Above & Beyond Announce ABGT100 at Madison Square Garden – October 18, 2014

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Above & Beyond Announce ABGT100 at Madison Square Garden
October 18, 2014
Iconic New York venue to host live broadcast of 100th Group Therapy episode
#ABGT100
[VIDEO] Above & Beyond #ABGT100 at Madison Square Garden NYC
Watch the trailer here!

Above & Beyond have announced that the 100th episode of their Group Therapy radio show will be broadcast live from the World’s Most Famous Arena – Madison Square Garden – in New York City, on Saturday, October 18.

The Madison Square Garden gig follows last year’s sell-out ABGT050 show at London’s legendary 10,000 capacity Alexandra Palace. Above & Beyond become the first British DJs to headline Madison Square Garden and this will be Jono, Tony and Paavo’s biggest headline show in the United States to date.

“To be able to bring this radio show to one of our favourite cities and one of the world’s most iconic venues is really a dream come true for us,” commented Above & Beyond.

Pre-sale ticket registration is now open at www.aboveandbeyond.nu/abgt100. Those who register by midnight on April 28 will receive a code for access to the pre-sale which commences on April 30 at 12 noon EDT, giving fans the opportunity to purchase tickets before they go on-sale to the general public on May 1 at 12 noon EDT.

Watch the Group Therapy ribbons light up the New York skyline in the official ABGT100 launch video, which features Above & Beyond’s new single (and first vocal single of the year) “Sticky Fingers” feat. Alex Vargas. Watch it here.

About Above & Beyond

Over their three critically-acclaimed studio albums, along with their recent Acoustic project, Above & Beyond have continually been celebrated for placing real musicianship and songwriting at the heart of what they do. While their famed club mixes have resonated with the dance generation, the songs behind them have touched fans of all ages across the globe. As influenced as much by Jeff Buckley or Bon Iver as they are by their deep love of electronic music, Above & Beyond’s songs and lyrics have been sung back to them at the world’s biggest stadiums and stages – from Brixton Academy to LA’s Hollywood Palladium, to their famed 1 million people gig at Barra Beach in Rio de Janeiro in 2007.

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About Made Event

Made Event, founded by Mike Bindra and Laura De Palma and recently acquired by SFX Entertainment, are the premiere producers of electronic music events and creators of the Electric Zoo Festival. They stand at the vanguard of their field due to the world-renowned caliber of entertainment and expert production values they bring into a variety of distinctive and innovative venues. Established in 2009, the internationally renowned  Electric Zoo Festival is New York City’s largest music festival, with more than 100, 000 attendees and features the top names in electronic music, bringing a wide variety of acts from around the world and across the spectrum of electronic music’s various sub-genres. A new edition of Electric Zoo has been announced for Mexico City in May 2014. With over 20 years of combined experience, and nearly 500 events produced in New York City, Miami and elsewhere, Made Event continues to set the bar for quality electronic music events. It is also a regular contributor to New York-based art and culture charities.

Coachella ‘Disco Jaws’ Shark Art by NYC Artist Kevin McHugh

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Coachella Shark Art ‘DISCO JAWS’
On Display at YUMA Tent
By NYC Artist Kevin McHugh
Bringing awareness to SharkSavers.org, a program of WildAid
 
#DiscoJaws #SaveSharks  #SharkSaversHK #kkmchughnyc
#Coachella2014 #YUMATENT
 

Traveling between the worlds of NY nightlife, fashion and music Kevin McHugh became a fixture of them all.  After decades of managing the careers of influential artists and DJ’s such as Nicole Moudaber (Coachella 2014) and Danny Tenaglia (Coachella 2008), artist Kevin McHugh began a personal artistic exploration of his own along the way.

Inspired by his fishing trips with his father as a child, Kevin developed an interest in the beauty of sea life.  He began creating fiberglass renditions of sailfish and sharks, adorned with different materials: everything from iridescent mother of pearl and brilliant Swarovski crystals to leather and lacquer.  The pieces are meant to change the way people perceive the notion of trophy fish by transforming them into stunning works of art.

Conservancy and education has always been a part of Kevin’s work, and he has worked closely with conservation groups such as Shark Savers, The Billfish Foundation and the Ibiza Preservation Society. His next art/conservation project is slated for the UAE in conjunction with the WWF and will be focused on sea turtles. He has had 4 successful Art Basel shows courtesy of www.avantgallery.com.

ABOUT ‘DISCO JAWS’ Coachella Shark Art:

A one-of-a-kind fiberglass Mako shark sculpture, covered in over 6,000 glass mirror tiles, will be on rotation inside the Yuma Tent at The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Annual Festival 2014. Along with www.SharkSavers.org, McHugh hopes to engage audiences in a deeper understanding of these important apex predators and their dwindling numbers in large part due to the unimaginable practice of finning them live for shark fin soup. National Geographic puts the estimate killed at 100 million per year. For more info, read here.

Verboten April/May 2014 Culture Programming

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VERBOTEN APRIL/MAY 2014 CULTURE PROGRAMMING 

April 11 ‘Art is Verboten’ By Mike Dreeland
April 19 Wasabassco at Verboten: Danger! 
April 22 Music Unites: Youth Music Education
May 7 PopGun presents Adult.

 

After opening to critical acclaim, Verboten continues to elevate Brooklyn’s underground art and music scene with a variety of culture programming, including the launch of ‘Art is Verboten’ By Mike Dreeland, Wasabassco at Verboten: Danger!, Music Unites: Youth Music Education, and PopGun presents Adult..
April 11 ’Art is Verboten’ By Pop Artist Mike Dreeland
FREE ART SHOW 8:00PM-11:00PM with sponsored bar by Belvedere Vodka, Jameson Irish Whiskey and Veuve Cliquot
Defined as a 21st century artist by the nature of his work, M.Dreeland introduces a pop art style that mixes basic acrylics and techniques from old masters with hi-tech tools of the present and future. Modern technology, with the use of graphic design programs, has allowed M.Dreeland to spotlight a unique step and repeat style by using multiple layers and common objects. Thick paint and bold colors characterizes M.Dreeland’s work. M.Dreeland collaborates with the music and lifestyle team at Verboten on the launch of their eponymous nightlife venue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn to display custom M.Dreeland pieces within the venue.
April 19 Wasabassco at Verboten: Danger! 
NYC’s daring burlesque show Wasabassco returns to Verboten for its second run bringing extravagant acts, biggest props, and unique performances – striptease, aerial, fire and more. This month, Wasabassco presents “Danger!”, an evening of powerful women and dashing men throwing caution to the wind – because danger is sexy and sexy is their middle name. The non-stop action and circus-like energy will leave guests in awe and craving more of this ever-changing monthly event. Wasabassco’s Verboten shows are hosted by the fabulous Golden Glamazon herself, Sydni Deveraux. April 19 stars include Nasty Canasta, Evelyn Vinyl, Hazel Honeysuckle, Stache Novak, Perle Noire, Albert Cadabra, Poison Ivory, Donny Vomit and stage kitten Amanda Whip.

 

April 22 Music Unites: Youth Music Education
Music Unites is a national charity with the mission to raise academic and lifetime achievement for at-risk public school students through the support and creation of unique music education partnerships and programs. By providing free after-school music programs to youth through school-based partnerships, along with special monthly workshops designed in alignment with standards for career and college readiness, Music Unites also leverages student’s innate talents and elevates the next generation of performers by providing audiences, venues, and special performance opportunities, while at the same time enriching the listening experience of the public with performances from aspiring artists across a wide range of genres that exist in the increasingly diverse world of music. On April 22, Music Unites will host DJ lessons, vocal lessons, and sampling lessons at Verboten aiming to help educate and guide youth toward planning and achieving responsible goals for their future.
May 7 PopGun presents Adult.
Verboten is thrilled to present its first live concert in conjunction with PopGun. Hailing from Detroit, Adult. has put out a number of electrifying releases on the ever-adventurous Ghostly label, championing their influential electropunk sound. After taking the proper time to balance the visual and audible sides to their music, Adult. is ready to bring their intense live show on tour. This night is curated by PopGun, Brooklyn’s independent concert and party promotions company.
Verboten
54 North 11th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211

Mysteryland USA: Sustainable Design Challenge For “Today is a Gift”

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Mysteryland USA Sustainable Design Challenge

Design a sustainable sculpture based on the theme: TODAY IS A GIFT

The winning design to be produced for festival and seen by 25,000 people at the original Woodstock grounds!

As Memorial Day Weekend approaches, Mysteryland is excited to announce its first ever Sustainable Design Challenge. Producers of Mysteryland and MATTE creative agency are calling upon the creative young minds of the American design community to take on the challenge utilizing their talents and expertise in order to create a sustainable, functional installation based on the theme and Mysteryland motto, “Today is a Gift.”

Mysteryland is driven by a strong ethos: the Festival Footprint. The festival is organized to be sustainable and nature-friendly. Additionally, Mysteryland believes in community-building, whether it is among festival-goers, artists, musicians and even those who help organize and helped Mysteryland become the world’s longest running music festival.

The winning design will be built and placed on the festival grounds in Bethel Woods, New York, the original location of the legendary Woodstock Music & Arts Festival. Contestants have a chance to conceptualize, design, and participate in the building of an installation that represents their unique vision, and the Grand Prize winner will have his or her work seen by nearly 25,000 attendees. As an acknowledgement of participation all those who have completed submissions will receive a 20% discount code for Mysteryland USA tickets.

Deadline for submission is 11:59PM EDT, April 25, 2014. For entry information and competition guidelines please click here. 
Grand Prize
  • Sculpture will be produced and prominently displayed at Mysteryland US 2014
  • In the weeks leading up to Mysteryland US, winners will receive on and offline promotion and official recognition on Mysteryland social channels and public platforms, including link to proposal and design rendering
  • Portfolio will be featured on Mysteryland US website
  • The winning designer(s) will work with the entire Mysteryland production and creative team while co-producing their installation on-site and credited as part of the Mysteryland crew.
  • Winning sculpture will be photographed for post-event PR and 2015 promotional content, and the winners will be listed as official ‘Friends of Mysteryland,’ with full accreditations to the designer(s).
  • One Bohemium Premium Ticket to Mysteryland US, Holy Ground Camping, tent, food and drink tickets for the weekend (per team member, with a +1 each)
Festival information:
Mysteryland USA
Memorial Day Weekend 2014
Bethel Woods Center For The Arts
Bethel Woods, New York
21+ festival

Verboten April 2014 Lineup

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VERBOTEN APRIL 2014

“Expansive dancing and DJs are erupting all over Brooklyn’s hot nabe — albeit with an egalitarian ethos.” — Billboard
 
“The Verboten juggernaut shows no signs of slowing down.” — Time Out New York 

  

“Enter Verboten. For the last decade, these accomplished party promoters have been organizing some of the best displays of house and techno in the city.” — THUMP 

April 4 Cajmere, Lee Curtiss, Moon Boots, Maxxi Soundsystem
April 5 Safer At Night: Kim Ann Foxman, Curses, Walker & Royce
April 11 Zeitgeist: Felix da Housecat, Metro Area [DJ set]
April 12 Somewhere in BKN: Carl Craig, Davide Squillace, Martin Buttrich, Kenny Larkin
April 18 Lee Burridge
April 19 20vum: Josh Wink, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs [DJ set], M A N I K
April 25 Push The Night: Guy J, Stimming, Brad Miller
April 26 Zeitgeist: Audion [DJ set], Tiga, Tim Sweeney
After opening to critical acclaim, Verboten continues to elevate Brooklyn’s underground dance music scene with top-notch musical programming this April, including the launch of residencies from Trouble & Bass’ new sister label Safer At NightCraig Craig’s ‘Somewhere in BKN,’ New York event series ‘Push The Night,’ Matthew Dear’s ‘Audion Presents,’ as well as ‘20vum,’ a celebration of 20 years of Josh Wink’s Ovum label, and much more. Stay tuned for more visual art and live music cultural highlights at Verboten to be announced soon.

April 4 Cajmere, Lee Curtiss, Moon Boots, Maxxi Soundsystem, Russ Yallop

Curtis Alan Jones has been a leading force in Chicago house for a long time now. Ever since his first track “Coffee Pot (It’s Time for the Percolator)” was released in 1992 as Cajmere on Clubhouse Records, he has been shaping and changing the scene as he pleases.  The last decade saw him performing under the moniker Green Velvet releasing a number of smash singles.  Verboten is happy to have him reprise his Cajmere name and guide the dance floor with his classic house sounds.
Moon Boots has been traveling the world finding solace in the soothing sounds of underground disco and R&B boogie records, taking Verboten on a galactic groove ride this month.

Don’t miss “master of the sensual synth” Lee Curtiss, Russ Yallop bringing his infectious warm sound, and Brighton beat maker Maxxi Soundsystem.

April 5 Safer At Night: Kim Ann Foxman, Curses, Walker & Royce, DKDS, Star Eyes, Total Fitness

Trouble & Bass and their new sister label Safer At Night launch their monthly residency at Verboten on April 5. Safer At Night features house/techno-oriented sounds, with special guest Kim Ann Foxman, label head Curses, fellow Trouble & bass troublemakers Gotham City Creepers, groove-heavy deep house producers Walker & Royce, production and DJ duo of the NYC underground DKDS, and rising talent Total Fitness.

April 11 Zeitgeist: Felix da Housecat, Metro Area [DJ set], Kate Simko, Clarian

An artist dedicated to making the people dance, Felix da Housecat is one of those rare, charisma-oozing characters, whose musical and mental eccentricity come from a genuine place.  He has been releasing music since 1993 and collaborating all over the board including a stint with the (then) P. Diddy.  In the past year he has gone on a global tour, put out a huge Katy B remix, a live BBC essential mix, released his own headphones and has a fresh load of new material.  Don’t miss his rampant electro/disco concoctions when he comes to Verboten.

Morgan Geist and Darshan Jesrani burst onto the scene in 1999 as Metro Area with their self-titled debut 12’’ featuring the cult smash “Atmosphirque.”  Metro Area was born out of the duo’s dichotomous love of both the old moods of R&B, disco and boogie and the more cutting-edge sound of innovative house and techno.  Come join them at Verboten as they blend classic sounds with the future in a DJ set.
Also performing are Kate Simko, who brings her melodic, Chicago-flavoured take on house and techno, and Clarian, with his haunting gothic mystical romance music.

Early in the night, Verboten also features an art show with pop artist M. Dreeland titled “Art is Verboten.”

April 12 Somewhere in BKN: Carl Craig, Davide Squillace, Martin Buttrich, Kenny Larkin, Ataxia

Carl Craig begins a quarterly ‘Somewhere In BKN’ residency at Verboten. Inspired by Mad Mike Bank’s legendary ‘Somewhere in Detroit’ record store, Carl Craig launched the ‘Somewhere In…’ parties with a special one off event on the Balearic island of Formentera last summer, and will be taking them to specially chosen locations around the planet. The first date of the four-part NYC residency will also be a Movement pre-party for the excellent Detroit festival.  ”For a party to be great, what matters is the purity of good music, the sound system that delivers it to your ears and the journey it takes you on. In the words of Funkadelic ‘Free your mind and your ass will follow,’ I want you to lose the time in your mind and do what your body wants you to – dance. Forget everything else and join my friends and I on a musical ride,” says Carl Craig.

After discovering electronic music on a trip to London, the Naples-raised Davide Squillace has not stopped.  He’s always working, either on the road or in the studio and has had productions grace the catalogs of the some of the finest labels in dance including Ovum, Sci+Tec, Morris Audio, CMYK and more.  Davide has been a resident DJ at clubs all over the world, and now comes to work the dancefloor at Verboten.

Martin Buttrich is famously as fluent behind a mixing console as in front of a virtual drum kit. That technical prowess, combined with a fascination for music of every shape, has resulted in outstanding releases on influential labels such as Planet E, Four:Twenty, Cocoon, Poker Flat, Nervous and Desolat. Having lived in Europe and New York City, Martin’s world view of music has really shaped his sound and he has done remixes all over for people like Madonna, Muse, Fatboy Slim, Kelis, and Tom Jones.

Verboten also see the Pure Detroit style of Kenny Larkin, Ataxia’s powerful brand of house and techno, as well as Chuck Flash + Keith Kemp.

April 18 Lee Burridge, Mike Koury, Bedouin

Growing up in England’s scene of underground and outdoor raves, Lee Burridge learned the facets of club music when acid house was on the rise. Lee has spent his time in many different scenes around the world, including Hong Kong and Thailand where he helped develop the club scene into what it is today, and then back to the UK where he solidified his presence in the electronic scene.

Mike Koury and Bedouin also join the bill.

April 19 20vum: Josh Wink, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs [DJ set], M A N I K

In 1994, Josh Wink formed his own imprint ‘Ovum Recordings’ and released “Liquid Summer” – a track which helped propel him onto the international circuit. Ovum still continues to grow by both introducing new talents and releasing one-offs from some of the world’s best known producers. “Ovum is about integrity to good music! We feel that we don’t have to follow the music that is trendy or fad-like at the moment.” he says. Taking trends, making trends and breaking trends, Josh Wink’s music has always experimented and influenced. The sound of Josh Wink today remains one of a man unafraid to walk the border between stylistic boundaries. Join in as he celebrates Ovum’s 20 year anniversary.

Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs makes music at the central point between pop, electro, house and melodic, tuff rave – and his debut album ‘Trouble’ is just more proof that TEED’s Orlando Higginbottom is one of the most fascinating, brilliant and musically kaleidoscopic artists in the world right now.

Also performing is M A N I K,  a New York City born and bred producer/songwriter/DJ whose tastes reach beyond the dance floor, with future releases on Black Butter, Anjunadeep, Ovum, Culprit and more.

Early in the night is Wasabassco at Verboten, the monthly burlesque performance. Verboten is the perfect site to unleash the newest and most extravagant of Wasabassco’s monthly, with an unmatched freedom of space that allows Wasabassco to pull out all the stops, featuring the most extravagant acts, biggest props, and unique performances – striptease, aerial, fire and more – all presented in the round. The non-stop action and circus-like energy will leave guests in awe and craving more of this ever-changing monthly event. This month is “Danger!”, an evening of powerful women and dashing men throwing caution to the wind. Wasabassco’s Verboten shows are hosted by the fabulous Golden Glamazon herself, Sydni Deveraux. This month’s star include Nasty Canasta, Evelyn Vinyl, Hazel Honeysuckle, Stache Novak, Perle Noire, Albert Cadabra, Poison Ivory, Donny Vomit and stage kitten Amanda Whip.

April 25 Push The Night: Guy J, Stimming, Brad Miller, Coyu, Edu Imbernon, Nick Muir, Guy Mantzur

One of Verboten’s resident parties, Push The Night – The New York based event series by Brad Miller —  explores the deeper and stronger sides of underground dance music through its signature style of rhythm, energy, and melody.

Israeli producer Guy J has established himself as one of the most sophisticated and emotive producers in electronic music of the last decade, with a body of work and a sphere of influence that belies relatively short time in the spotlight. Whether it be his sensual, hypnotic take on house music, his deeply textured techno or his wondrous ambient material, his work is always touched with a magic and emotion that few rival. Also on the bill is the house music innovator Stimming.

Next up are celebrated Catalan DJ and producer CoyuEdu Imbernon and his expert blend of  electronica, house and indie; Nick Muir, who is best known for his work as a producer of electronic dance music both on his own and as one half of the Bedrock production team with DJ John Digweed; and Tel Aviv-based Guy Mantzur, who draws influences from tech house, techno, and proper progressive house to create his own distinctive musical template.

April 26 Zeitgeist: Audion [DJ set], Tiga, Tim Sweeney

Verboten presents the first night of Matthew Dear’s ‘Audion Presents’ residency, with the concept of “performing with artists who inspire me by playing forward, body moving electronic music,” he states. The inaugural edition features Tiga and Tim Sweeney in the Control Room, as well as Will Calcutt, Jakub Alexander, and Max Pask in the Cabaret Bar.

Depending on whom you ask, Verboten resident Matthew Dear is a DJ, a dance-music producer, an experimental pop artist, a bandleader. Or Audion. He co-founded both Ghostly International and its dancefloor offshoot, Spectral Sound. He’s had remixes commissioned by The XX, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Spoon, Hot Chip, The Postal Service, and Chemical Brothers; he’s made mixes for the Fabric mix series and Get Physical’s Body Language. He straddles multiple musical worlds and belongs to none—and he’s just hitting his stride.

Montreal born DJ/Producer and Turbo Recordings boss Tiga is responsible for throwing a series of small parties which helped re-invigorate the Montreal dance scene in the 90s. The following decade saw numerous releases and remixes for fellow techno spinners and release of  a searing rendition of his former Mother Mio bandmate Corey Hart’s solo smash “Sunglasses at Night,“ which challenged dancers and seduced critics alike. Meanwhile, Turbo Recordings allows the Montreal house sound and scene to flourish by supporting their local artists, but at the same level they are delivering pleasing sounds from across the globe.

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Verboten April 2014
April 4 Cajmere, Lee Curtiss, Moon Boots, Maxxi Soundsystem, Russ Yallop
April 5 Safer At Night: Kim Ann Foxman, Curses, Walker & Royce, DKDS, Gotham City Creepers, Total Fitness
April 11 Zeitgeist: Felix da Housecat, Metro Area [DJ set], Kate Simko, Clarian
April 12 Somewhere in BKN: Carl Craig, Davide Squillace, Martin Buttrich, Kenny Larkin, Ataxia, Chuck Flash + Keith Kemp
April 18 Lee Burridge, Mike Koury, Bedouin
April 19 20vum: Josh Wink, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs [DJ set], M A N I K
April 25 Push The Night: Guy J, Stimming, Brad Miller, Coyu, Edu Imbernon, Nick Muir, Guy Mantzur
April 26 Zeitgeist: Audion [DJ set], Tiga, Tim Sweeney
Verboten
54 North 11th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211