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You know something is up when the supporting guests outdraw the main room. That's what happened at the last 3D Thursdaze.
Eliot Lazor and Rob Nice, co-hosts of The New Juice, an Internet radio show on www.beats.to dedicated to the newest house releases, play around town together as Dissolve.
Last Thursday they were the special guests in the upstairs lounge of the newly renovated Mad Bar for the first session of a monthly event hosted by John Monteith.
While the main floor, where resident Myka was spinning, was pretty empty for most of the evening, the upstairs room was a different story altogether -- full of party people getting down to the smooth, pumping sounds of the Dissolve boys' tag team set.
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Technot has been helping build connections between electro-acoustic and electro for more then three years now, through events focusing on the abstract side of techno and the rhythmic aspects of avant-garde electronic music.
Last Friday at Liquids, Technot hosted two guests from Montreal's vibrant avant-techno scene, a live set by Meek and a DJ set by Sokos, alongside residents Utility and Ovalroaster.
Ovalroaster's crowd-pleasing set of electro, minimal techno and hiphop was followed Sokos, who brought the energy level down a few notches with a more serious blend of spastic melodic techno and mellow ambient. You got the impression he wasn't expecting to be confronted with an eager dance floor and a packed, sweaty bar.
Had the performance order been reversed, the crowd would most likely have stayed much later.
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The queer punk dance party known as Vazaleen is still going strong despite its move from the El Mo to Lee's Palace.
Although the mix of classic glam rock, metal and punk is as far away from disco as you can get, a surprisingly large number of dance-club regulars end up at the monthly party.
The heavily sexually charged atmosphere is contagious, no matter what your preference. The straight dancers seem quite comfortable with being cruised and even do a bit of cruising themselves.
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If the crowd reaction at the loft party last Saturday to those familiar organ chords and sirens are any indication, the British music press might not be far off base in its predictions of an acid house revival.
DJ Gryphon isn't really known as a "classics" DJ, but he must have read the flyer wrong -- it said the look is 82, the sound is now. Nobody was complaining, though. In fact, the pre-rave sound has aged much better than much of what it inspired.
The funny thing is, most of the current clubbers were in junior high when this sound was popular. Were we all staying up late listening to Deadly Hedley Jones?