This show came across my inbox a couple of weeks ago when Waking Windows sent out an email about upcoming shows. It looks like a promising night of proper live dance music at the Monkey House. In addition to seeing the headliner, I’m excited about the chance to see the local band, Roost.World in person. I’ve missed their shows so far but I’ve been floating around my orbit all summer so it’s probably time to see them live. Check out Roost.World on Spotify or Instagram.
Waking Windows Presents
The Mauskovic Dance Band
Sunday – September 18th @ The Monkey House
Doors 8:00pm / Show 8:30pm
$12 / $14
Buy Tickets Here (via EventBrite)
About Mauskovic Dance Band
Amsterdam’s Mauskovic Dance Band are a musical family in the widest sense: not only are four of the five band members related, but like any family they are always on the move. They have been carrying out their experiments in hazy rhythms and dubby percussive workouts since 2017. In the early days, the boys fused their love of Afro-Caribbean polyrhythms with a no-wave sound palette to create their own unique danceable chaos. Check out their inaugural 7”s for Bongo Joe Records out of Geneva.
They picked up the ears of British label Soundway, and subsequently released an EP and their debut self-titled album in 2019. Armed with an arsenal of hypnotic grooves and airtight arrangements, they cemented their reputation as a live act to fire up dance floors, and took their instruments on the road everywhere from Russia to Mexico, with plenty of European festivals in between.
For their next chapter, the group dived further into their vast array of echos and spring reverbs, and fine-tuned their sound system-inspired, post-punk aesthetic. A four track EP Shadance Hall, complete with dub versions, came out via Dutch label Dekmantel in 2020, and they will showcase this latest evolution of their sound when they perform this summer.