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Pop / Rock 01/05/2014

Verboten May 2014 Lineup

Verboten May 2014 Lineup

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New York, NY (Top40 Charts/ Plexi PR) "…with March's opening of Verboten, a 10,000-square-foot, open-till-6 a.m. dance club with a Teutonic theme and a strong European lean, this newly anointed night life concourse is truly starting to feel like a Little Berlin."
- The New York Times

"Wait - you still haven't been to Verboten yet? You really should pay a visit to the Williamsburg club…Great DJs, fab sound, a warehousey vibe and a fun crowd - what more do you want?" - Time Out New York

May 2 APEX Tour: Justin Martin / Catz n Dogz / Kill Frenzy / Harvard Bass / Curses / DKDS / Star Eyes / Tony Quattro
May 3 Verboten: Ida Engberg [Extended Set] / Russ Yallop / Deepak Sharma // Bespoke: AFFKT / Pattern Drama / Kev O'Brien
May 7 PopGun presents: Adult. / Xeno & Oaklander / Stallone The Reducer
May 8 Kimyon Huggins [Art Show, 7-11pm]
May 9 Tone of Arc (live) / Alex Niggeman / Greg Pidcock / Scarlett Etienne / John Dill
May 10 Verboten: Agoria / Kindness / Pattern Drama // Push The Night: Ripperton / Lusine [live] / Nicole Ross
May 16 Danny Howells
May 17 Wasabassco Burlesque Show: CIRCUS! [7pm-10pm]
May 17 Zeitgeist: Chromeo [DJ set] // Bespoke: Andhim / Bedouin [11pm]
May 22 House on Mute
May 23 Susanne Bartsch presents KUNST!
May 24 Electric Deluxe: Speedy J / Oscar Mulero / Lucy / Brendan Moeller / Subjected / Brad Miller
May 29 GBH: Fred Falke
May 30 Trouble & Bass: Heidi / Spankrock // Mixpak Records: Dre Skull, Dubbel Dutch + more
May 31 Culprit Sessions 5 Year Anniversary: Droog / Matthias Tanzmann / Lee Curtiss / Matt Tolfrey / jozif / Justin Jay

Verboten welcomes spring by bringing the world's best underground dance music talent to Brooklyn this May. Verboten kicks it off with the highly anticipated APEX North American Tour with Justin Martin, Catz N Dogz, Kill Frenzy, Harvard Bass, Curses, and more, as well as the launch of Ida Engberg's DJ residency. Verboten also will host its first live concert with PopGun, featuring Adult., and continues its cultural programming with an art show by Brooklyn artist Kimyon Huggins and the return of the club kids for Susanne Bartsch's KUNST! Highlights also include a DJ set by Chromeo, May Mixmag cover artist Heidi, showcases from noted labels Electric Deluxe and Culprit LA's 5 Year anniversary, and much more.

May 2 APEX Tour: Justin Martin / Catz n Dogz / Kill Frenzy / Harvard Bass / Curses / DKDS / Star Eyes / Tony Quattro
The APEX North American Tour comes to Verboten, aiming to reconnect to the roots of dance music by celebrating the art of DJing (read more at As one of the founders of Dirtybird Records, Justin Martin has been an integral part of the electronic scene. From eleasing a number of bold records and throwing parties all over the world, to landing a spot on Pete Tong's BBC Essential Mix series as well as the front cover of DJ Magazine, Justin has made his mark on the dancefloor. Catz n Dogz are the fun-loving runners of label Pets Recordings, started in 2010. Last year saw the duo collaborating with KiNK on the 'Love EP' for Dirtybird as well as the free release of the 'Untitled' album under their Different Mark alias. Get ready for their bass-heavy, colorful, groove-laden DJ sets at Verboten. Kill Frenzy makes genre-bending club tunes that are spun from everyone from Soul Clap to Skrillex. Hailing from Belgium, the young DJ comes to Verboten to show off his chops behind the decks and his ability to bridge gaps between styles, cliques and crews around the world. Harvard Bass combines smooth, minimal beats and deep ghetto house grooves with corrosively addicting drum patterns. His track, "Techyes," is an unforgettable collaboration with the legendary Green Velvet that harkens back to the glory days of techno while more recent releases such as "Lazer Beams" (Relief Records), and "Plex" (Dubfire's Sci-Tec Digital Label) incorporate this influence with modern elements.

Trouble & Bass, lead by founder Curses, is a Brooklyn-based, cutting-edge bass focused record label and nightlife venture. They tout "Trouble & Bass is the sound of staying up all night and getting wild in the streets, sweat dripping off the walls and speakers pounding in your face." Come to a party and you just might agree.

May 3 Verboten: Ida Engberg [Extended Set] / Russ Yallop / Deepak Sharma // Bespoke: AFFKT / Pattern Drama / Kev O'Brien
Ida Engberg has carved herself a career as a DJ/Producer through relentless hard work and passion. Hailing from Sweden, she is a key member of the scene's ongoing techno talent roster. Ida's versatility is infectious, whether playing big room techno at Drumcode nights and festivals like Awakenings, The BPM Festival and Ultra Music Festival, or deep house at clubs and after hours all around the world. Verboten is happy to host Ida as she launches her 2014 residency this May.

May 7 PopGun presents: Adult. / Xeno & Oaklander / Stallone The Reducer
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. Verboten is excited to put on its first concert with Adult., curated by Popgun, a Brooklyn independent concert and party promotions company.

May 8 Kimyon Huggins [Art Show, 7-11 pm]
Kimyon Huggins is a multimedia artist currently residing in Brooklyn, New York, where he focuses on painting, music producing, DJing, and short film. He has been involved in the music and art scene, especially underground techno and the urban contemporary movement since 1994. Curated by Ms. Duckworth and No Agenda NYC, come celebrate the installment of his 'Ladies Room Exhibit' on Thursday, May 8 from 7-11 pm as four Brooklyn artists take over Verboten for the debut of this monthly series featuring music by SHAKA23.

May 9 Tone of Arc (live) / Alex Niggeman / Greg Pidcock / Scarlett Etienne / John Dill
San Francisco-based producer Derrick Boyd aka Dead Seal, has joined forces with partner/vocalist Zoe Presnick to form Tone of Arc performing live. Tone of Arc brings a glimpse of real musicality to the underground tech house, punk house, and indie house scene, something rarely experienced on the dance floor. Having placed at some of the biggest clubs and festivals around the world, Tone of Arc released 3 EPs in 2012/2013 (with remixes by Deniz Kurtel, Luca C. and Prinz Thomas) leading up to their debut full length album 'The Time Was Right' on the ever expanding house record label No.19 Music.

May 10 Verboten: Agoria / Kindness / Pattern Drama // Push The Night: Ripperton / Lusine [live] / Nicole Ross
Building his skills as a DJ early on by organizing his own parties with friends, the French musician Agoria has sharpened his distinct deep, stripped-back, melodic, techno tracks over the years. Recently he remixed Moby's "Almost Home" showing off his talent of subliming the sensitivity in club music.

Kindness is the solo project of UK based artist Adam Bainbridge. His released his debut album World, You Need a Change of Mind in March of 2012. He has taken his live show to festivals all over the world like Primavera, Field Day, and The XX curated Day & Night festivals in London and Berlin.

May 16 Danny Howells
Danny Howells doesn't fit into the standard dance music paradigms. With a reputation as "the DJs' DJ", he has remained stoic in the face of ever-shifting trends and fads in dance music since he broke through into the global house music consciousness in the late-'90s. He doesn't churn out productions to "remain relevant", instead only releasing music as and when inspiration strikes. He's not a publicity hungry, social media devotee. He's not someone who feels the need to reinvent himself with new monikers or side projects, nor someone who aggressively pursues a maxxed-out DJ'ing schedule. Quietly plowing his way through the house music continuum, he has remained one of the world's most captivating selectors precisely because of these organic means. That and his impeccable selection, distinctive style and silky mixing, of course.

May 16 Wasabassco Burlesque Show: CIRCUS! [7pm-10pm]
Burlesque goes big when Doc Wasabassco and his pulchritudinous pals take control of the Verboten club for this monthly soiree. " - Time Out New York
Welcome to Wasabassco's newest & most extravagant monthly show, presented in the round at Verboten. This month, a menagerie of magical men and women bringing you an adult-friendly circus of sorts, full of sexy striptease and feats of strength. Behold as a tiger prowls in her den, a woman flies high on silks, seemingly out of this world. Men of strength rock you to your core and we'll delight on taking your childhood memories of the circus and setting them firmly on it's head. Starring: Nasty Canasta, Evelyn Vinyl, Hazel Honeysuckle, Medianoche, Amber Ray, Mr. Gorgeous, Jason Mejias, Miss Orchid Mei, The Evil Hate Monkey and hosted by The Golden Glamazon herself, Sydni Deveraux.

May 17 Zeitgeist: Chromeo [DJ set] // Bespoke: Andhim / Bedouin [11pm]
Chromeo is the retro soul/funk dance project of Dave 1 (Atrak's brother) and P-Thugg, who, armed with an arsenal of vintage synths, has released a number of critically acclaimed albums. Their DJ sets are just as groove inducing as their own music, as they connect the dots of the encyclopedia like reference of classic dance and soul music, coming to Verboten after two sold out shows at Terminal 5.

Recently releasing Body Language Volume 14 on the highly regarded Get Physical compilation series, the self-described "Super House" duo Andhim have been honing their musical skills since their teenage years, drawing influence from a background in hip hop to create an energetic and soulful style of electronic dance music.

Bespoke Musik is a custom-built aesthetic applied to quality electronic music via premium events within New York. Another party that Verboten regularly partners with, they combine a podcast, a record label, and a booking agency.

May 22 House On Mute
House On Mute began its life as a quasi-religious organization (often falsely derided as a cult) in an unmarked Manhattan cellar. Down an elevator, then down a hallway, and finally past a guard, the lucky few found an altar of worship (a greasy stripper pole). It was in the so called "DJ booth" above that "stripper pole" where Cry Baby performed the first of many rituals that would mark her most recent time on our plane. Soon after, throngs of worshipers arrived, and kept arriving, until there wasn't room to house them any longer. Around this time, ordained euphorians Daniel Orestes and Adam Collins, and cosmic shaman Abraham Othwell took time off from astrally projecting themselves to other universes in need and focused their immediate and unconscious energies on providing disgusting basslines for the sea of newly initiated followers. A dark union was forged and it's been a bumping ride since.

May 23 Susanne Bartsch presents KUNST! 'A Nightlife Legend Brings Her Scene to Brooklyn' - Photos
Susanne Bartsch is New York City's patron saint of transformation and inclusion. The parties she's thrown for three decades—from Paris to Tokyo—have provided a venue for countless creative souls and "creatures" to express themselves, come together and forget the hum-drum of the everyday. Launching in 1987, her weekly parties became the place to see and be seen for a trendsetting group of New Yorkers and ushered in a new era in nightlife, one that mixed uptown and downtown, gay and straight, chic and street. Susanne has become notorious for the beautiful, strange, and outlandishly dressed people who flock to her events. The colorful crowd has followed her for 3 decades and still gather at her current weekly bashes in New York and special events around the world.

May 24 Electric Deluxe: Speedy J / Oscar Mulero / Lucy / Brendan Moeller / Subjected / Brad Miller
Head of Electric Deluxe, Speedy J is an early pioneer of the minimal techno and IDM sounds. More recently, the Dutch producer has started his own label and in 2013 has collaborated with Luca Mortellaro on the joint project, Zeitgeber.

Lucy is the nom de techno of Italian-born and Berlin-based Luca Mortellaro. Since 2009, he has focused his work through his own Stroboscopic Artefacts label, building an imprint and personal discography that has established itself as one of techno's finest. Since the label's debut, Lucy has found a home in premier clubs around the world. 2014 will see the release of his second solo album for Stroboscopic, following up his critically acclaimed debut 'Worldplay for Working Bees."

Releasing a slew of remixes in 2013, Oscar Mulero has stayed busy as a prolific DJ and producer constantly working and never taking a break, touring all over the planet and releasing on labels like Semantica, Modu-larz, Blank and Detroit Underground.

Subjected is amalgam of darkness, distortion and aggression. Subjected stands for distinctly deep, identifiable techno. Designed in the shadows, to be consumed in the darkness, techno allowed him to find himself, and since 2006 he as been crafting his own cave in the world of dance music.

Brendon Moeller has evolved into a prolifc producer with 10 full-length albums under his belt along with dozens of singles and remixes. He has DJ'ed all over the world and runs his own label, Steadfast Records. His love of a hybrid of hardware and digital resources shines though his productions.

Brad Miller is one to watch lately. He's played alongside top-level DJs such as Sasha, Paul Oakenfold, Ferry Corsten, Swedish House Mafia, BT, Sander van Doorn, Cosmic Gate, and Hybrid at world-renowned clubs including Pacha NYC, Crobar NYC, Sullivan Room, Webster Hall, and The Last Supper Club. Blending house, trance, progressive, and techno with both relentless mixing and forward-thinking programming, his show "Push The Night" recently broke the top 20 most popular music podcasts on iTunes. Building momentum coast to coast with his unique sound, Brad Miller is at the forefront of the new generation for DJs.

May 29 GBH: Fred Falke
Since the inception of his career in 2000, French house phenomenon Fred Falke has been recognized as one of the most prolific and in-demand producers on the planet. After his debut release "Intro" was deemed a major influence on the emerging French house scene, Falke earned global recognition for his exceptional talents as a DJ, producer and remixer. From nu disco and pop to indie dance and house, Falke's productions and remixes bring freshness and originality to a currently over saturated music industry.

May 30 Trouble & Bass: Heidi / Spankrock // Mixpak Records: Dre Skull, Dubbel Dutch + more
Heidi has worked hard over the past decade to make her mark on the new house and techno music generation. You only have to visit her worldwide brand of Jackathon parties and or listen to her BBC Radio 1 show to experience her passion for music and fiery nature. Recently gracing the cover of Mixmag, Heidi unleashes her magic on Verboten.

Trouble & Bass is a Brooklyn-based, cutting edge-bass focused record label and nightlife venture which just launched a new sister label Safer At Night for more house/techno-oriented sounds. They tout "Trouble & Bass is the sound of staying up all night and getting wild in the streets, sweat dripping off the walls and speakers pounding in your face." Trouble & Bass has been representing Brooklyn since day one, transmitting their underground style and sounds to the world over the last eight years, and helping to put Brooklyn on the map. "With the opening of Verboten club, we have a space to fulfill our ideas and a palette to showcase the Trouble & Bass and Safer at Night labels in the way we've always wanted, from the curation and decoration to the simply amazing sound," says Vivian Host, aka Star Eyes, of the Trouble & Bass crew.

Mixpak Records began in early 2009 as a sonic powerhouse where house music, dancehall, rap and punk could not only co-exist, but be combined in new and exciting ways. The imprint is the vision of Brooklyn-based DJ/producer Dre Skull, whose resume includes an impressive list of collaborations with the likes of Vybz Kartel, Diplo, Snoop Dogg, Lil Scrappy, and Sizzla. Committed to bringing you the freshest collaborations and sounds, Mixpak is pushing things forward in 2014...listen up!

May 31 Culprit Sessions 5 Year Anniversary: Droog / Matthias Tanzmann / Lee Curtiss / Matt Tolfrey / jozif / Justin Jay
5 years ago, from the depth of the Los Angeles sprawl, rose the phoenix of Culprit. Powered by eternal California sunshine and lit by the neon glow of Hollywood, this musical monolith has glided effortlessly through the vast ocean of electronic dance. This ship, steered carefully by Droog, has released glorious music by the likes of Lee Foss, jozif, Lee Curtiss, Inxec, Adriatique, Justin Jay, Matt Tolfrey and many other dancefloor luminaries. Culprit has flown its flag proudly at parties all around this wide world, from Barcelona and Ibiza, to London, Berlin and Moscow, Now the label descends onto Brooklyn with a delicious celebration of everything that is Culprit.

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