FULL MOON:, YACHT
Sneaky Soundsystem, Gigamesh, Tesla Boy, JDH & DAVE P
South Street Seaport
New York, NY, 10006
Doors 9:00PM / Show 9:00PM
This event is 21 and over
The third annual Full Moon will be held at The Beach at Governors Island in New York Harbor on Saturday June 22nd
1 island, 2 stages, 8 hours, 10 artists, ONE FULL MOON
Drawing inspiration from the legendary full moon parties of Thailand, MATTE's Full Moon infuses New York’s distinct culture and edge – a transcendental beach party in the middle of New York Harbor with sounds by a carefully crafted lineup of musicians & DJs.
The Beach will be the perfect urban paradise for a Full Moon - a sunset over the Statue of Liberty, a moonrise over Lower Manhattan. New York can be the most amazing place in the world, and moments like this are why.
YACHT is a Band, Belief System, and Business conducted by Jona Bechtolt and Claire L. Evans of Marfa, Texas and Portland, Oregon, USA. All people are welcome to become members of YACHT. Accordingly, YACHT is and always will be what YACHT is when YACHT is standing before you.
YACHT believes in reforming an adequate language by coining new words and examining the meaning of existing words. For example, Utopia means “No Place.” Thus YACHT understands its quest is in movement, not a resting point. For example, “I” is a story we tell ourselves. Thus YACHT seeks the undifferentiated collective experience.
YACHT understands that to feel part of the world is to be engaged in creative activity. However, creative output is powerless without contact with a spectator, who completes the creative act and brings it into contact with the world by registering its existence and interpreting its value.
YACHT believes art and spirituality are inseparable; both are concerned with the creation of something from nothing, with form without antecedent. The feeling or moment of creation is a kind of spiritual high that can be achieved by anyone with the willingness to transmute an idea into form. When we create something, we relive the first spark into consciousness of both the microcosm (ourselves) and the macrocosm (our universe). Art is ontological birth. No religious culture is without an image-making culture. In more ancient religions, the making of images is the spiritual act itself.
YACHT seeks to explore frontiers and to expand awareness of Extraterrestrial Intelligence (ETI). There is nothing marginal about acknowledging the greater possibility of life in the cosmos; it is chauvinistic, beyond the pale, to imagine otherwise.
YACHT believes that in the province of the mind, there are no limits. Every person is the master of their own neurological experience. Our minds contain the universe, by the act of comprehending it.
YACHT encourages the testing of these ideas in the laboratory of your own nervous system.
YACHT knows that to confront the world without ideas is to see the formless void.
YACHT encourages online dissemination of all things.
YACHT believes “Free Wi Fi” is not an advertisement of services, but a political statement.
Lover of science and sound. Multi-platinum selling producer. Several-time member of Hype Machine’s #1 position. Member of Señor Stereo & DiscoTech. Disc jockey for hire.
Tesla Boy is one of the most prominent Russian New Wave projects around, created in 2008 by charismatic frontman and sound producer Anton Sevidov.
The band is a product of the next generation Russian Youth growing up in '80s and '90s Moscow, influenced by formerly inaccessible Western music against a backdrop of dramatic changes taking place in Russia when the Cold War came to a close and the Soviet Union was no more. A new acceptance of music, fashions and culture from all round the world embraced Western pop culture that had an overwhelming impact on the young musicians who hungrily sought out as much pop and synth music from abroad as they could.
A love for '80s British and US music can be clearly heard in Tesla Boy's music right from the release of their debut LP, "Modern Thrills," in 2010 and debut single "Electric Lady." Their latest single 'Split' has been produced to a high level with deep catchy melodies and a disco undertone. Sedidov's talent for songwriting are complimented by the band's incredible live shows, which are always packed full of dedicated fans from around the globe.
2012 has had the band working on a second album "The Univers Made of Darkness" which will be released in May 2013, after the highly anticipated single "1991" will be released this month.
The band has remixed tracks by Anoraak, Manicure, Sally Shapiro and Alla Pugacheva.
All music and lyrics are written by the band members; all stylistic decisions, regarding the concept, the direction of music and production, are made by the band
JDH & DAVE P
Rumors of NYC nightlife’s demise have been greatly exaggerated. While the ever-pervasive rumors of “no dancing allowed” and draconian cabaret laws continue to reverberate around the world’s cities, the state of underground dance music in the big apple is indeed much stronger. This is thanks, in no small part, to the efforts of Dave Pianka and Josh Houtkin (DJing as Dave P and JDH, respectively). The two have been responsible for bringing over some of the most credible DJs and live bands and giving them a proper venue and environment in which to play. In addition, they have honed their DJ and production skills over the years, and are increasingly breaking new records and sounds with their back-to-back sets. Dave has also recently kicked into gear with production duties, contributing remixes of established acts like the Klaxons and Bloc Party.
The two first met through Josh’s affiliation with Flyer, a now-defunct cultural magazine. They were frequently booked separately to DJ at the same parties in NYC, often in the same rooms.
“We both came from very similar musical backgrounds growing up in the punk/hardcore scene,” says Dave. “We both basically progressed in the same direction from there, into indie rock and into the more electronic sounds where we find ourselves now.”
Says Josh, “Our influences come from a pretty wide variety of places. We both were heavily into the early-90's punk/ indie scene. Fugazi, Dischord Records, Bikini Kill, that sort of stuff.”
The two quickly teamed up, expanding their horizons into techno, electro and other permutations of dance music. In early 2004, they started a party called FIXED at the Tribeca Grand hotel, where they quickly established a forward-thinking booking policy that found heavyweight, Berlin-based techno jocks like Ewan Pearson playing one week, with on-the-rise indie acts such as Little Boots or Friendly Fires the next. To date, blue-chip artists like Erol Alkan, Soulwax, Booka Shade, Justice, Superpitcher, the Klaxons, Peaches, LCD Soundsystem, Mylo, Vitalic, Simian Mobile Disco, The Rapture, Tiefschwarz, M.A.N.D.Y., and many more have all made appearances. The party celebrated its 5-year anniversary in November 2009, with Basement Jaxx headlining the night.
In a city full of nights with style over substance, FIXED is now known as a party with an eclectic crowd of sincere music lovers, where all sorts of interesting styles and genres find a place to come together.
“Aside from our musical upbringing, we are both influenced by nights such as Optimo, Trash, and Bugged Out!, says Josh. “These are great parties that don't necessarily have a musical "policy" or "style." For us, every style of music is good and merits attention.”
In terms of their DJing, the two have forged a defined musical understanding over the years. They often play back-to-back, each pushing one and other to find the perfect record to follow another with. “There are times when Josh and I are djing and one of us will put on a record and we'll both reach for a track to play out of it and then realize that we both grabbed the same one,” says Dave. “We’re both very conscious of flow.”
Going forward, JDH and Dave P look forward to continuing helping interesting acts around the world establish a beachhead on US shores, as well as continuing to bring their act on the road. With recent DJ tours with Simian Mobile Disco and Soulwax, they’re finding wider acclaim on a global stage while keeping up the ravenous appetite for breaking new sounds.