As RollingStone.com put it, "Dancing After Dark: New York's Best Kept Secrets - Williamsburg's newest music mecca, Verboten." The newest venue to hit the borough of Brooklyn, New York is tearing up the dance music scene. With coverage at the venue over the past couple of months, Daily Beat is ready to take on Verboten's incredible star-studded music lineup for the month of July. Beginning tomorrow until the 31st, Verboten has some of the hottest and most diverse talent to hit New York. Check out the full lineup below!
July 3 Bespoke: Matthew Dekay / Bedouin / Scarlett Ettienne / John Dill
Following Matthew Dekay’s first official release on One Star Recordings in 2001, his tracks began receiving support from the likes of Danny Howells, Sasha and Deep Dish. He uses his training in classical music as well as his strong fixation for synthesizers to ensure his music stands out.
Tamer Malki and Rami Deejay (Abousabe) are staples on the East Coast, with long-standing residencies in Boston and New York City, separately honing the craft alongside the scene's most recognizable names. But when they joined together as the production and DJ duo Bedouin, the sum of their parts led to something on another level. Their productions speak for themselves, with recent releases on Supernature and Get Physical, forthcoming on All Day I Dream and Kindisch.
Scarlett Etienne is one of the hottest properties on the music scene right now – name-checked by the likes of Sasha (who named her “Breakthrough DJ of 2008” in the Top 100 issue of DJ Mag). One of a rising breed of young producers permeating the London club scene, Scarlett delivers a unique sound cultivated through a life-long love of music.
July 4 Benoit + Sergio [live] / Eric Volta / Justin Miller / Jade / Corey Baker
Drawing from influences mostly uncommon to house and techno, Berlin and DC-based production duo Benoit + Sergio captivate with their production and lyricism. Their forthcoming EP ‘Your Darkness’ on Visionquest [July 28] showcases the pair's knack for crafting playful, melodic house and techno, capitalizing on catchy melodic lines, vocal samples, and dance floor-directed rhythms (listen to the preview here).
Following the success of ‘Love Your Illusion’ (which was named one of the Top 10 Best of 2013 by DJ Mag and Top 10 Charted Tracks of November 2013 on Resident Advisor), Eric Volta continues to wow with his new track “Dreams Don’t Turn To Dust,” the opening track to Timo Maas’ 'Crossing Wires' mix for My Favorite Robot Records.
Justin Miller is a quintessential New York City DJ whose tastes spread across best of techno, deep house, and disco new and old. Recently departing from from DFA to start his own label HAKT Recordings, Miller plans to hypnotize audiences with his debut productions.
Jade is an artist who has had the rare opportunity to be mentored by some of her biggest musical inspirations - a product of her environment in every sense, she has already found her place amongst some of today's most influential electronic music producers including Art Department from No.19 Music.
July 5 Last Day on Earth Boat Party: Sasha / Ejeca / My Favorite Robot / Brad Miller + special guest Carl Craig
Verboten New York is proud to announce their highly anticipated Independence Weekend showdown taking place on Saturday, July 5th. Bringing Sasha’s 'Last Day on Earth' boat party to New York, this unforgettable six hour soiree will set sail on the luxurious Hornblower Infinity yacht. Featuring music by Sasha, Ejeca, My Favorite Robot, Brad Miller + special guest Carl Craig, the evening will be host to an endless array of quality music and house aficionados. The Hornblower Infinity is a spectacular yacht that changes the landscape of New York. Recently remodeled with a bold design, this vessel matches the uniqueness of New York from the distinct entertaining areas to top-of-the-line food and beverage. The open bow, covered sky deck and oversized windows provide endless opportunities to enjoy the countless sites in New York Harbor.
July 5 Last Night on Earth Boat Afterparty: Sasha / Kate Simko / James Teej [live] / Andrew Vogt
Kate Simko has carved an international career as an electronic music producer, filmcomposer, live performer, and DJ. Hailing from Chicago, Kate’s music reflects the influences of the city’s underground sounds, as well her background in classical piano and jazz music. With the debut of her project, London Electronic Orchestra, where she meshes her two major musical influences: live orchestra and electronic music, Simko has established herself as one of dance music’s rising stars.
James Teej is one-third of Canadian group My Favorite Robot. As his newest track with the group Z Panorama Remix circulates, Teej continues to push sonic boundaries, all the while exploring the deepest recesses of house and techno on his own.
July 6 Sunday Brunch: Rob Garza [Thievery Corporation] / Kate Simko / Niki McNally / Down Deep
Making up half of the Thievery Corporation team, Rob Garza he has been at the forefront of music and has traveled the globe performing, remixing, DJing, recording and composing. Focusing on nu-disco and deep house, his remix of Kelis' "Friday Fish Fry" remix will be out on July 14th via Ninja Tune and will also be featured on Kelis’ EP.
July 10 Zeitgeist: Hot Chip [DJ set] / Klangkarussell [DJ set] / Headband + Hooligan / Alex English
Hot Chip is the music making partnership of Alexis Taylor, Joe Goddard, Owen Clarke,Al Doyle and Felix Martin. Celebrating the release of his second solo album- Await Barbarians, Alexis Taylor will take to the roads to with a series of dates in the UK, the US and Europe, as we await the group’s new single, releasing on July 22 via Domino Records.
Made up of Austrian electronic music producers Tobias Rieser and Adrian Held, Klangkarussell is fairly new to the electronic scene. However, their hit "Sonnentanz" reached the Top 10 in six countries (Austria, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Switzerland). Following the recent release of their North American EP ‘Falls Like Rain,” the duo announced tour dates with North American appearances kicking off in NYC.
Headband + Hooligan have made a name for themselves in the NYC party scene playing a unique brand of deep cuts. Since starting their production company Powerslug in 2010, the duo has had their hand in almost everything involving NYC nightlife.
Alex English has proved himself alongside acts like A-Trak, Boys Noize, Crookers, Steve Aoki, The Bloody Beetroots, Justice, MSTRKRFT, Deadmau5, Chromeo, and more, and has played in almost every major city from the waterfront in Brooklyn, to SXSW, and Japan. He is now a known veteran in NYC nightlife music culture.
July 11 H.O.S.H. / Climbers / Daniel Dubb + Disco Knights: Walker & Royce / Golden Pony / Stadenco
German born H.O.S.H. has helped steer house music into unchartered waters alongside Diynamic Music Record Label. His productions and remixes for labels like Kindisch, Get Physical, Supernature, Freerange, Strictly Rhythm, Dessous, Tsuba and more have blended house, dub, minimal, classical instruments and world music influences with a recognizable deftness and engaging restraint.
Climbers is the Mexicali duo, Jay Blakk and Kiko Deal, who have been making serious waves around the world with a fresh-faced take on house music. After being named "Future Stars" in September of 2013 by BBC Radio’s iconic Pete Tong, the pair continues to create a buzz with their signature sound: classic house percussions, electronic baselines, and old school vocal sampling.DJ, producer, and label owner Daniel Dubb’s gritty tech and deep house records quickly caught the attention of underground label main stays such as Rejected, Saved, 8Bit, Viva, Plastic City, Toolroom. With the likes of Steve Lawler, Joris Voorn, Danny Howells, Nic Fanciulli and Lee Burridge as noted fans of his productions and DJ sets, Dubb has shown that the universal language of the dance floor is one that he speaks well.
July 12 Trouble & Bass + Turrbotax: Alix Perez / FaltyDL / Starkey / Star Eyes / Doctor Jeep
With a history of critically acclaimed releases on legendary labels such as Metalheadz, V recordings and Soul:R, Belgium-born Alix Perez is signed exclusively to Friction's very own imprint Shogun Audio, the home of his remarkable debut album 1984. Straying from the traditional confines of drum and bass, 1984 goes onto be one of the most highly anticipated and rated electronica albums of 2009 and beyond, gaining extraordinary reviews and extensive support globally and catapulting Alix to the forefront of the drum and bass scene.
Drew Lustman aka FaltyDL has released music for Planet Mu, Ramp, Rush Hour, 50 Weapons, Hemlock, Swamp81, his own Blueberry Records imprint and Ninja Tune. He has recorded three albums (Love Is A Liability, You Stand Uncertain and Hardcourage) and will share his fourth LP In The Wild on Ninja Tune August 11. He has also toured with James Blake; opened for Radiohead; and remixed for the likes of Seun Kuti, Photek, The xx and Disclosure.
Philadelphia’s PJ Geissinger aka Starkey is a formidable force not only in the underground but also as a super producer of the future. Starkey is yet another example of what the streets of Philadelphia can create; his sound hits hard and is littered with subsonic bass and colourful audio frequencies. Grime, dubstep, hip-hop, ambient and more are all blended into his own 'street bass' genre, with a frightening attention to detail and hard lean towards a space age aesthetic. Starkey is also co-owner of the Seclusiasis and Slit Jockey Record labels, and a member of the Trouble & Bass Crew, releasing the freshest output from around the globe.
July 13 Sunday Brunch: Clockwork [DJ Set] / Meandisco / Tano b2b Artwork
Clockwork began in late 2010 in London, but in reality was born long before. Francesco Leali spent his youth in training as a classical musician. As his interest in electronic music grew, Francesco decided to harness his conservatory qualifications to foray into the electronic medium, and what began as a hobby became his passion and career.
July 16 Zeitgeist: Basement Jaxx [DJ set]
United Kingdom based Basement Jaxx have always thrived on a sense of organized chaos, voices and sounds and ideas ping-ponging wildly off one another. The first official single from the forthcoming album Junto, Basement Jaxx present "Never Say Never" featuring South London school-leaver sensation ETML. Junto is to be released on August 25th.
July 17 Zeitgeist: Viceroy / Headband + Hooligan / Alex English
With his latest single "The Life" featuring vocals by Penguin Prison coming out on July 15, there’s no question that Viceroy is one of the biggest names in dance music right now after a stellar past year full of big-name collaborations, chart-topping remixes and buzz-blog No.1’s.
Headband + Hooligan have made a name for themselves with decades of musical experience, these beat-mashers combine a welcoming stage presence with a balearic sensibility to create unforgettable dance parties. With Headband and Hooligan at the helm, you’ll hear anything from Boys Noize to Cut Copy and likely be dancing in the booth with them by night’s end. Armed with musical weaponry, their call to the dance floor is one of organic energy delivered with style and grace.
DJ/promoter Alex English is a mainstay within the New York club scene. Known as the co-creator of the Girls & Boys party at Webster Hall, English will keep the dance-floors rocking with his seamless mixing skills and powerhouse tracks all night long!
July 18 Subversions: Matthew Dear / Trus’me / Ryan Elliott / Miguel Senquiz / Will Calcutt / Jakub Alexander
Verboten is excited to present Subversions, the second night of Matthew Dear's residency, with the concept of “performing with artists who inspire me by playing forward, body moving electronic music,” he states. This edition features Trus’ Me alongside Ryan Elliott. The American producer is offering up a stream and download of his 90-minute DJ set from this year's Sónar Festival 2014 by night, recorded from the console as well as with crowd microphones, listen here.
With his love for music tracing way back to an early age by dabbling with various instruments and then moving on to develop a passion for record collecting, Trus’me found his calling after learning the art of mixing and sample digging. The much reputed CD sampler “Nards” that was responsible for initialing releases on Chicago’s Still Music label, inevitably sparked off Trus’me’s promising musical career, catapulting him to the top of the up-and-comers list for 2014.
Ryan Elliott’s early days included legendary residencies at Ann Arbor’s Goodnight Gracie’s and Detroit’s Shelter, which soon gave way to a rigorous international travel schedule. After working crowds at clubs and festivals around the world, tailoring his approach to each show with a meticulous ear and a bottomless record collection, Elliott’s sound remains unchanged: expect to groove to bassline-driven techno and house until dawn.
July 19 Wasabassco Burlesque: AMOR!
Welcome to Wasabassco's newest and most extravagant monthly show! Verboten features a matchless space that allows this premier burlesque group to pull out all the stops, offering unique performances presented in the round - making for a truly intimate and innovative evening. The non-stop action will leave guests in awe and craving more of this ever-changing monthly event. On Saturday July 19th, let's fall in love with AMOR! It's delight at first sight at this many-splendored show featuring burlesque, aerial and pole in celebration of love in all its forms: from red-hot passion to occasional heartache, from innocent to deadly, from infatuation to lust - come get cozy with Wasabassco and let us turn that summer fling into a lasting romance! Starring: Nasty Canasta, Evelyn Vinyl, Medianoche, Hazel Honeysuckle, Creamed Stu and partner, Ivory Fox, Boo Bess and Perle Noire. Hosted by The Golden Glamazon herself, Sydni Deveraux, ably assisted by Amanda Whip.
July 19 Susanne Bartsch presents KUNST!
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 crowds have followed her for 3 decades and still gather at her current weekly bashes in New York and special events around the world.
July 20 Push The Night: Henry Saiz [DJ set] / King Unique
The Madrid-native DJ and producer Henry Saiz has attracted the attention of UK giants such as Renaissance, Global Underground and Bedrock, while his own label NaturaSonoris won 'Best Label' of 2011 by Deejay Magazine and his standout remix of Guy J's 'Lamur' brought him his first "Essential New Tune" from Radio 1's Pete Tong. After a long list of succesful releases and non-stop touring worlwide, Henry released his debut LP in 2013, the suggestively titled Reality Is For Those Who Are Not Strong Enough To Confront Their Dreams. The embodiment of two years of production and recording, the album features 17 tracks over an extended listen to immerse the listener in a journey through Henry's own interpretation of electronica – a listen that is likely to surprise both his existing fans and the new ones discovering him for the first time.
King Unique is Matt Thomas, an all round studio junkie and DJ with a taste for tripped-out cosmic techno and rough-edged underground house; in a career spanning nearly a decade KU’s distinctive sound has won an enviable global following.
July 24 Summer of Love: Pat Mahoney
July 25 Pillowtalk [live] / Oliver Schories
PillowTalk (composed of Sammy D, Ryan Williams and Michael Tello) fuses classic R&B, boogie and disco with underground house and techno with an original feel. Fresh off their summer 2014 tour throughout Europe, the trio will make their way to Brooklyn to deliver an exciting live set.
Whether it’s behind the turntables or in the studio, Oliver Schories likes versatile, techno infused tracks with room for deep elements as well as pure dancefloor [dance floor] work. His style is warm and subtle but at the same time very energetic. Expect nothing less from his latest remix of “Bvlgari” by Brenn & Cesar out now on Product London Records.
July 26 Sunday Brunch: Nick Monaco / Down Deep / Mike Palladino
Nick Monaco kicked off 2012 with "Long Kiss Goodnight (Soul Clap Edit)," which was signed to Dirtybird's "Hatched" compilation. Currently Nick Monaco is making his transition from big bass to deeper, emotional, and more musical explorations.
July 26 Push The Night: Stephan Bozdin / Coyu / Phil Kieran / Dosem
The New York based event series by Brad Miller, 'Push The Night,' explores the deeper and stronger sides of underground dance music. Mixing elements of house, techno, and progressive, newbie Brad Miller is one to watch. After breaking out into the nightclub circuit and building momentum spinning at clubs such as Contour, Watertown, The Last Supper Club, and Trinity, he is now a mainstay in the New York City scene. Following the success of his show “Push The Night” which broke the top 20 most popular music podcasts on iTunes, Miller continues to make a name for himself as a leader of the new generation of DJs.
July 31 Zeitgeist: Goldroom [DJ set]
After the success of his first stand-out single ‘Fifteen’ which found itself with over 300,000 plays on SoundCloud, the word about LA-based Goldroom has been spreading fast. His remix for Niki & The Dove has been streamed more than 10 million times on YouTube and has been supported by the likes of The Magician, Aeroplane, Alex Metric and more.