Warm Up, MoMA PS1, 2012. Photo: Loren Wohl


Todd Terry / X-Mix Productions / New York, NY
Light Asylum / Mexican Summer / Brooklyn, NY
Nguzunguzu / Fade to Mind / Hippos in Tanks / Los Angeles, CATrust / Arts and Crafts/ Toronto, ON
Arca ft. HBA / UNO / New York, NY


Terrence Parker / Parker Music Works / Detroit, MI
D3 (Mark Flash, Jon Dixon, DeSean Jones) / Underground Resistance / Detroit, MI
Ron Morelli / L.I.E.S. / New York, NY
Jeremie Delon / A1 / L.I.E.S. / New York, NY
Steve Summers / L.I.E.S. / New York, NY
Professor Genius / L.I.E.S. / New York, NY


Matthew Dear (DJ SET) / Ghostly International / Spectral Sound / New York, NY
Sepalcure / Hotflush Recordings / New York, NY + Berlin, Germany
Le1f / Camp & Street / Greedhead / New York, NY
MikeQ / Fade To Mind / Qween Beat / Mad Decent / New York + New Jersey
JDH and Dave P / FIXED / New York, NY
Featuring a performance by Miguel / Bystorm / RCA Records Artist / Los Angeles, CA


MJ Cole / Prolific Recordings / London, UK
DJ Spoko / True Panther / Atteridgeville, South Africa
Micachu & The Shapes (DJ SET) / Rough Trade / London, UK
Slava / Software / Brooklyn, NY
Van Rivers / New York, NY


Jamie xx / Young Turks / London, UK
Pearson Sound / Hessle Audio / United Kingdom
Lemonade / True Panther / Brooklyn, NY
Sinjin Hawke / Pelican Fly / Barcelona, Spain
Zora Jones / Pelican Fly / Barcelona, Spain


Photek / Photek Productions / United Kingdom
Evian Christ / Tri Angle / Ellesmere Port, UK
Shlohmo / Friends of Friends / Los Angeles + New York
Autre Ne Veut / Software / Brooklyn, NY
Howse / Tri Angle / Providence, RI


Floating Points / Eglo / London, UK
Jacques Greene / Vase / Montreal, QC
Secret Circuit / Beats in Space / Los Angeles, CA
Hieroglyphic Being / Mathematics Recordings / Chicago, IL


Just Blaze / New York, NY
Nick Catchdubs / Fool's Gold / Brooklyn, NY
Danny Brown / Fool's Gold / Detroit, MI
The Stallions (Lovefingers & Lee Douglas) / ESP Institute / New York, NY
BAIO / Greco-Roman / Brooklyn, NY


James Holden / Border Community / London, UK
Kassem Mosse / Workshop Records / Leipzig, Germany
Om Unit / Civil Music / London, UK
Silent Diane / Austin, TX


Atoms For Peace (DJ set) / XL Recordings / London, UK
Rustie / Warp / Glasgow, UK
Holy Other / Tri Angle / Manchester, UK
Maria Minerva / Not Not Fun / London, UK
Justin Strauss / WhateverWhatever / New York, NY

Click here for information on Warm Up 2017.

Over its 20 seasons, Warm Up has featured more than 750 artists, including pop artists Solange, Jamie XX, and Grimes, experimental musicians Arca, Black Dice, and Four Tet, and legendary DJs like DJ Premier, Richie Hawtin, and Kim Ann Foxman. As one of the longest-running music programs within a museum, Warm Up has a history of supporting emerging artists and providing a platform for experimentation, unique collaborations, and new material.

An integral part of MoMA PS1’s contemporary program, Warm Up provides an opportunity to engage with today’s most experimental and innovative artists across media. Audiences are encouraged to visit the exhibition galleries and experience MoMA PS1’s diverse exhibitions of emerging artists, new genres, and adventurous work by recognized artists. Warm Up 2017 will take place within a site-specific installation by Young Architects Program winner Jenny Sabin Studio made of photoluminescent textiles that transform over the course of a day.

Selected by MoMA PS1 Director Klaus Biesenbach and organized by MoMA PS1 Curatorial Assistant Eliza Ryan, the Warm Up 2012 committee includes Dean Bein, Head of True Panther Sounds; Kris Chen, Head of XL Recordings; Robin Carolan, Head of Tri Angle Records; Jonathan Galkin, Co-Founder of DFA Records; Brandon Stosuy, Editor for Pitchfork; Matt Werth, Label Head of RVNG Intl; and Imogene Strauss, as MoMA PS1 Bookings and Stage Manager.

In addition, Warm Up will draw from local New York design talent, featuring rotating stage installations by CONFETTISYSTEM, Fort Makers, Fort Standard, The Principals, Rich Brilliant Willing, and Thunder Horse Video, organized by Jocelyn Miller, MoMA PS1 curatorial assistant.

Warm Up 2012 is sponsored in part by The Junior Associates of The Museum of Modern Art and The Wellspring Foundation.

Special thanks to Ace Hotel New York.

  1. Saturday, September 8, 2012,
    3:009:00 p.m.

  2. Saturday, September 1, 2012,
    3:009:00 p.m.

  3. Saturday, August 25, 2012,
    3:009:00 p.m.

  4. Saturday, August 18, 2012,
    3:009:00 p.m.

  5. Saturday, August 11, 2012,
    3:009:00 p.m.

  6. Saturday, August 4, 2012,
    3:009:00 p.m.

  7. Saturday, July 28, 2012,
    3:009:00 p.m.

  8. Saturday, July 21, 2012,
    3:009:00 p.m.

  9. Saturday, July 14, 2012,
    3:009:00 p.m.

  10. Saturday, July 7, 2012,
    3:009:00 p.m.

This event is part of Warm Up Archive: 1998 ─ 2016.