This past weekend party tastemakers Cityfox and Listed teamed up once again to turn East Williamsburg into an outer space, three-dimensional fortress of fun. After this summer’s Monkey Business, New Yorker’s were left with a feeling of longing and need for more from the almighty Cityfox/Listed alliance. On September 28, we entered a conclave led by a unique group of Space Knights, all high caliber in the arts of jockeying discs, visual mapping, and sound engineering, which provided a day to night, full-on sensory dance music experience.
Doors opened at 3 p.m. sharp at the infamous Well, which was transformed into ‘The Castle’, an outdoor playground for space cadets, royal heirs, and all else who dared enter. A day of interstellar music kicked off with Sir Slee, followed by very special guest Philipp of M.A.N.D.Y., who played perfect outdoor vibes. Resonant hats, exultant synth lines, and valve-warmed kicks flooded Brooklyn’s outdoors; loose instrumental patchwork of deep grooves paved the way for Mark Henning and the boys of Adriatique to take us to another dimension. Tracks like Henning’s Trojan, Lee Burridge & Matthew Dekay‘s Lost In A Moment, Tale of Us’ Another Earth, and the Dixon rework of Mano le Tough’s Everything You’ve Done Before flaired through the flawless KV2 audio system. As if this wasn’t enough for the ultimate body high, 3D visual projection mapping along the venues brick exterior made for a full on audio/visual sensory adventure. Did we mention the animated gif maker to document the unearthliness? Check it here. Lord Lindner closed out The Castle with proper deep and tech house melodies, allowing our senses to float along lush synths and ethereal basslines.
Then the party moved indoors to “The Round Table,” where a select group of individuals entered the path into a chamber of eerie acid house and techno. Atish got the mayhem started with deep, debunked house and tech grooves. The walls were decorated with bizarre art installations built to confuse the senses, three-dimensional teasers to add to the otherworldly debauchery. Todd Shillington and Mike “Khan” Khoury followed, shaking the walls of The Wick with high quality gyrating synths and sci-fi tech house melodies. Tracks like Fabio Gianelli’s Grenouille, Agoria’s Scala, and Subb-an’s mix of Mirrors poured through the speakers, dubby bass included. Baron Baikal lowered the tempo and came out with straight thunderous techno, until Adriatique and Philipp returned to the decks, closing out the night with trippy, acid-infused fiery tunes.
Thanks to top notch KV2 audio sound, visuals provided by Projektil, and the attention to detail by Cityfox and Listed, Space Knights was another dance music experience for the books. We’ll hold onto these sightly memories until the next anticipated Cityfox Experience.
Photos courtesy of Annamedvedeva.net.