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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Event Review: Cajmere - Basic @ Sullivan Room

Did you receive a technosucks.com sticker?

This Live PA Recording is for you:
The One Stop Mexican Restaurant Tour
- Live @ Lou E Luey's 8-28-10.mp3

Did you receive a warcession.com sticker?

These songs are for you:
United Banks of America (52 Week Low Mix)
Wake Up America

Did we give you both or the armyoftechno.com sticker?

These Studio Live PA mixes are for you:
AOT - Fun Time Mix 16.mp3
AOT - Fun Time Mix 17.mp3

So I am in NYC right now on a business trip, but I had time to check out one of my favorite spots in the city, Sullivan Room. Cajmere, aka Green Velvet, was playing and I was stoked to see him. He did not disappoint. Cajmere is known as one of the best Chicago House DJs in the world, but he threw down some hard techno during this set. He started with some housier beats with slower transitions, but halfway through the set he was spinning the hard shit with flawless mixes. At the very end of the set, he gave the crowd a taste of Green Velvet. Using his headphones as a microphone he performed Flash and La La Land to perfection. It was nice to see how much fun he was having. I can imagine some songs become tiresome to perform, but the crowd was really into it the whole set and we deserved it. I was honored to get to speak with him after the set and he appreciated our technosucks.com sticker very much.

Speaking of the technosucks.com sticker. We elicited some very strong feelings from it. One severely wasted Indian man in a douchey suit decided to tear up the sticker after he read it saying, "Techno Doesn't Suck!" Another couple of folks at the end of the night were the prototypical jaded ravers that wanted nothing to do with the free music that could be had at armyoftechno.com. They were adamantly telling me that Cajmere was a house DJ and that what I had been listening to was house. Techno, House, whatever it was, it was hard as shit. I had a great conversation at the end of the night with a lovely female singer about how the sticker was essentially an IQ test. She proceeded to put the sticker on her fantastic booty. Ask yourself, why would someone hand out a technosucks.com sticker at an electronic music event? You must be this intelligent to listen to AOT. I anoint NYC as Techno City, USA. Sorry Detroit, you know I love you.

Women: 9
Beats: 9
Booze: 7
Visuals: 5
Detroitness: 6
Temperature: 8
Air Quality: 8
Safety of Venue: 8
Rave Muck: 6
Color of Snot: 5 (greenish gray)
(I blew my nose the next morning for this test)


Congratulations to Basic @ Sullivan Room, it's a new high score!
You guys have a great venue, and understand the balance of class and fun. Please comment below, and check out the rest of our posts.