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 Presents: Drum Majors
It’s mostly the voice that lifts you up? You know what, scrap that. From Timbaland to J Dilla, Neptunes to Just Blaze, hip hop beatmakers have long been pushing the boundaries of contemporary pop music. The past few years have seen the rise of a whole new generation of producers who made us love radio again. This is why we invited some of today’s most in-demand hitmakers to swap the studio for the stage for one night only. Production heavyweights like longtime Drake collaborator Boi-1da, the main man behind Chicago’s drill rap sound, Young Chop (Chief Keef, Pusha T), and ratchet trailblazer DJ Mustard (Tyga, 2 Chainz) will exclusively reinterpret their biggest tracks live on stage. Other producers set to perform include J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League (Rick Ross, Nas), Bangladesh (Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj), Drumma Boy (Gucci Mane, Young Jeezy), and the great man Mannie Fresh straight outta Nawlins. The night is presented in association with The Fader who regularly profile the most exciting rap and R&B producers in their “Beat Construction” column.
Date and Time
Wednesday, May 22
Doors open at 8:00 p.m.
Show goes from 9:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.
The Knitting Factory
361 Metropolitan Ave
Age Info: 21+
Get your tickets HERE