After a day of art and inspiration, the rooftop at 407 will turn into the warehouse for a night of dancing and debauchery.
From 10-8 a mix of deep house, tech house, and techno spun by local DJs will provide a nearly endless amount of celebration - because it's spring damnit and it's time for new things to bloom! There will be booze, there will be cake, there will be a mysterious jungle loft, and there will be plenty of good energy to spread around. We will also be celebrating all April aries birthdays including one of the featured DJs Rico Val and the - not at all self promoting - 407 loft rat Kiersten.
The door for downstairs will open at 9 PM and DJ's will begin at 10 PM. If you attend the Art event during the day then admission is redux all night at only $5, otherwise it is $10 at the door.
Art in the Air Events
Dark | Minimal | Techno
Hailing from somewhere deep in the shadows of the Dallas (USA) underground this veteran artist, with over a decade of existence in the scene, is no stranger to orchestrating dance floors into a late night mind f*&k. Influenced by dank dark warehouses and all night marathon sets, his weapons of choice have been known to span several genres including minimal, techno, and tech house. Beginning his exploration of electronic sound in the late 90's, he then spent the next 7 years hypnotized by his love for vinyl. During this time of experimenting with almost every source of music available to him, he always leaned toward the darker side of sound, finally finding his home with dark minimal techno. In early to mid 2010, he decided that producing his own music was the only way to go deeper into his own thoughts and express himself as an artist. After finally making material available to the public, he was immediately signed with Kontrol Records Rome and Mischkonsum Records of Stuttgart, Germany. His debut release "The Spell EP" and follow up releases "The Seven Year Detour EP" and "Time Machine EP" quickly seated themselves amongst some of the genre's elite at #17, #7 and #49 respectively on "Beatport's Top Minimal 100" in 2012. He is constantly locked in the lab formulating a unique brew of sounds ranging from haunting and deep, dark and moody, to twisted and diabolic so prepare yourself to get lost in an audio journey into the depths of your own mind.
One of New York City’s most impressive and versatile Techno/Tech-House/House artists hit the scene, a girl (with a boys name) Jay Hill, dropped into New York City and within two years proved herself to be one of the most determined and hardest working artists worldwide. Landing four residencies in NYC on top of bookings from Los Angeles to Austin, TX to London UK (Notting Hill Carnival) + two guest appearances on Ibiza Global Radio (Riccicomoto's Audioselfdefence show), special guest appearances on Berlin's Lucidflow Records Podcast, Girl Power show on Strom:Kraft Radio (Hamburg, Germany), and Kiss FM.au (Melbourne, Australia), and recently hosting a radio show The Vibration Lab on Earth Dance Radio (UK) - catch her cast April 13th!
"2013 was a tremendous leap in Jay’s career – with getting booked in some of NYC’s biggest clubs (Cielo, Output, Best Buy Theatre and Le Bain etc). In 2014, Jay’s focus is on worldwide gigs, her own parties in NY and especially production/remixing work/collaboration projects. To that end, she has an EP out that already caught attention & ears around the world . . . all of which undoubtedly, makes this girl Lady Jay at the helm - everyone around her can feel it . . ." - B. Key @DJ mag
Roberto Valerio (a.k.a Rico Val), is an DJ/Producer from Naples, Italy. Influenced by his brothers who were dancers performing to the sounds of Italian house and electro, he gained an early appreciation for the electronic music coming out of Europe. During his first trip to Ibiza in 2004, Rico made the decision to dedicate his life to music. Rico then began traveling to UK, Ireland and Ibiza on a regular basis fine tuning his DJ skills while performing consistently at local after hours. This work eventually brought Rico to New York City to study at Dubspot under his teacher Abe Duque and perform at venues like Cielo and National Underground. - See more at: http://www.euphoriarecords.us/?page_id=10#sthash.jGwZb8Sp.tFOh8dst.dpuf
Duckhunter (Alexey Zharov) is an electronic sound producer/DJ from New York City. Alexey has been dedicated to a relentless production output that landed him a 4 year residency on the infamous Uberkontrol label (2009-12”). Since 2008 Alexey has been pushing his unique, fresh and dancy electronic music with un-diminishing persistence , building a reputation in the New York City Underground techno scene as a creative DJ and forward thinking producer. Duckhunter’s roots run deep into experimental sound design expositions, and even further back is a 6 year career with a subversive lo-fi Siberian punk-rock band as a main singer-songwriter with a broad history of shows in many NYC venues. Starting his techno career in 2007 ; Duckhunter became the preferred alias. After 2 years of working in the studio, Duckhunter’s first performance was in Santos Party House Club in Manhattan in 2009, since then Alexey has been playing some of the most hyped-up underground parties in NYC and getting on the bill of events like Trilogy, Eklipze, and the Official Electric Zoo Afterparty at Pacha by 2010, just one year after beginnig his DJ career. Since then, Alexey has kept up the pace of performances with an unprecedented level of consistency and drive. Currently Duckhunter's music is played by many DJ's worldwide & locally also supported by fellow producers like Craft, Derek Marin, Darius Bay, Caspian, Justin Case; just to name a few.
Duckhunter's production's can be found on lables like Wolf Trap, Muchiq Records UK, Kontrol Records, LW Recordings, Mystery Train Recordings, Ill Bomb Records, Groove Life, Gee Records Plus, Retorica Recordings. This year Duckhunter is throwing down a track produced alongside Derek Marin "Thunder Island" on vinyl on the classic house label Siesta Records as well as a full length LP Album titled "Komodo & The Ecclesial Fox" on NOSI Music.
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