photo by Nicole Lesser

One of the best things about having a lineup of killer musicians performing at the same event is that everybody on board steps up their game… so with that, we are very happy to announce tonight’s SECRET GUEST, leader of New New York, Venus X!

If you’re in need of an introduction to Venus X, you can check the NY Times profile, or listen back to her appearance on Rupture’s Mudd Up! radio show on WFMU–

Better yet, come out tonight — she’s one of our favorite DJs!

Like Jace wrote: “seeing Venus on my radio show reminded me of how so many DJs just surf the wave of ‘new jams’ and dont really fuck with the form itself. Its so fresh and refreshing to experience Venus going for it, really working the CD-js in a percussive way, pulling and pushing sound around to create a thing in and of itself. That level of real formal creativity is rare in DJs (at the level of mixing craft, DJs tend to be kinda conservative, like many of the parties they play at) and in the case of Ghe20 G0th1k, this awesome, out-there style anticipates all the amazing social stuff they’ve got going on with their party.”


Venus will be joining Dutty familia Chief Boima, birthday boy DJ Rupture, Chants (live performance, his NYC debut, in from Madison WI!) DJ Ushka, Atropolis, and Taliesin. Action-packed, socially-minded, all profits go towards a free block party event we’re organizing out in Sunset Park called ‘Beyond The Block’, and, yes we love you.

Dutty Artz presents CHANGE THE MOOD! a fundraiser party for Beyond The Block.

Fri. August 17th at Glasslands, 289 Kent Ave, Williamsburg, Brooklyn. 11:30pm. $10
Hosted by Pupa Bajah and Jasmin Cruz
NYC debut of Chants (live from Madison, WI)
*secret guest DJ – Venus X*
DJ Ushka vs. a Rhino
Chief Boima vs. a Robot
DJ Rupture vs. an Elephant
Taliesin vs. a Vampire
Atropolis vs. the Euro
visuals by Rainstick | Rupture’s birthday | silent auction fundraiser

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