“Dancehall is every genre in one style: hip-hop, dubstep, electronic,” - DJ Spooky
Deep Space is proud to celebrate the newest work by electronic music’s original Renaissance man DJ Spooky who reinvents dancehall into forward thinking, bass loving and highly dance-worthy summer anthems on his latest musical release, DJ Spooky Presents: Phantom Dancehall. The artist, who is credited as one of the master makers of Brooklyn's once emerging electronic music scene, and NYC’s signature “illbient” movement, returns to his home town for a rare NYC appearance. We are honored that he will give us a first listen to his new work on Jamaica’s lauded and world’s biggest indie dub and reggae label, VP records. Collectively, Phantom Dancehall is a return to form that sees the producer and musician diving headfirst into the dancehall sound with unhinged experimentalism and complete futurism.
“There are so many layers that all trace back to the DNA of dancehall. Phantom Dancehall celebrates a love of rhythm. The way you think about hip-hop, techno and dubstep—all the styles that are the bastard children of reggae—it’s all about patterns. The whole album is political. It’s about the politics of sound and the way it influences how you think about everyday life and the way you think about sound.” - DJ Spooky
Or as Walshy Fire (Major Lazer), and guest vocalist on the album, puts it, “a wicked journey across of dancehall reggae and funk and EDM.”
Paul Miller, better known by his stage name DJ Spooky is a music producer, arranger, DJ, author, thought leader and performance artist. His unique brand of experimental hip-hop, dubbed ’illbient’ has resulted in collaborations with a diverse range of artists including Ryuichi Sakamoto, Kronos Quartet, Lee “Scratch” Perry and Killa Priest. With remix projects for Trojan Records, Manifold Records and Six Degrees among others to his credit, Miller created Phantom Dancehall for his exploration of the Greensleeves/ VP Records reggae catalogue. Miller’s work has also appeared in the Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art in NYC; the Venice Biennial for Architecture; the Ludwig Museum in Cologne; the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh; Art Basel in Miami; and many other museums and galleries. His large-scale, multimedia performance pieces include Rebirth of a Nation; Terra Nova: Sinfonia Antarctica, commissioned by the Brooklyn Academy of Music for the Next Wave Festival 2009; and Seoul Counterpoint, written during his residency at Seoul Institute of the Arts in 2014. He was also the first Artist in Residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC, where he premiered his A Civil War Symphony in 2013.
“In this playlist-driven music culture these days, most people are just trying to fit into whatever style is of the moment. I am all about being post-playlist. I don’t want a computer algorithm to tell me what style of music to listen to. My style is anti-digital. At the end of the day, I’m a rebel against conformity. Whatever that rule or formula is, you’ll find me on the other side.”
Deep Space is the legendary party in NYC. Awarded many times as the “best party in New York City,” with “best resident dj” François K., Deep Space is now a monthly party, Wednesdays at club Output in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. For 13 years Deep Space ran as a weekly party at Cielo.
Known as an adventure into future dub, spacey vibes, and abstract grooves, Deep Space features dj’s, musicians, dancers and poets who represent a breathtaking range of styles celebrating dub’s impact on so many forms of art. The party encourages the creative use of technology in the mixing booth and on stage. Dj’s are invited to play signature “Deep Space sets” which are notably eclectic, spacey, and imaginative, while drawing dancers onto the club’s floor.
François K. is revered as the co-creator of New York City’s legendary dance party Body&SOUL. He tours worldwide for not only his soulful house dj sets, but also for his techno and dub mixes. Over the years he performed at Studio 54, Paradise Garage, The Loft, Ministry of Sound, Sound Factory Bar, Twilo, Roxy and Club Yellow in Japan, to name a few. In great demand, François has gone into the studio to produce/remix recordings by Depeche Mode, Kraftwerk, Jimmy Cliff, Underworld, Eurythmics, Bunny Wailer, U2, Ashford & Simpson with Maya Angelou, the Smiths, Dido, Finley Quaye, Diana Ross, The Cure, Mick Jagger, Fishbone, Talvin Singh, D Train, Erasure, Yazoo, Black Uhuru, Thomas Dolby, and Jah Wobble. In 2005 François was inducted into the Dance Music Hall of Fame. In 2016 Mixmag recognized François K. as one of the inventors of the remix as we know it.
Since the party’s launch in April 2003, Deep Space has remained passionately loyal to supporting the careers, comebacks and specialty side-projects of hundreds of artists. Guest artists have included: the NY debut of Rhythm & Sound with vocalists from Wackie’s; NY debut of Germany’s ÂME; the first US DJ appearance by disco icon Giorgio Moroder; guest dj Meshell Ndegeocello with saxophonist Oliver Lake; Jamie xx; Mad Professor; Sherwood and Pinch; Derrick May; Stacey Pullen; dj Harvey; Four Tet; Joaquin “Joe” Claussell in a multi event collaboration; Ron Trent; Dimitri from Paris; Gilles Peterson; Juan Atkins; Carl Craig; Dubtribe; DJ Spooky; Thomas Dolby; Urban Tap with tap rhythms remixed by François K.; Theo Parrish; Danny Krivit; dubstep innovators Digital Mystikz, Kode 9, Goth-Trad; Pearson Sound; Scuba; OTTO with Afro Brazilian icon Carlinhos Brown; Aril Brikha; Joy Orbison; Rekid; King Britt with guitarist Tim Motzer; BBC’s Mary Anne Hobbs; Kirk Degiorgio; hip hop poet Ursula Rucker; Mr. Scruff; Dub Gabriel with Last Poets legend Umar Bin Hassan; Cosmo; tabla player/dj Karsh Kale; live performance by Dawn of Midi; Easy Star Sound System with Ranking Joe and Sister Carol; Function; hip hop's first dj Kool Herc; DJ Pierre; Henrik Schwarz; Spacetime Continuum; Todd Terje; Jamaica’s legendary dub poet, Mutabaruka performing a piece created for Deep Space with François K.; and dub pioneer U-Roy.
Deep Space has been presented at the Big Chill Festival (UK), Plastic People (UK), TDK Cross Central Festival (UK), Space Lab Yellow (Japan), Café Jamaica (Japan), Precious Hall (Japan), Phase (Japan), SONAR Festival (Spain), Burning Man (Disorient Camp/US), Red Bull Music Academy (US) and throughout France, Germany, Italy, Denmark and the U.S. In 2004 Deep Space was nominated for “Best Club Night” by the internationally televised “DanceStar USA.” In 2005 & 2006 François K. won “Best Resident DJ Award” at the Club World Awards in Miami. Deep Space was named “Best Party 2004” in Time Out New York. Deep Space was nominated for “Best Party,” at the Club World Awards 2006 and 2007. New York Magazine featured Deep Space as the “Best of New York 2006.” In 2013 Do Androids Dance lauded Deep Space as one of “The 10 Best Club Nights in the US.” François K. won “Resident Dj of the Year” by the 2015 Nightclub and Bar Awards. Time Out New York named Deep Space a “top 20 parties in NYC right now” in 2015. In 2005 Deep Space NYC Vol. 1, mixed by François K., was released on Wave Music’s imprint Deep Space Media to critical acclaim.
Doors at 10PM
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