Joey Anderson [Deconstruct Music | New Jersey]

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Joey Anderson [Deconstruct Music | New Jersey]

Jordan Rothlein [Table Tennis | Berlin], Momo Araki [Table Tennis | Brooklyn]

Sun, January 6, 2013

8:00 pm

$8.00 - $10.00

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Joey Anderson [Deconstruct Music | New Jersey]
Joey Anderson [Deconstruct Music | New Jersey]
It’s been a lengthy wait for fans of the long-dormant Deconstruct Music, but after the telltale revival of Levon Vincent’s solo Novel Sound label last year and a clutch of rumors concerning partner imprint Deconstruct, run in conjunction with The Corner head Anthony Parasole, New York’s house heads can celebrate its return. Fittingly, the subject of the resurrection concerns two tracks already heard on Levon’s Fabric mix from earlier this year, itself a coveted collection of dubplates pressed by Vincent for the occasion and debuting works by many of his colleagues in New York, both famous and unknown. Here, the producer is New Jersey’s Joey Anderson, a longtime friend of DJ Qu who has been making noise since 2008, initially on Qu’s Strength Music Recordings but last year branching out onto his own Inimeg Recordings, which has spotlighted his own work aside that of cohorts DJ Jus-Ed and Qu. His solo debut came strangely enough from London’s UntilMyHeartStops, and the last year has seen his international DJ career begin to blossom with trips to FreeRotation in UK and appearances in Japan. Given Deconstruct’s history, Earth Calls is sure to be his biggest release yet, and the producer makes no compromises with two characteristically gritty, abstract House tracks that slot neatly into the label’s canon.

The title tune that comprises the A-side was also the opener for Levon’s Fabric mix, and it fittingly sets an ominous, driving mood for that record as well as being one of the obvious standouts. Immediately beginning in spaced-out territory familiar to Joey Anderson fans, a shifting kick drum pattern and droning bass form the foundation under the repeating sequence that subtly evolves. Dirty blasts of noisy electronics interject and build, but it’s the sparsely-played piano in the front and center of the mix that draws most of the attention and forms the emotional core of the track. Things really get moving about halfway in when the density of the abstract, rhythmic noises reaches peak intensity and begins to move in conjunction with the piano and other elements; it makes for a powerful conclusion after the tentative, abstract opening. Anderson dedicates the B-side Hydrine to the House dancers by stripping down to bare rhythm tracks and letting the serpentine intertwining of the drum voices move feet in the manner of a snake charmer’s hypnotic performance. Insistent hats on the upbeats accompanied by more of the minimal, rhythmic electronics familiar from the A-side form the only rigid part of the structure here; it’s a Deep House producer’s stab at making a Techno track, but it does so without losing any of the funk or grit that sets his generation of New York-centered producers apart. Joey Anderson already was clearly onto bigger things even before this dropped, but Deconstruct’s reactivation adds fuel to an already-burning fire for him as well as continuing the label’s legacy for top flight, deepest underground House sounds.
Jordan Rothlein [Table Tennis | Berlin]
Jordan Rothlein [Table Tennis | Berlin]
Jordan Rothlein is a Brooklyn-based DJ, music journalist, recording engineer, and electronic musician. As a writer for websites like Resident Advisor and Little White Earbuds, he expounds on house, techno, and bass music. Some years ago, he helped found Full Service, a South Williamsburg rave that grew into a monthly at Manhattan dance music institution Love (RIP). Along with Momo Araki, Nihal Ramchandani, and Chris Miller, he claims membership in Syllabus, a shadowy cartel whose purpose will reveal itself in the fullness of time. Jordan is a graduate student in electronic music in NYU’s Music Technology program. You can follow him on Twitter @jordanllc.
Venue Information:
Cameo Gallery
93 N. 6th St.
Brooklyn, NY, 11211