well, well, well.
happy to announce that we survived new years.
who woulda known that a group of friends could send a few emails and end up flying out and working with some of our heroes.
the show garnered interest beyond any of our expectations.
thousands flocked in, with even more lined up outside.
weird magic manned the decks on the massive soundsystem.
autre ne veut writhed on the floor, burning through favorites like “demoneyez” and “drama cum drama”.
outer limits recordings were the perfect party band, as the vid below indicates.
ariel played a show in classic tradition: by grabbing the mic and being himself.
sam from outer limits recordings spun a rapid-fire set of obscurities and favorites on the decks, as ariel did his thing.
fans mobbed ariel as security tried to bring down the ruckus.
midway through the set, he announced “i’m actually quitting after 30 years… you will have to find somebody else to take my place”
what a weird and wacky spectacle.
to the people who had trouble getting in, we apologize. sincerely. we were inside trying to make sure the music was running smoothly. we didn’t know the extent of what was going on outside and nobody had proper control over it.
it was a gigantic, unprecedented (clusterfuck).
we curated, working to make it the best party possible with an amazing lineup. (ariel pink, outer limits recordings, autre ne veut, innergaze, dj rashad, magick mountain, physical therapy, beautiful swimmers)
it imploded at 2:15a, with the cops shutting us down due to crowding in the streets.
the party unofficially continued to market hotel late night, with dj rashad and magick mountain.
it was all pretty decadent, thrilling, weird, special.
also check my photos from ariel pink’s rock n roll circus performance on pitchfork:
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photos by erez avissar & ian perlman unless otherwise noted
ariel pink soundcheck:
autre ne veut:
outer limits recordings:
ariel pink solo set:
dj rashad and physical therapy (photo by maggie lee)
check out some additional shots by nickydigital‘s josh wehle:
*above pics by josh wehle for nickydigital