Friday, May 8, 2009

Music: Metro Area

Last week we gave you a huge rant about remembering 2002 and truth be told, I can't believe we forgot to mention Metro Area. The first time I heard about Metro Area it involved them sharing the B side with an edit of Gina X on Joakim's Tiger Sushi. Their Self titled album was an instant classic. A mix of Disco/Boogie and other styles was really ahead of their time and together with the Disco revivalist of Brooklyn, the current scene we much enjoy became what it is today. Morgan Geist and Darshan Jesrani hosted a monthly residency at APT in the Meatpacking District, called Party Out of Bounds...because apparently only good shit happens in NYC. Perhaps what characterized the appeal of Metro Area early on was their versatility and the perfectly executed composition of their music. From Techno fans to House Heads to Disco Enthusiasts to Just plain Indie-rock-Pitchfork readers, Metro Area have always received critical acclaim from those who've listened to their music. In 2002 while DFA was still a label with a couple of releases, Tim Goldsworthy and James Murphy remixed Metro Area's Orange Alert...and to repay the favor, Morgan Geist Remixed House of Jealous Lovers by the Rapture. Two Classics born from one collaboration. There are a lot of players when it comes to redefining a generation in Music...sometimes some get more glory than others...Metro Area just happened to be there in the beginning. So don't miss a little part of History. Metro Area will be at Goodlife tomorrow night for their first ever Boston Gig. See ya there.

Metro Area - Orange Alert (DFA Remix)

The Rapture - House of Jealous Lovers (Morgan Geist Remix)

Where is the love Presents: Metro Area
w/ Alex From Queens
Scott Bliss & Mark Ingram
@ The Goodlife Bar
28 Kingston Street, Boston
21+ $12 before 11pm
$15 after 11pm