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HEAT, BEATS, AND TODD TERRY: WARM UP 2012 GETS OFF TO A FAST START

July 13, 2012  |  Warm Up
Heat, Beats, and Todd Terry: Warm Up 2012 Gets Off to a Fast Start

Warm Up 2012 at MoMA PS1, July 7, 2012. Photo: Loren Wohl

MoMA PS1′s Warm Up 2012 kicked off with Arca ft. HBA; Trust (Live); Nguzunguzu; Light Asylum (Live); and Todd Terry pulling in a huge crowd that was eager, despite the heat, to celebrate some amazing artists on opening day. The seductive dance beats of Nguzunguzu and the piercing strength of Shannon’s Light Asylum vocals (to pinpoint a few highlights) encouraged ecstatic dancing early in the afternoon—with the energy building and building until the last drop. The day’s headliner, DJ Todd Terry, held the crowd in the palm of his hand.

Nguzunguzu at Warm Up 2012, MoMA PS1, July 7, 2012. Photo: Loren Wohl

We spent the day/night dancing, sweating, and sharing huge grins with faces familiar and new. All our thanks to everyone who came out and we look forward to celebrating with you all summer!

We asked Todd Terry a few post-party questions:


MoMA PS1: Saturday was the opening day of Warm Up and there was such incredible energy and celebration from the huge crowd. What was your favorite moment?

Todd Terry: My favorite moment was when the crowd went crazy for the older acid house tracks, like “Can You Party,” “Jumpin’,” and “Bango.”

MP: How much do you prepare for your set and how much is based on the crowd and improvising? 

TT: I always wing it and go with the crowd

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MP: What was your favorite track you played on Saturday, and why?

TT: The remix I just did for Lana Del Rey’s “National Anthem.” It seemed to fuse old and new school together

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MP: Any advice for future Warm Up Djs and attendees this summer? 

TT: Play for the crowd not yourself

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MP: If you could come back for any other Warm Up this summer, who would you most be looking forward to seeing?

TT: I would love to catch Photek on August 11 and Just Blaze on August 25.

Todd Terry at Warm Up 2012, MoMA PS1, July 7, 2012. Photo: Loren Wohl

Coming up next week, July 14:

This coming week we have a full-on dance music takeover, with Brooklyn and Detroit joining forces for a wildly eclectic day.

Long Island Electric System (aka L.I.E.S.), a record label and a consistent leader of the Brooklyn underground dance music scene, has released a series of now-classic singles. L.I.E.S. is well represented Saturday with Professor Genius and Steve Summers both playing live sets, and DJ sets from Jeremie A1 and label owner Ron Morelli. Check out a video feature on Ron Morelli from The Fader.

Representing Detroit, we’ve got back-to-back DJ sets from D3 (Underground Resistance) with Mark Flash, Jon Dixon, and DeSean Jones, as well as legendary DJ and recording artist Terrence Parker, who has made many classic albums and singles under his own name and as Seven Grand Housing Authority. Maybe you know this classic cut, recently reissued and remixed:

And please check out these music videos from Steve Summers and Professor Genius.

Steve Summers – “Dreaming in Color”

Professor Genius – “Assassins (Steve Moore Remix)”

As always, advance ticket holders avoid the lines. Get yours now. See you Saturday!

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