** UPDATE: SHOW MOVED INDOORS **
We've been actively monitoring the weather situation for the past few days, and despite our hopes for the rain to clear - it appears that today the rain will be heavy and steady throughout the entire show. Even though this event is intended to be outdoors, rain or shine (and we know some of you dance warriors would've raved in the rain!), we want to ensure everyone has a great time.
That said, we've worked overnight to reconfigure the main room in Knockdown Center to host Shiba San & Friends! A series of glass panels surround the interior of KDC, so it will feel like you're outside, minus being soaked 😀
Also, we've extended closing to 11 pm so you can keep dancing a bit longer if you're traveling far or coming from work. Spread the word, and let's party!
Dexx - 3:00-4:30 pm
Nautik - 4:30-6:00 pm
Nala - 6:00-7:30 pm
Shiba San - 7:30-9:30 pm
B2B2B - 9:30-11:00 pm
The Knockdown Center
Summer is shaping up to be a hot one. We're dropping yet another open-air in New York in 2023, this time with Basement Leak founder and Dirtybird regular Shiba San. It's all going down on June 16th at The Knockdown Center.
Ever since the release of his 2014 hit "Okay," Shiba San's womping low-end beats have maintained a firm grip over the house music scene. Upon its release, Rolling Stone hailed it a "global club sensation in waiting." An apt description for a track that has become part of the dance music lexicon, still getting regular plays nearly a decade after its release.
And despite writing an undisputed house music anthem, Shiba San is far more than the hit that helped define the prevailing sound of house music for years to come. His nearly two dozen bangin' Beatport #1 singles on labels like Green Velvet's Relief, Dirtybird, Defected, Lee Foss's Repopulate Mars, and his tastemaking Basement Leak imprint have made him a sought-after producer, performer, and remixer. And yet, as ubiquitous as his slithery sexy take on house music has become, he remains an enigma, preferring to let the music do the talking, remaining one of dance music's most celebrated artists.
Long before he became a house music heavyweight, Shiba established the imitable DJ skills that keep him in demand at festivals and club dates worldwide. Before writing "Okay," he spent 15 years in France's hip-hop scene. And for those in the know, the best DJ talent comes from those who have seamlessly crossed genre boundaries.
As a label owner, Shiba has made some of his most significant impact. Since 2017 he's helped break artists like Black V Neck while releasing chart-topping bangers from Gettoblaster and fellow Parisian beat swindler, Tchami.
The support lineup for this one is just as exciting as the headliner. We've lined up some seriously exciting acts, who are helping reshape the future of house music.
Multi-talented producer, DJ, vocalist, and label head Nala has wowed the world of electronic music with a blend of influences ranging from house and punk rock to electro and breaks paired with her "Riot Grrrl-style" vocals. As a central producer and artistic driver in the ever-evolving North American tech house scene, Nala's resume overflows with accolades and accomplishments.
Peruvian-born, Miami-based Nautik is a Basement Leak resident on the rise! He burst onto the scene with "Work That" and followed it up with a collab with Shiba San, the Drop That Shhh EP, and was part of Chris Lake's coveted Black Book IDs series. After crushing the speakers at Space Miami, Sound LA, and Elsewhere in New York, we are excited to have him at the Knockdown Center.
New York-based emerging producer and DJ Dexx is a fresh face on the house music scene. His style draws from a range of influences, and he hopes to impart that to his future productions. Come early to catch his set, and you may get a sneaky preview of his upcoming release, "I Like It."
We're excited to bring Shiba back to New York. His last show with us in 2022 was a sell-out success. It became a day-to-night affair with his Basement Leak homies taking over Superior Ingredients for 12 hours. You won't want to miss Shiba San putting in work on the decks this summer.