NYC shoegazers DIIV released their sophmore album Is The Is Are back in February, and their tour will bring them back to Philly on May 21st for a show at Dave P’s long-running Making Time party. Continue reading →
The annual end-of-summer-blow-out that is the Making Time Labor Day Weekend Party is back, taking over Delaware Ave’s Bamboo Bar this Sunday, September 6th. The “outdoor oasis” will play host to the Making Time DJs (Dave P. and Sammy Slice), Mike Z., Dave Pak and a special appearance by NYC electronic artist Empress Of. Listen to her new song “Kitty Kat” below and pick up tickets for the event here.
Last Friday Voyeur Nightclub played host to the 15th annual installment of Making Time. DJs and dancing were abound, but the main meat of the night were the trifecta of Girl Band, Lower Dens and Viet Cong. Strobe lights and sweat created an atmosphere ripe for the rock exploits of these talented groups. Continue reading →
Dave P (host of WXPN’s Making Time RADio) and his Making Time crew are celebrating their 15th anniversary with two concert/dance parties. Part One is Friday, June 12th with indie rockers Viet Cong and Lower Dens. Part Two of the Making Time XV anniversary, is Friday, June 18th with R&B/hip-hop artist Shamir. Continue reading →
For the last several years, Philly DJ and party thrower Dave P has been gracing the airwaves monthly on WXPN with the broadcast version of Making Time, Making Time RADio. Way before the radio show, Making Time has been throwing incredible parties, live events with bands (before they were big) and deep-into-the-night dances that have become an institution in Philly. Continue reading →
2ManyDJs are Belgian brothers David and Stephen Dewaele, who, when not DJ’ing perform as Soulwax. In 2002 the DJ’s released the now classic mashup album, As Heard on Radio Soulwax Pt. 2. Tracking down over one hundred samples, the duo cut & pasted together pieces of songs by Sly & the Family Stone, The Stooges, 10cc, Destiny’s Child, New Order, Emerson, Lake & Palmer and others for quite the booty shaking, dance floor rocking experience. While 2ManyDJs have mastered the art of audio manipulation, they too work with video and recently shared an extraordinary mashup video where hundred of album cover and other images collide with each other.
Set to the full hour of the album, the animators under director and producer Glyn Peppiatt have taken the album and single covers of the music included in the mix and done some silly things to them with After Effects’ Puppet tool (I’m guessing) and by cutting them up and animating the elements to the beat. There’s also some ludicrous mouth animation, and some knowing use of decidedly cheesy effects.
DJManyDJs are coming to town for a DJ set for the Making Time Memorial Day Weekend Rad-B-Q on Sunday, May 25th at the Bamboo Bar. Go here for tickets and more information. Below, watch the staggering, eye-popping video. And listen to the latest edition of XPN’s Making Time RADio with Dave P on the new Making Time Is Rad website here and tune in Friday, June 6th at 7PM for the next show.
It’s no surprise that Philly four-piece Weekender is appearing on this Saturday’s Making Time $2 Bill show. When you look at the roots of DJ Dave P’s long-running futuristic sounds party, you’ll find they actually lie in fuzzed-out psychedelic Britpop of a couple decades ago. During the early days of Making Time (its tenure at Transit or The Troc), it wouldn’t be uncommon to hear Primal Scream, My Bloody Valentine, The Stone Roses or Slowdive blaring out of the speakers in the dancefloor mix, and those are exactly some of the artists that the Sheehan brothers draw inspiration from. After making noise in The Tweeds for a number of years, singer-guitarist-older-bro Derek and drummer-younger-bro Nic recruited scene friends from Gypsy Death and You (bassist Emily Cahill) and Bleeding Fractals (Tom Anthony) to refocus with a sound rooted in new nostalgia for the tripped-out 90s. The driving single “No Help from Jesus” was in regular rotation on XPN for a while, and the band got picked up by Brooklyn label Paper Cup Music; the Spanish Peaks EP was reissued in November, and a followup is being finished with producer Kyle Johnson for an early 2014 release. On the heels of Weekender’s appearance at Tri State Indie’s Lou Reed Tribute and in advance of its Making Time set, they stopped by our studio to record a feisty live set; listen to it below, and download three songs – including one unreleased cut, “Beautiful System.” In addition, check out a stream of the band’s very pretty and drifting take on “I’ll Be Your Mirror” as a streaming-only track. Get info on Weekender’s Making Time appearance on December 14th here, and look for more from the band in 2014.
Support for The Key Studio Sessions, from Dogfish Head
The legendary Dave P is back on the air tonight for the November edition of Making Time Radio. On the heels of Making Time is Rad’s Pure Halloween event last night, the party continues with “futuristic treats” at 7:00 p.m. on 88.5 XPN and streaming at xpn.org. Be sure to follow Dave P on Twitter for a live feed of the playlist, and listen back to the October episode here. Below, watch a video for Jagwar Ma‘s “Come Save Me” – the Australian dance rock duo will play Making Time’s November 30th event at Voyeur Nightclub. Get more info via the Facebook event page.
This just in: Australia rockers-with-dance-moves Jagwar Ma are playing Making Time on November 30th. Leave it to Making Time’s Dave P to bring to Philly some perfect dance floor provocateurs. If the hypnotic, swirling Madchester influenced grooves on Jagwar Ma’s debut album, Howlin, are any indication, there will be no parking on Voyeur nightclub’s dance floor. Jagwar Ma have got the psychedelic rock/dance floor vibe of Primal Scream, Stone Roses and Happy Mondays down to a science, with their own shiny twist on the sound. Watch their new video for “Come Save Me,” and listen to “The Throw” below.
PS – don’t forget to listen to Making Time RADio with Dave P on XPN this Friday night at 7PM.
The September edition of DJ Dave P’s Making Time party brought dreamy electropop outfit Chromatics to the Voyeur nightclub in Philly, along with their Portland neighbors Glass Candy. The former’s set got off to rousing start with the bright pulse of “Lady” from their 2012 double LP Kill For Love. The performance was focused and fierce, despite the intrusion of one enthused fan who got onstage and all up in singer Ruth Radelet’s business (she was removed by security and the show went on). Their set drew mostly from Love – the title track sounded magnificent – but dipped back to 2007’s Night Drive for the band’s cover of “Running Up That Hill” by Kate Bush. Glass Candy took the stage not long after midnight, and was a formidable wake-up blast for the crowd; the long running collaboration of producer Johnny Jewel (who pulled double duty with Chromatics as well) and singer Ida No felt like something between a friendlier Crystal Castles and a more aggressive Robyn. No’s vocals rushed from bright shouts to abrasive screeches, and the set plowed through one rapid-fire track after the next. While Glass Candy didn’t connect on a songwriting level as strongly as Chromatics – the cuts all kind of ran together – their energy was infectious, as was their evident bond with the crowd. No made it a point to clasp every outstretched hand within arms reach throughout the set, and even returning after the last song faded down for a few final hi-fives. Check out photos from the show in the gallery below.