For almost 5
years, they’ve been multiple steps ahead of every major development /
trend in electronic music, and introduced New York, Philly and Miami
party goers to the likes of Soulwax, Simian Mobile Disco, Erol Alkan,
Digitalism, Boyz Noize, Optimo, Hot Chip, Booka Shade, Vitalic, The
Presets, and (literally) countless others. As a result, The Fixed
party format has caught on and spread like wildfire across the United
States, spawning an endless crop of imitators…

You think I’m exaggerating? Take a look at Ultra Festival's 2009
line-up (attached), and tell me that you don’t see a minimum of 10
ACTS that got their start at Fixed. Then take a look at the Ultra 2004
line-up and see if it’s at all similar. I think not!

I’d even go as far as to give Fixed partial credit for the public’s
renewed interest in Daft Punk, which is largely due to Justice’s
overwhelming popularity. Who were the first US promoters to book
Justice? You guessed it! So, Monsieurs Bangalter and De Homem-Christo,
be sure to make out your royalty checks to a certain Josh Houtkin and
a certain David Pianka.

Oh yeah, another thing – the Fixed duo doesn’t do all this for
accolades, to get groupies, or to get their pictures taken – their
motivation comes from a genuine and heartfelt place, such as the love
of good music, the advancement of dance culture, the craft of putting
fantastic DJ sets together, and let’s not forget the art of GETTING

So all you would be tastemakers, DJs and promoters: bow down and kiss
the motherf*cking ring. THE FIXED RING BITCH! There, someone had to
say it, and I just did…

As if having Fixed wasn’t enough, HOLY GHOST! of DFA are also on the
line-up thanks to a little financial assistance from our friends over
at Vice and Colt 45. In my opinion, Alex and Nicholas are some of the
most promising electronic talent to arrive in a long time - I’ve
thought so ever since I first heard their instant classic “Hold On”. I
remember Eamon Harkin had an advanced pressing back when we did the
FUN party @ Studio B, and everytime he played this flawless slice of
heavenly Nu-Disco, I would salivate at the prospect of getting my
hands on a copy. Since then, they’ve done amazing remix work for Cut
Copy, Panthers, MGMT, and have just released a superb new single “I
Will Come Back”, complete with a New Order inspired video. You can’t
be mad at that. I had the good fortune of opening up for them on New
Years Eve two years ago, and they slayed it, so I can’t wait to hear
what they have in store this time. I guess I’ll just have to HOLD
TIGHT - until tomorrow that is…


Thursday, October 8, 2009


Tonight at Santo's, Holy Ghost! vs. Shit Robot. Bros, reunited.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

HG! News Update

So...Last month we spent 2 productive weeks finishing up our LP with the wonderful Chris Zane. He has a nice, large studio in Tribeca and it was a real treat to get out of our bedroom-come-studio. We should be mixed and mastered by the New Year. So there.

The last few days Nick and I have been working in anticipation of the live rehearsals that begin next week. Mike and Tyler (Classixx) are flying all the way in from LA to rehearse with us here in Brooklyn. They're some of the best players I know and we're lucky to have them on-board.

When that's done, we head back out to Berlin, Glasgow, Australia and Asia for a month to DJ - then back home to rehearse more and get ready to go live sometime in early 2010. Somewhere along the way there's gonna be full art vinyl for "I Will Come Back," a cassette DJ mix with lots of guests, and HG! remixes for Kings of Leon, Data Rock, and Van She, along with two new remixes of "IWCB" by Drop The Lime and Newcleus.

In the meantime, here's a boring video of us figuring out the sounds for "Hold On" at home -- Alex