BASEMENT: Schacke / NDRX / Elle Dee
STUDIO: The Spectrum: fka.m4a / Lauren Flax / Manu Miran
Schacke returns to the club following their triumphant homecoming at WIRE Festival. The Fast Forward Productions artist has forged a singular path through electronic music over the last few years. A verified hitmaker with a background in noise and industrial, Schacke has earned a fervent following for their renegade style and delicious queering of any material they get their hands on. NDRX delivers some of the sickest, oil-slick dirty techno around. The Bassiani resident can conjust a feverish, sizzling sound that locks dancers in. NDRX’s sets pull from the itchy, the tracky and the gritty with thrilling results. Elle Dee’s presence in the NY techno scene is unmistakable. She’s been at it for years, both as an artist and an organizer. And while her experience certainly shows in her sets, she’s undeniably reaching a new peak right now. Elle Deep is just getting started.
The Spectrum takes over STUDIO. The iconic queer venue was a landmark of NY nightlife, bringing together a then-nascent new generation of artists, club kids, fashion designers, performers and electronic DJs. It embodied and defined the zeitgeist and irrevocably shaped our modern musical landscape. If you were there, you know. If you weren’t, it’s hard to believe it ever happened. Now, the core organizers are bringing their vision and flavor to STUDIO. London-born, Berlin-based fka.m4a returns to the club, bringing plenty of hedonistic, expressive energy with them. The recent breakout has been solidifying their presence across Europe and the globe, hitting seemingly every major queer party on the planet. And with good reason: fka.m4a’s sets bubble over with driving, joyous and horny abandon, pumping the gas and with the expert touch of a Formula 1 racer. Lauren Flax cannot be stopped. The NY artist has been a leading light for years and a tireless artist. Her devotion to her craft and a love of the nasty, jacking sounds are impossible to ignore. Simply put, she never misses. Her sets move with a tight, grooving insistence that is completely infectious, and her years of steady development and consistent quality show that for Flax, dance music is a way of life. Manu Miran is back at the club for the second time in as many months. He runs VISCERAL, one of the best queer nights on the east coast. What sets him apart is his penchant for the sticky and gritty; you can almost lick the sweat right off his tracks.
■ 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