Feb. 20, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- From
April 28 to May 31
, the world-renowned Red Bull Music Academy will touch down in
for its 15
edition, with an unprecedented series of 34 unique shows celebrating music across genres and generations.
More than 230 artists are set to perform during the five-week city festival, including musical luminaries such as
, DJ Lo Down Loretta Brown aka
, Pantha du Prince & The Bell Laboratory, A-Trak,
, and Four Tet – as well as 62 hand-picked Academy students hailing from 35 countries.
The 34 shows happening in some of the most iconic venues around town include special live concerts and curated club nights, as well as installations, film screenings and public conversations with some of today's most inspiring music makers.
Details and full lineups for all shows will be announced on
March 4, 2013
During the entire month of May,
brings his acclaimed audio-visual installation,
77 Million Paintings
to the former location of Cafe Rouge for its East Coast debut.
77 Million Paintings
is a generative work – making itself as you watch it – which explores a vast set of permutations of visual and sonic elements made by the pioneering composer and sound conceptualist. The result is "between music and painting." The exhibition will be accompanied by an "Illustrated Talk" on
in which Eno will outline the creative processes that have driven his work, in true Red Bull Music Academy fashion.
will see the
Red Bull Music Academy Culture Clash
at Roseland Ballroom: the city's first-ever cross-genre sound clash. First hosted in
in 2010, the Red Bull Music Academy Culture Clash is a staple on the international music scene, and a unique celebration of sound system culture. The first
edition will feature quintessential crews from hip hop, reggae, modern Latin and electronic dance music including
, the man behind the city's best dancehall parties and the brilliant
Fool's Gold Records
, the genre-defying
label headed up by
, the architects of Roc-A-Fella's classic NYC hip hop sound and countless hits from Jay-Z to Rihanna; and
, a collective known for starting full-on riots with their unique blend of cumbia, moombahton and tropical bass. Every crew will play custom-made tracks only to be heard on the night, and bring out special guests, fighting to win over the crowd and the chance to be named the 2013 Culture Clash champion.
, the Red Bull Music Academy will team up with the era-defining DFA Records for an epic celebration of the label's 12th anniversary. From making indie kids dance again to taking
Madison Square Garden
by storm, DFA is a
institution if there ever was one. DFA founder
will headline an epic nine-hour, multi-room show at the Grand Prospect Hall in
, with over 15 live acts and DJs spanning the entire history of DFA, including some first-ever in the US performances. The party will be accompanied by the documentary
12 Years of DFA: Too Old To Be New, Too New To Be Classic
, a mashed-up, frenzied portrait of the iconic label and the creative minds and recording artists behind it. The 12 minute film will be premiering during the Red Bull Music Academy and will be available for streaming on
alongside hundreds of other documentaries, in-depth interviews and archived lecture videos.
, for one day and night, the Red Bull Music Academy will turn the spectacular Knockdown Center in
into a temple of thundering noise with some of today's most daring sound artists for
Drone Activity in Progress
. Performers include
of Sunn O))) (performing solo as SOMA and in his duo project KTL), influential noise artist
, guitarist and composer
, Australian guitar explorer
, and Sonic Youth founding member
who will present her collaborative project with
, Body/Head. Visuals in this multi-sensory experience come courtesy of the creative minds behind Nuit Blanche.
Bass is the place on
at Santos Party House. In a unique summit of sub-loving trailblazers entitled
United States of Bass
, the Red Bull Music Academy brings together the very pioneers of America's most influential regional bass music styles. From
's ghettotech godfather
's juke and footwork heroes
DJ Magic Mike
and current bass music innovators
Drop The Lime
(a 2011 Academy graduate who scored Stereogum's "Electronic Dance Track of 2012" with his remix of
's post-trap anthem "Mercy"). Expect two floors, 808 beats and one nation under a groove.
These are only a handful of the events that will keep NYC on lock during the whole month of May. Tickets for all shows will
go on sale on March 4, 2013 at 10am via www.ticketweb.com
. Look forward to more details on shows with the likes of
and Grammy winner
German electronic artist
, seminal NYC house duo
Masters At Work
, disco legend
(with his first ever live DJ set),
Four Tet, Pantha du Prince & The Bell Laboratory
, dubstep trailblazers
, hip hop beat-makers of the moment
, the inimitable
and hundreds more.
About Red Bull Music Academy
The 15th edition of the Red Bull Music Academy will take place in NYC from
April 28 to May 31, 2013
, bringing together 62 carefully selected producers, vocalists, beat-makers, instrumentalists and DJs from 35 countries. They will attend intimate lecture sessions and collaborate on music in an expansive, custom-built creative studio space in
, designed by acclaimed architect
More than 1,500 musical luminaries have participated in past incarnations of the Red Bull Music Academy. Former lecturers include Chuck D,
, Sly & Robbie,
, M.I.A., Hot Chip, MF Doom, RZA,
and pioneering synth inventor
, amongst others.Many Academy alumni have gone on to become true innovators of their scenes like LA soul singer
("I Need A Dollar"); experimental electronic music producer
currently collaborating with Odd Future and
, a British producer signed to
's G.O.O.D. empire; and UK singer
who's credited with introducing the sound of
's dubstep and garage scene to the pop mainstream.
The Red Bull Music Academy has been pairing industry legends and emerging music makers since 1998 in cities such as
. This unique combination of old school knowledge and new school sounds is unrivaled for its creative exploration and achievement. Each Academy edition leaves behind structures to encourage musical collaboration and creative exchange for years to come. By the end of 2013, there will be ten Red Bull Music Academy recording studios around the world.