Ketamine: The Musical’ at House of Yes; Three Sold Out Performances, Fourth Show Added!

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‘Ketamine: The Musical’ at House of Yes

Originally a “One-Night-Only” Show, Now With Three Sold Out Performances!

Late Night Invite Only Fourth Show Added – Thursday, August 18th at 11:45pm

“Anaesthetically pleasing: ‘Ketamine the Musical’ opens in Bushwick” – Brooklyn Paper

Following the initial announcement of ‘Ketamine: The Musical,’ an overwhelming demand has led to Brooklyn’s House of Yes extending their run for two additional performances, both of which have now sold out well in advance. Described as a “psychedelic, hyper-creative, hyper-weird, work of performance art” by director and venue co-owner Anya Sapozhnikova when speaking to Brooklyn Paper.  “We want it to be a little dissociative, but it’s basically a circus and physical theater musical.”

‘Ketamine: The Musical’  is a one of a kind trippy musical aiming to educate and entertain as viewers set in for the trip of a lifetime and watch one man’s journey through multiple mind-altering states of a drug-addled anaesthetic user after he takes ketamine — an animal tranquilizer that has become a party drug notorious both for its psychedelic qualities and tendency to leave one jelly-legged. The show will feature 12 high-flying aerial acts and will be an immersive, participatory, psychoactive and dissociative spectacle.

Running at approximately 75 minutes, viewers will be seated because obviously you can’t stand on ketamine. The trippy musical is poised to invoke discussion about the drug and drug addiction. “What I’m interested in doing is removing the shame and stigma around drug use because that’s what prevents people from getting help,” said Sapozhnikova.

Ketamine: The Musical
Wednesday, August 17 at 7pm (2nd show added!) – SOLD OUT
Thursday, August 18  at 7pmSOLD OUT
Thursday, August 18  at 11:45pm (4th show added!) – INVITE ONLY

Friday, August 19 at 7pm (3rd show added!)  – SOLD OUT

Starring:  EVERYONE at the House of Yes
Musical Direction by David Kiss and Sir Nathan with collaboration from the cast
Cast: Justin Ketchner, Melissa Augerre, Anya Sapozhnikova, Katie Drackert, Nathan Oglesby, Hannah Mac, Eric Coolidge, Becky Neil, Justin Ketchner, Kae Burke, Melissa Augerre, Joshua Oates,  Daisy Press + special guests

Lighting Design: Dan Alaimo

21+. Seated show. Because obviously you can’t stand on Ketamine.

Duration approximately 1 hour 15 minutes that feels like an eternity (the fun and scary kind)

House of Yes
2 Wyckoff Ave

Brooklyn, NY 11237

@HouseofYesNYC

About House of Yes:
House of Yes opened its third iteration in Bushwick at the beginning of 2016 to become a beacon of NYC nightlife after shuttering its doors too soon in East Williamsburg three years ago. Original partners Anya Sapozhnikova and Kae Burke, teamed up with Ilan Telmont and Justin Ahiyon to build out the best venue ever with a little help from their friends, seeding a Kickstarter campaign for $92,340 (original goal: $60,000). The space includes an art-deco restaurant parlor, a spectacularly decorated warehouse-sized performance space, a courtyard with kitschy repurposed decor, and a clandestine mini-club. House of Yes is now the home of circus spectacles, immersive cinema, burlesque and cabaret shows, aerial extravaganzas, nightlife parties, morning raves, brunch, BBQs, and bubble baths, all with superior sound and exemplary service. Each night is specially curated to create an immersive experience with music, theatrics, and performances to titillate the senses and expand your mind, unlike any other venue in Brooklyn right now.

House of Yes Hosts Burning Man Warm Up August 19-21 + Burn Night Party September 2

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House of Yes Hosts Burning Man Warm Up August 19-21 + Burn Night Party September 2 
 Two Weekend of Burner Dance Parties, Interactive Art Installations, Costume Market + Fashion Show Extravaganza, And More!

“One of the most innovative and collaborative nightclubs in New York City.”- THUMP

Friday, August 19  Love Muscle // Pre-Playa Art Extravaganza
Saturday, August 20 + Sunday, August 21  Burning Man Costume Market Extravaganza
Saturday, August 20  Taste of Dust: Nighttime Urban Oasis
Friday, September 2  Get Lit // Misfit Burning Man Party

Love Muscle’s interactive art installation, The Orb, The Antenna, The Pit
(Photo Credit: Gratitude Migration)

With less than four weeks until Burning Man, Brooklyn’s House of Yes invites you to experience the thriving Burner culture from August 19-21 at their spectacular Bushwick venue as it transforms into the ultimate one stop shop for all your Burning Man Playa needs, wants, and desires. Welcoming veteran and virgin Burners alike, House of Yes will host a weekend of outrageous dancing and snazzy Playa costume shopping.

Kickstarting the fun on Friday night is Love Muscle’s Pre-Playa Art Extravaganza fundraiser. Guests will get a sneak peek of their giant sculptures before they hit the Playa whilst dancing the night away to DJ favorites Dirty Looks, N2N, niceFingers and Seth Hosko. Expect to get physical with these interactive art pieces that are designed to be climbed, danced and swung on. For those not quite Playa ready, the Burning Man Costume Market Extravaganza will take place on Saturday and Sunday afternoon featuring an array of local artists and designers who will be ready to assist Burners get sparkly and costume ready alongside an outrageous fashion show. On Saturday night, after ‘Taste of Dust’ daytime edition, House of Yes welcomes ‘Taste of Dust: Nighttime Urban Oasis’ to keep the party going all night featuring DJ entertainment from the likes of Clarian, Tara Brooks, The Scumfrog, Kellam and many more, plus a special guest DJ still yet to be announced. Additional interactions will include fire performances, ritual effigies, interactive art, sound healing and other dusty delights.

For those stranded in NYC during the annual Black Rock City pilgrimage, House of Yes will bring the Playa to Bushwick on Friday, September 2 with Get Lit. Expect a night full of Burner activities, music by Beat Kitty, Dirtyfinger and more, art cars and installations, fire and aerial performances, dancing and out there costumes all in line with the Burning Man philosophy.

Friday, August 19 – Love Muscle // Pre-Playa Art Extravaganza
Doors at 9pm – FREE before 11pm with RSVP
Guests are invited to dust off their favorite Playa wear and join Love Muscle as it makes an epic return to House of Yes for a fundraising night of dancing and radical self-expression. Revel in this night of precompression with Love Muscle’s newest creation before it hits Playa – interactive steel art installations for party goers to climb, dance, and swing on. In search of a new look for Playa? Step into the Onyx room for the Gay Cowboy Salon decked out with saloon doors, country music, and gay cowboys sprucing up your best Playa look ever. Helping set the ambience of the space will be sacred geometric lamps by Hybycozo and beats by Dirty Looks, niceFingers,  N2N, and Seth Hosko. Standard dress code at House of Yes asks that all attendees come wearing their most outrageous costumes as they support Love Muscle’s fundraiser to help take their new steel sculptures to the next dusty level.

Saturday, August 20 + Sunday, August 21 – Burning Man Costume Market Extravaganza
11am-6pm – FREE to attend / Vendor registration information here
Gear up for Black Rock City with a carefully curated market and fashion show featuring the best local artists and designers for an afternoon full of wearable options that blink, sparkle, glow, flow and fit. Expect to see all types of funky fanny packs, shiny shirts, jazzy jackets, jumpsuits, jewelry, goggles, useful tools, and much more.

Saturday, August 20 – Taste of Dust: Nighttime Urban Oasis 
10pm-6am – Advance tickets here
Get ready for things to come and gather the Playa family as guests are invited to prepare to taste the dust! Get in the spirit of community and dance the night away to a top Burner DJ line up including Clarian, Tara Brooks, The Scumfrog, Kellam in the main room while Tr(Otter), PartyFoul5000, PONY, and Illexxxandra takeover the front room, and a soon to be announced special guest headliner. Taste of Dust invites attendees to be part of the art and focus their energy before hitting the Playa by manifesting the reality they want to live within complete with fire performances, interactive art, large scale sculptures and sound healing for those with pre-Playa jitters. A percentage from ticket sales will be donated to Burners Without Borders who provide relief programs for disaster stricken areas.

Friday, September 2 – Get Lit // Misfit Burning Man Party
9pm-4am – FREE before 11pm with RSVP
Get rid of that FOMO and bust out your would-have-been Playa outfit as House of Yes and the JunXion team up to bring you Black Rock Brooklyn through an unimaginable amount of black lights and LEDs, art cars, Playa bikes, captivating fire dances and performances by Floasis, and much more. Be a part of its gifting economy and bring gifts to share with your fellow Burners. Come together and commemorate this significant weekend in Burner culture, and experience true Burning Man vibes right in Brooklyn as the night is soundtracked by Beat Kitty, Dirtyfinger, and soon to be announced special guest DJs.

House of Yes
2 Wyckoff Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11237

@HouseofYesNYC

About House of Yes:
House of Yes opened its third iteration in Bushwick at the beginning of 2016 to become a beacon of NYC nightlife after shuttering its doors too soon in East Williamsburg three years ago. Original partners Anya Sapozhnikova and Kae Burke, teamed up with Ilan Telmont and Justin Ahiyon to build out the best venue ever with a little help from their friends, seeding a Kickstarter campaign for $92,340 (original goal: $60,000). The space includes an art-deco restaurant parlor, a spectacularly decorated warehouse-sized performance space, a courtyard with kitschy repurposed decor, and a clandestine mini-club. House of Yes is now the home of circus spectacles, immersive cinema, burlesque and cabaret shows, aerial extravaganzas, nightlife parties, morning raves, brunch, BBQs, and bubble baths, all with superior sound and exemplary service. Each night is specially curated to create an immersive experience with music, theatrics, and performances to titillate the senses and expand your mind, unlike any other venue in Brooklyn right now.

Nicole Moudaber & Skin Reveal ‘BREED the RMXS’ EP Out September 2

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Nicole Moudaber & Skin ‘BREED The RMXS’ EP
Featuring Carl Craig, Jamie Jones, Pan-Pot & More
Out September 2 on MOOD Records
After the release of their collaborative ‘BREED’ EP at the end of last summer, Nicole Moudaber and Skin have unveiled the highly anticipated remix package featuring a long list of respected producers. Carl Craig, Fur Coat, Jamie Jones, Jerome Sydenham, Paco Osuna, Pan-Pot and Scuba are just some of the names which have turned their hand to the project. Originally born out of Nicole and Skin of Skunk Anansie’s desire to fuse their rock and techno backgrounds, this is a true for a collaboration project with a difference.
First, techno legend and remix master Carl Craig provides the only remix of “Someone Like You” featured in the EP. A powerful kick drum alongside the original chords take center stage, whilst Skin’s vocals come to the forefront in a series of tension-filled breakdowns. The EP includes two remixes of “Don’t Talk To Me I’m Dancin’.” Jamie Jones’ take involves a thudding, heavy bassline, including the Zebra Katz vocals sampled over the top, whilst Jerome Sydenham takes the track into faster, heavier territory.
Paco Osuna’s jacking, percussion-filled remix of “You Like This” is currently one of Nicole’s favorite tracks to play out – featuring a surprise buzz-saw synth drop mid way through, it’s easy to visualize the effect this would have on a dancefloor. In his remix of the same track, Berliner Hector keeps the strolling rhythm of the original, adding sub bass and synth touches before bringing the vocals in more than halfway through. MJ Hall, Nicki Minaj’s producer – uses the original as a hip-hop sample, with rapper Luz Wang featured on the track.
Pan-Pot takes on “These Walls Are Made Of Water”, adding the duo’s characteristically stomping touch as well as dramatic new synth melodies. This remix is another Nicole favorite, often featured in her sets and her In the MOOD radio shows. French emotive techno specialist Paul Ritch turns in an atmospheric, driving remix for this track as well.
Lastly we see remixes for the most conventionally “techno” track of the original EP. “Organic Love” is treated to a melodic yet industrial remix by Scuba, whilst Fur Coat remixes the track into a more dark and dramatic affair.
‘BREED The RMXS’ EP is the latest incarnation of Nicole and Skin’s collaboration since the original project’s release in September last year. The pair have since been sharing the stage with each other at high-profile slots such as Space Ibiza and Coachella. Furthermore, the original EP was submitted and accepted into the Grammys for consideration – the remixes ensure that there now is a version of each track to fit into any set.
Nicole Moudaber & Skin’s ‘BREED The RMXS’ is out September 2 via MOOD Records. 
‘BREED The RMXS’ EP Tracklist
1. Nicole Moudaber feat. Skin – Someone Like You (Carl Craig)
2. Nicole Moudaber & Skin – Don’t Talk To Me I’m Dancin’ feat. ZFK (Jamie Jones Remix)
3. Nicole Moudaber & Skin – You Like This (Paco Osuna Remix)
4. Nicole Moudaber & Skin – These Walls Are Made Of Water (Pan-Pot Remix)
5. Nicole Moudaber & Skin – Organic Love (Scuba Remix)
6. Nicole Moudaber & Skin – These Walls Are Made of Water (Paul Ritch Remix)
7. Nicole Moudaber & Skin – Organic Love (Fur Coat Remix)
8. Nicole Moudaber & Skin – You Like This (Hector Remix)
9. Nicole Moudaber & Skin – Don’t Talk To Me I’m Dancin’ feat. ZFK (Jerome Sydenham Remix)
10. Nicole Moudaber & Skin – You Like This (MJ Hall Remix feat. Luz Wang Remix)
Nicole Moudaber Tour Dates
August 5  Gallipoli, Italy @ Praja
August 6  San Teodoro, Italy @ Ambra Night
August 7  Civitanova Marche, Italy @ Shada Club
August 12  Villaricos, Spain @ Dreambeach
August 13  Tenerife, Spain @ Sunblast Festival
August 14  Venice, Italy @ Il Muretto – Paradise
August 15  Ibiza, Spain @ DC10 – Circoloco
August 22  Ibiza, Spain @ DC10 – Circoloco
August 27  Zamardi, Hungary @ B my Lake Festival
August 28  London, UK @ SW4 – ANTS Stage
August 30  Ibiza, Spain @ Space Ibiza – Music Is Revolution: The Final Chapter
*September 2  San Bernardino, CA @ Nocturnal Wonderland
*September 4  Toronto, Canada @ Electric Island
September 10  Singapore, Singapore @ Ultra Singapore
September 15  Bali, Indonesia @ Ultra Bach Bali – Potato Head Beach Club
September 17  Tokyo, Japan @ Ultra Japan
September 24  Madrid, Spain @ Fabrik – Mindshake
September 28  Ibiza, Spain @ DC10 – Paradise Closing
October 1  Cardiff, UK @ The Vaults
October 2  Nuremberg, Germany @ Der Hirsch
October 20  Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Gashouder – Awakenings presents Drumcode
October 21  Hamburg, Germany @ Uebel & Gefährlich
*November 11  El Paso, TX @ 301
November 18  Aberdeen, Scotland @ The Tunnels – MoodRAW
November 19  Manchester, UK @ The Warehouse Project – Circoloco
December 2  Zurich, Switzerland @ Club Bellevue
December 3  Munich, Germany @ Contact Festival
*Denotes North American dates

House of Love Returns to House of Yes Friday, August 5 – Opening With Interactive Theater Act ‘Foreplay’

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House of Love Returns To House of Yes Friday August 5th
Opening With Interactive Theater Act ‘Foreplay’
A sensual dance party experience featuring a pop-up strip club, rooftop hot tub and more as well as special guest DJ Jonas Rathsman
7pm Foreplay (Interactive Theater)

9pm House of Love (Dance Party)

“One of the most innovative and collaborative nightclubs in New York City.” – THUMP
House of Love | Photo Credit: David Cova

House of Yes, the outrageous Bushwick club and performance art space welcomes back House of Love on Friday, August 5 combining a night of pleasure and sensual experiences alongside an amazing dance party featuring an extended set by Sweden’s Jonas Rathsman. Describing House of Yes, USA Today calls it “New York’s best new event space [that] has changed the city’s nightlife forever.” House of Love’s return to this premier Brooklyn club alongside a talented DJ lineup and extensive list of sensual activities, promises to once again go far beyond your wildest dreams.

To set the mood for the evening, House of Yes presents Foreplay, an interactive theatrical experience inspired by House of Love starting at 7pm. Blurring the lines between those who watch and are watched, Foreplay will feature an hour and a half of emotionally and physically stimulating acts between guests and House of Yes performers to lower inhibitions and heighten the senses. Acts will not be contained to the stage. Entertainment will take place in the round,  from the inside out. Get ready to move. Get ready to explore. Expect to be fed.  Foreplay stimulates both partners’ sexuality, lowers inhibitions and increases emotional intimacy. Foreplay is good for you.

For those unfamiliar with House of Love, the night will feature an amazing array of activities and entertainment. Guests are invited to be blindfolded and taken on blind dates, they can immerse themselves in a giant cuddle puddle with their sexy new friends, get a spanking courtesy of Daddy’s BDSM Dungeon Experience, catch a striptease show or lap dance at Dirty Diamond (the House of Yes pop-up strip club), receive a deep tissue massage, discover secret rooms, or play with feathers and bubble baths. Dance the night away to renowned international DJ, Jonas Rathsman who comes fresh off the UK’s Secret Garden Party stage, alongside local favorites Playsuit and Illich Mujica. Providing the tunes in the the front room will be Brooklyn’s own house DJ and producer, Ryan Clover.

It’s a party that celebrates affirmative consent and is for lovers of life, partners in pleasure, sexy soloists and for anyone looking for a life-changing night that will open the heart and create connections one can only crave. It’s a night to go outside your norms, try something new, and to embrace the full spectrum of gender and sexual possibilities in a safe party space (with consent of course!). Guests are asked to leave the jeans, t-shirts and sneakers at home and to rock their favorite outfit looking and feeling their absolute best. Dress as soirée seductresses, stud muffins, BDSM, chic and kinky or go in drag in order to help create the perfect atmosphere for a playground of flirting and connection through experimentation, expression and exploration.

Foreplay. // Interactive Theatrical Experience $50-$75 Advance tickers are available here.

House of Love Lineup:

House of Love Activities and Interactions:

  • Dirty Diamond: House of Yes’ renowned pop-up strip club

  • Daddy’s BDSM dungeon experience

  • Rooftop hot tub

  • Bathtubs and bubble baths

  • Blindfolds and blind dates

  • Secret rooms

  • Seduction and sensual bliss

  • Cuddle puddles

  • Deep tissue massages

  • Feathers and feelings
House of Love $15-$35 Advance tickets are available here.

House of Yes
2 Wyckoff Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11237
About House of Yes:
House of Yes opened its third iteration in Bushwick at the beginning of 2016 to become a beacon of NYC nightlife after shuttering its doors too soon in East Williamsburg three years ago. Original partners Anya Sapozhnikova and Kae Burke, teamed up with Ilan Telmont and Justin Ahiyon to build out the best venue ever with a little help from their friends, seeding a Kickstarter campaign for $92,340 (original goal: $60,000). The space includes an art-deco restaurant parlor, a spectacularly decorated warehouse-sized performance space, a courtyard with kitschy repurposed decor, and a clandestine mini-club. House of Yes is now the home of circus spectacles, immersive cinema, burlesque and cabaret shows, aerial extravaganzas, nightlife parties, morning raves, brunch, BBQs, and bubble baths, all with superior sound and exemplary service. Each night is specially curated to create an immersive experience with music, theatrics, and performances to titillate the senses and expand your mind, unlike any other venue in Brooklyn right now.

Berlin Duo PAN-POT Release ‘Win Some’ EP on MOOD Records – OUT NOW!

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Berlin Duo Pan-Pot Release ‘Win Some’ EP on MOOD Records
Out July 29 on Beatport
[MOOD 033]
‘”Win Some” is a highly meditative piece guiding listeners into a cathartic, entranced state.” — Dancing Astronaut
The German two-man-machine that is Pan-Pot take a breather from their imprint, Second State Audio and apply their slick dancefloor science to Nicole Moudaber’s label MOOD Records with their two track ‘Win Some’ EP out now on Beatport. While the titles might enjoy a light-hearted play on words, the sounds themselves are straight-up peak time, no-mess techno constructions.
“Win Some” is the ultimate DJ jewel; lacing clever layers of percussion and a pneumatic sub/kick relationship, that just rolls and rolls into infinity with heads-down energy and a dynamic that’s ideal for deep mix blends. “Lose Some” plays the perfect foil as it chats with a slightly housier sonic syntax before going absolutely loco midway with a paranoid synth scribble that disappears as quickly as it flashes into the mix, creating that trippy blink-and-miss sensation that electrify the best sets when precision dropped.
Win some, lose some…The perfect techno yin and yang, the ultimate balance of shades and, just maybe, an allegory for life itself: Everything goes up and down, our experience on this planet is in a constant state of flux. Be sure to dig deep and reflect life’s rich balance with these two on-point MOOD Records released gems.
Often complementing one another, Pan-Pot’s ability to fill each other’s void in both the studio and DJ booth has allowed them to become regulars on lineups for world-renowned events such as Awakenings, Time Warp, Sonus Festival as well as consecutive residencies for HYTE at the world-famous Ibiza nightclub Amnesia. With a career spanning more than a decade, the heavy-hitting German duo consisting of Tassilo Ippenberger and Thomas Benedix, aim to take on the summer season with their first release on MOOD Records stocked in their musical arsenal.

Pan-Pot’s ‘Win Some’ EP is available via MOOD Records exclusively on Beatport.
‘Win Some’ EP Tracklisting
1. Win Some
2. Lose Some
Pan-Pot Tour Dates
July 30  Gallipoli, Italy @ Cave
July 30  Gartringen, Germany @ WET Open Air Festival
July 31  Berlin, Germany @ Watergate Open Air
August 3  Ibiza, Spain @ HYTE at Amnesia
August 5  Viana do Castelo, Portugal @ Neopop Festival
August 6  Vrnjačka Banja, Serbia @ Lovefest
August 9  Ibiza, Spain @ Music Is Revolution with Carl Cox at Space
August 12  Barcelona, Spain @ DGTL Festival
August 13  Zurich, Switzerland @ Street Parade
August 13  Valencia, Spain @ Medusa Sunbeach Festival
August 17  Ibiza, Spain @ HYTE at Amnesia
August 24  Pag Island, Croatia @ Sonus Festival
August 26  Ubersee, Germany @ Chiemsee Summer Festival
August 27  Ludwigshafen, Germany @ Loft Club
August 28  Birmingham, UK @ The Rainbow Arena
August 31  Ibiza, Spain @ HYTE at Amnesia
September 7  Ibiza, Spain @ HYTE at Amnesia
September 9  Lausanne, Switzerland @ D! Club
September 10  Kent, UK @ The Social Festival
September 17  Izola, Slovenia @ Ambasada Gavioli
September 21  Ibiza, Spain @ HYTE at Amnesia
*September 22-25  Oakdale, CA @ Symbiosis Gathering
September 28  Ibiza, Spain @ HYTE at Amnesia
October 1  San Millán De La Cogolla, Spain @ Amnesia
October 5  Ibiza, Spain @ HYTE Closing Party at Amnesia
October 22  Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Awakenings ADE at Gashouder
October 29  Manchester, UK @ Elrow at The Warehouse Project
*Denotes North American date
For more information on Pan-Pot
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