The Beach Party, LIC is back for its fourth year at Water Taxi Beach in Long Island City. Some of the biggest names in dance music are performing this year, but the party still maintains a casual spirit and remains a great vibe. Big or small, there’s nothing like sipping a beer, having a hamburger and checking out the amazing view of the skyline in between dancing to great music.
Tonight's guests, CARL CRAIG and GAMALL, are the two DJs behind DEMON DAYS. Carl is a legendary producer, the most influential from the second generation of Detroit techno. He runs the Planet E label and has remained fresh and cutting edge in every moment of his career. Gamall hails from the UK but has lived in New York for many years, founding the Rude Movements parties in the early 2000s.
Residents JUSTIN CARTER and EAMON HARKIN are the gents behind New Release, an entity that publishes weekly, editorial events listings about things happening in New York and produces music events around the city. They've DJed alongside everyone from Larry Heard and Moodymann to DJ Premier and Afrika Bambaataa, and their sets range from disco to house and everything in between.
DJ PROBUS is the head of Nublu Records, the downtown institution that has launched the careers of Forro in the Dark, Brazilian Girls and Kudu, among others. He is a resident at Nublu's club on Avenue C in Manhattan, and he’s called The Beach Party his summertime Saturday home for the past four years.
On New York Water Taxi: FREE Water Taxis depart from E. 34th St in midtown on a varied schedule from 9pm - 3am. Go here to check it: http://www.nywatertaxi.com
On the subway: 7 train to Vernon Avenue/Jackson. Walk along Vernon Avenue to Borden Avenue, turn right. Look for signs for Water Taxi Beach.
On the bus: B61 and Q103.
From PS1: Walk south on Jackson from PS1 (Take a right with the museum to your back). Right on 51st Ave. Left at 2nd St. Look for signs for Water Taxi beach on your left.
THE REST OF OUR SEASON
July 18 /////////// Lopazz Live
July 25 /////////// Andres and Kai Alce
August 1 //////// Abe Duque
August 8 //////// Dublex Inc.
August 15 ////// Bobbito Garcia aka Kool Bob Love
August 22 ////// Soundstream Live
August 29 ////// Raoul K and Jerome Derradji
September 5 // Dennis Ferrer