Altær: Kangding Ray / Mary Yuzovskaya / Auspex / JADALAREIGN / Sterling Juan Diaz / Day Thief

July 22, 2023

BASEMENT: Kangding Ray / Mary Yuzovskaya / Auspex
STUDIO: JADALAREIGN / Sterling Juan Diaz / Day Thief

Kangding Ray headlines Altær. The German artist is one of those special ones: an incredible producer whose range extends from wild, freewheeling club tracks to carefully considered compositions. He’s equally known for his live and DJ sets, each of which showcase a level of craft that places him in rare company. His affiliations with exemplary labels like Raster-Noton and Stroboscopic Artefacts speaks to the quality of his work, with a strong experimental current infusing his singular approach to techno. A self-described “free maverick,” his work remains in constant evolution and flux. Mary Yuzovskaya returns to BASEMENT and to NY. The former Unter resident was a regular in the city’s scene, bringing an elevated, vinyl-only purism and a highly-developed technique to the mix. Now based in Berlin, she’s been keeping it rolling with her Mondays Off label and contributions to essential labels like Semantica. One of the true masters of the hypnotic style, Yuzovskaya’s set to bring her rich dimensionality to Altær. Auspex pushes techno to its heaviest and ritualistic extremes. The Altær founder and resident epitomizes his party’s ethos, where the power and intensity of the music forge new neural pathways, overwhelming the senses in search of spiritual transfiguration.

JADALAREIGN returns. A true house head, LAREIGN’s depth and soulful energy imbue her sets with a timelessness that is immediately striking. Extending lineages of Black expression, she aligns herself with the rich music of her forebears while representing a new generation. She’s a breakout success, and once you’ve seen her play you’ll know why. JADALAREIGN is the real deal. Over the past decade, Sterling Juan Diaz has been a regular face in NY DJ booths. The Playground Radio resident has made his home in the city’s thriving queer/BIPOC dance music underground. His sets represent both the raw and the cooked, with a rugged edge that bolsters moments of pure bliss. Day Thief presents a serious trip hazard: spiraling, effervescent strangeness that packs a serious punch

■ 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