Red Bull Music Academy is in town and kicks off on April 28. We were lucky enough to be invited to the Redbull Academy last night for a kick off party for a taste of events to come this next month and we even got a tour of the whole place. Theaters, recording studios, and aquariums — it was a creative playground and we couldn’t be more impressed. Over the next month, RBMA is throwing 38 events in every cultural background to cater to anyone’s likes which include Eryka Badu, our friends from Fixed JDH & Dave P, a Brian Eno paintings exhibit, DFA 12 year anniversary party, NYC in Dub, and pretty much any other NYC party you can think of will be taken over by. We’ve added 11 of their events to our SHAW Calendar, all of which have not been sold out yet. Check those out HERE!
And here is a word about the festival from RBMA:
“The Red Bull Music Academy is a world-travelling series of music workshops and festivals: a platform for those who make a difference in today’s musical landscape.This year we’re bringing together two groups of 31 selected participants – producers, vocalists, DJs, instrumentalists and all-round musical mavericks from around the world – in New York City. For two weeks, each group will hear lectures by musical luminaries, work together on tracks and perform in the city’s best clubs and music halls. Imagine a place that’s equal parts science lab, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon and Kraftwerk’s home studio. Throw in a touch of Haight-Ashbury circa 1967, a sprinkle of Prince Jammy’s mixing board and Bob Moog’s synthesizer collection – all in a 22nd century remix – and you’re halfway there.
The Academy began back in 1998, and has been traversing the globe since: from Berlin to Cape Town, São Paulo, Barcelona, London, Toronto and many other places.
Interested? Applications for the 2014 Red Bull Music Academy open early next year. Watch this space for more information.”