Icee Hot, purveyors of the best non-generic party in the city IMHO (shouldn’t dance music always be non-generic?) have another monster up their sleeve — those are some big sleeves, like Napoleon’s; he kept his armies up his sleevies. But, I digress a tad, where was I? Yes, Icee Hot are bringing it large and very much in charge on the holiday Sunday, May 27th. This time around they are featuring Lazer Sword (pictured) who will be celebrating the release of their newest album on Modeselektor’s Monkeytown Records label. Also on board is Detroit’s legendary DJ Stingray. Once again the line-up is varied and features artists from different areas of the EDM world, but both acts are EDM so they are from the same area. Right?
Lazer Sword originally hail from San Francisco and cut their teeth rocking parties in the city by the bay. Now Low Limit resides in LA and Lando Kal is living in Berlin. Lando has also been popping up on remixes for labels like Scuba’s Hotflush Recordings, and the Shifting Peaks imprint. Evidently, the distance between hasn’t stopped them from being prolific or from putting this great new record together.
DJ Stingray is from Detroit where he has been producing for quite some time. Stringray (real name Sherard Ingram) is also part of Urban Tribe, a project which contributed the now classic “Covert Action” to Carl Craig and Damon Booker’s legendary Retroactive label. With the help of Carl Craig, Anthony Shakir and Moodymann he created his first album for James Lavelle’s Mo’Wax label. His DJ Stingray monicker comes from his time as Drexciya’s dj. It was a short tenure due to the tragic death of James Stinson, but Stingray continues with the Drexciyan electro blueprint, moulding it into new shapes and taking it to new, faster tempos.
The Icee Hot resident Shawn Reynaldo, Rollie Fingers and Ghosts On Tape will be setting the tone of the night with their always impressive selections. The action is happening on the main floor of the Works, so if you are a fan of forward-looking electronic dance music then you will definitely join us on the holiday weekend.
The Works Clerks