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Spring has sprung, turning the NYC landscape into a vibrant rainbow of growth and renewal as the weather warms up. Grayscale continues to buck the trend; it glides into May with a glacial lineup that passes through the shades of techno’s colorless gradient with the propulsive darkness of the depths of Winter.
The programme begins at 10pm with a b2b from local Blankstairs heads Nathaniel Young and Warren Mark Way, drawing on the same heavily textured and psychedelic techno sounds that define their record label. Japan’s IORI dives deeper into the hypnotic wormhole with snake-like flow and foreboding, cerebral rhythms that exist on the hinterland of consciousness. Ryan Elliott brings us back into the present; peppering in bits of melody and vocals on top of driving percussive selections and infectious grooves with the deft hand of a seasoned Berliner originally from Detroit. A peaking live set from Artefakt breathes even more energy into the evening as the Dutch duo envelopes the room with their shimmering hardware dialogues, bracing drum machines and acidic heft. The night takes its most punishing turn as Brooklyn’s Volvox bangs out a high-octane, pummeling DJ set that careens through techno, electro, industrial and acid well into the morning.
The Panther Room beckons from around the corner; leaving behind the icier realm of Output in favor of more seasonally appropriate tones. Sublimate founder Sagotsky opens with an inviting mix of deep, melody-driven house honed from years perfecting one of the borough’s best warehouse parties. Crate-digging maestros Beautiful Swimmers connect the dots across decades and genres as they draw on their encyclopedic record collection to create the ultimate late night living room vibe. Francis Harris seamlessly picks up the baton and gently steers the room towards his emotive selections of lush, stripped-back house until the sun comes up.
Ryan Elliott [Ostgut Ton]
IORI [Semantica/ Prologue]
Artefakt [Delsin/ Semantica] (Live)
Volvox [Discwoman/ Jack Dept.]
Nathaniel Young b2b Warren Mark Way [Blankstairs]
The Panther Room:
Francis Harris [Scissor and Thread]
Beautiful Swimmers [Future Times/ World Building]
Doors at 10PM
Enter at N 12th