We want to be sure everyone is on board with the movie [Google video link here]. As we promote it and publicize it, the question inevitably comes: why do you need money?
This is a gigantic project unlike anything electronic music has ever done before. An epic adventure, really. To make this into an award-winning feature film, we need serious equipment (more than our quite modest setup here), money to pay editors, money to master and finalize footage, money to hire some people.
Much love to the Bostonist and Los Amigos de Durutti for making us a weekly music pick and the fine people at New Hampshire’s Trance Lab radio for dropping our Google video in their blog. Karmaloop’s Newbury Street location is helping us put flyers out to the people as well as putting it in their blog. These things are helping us spread it. [You youtube massive can find the upload here].
Our benefit includes food and drinks plus animated slideshows of our SiC picks, DJing from David Day, Erik Pearson and select friends, rocking the best electronic jams around the characters in the film:
[one of the promotional eflyers in development]
The culmination of the event is an edited, 10-minute segment from the movie. It’s not 100% perfect, but it will give you a solid idea of the kind of drama we’re extracting from the electronic undergound. It features the BPitch Control duo Modeselektor and the most high-profile gig of their lives at this year’s Sonar festival. We see them go from the warm confines of a friendly label showcase to the Mega-Rave at Sonar 2006 — where they perform in front of tens of thousands of screaming ravers.
The segment will also give you an idea of the shot selection, cinematography and cinematic skill within the movie itself. (We’ve had requests to post it online from all corners, but that’s just not going to happen).
At 11pm we’ll go to the after party. Erik and I have been invited to DJ with DJ Mike Uzzi at one of Robot Love Songs’ and Unlocked Groove’s infamous techno parties in a location walkable from our benefit. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org before the list fills up. Mention SiC in your RSVP for a discount and expect an email from that address confirming your spot on the RSVP list, location, and party details by Saturday morning of the benefit and party. You must be 21+ and you must RSVP to enter the after-party.
sQuare productions will be filming the event, as Mike himself has an appearance in our film (along with Boston and its drama). So you’re watching the movie, contributing to the movie and living the movie. Erik and I plan on dropping the hottest techno dance hits of the decade, so it will be off the hook.
RSVP to RLS for the after-party.
Like we said, lots going on.
Not to mention all the DJ gigs we’re sprouting up at around town. I put in an appearance at the bonkers Throw’d party this Thursday, and sQuareone DJ Erik Pearson’s Hearthrob party is totally bananas. This Tuesday they host Circuits subject San Serac. Don’t miss that.
OK. What else, oh yes: Erik and I play the Enormous Room as usual with our crazy PanAm party [Reggaeton / Baile / Dancehall / Freestyle all night long] going until 2am.
Now to the music.
Erik Pearson is playing Tuesday at Middlesex, Thursday at Middlesex [for Mike Uzzi’s final Make It New appearance alongside Clark Warner of M-Nus Records], Friday at Enormous Room and Saturday at the benefit and later that night at the secret after-party… a pretty talented dude.
Pearson has set up a music production studio where he’s starting to turn out original mashups, remixes and reedits of his own. Here’s the first one. It’s a full-on remix/visioning of hip-hop hit “Kryptonite” (by Big Boi, Killer Mike, C-Bone & Rock D). Here, Pearson mixes in the synth stabs from Bizzare Inc., Baile beats, Baltimore Breaks and a few loops for some kind of 2007-style clubfunk.
Nuts. Totally, totally nuts.
Its phuturistik culture-forward sound would make Modeselektor quite pleased.