FKA twigs, Merzbow and PC Music will all take part in the May program.
Highlights include an Electronic Africa party that features DJ Spoko and the New York debut of shangaan electro star Nozinja. New Orleans bounce rapper Sissy Nobby will headline a GHE20G0TH1K party—the first since the series officially ended last year—the next night at the Brooklyn Bazaar in Williamsburg, leading up to a May 3rd performance of Kid Millions' "composition for 20 performers" at the Beaux Arts Court in Prospect Park.
Following talks by Lamonte Young and A$AP Rocky on the 6th and 7th, respectively, PC Music and SOPHIE will unveil their site-specific "Pop Cube" performance at Bric House in Downtown Brooklyn. The 13th will see a number of extreme music's most recognizable names playing together under one roof, with sets from Merzbow, Genesis P-Orridge and Aaron Dilloway (performing Psychic TV's Electric Newspapers for the first time), Ron Morelli, Pharmakon and more. The Tri Angle showcase on the 15th will feature almost all of the label's start artists: The Haxan Cloak, Evian Christ, Holy Other, Forest Swords, Vessel, MssingNo and Lotic.
Frankie Bones and Adam X will lead a Storm Rave reunion, 22 years after their last rave, at an undisclosed warehouse location on the 16th, leading up two FKA twigs shows at the Brooklyn Hangar the following nights. The festival will also host two nights of Arthur Russell tributes at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on the 29th and 30th, closing out the month with a Sleeping Bag Records-themed Good Room party DJ'd by pioneering hip-hop producer Kurtis Mantronik and disco luminary Nicky Siano.
For more info and tickets, head over to RBMA Festival's official site.
May 01 Red Bull Music Academy Festival New York presents Elec.. May 02 Red Bull Music Academy Festival New York presents Ghe2.. May 03 Red Bull Music Academy Festival New York presents 100.. May 08 Red Bull Music Academy Festival New York presents PC M.. May 10 /, TBA - New York May 13 Red Bull Music Academy Festival New York present Nothi.. May 15 Red Bull Music Academy Festival New York presents Tri.. May 16 /, Smorgasburg May 17 Red Bull Music Academy Festival New York present FKA T.. May 18 /, Brooklyn Hangar May 29 Red Bull Music Academy Festival New York presents Mast.. May 30 Red Bull Music Academy Festival presents Sleeping Bag.. Jun 01 NA, TBA - New York May 09 N/A, TBA - New York