Sabotage! w/ DJ Ray Velasquez

Sabotage! w/ DJ Ray Velasquez

The Riot Room welcomes, from New York City, the godfather of Kansas City DJ culture, Ray Velasquez for a rare return engagement. The man who helped define and redefine the soundtrack of Kansas City nightlife in clubs, on radio, and in print from 1983 through 1999 with iconic nights at Eyes, The Beat Cave, Krypton, Mondo Disco, Deep,and Groove Indigo, provocative music and culture criticism as a columnist in Pitch Weekly and The Note, and of course, with his long-running, ground breaking electronic music radio program, Nocturnal Transmission, has shared a stage or DJ booth with a diverse roster of some of the most acclaimed artists and DJ's in the world including Bebel Gilberto, Gotan Project, Bugz In The Attic, Mondo Grosso, Jazzanova, Kruder & Dorfmeister, Fila Brazillia, Chari Chari, Nuspirit Helsinki, Da Lata, Yukihiro Fukutomi, Nouvelle Vague, Erik Truffaz, Nookie, New Order, Public Image Limited, The Sugarcubes, Killing Joke, Suicide, Paul Weller, Primal Scream, Marshall Jefferson, Paul Oakenfold, Mixmaster Morris, Tom Middelton, Ben Watt, Josh Wink, Sven Vath, Hybrid, Moby, Keoki, Dubtribe, Ian Pooley, Derek Carter, Autechre, Spacetime Continuum, Skylab,DJ Pathaann, Fauna Flash, Swayzak, Afrika Bambataa, Deee-lite,'s Supa DJ Dmitry Doc Martin, My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult, Moev, Nine Inch Nails, Legendary Pink Dots, Genesis P. Orridge of Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV, Die Warzau, David Holmes, Mum, and Stacy Pullen, to name a few.

Saturday, May 25, DJ Ray Velasquez presents ¡Sabotage!, an incendiary fusion of indie-dance, avant-pop, and classic and contemporary electronic block rockin' beats on the deck at The Riot Room, 26 years after first performing alternative dance music on that very same deck. Infiltrate! As we celebrate and subvert the familiar and obscure! Where once there was counter culture, now there is only ¡Sabotage!.



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