Âme is back at Knockdown Center for an outdoor DJ session at the Ruins helmed by duo member Kristian Beyer. The Innervisions co-founder is one of Germany’s most sophisticated techno artists and a definitive voice for over a decade. Âme’s productions exemplify the smoky allure and understated impact that Innervisions is revered for. He is joined by Honey Soundsystem co-founder Jason Kendig and NY’s Cosmo, representing two generations of house. Kendig’s sets glow with a rich beauty, while Cosmo reinvigorates foundational sounds with her fresh perspective.
In the modern techno landscape, Len Faki stands out. One of the original Berghain residents, he’s made his name as one of the genre’s most steadfast, forward-thinking voices, with his releases on Ostgut Ton and his own Figure imprint standing as testaments to techno’s timeless power. He was meant to play Knockdown Center almost a year ago, but had to postpone due to an injury. We’re glad he’s recovered and can finally join us for what will surely be an incredible night.
NEW YORK – OPEN AIR
RUINS AT KNOCKDOWN CENTER
Three of the most definitive voices in modern techno – FJAAK, Schacke, and Lydo – meet at Knockdown Center on May 27. German techno duo FJAAK return to Knockdown Center following an absolute barn-burner of a set at last year’s inaugural WIRE Festival. Beloved for their careening, uninhibited productions, electrifying live sets and undeniable charm, FJAAK immediately established themselves in a crowded field. Since their first releases a decade ago, they’ve remained a vital and forward thinking presence, continuing to push heavy rave aesthetics into the future. They play alongside Schacke, the Danish artist responsible for one our modern era’s most indelible anthems: 2019’s “Kistloty People” is how many became aware of the artist, with its irresistible sugar rush vocals and euphoric trance-inflected melodies making it a certified breakout. Since then, Schacke has only pushed their sound further, fusing huge techno sonics with wild artistic flourishes and an open, exploratory approach that sets them apart. BASEMENT resident Lydo completes the lineup. They’re an undeniable presence and one of the finest DJ’s to emerge from NY’s fertile underground. By turns fluid and slamming, Lydo brings an elegant intensity to their sets that’s utterly commanding.
After two 2022 sold out shows in Brooklyn, Gray Area and Shiba San are back for a very special Open Air Basement Leak showcase at the Ruins at Knockdown Center.
Gray Area welcomes back Will Clarke to New York for a special Open-Air edition on his tour alongside special guest Marco Faraone and Dalton Taylor.