Sunday, February 17, 2013

MODE @ Honey Tonight!

Tonight's edition of MODE features special guests Penetration Systems (Jobot & The Lurker), along with the familiar faces of Heavy Arms, Mr. Blaq, Plot Twist and Westin. Peep these potentialities at Honey tonight!

Honey (205 E Hennepin Ave) 9:30PM/21+/$3

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Ostraka-Tunguska Dub, MODE @ Honey Tonight!


Distinguished as a keyboardist, producer and educator, John Keston stands out in any circle. Here, as Ostraka, he displays more than a working knowledge of his DSI Tempest, Pro-One and Roland MKS-80. "Tunguska Dub" begins with an Aphex Twin-style analog vibe and quickly detours toward dub. It's a wild ride with a great view! You can try to keep up with Mr. Keston's ongoing experiments with sound here.

Tunguska Dub by John Keston (aka Ostraka)

MODE fires another salvo of heavy ordinance bass music tonight at Honey. MC/producer Toki Wright, who cued up a track especially for the season, leads the charge. Twin Cities house legend DJ Etones, Heavy Arms and Westin bring up the rear. Always the best. Be there!

Honey (205 E Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN) 9:30PM/21+/$3

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Favorite Albums of 2012, MODE @ Honey Tonight!

The year flew by and there were a lot of great electronic releases. By no means a definitive list, and in no specific order, here are some of my favorites:

Traxman-Da Mind of Traxman
DJ Rashad-Teklife Vol. 1: Welcome to the Chi
Mux Mool-Planet High School
Venetian Snares-Affectionate
Last Step-Sleep
Akkord-001 & 002
Four Tet-Pink
Vladislav Delay-Kuopio
Coki-Don't Get it Twisted Vol. 1 & 2
DJ Spinn-
Teklife Vol. 2: What You Need
The Gaslamp Killer-Breakthrough
Barker & Baumecker-Transsektoral
Flying Lotus-Until the Quiet Comes
Ital-Hive Mind
Randomer-We Laugh, We Scream
Young Smoke-Space Zone
White Rainbow-Infinity Beat Tape
Laurel Halo-Quarantine
Nguzuguzu-Warm Pulse
Montgomery Word-Telephone
VA-MODE: Bass & Beats Vol. 1
Sputnik Viper-s/t


Move your feet tonight at Honey as MODE presents the world-class talents of Neuport (Waklyf), D'jo (Slipmats) vs. YB (Teklife), Heavy Arms (MODE) and Westin (MODE)! That is all.

Honey (205 E Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN) 9:30pm/21+/$3

Sunday, November 18, 2012

MODE, Richie Hawtin Tonight!

MODE promises another barrage of beats and bass not to be missed tonight at Honey. Twin Cities vet So Supreme headlines an all-star lineup including Blazz, Mr. Blaq, Heavy Arms and Westin. Definitely the hottest monthly bass music night you'll find in the Cities!

Honey (205 E Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN) 9:30pm/21+/$3 (ladies free before 10:30pm)

EDM legend Richie Hawtin performs tonight at the Loft at Barfly. Earlier in the day, Mr. Hawtin will present CNTRL: Beyond EDM at the Southern Theater. General admission is sold out, but VIP passes are still available through the Slam Academy. Seize this rare opportunity to learn from the master!

Southern Theater (1420 Washington Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN) 4pm/all ages/free ($35 VIP)
The Loft (711 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN) 9pm/18+/$20

Sunday, October 21, 2012

MODE @ Honey Tonight!

Tonight at Honey, MODE features a frightening lineup of producers and DJs including MKR, Chicago's DJ Avery, Xanja, Heavyarms and Westin. Expect some fresh steps too!

Honey (205 E Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN) 9pm/21+/$3 (ladies free before 10:30pm)

Friday, September 14, 2012

Dosh's 40th Birthday Party, Flying Lotus, Littlefoot Vinyl Release, Marijuana Deathsquads, MODE

Venerable beatmaster Martin Dosh celebrates his 40th birthday in high style tonight at the Turf Club. The extravaganza features performances by Zebulon Pike, Jel, Pizza Boys, Good Morning Gentlemen, Baths, DJ Odd Nosdam and a drum off pitting the birthday boy against the likes of Dave King, Tim Glenn and JT Bates. Proceeds go to Building Dignity.

Turf Club (1601 University Ave., St. Paul, MN) 8PM/21+/$10

In other news, Flying Lotus drops his much-anticipated 4th LP Until the Quiet Comes October 2nd on Warp Records. Leading up to the momentous occasion, he's sharing some videos which feature music from the album. You can peep them below.

Flying Lotus - Small Moments (Until The Quiet Comes previews) from Warp Records on Vimeo.


Meanwhile, back in Minneapolis, Littlefoot celebrates the release of her Symbol of Love LP with a show Sunday at 7th Street Entry. Special guests include Lewis & Burnet, Visions of Christ, Deep Sea Guts and Enola Gay. You can preview the album below.

Littlefoot "Symbol of Love": Sneak Peek by themoonshine

7th Street Entry (701 1st Ave. N, Minneapolis, MN) 8pm/18+/$5

Never to be outdone, Marijuana Deathsquads shared their free album Tamper, Disable, Destroy this week. Listen below and download here.

Tamper, Disable, Destroy by MarijuanaDeathsquads

Last, but certainly not least, MODE brings the noise again Sunday at Honey. Featured performers are ∑NRON HUBB∆RD, Franz Diego, Hydrah, B. Carter Grimes and Westin. Wag!

Honey (205 E Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN) 10pm/21+/$3 (ladies free before 11pm)

Saturday, August 18, 2012


In the wake of his critically acclaimed opus Da Mind of Traxman and several tracks and mixes via his Soundcloud(s), Chicago footwork genius Traxman releases the new EP Heat. The album is now available via Sewage Tapes. At a buck a track, you can't go wrong! Listen and download below.