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.
Too Much Love's Summer Club Jam feat. Jacques Renault - First Avenue Mainroom - Saturday, July 25th - 10pm - $3 ($1 w/ student ID) - 18+