From April 28 to May 31, the world-renowned Red Bull Music Academy will touch down in New York for its 15th edition, with an unprecedented series of 34 unique shows celebrating music across genres and generations.
More than 230 artists are set to perform during the five-week city festival, including musical luminaries such as Brian Eno, James Murphy, DJ Lo Down Loretta Brown aka Erykah Badu, Pantha du Prince & The Bell Laboratory, A-Trak, Giorgio Moroder, Skream, Kim Gordon, and Four Tet – as well as 62 hand-picked Academy students hailing from 35 countries
Red Bull Music Academy Special Presents: Pass The Gates- NYC In Dub
It might be more than 40 years since Lee Perry built an unassuming studio called The Black Ark in the Washington Gardens neighborhood of Kingston, Jamaica, and his brother-in-mind King Tubby worked his magic on a couple of multi-track tapes. But their echoes still resonate to this day. From your favorite woozy indie pop combo to the countless bedroom producers exploring the limits of bass from London to LA, dub still stands as one of the main influences of today’s dance and pop music. To celebrate this heritage, the Red Bull Music Academy invited some of those artists who carry the torch that Perry and Tubby once ignited to perform in a truly unique setting. Expect double-trouble pairings, heavenly harmonies in surround sound, and mixing board magic live on stage. Acts on the bill include dubwise devastators such as the mighty Adrian Sherwood; Jamaica’s greatest vocal group of all time, The Congos; Maxmillion Dunbar and Protect-U’s Future Times; DIY electronic dubbers Peaking Lights; and none other than his majesty, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry himself. A long night on the echo beach!
Date and Time
Thursday, May 30
9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
(Le) Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker St
New York, NY
Age info: 21+
Get your tickets HERE