Nicolas Jaar – Live Improv Videos; Young Magic – Tour Dates and Doldrums Remix

A compound post for some favorite musicians, including some improv performances by the ever-revered Nicolas Jaar and mixes by Young Magic, including one for Doldrums’ “Egypt”.

 

Young Magic

Young Magic will be starting their summer and fall North American tour, co-headlined by Quilt, on June 14th. Those dates are preceded by a string of European dates. If you haven’t heard these kindly guys and gal, now is the time to do it. Their latest full-length, Melt, is streaming below, alongside a funky, worldly mixtape they made for The Stool Pigeon, from from which you can really sonically extract some of their influences. Full tour dates, including European dates, at the bottom of this post.

‘Prelude in C# Minor’ (Rachmaninoff) – Les Baxter
‘Velvet Sunsets’ – Music Emporium
‘Two to Make A Pair’ – The Strangers
‘Banana Wine’ – Mo Kolours
‘Malouyame’ – Myriam Makeba
‘Agnus Dei’ – The Electric Prunes
‘Piya Tu Ab To Aaja’ – Asha Bholse & Rahul Dev Burman
‘Boy Is Mine (Harp Edit)’ – NGUZUNGUZU
‘Just For You (Flipped Gaby Vocals)’ – Teebs
‘Slime Beach’ – KUHN
‘Forget (Shlohmo Remix)’ – Lianne La Havas
‘Blue Monday’ – Nautiluss x Lord Skywave
‘Bendin’ – HTRK
‘Before I Leave’ – Fennesz
‘Changes Come’ – Gus Gus

 

 

Doldrums

Bridging the gap between Young Magic and Nicolas Jaar is the spasticity of Toronto’s Doldrums. The youngster/comedian in a live setting, dabbles in every bit of sonic randomness one can imagine: spoken word, rave rhythms, and Frosty The Snowman themes are all fair game. Cute kid. He is currently finishing out Tour Dates with Bear In Heaven and Blouse, to be followed by dates with Grimes and Unknown Mortal Orchestra. See the bottom of this post for full tour dates.

Doldrums – “Egypt” (Young Magic Redux)

Doldrums – “Egypt” (Original)DOWNLOAD MP3

 

Nicolas Jaar

Enjoy a couple live improv sessions with Nicolas Jaar, courtesy of MTV Hive and Yours Truly (and the most obnoxious of video players). Also includes a mini-interview where Jaar stresses the importance of creating unique live experiences and making music that is about things that are deeper than partying and getting wasted. Relatedly, if you haven’t heard his dark dance project DARKSIDE yet, GO DO IT RIGHT NOW. You can also compare and contrast the live versions of “Why Didn’t You Save Me” and “Variations” with the album versions, below.

 

Listen to DARKSIDE’s EP

Nicolas Jaar – “Why Didn’t You Save Me” (Live Version)Nicolas Jaar – “Why Didn’t You Save Me” (Album Version)

Nicolas Jaar – “Variations” (Live Version)Nicolas Jaar – “Variations” (Album Version)

YOUNG MAGIC TOUR DATES
! = w/ Squarepusher, Hudson Mohawke, Caribou
@ = w/ Shabazz Palaces, Doldrums, Grimes
# = w/ EMA, Forest Swords
$ = w/ Bear in Heaven, NGUZUNGUZU
% = The Flaming Lips, Ghostface Killer, Purity Ring
* = w/ Quilt

05/06 Bristol, UK Simple Things Festival !
05/07 Leeds, UK Live at Leeds Hangover
05/08 London, UK 34-36 Stoke Newington Rd
05/09 Manchester, UK Trof Fallowfield
05/10 Brighton, UK The Great Escape @
05/11 Paris, France Club Folamour @ Fleche D’Or
05/12 Tours, France Le Temps Machine
05/15 Zurich, Switzerland This is Tigerr present – Exil
05/16 Genova, Italy Teatro Hops
05/17 Rome, Italy Circolo degil Artisti
05/18 Padova, Italy Ex-Macello
05/19 Yverdon-Les-Bains, Switzerland Amalgame
05/20 Stuttgart, Germany Zwoelfzehn
05/22 Gent, Belgium Vooruit
05/23 Amsterdam, Netherlands OT301 #
05/24 Rotterdam, Netherlands Rotown
05/25 Tilburg, Netherlands 13
05/26 Utrecht, Netherlands Le Guess Who Festival $
05/27 Cologne, Germany King Georg
05/28 Berlin, Germany Comet Club
05/29 Copenhagen, Denmark Stengade
05/30 Aarhus, Denmark Radar
05/31 Oslo, Norway Revolver
06/01 Stockholm, Sweden Debaser
06/02 Malmo, Sweden Debaser
06/14 – 06/15 Toronto, ON NXNE %
06/28 Brooklyn, NY Glasslands *
06/29 Washington DC Comet Ping Pong *
06/30 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda’s *
07/01 Boston, MA Great Scott *
07/03 Burlington, VT Monkey House *
07/04 Montreal, QC Divan Orange *
07/05 Toronto, ON Garrison *
07/06 London, ONT APK Live *
07/07 Cleveland, OH Happy Dog *
07/08 Chicago, IL Schubas *
07/09 Minneapolis, MN 400 Bar *
07/12 Seattle, WA Barboza *
07/13 Vancouver, BC Waldorf Cabaret *
07/14 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge *
07/17 San Francisco, CA The Rickshaw Stop *
07/19 Los Angeles, CA The Echo *
07/20 San Diego, CA Soda Bar *
07/21 Tempe, AZ Sail Inn *
07/23 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge *
07/25 St. Louis, MO The Firebird *
07/26 Bloomington, IN The Bishop *
07/27 Cincinnati, OH MOTR Pub *
07/28 Pittsburgh, PA The Brillobox *
07/29 New York, NY Mercury Lounge *

DOLDRUMS TOUR DATES
* ^ Bear In Heaven and Blouse
# Grimes
! Unknown Mortal Orchestra


4/26/12 – The Bottletree – Birmingham, AL * ^

4/27/12 – The Earl – Atlanta, GA * ^

4/28/12 – Grey Eagle – Asheville, NC * ^

4/29/12 – Kings Barcade – Raleigh, NC * ^

5/01/12 – Black Cat Backstage – Washington, DC * ^

5/02/12 – First Unitarian Church – Philadelphia, PA * ^

5/03/12 – Brighton Music Hall – Allston, MA * ^

5/04/12 – La Sala Rossa – Montreal, QC* ^

5/05/12 – The Garrison – Toronto, ON * ^

5/06/12 – The Haunt – Ithaca, NY * ^

5/08/12 – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY * ^

5/09/12 – Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY * ^

5/11/12 – The Haunt – Brighton, UK
5/11/12 – Great Escape Venue TBA – Brighton, UK
5/15/12 – La Laterie – Strasbourg, FR #
5/16/12 – La Fleche D’or – Paris, FR #
5/20/12 – Exio – Amsterdam, NL #
5/22/12 – Blaa – Oslo, NO #
5/23/12 – Cafetreaten – Stockholm, SE #
5/24/12 – Inkonst – Malmo, SE #
5/25/12 – Berghain – Berlin, GER #
5/26/12 – Ubel & Gefarlich – Hamburg, GER #
5/28/12 – Circulo Degli Artisti – Rome, IT #
5/29/12 – Hanni Bi – Ravenna, IT #
5/30/12 – Astoria – Turin, IT #
6/02/12 – Dot To Dot Festival – Bristol, UK
6/03/12 – Dot To Dot Festival – Nottingham, UK
6/04/12 – Dot To Dot Festival – Manchester, UK
6/07/12 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY !
6/08/12 – Glasslands – Brooklyn, NY !
6/09/12 – Rock N Roll Hotel – Washington, DC !
6/11/12 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA !
6/12/12 – Middle East – Boston, MA !
6/13/12 – Il Motore – Montreal, QC !
6/14/12 – 6/16/12 – NXNE – Toronto, ON
7/06/12 – 7/08/12 – Hopscotch Festival – Raleigh, NC

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