Juliana Huxtable / Manni Dee / WTCHCRFT / Ezy / Manu Miran / x3butterfly

May 12, 2023

BASEMENT: Juliana Huxtable / Manni Dee / WTCHCRFT
STUDIO: Ezy / Manu Miran / x3butterfly

Juliana Huxtable is back. The NY artist is a veritable figurehead for a new generation of multidisciplinary queer iconoclasts. Simply put, there is no one else quite like her. The visual artist-poet-DJ-icon brings a deeply personal vividness to all her work. As a DJ, she bends techno to her will, smearing the foreground of a mix with overwhelming sonic collage and fever dream maelstroms. Manni Dee is a solid match. The multidisciplinary artist bridges the worlds of fashion and music, finding collaborators across genres and mediums. His heaving industrial techno sets have a burning intensity. Swinging and bouncing with aplomb, he balances the deadly serious and the effortlessly cool with ease. WTCHCRFT adds a dash of acid washed nastiness. Whether DJing or producing, solo or as one half of Madness Of (with Kyruh), WTCHCRFT always comes correct with a captivating ruthlessness.

Copenhagen’s Ezy plays STUDIO. The Endurance rave founder and Fast Forward Productions artist has a proclivity for high velocity wormholes and gleefully bent outliers. Their mixes can feel like a rushing ride through the sewer, with viscous textures and shadowy tunnels. Their seasoned selections always land, with pockets of intensity balanced out by restrained and captivating expanses. Venezuela-born Manu Miran takes the trip down from Cambride, MA, where he runs VISCERAL. A rare queer techno outpost in the Northeast, his night has set a high bar. In his own sets, he can move from harder currents to more sensual lanes, with a glistening tension that sends shivers down your spine. A set from x3butterfly can feel like a panorama of dance music history: lush house gives way to ripping, urgent breaks, disorienting asides and epochal bursts of energy. The Mexican/American DJ revels in exploration, with no sounds off-limits.

■ 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