Saturday, April 26, 2008

sound love

This past Wednesday night I caught up with DJ's Eli Goldstein (left) and Pat Fontes (right), some of the big front runners of the techno music scene in Boston at LAB, a record and clothing store on Brighton Ave near Harvard Ave. Eli was celebrating the release of The Giraffe b/w Franco Cinelli Remix 10" Yellow Vinyl. (and did I mention the record was yellow?) I scored one of the first 50 mixes of his that he was giving out to promote Soul Clap (Great White Hope Vol. III mix cd, featuring all Soulclap originals and remixes) and I of course encouraged my friend picked up The Giraffe record. The party moved over to the Pheonix Landing at 10pm where DJ Die Young (www.basstown.net) opened for MidWeek Techno night that commences every wednesday night there. The visuals were provided by Evan Lukash with insane clips of giraffes fighting while lots of minature origami giraffe adorned the walls of the dance floor. I caught up with Pat Fontes who gave me a big insight into the history of Boston's techno music scene starting back in the late ninety's and his integral roll in the much beloved and deeply missed Satellite Records. He and Eli among others have been patiently waiting around for things to pick up again after the big collasal wave of success in 1999 and 2000. This hasn't kept them from making music or pursing thier dreams however. Both of them are full time DJ's and work extremely hard to keep things going with nights like MidWeek Techno and the release of The Giraffe along with another release expected by AirDrop Records soon! Keep your eyes on these guys. They're in it for the long haul and they're here to stay.

2 comments:

  1. you forgot to mention that invader zim appeared in the visuals as well! props to evan.

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  2. Why does Pat look so serious??
    Nice post! I will def keep you posted on our musical and artistic adventures. o yea and props to evan for the fornicating giraffes.
    -henry

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