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Goldroom & Plastic Plates @Brooklyn Bowl, 6.1.13

Two of L.A.’s brightest producers and DJs, Goldroom and Plastic Plates, are coming together for a big night at Brooklyn Bowl on Saturday, June 1st. Both acts have consistently churned out the dreamy, warm-weather inspired tunes that have become the signature style of many west coast based producers. Though New York and L.A. may have long-running feuds between one another, we are excited to kick off summer Angeleno style with these two DJ talents we admire so much.

Goldroom, also known as Josh Legg, started out on his own two years ago and has quickly made a name for himself in the nu-disco scene. With dreamy singles like the widely popular ‘Fifteen’ and last year’s ‘Sweetness Alive,’ he most recently followed up this success with the upbeat ‘Only You Can Show Me,’ featuring singer Mereki. His synth-heavy, sweet, and summery style makes for the kind of songs that you’d imagine hearing while on a cross-country road trip. He also has a slew of remixes under his belt for the likes of Penguin Prison, Charli XCX, Gigamesh and Niki and the Dove. Recently, he’s set out on a series of live performances with Mereki on vocals, though he’s now back on the DJ trail sharing his brand of light dance tunes to the our delight.

Plastic Plates is one artist that we will hardly tire of featuring. We recently had the pleasure of showcasing his skills at Paradisco with a set that kept the crowd moving all afternoon. With a steady flow of original productions for Kitsuné Records, and remixes for people like Adele, Sia, Katy Perry, Sam Sparro and more, the producer/DJ/drummer has established a solid and fruitful career. Through the many times we have seen this guy spin, he consistently turns out a great mix that always accomplishes to command the crowds’ attention throughout the entire day or night.

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Occupation Plan
Saturday, June 1st, 2013
11:30pm
$10(advanced)
Brooklyn Bowl
61 Wythe Avenue
New York, NY 11211 Map
Photos: Press/Mariana Juliano
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Holy Ghost!, Midnight Magic & Juan Maclean @Brooklyn Bowl, 12.31.12

2012 is a year to celebrate for many reasons: the re-election of President Obama, the legalization of gay marriage in three states, surviving Hurricane Sandy, and of, course, the launch of Occupy the Disco. We want to celebrate this monumental year by inviting gay disco lovers to join us for what’s sure to be an incredible night: Holy Ghost!, Midnight Magic, and Juan MacLean are going to ring in the new year with disco and house music at Brooklyn Bowl and we are going to Occupy the Disco! Be sure to RSVP on our Facebook event page to let us know that you’re coming!

Native New Yorkers and childhood friends, Nick Millhiser and Alex Frankel, formed Holy Ghost! in 2007 and quickly became one of the most celebrated nu disco groups around the globe. Signed to DFA Records (home of LCD Soundsystem, The Rapture and many others), they released their debut single that same year, titled ‘Hold On.’ This italo-disco inspired track showcased the duo’s talent in the house music realm and helped establish Holy Ghost! on the forefront of the dance scene. The band then went further, making a huge impact on with their singles ‘It’s Not Over,‘ ‘Wait and See,’ and ‘I Will Come Back’ in addition to massive remixes for Mark Ronson’s ‘Somebody to Love Me‘ and Monarchy’s ‘Love Get Out of My Way.’

After waiting over a year and a half, we finally have new original music from the duo with ‘It Gets Dark.’ While it’s unclear whether the song will be included on Holy Ghost!’s yet-to-be-announced sophomore release, this spooky disco tune serves to remind us that the band is maintaining their elite contemporary house music producer status.

We have talked a lot about one of the most exciting disco acts in New York City, Midnight Magic. We’ve already had the chance to attend their album release party at Cameo Gallery and it was a memorable night to say the least. We’re excited to learn that Tiffany Roth and her disco crew will be opening for Holy Ghost! at Brooklyn Bowl.

Midnight Magic has recently released their debut album, Walking the Midnight Streets, filled with many lush disco tracks, including ‘Beam Me Up’ and ‘I Found Love.’ The LP follows their 2011 EP, What the Eyes Can’t See, which sky-rocketed the 9-piece band into notoriety. Below is a Holy Ghost! re-work Holy Ghost! for one of our favorite tracks on Midnight Magic’s album, ‘Drop Me a Line.’

Both bands are going to be supported by the acclaimed electronic musician, Juan MacLean. Check out his most recent mixtape below.

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Occupation Plan
Monday, December 31st
10pm
$45
Brooklyn Bowl
61 Wythe Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11124 Map
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French Express Tour @Brooklyn Bowl, 12.7.12

If you have either been reading our weekly Towleroad column, The OXD Mirror, or been to our previous events, then you know we are huge fans of French Express, the Perseus-founded label that prides itself on “cultivating the sound of feel good.” Naturally, we were ecstatic to find out that their collective of artists will be on tour at Williamsburg’s Brooklyn Bowl next month. We gathered at Le Bain for Moon Boots back in July, and this time he’s joined by label-mates Chris Malinchak and Jonas Rathsman, so get ready to Occupy The Disco. Check out more information on the artists below, and make sure to RSVP on our Facebook Event page so we know to look out for you.

Jonas Rathsman made a huge impact on the house music scene when French Express released ‘Since I Don’t Have You,’ a fierce house track that relies heavily on falsetto vocals and production reminiscent of St. Etienne. The 32-year-old Sweden native Jonas Rathsman releases ‘Since I Don’t Have You’ as his third solo single on the label, following the buzzworthy ‘Tobago.’ Combining disco and classic house styles, it’s clear Rathsman’s style is meant to get your feet moving and head bobbing. Aside from his music and production, Rathsman is also a graphic designer and partner behind sustainable fashion line Uniforms For The Dedicated. Impressive resume!

Chris Malinchak is a New York City-based artist that has been gathering an ever-growing house music fan base over the past year. Following his latest EP, Ironbound, Chris Malinchak has released quite a few tracks. His latest, “So Good to Me,” was recently highlighted by Pete Tong as an essential tune of the week on his popular Radio One show and it’s not hard to imagine why. Malinchak has perfected the dreamy disco/house sound, and we look forward to checking it out live next month.

Moon Boots, the alter ego of Peter Dougherty, is a Chicago-based artist that is also heavily influenced by R&B and underground disco, as evidenced by his recent releases,’Running From,‘ and his remix of Alison Valentine’s ‘Peanut Butter.‘ ‘Sugar,’ his latest track, follows in suit with its sample of Janet Jackson’s 90′s hit, ‘If.’ We had an absolute blast when we heard Moon Boots last July and have no doubt he’ll bring the house down in Brooklyn.

In addition the tracks above we’ve also included mixtapes by each artist, to give you a better idea of what to expect at Brooklyn Bowl.

*Special thanks to our friends at Hard Candy Music, for the Moon Boots mixtape.

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Occupation Plan
Friday, December 7th
Midnight
$10
Brooklyn Bowl
61 Wythe Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11124 Map