I wanted to mention that I finally got to see Downtown Calling last night. Four years in the making, and counting, it seems director Shan Nicholson and company are really close to making something happen after a hugely successful screening last night at the Latin Film Festival. Through what could have easily become a clusterfuck of fact, fiction, time frames, and memories, the film makers have managed to weave a compelling retelling of an intense, and beautifully eclectic creative time period in the history of not only New York City, but especially music and the visual arts.
Unfortunately, I can't quote from the film, but Mos Def, Danny Krivit, and Johnny Dynell, had especially astute & touching things to say about the "old days." All of the interviewees, however, were excellent. Visit the official film site here, and become a fan on Facebook here.
Those who are interested in the Downtown Calling vibe may also want to know that influential London club guys, Horsemeat Disco, will be throwing a party on August 14 at Santos as part of a wider tour which will also take in NYC (again), Toronto, Calgary, San Francisco, Portland, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami.
Endorsed by the DFA folks, they've hosted a whose who of DJ culture the last bunch of years in London including Maurice Fulton, James Murphy, Tim Sweeney, Daniel Wang, Dimitri From Paris, Adam Goldstone, Derrick Carter, Lady Miss Kier (Deee-Lite), Idjut Boys, Luke Unabomber, Pat Mahoney, Faze Action, Miss Honey Dijon, Frank Tope, Victor Rosado, Trannyshack, Loud-E, Pete Z, Nine Bob & Gideon, Unit 4, Andy Butler, Greg Wilson, Louie Austen, Annie, Princess Julia, Justus Kohncke, DJ Strangefruit, Tasty Tim, Sean P, DJ Spun, Cosmo, Faith, Rub And Tug, and many others. Here's a taster from their new album:
Horse Meat Disco - Volume 2 - Mini Promo Mix by warmhq