Gerry Read [ ✈ UK / Fourth Wave / Delsin ]
Gerry Read is a natural outsider, a producer whose releases over the past couple of years have simultaneously converged with the current fad for scuzzy lo-fi house and refused to kowtow to any scene norms. Evidence, the lead single to Read's debut album, suggests a retreat from the comparatively danceable Yeh Come Dance EP, into more familiarly occluded terrain.
There's always been a sense of callowness to the young Read's productions—an impression that he's simply doing whatever the fuck he wants within the broad church of house music, only occasionally stumbling down avenues which could be read as retro-reverence. It's a sense which is compounded by the knowledge that this record was entirely assembled from home recordings. Those dusty piano chords and muted vocals weren't lovingly coaxed from some forgotten soul LP—but they sound like they could've been.
REM KOOLHAUS (TURRBOTAX® / Peach)
Tim Saputo is better known as a resident of Brooklyn’s own TURRBOTAX® parties. A staple in the neighborhood for the last few years, these parties have always delivered when it comes to futuristic techno, house and bass music. RemKoolhaus is a veteran himself, as a former creative director for XLR8R magazine, he’s helped in curating impeccable lineups and even designing all the artwork for TURRBOTAX®. Tim’s recent mixes for Opening Ceremony and Percussion Lab range all over as well. Whether it’s jacking, rhythmic house or the smooth and deep variety, KoolHaus has it covered.
The monthly Turrbotax parties have become a staple in New York’s underground electronic music scene, catering to dancers looking for a different club experience. At the head of the party/label, along with Rem Koolhaus is cofounder and resident DJ, Contakt. Throughout the years, the label heads have refined their parties to ban photography and withhold lineup information to remind people that, “Turrbotax is not an indie-rock concert; it’s a loud, banging, sweaty dance party.” With his far-reaching collection of electronic music drawing from UK influences, classic New York garage, Chicago house, and Detroit techno, he’s bound to curate a set that will get the party bumping.
SPACE JAM [TURRBOTAX®}
Hailing from Chicago, Space Jam is a Turrbotax resident as well as a contributor to the influential online blog Truants. Drawing from her roots in the Midwest, she's always on the cusp of selecting cutting edge techno. You can find her spinning in clubs and bars all around the New York City area.