Friday, December 19, 2014

Time and Space - BangOn! NYE 2015

The biggest party night of the year is coming up and fast! New Years Eve will be an evening to remember with a ton of sold out performances all over the world and countless parties all over to go and check out! We are lucky to be in a mecca like New York City, for we have the opportunity to check out an epic show, brought on by BangOn! NYC.

Time and Space NYE 2014
BangOn! NYC will be holding their NYE party, 'Time and Space', in an undisclosed warehouse location. You need to buy tickets, get on the waiting list, or hope it doesn't sell out and get there when they release the info online. This keeps up with the vibes of those underground parties we've had in years past, or "outlaws". Back then you'd call a phone number at a certain time to find out the location, it was always intriguing. BangOn! prides itself on throwing parties that incorporate all of your senses with Burning Man style art installations, circus performers, local food vendors and of course an awesome lineup.

Easter Island 2014
Time and Space NYE 2014
Bringing in the New Year at 'Time and Space' with be headlining Lee Foss, Anabel Englund, Thirftworks, Gladkill, Shiba San, Sweater Beats and many more! It's a lineup meant to make you dance! The music will help guide the night's vibes and bring out some of your best moves. Always pumped to see Gladkill as well. Every time we see him live it's a pleasure.




On the visual side of the plate Light Harvest and Reality Engine will be using state of the art immersive video mapping technology and holographic projections. That is pretty much a quote and it sounds epic!!


A little Reality Engine visuals featuring the Rolling Stones vs David Vedetta:


There will also be:

-Eric Coolidge building two new Burning Man art cars
-One flying saucer on a scissor lift that can hold 3 people and able to go 18' in the air
-One build on a box truck that can hold 25 people

 Just a heads up, the past two BangOn! events sold out in advance, so grab your tickets now, the link is just below. They limited them a little bit this year to help make a bit more room on the dance floor to move! Can't wait to see you there!


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Video of Last Year's Event:

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Another Stage Announced one Day before Hudson Music Project

Imagine my excitement coming home from work with the news that there will be yet another stage at The Hudson Project, the local New York stage. On that lineup you'll find awesome artists like FiKus and Space Jesus, along with the 2014 World Cup finals being broadcast and different workshops. Tomorrow the drive to Hudson Project begins. so I'll just leave this link to the Hudson Project page where everything is explained, and check out the lineup below.

G'night.



Sunday, July 6, 2014

Hudson Music Project - Listening to Sunday

So far we've covered a small few of the artists performing on Friday and Saturday. If you are partying responsibly, you'll be able to full take in Sunday and it's glory. There are some major performances going down, including the fully blocked out Bassnectar set, something that has been routine as previous festivals from MCP. The whole day is stacked with goodness, and we're going to check out some of them.




The Floozies -



Start your day off with The Floozies in the Circus tent. You be keeping cool with the funky and fun electronic beats. Mark Hill and Matt Hill will move the hills and start you off with a healthy does of a good time. Check out their remixes above, their set time starts at 1:30pm, you'll be up by then right?


Jonas Rathsaman -


Jonas will bring you back to the classic club flow. You'll be feeling good walking into this set. His music is fun and meant to make you move. This will also be midday in set time-terms, the perfect time to get ready for the epicness to follow. Catch Jonas in the Catskill Cave.


Moon Boots -


Keep on dancing in the Catskill Cave as you are lifted into the cosmos with Moon Boots. His bio actually refers to him being a pair of astronaut boots. That alone would have me checking him out. The music is smooth and flowing. Might play a nice introduction into Tipper...


Paper Diamond -



Alex B. is a Colorado based producer, but people have been dancing to him as Paper Diamond. Experience the raw energy that comes to a Paper Diamond set. Shivers will be sent up your spine as your arms and legs get turnt up. People will be going nuts. It will be spectacular. He'll be closing out the festival in the Circus Tent Sunday night. Find me there.

So there you have it! The whole weekend is full of great music and artists...the whole freaking weekend is! Below you'll find the Sunday lineup/set times, and be sure to check out the other two days of features!

Listening to Friday @ Hudson Music Project
Listening to Saturday @ Hudson Music Project




Friday, July 4, 2014

Finally, A Festival Website that Does It Right

Finding anything on the internet takes patience. Knowing where to search, what to search and how to search can sometimes be a little much. Perhaps that's why so many people have taken to believe every single meme they see posted on Facebook. Well, now there is one website that exists to give you what you want, and that's it.


Music Festival Nation is here to tell you what, when, where, how and why for music festivals all over, with a community aspect. To use the site, simply type the festival you're looking for in the search bar in the top and chances are it'll pop up. You can also search through festivals by searching alphabetically, by location, or by date. Once you find a festival, there are links to get to their official websites and social media connections. Many have photos attached, the full lineup, and every festival has it's own ride share page.

Ride Share for Hudson Music Project
People want to come to festivals from all over the country, and with this it could be possible for people to connect and see where the other is. Right here there's people in Michigan, Florida, New York, and New Jersey looking for and giving rides to the Hudson Music Project. It's super simple and to the point, it's a very useful tool.

This is everything you would need to find a festival to go to, buy tickets and get there. The community aspect is enormous, and Music Festival Nation makes it easy to do. The guys behind it (Jared and Blaine) have been around for a few years, and recently they have been updating their look and outreach. I would highly suggest checking it out, and seeing if there's been any ride share info posted up. I found a ride last minute for The Hudson Music Project, but I was about to grab one from New Jersey originally from someone offering a ride on Music Festival Nation. Right off the bat the site helped me out.

Remember, if the festival you're looking for isn't there, take a moment to add it in with some info. Usually the festival's Facebook page will have most of it. You can also just comment on how excited you are to be going to a festival already listed! Either way, it is important to know that this site is online and has so much information and connectivity to it.



It's been too long, and I am thankful that Music Festival Nation now is here.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Hudson Music Project - Listening to Saturday

Just earlier Hudson Music Project released the set times for each day of the festival. After seeing how the days will be panning out, I'm excited to say this festival will be filled with tons of awesome music and good times.

Here's what Saturday looks like:


As you can see there's four stages and sometimes they all overlap. This can complicate things when you wanted  to see a set in full, but ride the rails and the next stage over which could be a ten minute walk and a few thousand people to get through once you make it there. So you should plan ahead, create a small schedule and don't be afraid to leave it behind if you so please... there will be awesomeness everywhere, and sometimes it will find you.

Bit Funk -



When Bit Funk hits the stage, get ready for some late afternoon delightful soul. You will be feeling satisfied throughout. The is also a great place to glovers to be.. assuming the Catskill Cave stage is indoors. Set time's at 4:30pm.





Coming at you in the Circus Tent just as the sun slowly disappears, Kap Slap will bring on that big progressive house sound to your earholes. I imagine the Circus Tent to be the equivalent to the dance tents at previous festivals, and I can't wait to see the visuals happening here. Kap Slap will hit the stage at 7:30, and will directly be followed by....


Felix Cartal -



One big sound after the next. The buildups and energy in the Circus Tent will be HYPE through Felix Cartal's set. It'll be two epic hours at the festival, be sure to catch in on some of this action while you are wandering the music and grounds.

Gold Panda -



Late nights can start getting a little different at a festival. Music that is put together differently than a build and a drop. Hudson Project has graced us with an opportunity to experience Gold Panda in all his glory. This is a set I might pull the art supplies out for.


Well, whatever set you check out I'm sure they will be awesome. Remember though, explorers explore.

Hudson Music Project Daily Time Slots Announced!

The moment I've personally been waiting for has finally come! With the first day opening up in just over a week,The Hudson Music Project will be giving us such an amazing lineup of music. How to make sure you catch everyone you want to can be tricky sometimes. Especially when you get pulled into something else.

Here's your daily set times to help you know where to go:




I already know some set's I'll be at, and the Catskill Cave in looking pretty inviting. Those sunset set times are looking pretty good too, not to mention that familiar block out all other music while Bassnectar hits the stage. We've seen this before, and it's pretty epic to have almost the entire camp raging out to Lorin. There's a certain vibe he brings that's undeniable.

There you have it! Start making your schedule online HERE. The button to start is near the top of the page, and you'll need to login to do it. If you have Facebook it makes life much easier.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Interview with Supersillyus

A couple months back I went to hang out with Rob Uslan, better known as Supersillyus. He is a multi-talented artist, working on his solo music as well as the popular duo of himself and Space Jesus to make up Schlang. He's been living in NY now, so I headed down to Brooklyn and sat down with the man. The following is a little of what transpired.



There was really no formalities here. Just hanging out that afternoon, talking about random stuff and streams of thought. Supersillyus has some pretty interesting things to talk about when it comes to the state of the scene, writing music, gentrification, and even a few thoughts on psychedelics. He even shared his most recent work in progress at the time.


Rob's an awesome guy, it was a lot of fun chilling with him. He won't be performing too much during the summer time as he's working on multiple records, but be sure to catch him live and really experience Supersillyus in all of his glory, as well as when he performs with Schlang.

Catch him this Saturday (June 21) for a live show and a debut of his newest song. Catch him playing with some legendary artists like Frankie Bones and Afrika Bambaataa at Summer Solstice [click the link for info/tickets]. We'll also be seeing him perform on the festival track this summer at Luna Light, FarmFest, and Wild Woods Music and Arts Festival.

Supersillyus Links
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Supersillyus - by Rich Guerra (lostinsound.org)

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Hudson Music Project - Listening to Friday



July will hold some amazing talent at the Hudson Music Project. Saugerties, NY, is going to be moving to the beats of all different kinds of artists. On the festival's main page, you can actually find individual pages for all the artists, including tracks you can listen to, music videos to watch, and links to their websites. If you are are feeling like an explorer, that's a good place to go to and learn more about all the artists performing! Here we'll share some of the music of those artists that will be playing at the festival on Friday.

You'll be able to catch this one man electronic army on the first day of Hudson. Hailing from LA, Robert uses an array of instruments including Wii-motes, drums, his voice and keyboards... it's pretty awesome and will have you dancing. We highly suggest checking out his Soundcloud. Look for the orange 'X' logo around the festival grounds and on his set. 





Moon Hooch was sent to us to prove that music played from the soul will constantly move you. These guys started off just playing in public to pay off tuition costs (to graduate The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music mind you). Once they hit the subways, it was all on. With an Australian TV show, a national tour with Mike Doughty, and frequent subway platform dance parties all stemming from performing underground, these guys really caught the public's eye... and they are just all around awesome.




We are very pumped to check out this duo from Seattle as they stop in to the Hudson Music Project during their international tour. Giving us some of that big big big electronic sound, you can be sure to see so much flow at their set. A glow kids delight, Odesza's sound will rush through your body uplifting your soul. Catch them on Friday... probably at night.


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TAUK


Tauk is a band that has literally transformed over the years. They are now at a stage where they have already toured most of the country and can capture. We've seen them at local shows, festivals and heard them on the radio, these boys make Long Island proud. You'll find yourself grooving to Tauk and their originals, as well as some of the covers they perform time to time. 


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That's just the tip of Friday's musical iceberg. Friday at Hudson Music Project will also behold Modest Mouse, The Flaming Lips, STS9, Excision...and yea.. a whole lot of awesome talent. What's more is that they extended this tier of tickets so you have more time to get them at a discounted rate! Find your tickets HERE

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

A Look at FarmFest 2014 (Vernon, NJ)

On the quest this summer for music festivals, we are only going to ones we've never been to before. A few are in their inaugural year, but one has been growing and entering it's third year... FarmFest.

FarmFest
Located a short distant away in New Jersey, FarmFest is being held on Rickey Farm in Vernon, July 24-26. FarmFest will have a big focus on the music, art, and different workshops. It's going for the transformational festival vibe, where you are immersed in everything going on. The music will be huge as well. The lineup is absolutely epic and we're hoping for some impromptu sets (Schlang, please).

The headliners to this shindig include Papdosio, EOTO, Phutureprimitive, Bluetech, Cosby Sweater and Space Jesus. They also just announced Moon Hooch and Liquid Stranger (with two sets O.O)!! Sooooo... yea. This is going to be one hell of a show. There all different genres and styles, all with deeper feeling to the music. The joy this brings is unspeakable.

Liquid Stranger
Phutureprimitive : Photo by Watchara

With more act TBA Here's the lineup so far:

Papadosio, EOTO, Phutureprimitive, Random Rab, Bluetech, Govinda, Andreilien (Heyoka), Gladkill, Buku, Cosby Sweater, Unlimited Aspect, Nadis Warriors, Skytree, Space Jesus, Esseks, Plassic, Technicolor Lenses, Srikalogy, Jordan Koza Family, Mystery Fyre, Suburban Sensi, Truth Now, Mshairi, Faceplant, RA!N, Brightside, Pure Blend, Wink, Sexy Black Female, ILAS, One Man and Exhilo

With art as another major focus, there will be live painters on the scene performing as well. According to the FarmFest homepage, there are four announced artists. We've seen two of them paint and do visual lighting and mapping work from here in New York. Both are geometrical geniuses, Psybe and Kaliptus. We also have Joness Jones and Christina Mazzulla, another two extraordinarily talented artists that bring two very different styles to the table.

Kaliptus
Psybe

As for the workshops, be sure to find yoga, poi and other flow, and maybe some workshops on production or music, or maybe energy flows. Since which ones haven't officially been announced yet, we can't really say  for sure! There will be workshops though and we are excited to see what's offered.

Tickets are currently in their third tier, which is only $105. For a festival like this, it's basically giving you a ticket. If you wait a little longer, it's going to go up a little, so jump on those tickets now.

Event URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/1430743517169364/
Website: http://www.farmmusicfestival.com/


**Official Release**


Now in its third year, F.A.R.M. Music and Arts Festival is going bigger than ever taking place July 24-26 in Vernon, NJ. Propelled by the growing transformational festival aesthetic, the festivals organizers have widened it’s reach; Their intentions of creating a multidimensional, free thinking, music, art and science fest is said to be one of a kind seen here on the East Coast.

The addition of Papadosio to the lineup can only mean that popularity of this festival is going to skyrocket. EOTO also adds some major muscle to this event, As there members “Jason Hann” and “Michael Travis” are the drummer and synth player of “String Cheese Incident”. There Band headlines another festival near the Great Lakes known as “ Electric Forest” . Farm Fest is making quite a statement with this bill.

Old favorites from last year return with Phutureprimitive, Unlimited Aspect, and Buku. The addition of Random Rab, Govinda, Andreilien, and Gladkill is also a huge move for the organizers. Livetronica is well represented with Cosby Sweater and Nadis Warriors, and the psychedelic sounds of the northeast are repped by Untz-faves Space Jesus and Skytree.

The festival returns to beautiful Rickey Farm. The grounds provide ample space for camping and parking, and each night, performers, dancers, painters, fire spinners, and more will light up the night sky.

MUST BE 21+ WITH VALID ID TO POSESS ALCOHOL
THIS IS AN ALL AGES EVENT! 17 AND UNDER MUS BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT!

FOR MORE INFORMATON GO TO www.farmmusicfestival.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/farmfestnj?ref=hl
Contact: http://www.farmmusicfestival.com/contact/

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Phutureprimitive Headlining for 'Undersaturated Presents' Launch Event

While getting excited for the few festivals we're going to be covering this season, I noticed a show going down on Thursday that peaked my interest. Phutureprimitive's going to be headlining a show at the Highline Ballroom, also joined by Govinda, BRANX and Technicolor Lenses who will be celebrating the release of their upcoming album "Psychedelegates." 

This show is actually the official launch of Undersaturated Presents -- a new brand created by Planet Cognac and Mr. Bugsly Presents featuring highly curated lineups of fresh electronic talent at a variety of venues throughout NYC:

"The intention of the branding is to highlight the fact that the electronic music scene is over-saturated in the NYC market. Undersaturated will prove there’s still hope for freshly curated events to flourish. The implied irony lies in the fact that there’s still a relatively untapped demographic of music fans yearning to attend unique events featuring both established and up and coming artists in the ever evolving electronic community."



The idea behind this brand is great, and after taking a look at both parties track records, you would instantly agree that this will be a new dawn in some great music here in New York. We've seen the music morph over time, and now more than ever there is this great variety of electronic music encompassing so much talent. To what amazing shows they put together, well, time will tell. I have high hopes for what the NY music scene has to offer. 

So be sure to get out to the Highline on Thursday night for the show. Tickets are $15 in advance, and only $20 at the door. This is also an 18+ show, so make sure you have proper ID ;)

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Hudson Music Project Full Lineup Announced!

The Hudson Music Project is just over a month away, and the full lineup has just been released today. Here's what that full lineup looks like:

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Now, not only is this an eclectic lineup, but it has a lot of people online asking the question, who? A lot of these names are very well known, but others have not necessarily gained that type of hype. So to help all you folks expand your musical horizons, let's choose a few of these "mysterious" artists on the lineup and introduce you to their tunes, starting with a few now, a few later...let's not overload your brains with too much awesome all at once!!

Off today's announcement, let's get a little funky, a little soulful, and a whole lot of hip-hoping. Here's some styling from Woody's Produce.




Another newly introduced artist will help you blast off into space with his interstellar feel, here's Moon Boots!



One of our local favorites, bringing funk, soul and jazz back to the forefront of our attentions, Exmag will be taking the stage. Cannot wait to join the Lowtemp family at his set!!



Speaking about the funk, we are so ready to get down with The Floozies! There is no way to now feel good when jamming out to their tracks!!



You can enjoy these artists for now, and we will share more as we creep on closer to the show. This is turning out to be the summer of The Hudson for sure. There's rock, funk, soul, hip-hop, dubstep, house...everything will pretty much be represented there. With four stages and an expectation of 20,000 people, this will be one hell of a weekend to remember... or forget...depending on how you do ;)

Get your tickets HERE: http://hudsonmusicproject.com/tickets/ 

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Tauk: Burning Rubber and Blazing Trails

For anyone that follows festival lineups, you know there are a few names you see popping up all over at different festies. This year while on your own festival experiences there is one band we highly recommend to check out, Tauk.






This band has been around for a while, and in the past couple years they have been making waves across the country with their music. Their most recent achievements include frequent airplay of their single "Dead Signal" on Sirius XM Jam On, winning Relix Magazine's 'On The Verge' poll, preparing the release of their second full length album for this summer (with Grammy-Winning Producer Robert Carranza [Mars Volta, Jack Johnson]), and being signed onto 16 festivals throughout a full tour the started in April to last through September.


Here's a list of all their upcoming tour dates:

May 16 - Covington, KY @ Cosmo's Grille Pub w/ Aqueous
May 17 - Indianapolis, IN @ The Mousetrap w/ Aqueous
May 21 - Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern w/ DJ Williams Projekt
May 22 - Richmond, VA @ The Camel w/ DJ Williams Projekt
May 23 - High Point, NC @ Blue Burbon Jacks w/ ESP
May 24 - Asheville, NC @ Asheville Music Hall w/ Nomadic
May 25 - Knoxville, TN @ The Bowery
May 30 - Terra Alta, WV @ Domefest
May 31 - Blackstock, SC @ Blackstock Music Festival
June 7 - Asheville, NC @ All Go West Music Festival
Jun 19-20 - Hedgesville, WV @ Mad Tea Party Jam Festival
Jun 27 - Prospect Hill, SC @ The Big What? Music Festival
Jul 5 - Terra Alta, WV @ Under The Stars Festival
Jul 11 - Saugerties, New York @ Hudson Music Project
Jul 12 - Berryville, VA @ Pasture Palooza Music & Arts Festival
Jul 24 - Charlotte, NC @ White Water Center
Jul 25 - 26 - Floyd, VA @ Floyd Fest
Aug 9 - Luray, VA @ Doah Fest
Aug 14 - Abingdon, VA @ Abingdon Music Experience
Aug 21 - Bartow, WV @ Camp Barefoot
Sept 12 - Rock Camp, WV @ Pink Moon Festival

That's one hell of a tour. Another recent accomplishment would definitely include the over 50,000 hits on their cover of the Beatles' I Want You (She's So Heavy). We actually go to see them do this live at Peach Festival last year, and it was amazing to witness. Check it out here:



So while your out there tour and checking out new music, make sure you have Tauk on your mind. 

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Interview: Morgan Freeman (Bluecrash)

Back in February, I was given the opportunity to sit down with an amazing artist. He has worked in many different fields in the professional world, and is now settled into a position of visual artist, his main role being the resident VJ at Marquee, one of NYC's hottest night clubs, as well working at different corporate events and national acts such as Knife Party and Erykah Badu. He is a photo journalist, techy, humanitarian and all around great guy. His name is Morgan Freeman also known as Bluecrash. This was a interview was originally video recorded.



Etan Wish: I have a very special and awesome interview for you today. I am sitting here with Morgan Freeman, also known as Bluecrash. Why don't you go ahead and introduce yourself and let everyone know what you do.

Morgan Freeman: My name is Morgan Freeman, and I'm a visual artist here in New York. I do a lot of design, different looks for different events. From underground warehouse events to designing the look of corporate shows. I work with DJs and even Bar Mitzvahs... it's been a pretty interesting year!

EW: Looking through your work, one would find that you also capture the world through your camera lens.

MF: I am also a journalist. I had my NYPD independent press accreditation for many years. My work has been published in many magazines including Globe, AERA Magazine, the front page of an architecture magazine for an article I did with the wonderful Keiko Tsuyama, known for her international news coverage and published books about technology. There was a lot of breaking news and interview journalism. I covered the Occupy Wall Street story, was in Spain covering a lot, as well as in Haiti after the earthquake to cover the rebuilding. The last story I covered was the inauguration this last January in Washington. But, more recently the focus has been on keeping my residency at Marquee, New York.

EW: Right on. So you're pretty well known for your work with projecting mapping and digital art, can you tell us a little more about that?

MF: I've been doing projection mapping for a little over four years. I know I'm probably not the first person to do it, but I'm one of the first people to do the more complicated and some of the first stuff here in New York as far as projection mapped stages for underground parties, pieces for museums, or corporate events and nightlife.

EW:  How are you able to combine your professional passions into your art?

MF: I originally have an IT background, working with hardware and software for over a decade. I knew that wasn't really me, I always thought of myself as an artist, but I knew I couldn't make a living as an artist, so I worked in IT for a long time. After the dot com bubble burst, I realized I couldn't make that living as an IT person! So I went back to the idea of being an artist. So I combined my background with computers and software to do a lot of the digital art and move forward with some ground breaking ideas as far as technology and art. So as far as passions coming together, well in the end they all kind of did, and led me here to Manhattan for the past four years.

EW: While at Marquee, what's one of the craziest things you've seen go down?

MF: I don't want to blow up any celebrities spots. We have a lot of celebrities, a lot of actors, a lot of old heroes of mine. One of the craziest moments was ... *laughs* ... well one of the more interesting moments from Marquee and it's celebrities was probably Afrojack's birthday where he walked around and was serving everybody a shot of Patron. So getting served a a shot of tequila by Afrojack on his birthday, that's the usual kind of thing to go down at Marquee that I think I can talk about.

EW: Where do you draw inspiration from?

MF: I draw from everything I see, I think like most artists. When I go for walks in the city and see window displays. A lot of looking at other artists work online from other countries all over the world. I think everyone is looking at everyone's work and reinterpreting what we see. I believe it's that interpretation that gives us our own styles. I would work a lot through mash up work at a lot of the warehouse stuff. People used to think there were messages in my work, but it was all very da-da. If you have to make something that is  not a loop, I would do a six or eight hour pieces that would constantly change over the night, there was no message.

EW: I'm aware of work you've done with Erykah Badu. Where are some places we've seen your work?

MF: Years ago I did an interactive projection mapped floor for a BET performance for Erykah Badu. After I did that, the whole floor at the Super Bowl later that year had the mapping. I was happy to see that stuff as catching on and people were making use of the technology. I've also done work with big companies like Nike and Patron. I have been lucky to  work with a lot of my favorite top 100 DJs, and working at EZOO 2012 for Knife Party on the main stage.

I've been at Marquee now for the past year, one of the hottest clubs in New York City. Pretty much every big artist in their event calendar I've worked for in some capacity. I work with the LEDs and pretty much all of the video on the walls and on the ceiling... Which only run second to the lighting. I work with one of the best lighting designers, John Triunfo. The room has a very specific dark, underground, minimal look. It's very hip and very now, it's very minimal techno for New York nightlife.

EW: What about you, what do you like to do?

MF: I really love movies. I love... I love food. I'm so, so happy with this residency that I'm able to go out into New York and enjoy a lot of food. I wasn't able to go out and enjoy the last few years I've been here in New York. I know it sounds silly, but I'm very happy to go out and eat in Manhattan.

EW: When you do find time to do exhibits and private shows, how do you mold your designs?

MF: I've been doing a lot of themes, for about the last year and a half. All original work... I did Exploring the Shadow of a Giant Robot. It was a giant installation where we installed a giant robot and I filmed all these apartments interiors and projected them into these buildings that were under the robots shadow. I also did a group exhibit piece that was at MoMa. It was a piece I filmed exploring the architecture and the body's resting posture.

EW: There's an installation you have coming up on June 5th, and from what we've heard so far it sounds very interesting.

MF: Yes, I am having an exhibit June 5th at the Rabbithole Gallery (Dumbo, BK), titled "I Am Normal". It's an exhibit that features the human body, both male and female. It is an interactive installation as well, where people there will be able to manipulate the bodies of 9 models, men and women. A great way to describe the gallery comes from a review by Max Ritvo; poet and experimental comedian in the NYC-based troupe His Majesty the Baby.

He wrote that it will be a "groundbreaking, merciless interrogation of viewer and viewed, exploration of manhood, womanhood and sexuality; projection artist Morgan Freeman uses his imagination, technical bravura, and keen understanding of the human form to allow audience members to manipulate, in real-time, moving video of models."

EW: That's great. That's a really interesting and capturing environment for people to be in. I am definitely looking forward to that. Well, thank you so much for your time today Morgan, and before we go, let everyone know where they can find you online.

MF: My pleasure, and people can find me online at Bluecrash.com and I also have video channels to watch as well.


Thursday, May 1, 2014

Mysteryland USA: Nicky Romero Presents - Protocol Recordings "NY Reboot"

**Official Press Release**



On the evening of Friday, May 23, Mysteryland USA attendees who are camping on the Holy Ground will be treated to a special pre-party hosted by Dutch phenom Nicky Romero's Protocol Recordings label, inviting some of his most talented residents including Tritonal, Don Diablo, John Dahlb├Ąck, Vicetone and Michael Calfan to kick-start the festival.

"I’m really proud of having these five very talented artists of the Protocol family playing at our Protocol stage at Mysteryland USA. Each of them had one or more successful releases on my imprint so they play a huge part in the succes of the label," Nicky explains. "I’m very happy we can support the guys in this way as well. Come check us out!"


Nicky will be performing on the Main Stage on Saturday, May 24, infecting Mysteryland USA with his seductive blend of progressive house laced with electro and acid synths. He continues to pave it forward with his Protocol brand that is quickly establishing itself as a leading dance music platform - a go-to outlet for forward-thinking dance music. Championing up and coming artists, like Don Diablo, John Dahlback, Vicetone, Kryder, Michael Calfan and Merk & Kremont, with his record label, club night and radio show, Romero extends his influence to help develop the next generation of artists, while also supporting more established acts such as Calvin Harris, R3hab, Nervo, Krewella and Bassjackers, among others.

With the label’s releases consistently flowing in the Beatport top 10, it is clear that its impact is being heard around the world. Furthermore, Protocol Radio, a weekly show syndicated to more than 60 radio stations on FM, receives over 40 million listeners every week and it continues to grow at a rapid rate. Don't miss the Protocol family, as they take over Mysteryland USA this May!

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Weekend Grooving: Exmag at Hudson Terrace

Happy Hump Day!!

With the weekend on the verge of happening, allow us to give you a suggestion as to where you should be. Off the bat, this is a Mr. Bugsly event, the spot is Hudson Terrace, and the music is being brought to you by none other than Lowtemp's Exmag, also joined by Love & Logic, The Unsheathed, and Narkatta. The night will be undoubtedly filled with soulful body moving music.

Lowtemp Family
Gramatik & Eric Mendelson

Last time we saw Exmag in action was at The Age Of Reason album release party earlier in the year. The group is a collective of musicians, featuring Eric Mendelson on guitar, Tyler Dondero on the keyboard, Mike Iannatto on controls and Illumntr on vocals. It's like a Lowtemp musical symbiosis on stage. There's so much fun and sexy energy in the room when these guys are on. The crowd that comes out to these shows are also just as awesome and super friendly.

The show is 21+, so leave the younger adults at home for the night. Also, this is a free show with an RSVP as well, so you can hit that up and RSVP HERE. After midnight the party goes $10. Even at that price, it's a steal. Let all get down and soulfully funky this Saturday night, you already know!

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Sunday, April 27, 2014

New York Festival Watch: Hudson Music Project

Earlier in the year, it was confirmed that Camp Bisco would be going on a hiatus with a possible return next year. After over a decade going strong, most festy heads were a little daunted by the news, after all, Camp Bisco was the premier camping festival with the power house lineups that blew away the crowds.

But have no fear!! The answer to your New York summer festival is here!! Coming in for it's inaugural year, the Hudson Music Project will ease your pain of loosing Camp Bisco for this summer. 





Taking places upstate New York, in Saugerties, the Hudson Music Project is bringing a huge lineup and tons of other festival goodness to you for three days, July 11-13. 

Hudson Music Project is put together by the same management group that ran Camp Bisco, the same guys doing Counterpoint at this very moment, and countless other festivals around the country. We're talking about  MCP Presents (Meat Camp Productions Presents). These guys have tons of experience with throwing wildly successful events. If you've ever been to a festival, you know how big the community gets and hard it can be to keep things 100%. MCP brings a festy together like none other, with the perfect amount of organization and professionalism. Being that they've done this before, I couldn't wait to see the musical lineup, and holy sh*t.

Tauk
Tokimonsta
Big Gigantic courtesy of HeyReverb.com

Kendrick Lamar, Bassnectar, Modest Mouse, STS9, Moby, Big Gigantic, Excision, Paper Diamond, Kill Paris, Bro Safari, Tokimonsta, and even Long Island's very own Tauk!! The list goes on and on, and we couldn't be more excited. It's a perfect blend of all different genres. This is about music, and very talented artists will be bringing it with their all. Make sure to check out the full lineup and create you very own schedule to help you keep track of who's playing on what stage and making sure you see all your favorites and see someone new!

Another thing that MCP is keeping around for this festivals are their ever growing art installations. Every year they get more interesting and cooler, with tons of extraordinary visual artists coming in to do live painting and other interactive installations. For Hudson Music Project, there will actually be an Art Bazaar. Not too much information has been released about it, but the fact that it's even going to exist is pretty damn exciting. 





Of course there will be vendors, workshops, and probably a Ferris wheel  knowing MCP. There is also a big focus on Clean Vibes. Clean Vibes is a project that basically gives incentives to people to get help and keep the festival grounds clean. There has been way too much waste at so many of these festivals, from cigarette butts all over, trash just left in places, and even people leaving entire camping supplies behind. Clean Vibes will provide you with two bags, one for recycling and one for trash. you fill those bags up and bring them back to the Clean Vibes Trading Post, and you can "cash" them in for "money". In other words, more recycling and trash equals more points to spend on cool gear. Not only is it getting you swag, but it's also very rewarding helping clean the environment.

Tickets are just over with camping $200, so go and grab them. Of curse you have the option for VIP camping, EZ Tents (which include a limited edition tent, sleeping bags, air mattress and a solar powered light!!), and even Glamping, glamour camping! 

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