Thursday, July 3, 2014
Stars, Stripes and Bhangra
DJ Rekha + DJ KSR + DJ Petra
Basement Happy Hour featuring DJ Petra spinning dancehall and bhangramuffin vibes
Bhangra Dance Lesson at10pm with Minila of Ajna Dance
Le Poisson Rouge - 158 Bleecker Street, NY | Info: 718.207.0058 |www.basementbhangra.com
Free entry b/f 8pm | Adv Tix $10
$15 at Door
DRINK LEARN DANCE
DJ Rekha is a British born, New York City based DJ, curator, record label owner, educator and activist. Called the “Ambassador of Bhangra” by the New York Times and named one of the most influential South Asians by Newsweek, Rekha is among the first DJs to merge classic Bhangra and Bollywood sounds into the language of contemporary electronic dance music. Since establishing herself on the club scene with her inaugural event, Basement Bhangra nightclub in 1997, Rekha has produced some of the longest running and most successful parties in New York including Bollywood Disco, and Mutiny. Her weekly podcast, Bhangra and Beyond can be heard on www.breakthruradio.com
DJ Petra is a DJ, dancer, writer and organizer. She started throwing parties at her apartment in Washington Heights four years ago, and since then Petra has played all over NYC, including Bembe, South Paw, The Cove, Public Assembly, The Bowery Electric, The Delancey, Katra and others. She has studied with DJ Rekha and DJ Chela, and continues to study dancefloors everywhere. Petra is currently a contributing writer for Okayplayer.com, and hosts the weekly radio mix show "Hip Hop & Her Family" on WNYU with Genesis Be. Find out more at www.hiphopandherfamily.com
DJ KSR is a Toronto-based DJ, returns to NYC after his killer debut at Basement Bhangra last October. He’s already made his mark with his mash-up mixtapes, Forever and Addition (hosted by Grammy Award-Winning Fatman Scoop); popular Bhangra podcast; and three scorching singles: “New Punjab” (featuring Deep Jandu), “Nain” (with Joti Dhillon) and “Saari Raat” (by Sasha Core).
FICTIVE aka Paul Clay is a New York City based award winning designer and media artist doing set, lighting, and video projection/LED design. Projects include Set Design for the Broadway production of the Musical RENT, the MoMA/Volkswagen Gala, Creative Time Spring Gala, the De Nederlandse Opera, National Theatre Wales/Welsh National Opera, the Bo-Pi-Liao Historic Center, Taipei City, Taiwan and more. Active in the New York night scene and he has done visual projections for numerous club nights and party crews including DJ Rekha’s Basement Bhangra, Bollywood Disco, Lipstick Optional, Blackkat, Sholay, Vinylholic, Complacent/The Danger and many others.