BASEMENT: Mike Parker / Akua / 1morning
STUDIO: Lydo b2b Schacke / Devoye
Starting off the new year with a bang, X-TRA.SERVICES invites Mike Parker for his BASEMENT debut. The US artist is a rare voice in techno: inimitable, instantly-recognizable, seminal. His productions stand as essential entries into the hypnotic techno canon, undulating with raw grace and sublime precision. A multidisciplinary artist with a rich visual practice to match his musical output, Parker’s work finds an evocative, entrancing beauty in his considered, even severe reductions. A performance at BASEMENT has been long-awaited and will be unmissable for anyone who appreciates techno as art. Akua is a self-described practitioner of “supersonic rhythm shifting,” and it’s this cutting edge quality that has made her a BASEMENT regular. Simply put, her uncompromising sound reflects some of techno’s most radical possibilities. Tightly coiled and exuding a futurist tension, Akua is one of NY’s most notable recent artists. LA’s 1morning has been pushing a steady stream of rushing, no-BS techno productions in the last year and change. Tracks like the recent “Flow” show an artist in full control of his craft. Refined but rugged, 1morning is a producer to watch.
In an exciting twist, Lydo and Schacke meet up for a special b2b in STUDIO. The two DJs are beloved for their fearless sensuality, infusing sturdy, heavy-hitting dance music with an inviting lushness. Each gives the genre their own queer twist, subverting the often rigid, conservative norms in favor of blasts of color or deep, compelling mystery, These two go way back: Lydo brought Schacke out for their NY debut at one of the first X-TRA.SERVICES. They should have plenty of common ground behind the booth. Devoye returns following a headlining set at Wrecked in Oct. The Bronx-born artist’s productions strike a perfect balance between then timeless and the au courant, calling back to classics of NY and Chicago dance while avoiding the pitfalls of the merely retro.
■ 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