This blog post is an vehicle to reach-out to the readers of buffaBLOG who like Electronic and Dance music. The Drum Machine Report is a preview of events and commentary about things involving EDM and Buffalo. Many times I’ve chilled up here on my high-horse and used this opportunity to express my opinions about genre nomenclature and respecting others taste in music, and I implore you to allow me to do so right now. I overheard a young gentleman inquiring of a group of younger gentlemen if they had ever heard of “trap” music. They kind of seemed dumbfounded so the first man listed of some examples of music they may have heard of, Bassnectar? Excision? Diplo? Drop Rari? What! What is that? You can’t do that! I’ll grant that he wasn’t particularly categorizing these all as being “trap” necessarily, but THIS is my problem. I understand that he was just being nice and trying to connect something recognizable for the kids, but this is why young people say Skrillex is Dubstep and Deadmau5 is House. Why must these constrictors be shackled on to on an artist by people and media? I hate genre names, yet they are a necessary evil. For example Two Fresh is playing tonight at Duke’s, how would you describe them? Hip-Hop? Electronica? Trap-House? I don’t fucking know! I definitely wouldn’t have described them as Trap-House when I saw them three years ago at Camp Bisco! I would’ve said they were Hip-Hop fusion, and I would have been wrong, because it doesn’t fucking matter! If you like a certain kind of music than you like it. It does not matter what other people call it or how you describe it to them--even if you love Skrillex (sorry Sonny you’re always my go-to). I’ll come down now and just humbly ask everyone reading to respect music and how everyone chooses to appreciate it.
Well shit. Now let’s tell you about what’s going on this weekend.
mnm presents with toats orig present: two fresh
DUKE'S BOHEMIAN GROVE BAR
253 allen st. Buffalo, NY
Coming from a show in Toronto last night TWO FRESH will be performing at Duke's tonight thanks to MNM presents. Toats Orig will be in the building brining the flavor of Buffalo party culture. Supporting acts include DR.OOO, MARIO BEE, and QUINTON BROCK. Check out some music from Two Fresh below along with the new music video from Dr. Ooo to put you in the mood.
OHM ULTRA LOUNGE
948 main st. Buffalo, NY
Frosty Tone presents N-TYPE. This is a big wan for all the Dubsteppers. Among those in the UK Dubstep scene from eight years ago this lad is respected by the best and loved by the fans. He played the famous Fabric Nightclub in London less than a week ago and is playing here at OHM on Saturday--Yup. So show the respect if you like-a the Dubstep and underground Bass music.
There are a few other events continuing this weekend that are worth mentioning that may be for your tates including: Toats Orig--Anything Goes at Sinful Nightclub on Saturday hosted by Buzz Trillington and Shooter McNappin and also The Guestlist Party on Friday featuring DJ D-Star at Nektar. Also Saturday night is the NDRGRND party by Igloo Music at a location yet to be disclosed! This party is going to have two rooms featuring many styles of House and Dance music for an epic all-night rager, but if you don't have a ticket you're probably out of luck as this word-of-mouth party sold-out. Happy and safe partying to all and thank you for respecting each other. Much Love.