La Luna

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La Luna is a sultry summer dance affair.

Independently minded, we promote the elevated dance music we love.

Purposeful in our production, we care about spirit, romance, and sustainability.

This is a celebration of summer.

Lawrence English, Antenes and Omphalos

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Quo Vadis returns with another foray into the wilds of the sonic jungle at Knockdown Center on May 11th.

Lawrence English
Australian composer and curator Lawrence English’s ouvre spans well over fifteen years with countless installations and original works to his name, and has seen him collaborate regularly with Ben Frost, Alessandro Cortini and most recently William Basinski. His dynamic performances use walls of intense noise, dense fog and heavy sound pressure interspersed with moments of silence and field recordings. Bathing his crowds in these visceral and deeply emotive sensory experiences, he will be conjuring the otherworldly

Antenes
Lori Napoleon’s stunning live sets combine her innate sense of layering and flow as a killer techno DJ with a mad scientist zeal for creating new sounds from hardware, including building her own synthesizers out of vintage telephone equipment. Crafting each show differently, we don’t know which of her brilliant machines will be communing with us this evening, which only makes us all the more excited to have her on the lineup!

Omphalos
Every artist we’ve worked with is truly special, but Omphalos gets that little extra bit of love from us since it involves our beloved core Quo Vadis member Mike Amacio. Stepping out from the mixing console to the stage, Mike is joined by cellist, Matthew Robinson of Opal Onyx.

Boiler Room x Places + Faces

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Boiler Room and iconic cult lifestyle brand Places+Faces are forming the latest power duo. Once a Tumblr blog photographing the biggest names in hip-hop, now a cultural phenomenan, a Places+Faces collab means you’re getting nothing but the best. Expect performances from the most exciting fresh artists in modern hip-hop, certified legends AND big DJs.

The Gardens of Babylon

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The Gardens of Babylon is a global family that co-creates mythical events around the world. Their magical NYC premier will feature performances from Red Axes, Kerala Dust, KMLN, Wild Dark, Carlita, and Gabriel Belmudes, plus meditations, ceremonies, a Market of Curiosities, and much more.

BASEMENT – season one

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BASEMENT, a brand new venue, launched in May 2019 underneath the main hall of Knockdown Center. The newly designed and literally underground room is New York City’s new home for top and up-and-coming techno talent from all over the world.

Artists to play the venue include Rebekah, Answer Code Request, Aurora Halal, DJ Stingray, DVS1, Etapp Kyle, Fiedel, Function, Headless Horseman, Juan Atkins, Juana, Juliana Huxtable, Justin Cudmore, Katie Rex, L.Sangre, Luke Slater, Newa, Silent Servant, Somewhen, Steffi, Tin Man, Tommy Four Seven, Vatican Shadow, Veronica Vasicka, Volvox, and Vril, live sets from FJAAK, O/H, and Orphx, plus the NYC debuts of Fabrizio Lapiana, 999999999, SHDW & Obscure Shape, and Shlømo.

BASEMENT will also host special events from Quo Vadis and STAUB, the Berghain 09 | Vatican Shadow Mix Release Party, Horse Meat Disco’s NYC Pride, Bassiani, FIST and will be the new home to the Wrecked party series. Additionally, BASEMENT will host various workshops with performing artists, and release podcasts from those playing the space with details to be released soon.

Keeping with a European club tradition, BASEMENT features a state-of-the-art, Funktion-One sound system, and a custom lighting rig throughout the venue. All events are 21+, and attendees will be required to adhere to a set of house rules, including no photo/video, and a safer space policy.

For more information and tickets to all events, visit the BASEMENT WEBSITE.

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Nina Kraviz / James Murphy

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Knockdown Center welcomes back techno-queen Nina Kraviz and LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy for a supercharged night of techno and dance music with support from Justin Cudmore.

In the Ready Room:
Museum Of Love (DJ Set)
Shit Robot

In Texas:
Fabe
Mike Huckaby

PITA / Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe / January Hunt

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A night of “immersive sonic experimentation” with modular synth alchemists Pita and Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe playing on the kind of soundsystem they deserve.

PITA
An alias of Peter Rehberg, Pita has been an outlet for the Vienna-based artist to explore experimental niches in electro-acoustic sounds steeped in industrial, noise and left-leaning techno. His oeuvre spans two decades of boundary-pushing music, and has seen Rehberg collaborate with the likes of Jim O’Rourke, Fennesz, Marcus Schmickler and Stephen O’Malley. Rehberg is also the founder of the seminal pioneering Editions Mego label and family of sub-labels, which needs no introduction, and he’s released some of the most important albums from the electronic avant-garde since 2006 via this platform. Performing solo as Pita with his modular synthesis setup, we can expect the unexpected as sounds are pitted against each other in tensile, unconventional and beautiful ways.

ROBERT AIKI AUBREY LOWE
Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe is an acclaimed and adventurous artist and composer who primarily works with voice and modular synthesizer for sound in the realm of spontaneous music. He has contributed to, and collaborated on, a dizzying amount of projects in the contemporary classical and electronic music world for more than a decade, both in Brooklyn where he’s based and internationally. His performances often invoke trancelike states as he uses his voice and analogue modular synthesis in tandem, pushing each instrument to its fullest depth of expression.

JANUARY HUNT
Artist, sound engineer, writer and producer January Hunt combines her many talents, utilizing noise and drone to convey life experience, emotions and identity musings amongst other things. We are excited to have her back on another Quo Vadis lineup, having performed for us last year as New Castrati; this time opening the room with an intense, noise-driven foray into body-centric musings, transition and malleability.

 

SOUQ NYC

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SOUQ Festival returns to NYC for a 2-day festival!

⏀ “Life passes like a mysterious caravan, take from it its moment of joy”

Day 1

❍ – OASIS Stage: Feathered Sun (Live), O/Y (Live), Söra, Special Guest

❍ – SOUQ Stage: Viken Arman (Live), Iorie (Live), CHAIM

❍ – AKUMANDRA Stage: Spaniol, Mateo, Eli + Special Guest (live)

Day 2

❍ – OASIS Stage: Baris K, Acid Arab, Viken Arman, Oceanvs Orientalis

❍ – MYSTERIES & HAPPENINGS: Fortune tellers & magical potions, Body Painting & Henna Tattoos, Art installation & Visual Mappings, Circus acts & performers seen all around

❍ – MARKETPLACE & VENDORS: TBA

 

♦ Ṩ ♦ ounds like the imaginary souk in your head

♦ O ♦ n all the charming melodies and emotions

♦ U ♦ nravelling your craziest dreams

♦ Ϙ ♦ uestioning the red light of the horizon

Horse Meat Disco

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JWP Presents Horse Meat Disco New York

New York WorldPride 2019
WorldPride Weekend

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