Unsound Festival Closing Party
hosted by the ladies of Kiss & Tell
Violet Discothèque
Guest DJs: Runaway (aka Marcos Cabral & Jacques Renault)
Erika Sherman, Jeremy Berman
K&T Resident DJ: Bethany Benzur
Hostess & Party Pics: Seze
Psychic readings by Hank Hivnor

Sunday April 10, 2011
10pm - 4am FREE
Hotel Chantelle
92 Ludlow St (between Broome St & Delancey St) Lower East Side in Manhattan

Dress to impress in your favorite shade of purple: violet, amethyst, heliotrope, lavender, lilac, magenta, mulberry, orchid, periwinkle, perse, aubergine, cyclamen, fuchsia, mauve, plum, twilight...

Kiss & Tell once again presents the Unsound Festival closing party with an exploration of vintage dance music presented by some of the deepest crate digging experts the U.S. has to offer.

Runaway, aka Marcos Cabral & Jacques Renault
will be playing a mixture of house, disco, and techno alongside their own re-edits and productions.

Erika Sherman of Ectomorph will be playing a set of disco, electro, new wave and other super fun gems from her collection. We met Erika years ago in Detroit at her imfamous No Way Back party. She played Bunker last year and we are excited to have her back in New York for a speacial set at Kiss & Tell.

Jeremy Berman will be keeping the upstairs cocktail lounge at Hotel Chantelle super sexy all night, with a special extended set of makeout disco, retro lounge, candlelight jazz, and 60s soul.

Our gorgeous resident DJ Bethany Benzur will open up the night with passionately purple playlist some of her best disco and italo records.

Psychic readings by Hank Hivnor all night at Hotel Chantell's upstairs cocktail lounge.

Kiss & Tell is a girly after work theme party, started by artist Seze Devres in December 2005. Each month she invites her favorite DJs to play a vintage dance music set, in a genre specific to the theme. The party has started a tradition of hosting well known techno DJs eager to play non-techno sets, filled with the all the records that inspired their earliest love of music.

Kiss & Tell Facebook Group Page


Guest DJ: Runaway
What do you get when you mix a classically trained, post-punk, disco-head; a Latin freestyle, Chicago house freak turned minimal-techno auteur; and thousands of records? You get Brooklyn's anything but inbred child: Runaway. The duo have been informing each other's tastes since meeting at the Sonic Groove record store in early 2000, but Jacques Renault and Marcos Cabral didn't start producing their sound together until 2006. Due to the dirty disco edit release 'Shadows' backed with 'Ain't Afraid to Beg' on Wurst Edits that gained them coveted spots on the Glimmers' Eskimo V Mix and the Lindstrom and Prins Thomas' Essential Mix on BBC Radio 1, Runaway has set a noticeable pace amongst NYC's finest. Collaborating with the likes of James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem) and Brennan Green (Chinatown), Runaway is also exporting their New York style abroad. Their releases on Cosmo Vitelli's I'm A Cliche imprint started the trend and with the dual label release of 'Brooklyn Club Jam' linking New York dons DFA with Berlin/London lords Rekids. The release of the track was complete with remixes from a slew of dance music's currently most celebrated producers including L.S.B., Brennan Green, Toby Tobias, Tedd Patterson, and Ame. Since then, the duo has graced Mule Musiq, Permanent Vacation, Aus Music and Japan's legendary Crue-L Records as well as founding their own platform On The Prowl.

a yummy Runaway mix on www.modularpeople.com

Guest DJ: Jacques Renault was a post-punk Washington, D.C. native who moved to Chicago in 1997 to continue his studies of viola, but in turn got an education in dance music. Tapping into the well-established Drum 'n' Bass scene, he held a residency at Smart Bar and became a buyer at the legendary Gramaphone Records. This broad, raw exposure to House lead him straight back to the classics of Disco and to its heart, New York City, where he landed in 2002.

As a DJ, Jacques has held residencies at New York's famed venues Happy Endings, APT, Tribeca Grand and 205 Club, and has been a guest around the globe in venues like Tokyo's Womb, Rio's D-edge and London's Fabric and Plastic People. With his remixes, edits, original tracks and collaborative project Runaway, he has released music on internationally acclaimed New York labels DFA, Chinatown, RVNG INTL, Throne of Blood, Italians Do It Better, Editions Disco, and Wurst, as well as Tokyo's own Mule Musiq & Crue-L, Parisian imprint I'm A Cliché, Munich's Permanent Vacation, Sydney's Hole In The Sky & Future Classic and of course London/Berlin's Rekids.

Along with his Runaway partner Marcos Cabral, Jacques has launched the new label On The Prowl, and 2010 will see the debut of Runaway Live around the globe. Jacques is also producing other artists, and co-produced (with Richard X, Eric Broucek and Chris Zane) the forthcoming debut album of The Hundred In The Hands for Warp Records.

article on Renault in www.papermag.com

Guest DJ: Marcos Cabral, half of the production duo called Runaway. Marcos has released records on DFA, Rekids, Mule Musiq, Endless Flight, Permanent Vacation, Wurst, I'm a Cliche, Chinatown, Aus Music, Crue-L, and his co-owned label On The Prowl. In 1991, Marcos discovered NYC's burgeoning rave scene, which lead to his appreciation for all things techno and house. By the mid 90's, Marcos was working at Satelitte, an NYC record shop which could easily be described as the center of NYC's rave asthetic. Marcos then took a job at Syntax Distribution, one of the big three of american dance/electronic distributors. He also worked at Sonic Groove Record Shop, a world renown staple of techno and classic club music. While living in NYC, Marcos dove deep into techno's abyss, finding an early open door into minimal techno long before it hit the big-time. This is when he developed his sound and used Trapez Recrods from Cologne, Germany as his outlet. With the over saturation of "minimal" techno and a gross overuse of the word, Marcos moved on from the scene in which he helped mold and geared himself to a warmer house influenced sound that still rears it's head in his productions today. Over the past few years we've heard his Runaway moniker that he co-produces with friend Jacques Renault. Needless to say from their giant slew of chart topping releases, the Runaway sound has taken off. With releases on Mule Musiq, DFA, Rekids, I'm a Cliche, Wurst, Chinatown, Aus, Need Want, Play Out, Solar Disco, Spectral, and his own shared label On the Prowl, it looks like slowing things down is not an option. Colleagues have taken notice, with many of his releases finding their way into top dj sets, everywhere from DJ Harvey to Prins Thomas / Lindstrom's Essential Mix, to Ivan Smagghe flatteringly putting two Runaway tracks on his recent Cocorico DJ mix. Over the past couple years Marcos has lit up dance floors in Sweden, Germany, United States, Ireland, Scotland, England, Turkey, and France. His sets are quickly becoming legendary.

www. marcoscabral.com

Kiss & Tell Guest DJ: Erika Sherman
A sci-fi extra, geek music freak, one-half of Ectomorph and co-conspirator of Detroit's Interdimensional Transmissions, Erika is also a DJ and runs the freeform radio internet radio station, erika.net. From 1993 through 1999, Erika was very involved in WCBN in Ann Arbor, working her way up from enthusiastic young DJ to general manager. In 1996 she was handed a TR-606 and asked to join Ectomorph. She's since become an electronic musician of the highest order, focusing on synthesis over sampling. Needless to say, Erika is a music geek of the highest order, and we're thrilled to have her play a special set at Kiss & Tell.


Kiss & Tell Guest DJ: Jeremy Berman never predictable, always on point. Before moving to New York, Jeremy helped pushed the envelope of the Atlanta nightlife, curating some of the city’s most debauched nights with first-ever ATL performances from acts like James Murphy, Damian Lazarus and M.A.N.D.Y. Now a slave to NYC and fresh off a successful string of backroom LES parties The Wet Set, Jeremy has hosted and played alongside downtown favorites Lee Douglas, Mike Servito, James Friedman, My Cousin Roy, Eamon Harkin and more. His own productions are heating up as well: Jeremy’s productions have quickly disseminated among the online elites, garnering nods from legends like I-f and Alden Tyrell. He is just about to release the record B.o.Y. on Shadduck Records. When not building synths and digging through record piles at The Thing, Jeremy writes for the music store/blog: www.soapism.com

Kiss & Tell Resident DJ: Bethany Benzur is our beautiful disco encyclopedia and vinyl purist from Georgia. Ever since she emigrated to Brooklyn in 2007, Bethany has been ruling the dancefloor at Kiss & Tell parties with her Southern charm and excellent taste. Even the deepest crate digging record nerds are regularly awed by her rare records and can be seen trainspotting her selections. Each month she delights us with her mix of raunchy electro, glamorous dark disco, and soulful street funk. Bethany has recently been moonlighting at The Bunker party with some very memorable opening sets of space disco and house. Kiss & Tell will be presenting the closing night festivities at the Communikey Festival in Boulder, Colorado in April 2011, where Bethany will be playing alongside Kiss & Tell favorite Mike Huckaby.

Mixes by Bethany: www.rawkawn.com www.robotdj.net
Her monthly podcast with Dang & Tal: www.sowrongsoright.com

Kiss & Tell Hostess, Photographer: Seze Devres started Kiss & Tell as an extension of her raunchy knitting circle at Trash Bar on December 7, 2005. At first only a few people showed up to her new cocktail party. However with a lot of help, support, and encouragement from her friends the party has become its own little monster. When she is is not dreaming up crazy themes and guests for Kiss & Tell she is a full time artist and designer. Seze's images and designs have graced dozens of galleries, record covers, posters, flyers, magazines, and web sites. She also co-hosts and photographs the guests of The Bunker, a world renowned weekly techno party in Brooklyn.


Psychic Hank Hivnor will be available to show you the magical world of your libido and how you can best manifest a fun playmate or partner of your dreams! "Our auras speak to people before we even make contact, I can help you get clear and match your desires with how your energy presents you, enabling you a clear path from your heart to the hearts of others."


Thank you to Beyond Booking for support and promotion.

Unsound Festival New York is presented by Fundacja Tone, the Polish Cultural Institute in New York and the Goethe-Institut New York. In cooperation with The Trust For Mutual Understanding, The Adam Mickiewicz Institute, City of Krakow, Krakow Festival Office, 6 Senses, Austrian Cultural Forum New York, Instituto Cervantes de New York, Consulate General of Finland in New York, Royal Norwegian Consulate General in New York, Pro Helvetia Backspin Promotions, Bedroom Community, Beyond Booking, The Bunker, The Blackened Music Series, Electronic Music Foundation, European Cities of Advanced Sound, FRKWYS, International Cities of Advanced Sound, Issue Project Room, Kiss&Tell, (le) Poisson Rouge, Littlefield, Goethe-Institut Wyoming Building and others  

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