Andy Stott

Andy Stott / Demdike Stare / Nick Klein / rrao

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Quo Vadis and Knockdown Center Present

Andy Stott – Live
Demdike Stare
Nick Klein – Live
rrao – Live

21+

Andy Stott [Modern Love] With a sound that’s both worldly and underworldly, elegant and hauntingly distorted, Andy Stott is one of dark electronic music’s most cherished producers. The Manchester native deconstructs the traditional elements of dub and techno—analog Roland synths and Elektron drum machine grooves—compounding them with idiosyncratic melodies and field recordings, resulting in a sound that’s infinitely listenable yet boldly provocative. Moments of sentimentality recall the glory days of rave and euro-house before deliberately and unceremoniously decomposing into a stark sonic void

Stott’s dancefloor mastery and left-field sensibility have made him a cult favorite, with adherents everywhere from the obscure nooks of Berlin’s Berghain to the pages of Pitchfork, who awarded their Best New Music designation to both his 2014 album Faith In Strangers and 2012’s Luxury Problems. His new record, 2016’s Too Many Voices was lauded by Tiny Mixtapes, who described it as “home to some of his most severely commanding and disturbingly tender songs to date.”

Demdike Stare [Modern Love] A Quo Vadis favorite back with us for the fourth time, Demdike Stare is equal parts rhythmic noise and occult black magic. Miles Whitaker and Sean Canty grew up in Manchester and bonded over a love of crate-digging. In the late aughts, they formed up as Demdike Stare, named for the Pendle witch coven matriarch Demdike (née Elizabeth Southerns). Their sound meshes syncopated breakbeats with primal pounding, slick-wet ambiance with dusty samples, luscious drones with expansive orchestral passages. Allmusic praised their 2016 Wonderland, saying, “Demdike Stare sound like they’re having an enormous amount of fun coming up with the most off-the-wall bangers they can summon from their machines.”

Nick Klein [LI.E.S/Bank/Alter] A prodigy of gritty electronic textures with roots in Miami, Nick Klein is a producer, event curator, and co-founder of the Primitive Languages imprint based in Brooklyn. He has been putting out a stream of experimental noise contraptions and infectious minimal tech bangers since 2013. Labels that have published Klein include ALTERBANK Records NYC, and Ascetic House, as well as LIES Records News who released his 2016 EP Rhinestone Cowboy, an underground hit. Krossfingers calls his 2018 EP Lowered Flaming Coffin a “phenomenal release,” adding, “it feels fresh after listening.” He recently performed a b2b set with Cienfuegos broadcasted by Boiler Room from the eighteen-hour Fourth World party series

rrao [The Bunker New York] Known primarily for working soundboards at dancefloors and underground boîtes, rrao is currently releasing her first original tracks, and she’s letting the music do the talking. Her debut single “Anita”, a track rich with stereoscopic drones, driving tablas, and immersive found sounds, appeared on the 15 Years of The Bunker compilation. She’s often seen spinning alongside her labelmates from The Bunker at Brooklyn most beloved spots

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Ben Klock / Anthony Parasole / Newa

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Knockdown Center presents Ben Klock (Ostgut Ton, Klockworks)

with support from Anthony Parasole (Ostgut Ton, Output), Newa (Klockworks, Semantica, Bassiani)

Knockdown Center is thrilled to welcome Klockworks label-founder Ben Klock to its main space on November 23rd, 2018 along with Output resident Anthony Parasole, and Klockworks labelmate Newa in support. A fixture in Resident Advisor’s top-10 DJs for the better part of a decade, Ben Klock needs little introduction. Having become a Berghain resident in 2005, he has since established himself at the forefront of Berlin’s modern Techno movement, an ever-present symbol of the city’s vast musical landscape. His long-standing relationship with the notorious Techno institution has formed the backdrop to his success, providing an invaluable platform that has allowed him to become one of the most in-demand DJ/producers of the current generation.

Those who have witnessed him perform will note not only the diversity in his track selection, but also his ability to create a room rather than just play to it. Though intense and powerful, his DJ output reflects a certain kind of fervour, capturing an artistry and emotion that can often appear absent from the Techno genre. He also possesses a wonderful understanding of how to adapt his music to the circumstances, a competence that means he can be found at both large-scale festivals and small intimate club settings around the world.

Klockworks, a label Ben founded in 2006 as a home for his more raw and minimal productions, has shifted its focus over recent years to become a medium for him to present his more diverse personal tastes and support developing talents. The growth of the label has been aided by a series of showcases at various international locations, including London’s Village Underground, New York, Barcelona, Detroit and Berlin, with more on the horizon.

Anthony Parasole should also need no introduction to newer or longer-standing dancers of the New York Deep House and Techno scenes. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Anthony Parasole has had a lifelong love affair with electronic music. Listening to radio shows playing the early dance tracks from New York, Chicago, Detroit, and beyond, really perked up his ears. His earliest experiences at the New York clubs and Storm Raves blew his mind wide open. His engulfment in this gritty New York street music and culture is an influence on his style to this day, not only in his music but in the entire artistic aesthetic of his labels.

Anthony has productions out on his own labels, The Corner & Deconstruct, as well as for Marcel Dettmann’s mighty Techno imprint MDR. Parasole has since made the progression to resident at Berghain and through this platform he began shaping his sound and technique, pushing his deep, raw, driving, rhythmic, percussive, and mesmerizing sound that club-goers have come to know and love. Soon after, Anthony became resident at Output in his home town Brooklyn, NY and he continues to consistently challenge dancefloors worldwide.

Newa (real name Ana Kublashvili) hails from Tbilisi, Georgia, and has grown into one of the most talented and recognized producers from the region. Being the first female DJ/producer to have releases on Ben Klock’s label Klockworks, with additional releases on Bassiani and Semantica, Newa has played alongside Klockworks artists at Photon showcases at Berghain, Bassiani and others across the world.

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Yaeji

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PopGun Presents: Yaeji

One More – The Tour

withs Support from:
Victoria Sin & Shy One
NK Badtz Maru b2b Phoneg1rl

8 PM // $25-30 ADV, $35 DOS // 18+

TICKETS ON SALE FRI 8/3 @ 11AM➟ https://yaeji.eventbrite.com

Watch Yaeji’s video for “Raingurl”: https://youtu.be/_3T8KznhThQ

Yaeji’s music is an invitation into an intimate, healing, world exploring cultural identity and self-reflection through dreamlike house productions that morph from whispery confessionals to dancefloor burners. Born in Queens, NY to South Korean parents, Yaeji repatriated to Seoul shortly after, where she spent her formative years attending school, learning Korean and English side-by-side. Yaeji returned to America to study fine arts, east asian studies, and communication design at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Throughout her studies, Yaeji made a home for herself at the college radio station, where she was introduced to the local underground electronic music community and seminal club nights like Hot Mass, all formative experiences leading to her fascination with dance music production. With her fully-fledged music obsession in tow, Yaeji moved back to her birth city after graduation and began cultivating her own community of artists and DJs in Brooklyn’s local dance scene while recording music of her own. Yaeji’s first musical offering, her self-titled Yaeji EP, found the producer merging her club influences with songwriting and hazy raps flitting between Korean and English. Most recently, Yaeji followed up her debut with EP2, featuring singles “Drink I’m Sippin On” and “Raingurl.” EP2 marks Yaeji’s ascendance as a singular and leading voice in dance, hip-hop and avant-pop music.

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Doll Gang Massacre

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Shock Value, Club Glam and Neon Christina (Ragga NYC) Present Club Glow’s

DOLL GANG MASSACRE:

The Shadow Of The Cat

featuring…

La Chat

Gang Gang Dance

Juliana Huxtable

Ziur

Sexyy Red

Anthony Dicap

Dese

and much more!

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SOUQ Festival 2018

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SOUQ Festival is coming to NYC with Viken Arman, Stavroz, Sainte Vie, Crussen, and more on Friday, October 26th.

For their first time in New York City, they are joined by none other than Brooklyn-based Akumandra for a world-class musical collaboration and a two-room Halloween experience at Knockdown Center. Expect the unexpected, as they transform the space into a bazaar for one night only.

Together we create the greatest circus of all.
Close your eyes and see the future.

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LINE UP

❍ – SOUQ Room:

● Viken Arman (Live)
● Stavroz (live)
● Feathered Sun (live)
● SORÄ

❍ – Akumandra Room:

● Sainte Vie (live)
● Crussen
● Mateo
● Eli

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SET + IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE by A Forest Dark

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❍ – MYSTERIES & HAPPENINGS

● Smoke, mirrors & illusions abound
● Fortune tellers & magical potions
● Circus acts & performers seen all around
● Follow the light at the end of the tunnel

♦ 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

❍ – MARKETPLACE & VENDORS

● Henna & Body Painting

● Crystal Ball & Tarot Readings

● Face Painting (All That Glitters)

● Noya Magic

● Tiff Porter Style

● LunaRa design

● Atlas Woven: Moroccan Wool Rugs + Eternal Leathers

+ more TBA

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#SOUQFestival #Akumandra

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Thrasher x Vans Death Match NYC

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For years, Thrasher Magazine’s Death Match has brought together music and skateboarding for the ultimate skater’s party. Expanding with an East Coast event, Death Match is coming for a two-day bash in New York City! Thrasher X Vans Death Match NYC will be held October 5th and 6th and as always, it’s a free, all ages event with a first-come, first-served policy – no passes or VIP seating and the ramp is open to all to skate.

DOORS: 3 PM  //  SHOW:  4 PM
All Ages

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