Wrecked: ADAB / Ron Like Hell / Massimiliano Pagliara / Ryan Smith

May 20, 2023

BASEMENT: ADAB / Ron Like Hell
STUDIO: Massimiliano Pagliara / Ryan Smith

For its May edition, Wrecked invites ADAB. The Pittsburgh artist has become a must-see for the cognoscenti, celebrated for their impeccably expressive selections and elegant, commanding mixing. Rooted in a deeply intuitive approach to sonic collage, their sets are timeless immersions in dance music’s most free flowing and radical streams. Whether solo or with Russell Butler as Boyz II Them, ADAB’s transcendent, poetic DJing feels both otherworldly and like returning to a long-lost home. Ron Like Hell’s years of experience shine through in his rich, immersive, sometimes sleazy sets. No genre is off limits, but everything fits. The vibe is unyieldingly sick, whether cruising in slo-mo or banging it out.

Massimiliano Pagliara is a legend of acid-laced, euphoric dance music - what he calls “underground disco passion.” But this is no throwback. Instead, Pagliara invokes the cascading waves of joy that found form in that genre. This emotional core finds new voicings in the language of modern dance music, drawing a bit from all corners without being painted into any one. It’s no surprise then that he’d find himself a frequent guest at Panorama Bar and many of the world’s best clubs. Ryan Smith similarly draws upon dance music’s foundational elements to launch into the future. A tireless digger and master selector, Smith’s keen ear and delicious sense of timing have made him one of NY's most notorious DJs.

■ 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