Production 54, the underground impresarios who brought you Bright Lights Big City, come back fresh with an ALL-NIGHT party in Brooklyn.
FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS on Saturday, February 20th, features TWO ROOMS of music, art and ambiance, including:
BLOCKHEAD w/ DJ SIGNIFY - live set *** with original digital animation by BRIAN ALFRED
blockhead - A beatmaker best known for his work with indie rap icon Aesop Rock and other members of the Def Jux family, New York's Blockhead is revered for his signature production style, which fuses classic hip-hop with mellow downtempo sensibilities. With his 3rd release on major UK label Ninja Tune still buzzing from its November release, Blockhead is not a guy you should feel comfortable missing.
brian alfred - Influenced by Japanese prints, propaganda posters and cartoons, Brian Alfred creates collages, paintings and digital animations depicting banal, urban environments. Often touching on themes of civil unrest, globalization, technology and social opposition, Brian’s animations have been featured in premier film festivals worldwide, with soundtracks by artists such as Flying Lotus and Ghislain Poirier. His artwork can be found in collections in the Guggenheim, Whitney and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
KEV OBRIEN (STRANJJUR) - live set
Kev Obrien is a man on a mission. As a founding member and 1/3 of the group Stranjjur, Kev is working non-stop to push the groove and funk-focused house and techno that his fast-growing international fanbase knows and loves. Having spent many years entrenched in Florida's club and rave scene, Kev recently transplanted from the Sunshine State to take on the concrete jungles of NYC; and he hasn't looked back-or come up for air-since.
THE WIZARD BRIAN COXX - with live percussion
DJ Brian Coxx is always FRESH. Fusing rock, funk, soul and house to motivate the party people from all walks of life, Brian Coxx's diverse musical background is what sets him apart from the new jack D.J.s that have flooded the New York market as of late. Coxx has been known to drop the needle on anything from the psychedelic rock of Jimi Hendrix to the dubbed out sounds of Lee Perry, while always working peoples' minds as well as their bodies. As Coxx likes to say, "Remember how it used to be? IT STILL IS."
Bringing you an up beat, fast paced blend of electro, disco, house, and drum n bass, CougarSkin hits the decks with only one goal in mind: to get everyone dancing. Starting out playing house parties n underground raves, CougarSkin rose up within the NYC electro scene, making party goers jump up-n-down wherever he went. Currently the DJ for up coming band Rocky Business, expect to feel CougarSkin's presence more often.
Strolling the streets of lower Manhattan one night, Tucci overheard an enticing sound emanating from a nearby club. Immediately hooked on progressive house and techno, Tucci began deejaying house parties and later producing. Having appeared alongside live sensations Orchard Lounge and Brothers Past, Tucci now explores powerful yet tasteful dance music with his Ableton Live mixing software. Is playing to packed clubs and underground parties nearly EVERY weekend tiring? Nah, says Tucci: "I can sleep when I'm deaf."
Fresh off their European tour, Ninjasonik emerges in Brooklyn to bring the party. The ninjas ares three parts: Jah-Jah's the punk, Teenwolf's the DJ, Telli's the rapper and.. people say shit like this about them:
""Ninja fuckin' Sonik, Sonik fuckin' Ninja! Their shows are crazy – like if Jabba's palace was between B-more and Brooklyn, and Han Solo was in new sneakers crowd-surfing with a flipped-up Suicidal Tendencies cap" - Johnny Siera, The Death Set, XLR8R (Best of 2008)
"If you have any political/social/personal space sensibilities prior to a Ninjasonik show, prepare to throw that shit out the window."- URB, Spring 2009 (Next 100)
"Ninjasonik are tha future. Easy to love hard to hate (unless you're a hater), Ninjasonik come from a place of pure adulation for what they get to do and the good people they get to do it with. Rhythms and synths so filthy they make songs about pregnancy, aids, and tight pants seem like odes to the dancefloor and the company of friends. You already know!" -popmontreal.com.
& Production 54's resident king: DARKENCOUNTER
Sound by A.M. Bionik Universe, INC.
Deco by Clementine's Designs
Aerial Dance & Performance Art by Seanna Sharpe
Lights by Production & 54 LiveEventPROS
Video delights by MAX NOVA
Style by RELUXE
More details to follow on additional live performances and artists... Expect surprises.
B.BOY P.54 - win a FREE TICKET to the party
We are pleased to announce Production 54's innagural breakdancing contest! Submit a short clip of your best moves by posting to this page or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Top three entries will each win a FREE TICKET to the party and two free drinks! All serious (or hilarious) entries will receive a free drink at the party on Feb 20th! What have you got to lose?
Limited number of $15 tickets AVAILABLE NOW!!
Entrance is $20 with RSVP all night, and tickets will be available at the door.
For location and reduced $20 admission please email full names (first and last) of all guests to: RSVP@PRODUCTION54.COM
*** EXACT LOCATION IN BROOKLYN WILL BE REVEALED BY EMAIL ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT ***
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