6-Year-Old From Japan Becomes the World’s Youngest Club DJ

Itsuki Morita

Itsuki Morita, a 6-year-old boy from Japan, became the world’s youngest club DJ after playing an hour-long set at L restaurant and bar in Osaka.

Itsuki was elated after achieving the record. “I was really happy that I could DJ. Everyone says it’s great.”

“He didn’t give up thinking he could become a world record holder,” his mother said. “His has a big smile when she is told that his mixing is good.”

Itsuki likes to play a mixture of disco and rock music (anything he can hum to, says his mother), but Avicii is his favorite DJ.

As Itsuki basks in making Guinness World Records history, it makes us wonder if a shrewd promoter will book a b2b set featuring the youngster Sumiko Iwamuro, the 82-year-old Japanese who plays techno in Tokyo nightclubs.

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Here’s Your MoMA PS1 Warm Up 2017 Lineup

MoMA PS1 Warm Up 2015

What would you rather do on your Saturdays this summer when you want to work up a sweat to some cutting-edge music, close yourself off in some dank, claustrophobic club or soak up the rays in the open air at MoMA PS1’s annual Warm Up? Fortunately, you can do both if you want, but if the latter is among your choices, you’ll need to know that the 2017 lineup has been announced.

As always, you can expect live performances and DJ sets by a bountiful mix of vets and up-and-comers both homegrown and international. (See full lineup below)

Just don’t forget to stock up on sunscreen — this is still a New York City summer we’re talking about here, and you wouldn’t want the Warm Up to turn into a Burn Up. Tickets are $18 in advance and $22 day-of — you’ll find more info at the website.

July 1
Jackmaster / Numbers / Glasgow, Scotland
DJ EZ / London, UK
Tiger & Woods / Running Back / Rome, Italy
Shanti Celeste / Peach Discs / Bristol, England, UK
VHVL / Harlem, New York

July 8
Asmara / Fade To Mind / Los Angeles, CA
Mixpak Sound System / Mixpak Records / Brooklyn, NY
DJ Young Chow / Hot 97 + Big Dawg PITBULLS + Chow Movements / New York City, NY
Kitty Ca$h + GabSoul / Ting & Ting / Brooklyn, NY
DADRAS / UNO NYC / Queens, NY

July 15
Jacques Greene / LuckyMe / Montreal, QC
MikeQ / Fade To Mind + Qween Beat / East Orange, NJ
SOPHIE / Numbers / Los Angeles, CA
Smerz / Copenhagen, Denmark
Bbymutha / Mollyhouse Records / Chattanooga, TN
Project Pablo / ASL + Sobo + Spring Theory / Montreal, Canada

July 22
Roni Size / Full Cycle / Bristol, UK
Evian Christ / Warp Records / Ellesmere Port, UK
Laurel Halo (DJ set) / Hyperdub / Berlin, DE
Dark0 / XL / London / England

July 29
François K. b2b DJ SPINNA / Deep Space + BBE / New York, NY + Brooklyn, NY
DJ Spun vs. Jonah Sharp / The Loose Control Band + Rong Music / New York, NY + San Francisco, CA
Wrecked (Ron Like Hell + Ryan Smith) / Brooklyn, NYC
András / House of Dad + Mexican Summer + Superconscious Records / Melbourne, Australia
DJ Voices / Working Women + Level Party / Brooklyn, NY

August 5
ASAP Ferg / Polo Grounds + RCA / New York, NY
Venus X / GHE20G0TH1K / New York, NY
Southside / 808 Mafia / Atlanta, Georgia
Nef The Pharaoh / Sick Wid It Records / Sacramento, CA
Dave / London, UK
DJ Diamond Kuts / Platinum Key Music Group / Philadelphia, PA

August 12
Total Freedom (with Ryan Trecartin) / Fade to Mind / Miami, FL
Cardi B / KSR Group / Bronx, New York
Hitmakerchinx / FDM Nation / Brooklyn, NY
Lotic / Tri-Angle Records / Berlin, Germany
inc. no world + Ian Isiah (performing gospel standards) / No World Recordings + UNO NYC / Los Angeles, CA + New York, NY
Yatta / PTP / Houston, TX + Brooklyn, NY

August 19
Daphni / Merge Records / Dundas, ON
John Maus / Ribbon Music / Austin, Minnesota
Delia Gonzalez / DFA / Brooklyn, NY
Moor Mother / Don Giovanni + Black Quantum Futurism / Philadelphia, PA
Geng / PTP / New York, NY
DJ Haram / Philadelphia, PA

August 26
Wiki / XL Recordings / New York, NY
ACTRESS / Ninja Tune / London, UK
Show Me the Body / Loma Vista / New York, NY
RP Boo / Planet Mu / Chicago, IL
Yves Tumor (DJ set) / PAN / Berlin, Germany
UMFANG / Discwoman + Ninja Tune / Brooklyn, NY

September 2
Lineup To Be Announced

*** Additional artists will be announced throughout the summer

Amsterdam Dance Event Moves to DeLaMar Theater

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Before we know it the 22nd edition of the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) will be upon us. Taking place October 18-22, 2017, ADE will be moving to the DeLaMar Theater to allow major renovations to take place in its old venue, Felix Meritis. According to a missive, the DeLaMar “is ideally situated next to the Leidseplein and De Melkweg and will also allow the event to bring previously separately-housed events such as ADE Dance & Brands under one roof.”

Obligatory press release gush from ADE Director Richard Zijlma about the switch in venue:
“Having been sold out for the last seven years, plus with more delegates coming from an ever greater number of countries, especially Korea, China, Africa, India and South America, the renovation of the Felix Meritis offers us an opportunity to try a different venue. We are excited and optimistic about the new conferencing and networking possibilities that the Nieuwe DeLaMar Theater offers, and we’re confident that delegates will find it a spectacular and inspiring space.”

ADE will also introduce new ticketing system at this year’s shindig, allowing attendees to choose between day and night-time activities with a five-day daytime-only pass now available. The classic 5 Days/Nights passes are also still on offer for delegates who want to embrace the vast range of business and entertainment possibilities that ADE offers each year.

Moog Introduce Limited-Edition Subsequent 37 CV at Moog Pop-Up Factory

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On the eve of Moogfest 2017, Durham, North Carolina-based Moog Music running today through May 21, Moog have introduced the Subsequent 37 CV, a limited-edition redesign of the Sub 37 Tribute Edition analog synthesizer. Only 2,000 units will be manufactured, with 125 units built live at the festival at the Moog Pop-Up Factory.

Obligatory press release gush from Moog Chief Engineer Cyril Lance: “We are really excited to incorporate community feedback into the evolution of an instrument. Adding CV interconnectivity was the starting point, but we have also increased the headroom in the mixer and significantly extended the range of Multidrive, giving the SUBSEQUENT 37 CV expanded sonic capability and modular control.”

Features

Sound Engine Evolution – Greater Sonic Dimension
More Multidrive – Wider Range And Dirtier Than Ever Before
Room For Two – More Headroom Means Duo Mode Sounds Even Better
6 Assignable Outputs – Modular Connectivity With 4X Cv Outs And 2X Gate Outs
Upgraded Keybed – Lightweight With Swift Action, Velocity, And Aftertouch
High-Power Headphone Amp – Cue Up Your Next Sound In The Loudest Of Venues.
Limited Edition — 2000 Units Produced Worldwide

Sub 37 Design – All The Controls And Features Found On The Sub 37 Tribute Edition:
Perform In Mono Or Duo Modes
37-Note Velocity Sensitive Keyboard With Aftertouch
2 Modulation Busses With Assignable Source And Destinations
Dahdsr (Delay, Attack, Hold, Decay, Sustain, Release) Looping Envelopes With Sync
256 Presets – 16 Banks Of 16 Patches
Syncable Arpeggiator And Step Sequencer
Classic Moog Ladder Filter With Resonance, Multidrive, And Selectable Filter Slopes

Terrence Parker Preps ‘GOD Loves Detroit’ on Planet E

Detroit house music stalwart Terrence Parker (a.k.a. International DJ Extraordinaire) has announced the upcoming release of his new full-length album, GOD Loves Detroit, on Carl Craig’s Planet E Records. The LP follows his previous album, Life on the Back 9, which was released on Craig’s label in 2014.

The Telephone Man says the concept of God Loves Detroit dates back to 2013 when the city of Detroit had just filled bankruptcy, making it the largest municipal bankruptcy debt filing in US history. “The city was the subject of jokes on late night television, and ridiculed globally. I couldn’t help but feel GOD loves Detroit and must be allowing this for a reason. As the city began to slowly turn around I too was inspired to create a collection of songs that would ultimately make up the album.”

Related: Terrence Parker’s explains how faith inspired his Life On the Back 9 LP

Parker adds, “I am very happy and humbled with how this project has manifested as a piece of musical and visual art to represent Detroit in a positive way. It is my hope this project will reach beyond Detroit to let the world know Detroit’s struggles are the world’s struggles, and Detroit’s victory is the world’s victory because GOD loves us all.”

Stream the title track below and catch Parker at Movement Festival in Detroit over Memorial Day weekend.

Tracklisting:

Bassment Beatz
Don’t Waster Another Minute
GOD Loves Detroit (The Resurrection)
GOD Will Provide
Just Like Muzik
Latter Rain (Healing Mix)
Latter Rain (After The Storm Mix)
Let’s Go
Lift Yo Hands Raise ‘Em High
The Sabath
Transition
Will You Ever Come Back To Me

Complex in Glendale Closes Its Doors

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Complex, a small 200-capacity bar and live music venue in L.A.’s Glendale, has announced its sudden closure via a post on Facebook.

“It is with a heavy heart that we announce that Complex in Glendale is now closed. This venue was the fulfillment of our lifelong dream to create a space that gave alternative artists a friendly and accommodating space to present their art, and we will miss all of you so much. A majority of our booked shows will be moving to other venues, and all presale tickets will be valid and honored at the new locations. Please follow and subscribe to our longtime partners Church of the 8th Day, Das Bunker, The Elegy Ensemble, and Floorplan Productions for all of their future endeavors. It has truly been a pleasure to serve you, and we hope to see everyone soon when we manifest into our future form.”

The club owned by John Giovanazzi and Mike Guerrero was well known for its variety of diverse shows that encompassed styles as diverse as metal and electronic music.

Complex, which had a Funktion-One sound system, opened in 2013 and regularly featured local and international artists, ranging from the Dillinger Escape Plan to Boys Noize (pictured). It was also home to the popular alternative karaoke night Ground Control.

Image via Complexla.com