Roni Size, Evian Christ, Laurel Halo & Jlin played Warm Up at MoMA PS1 (pics)
The 2017 edition of Warm Up at MoMA PS1 began on Fourth of July weekend and continued this past Saturday (7/22) with drum and bass vet Roni Size headlining. It was your typically fun Warm Up throughout the day, with the music booming nonstop, no breaks between sets, and people dancing under the hot sun in MoMA PS1's courtyard. (We were hit with just a little rain but it wasn't bad at all. If anything, it was a little nice given the heat.) Local J. Albert kicked things off, followed by critically acclaimed Indiana footwork producer Jlin, then Laurel Halo (who just released the very good "vocal" album Dust but she didn't sing at Warm Up), and then Kanye West/Danny Brown producer Evian Christ, whose first album for Warp is on the way.
It was a good day all around, but it wasn't until Roni Size that the place really got moving. People were going nuts for Roni, screaming for almost every other song, and basically never not dancing. Almost everyone that was still hanging in the back of the courtyard prior to his set moved up towards the dancefloor. He's had a band in the past (at one point he was playing with Portishead/Radiohead drummer Clive Deamer), but it was just him at Warm Up, which was just fine. His set was crowdpleaser after crowdpleaser (including a sped-up version of "Bad and Boujee" for the kids).
Pictures of the show are in the gallery above. Warm Up continues this Saturday (7/29) with François K. b2b DJ Spinna, DJ Spun vs. Jonah Sharp, and Wrecked. Remaining lineups and tickets here.
photos by Amanda Hatfield