BASEMENT: Kim Ann Foxman / Ron Like Hell
STUDIO: Shaun J. Wright / Rose Kourts
Wrecked rolls into the summer with a scorcher: Kim Ann Foxman, Shaun J. Wright and Rose Kourts join Ron Like Hell. Foxman is an absolutely unique talent: an irredeemably excellent DJ with a creative path that’s brought her through the ranks of Hercules and Love Affair (as part of the group’s breakout first lineup) and NY’s early ‘00s revitalization to any DJ booth that matters. Her defiant, classically jacking sound draws on a timeless well but spares not an ounce of personality. Every time she’s in the building, it’s a standout. At Wrecked, she can do no wrong. Ron Like Hell joins her. Though he’s perhaps best known for his gooey, tripping sound, Ron has no problem bringing a heavier, more impactful sound suited to BASEMENT. He’s an established master, a DJ’s DJ who sets his finely honed ear and encyclopedic knowledge of music to any form.
Shaun J. Wright’s background mirrors Foxman’s. He, too, was an early member of Hercules and Love Affair, contributing his sublime vocals to tracks like “My House” and “Boy Blue.” A ballroom dancer with a presence in the world of fashion, Wright brings an expressive sensuousness to all creative pursuits. His DJ sets are richly textured house music summonings, with a heavy dose of his hometown of Chicago. His productions are fearlessly bold and invocational, edging into the spiritual. As one of his tracks states: “I Pray How My Ancestors Prayed.” Rose Kourts balances the energy with an infusion of warmth. Weaving house, rave, old and new school sounds and much more, she’s been a recent staple of NY nightlight and, more importantly, STUDIO.
■ 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