Verboten Presents The No.19 Social Experiment ft Art Department and more at Beekman Beach Club [NYC]: June 29, 2012
This Friday, Verboten returns to the Beekman Beach Club for another stellar event. Guaranteed to be an incredible follow up to their last Friday party, which featured Brad Miller, Gui Boratto [Live] and Satoshi Tomiie, Verboten presents their loyal attendees with a No.19 label showcase. Dubbed the ‘Social Experiment’, this talent filled bill features Art Department and an assortment of other No.19 associated acts. Keep in mind the party doesn’t end at 2am when Beekman closes shop. The after party will take place at a venue which is considered to be a Verboten favorite, SRB Brooklyn. For those of you who want to purchase tickets, click HERE. Readers, please note that the tickets not only grant entry for the Beekman party but for the after party as well! With this party being one of the many in which Verboten will host top tier talent this summer (Upcoming for July and August: Hot Natured, Guti, Josh Wink, Guy Gerber, Danny Daze and many more), there has been nothing but high levels of excitement and anticipation leading up to the 29th.
Below you will find artist profiles of who will be playing this event. Enjoy!
A Brooklyn based DJ/producer, Cameo Culture is one of the frequently used openers for Art Department. For those of you who attended the last No.19 label showcase in New York, which took place at Cielo, will most certainly remember the sounds of this DJ. With an upcoming release on No.19 set to drop sometime this year, Cameo Culture embellishes a soulful, deep and melodic sound that Johnny White looks for when signing talent for his imprint. Handling the opening duties for this event, Cameo is only the tip of this party iceberg.
Here is a preview of a new Cameo Culture production out soon on No.19 Music
Tone of Arc [LIVE] -
San Francisco native Derrick Boyd, formerly known as Dead Seal, now under the alias Tone Of Arc, is far from your ordinary DJ/producer. Inspired by rock titans like The Clash, Iggy Pop and David Bowie, Boyd is a prime example of what it means to be a multifaceted performer. While playing an array of acoustic instruments as well as singing his own vocals and also being a true recording guru, Tone Of Arc brings a pure sense of musicality to the underground. With a forthcoming full length album set to release on No.19 this summer, Boyd’s performance will be a big change compared to what most have been exposed to. That being said it is no surprise that Johnny White has brought the west coaster on the already talent filled experimental imprint.
Check out Tone of Arc playing at BPM Festival [Mexico]
No Regular Play [LIVE] -
No Regular Play, a duo originally from Minnesota but currently based in Brooklyn, add another element of live play to this event. Long time friends and now partners, Nick DeBruyn and Greg Paulus come from a music background that only in recent years has developed into an electronica style setup. Both being avid Jazz and Afro-Cuban rhythm enthusiasts, the two decided to venture into electronic music after years of studying the classics. Another key factor behind this decision was the inspiration they got while experiencing a Wolf + Lamb party in Brooklyn. For what eventually developed into a joining of the Wolf + Lamb family and releases with No.19, No Regular Play is undoubtedly a successful collaboration between two very talented musicians. Although their sets include very little DJing, that being the two admittedly say it is a new concept for them, the Jazz fueled duo will offer an incredible live set that includes acoustic instrument play. No Regular Play will definitely contribute to the idea of exposing NYC to new acts, which Verboten has taken pride in since the onset of their parties.
One of NRP’s latest remixes to ‘Trouble Trouble Trouble’
1/4 of the incredibly talented Visionquest, Ryan Crosson is a lot more than the ordinary ‘underground’ producer/DJ. From his roots in Detroit to his new home in Berlin, Crosson has been on the forefront of pioneering a new sound that is infused with characteristics of older techno which inspired him over the years. Apart from his own personal career in the studio, Ryan also plays a key role in the label operations of Visionquest. Responsible for the early releases of now world touring producers such as Maceo Plex, Tale Of Us, and Laura Jones, Crosson applies his amazing musicality not just on the dance floor but in the board room as well. With a schedule that is packed with label work, a solo and group production career, and appearances throughout the world including his residency at DC10 [Ibiza], Crosson also boasts a new solo live act in his arsenal. If it is in the studio or in the booth, Ryan Crosson is an incredible musician that adds a high level of talent to this already massive bill.
Here is a track Crosson produced with Guti, Guy Gerber and Greg Paulus (1/2 of No Regular Play)
Another member of the famed Visionquest, Shaun Reeves is just like his compadres. Born in Detroit and eventually off to Berlin with his VQ crew, Reeves brings a different aspect to the table. While still living in Detroit he threw a number of free parties throughout the area. Featuring the likes of Magda, Marco Carola and Richie Hawtin before his career had even developed, Reeves was obviously destined for more. With his musical career, he embellishes that same ‘all about the music’ mentality as his best friends and partners. This obviously yields the results that this producer brings out in his solo campaign as well as his group effort with Quest. The sounds of Detroit mixed with the sound he yearned to get closer to as he jumped the pond, are more than evident in his productions and mixes. Featuring a soulful yet deep techno feel, Shaun Reeves presents Verboten attendees an insight into another one of the puzzle pieces that make up Visionquest.
Check out this video of Shaun Reeves and Ryan Crosson playing b2b
Headlining this event is a duo that needs very little introduction. The Canadian tag team Art Department, which is comprised of two of the most forward thinking musicians in Kenny Glasgow and Johnny White, have dominated the international stage in a very short time. Individually Kenny is considered to be a techno legend whilst Johnny is one of the industry’s fasting rising stars and also the owner of No.19. Together they form a production tandem that is almost unmatched as they have pioneered a new way of musicianship in the underground. After an unveiling in 2010 at the Crosstown Rebels party in Miami, yielding a straight shot to stardom, AD has gained massive acclaim across the globe. In the most recent RA Top 100 DJs Poll (2011), the two were ranked #6, ranking higher then the likes of Loco Dice, Maya Jane Coles and Ben Klock. Although this ranking is somewhat opinionated and done through a voting system amongst writers, it was still an indicator of the talent these two possess and what kind of performance they offer party attendees. Topping this Verboten lineup, AD is guaranteed to throw down some of the most innovative music to ever grace party-goers’ ears.
Check out this set AD played in Barcelona last year
For those of you who truly appreciate good music and are looking for the next frontier of EDM, this is the party to go to. Guaranteed to be filled with soulful, deep and melodic grooves, this party will be one that people will talk about for some time. It is very rare to have so many musicians of this caliber on one bill and it not be a festival setting, well in the US at least. This offers those who truly appreciate these artists the opportunity to catch them in an intimate setting amongst those with the same musical preference. With this marathon of musical pureness starting at 6pm, No.19 is set to show where experimental music is headed. Don’t miss it.