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REDEFINE magazine is dedicated to promoting constructive growth through creative journalism by connecting the arts with other fields of study. Holocene is proud to be teaming up with them to present an interdisciplinary-minded discussion panel for MFNW entitled “Motion & Movement Art In Music Video”, a panel featuring a screening of select music videos from artists like The Miracles Club, Here We Go Magic, Tune-Yards, Onuinu, and more, to be followed by an open community dialogue with associated dancers, directors, and musicians. Topics covered may include differences in dance styles among different musical genres, trends of modern dance in contemporary music video, and modes of choreography in the creative process. A related brochure, featuring Q&A with directors and musicians, will be distributed with further information about the participants and videos screened.
More 2012 Musicfest NW Events @ Holocene
“The dude who made NYC dance parties fun again” — Brooklyn Ski Club
“I’m not one of the Schmucks who will lament over New York not being ‘what it used to be’, but I will say that we’re not fans of this dismal wasteland of Eurotrash tourists and guidos with polo shirts unbuttoned down to their navels grinding to the repetitive pounding of bad electro … Enter Jonathan Toubin, and his simple-yet-visionary approach to revamping the entire landscape of New York and Brooklyn from midnight till the after hours. His New York Night Train parties have become stuff of sheer legend due to the simple fact that Toubin actually seems to care about what he is producing. His meticulous approach has paid off quite handsomely as pretty much each and every party with the Jonathan Toubin stamp on it seems to be the biggest party going on for that given night.” — Jason Diamond, Impose Magazine
Trust is Robert Alfons and Maya Postepski. Formed in 2009, the Toronto-based duo released its first singles, “Candy Walls” and “Bulbform,” on Brooklyn-based Sacred Bones Records in 2011 before signing with Arts & Crafts for the 2012 release of their forthcoming debut full length, TRST. In the last year they’ve performed with DFA1979, Crystal Castles, Austra, Balam Acab, Glass Candy, and Hercules and Love Affair. Tales of lust, wax, and erotomania carry along on a dense black vapor of speed, space and tears. Trust is a pop hit factory buried deep in the mud.
Over the past few years, LA’ s Nite Jewel has honed its pop-funk craft across releases from Italians Do It Better, Mexican Summer and LA’s own Gloriette Records. In that time, her airy but often distant voice has found new gravitas and charisma. Meanwhile, the synth lines have gotten more agile and the bass pops tighter and tighter. The stuttered 80s synth R&B melodies unfold into one another here in ways both giddy and deceivingly nonchalant. This maturation and evolution all cme to a head in early 2012 when Secretly Canadian released Nite Jewel’s proper full-length follow up to her brilliant 2008 LP, Good Evening.