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RBMA NYC Closing Night at Abrons Art Center, NYC | May 31st, 2014

What better way to cap off a month of events in New York than a family affair? For each edition of the Academy, we invite 60+ artists to participate in our humble traveling workshop. On this night, we’re shining a spotlight on the enormous scope of sounds that they explore. With three stages and 15 artists involved, you’re sure to hear something new – and probably from someone[...] Read more >>

RBMA NYC: Brooklyn Flea Record Fair at Smorgasburg | Brooklyn, NY | May 16th, 2015

RBMA NYC Live performances, club nights, lectures and workshops at some of the cityÕs most stunning venues, featuring local innovators, international trailblazers and long-standing members of the Red Bull Music Academy family. BROOKLYN FLEA RECORD FAIR Most of the fun at this yearÕs Red Bull Music Academy Festival New York is scheduled to take place after dark, but the[...] Read more >>

RBMA NYC: Hudson Mohawke at Webster Hall, NYC | May 28th, 2014

Since graduating from the Red Bull Music Academy in 2007, Hudson Mohawke has become a household name for dance music fans and rap artists alike. From his own forward-thinking releases on Warp Records, to his collaborations with fellow RBMA alum Lunice as TNGHT, to supplying beats for Kanye West and Drake – HudMo currently ranks high among Glasgow’s hottest exports. This night at[...] Read more >>

RBMA NYC: Lit City Trax at The Westway, NYC | May 30th, 2014

The Lit City Trax posse has been waving the flag for grime ’n’ bass, future house, footwork and a slew of related styles from dance floor’s nether regions for a number of years now. Part rave night, part record label, Lit City is on the frontlines when it comes to getting down and dirty. The decommissioned strip club at The Westway is sure to provide the perfect setting for a[...] Read more >>

RBMA NYC: Panda Bear at Warsaw, Brooklyn, NY | May 18th, 2014

Noah Lennox is one of modern music’s most vibrant artists, collaging together elements of indie rock, electronic music and pop music to create something utterly unique. Both as a member of Animal Collective and in his solo work as Panda Bear, Lennox has consistently aimed the controls for uncharted territory. It’s resulted in some of the last decade’s most celebrated albums. (In[...] Read more >>

RBMA NYC: Gerd Janson at TBA Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY | May 17th, 2014

Gerd Janson is one of modern house music’s most accomplished jocks. His encyclopedic knowledge of house music history, coupled with a resolutely contemporary ear has made his label – Running Back – and his DJ sets – at Frankfurt’s Robert-Johnson and Berlin’s Panorama Bar – essential listening over the past decade plus. A longtime Red Bull Music Academy team member,[...] Read more >>

RBMA NYC: Hardcore Activity in Progress at Knockdown Center, Queens, NY | May 16th, 2014

This is our hardcore. Red Bull Music Academy returns to the extraordinary Queens venue Knockdown Center for a reprise of last year’s Drone Activity In Progress. That night was almost solely based on avant-garde artists. This night will blow open the doors genre-wise to present a sampling of the most extreme recording artists in metal, techno, jazz, classical, noise, hip hop and[...] Read more >>

RBMA NYC: A Night Of Improvised Round Robin Duets at Town Hall, NYC | May 14th, 2014

A Night Of Improvised Round Robin Duets saw its premiere in 2013 at the Red Bull Music Academy. This year we’re bringing the event back with all new artists at Manhattan’s majestic Town Hall. The format? Simple. One musician starts a solo improvisation lasting five minutes. Another musician then joins for five minutes of duo improvisation. After those five minutes, musician #1[...] Read more >>

RBMA NYC: Larry Levan Street Party at King Street, NYC | May 11th, 2014

Through his legendary residency at New York’s Paradise Garage, Larry Levan elevated DJing to an artform and provided the soundtrack to one of the most fertile moments in the history of dance music. Levan’s sessions throughout the ’80s at the Garage were dubbed “Saturday Mass,” an acknowledgement that – to many – going to the club was a weekly ritual of the upmost[...] Read more >>

RBMA NYC: Robert Henke at Brooklyn Masonic Temple, Brooklyn, NY | May 10th, 2014

When you say “laser light show,” the mind can’t help but drift to Pink Floyd and planetariums. Luckily Robert Henke – the artist behind the revered Monolake project – is taking back the idea and making it into something altogether different. In a show carefully developed from scratch, Henke will present the results of his explorations in the North American premiere of[...] Read more >>

RBMA NYC: Brooklyn Flea Record Fair at East River State Park, Brooklyn, NY | May 10th, 2014

The Brooklyn Flea Record Fair is a treasure trove for vinyl fiends, a land of milk and honey for foodies, and a beloved hangout for regular revelers alike. This is why we can’t wait to once again touch down at Smorgasburg in Williamsburg with a few of our favorite DJs. This year we’ll be asking Sandra Electronics (Regis & Silent Servant), Optimo, Jesse Cohen (Tanlines), Autre Ne[...] Read more >>

RBMA NYC: Trouble & Bass at Baby’s All Right, Brooklyn, NY | May 9th, 2014

Things got a little heated the last time we brought these four crews together at the 2013 Red Bull Music Academy Culture Clash. This year, the Thai fried chicken at Baby's All Right might be the hottest item on the menu. The hip Williamsburg barstaurant and event space will see the clashers reunite as friends and not as opponents. Though space will be tight, you can be part of the fun[...] Read more >>

RBMA NYC: David Byrne at BAM, Brooklyn, NY | May 3rd, 2014

Who is William Onyeabor? That’s the question that’s been on everyone’s lips since Luaka Bop released a compilation of the mysterious Nigerian’s synthesizer epics late last year. In this special collaboration with the label and BAM, Red Bull Music Academy presents a concert in which high-profile fans will form a band that plays the music of Onyeabor, highlighting its truly[...] Read more >>

RBMA NYC: David Byrne at BAM, Brooklyn, NY | May 2nd, 2014

Who is William Onyeabor? That’s the question that’s been on everyone’s lips since Luaka Bop released a compilation of the mysterious Nigerian’s synthesizer epics late last year. In this special collaboration with the label and BAM, Red Bull Music Academy presents a concert in which high-profile fans will form a band that plays the music of Onyeabor, highlighting its truly[...] Read more >>

RBMA NYC: Bounce Ballroom at Brooklyn Bazaar, Brooklyn, NY | May 1st, 2014

Four dance styles, four dance crews, four DJs: Bruk Up with Bobby Konders, Voguing/Ballroom with MikeQ, Housing/Waacking with Todd Terry, Jersey Club with DJ Sliink. In the tradition of our 2013 United States of Bass event, Red Bull Music Academy pays tribute to hyper-local traditions that have made a global impact. With revered jocks providing the soundtrack and legendary dancers[...] Read more >>

RBMA NYC: Sleeping Bag Records: Go Bang at Good Room | Brooklyn, NY | May 30th, 2015

RBMA NYC Live performances, club nights, lectures and workshops at some of the city’s most stunning venues, featuring local innovators, international trailblazers and long-standing members of the Red Bull Music Academy family. SLEEPING BAG RECORDS: GO BANG After you’re done paying tribute to one side of Arthur Russell’s diverse body of work at Brooklyn Academy of Music,[...] Read more >>

RBMA NYC: Mister Saturday Night at TBA, Brooklyn, NY | May 24th, 2014

Mister Saturday Night opens the doors to his Manhattan pied-à-terre for just one night. Members of the Mister Saturday Night label family show off their talents in the living room, and label dads Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter play records on the hi-fi in the rec room. There’s a fireplace, a grand old staircase and a pool table. The evening’s festivities start at 9pm promptly, and[...] Read more >>

RBMA NYC: D’Angelo at Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY | May 21st, 2014

Michael Eugene Archer revolutionized soul music like few others. As part of the Soulquarian movement, and friend and collaborator to Questlove, Lauryn Hill and Raphael Saadiq, D’Angelo carried on the legacy of Marvin Gaye and Prince, while fusing it with an off-kilter beat flourish akin to that of J Dilla. One of the world’s most celebrated performers, the Voodoo child will descend[...] Read more >>

Red Bull Music Academy Celebrates NYC, Spring in Annual Festival

Every year, the Red Bull Music Academy celebrates spring by highlighting the best in music, art, and technology in a month-long festival spread across top NYC venues. Keeping with the mission of Red Bull Music Academy, this event series celebrates innovation and progress in pop culture, highlighting top influencers through demonstrations, conversations, shows and more. RBMA’s[...] Read more >>