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FLOATING ALONG: INTERSTELLAR TRAVELS AT MoMA PS1′S WARM UP THIS WEEKEND

August 17, 2012  |  MoMA PS1, Warm Up
Floating Along: Interstellar Travels at MoMA PS1′s Warm Up this Weekend

Warm Up, MoMA PS1, August 11, 2012. Photo: Charles Roussel

After weekend six, we can confirm that Warm Up will not cool down.  Energy was up among the crowd and the artists were on fire. The day started with Providence-based Howse—whose sound is unlike anything you’ve heard before—’Ambient juke’ might be one way to describe it, but only one.

Warm Up, MoMA PS1, August 11, 2012. Photo: Charles Roussel

Next up, the crowd got a a taste of Autre Ne Veut, the not so typical R&B artist who proved that if you didn’t know him this past Saturday, you will soon. His band and backup singers contributed to the truly epic nature of his performance.

Warm Up, MoMA PS1, August 11, 2012. Photo: Charles Roussel

Warm Up, MoMA PS1, August 11, 2012. Photo: Charles Roussel

Shlohmo carried the day on mixing together the familiar and the obscure in his slow dub fashion. An instant crowd pleaser for the young, old, and children of the 90s. Morgan Geist of Storm Queen and Metro Area then switched the gears and spun some classic disco and house tracks—the dancing would not stop.

Warm Up, MoMA PS1, August 11, 2012. Photo: Charles Roussel

The night was finished out with Photek, a drum and bass producer based in Los Angeles. The combination of Photek’s complexly layered, yet simultaneously minimal and ambient tracks with the Thunder Horse Video stage design made for the feel of an all out outdoor rave without the glowsticks. Once the sun went down, it was impossible not to get lost in the lights and sounds. A euphoric climax to another perfect Saturday.

Warm Up, MoMA PS1, August 11, 2012. Photo: Charles Roussel

On deck for next week we have Hieroglyphic Being from Chicago—an experimental composer and environmental sound artist who is sure to blow your mind with all sorts of out-there sounds.

Next up is Secret Circuit, the interface for Los Angeles–based musician Eddie Ruscha. Secret Circuit’s live, analog-propelled set will wildly steer into techno, Tropicalia, and psychedelia terrains—sure to be perfect summer vibes.

Jacques Greene, the mysterious Montreal-based producer, is up next. Jacques has worked with Radiohead, Jimmy Edgar, and Katy B—all by the fresh, young age of 21. His past looks bright and his future looks brighter. Jacques’s performance is something not to be missed.

We’re going to close off the day with another young up-and-comer, 25-year-old Londoner Sam Shepherd, aka Floating Points, who worked double duty on his PhD in pharmacology and producing. His tracks are full of synths and dubstep beats and he bounces from boogie house to hip-hop to dubstep. This Saturday has a guaranteed formula for dance.

Don’t forget that you can skip the lines by buying tickets here, which are available until noon on Saturday, August 18!

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