Mala Junta: Hyperaktivist / YAZZUS / Kyruh / DJ Tool / WHY BE / Matas

March 25, 2023

Mala Junta
BASEMENT: Hyperaktivist / YAZZUS / Kyruh
STUDIO: DJ Tool / WHY BE / Matas

Mala Junta takes over BASEMENT for the first time. Hyperaktivist takes the controls at BASEMENT, doing what she does best: tunneling, rushing techno with a strong deviant undercurrent. The Venezuelan-born DJ has an unflinching flair for drama on the decks, landing wild moments and molten grooves with precision and a ruthless attitude. Resident Yazzus matches her energy with a fearless, rough-and-ready club sound that keeps the energy electric. NY’s Kyruh seals the deal. A breakout from the city’s new generation of hard-and-fast DJs, Kyruh is a commanding presence on the decks while still keeping things spontaneous and free-flowing.

DJ Tool headlines STUDIO. Splitting his time between Mala Junta and Fast Forward, his focus is on a coursing, feverish momentum laced with aqueous sound design and startling textures. Tracks like “Sinkhole” strobe with disorienting intensity but never lose their grip. WHY BE first emerged in the orbit of deconstructed club, an elusive presence whose productions often felt more like fine art. His DJ sets today carry the essence of that era forward, with melting-metal synths, riveting sonic interpolations and a strong emphasis on the low end. Glistening sculptural audio gives way to sonic readymades and stop-you-in-your-tracks subversions. Matas returns to STUDIO to complete the lineup. Following February’s debut, his slinky technoid workouts will fit right in.

■ 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