Posted in dance | music | pictures on July 11, 2011

photos by Vincent Cornelli, words by Andrew Sacher

SBTRKT
SBTRKT

When I walked into MoMA PS1 on Saturday (7/9) for their second Warm Up of the 2011 season, Bronze were about halfway through their set. I'd never heard the group before but they won me over with their dark, psychedelic atmospheres and pummeling drum patterns, and were an interesting contrast to the dancier acts that followed. After Bronze's set, NYC DJ FaltyDL delivered a DJ set that set the mood for the rest of day's event. Though he's from New York, his beats are well-versed in UK garage and dubstep, and fit in really well with the two UK acts that came after.

The highlight of the day for me was seeing SBTRKT, whose excellent self titled debut LP dropped two weeks ago. He played a live set with guest vocalist Sampha, who contributed vocals to the album. As anticipated, both musicians came out in tiki masks. Like many dubstep producers are starting to do, SBTRKT embraces much more of a pop feel on his album, and many of the tracks are centered pretty heavily around vocals. However, unlike some of his contemporaries, his material still translates well onto the dancefloor. SBTRKT and Sampha would focus on key melodies in the songs, and then dive into extended mixes that got the crowd moving. The majority of the set consisted of the album's Sampha-fronted cuts, though they did play a chopped up version of the Little Dragon-featured "Wildfire." Drake didn't show up to rap over the track like he did in Toronto the night before, but SBTRKT did throw his verse into the mix.

Four Tet
Four Tet

Directly after SBTRKT and Sampha walked off stage, blown out avant-sax lines started spurting out of the PA speakers, which meant hidden behind the massive crowd of dancers, none other than Four Tet just began DJing. After the jazzy opener, Four Tet dropped one of his heavy trademark beats and went off into a killer set that sent the crowd into more of a frenzy than they'd been in all day.

Unfortunately, Matthewdavid, who I had been looking forward to seeing, had to cancel his set. SBTRKT was also scheduled to DJ an afterparty at Coco66, but the Brooklyn venue got shut down before SBTRKT could play. Four Tet did play his afterparty set at Marcy Hotel though.

More pictures and video from the whole day at PS1, below...

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Warm Up at MoMA PS1 7/9/11

Turbotax

Turbotax

Turbotax

Turbotax

Turbotax

Turbotax

Turbotax

Bronze

Bronze

Bronze

Bronze

Bronze

Bronze

Bronze

Bronze

Bronze

Bronze

Bronze

Falty DL

Falty DL

Falty DL

Falty DL

Falty DL

Falty DL

SBTRKT

SBTRKT

SBTRKT

SBTRKT

SBTRKT

SBTRKT

SBTRKT

SBTRKT

SBTRKT

SBTRKT

Four Tet

Four Tet

Four Tet

Four Tet

Four Tet

Four Tet

Four Tet

Four Tet

Four Tet

Four Tet

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Comments (23)

If you're gay or from Germany, you're so, so going to love this place.

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2011 10:44 AM

Attention music press (and I use that term loosely): stop saying albums are going to "drop." If you don't, I'm gonna have to drop kick all yallz nutz.

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2011 10:49 AM

i think he said dropped...

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2011 11:05 AM

Drop, dropped, same thing.

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2011 11:19 AM

10:44
enlighten me regarding that 'Germany' comment...

Posted by (((unartig))) | July 11, 2011 11:24 AM

Day was beautiful.
SBTRKT was amazing and is gonna be huge.
Place went completely insane for Four Tet.
Awesome, happy, diverse, (largely female) crowd. 10:44 wasn't there.

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2011 11:41 AM

missed connection: http://www.brooklynvegan.com/img/music/faltydl/ps1/4.jpg

post back with your email and the song that was playing during our moment

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2011 12:00 PM

Hot, miserable, dull people watching. I was there. Sure, there a few pale girls -- yay. Diversity!

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2011 12:16 PM

Put your shirts back on dudes.

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2011 12:21 PM

Euro-house parties. And, dudes with their shirts off.

Yaaaaaaaaay.

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2011 12:31 PM

I dont know which was worse, the art or the crowd.

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2011 12:37 PM

I am fotunate that I do not know any of you, just saying.

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2011 12:57 PM

i had fun.

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2011 12:59 PM

This was good, but I'm really looking forward to the opening of "12:37, a Solo Retrospective."

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2011 1:07 PM

Hot, miserable, dull people watching. I was there. Sure, there a few pale girls -- yay. Diversity!
^^
idiot and a cynic. where were you doing on Saturday tough guy?? spewing hateful rhetoric all over town?

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2011 1:29 PM

At Anonymous 12:31

Get a clue, no one was from Euro or played Euro House. Sbtrkt and Four Tet are British, and the dominant genre of the day was New York House.

Posted by Dont Be An Idiot | July 11, 2011 1:32 PM

FAKE FROHAWK!

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2011 1:32 PM

the chicks crowd surfing were uber hot!

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2011 1:38 PM

@ 11:41 "Awesome, happy, diverse, (largely female) crowd. 10:44 wasn't there."

largely female. There's at least 25 guys in this shot alone, I think maybe I see two girls.

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/img/music/faltydl/ps1/4.jpg

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2011 4:47 PM

haha, that photo is really funny.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2011 8:13 AM

Yeah, real mystery why the girls weren't flocking toward that photo...

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2011 10:31 AM

yeah it was a pretty dude-heavy event which was fine - i had fun during SBTRKT/the guest vocals were awesome but it got kind of overwhelming during Four Tet's set, I went into the museum for a large part of that.

Posted by Mandy | July 13, 2011 12:38 PM

Great pictures. Love this festival in the summer in NY. Not sure about the masks though. :)

Posted by Free TurboTax Returns | February 5, 2013 1:18 PM

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