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The Tune Brothers (Germany)
Lushbunny (Disorient, LA)
Miss Sabado (Disorient/ MissSabado.com, LA/NYC)
Arrow Chrome (Disorient, NYC)
The Bass (Disorient, NYC)
Douggie Style (Gigsville, Astoria)
Been Jammin' (Brooklyn)
The Latest Artists (Disorient, Ottawa)
and Friar Tuck (Disorient, Brooklyn)
COMPRESSOR is Disorient's annual ignition of the collective rocket that drives our community to the playa. It's a chance to premiere the latest art and performances that will define us in Black Rock City. By popular demand, we're returning to the air-conditioned Times Square Arts Center, where we all had a blast at Black & Light Ball.
This year’s COMPRESSOR theme will focus on reclaiming the future of Metropolis through high-tech interactive art and parables of sustainability in the heart of our Metropolis. How do the denizens of Metropolis reinvent their environment in a far away land? How does word for the future from the past square with the actual future? What then do we learn about our own future Metropolis?
Costume and art ideas include future-retro to future-techno, cyber-tribal to nouveau-formal, Nikola Tesla to Fritz Lang and anything else that captures the essence of Re-envisioning Metropolis.
Ticket presales are highly recommended to guarantee admission as all 6 of our parties in 2010 have reached capacity. Tiers 1 & 2 are sold out.
For a limited time, get a ticket combo including COSMIC, the official afterparty, for only $5 more ($20 for COSMIC at the door)!
Disorient presents: COSMIC (official COMPRESSOR afterparty)
COMPRESSOR's Two Rooms of Great DJs:
The Tune Brothers (Housesessions/ Pacha/ In Bed With Space, Munich/Ibiza) – This top-voted DJ duo – who "flawlessly create a multi-layered house set: this ranges from Vocal to Electro, from Deep to Tech and also includes Minimal-Style House music" – are at the height of their accomplished musical career (Prinz Nightlife Award for Best DJ). They come all the way from Germany to rock Compressor on their first ever visit to NYC!
Lushbunny (Disorient/ Soulicious, LA) http://facebook.com/pages/DJ-LUSH/45723006736
Miss Sabado (Disorient, LA/NYC) http://MissSabado.com/
Arrow Chrome (Disorient, NYC) http://facebook.com/pages/DJ-Arrow-Chrome/276743467947
The Bass (Disorient, NYC) http://soundcloud.com/nbutter
Douggie Style (Gigsville, Astoria)
Been Jammin' (Brooklyn) http://beenjamminj.com/
The Latest Artists (Disorient, Ottawa) http://thelatestartists.com/
and Friar Tuck (Disorient, Brooklyn) http://thegoodfriar.com/
Glam Tribal Lounge featuring Acclaimed Live Bands and Musicians:
M'Lumbo (NYC) – mysterious electro-jazz ensemble http://mlumbo.com/
"Audiovisual spectacle zeroes in on the fever dream elements of exotica." –Douglas Wolk, Village Voice
"It's Mickey Mouse, The Stanford University marching band, Santana and Syd Barrett rolled into one...borders on genius" –Baltimore City Paper
"To approach a merely adequate description, try and imagine a combination of Miles Davis, Sun Ra traditional African music, and early Bonzo Dog Band...very exciting, filled with unbridled energy and humor. The musicianship is superb and the arrangements exceptionally creative." –Alternative Press
Copal (NYC) – weaves the haunting sounds of violin and cello with original melodies and electronic-scapes inspired by Middle Eastern rhythms, dark Nordic melodies, Hungarian riffs, Spanish-flavored cadences and harmonies to paint pictures and landscapes http://copalmusic.com/
Narhed (Relief Records, Brooklyn) – "traditional percussion styles ranging from Haitian Voudun to Rumba to West African to Cuban Santeria...all flavors from hip hop to rock to world to electronica...combined with the wordplay of poetic introspection and simple melodies and grooves" http://myspace.com/narhed
Beatbox Guitar (Brooklyn) – "An innovative mix of flamenco, psychedelic rock, hip hop and punk. Human beatboxer, Pete List's effortless flow of beat and breath on the mic showcases Rob Mastrianni's intricate guitar and electric sitar stylings." http://beatboxguitar.com/
Ray Santiago (Latin Up - Ray Santiago Afro Cuba A La New York City) – "tasty, hard-driving piano playing and earthy direction" http://vinilemania.net/vraysantiago.htm
Hot Sauce (Disorient, NYC) with special guest Marc Levitt (Disorient, LIC) – sultry jazz vocals with guitar accompaniment
JustinJustin TOCA & Ale' Ale' Drummers (Astoria) http://www.facebook.com/JustinJustin.Toca
Flynn's Birthday Bash Band (NYC) http://thrillsandskills.com/
Ocean (Disorient) – Bellydance Fusion
Sarah Hassan (NYC) – Bellydance Fusion
VJ Static (Vorpal Vision/Disorient/PEX/Chemical http://VJStatic.com/
Cove/Space Pirates, Philly)
Olivia Wilber (New Jersey based fine artist)
Mojo Video Tech
VJ Rhett Bice http://rhettbice.com/
Max Abeles, Journey Along a Vibrating Membrane
NOVA (Dawn of Man) http://dawnofman.com/
VJ Deborah O'Malley http://TheLatestArtists.com/
Art Installations by:
Kate Raudenbush (NYC) http://kateraudenbush.com/
Animus (NYC/Brooklyn) http://animusart.com/
Britelite (Disorient/ Kostume Kult, NYC)
Justine Bach (Disorient, Brooklyn)
Much, much more to come!
Art, music, and performances will be curated by Disorient to create an immersive and unified experience. We are especially interested in showcasing larger scale installations and art that will be going to the playa. Send submissions to email@example.com.
Please volunteer to help make Compressor a reality!
Proceeds help support art, music, and performance activities sponsored by the Disorient theme camp at Burning Man and in the community year-round. Besides events produced by Disorient, these functions include Figment, PEX Summer Festival, The Secret Garden in London, SF Decom, LA Decom, NYC Decom, Philly Decom, London Decom, and more!
Disorient has very few rules, but two require declaration and elaboration:
1. Respect personal boundaries.
2. Take responsibility for your own experience.
The interplay of these two rules forms a social contract that makes our events safe places to explore your own boundaries while encouraging respect for each other. Talk to those around you about anything that makes you uncomfortable.
By attending our events, you agree to follow these rules. Violating these community values could result in your removal from our events. Please click here to read more about personal boundaries.
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