Festivus presents: Frolic

  • Fesivus Presents: FROLIC, New York's premier annual outdoor electronic music event, returns for its ninth year on The Great Hill in Central Park with a new name. As always this is a FREE event. We do ask for support through donations to off-set the costs involved with doing this event. Proceeds from this event will go to help support NYC children's music education programs. This is a pet and family friendly event. FROLIC is a LEAVE NO TRACE event, so if you bring it into the park, bring it out of the park. Respect the Environment. Keep in mind that NYC law does not allow for open alcoholic beverages in public spaces, so plan accordingly. Bring your blanket, your food, your dancing shoes, and smiling faces. Please join us Saturday July 31, 2010 from 3pm-8pm on the Great Hill in Central Park for FROLIC. Featuring: MKL (Lion 1 Music) Joeski (Maya Records) Stadenco (Flawless) Taimur & Fahad (Blk Market Membership) Special Opening Performance by the Ale Ale Drummers MKL Born in Belize and raised in New York City during the birth of hip hop, MKL has a wide spectrum of influence embedded in his art. As a DJ, his desire to blend genres and flex his appreciation for music is focused around community – the end goal is to bring people together. “It was the mixing aspect that really drew me in,” he says. “The ability to take people on a journey via projection of one’s own vibe was the art form I fell in love with.” After twenty years behind the decks and about ten as a producer, Michael K Lopez founded Lion1music, which serves as the ultimate outlet for his vision as an artist in the electronic music community. MKL’s original material started with 3 Generations Walking, a production effort shared with Herman Pearl, a.k.a. Soy Sos. The pair’s debut, Moments of My Life, was released on Night Grooves, a label that has also put out records by Ron Trent, DJ Pierre and Osunlade. At the same time, the duo began releasing remixes and MKL’s first contribution to Wave Music – the celebrated label founded by the legendary Francois K – was remixing Calm’s “People From The Earth & The Sun” with Soy Sos, which was released on a single alongside a remix from Dixon. Shortly after that, the 3 Generations team worked with Femi Kuti’s “What Tomorrow Will Bring” and put the remix out with Spiritual Life Music, a label that combined world music and soulful house. Their biggest hit was 3 Generations Walking’s “Slavery Days.” It features Chilean vocalist Claudia Acuna and has been re-released on Lion1music and licensed to at least ten compilations. In 2008, MKL remixed John Legend’s“Green Light,” giving it a dubstep makeover for the single’s Sony/BMG release. “Seven Times” – Lion1music’s first release in 2004 – was a 12” that blended future jazz and deep house and utilized the production chemistry that had developed between Michael Lopez and Herman Pearl. Still putting out records on a frequent basis, Lion1music has released new material from Chris Brann & Mia Tuttavilla, DJ Yellow & Astrid Suryanto, Zapology and Slam Mode in 2009. Additionally, MKL started the Tribe collection – a diverse collection of 3-track EPs that cross a variety of genres and feature artists that MKL stands behind as innovative and influential producers. "The goal is to bring different musical communities together under one banner and, in the process, increase the global awareness of Lion1music,” explains MKL. “We're a progressive label for progressive music of all genres." Lopez is also a passionate photographer, and his work has been featured in Esquire, Fortune, Wired, Vibe, The Source, New York magazine and the New York Times. He has an eye for graphic design, and his visual inclination has led established fashion designers and choreographers to seek his talents. When asked how he balances out all of his artistic endeavors, MKL states, "I really just do what I enjoy doing." MKL live at Libation: http://soundcloud.com/forwardmanagement/mkl-a-night-libation Stadenco Stadenco started his DJ career informally at the age of 2, carrying his little red record player around to play music for anyone who would listen. From there, he explored the worlds of piano, guitar and bass, taking lessons and generally being a nuisance to his instructors. He continued his music education at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, with a focus on music production and engineering. Stadenco got bitten by the house bug when he was dragged to the now-defunct club Vinyl in NYC in early 2001. Already DJing non-edm music, he gradually transitioned to playing the quirky, dirty house and techno that he is known for today. Stadenco has shared the decks with the likes of Craig Richards, Loco Dice, Gui Boratto, Ida Engberg, Matthias Tanzmann, Tom Middleton, Stacey Pullen, Damian Lazarus, John Tejada, and Kevin Saunderson. Over the last few years, he and Danny Howells have played together regularly in New York and elsewhere. He plays consistently at many of New York’s top parties and venues, and will be seen soon in a town near you. Stadenco Spring Mix: http://soundcloud.com/stadenco/stadenco-spring-2010-promo-mix Taimur & Fahad It has been over 4 years since the birth of Blkmarket Membership, a team that consists of Taimur Agha, Fahad Haider and Mehmet Erkaya. A party that had one goal, ‘to bring in talent which inspires us as DJ’s in the music we play.’ Today after over 150 + events, Blkmarket Membership holds the reins of the techno forefront in New York. Residents Taimur Agha & Fahad Haider’s vision in 2006 has developed into becoming one of the most talked about events in North America. From boat parties to regular club nights to exclusive events at secret locations, these guys have done it all. Some of the TOP ACTS that Taimur & Fahad have played alongside at their party are (in no particular order) : Richie Hawtin, Sasha, Ivan Smagghe, Terry Francis, Pier Bucci live, Cassy, Three, Robert Hood, Jay Haze live, Vincenzo, Thomas Melchior live, Cari Lekebusch, Italoboyz, Wighnomy Brothers, A Critical Mass (Ame/Dixon/Henrik Schwarz live show), Daniel Bell, Konrad Black, Sammy Dee, Reboot live, Will Saul, Craig Richards, Damian Lazarus, Jamie Jones, Matt Tolfrey, Bill Patrick, Seth Troxler, Mr. C, Bruno Pronsato live, Danton Eeprom live, Dyed Soundorom, DJ Koze, Mountain People, Melon, Clive Henry, Agnes live, Barem, Ambivalent, Daniel Bell, Portable live, MyMy live, Adultnapper, Quenum, Ryan Elliot, Mikeal Stavostrand live, Ryan Crosson, Shaun Reeves, Markus Fix, Dan Berkson & James What Live, Anthony Collins, Giles Smith, James Priestley, Derek Plaslaiko, Luna City Express, Junction SM, Konrad Black, Monkey Maffia, Vera, Federico Molinari, Christian Burkhardt, Pan-Pot, Anja Schnieder, Sebo K, Melon, ArtoMwambe, Marco Carola, Onur Ozer, dOP live, Half Hawaii, Dixon, Guido Schneider, Petre Inspirescu, Deetron, Seuil live and the list goes on and on and on and on... New York Magazine just awarded their party as the ‘Best All-Night Dance Party’ in the March 2010 issue. It is this residency of theirs that has musically matured them and made him DJ's to watch. Be it opening / closing their events, playing back2back sets with their guests or just laying it down at the afterhours, Taimur+Fahad have had the opportunity to be heard and have earned the respect of many who regard them as some of New York City’s finest DJ’s in the techno scene. http://soundcloud.com/blkmarket-membership Joeski Raised in Corona, a large Spanish area in the borough of Queens, New York, Joeski started playing house parties in 1989. He got a break in 1991 when promoters booked him to play at the Wunder Bar, where his smooth sets brought applause from across the board. Over the next few years Joeski began to build his name in his home city at a range of clubs including The Limelight and NASA. It was during this time that he got into the rave circuit, hooking up with DJ Keoki to play at Save the Robots, the East Village’s infamous after-hours club. As founder of The Chocolate Factory, Joeski’s profile rose dramatically. At the start of the early ‘90s Joeski’s DJing started to take him all over the world before he finally settled into a new Friday residency at the famed Roxy Club. His residency was for the club’s ‘Together’ night, where Joeski would play alongside the US’s finest DJ’s including Danny T, Little Louie Vega and Roger Sanchez. The high-profile Roxy residency meant a flood of dates for gigs all over the US and an additional residency at Groove Society in Montreal. Back in New York, Joeski built his own studio in the late 90s, working hard to hone his production skills. In 2000, ready to explode onto the scene, Joeski came roaring out with a series of tracks and remixes on Siesta, Junior Boys Own, Ministry of Sound, Tango, Electric Sol and more. Joeski was then inspired to launch his own label. Maya Records has over 30 releases of quality house grooves. The first release “Hustler’s Revenge” was an immediate hit and continues to sell to this day, and DJ Chus from Chus and Ceballos created “El Amore” another huge hit for the imprint. Coming up in 2009, the next big release on the label is “3ski” a collaboration including 333 aka Paul Slater, Joeski and Steve Smith the vocalist from Dirty Vegas. Throughout the 2000s, his originals and remix work have been well in demand, with Joeski remixing the likes of the Sneaker Pimps, Dajaé, Delacy, Dirty Vegas, Medway, DJ Sneak and more. He’s appeared on such labels as Hooj Choons, NRK, Ministry, Stealth and Junior Boys Own. Not only does Joeski have many great solo works, but he has participated in several well regarded collaboration projects. 6400 Crew included Joeski, Onionz, Hipp-e and Halo with big hits appearing on Tango, NRK, Maya and Siesta. Joeski has also collaborated with DJ Chus, John Creamer and Stephan K, Steve Smith from Dirty Vegas, and most recently Matthias Heilbronn. Maintaining a busy touring schedule, Joeski has played throughout the entire world including Asia, South America, Eastern and Western Europe, The Middle East, Australia, and New Zealand. He has regular destinations in Greece, UK, Portugal, Columbia, and Mexico, including residencies in Barcelona and at Stereo in Montreal. Growing up in Brooklyn and coming from a family of latin musicians, Joeski was influence by the vibe NYC city block parties with percussion and people dancing in the street. It’s Joeski’s mission to bring that feeling of joy, fun and letting go to the dancefloors throughout the world. Get ready for a unique and captivating experience with DJ Joeski. Download his his newest mix in his press packhttp://www.pipelinemusicmanagement.com/pages/joeski.html Festivus Presents: FROLIC On the Great Hill in Central Park Enter at 106th Street and Central Park West Saturday July 31st from 3 pm to 8 pm FREE RAIN OR SHINE www.frolic-nyc.com AFTERPARTY INFO: http://groovanauts.com/board/showthread.php?threadid=83314
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