He’s only 26, but producer (and member of the electronic-music collective WeDidIt) Henry Steinway has been forging a name for himself for several years now. First as Clockwork, crafting bouncy electronic house music and playing big stages, from Holy Ship! to Ultra. But since 2012, he’s been making a name for himself with big-time trap anthems as RL Grime, walking the gritty line between hip-hop and electronic beats on a host of singles, remixes—for the likes of Kanye West, Rihanna and Drake—and EPs before finally releasing his first studio LP, Void (stream it below), in 2014. Renowned for Sound called it “a pretty damn impressive debut from someone so enviably young. Just as adept on his own as he is in collaboration mode, RL Grime’s first full-length album is a comprehensive introduction to the myriad of different tastes, technologies and talents in his possession and will undoubtedly continue to see his star deservedly rise.” He’s steadily been releasing singles (one of them, “Stay for It,” featuring Miguel, above) for his much-anticipated second LP, Nova, and now in the middle of his fall tour, energetic performer RL Grime lands at Terminal 5 this weekend for a pair of shows, on Saturday and Sunday. DJ-producers Graves and Kittens open both nights.
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It’s probably safe to say Alain Macklovitch has music in his blood. His older brother, David, handles guitar and lead vocals in Chromeo as Dave 1. And Alain has risen to prominence as a turntablist, producer and label head—he founded Fool’s Gold Records alongside Nick Catchdubs. But if his name doesn’t sound familiar, that’s probably because you know him for his DJ work as A-Trak. He’s won a slew of awards and DJ-battling championships, not to mention his numerous singles, EPs, mixtapes and remixes of big names like Kanye West, whom he’s often performed with, and Yeah Yeah Yeahs. A-Trak (above, performing on Holy Ship!) is equally at home in small clubs, big festival stages and arena and stadium shows. And he’ll have you dancing tomorrow night at Terminal 5. Cam’ron and Salva open the show.
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He’s only 23, but producer (and member of the electronic-music collective WeDidIt) Henry Steinway has been forging a name for himself for several years. First as Clockwork, making bouncy electronic house music and playing big stages, from Holy Ship! to Ultra. But since 2012, he’s also been doing work as RL Grime, walking the gritty line between hip-hop and electronic beats on a host of singles, remixes—for the likes of Kanye West, Rihanna and Drake—and EPs, the most recent of which, High Beams (stream it below), came out last year. Pitchfork says he caters “more to stomps than pumps. And RL Grime really is all about that life; he fiddles with the bass and messes with tightly wound beats, pulling away from the explosive, emotionally manipulative pandering of his EDM counterpart. But the meg-aclub mentality hasn’t completely escaped him.” In fact, you can experience it for yourself tonight at Webster Hall. Dubbel Dutch, “an accomplished producer of cosmic tone poems and club anthems from the abyss,” opens the show.
The holiday season—from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day—is quite possibly the best time of the year, filled with friends, family, presents and parties. And then one day you wake up and it’s just winter. And it’s freezing. And you think how long will this last? What you need is to get out of town and go where the weather is hot and the music is cool. That’s right, starting on Friday Holy Ship!, a three-day cruise sets sail from Fort Lauderdale to the Bahamas and a private island (with a beach party and music by Fatboy Slim, above) filled with some of the world’s hottest electronic-music makers, like Diplo, A-Trak, Skrillex and plenty more. The ship has five venues and music around the clock. Plus there’s a casino, spa, yoga, all-you-can-eat dining and a special burlesque performance by Dita Von Teese. What are you waiting for?