Village Voice Preview for “Out to See Festival: Future Beats”
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Event done and over with… So glad for the support, and deep thanks to the artists and fans for coming out! I’m proud to have put together an event in NYC, having only been given about 3 weeks to make it happen. More importantly, on a humble/small scale, I put together a bold, diverse and forward-thinking genre-blurring line-up missing these days at most venues. Going forward I’m inspired to put together avant-Indonesian, future-Columbian, underground South African, experimental Turkish and far beyond on the same bill, at different venues across NY. The Village Voice picked us for a preview as well ! Unfortunately, they also left out Selecta K7, who brought a dope left-field dance music vibe from the African diaspora, and Alexandra Momin‘s amazing visuals.
“South Street Seaport’s third Out to See Festival, which runs through April 16, presents performances, workshops, and panels from artists across disciplines in an otherwise artistically void part of Lower Manhattan. For this showcase, drummer Ravish Momin curates a selection of his favorite genre-hopping electronic artists, who use beats, samples, and drum machines in very different ways . Headlining is Momin’s duo Tarana, which plays celestial-sounding electronica that’s kind of danceable and very transfixing. Joining are Brooklyn-via-Haiti producer Val-Inc, whose live set uses vocal and audio sounds from across the world to form a heady atmosphere; BKGD Audio, a lover of ultra-deep beats that you can feel more than hear; and FXWRK, a prolific producer and remixer who’s in the cohort of young up-and-coming artists in Brooklyn’s fertile underground house and techno scene (she’s also the most danceable performer in this lineup). ” By Zoe Leverant