June 24, 2023


Berghain resident Fiedel returns to BASEMENT for BOUND’s Pride party. In his hands, techno becomes a world of strange and sumptuous play, with gleaming, severe textures pulled taut against a skeletal framework. There’s a mischievous rigor and a magenta-hued hardness that is truly singular and finds echoes as much in the fine art world as in the club. Yet Fiedel’s flair for sonic sculpturalism is anything but remote. There’s an undeniable urgency in his music, a bristling and barely-contained volatility in thrilling tension with his considered touch. In contrast, Fashion brings a raw immediacy. The NY nightlife icon is part of a new wave of artists who are reshaping NY nightlife, with an emphasis on careening techno, cross-genre collisions and high tempo euphoria. Katie Rex stands at the center of it all. An unstoppable force, the impact and livewire intensity of her DJ sets match her singular vision for BOUND. She is a true, uncompromising leader of the underground and of NY’s most steadfast selectors.

Miami’s Internet Friends has the run of STUDIO. The self-described “ultra rave and dance collective” rides a wave of gender-fluid, energy-first liberatory expressions. As both a club night and a label, Internet Friends basks in freshness, deviance and the unexpected. Co-founder Ultrathem returns for the night. Their recent “Stunt Double” EP is absolutely ruthless. Across a series of solo and collaborative tracks, Ultrathem engages in jagged metal sound design, bubbling trance-ish melodicism and unstoppable forward momentum. Sister Zo was one of 2022’s MVPs, cementing a long and steadfast career. Her breakout “Freak Shift” EP on Martyn’s 3024, and she played a series of unstoppable sets that left audiences breathless. 2023 is looking no different. Bridging syrupy bass syncopations and curvy, liquid metal techno, Sister Zo brings a level of pure confidence and expansiveness to her sets. Internet Friends affiliate Winter Wrong joins the lineup. Her approach to DJing is rooted in high energy fusions across forms, driving the party with a feverish, heady mix. Her recent “Mermaid Lemonade” album positively flies, pushing BPMs to the upper echelons and weaving in samples that mirror our digitally-mediated reality. Choque blesses the night with a splash of new generation/old school cross pollination, drawing on classic house, booming techno and raw bangers.

■ 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