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History ends it second season of the highly celebrated series, One Step Beyond, presented with The Fader Magazine on Friday, June 5, 2009 from 9 PM - 1 AM. Named the 'Best Museum Party' by New York Magazine, One Step Beyond locks down the galaxy with DJ sets from headliner Moby with enfant terrible of the beat busting scene, Holy Ghost! and a set by Martin
Moscrop of A Certain Ratio with an opener by Activaire DJs. Tickets are $25, which includes cosmic visuals by Fuevoz (with VJs SeeJ and Benton-C), entry to the Museum's breathtaking Moby-mixed SonicVison Show, and a pass for one future Museum visit. Advance tickets are recommended and available at www.amnh.org/osb. The entrance to the event is located on Central Park West at West 79th Street.
Moby has been making music since he was 9 years old. He started out playing classical guitar and then went on to play with seminal Connecticut hardcore punk group 'the Vatican commandoes' when he was 13. He started DJing after leaving college, and was a fixture in the late 80's New York house and hip-hop scenes.
He released his first single, 'go' in 1991(listed as one of Rolling Stone's best records of all time), and has been making albums ever since. His own records have sold over 20,000,000 copies worldwide, and he's also produced and remixed scores of other artists, including David Bowie, Metallica, the Beastie Boys, Public Enemy, among others.
He has toured tirelessly, playing well over 3,000 concerts in his career, and has also had his music used in hundreds of different films, including 'Heat', 'Any Given Sunday', 'Tomorrow Never Dies', and 'The Beach', among others.
Moby works closely with a variety of different charities, including the humane society and the institute for music and neurologic function, and in 2007 he launched mobygratis, which provides free music for independent filmmakers.
He has just finished making his next record 'wait for me' in his New York studio, which is set for release in June 2009. For more information, please see www.moby.com
Holy Ghost! (DFA)
Brooklyn's Holy Ghost! are Nicholas Millhiser and Alex Frankel. The duo has originally part of the live rap group Automato whose debut was produced by DFA's James Murphy and Tim Goldsworthy. Nicholas is also part of The Juan Maclean's live band. Now they've stepped out on their own to be among the leaders in the current disco revival that is quickly taking over dance floors across the globe, using these amazing analogue sounds...
Holy Ghost! are currently signed to DFA Records, the legendary New York label that is home to the likes of LCD Soundsystem, Hot Chip and The Juan MacLean. For more information, please see www.myspace.com/holyghostnyc or www.dfarecords.com
MARTIN MOSCROP (A CERTAIN RATIO)
Martin has been part of the Manchester music scene as a musician, songwriter, producer, remixer and DJ for the last 32 years. He is an original member of Factory Records 'A Certain Ratio'. ACR have released 55 singles, 20 albums and appeared on 22 compilations and in two films spanning over 4 decades.
A Certain Ratio has just released a new album called 'Mind Made Up'.
Always an innovator, Martin's CV not only includes playing guitar and producing other acts, he went on to cut Manchester's first Acid House track in 88' - Acid 2 Xstacy, by ED209. He also worked as the music coordinator on the film ''24 Hour Party People'. He has become known for DJing in the UK, Europe and the USA at places like APT, Open Air and Luxx in NY, Glasgow's Death Disco and Manchester's Electric Chair. This has been amplified since the resurgence of the New York 'Punk Funk' scene and the development of labels like DFA and bands like the LCD Soundsystem, Radio 4 and The Bravery.
Activaire is a music design agency, blending the disciplines of Design and Architecture with DJ culture. Devoted to developing custom music programs, this 8-year-old company has developed a roster of top clients including Karim Rashid, Gordon Ramsay, Hyatt Hotels, Luxury Resorts, Hilton Hotels and Resorts, and Uniqlo.
The Rose Center for Earth and Space is one of the most engaging and beautiful public spaces in the world. Inside One Step Beyond, attendees can check out complimentary screenings of SonicVision, a groundbreaking digitally animated alternative music show. SonicVision takes audiences on a mind-warping musical roller-coaster ride through fantastical dreamspace. With a mix by Moby and featuring tracks from Radiohead, U2, David Bowie, Coldplay, Queens of the Stone Age, Prodigy, The Flaming Lips, Fischerspooner, Spiritualized, Audioslave, Stereolab, Boards of Canada, David Byrne and Brian Eno, Goldfrapp, Zwan, White Zombie, and Moby, the music ignites this one-of-a-kind computer-generated musical and visual experience, which uses next-generation digital technology to illuminate the Planetarium's dome with a dazzling morphing of colorful visions.
About the American Museum of Natural History
The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world's preeminent scientific, educational, and cultural institutions. Since its founding in 1869, the Museum has advanced its global mission to explore and interpret human cultures and the natural world through a wide-reaching program of scientific research, education, and exhibitions. The Museum accomplishes this ambitious goal through its extensive facilities and resources. The institution houses 46 permanent exhibition halls, state-of-the-art research laboratories, one of the largest natural-history libraries in the western hemisphere, and a permanent collection of more than 30 million specimens and cultural artifacts. With a scientific staff of more than 200, the Museum supports research divisions in Anthropology, Paleontology, Invertebrate and Vertebrate Zoology, and the Physical Sciences. The Museum shares its treasures and discoveries with approximately four million onsite visitors from around the world each year. AMNH-produced exhibitions and Space Shows can currently be seen in venues on five continents, reaching an audience of millions. In addition, the Museum's website, www.amnh.org, extends its collections, exhibitions, and educational programs to millions more beyond the Museum's walls.