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Dec 13, 2013 @ 11:55 pm - Dec 14, 2013 @ 4:00 am| Free
Ten years ago, we forgot what we danced to. We forgot that we let sweat drip in our eyes as we screamed to Annie and Chicks on Speed and Ladytron and Fischerspooner. We traded our pirated music obtained from Limewire and Kazaa for a Spotify subscription and started to look forward instead of looking back.
Le Bump is musical hindsight – plucking out the best of the early 00s while interlacing them with the best dance music out there. We want to put Jacques Lu Cont next to Jacques Renault, pair Cassian with Cut Copy and mix Mylo with a dash of Moon Boots. So come dance, and let us bend your mind a little bit.
We’re dropping root in South Williamsburg at TBA – a gutted auto repair shop turned into a bliss box that perfectly evokes what Williamsburg was like when people danced to The Faint every weekend night on purpose. And with guest DJ Dope Werewolf behind the decks, you can be sure that things are gonna get real strange.
Remember that song?
Things are different now. We live in a time where everybody is always searching for the next big sound, the next incoming trend or whatever gains them cool points. When a song stops being blogged about, or leaves your News Feed, or stops playing on Spotify you might not ever think about it ever again.
But the thing is: we remember. It wasn’t really all that long ago when Ladytron was actually relevant; when DJs played more than one Human League song over and over again. It was essentially yesterday when Junior Senior, Annie, Muscles and Chicks on Speed made people freak out because the songs were fantastic. Metric, Avenue D and Fischerspooner all generated puddles of dance floor sweat once upon a time; why can’t those songs do that again? And does anybody remember when Jacques Lu Cont wasn’t always confused with Jacques Cousteau?
This isn’t so say that we don’t have our laser sights on everything that’s pristine, shiny and relatively uncharted. We dig those things too, and we’ll play plenty of it. But we’re not going to forget the singles we grew up with, the songs we nervously danced to while vying for a cute stranger’s attention on the dance floor, or the jams that made us sweat so hard that our eyes would sting with unbridled bliss.
Let’s get sweaty.
with DJs Mister Disco & Brian Blackout
+ guest DJ Dope Werewolf