BOUND Blackout: Manni Dee / Katie Rex / LISAS / AceMo / Rose Kourts / Turtle Bugg

February 11, 2023

BASEMENT: Manni Dee / Katie Rex / LISAS
STUDIO: AceMo / Rose Kourts / Turtle Bugg

Strap in: Manni Dee is headlining BOUND Blackout. The London multidisciplinary artist is a perfect fit for the party. His work extends from music to film to fashion, with collaborators including everyone from Daniel Avery to the Horrors to Alexander McQueen’s Spring/Summer 2022 show. But ravers know him best for his blistering DJ sets, which saunter and glow with stunning confidence. Some artists home in on singular obsessions, but one senses that Manni Dee’s exploratory creativity serves a broader vision. Even at his most pummeling, his mixes are invariably a breath of fresh air. LISAS returns to the club. Fiery, urgent, industrial and beautifully marred, her set will be well matched by Katie Rex. An essential name in NY music over the past ten years, Rex has made herself known both as a curator and a DJ. Her most recent sets have seen her going harder than ever, sparing no mercy with tightly coiled high speed techno, strobing rave meltdowns and guttural bangers.

AceMo makes his debut at the club. An unmissable force on the NY/US scene, AceMo has become a figurehead for a young generation of Black house and techno artists. His productions veer from moody NY house to darkly brooding hardware jams to soaring junglist beat science to resplendent rave, always convincing and delivered with a staunch confidence. In the same vein, his DJ sets, either solo or b2b with his frequent collaborator MoMA Ready, are served up with an infectious swagger. The last couple of years have seen his star rise in a way that felt all-but-inevitable to any early fans: he’s been everywhere from Coachella to ADE to Tresor. Rose Kourts continues to make STUDIO her own. The NY artist brings a signature touch to a varied palette of sounds: crunchy acid, classic house, warm techno and more are all on deck. She makes it work with a soulful edge that can’t be ignored. Turtle Bugg completes the lineup. The former NY mainstay, now based in Detroit, is a paragon of Black diasporic music, drawing on lineages of funk, house, techno, disco and more. Playing on vinyl, much of it dug out from the daunting stacks at The Thing (his erstwhile place of employment), Turtle Bugg’s DJ sets are richly steeped affairs.

■ No photos or videos
■ No phone use on the dancefloor
■ The dance floor is for dancing, not conversation
■ No glowing/flashing clothes or items
■ Respect other people's space, no shuffling
■ Consent is mandatory
■ Zero tolerance for racism, homophobia, transphobia, sexism, ableism or any form of discrimination
■ Take care of each other, alert our staff if somebody isn't feeling well
■ Violating the house rules will result in removal
■ Ticket purchase does not guarantee entrance