Claude Vonstroke and Green Velvet bring their super project Get Real to a Brooklyn warehouse. Good times ensue. Relive the fun, here.
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.
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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.
— porter robinson (@porterrobinson) October 25, 2017
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.
Photos by Dean McColl.
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