The Saint at Large® presents Rites XXXVIII: The Black Party®
Saturday April 1, 2017 • 10PM Saturday – 6PM Sunday
NEW VENUE: 641 W. 50th St, New York, NY 10019
Strange Live Acts • Dress: Heavy
12 DJs • 20 Hour Event
21+ Valid ID Required
NO CAMERAS, NO CELLPHONES
Contact: Andy Reynolds, email@example.com
(New York, NY) March 17, 2017 - As the most anticipated event on the gay dance calendar, The Black Party has a 37-year reputation to maintain as an arbiter of taste -- setting the stage for loyal followers eager for discourse on the ‘new’ Saint sound. Each year, The Saint At Large strives to feature a decidedly progressive stable of artists reflective of current musical trends in dance capitals such as Berlin, Montreal and, of course, the New York City underground scene.
What's the Black Party? Watch this post party video from last year's event.
The 2017 Black Party DJs, in order of sets, are:
BYRELL THE GREAT
Guests are treated to 20+ hours of a spectrum of musical styles and genres. The length of the party and the varied techniques of these turntable giants create the soundtrack for a uniquely powerful and immersive experience, enhanced by state-of the art lights, sound and outrageous performance art, a journey that has become known The Saint Trip. This year, top favorites have been invited back, some in different time slots, while introducing new names to keep the event fresh and the dance floor on edge. DJ bios + Soundcloud DJ sets below.
RITES XXXVIII "Dark Matter": Main Room DJs
The Line-up + Soundcloud Sets
BYRELL THE GREAT
Known for his master mixes produced for the underground dance scene of New York City and as a growing entity recently featured in the indie film "Kiki", this DJ/Beat Producer is a major component of the Ballroom community.
After a head start playing records in 2011 as a local resident in Tel Aviv’s underground queer clubbing scene, he moved to Berlin in 2013 in order to continue his personal journey of establishing a coherent, creative and diverse musical language, skills, style and knowledge. Not so long after, he started playing to Berlin’s busiest dancefloors, including being invited to play at the notorious fetish club Lab.Oratory and Berghain’s Panorama Bar.
There are overnight sensations, and then there’s Boris. Baptized in the booths of New York City, the Russian native learned the craft as a DJ in front of the most demanding crowds in the world, developing a deep sense of what moves a packed floor in a moment, an hour, or a full night-to-morning extended session. From early 90s to today, he’s been a resident at every major New York nightclub and received award nominations for his service (Club World Awards, America’s Best DJ), not to mention the adoration of dedicated fans (who boldly declare that they “Believe in Boris”). He’s also released several compilations on local label Nervous: Timeless capsules of the sounds of the city.
Boris is a Black Party veteran. He has previously played the Black Party in 2009 and 2014.
If you look directly to a truly inspired generation, you will find the lost threads of Detroit Techno, House and beyond. You will find a group of DJs with insanely deep mixing skills, the ability to rock almost any kind of party with an improvisational approach that is so skilled it makes everything seem so well thought out that even they don't know where their set will go but, it will take you there! In the future, this special generation of deep midwest mixers will be remembered and revered as the wizards they are, long after the trendy players have lost their luster.
Mike Servito has made his impression. Detroit never forgot about him, his upfront dirty deep and bitchy taste has had an impact on Detroit nightlife for over a decade. Moving to Brooklyn, Detroit's loss has been New York City's gain, as he has found a proper home with a residency at The Bunker, global recognition and a Black Party debut at this year.
For many years, Newark, NJ born DJ/producer Naeem Johnson has been active in the underground scene. Naeem grew up listening to a variety of music, including jazz, which increased his musical palate and solidified the start of his DJ career. He became a regular visitor to hotspots the Paradise Garage and Club Zanzibar, visiting legendary DJ’s Larry Levan, Tee Scott, Larry Patteron and Tony Humphries and was frequently invited to WBLS as a guest DJ on Timmy Regisford and Merlin Bobb’s mix shows and Dr. Bob Lee’s Saturday Night Dance Party. Naeem is a frequent guest in Japan.
A NYC DJ Daddy, Johnny Dynell is the New York City DJ, producer, songwriter, remixer and impresario who has been practicing his art and craft for over three decades. His DJ style is infectious and inclusive, and he is a long-time favorite of New York's art and fashion crowds as well as Club Kids. He is equally at home at a black tie gala or the most underground nightclub, and brings to both an impressive knowledge of diverse musical genres.
Dynell has spun the soundtrack at thousands of enchanted evenings both at home and abroad over the years.
Black Party Advance Tickets are available online now. For tickets, volunteer information and further details: http://www.saintatlarge.com or (212) 674-8541.
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