Tickets on Sale for Red
Bull Music Academy New York 2013
April 26, 2013 at 12:30 PM
ET - LatinRapper.com / Majestic Relations
Tickets are now available
for the genre-defying concerts, sub-rattling club nights,
jaw-dropping installations, and inspiring talks from music
legends that will take place across New York during the 15th
edition of the Red Bull Music Academy from April 28 to May 31.
Over 230 artists hailing
from 35 countries will participate in this multi-layered
festival and conference, unlike anything NYC has seen before.
www.redbullmusicacademy.com to purchase tickets and see
the full details for the 37 shows.
There is no label more New York than DFA Records, and 12 years
after the release of their first 12”, “House of Jealous
Lovers” by The Rapture, the Red Bull Music Academy will throw
their biggest party to date at Grand Prospect Hall on May 25.
Playing live will be Shit Robot , The Crystal Ark, Benoit &
Sergio, YACHT, Prinzhorn Dance School, Planningtorock , Larry
Gus, Dan Bodan and Black Dice , with DJ sets by label founder
James Murphy , The Juan MacLean, Pat Mahoney, Nancy Whang, Tim
Sweeney, The Rapture’s Gabe and Vito, Still Going, Marcus
Marr, and more to be added to the lineup.
Swapping the studio for the stage for one night, some of
today’s most in-demand hip hop hitmakers will be at The
Knitting Factory on May 22 for Drum Majors. Production
heavyweights like long-time Drake collaborator Boi-1da, the
main man behind Chicago’s drill rap sound, Young Chop (Chief
Keef, Pusha T), and ratchet trailblazer DJ Mustard (Tyga, 2
Chainz) will exclusively reinterpret their biggest tracks live
on stage. Other producers set to perform include J.U.S.T.I.C.E.
League (Rick Ross, Nas), Bangladesh (Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj),
Drumma Boy (Gucci Mane, Young Jeezy) and New Orleans vet Mannie
Fresh who helped propel Lil Wayne to superstar status in the
mid- to late nineties.
On May 28, the Red Bull Music Academy will premiere the much
talked-about Elements of Light show by Pantha Du Prince and
his The Bell Laboratory project. The concert in the venerable
surroundings of Manhattan’s West Park Church will feature a
ten-piece band on live electronics – and hundreds of (tubular)
The following night will see Oscar and Grammy Award winner
Ryuichi Sakamoto (of Yellow Magic Orchestra fame) and German
electronic artist Alva Noto bring their acclaimed A/V show,
“s”, to the US for the first time. At the Metropolitan Museum
of Art, sparse percussions, throbbing bass, and crystalline
piano solos will be embedded in sine waves or reworked live on
stage, to establish a new concept of minimal, yet emotionally
charged, electronic music.
25 years after first crossing paths, the duo synonymous with
NYC house music, ‘Little’ Louie Vega and Kenny ‘Dope’ Gonzalez
aka Masters At Work, will play an exclusive, three-hour-long
live set of their biggest tunes at one of NYC’s premier night
clubs – Le Bain at the Standard Hotel – on May 3. With a whole
new generation of producers currently turning to their classic
house sound for inspiration, they will also bring along long-
time collaborators as special guests, as well as participants
of this year’s Red Bull Music Academy.
On May 20, dance music revolutionary, Donna Summer producer
and Daft Punk collaborator, Giorgio Moroder will play his
first-ever DJ set live at the Red Bull Music Academy’s special
edition of François K’s internationally renowned Manhattan
weekly, Deep Space at Cielo. Moroder will be joined by Academy
students T.Williams and Benjamin Damage, who have both been
making major waves recently with their respective takes on
soulful garage and twisted techno.
No Sleep Till Croydon is a show paying tribute to the roots of
what is arguably the most influential form of electronic dance
music of the past decade, dubstep. Genre trailblazers Skream ,
Mala , Hatcha (Skream’s former mentor at pivotal South London
record store Big Apple) and Plastician are all set to play
sets of true classic dubstep records and beyond, at SRB
Brooklyn on May 24.
Sharing knowledge has been a pillar of the Red Bull Music
Academy since day 1, so on various days in different
locations, an array of pioneering artists and producers will
speak about and share their creative approach, and recall the
moments that really mattered. Erykah Badu will talk about
artistic freedom, motherhood, and controversy at the Brooklyn
Museum on April 30, followed by a DJ set (under her DJ Lo Down
Loretta Brown moniker) at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, as
special guest for Brainfeeder Session NYC. Brian Eno will give
one of his “Illustrated Talks” at the Great Hall at Cooper
Union on May 6. James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem fame will
revisit his unlikely rise to superstardom and starting the
era- defining DFA label at the NYU Skirball Center on May 27.
And on May 5, the producers of three pivotal David Bowie
albums – Tony Visconti, Ken Scott – who’s also known as one of
the main engineers for The Beatles – and Chic mastermind Nile
Rodgers will give rare insights into the career of one of
music’s most singular artists, as part of Classic Album
Previously announced Red Bull Music Academy New York 2013
events include a summit of bass music pioneers (United States
of Bass), the East Coast debut of Brian Eno’s 77 Million
Paintings, a Culture Clash at the Roseland Ballroom between
leading crews in hip hop, electronic music, dancehall and
tropical bass, and a noise micro-festival at the Knockdown
Center with Stephen O’Malley and Kim Gordon’s Body/Head
amongst many others (Drone Activity in Progress).
The Red Bull Music Academy event series will also feature
performances by all 62 music makers selected as participants
of the five-week-long workshop. Artists include current
innovators of the global dance music and alternative pop scene
such as Objekt (Hessle Audio), koreless (Young Turks), Rudi
Zygadlo (Planet Mu), Evian Christ (Tri Angle), Suzanne Kraft
(Running Back), Octo Octa (100% Silk), Sinjin Hawke (Pelican
Fly), Benjamin Damage (50WEAPONS), T.Williams (PMR, Rinse),
and many more.
See appendix below for a full list of events and visit
www.redbullmusicacademy.com for links to ticket sales.
More artists will be added to the lineup over the next couple
of weeks, before the 2013 Red Bull Music Academy finally kicks
off on April 28.
About Red Bull Music Academy
The 15th edition of the Red Bull Music Academy will take place
in NYC from April 28 to May 31, 2013, bringing together 62
carefully selected producers, vocalists, beat-makers,
instrumentalists and DJs from 35 countries. They will attend
intimate lecture sessions and collaborate on music in an
expansive, custom-built creative studio space in Chelsea,
designed by acclaimed architect Jeffrey Inaba.
More than 1,500 musical luminaries have participated in past
incarnations of the Red Bull Music Academy. Former lecturers
include Steve Reich, Sly & Robbie, M.I.A., Hot Chip, MF Doom,
RZA, Gilberto Gil and pioneering synth inventor Bob Moog,
amongst others. Many Academy alumni have gone on to become
true innovators of their scenes like LA soul singer Aloe Blacc
(“I Need A Dollar”); experimental electronic music producer
Flying Lotus , currently collaborating with Odd Future and
Thom Yorke; Hudson Mohakwe, a British producer signed to Kanye
West’s G.O.O.D. empire; and UK singer Katy B, who’s credited
with introducing the sound of London’s dubstep and garage
scene to the pop mainstream.
The Red Bull Music Academy has been pairing industry legends
and emerging music makers since 1998 in cities such as Berlin,
Cape Town, Melbourne, Barcelona, Rome, Săo Paulo and London.
This unique combination of old school knowledge and new school
sounds is unrivaled for its creative exploration and
achievement. Each Academy edition leaves behind structures to
encourage musical collaboration and creative exchange for
years to come. By the end of 2013, there will be ten Red Bull
Music Academy recording studios around the world.
For more information on the Red Bull Music Academy and to
access thousands of lecture videos, mixes, and exclusive
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