By now, unless you've been living in a cave (or you're permanently stranded in St. Paul), you already know about Too Much Love. The current cross-pollination between the indie and electronic music scenes has yielded one of the most popular dance nights First Ave has ever seen, and it's responsible for the throngs of brightly-dressed hipsters congregated outside the venue every Saturday night. On the inside, it's not the typical drunken grindfest set to overplayed Top 40; clubbers dance with wild abandon, less concerned with looking like a player than having a riotously good time. And, more good times seem to be in store, especially since this Saturday is a special edition -- a Summer Club Jam featuring NYC beatsmith Jacques Renault.
Take a quick look at a few of the labels that are releasing some of the tunes being featured at TML:
Berlin/London tastemakers Rekids, disco chopshop Wurst Edits, and the
home of LCD Soundsystem, DFA. Renault has prominent releases on all
three (and plenty of
others), either as himself or as a part of his collaboration with
Marcos Cabral, dubbed RUNAWAY. Those releases, along with well-recieved DJ
performances around the world, have led Paper magazine to award Renault
with the title of Best NYC DJ. With all the record-toting
jocks in New York clamoring for such a title, you can imagine that the
competition was stiff, further marking Renault as a genuine talent.
Even if the weather outside conspires to be a little more brisk
than usual, Renault's fusion of disco edits and bleeding-edge house
music should be more than enough to set First Ave's checkerboard
dancefloor ablaze. And with the combined pedigree of
Too Much Love and one of NYC's finest, how could this be anything less
than one of the best parties summer has to offer? Oh, wait--cover is
little more than pocket change. Yeah, the recession excuse isn't going
to work this time around, so you might as
well strap on your dancing shoes.