Fri, 24 May 2019
On February 27th of 2016 three selectors will converge in a small vacant art gallery to create a memorable night of music & dance acompanied by visual projections that will run well into the early morning afterhours!!!
DJ Nature (AKA Milo Johnson) moved to New York in 1989. His days were spent setting up an exporting company, supplying records to Japan, and his nights saw him frequenting underground house and disco clubs to hear legendary DJs like Larry Levan (The Choice), Louie Vega (Sound Factory Bar) and Tony Humphries (Zanzibar). Milo's love of raw, independent disco, jazz fusion and early house music inspired him to begin his own early productions under the Natureboy moniker on his own Ruff Disco Records in 1991. Although this project started in ‘91, DJ Nature's record collecting began 20 years earlier, and he was heavily influenced by the output of Patrick Adams, Chic Organization, Crown Heights Affair, Ashford & Simpson, Gamble & Huff, The Fatback Band, Bohannon, Parliament and The Young Senators. In the mid ‘80s the Chicago house sound intensified the desire to make his own records. Early personal highlights for Milo's Natureboy project came through the support of one of his greatest influences: Tony Humphries and his legendary early 90’s Kiss FM New York radio mix shows. Later he would license releases out to Black Label (Elegal records) NYC and Tomato Records U.K with the Ruff Disco E.P Vol 1 and Necessary Ruffness Vol 1 & 2, and remixes for the likes of Carl Craig and Naomi Daniel. Around 1993 the Natureboy project was shelved while on the upswing in order to spend more time with his exporting responsibilities. He did however play some select parties over the next few years, and it was at one of these parties where he met Phil South. who invited Milo to play at his No Ordinary Monkey party in NYC's Lower East Side. Phil showed an interest in any potential new Natureboy material in the future, as he was thinking about starting a label. In 2010 the first songs as DJ Nature came out on South’s Golf Channel Recordings and Japanese label Jazzy Sport. M¬ost of the early songs in this second coming of the project were primarily assembled from unreleased tracks dating back to the early 90's, given the benefit of new equipment and greater musical know-how. In 2012 he released is first LP as DJ nature entitled "Return of the Savage" and in 2014 his second LP as DJ Nature entitled "Let the Children Play" both albums are fresh and uniqe take on dance music through the fusion of electronics, live instrumentation and found sounds. Since then Milo has put out work from several other projects which we will explore in the comments section of this event page.
Duane Harriott has been playing pumpin' dance music in NYC since the late 90s. Since then he has held down a hugly popular residency at one of the last great NYC clubs APT, has released numerous edits as 1/2 of BimMarx, is host of the Duane Train show on WFMU which has been running for 5 years strong and is currently releasing edits and original productions with Sean Marquand as Devin Dare.
BLT is founder of the underground dance series Party Line that has been making a ripple in the brooklyn scene since it's inception.
He also is host of Radio BLT on WFMU.
Throughout the evening visual projection team Sleepy Peopl ( Maya Edelman & Nate Dorr ) will project their imagery, which is fused with BLT's tablet drawn party abstractions, to heighten and compliment your dancing experience.
$10 Advance Tickets are available via Resident Advisor
Advance tickets are suggested as the space is relatively small and we want everytone ot have room to dance.
At the door, entry is $5 before midight/$15 after/$12 with flyer(flyers available at Turntable Lab A-1 Records, NYC Superior Elevation Records & Academy
Open Vodka bar until midnight
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