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Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- From
April 28 to May 31, the world-renowned Red Bull Music Academy will touch down in
New York for its 15
th 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
James Murphy, DJ Lo Down Loretta Brown aka
Erykah Badu, Pantha du Prince & The Bell Laboratory, A-Trak,
Giorgio Moroder, Skream,
Kim Gordon, 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,
Brian Eno 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
May 6 in which Eno will outline the creative processes that have driven his work, in true Red Bull Music Academy fashion.
May 9 will see the
Red Bull Music Academy Culture Clash at Roseland Ballroom: the city's first-ever cross-genre sound clash. First hosted in
London 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
New York edition will feature quintessential crews from hip hop, reggae, modern Latin and electronic dance music including
Max Glazer, the man behind the city's best dancehall parties and the brilliant
Fool's Gold Records, the genre-defying
Brooklyn label headed up by
Young Guru and
Just Blaze, the architects of Roc-A-Fella's classic NYC hip hop sound and countless hits from Jay-Z to Rihanna; and
Que Bajo?!, 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.
May 25, 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
New York institution if there ever was one. DFA founder
James Murphy will headline an epic nine-hour, multi-room show at the Grand Prospect Hall in
Brooklyn, 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
www.redbullmusicacademy.com alongside hundreds of other documentaries, in-depth interviews and archived lecture videos.
May 2, for one day and night, the Red Bull Music Academy will turn the spectacular Knockdown Center in
Queens into a temple of thundering noise with some of today's most daring sound artists for
Drone Activity in Progress. Performers include
Stephen O'Malley of Sunn O))) (performing solo as SOMA and in his duo project KTL), influential noise artist
Prurient, guitarist and composer
Alan Licht, Australian guitar explorer
Oren Ambarchi, and Sonic Youth founding member
Kim Gordon who will present her collaborative project with
Bill Nace, Body/Head. Visuals in this multi-sensory experience come courtesy of the creative minds behind Nuit Blanche.
Bass is the place on
May 23 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
New York's own
Afrika Bambaataa to LA's
Egyptian Lover, from
Detroit's ghettotech godfather
DJ Assault to
Chicago's juke and footwork heroes
DJ Spinn and
New Orleans bounce queen
DJ Magic Mike,
DJ Funk and current bass music innovators
Drop The Lime and
Salva (a 2011 Academy graduate who scored Stereogum's "Electronic Dance Track of 2012" with his remix of
Kanye West'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
Oscar and Grammy winner
German electronic artist
Alva Noto, seminal NYC house duo
Masters At Work, disco legend
Giorgio Moroder (with his first ever live DJ set),
David Bowie producers
Tony Visconti and
Four Tet, Pantha du Prince & The Bell Laboratory, dubstep trailblazers
Mala, hip hop beat-makers of the moment
Young Chop and
New York labels
UNO, the inimitable
Erykah Badu, 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
Chelsea, 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,
Steve Reich, Sly & Robbie,
Mark Ronson, M.I.A., Hot Chip, MF Doom, RZA,
Gilberto Gil and pioneering synth inventor
Bob Moog, amongst others.Many Academy alumni have gone on to become true innovators of their scenes like LA soul singer
Aloe Blacc ("I Need A Dollar"); experimental electronic music producer
Flying Lotus, currently collaborating with Odd Future and
Hudson Mohawke, a British producer signed to
Kanye West's G.O.O.D. empire; and UK singer
Katy B, who's credited with introducing the sound of
London'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
Sao Paulo and
London. 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.