Verboten StageONE Brings Electronic Stars to Brooklyn
Brooklyn electronic powerhouse Verboten has so deeply entrenched itself in its own club space that it can be easy to forget the entity once existed as a promotion company, wandering to warehouses and beyond in search of the perfect dance atmosphere. The Verboten parties culminated right around the same time as the club opened, with stacked lineups of DJs brought to an ever less desolate stretch of northern Williamsburg a mere stone’s throw from the proper club. StageONE continues this summer with some of its most prolific bookings to date, with big names and rising stars to soundtrack several special summer soirees.
The series kicked off a Last Day On Earth affair earlier this month to inaugurate the holiday weekend. House veteran Sasha and club mainstay Scuba joined several other big names to keep party goers dancing nonstop. After a brief hiatus, the series returns with three huge lineups to close out the summer proper, starting with a headlining set by none other than electronic wunderkind Jamie xx on August 23.
Technically Jamie xx is on hiatus from his ambient pop band The xx, but he’s released In Colour, a highly acclaimed solo album packed with earworm summer jams and tributes to British club culture staples from garage to grime, and scored a ballet, while still finding time to drop by tiny rooms like Bossa Nova Civic Club for unannounced sets.
Coming along for the ride will be fellow Brit Maya Jane Coles, known for pulsating sets of bass heavy club classics, and Berlin duo andhim, who tend toward the kind of future bass favored by denizens of the defunct London club Plastic People, where Jamie xx became enamored with the genre, influencing his later productions.
Click HERE for tickets and additional information. Check out the full lineups below. Stay tuned to Sensible Reason for continuing coverage of the StageONE series.
August 23 Jamie xx / Maya Jane Coles / Andhim / Matador / Nastia / Bedouin
September 6 Maceo Plex / DJ Tennis / David August [live] / special guest DJ Koze
September 19 Detroit ♥’s SUBVERSIONS: Carl Craig pres Modular Pursuits / Audion [live] / Magda / Gaiser [live] / Floorplan / Moodymann