Saturday, August 21, 2010
Over the past few years, Treehouse's Piotr Orlov has been assisting long-time friend and collaborator, curator Trevor Schoonmaker, on a museum show about vinyl records. Not the typical "album sleeve art" exhibition, but, in Trevor's words, a show about how "artists use the vinyl record as metaphor, archive, artifact, icon, portrait, or transcendent medium."
The result is The Record: Contemporary Art & Vinyl, featuring the work of artists such Christian Marcalay, Malick Sidibe, Carrie Mae Weems, Jasper Johns, Robin Rhode, Laurie Anderson, David Byrne, Mingering Mike and numerous others, and which opens to the general public at Duke University's Nasher Museum in Durham, North Carolina on September 2nd.
In addition to contributing a central essay to and helping edit the catalog, Orlov will be DJ'ing the museum's special opening night party on Wednesday, August 25th. Orlov's tag-team DJ partner for the evening will be another FOT (Friend of Treehouse), Dave Tompkins, who also contributed an essay to The Record's catalog.
Dave recently published a book entitled How to Wreck a Nice Beach: The Vocoder From World War II to Hip-Hop - The Machine Speaks, which has been garnering fantastic reviews and is a staple on the Treehouse book-shelf. He's also spent the summer making rather insane mixes, like this one, Spine Blowing Decisions Vol. 26, co-piloted by Chairman Mao (check the player/download in top left corner).
Anyway, if you are in-around Durham-Chapel Hill, evening of Wed. 25th, holler at Treehouse, and we'll get you in.
UPDATE: Some photos from the opening night of "The Record: Contemporary Art & Vinyl" at the Nasher.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
The third annual Superstar DJ Record Fair is coming to the Brooklyn Flea, Sunday, Sept. 19, to the vault at Skylight One Hanson. So if you want to unload some old 12"s, LPs, 45s, or even CDs, we still have room for more vendors.
We'll have 30-40 vendors this year, including faves from past years like Other Music employees, Halcyon, DFA Records, and all sorts of DJs parting with their bloated collections. And we're bringing back the Buy that Record game, where vendors DJ for 20 minutes, with every song they play for sale on the spot. Fun.
Wanna sell? Just drop the Flea a line for more details.
Photo courtesy Kate Glicksberg/Interstatial.
Friday, August 13, 2010
One of Detroit's (all-too) secret gods gets the remix treatment from one of techno's wunderkinder (who will be making his live NYC debut at The Bunker on September 3rd). Big Choon!!!
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Andy Votel's Biker Mix B Side by TimeOutNewYork
A great, short and sweet mix that Treehouse 015 guest Andy Votel made for Time Out New York on the occasion of his long mid-August weekend in the Big Apple. Climb Up + Get Down.