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Flux on the Floor
May 25, 2018 @ 9:00 pm - May 26, 2018 @ 1:00 am UTC-5$5
Friday, May 25th
9pm – 1am
On Friday the 25th from 9pm-1am, Flux Factory will host a long-overdue dance party benefitting their upcoming group residency at ARoS Public (Denmark). Expanding on artist-in-resident PlayPlay’s installation, Resilience: A Sonic Tribute to the Queer History of Club Music, Flux Factory DJs Vinyl Richie, Sponsored Lynx, PlayPlay, and a possible guest will provide a continuous mix of electronic club music, from early disco to house to current underground hits. Expect an authentic nightclub atmosphere, complete with laser lighting, fog, subwoofers, and a disco ball (or chicken). Come ready to free yourself and break a sweat!
About the DJs:
Jess Dilday/ PlayPlay (HEAVY, Knightwerk) combines their penchant for percussion and bass with nostalgic hip-hop and rave samples in both their DJ sets & original music production. Using a combination of samples and hardware synthesizers to create everything from unearthly basslines to high-octane acid/industrial sounds, PlayPlay makes energetic music that is both familiar and hard to pin down. In January, they debuted their EP release “It’s Only 3am” on Knightwerk Records, and have several more releases forthcoming in 2018. PlayPlay is also a music scholar and activist interested in local music scenes, dance floor dynamics, queer theory, and media studies. PlayPlay is currently an artist-in-residence at Flux Factory, where they will be debuting a soundscape installation that focuses on the queer history of club music from May 24-27.
Bronx native Richard (DJ Vinyl Richie/ Yovinyl) got his taste for music at a young age listening to records in the house and around the parties in his neighborhood. Richard’s main DJ influences were local New York radio DJs and DMC VHS tapes. Richie’s DJ technique involves using creative mixing and turntablism while performing. When he is not controlling a crowd he is creating and curating sound projects with his new group DotCrawL.
will owen/Sponsored Lynx Originally from North Carolina, US is an artist, composer, and curator currently based in Queens, NY and Philadelphia, PA. He is an artist in residence at Flux Factory (NYC) and a curator at Little Berlin Gallery (Philadelphia, PA). Will works mainly with Sound, Installation Design, and Food. He has exhibited internationally in Denmark, Iceland, Freetown Christiania, Wales, and Russia. Additionally he has shown work extensively nationally at such institutions as The Museum of the Moving Image (NYC), Philadelphia Water Works Museum, Black Mountain College Museum, and Flux Factory (NYC).