by Elaine Mao

Large crowds & Party Wall @ MoMA PS1 - 7/6/13 (photo by A.M. Efron)
Warm Up

This weekend marks the third installment of this year's 'Warm Up' series at MoMA PS1. The annual NYC outdoor music series and dance party in Long Island City runs this year every Saturday from June 29 to September 7 (3-9 PM, doors open at noon), with an excellent and diverse lineup heavy on electronic including XXYYXX, Majical Cloudz, Caribou, Liars, Ryan Hemsworth and many more.

The first weekend of the series featured Juan Atkins, Lee Gamble, HEATSICK, NHK'Koyxen and Bill Kouligas. Last weekend the venue hosted The Martinez Brothers, Kim Ann Foxman, DJ Qu and Anthony Naples. You can see the full list of artists below.

Despite the triple-digit temperatures of last weekend, the line to get into the party wrapped around the corner of the museum. However, once in the courtyard, partygoers found a convenient way to cool off in the shade of the Party Wall, an urban landscape installation by CODA that will be there all summer. The Party Wall, a massive structure made of wooden panels, covers much of the museum's courtyard and features kiddie pools, benches, and hoses that spray or mist people with water. For those who could stand the heat, there's also the dancefloor next to the stage, but many chose to hang out and listen to the music from the shelter of the Party Wall instead. And as usual, Warm Up offered a great selection of refreshments, with beers from many New York State breweries, and food such as lobster rolls and oysters.

This weekend, the Long Island City party will feature music from MK, XXYYXX (who plays Music Hall of Williamsburg first), Ryan Hemsworth (who DJs Tribeca Grand afterwards), Pete Swanson, Gobby and James K. Admission is $15 in advance, $18 day-of, and free for Long Island City residents. Get ready with a mix XXYYXX made in honor of the event.

Updated 2013 Warm Up schedule below...

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SCHEDULE

JUNE 29
Juan Atkins / Metroplex / Detroit, MI
Lee Gamble / PAN / London, UK*
HEATSICK / PAN / Berlin, Germany*
NHK'Koyxen / PAN / Osaka, Japan*
Bill Kouligas / PAN / Berlin, Germany*
*presented as part of ISSUE Project Room
and Goethe-Institut NY's PAN_ACT festival

JULY 6
The Martinez Brothers / Cuttin' Headz / New York, NY
Kim Ann Foxman (DJ set) / New York, NY
DJ Qu / Strength Music / New York, NY
Anthony Naples / The Trilogy Tapes / New York, NY

JULY 13
MK / Hot Creations / Detroit, MI
XXYYXX / Relief in Abstract / Orlando, FL
Ryan Hemsworth / WeDidit / Halifax, Nova Scotia
Pete Swanson / Type and Software / Brooklyn, NY
Gobby / UNO NYC / Boston, MA
James K / RUM / New York, NY

JULY 20
Kode9 / Hyperdub / London, UK
L-VIS 1990 / Night Slugs / New York, NY
Recloose / Rush Hour / Detroit, MI and New Zealand
Kelela / Fade To Mind / Los Angeles, CA
Obey City / LuckyMe / Astro Nautico / Brooklyn, NY

JULY 27
A Guy Called Gerald / 25 Years Independent / Manchester, UK
Ben UFO / Hessle Audio / London, UK
Majical Cloudz / Matador / Montreal, QC
Daniel Avery / Phantasy / London, UK
Roosevelt / Greco-Roman / Cologne, Germany

AUGUST 3
Marcellus Pittman / Unirhythm / Detroit, MI
Jackmaster / Numbers / Glasgow, Scotland
Dre Skull / Mixpak / New York, NY
Ratking / XL Recordings / New York, NY
Rizzla / Fade To Mind / New York, NY

AUGUST 10
Julio Bashmore / Broadwalk Records / Bristol, UK
Octave One (Live) / 430 West Records / Detroit, MI
Hyetal / True Panther / Bristol, UK
DJ Dodger Stadium / Bodyhigh / Los Angeles, CA

AUGUST 17
King Britt / Hyperdub / FiveSix / Philadelphia, PA
J. Cole / Roc Nation / Columbia / New York, NY
Bangladesh / Bangladesh Records / Atlanta, GA
Mr. MFN eXquire / Republic / Brooklyn, NY
Darq E Freaker / London, UK
World's Fair / Fool's Gold / Queens, NY
Star Eyes / Trouble & Bass / Brooklyn
Jubilee / Mixpak / Brooklyn

AUGUST 24
Caribou (DJ set) / Merge / London, UK
Museum of Love (DJ set) / DFA / New York, NY
Stellar OM Source (Live) / RVNG Intl / Antwerp, Belgium
Pional / Hivern Discs / Barcelona, Spain
Empress Of / Brooklyn, NY
Terreke / L.I.E.S. / Brooklyn, NY

AUGUST 31
Cajmere / Cajual / Chicago, IL
Liars (Live) / Mute / Los Angeles, CA
Lil Silva / Good Years, Young Turks / Bedford, UK
IO ECHO (Live) / IAMSOUND / Los Angeles, CA
Jon Hopkins / Domino / London, UK
Miles / Modern Love / Berlin, Germany

SEPTEMBER 7
Line-up for this *extra* Warm Up to be announced...
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