RBMA Festival NY present…
Sleeping Bag Records: Go Bang
DJ Scratch, The Awesome 2, Chairman Mao in the Bad Room
GOOD ROOM is hosting the Red Bull Music Academy Festival NY closing party with a tribute to Arthur Russell’s label Sleeping Bag Records.
The month-long New York festival explores and celebrates the city’s rich cultural heritage while spotlighting the modern music landscape and who better to throw a party for than the legendary Arthur Russell.
Sleeping Bag – the label Russell co-founded with Will Socolov and Juggy Gales in 1981 – sat at the intersection of hip-hop and dance music, releasing work from a jaw-dropping roster that would come to exemplify what it meant to live and make music in New York at the time. From Mantronix, Just-Ice, T La Rock and EPMD to Nocera, Joyce Sims, and Kariya, Sleeping Bag, and sister label Fresh Records, was responsible for kickstarting the career of so many brilliant artists. Join pioneering hip hop producer Kurtis Mantronik and disco missionary Nicky Siano as they look back at the influential label in their DJ sets. The past never sounded so much like the future.
Tickets are $20 at the door. +21 gig.