Outdoor electronic oasis, The Brooklyn Mirage captivated New York locals and visitors alike upon its summer 2017 debut opening. An enthralling outdoor space conjoined with Avant Gardner’s sprawling 80,000 square feet, The Brooklyn Mirage will re-open for summer 2018 to offer attendees access to a palm tree accented slice of house and techno heaven.
The Brooklyn Mirage has accordingly announced the first phase of its 2018 event list, rife with underground talent that will attract house and techno aficionados in droves. Beat the heat in Brooklyn with the Mirage’s new slew of summer events, listed below.
The Brooklyn Mirage 2018
Events by Reynard Productions
Tickets to all Brooklyn Mirage events can be purchased, here.
Saturday, May 19
The Cityfox Experience Opening Weekend
with Martin Buttrich, ANNA, Serge Devant, Karmon, Holmar, John Tejada (live), Jon Charnis, Mathias Schober & Thomas Herb, Muffs & Mykola, and Sarah Myers
To kick off its fifth year of operation, Brooklyn’s Output is hosting a four-day celebration from January 25-28, which will welcome back familiar faces like that of Jamie Jones of Hot Creations, Seth Troxler, and Grammy-award winning local Louie Vega along with many more.
Since the venue’s birth in 2013, with its converted warehouse allure and world renowned sound system, it has gained international recognition, even securing the 2017 Electronic Music Award’s Club Of The Year. The event will host parties and performances in both its main space, as well as its more intimate, adjunct setup, the Panther Room.
More Event and Ticket information can be found on Output’s website.
A verifiable commodity, tickets to Porter Robinson‘s debut show under his Virtual Self alias sold out in minutes. The overwhelming demand for tickets to the performance would later prompt event organizers to shift the show from its original location at Avant Gardner to The Brooklyn Hangar warehouse to accommodate the massive crowd.
While those in attendance at the show got an extended glimpse of Robinson’s newfound Virtual Self entity, those not present can still experience the ethereal production of Robinson’s inaugural appearance under the moniker thanks to a fan that recorded nearly two-hours of the initiative, giving Robinson’s fans an appropriate gift this holiday season.
A Reddit user just might have uncovered evidence of the very first Virtual Self performance.
Porter Robinson recently attracted attention for the release of not only a new track, but a brand new alias as well. The single that Robinson shared on his social media platforms, “Eon Break,” was notably credited to a “Virtual Self.” After some healthy Internet digging, Robinson fans determined that Virtual Self appeared to be somewhat of a long term side project, as opposed to a fledgling invention.
The nature of Robinson’s Virtual Self alias has continued to remain elusive, but if Reddit user, shirazdh’s post is indeed authentic, Robinson will soon be touching down in Brooklyn for his first appearance under the Virtual Self alias. Shirazdh allegedly discovered a poster advertising the show while “walking around Brooklyn” the day after a Brooklyn-based Madeon show. Robinson and Madeon are memorable for their recently concluded Shelter Live Tour, an initiative that successfully merged their respective fan bases, rendering the flyer’s posting as particularly timely.
The poster appears to be legitimate, with the poster’s blue hued abstract artwork reminiscent of the track cover for Eon Break.
A less speculative bit of evidence that supports the theory that a performance is imminent for Virtual Self arrives in the form of an email response from Avant Gardner. A Reddit user emailed the address associated with the Avant Gardner venue, receiving a brief sort of confirmation regarding to question as to whether there might be any veracity to the Robinson rumors.
While concrete details of any Virtual Self activity remain mysterious, Virtual Self’s first “known event” will occur on December 8 at Avant Gardner.
If techno fans wrote science fiction, they’d probably conjure up something close to the Brooklyn Mirage. The mammoth outdoor venue, located in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn, is something like an underground dance music fan’s daydream.
The four-story castle-like structure, engineered by Swiss promoters Cityfox, holds up to 6,000 guests and has already attracted some of Europe’s finest talent like Tale of Us, Recondite, Anja Schneider and more. The structure serves as the outdoor component of Avant Gardner, an 80,000-square-foot events complex.
Walking into Cityfox’s oasis feels wonderfully anachronistic. Palm trees and large arch ways adorn the entrance, giving the venue a traditional and classic feel. Upon entering the massive dancefloor, however, the setting suddenly transforms into an intensely modern spectacle. With crisp KV2 Audio — the kind that powers Broadway plays and international festivals — and towering visualizers with high res projection mapping covering every wall, it’s the kind of immersive environment that is usually reserved for high-end festival experiences.
Yet here’s the thing: it’s not a one-off festival experience. This is a permanent venue in New York City. And perhaps that’s what makes the Brooklyn Mirage so compelling: the sheer absurdity of it all. Here is a gargantuan outdoor venue in the industrial corridor of Williamsburg operating til early in the morning (4:30am to be precise), and booking authentic house and techno acts — i.e. not compromising or watering down their brand.
On the night Dancing Astronaut attended, for instance, Cityfox hosted a joint party with Listed Productions, featuring a slew of PLAY veterans like Atish, Jozif, Doc Martin, and German standout Anja Schneider. While all reputable names undoubtedly, it’s not the kind of bill one might expect when trying to pack a 6,000 cap venue for a 14-hour party. Yet by 2am, the party was still packed with thousands of guests. Clearly, the Brooklyn Mirage and Cityfox crew are onto something.
Much like its namesake, the outdoor parties of the Brooklyn Mirage are ephemeral, running for only a brief summer stint. After just opening doors on July 1, the final Cityfox Experience party of the summer and the closing event for the Mirage will take place on September 30 with Ame, Mathew Jonson and more.
Tickets for all of the Brooklyn Mirage’s upcoming parties are available here.
In a huge announcement, LCD Soundsystem will start a seven-night residency at Brooklyn Steel set to kick off on Friday, June 16 and run until the 24. This new set of shows is perfectly as the band has just finished recording their highly-anticipated new album.
The band has also recently issued a scathing statement detailing that they had no idea about the upcoming vinyl reissues of their four major albums.
A statement issued by the band’s publicist, Nasty Little Man states, “LCD Soundsystem certainly aren’t announcing shit, as they had no idea that these were even coming out.”
“Just buy the records from DFA, like you have been able to for years.”
Co-founded by LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy in 2001, DFA is the label that has released every one of the band’s albums to date.
Allegedly, Rhino Records would be reissuing LCD Soundsystem’s self-titled debut, third LP This Is Happening and a pair of live releases, 45:33 and London Sessions.
Rhino is owned by Warner Music Group. LCD’s statement concludes that, “The Rhino press release also describes LCD Soundsystem as ‘one of the freshest sounds on the London underground scene in the early 2000s,’ showing how seriously anyone should take it.”
Rhino Records have yet to respond to LCD’s comments.
Pink Mammoth ringleader Zach Walker is preparing for a love-filled Summer this year. After starting off surrounded by good energy at Lightning in a Bottle, Walker and his beloved Burner brand will travelling Eastward. Joining forces once more with Brooklyn’s House of Yes, the two institutions will be serving up their infectious vibes on June 10 & 11 through an outdoor party next to Ridgewood’s historic Vander Ende-Onderdonk House appropriately-titled Summer of Love.
Guests will be able to take in plenty of live art, awe-inspiring circus acts, and delicious food by a variety of vendors as they bask in quality music brought forth by Marques Wyatt, Deep Jesus of Desert Hearts, and more.
In celebration of the groundbreaking Brooklyn affair, Walker has put together a mix filled with smooth house and tech beats that are a perfect warm up for the open-air atmosphere that will soon envelop the Vander Ende-Onderdonk House backyard. Tracks range from the etheral “Authentica” from Khen, to a pumping Rodriguez Jr cut, “Heal Me.” Full tracklisting and lineup for Summer of Love can be found below:
1) Trentmoeller, Bruce Springstein – State Trooper (Trentmoeller Remix) 2) Khen – Authentica (Original Mix) 3) Super Flu, Funf Sterne Deluxe – Schund (Super Flu’s No Champier Mix) 4) Tim Green – Nekk It (Original Mix) 5) CIOZ – Arbol (Tim Engelhardt Rhodes Remix) 6) Myny – Define (Original) 7) Voyeur – Nina (Original Mix) 8) Andreas Horn & Szymon – Brothers in Music (Ruede Hagelstein Remix) 9) Tim Engelhardt – Beyond Time (Original Mix) 10) Rodriguez Jr – Heal Me
Marques Wyatt Lonely Boy (Live) Nikita Gravity Jonathan Will Derek Hena
Eduardo Castillo Deep Jesus Zach Walker Tal Ohana Tobin Ellsworth Marques Wyatt Lonely Boy (Live) Nikita Gravity Jonathan Will Derek Hena