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edan
Tue 8.20
IN THE BAR

Guests trainspot our resident Edan and he’s cool with it. Where else can you hear that American Blues classic, “Please Don’t Go” covered by a forgotten Mexican Psych band? When it gets too psychadelic Edan takes us to France for slithery tunes or to India for a hardcore Y.O.G.A. anthem. Then, lift off again with a weirded out Bach cover dipped in LSD… Thank you for keeping it weird, EDAN!

Start time: 8pm

Wed 8.21
IN THE BAR

Blending Luaka Bop Records owner/renown selector Yale Evelev with NY’s fav experimentalists Brian and Kiki (that husband wife duo of the band Georgia) doing a sit-in style live electronic and percussion performance might sound like exploding tastebuds experiencing imported black tea and orange zest in one cup with added sugar for the first time. We’re not sure, but we imagine it’s going to be a uniquely Broken-Orange-Pekoe experience.

Start time: 7pm

Thu 8.22
IN THE BAR

Record store saint Ben Steidel & Stephanie “Space Jam” Neptune join Tim Saputo in a sonic celebration of Tim’s ‘zine TIME, a thoughtful presentation of random moments, risograph-printed and perfect-bound in an edition of 100 available at the party. Tim will also be giving away limited edition prints featured in the book.

Start time: 6pm

huerco s [all night long]

West Mineral Ltd. owner, producer, and dj, Huerco S brings his hazy, ambient, and eclectic grooves for a rare DJ set to Public Record’s Sound Room all night long. Fresh off the release of his collaboration album “Ghostride the Drift” with uon and Exael, expect inimitable, psychedelic sonic pathways as he takes the helm for a six-hour set.

Start time: 9pm

This event is free before 10 with RSVP, $15 at doors

Thu 8.22
IN THE BAR

DJ Spinna and Carlos Mena announce an already legendary (and we don’t say that often) residency in PRs Sound Room called DIALOG (9.26). This week, get a taste of that energy to come in the PR Bar, always open, free & always vinyl. This soulful house, power duo in our living-room setting is not to be missed! Don’t worry, If you can’t be there, EVERYONE else will let you know.

Start time: 8pm

Fri 8.23
IN THE BAR

“Hello Sailor” label boss, Renata Do Valle musicality comes from the matriarchy. Her mother, a dance instructor, traveled to NY to teach and to dig for NY’s disco gems. No one else had these recs in their Brazilian town, and no one else threw parties like those her collection of Disco and Brazilian beats inspired. Young Renata eavesdropped from her bedroom like a child listening for Santa’s reindeers, Today she carries on the family tradition expertly.

Start time: 10:30pm

hieroglyphic being [live pa] + kalawila

Hieroglyphic Being is a singular electronic artist at the intersection of Chicago’s original Acid House + Afrofuturism, avant-jazz, EBM, and international soundscapes. He calls his music “rhythmic cubism/synth expressionism”. His experimental sound taps into the cosmic musical lineage of Sun Ra. Expect the intergalactic from this 4 hour live set. Supporting him is Mountain Explosion Device label owner, Kalawila.

Start time: 10pm

Co-presented by Outer Ear Projects

Sat 8.24
IN THE BAR

Craig & Brandon aka Musclecars are native New Yorkers who’s parents went to the Garage and who’s aunties still cut loose at the LOFT. Born and bred by NY’s nightlife community their mission is to share dance music’s roots, their way for all generations. Keeping it family, these soft spoken but fierce selectors are not genre specific, rather they embrace the musical elements of their black and brown ancestors that boggied before them.

Start time: 4pm

Sat 8.24
IN THE BAR

Roger Bong (his real name), founder of Hawaiian label Aloha Got Soul and Marco Weibel, core member of Darker Than Wax join us for an evening of ALOHA. The label champions progressive Hawaai’an music and forgotten rarities connected to the spirit of “ALOHA”. ALOHA is so much more than a greeting, it is word understood by shared love, and a mutual belief that all deserve respect. Aloha is a way of life espousing all that is uniquely golden and rainbow to that navel chain of islands mother earth provides.

Start time: 10pm

ccl + flora fm

CCL continues their residency at Public Records with another night of otherworldly dubby beats, breaks and weirdo jams from outer space. Joining CCL is Flora FM, a project from Taylor Hawkins rooted in strong and emotive melodies, lush ambiance, and playful rhythms. His work draws from dusty rave records, the lush greenery of the Pacific Northwest, and the quick-mix DJ styles of the Midwest.

Start time: 10pm

This event is free before 11 with RSVP, $15 at doors

queen majesty presents summer reggae sundays
Sun 8.25
IN THE BAR

Queen Majesty has been collecting and selecting Reggae records for over two decades and continues to promote positive Jamaican music in Brooklyn and beyond. Guests TBA

Start time: 4pm

afropunk after dark presents: soulection

Afropunk brings Soulection to the Public Records Sound Room to keep things going after the last day of Afropunk NYC.

Start time: 10pm

jan jelinek [live] + patricia [ghostly]

Jelinek’s works deal with the transformation of sounds, translating source materials from popular music into abstract, reduced textures. He constructs collages using tiny sound fragments from a wide variety of recording devices: tape recorders, digital samplers, media players and the like. The recordings are processed into repetitive loops that boil the original down to its essentials. On August 27th, Public Records invites you to a special intimate live performance in the Sound Room, as the master of Loop Finding Jazz brings his unmistakable compositions to Brooklyn for a one of a kind performance. Joining him is modular virtuoso and Ghostly International Artist, Patricia.

Start time: 7:30pm

ears open: adam o'farrill's stranger days

Brooklyn-bred trumpeter Adam O’Farrill, at the age of 24, has emerged as a “rising star as a player and composer” (PopMatters) and “a blazing young trumpet talent” (The New York Times). Beginning his career in his teenage years performing with his father, the Grammy Award-winning pianist and composer Arturo O’Farrill, Adam has gone on to work with a wide range of artists such as Rudresh Mahanthappa, Mary Halvorson, Mulatu Astatke, Brasstracks, Samora Pinderhughes, and Onyx Collective.

In 2016, O’Farrill released his debut album, Stranger Days, on Sunnyside Records, featuring Chad Lefkowitz-Brown, Walter Stinson, and Zack O’Farrill. Of the album, Nate Chinen from the NY Times wrote: “Marshaling a sharp band of his peers, Mr. O’Farrill establishes both a firm identity and a willful urge to stretch and adapt.”. In June 2018, Adam and his band, Stranger Days, released their second album, El Maquech, on Biophilia Records, which covers everything from traditional Mexican music to covers of Gabriel Garzon-Montano and Irving Berlin. The album received critical acclaim, including reviews and coverage in NPR Fresh Air, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal, who wrote that “the band presents rambunctious music that is equally rustic and modern.” At the end of 2018, the album received Best of the Year mentions from The Boston Globe, Nextbop, and placing in the NPR Jazz Critics Poll. In the spring of 2019, O’Farrill won the Downbeat Critics Poll for Rising Star Trumpeter.

Making his Public Records debut, Adam will be bringing Stranger Days to perform a brand new book of original music, particularly inspired by electronic and minimalist tendencies, and recontextualizing them within an acoustic quartet format.

Start time: 9pm

djrum + blazer soundsystem

Felix Manuel, also known as Djrum, has built a hideout for himself among these spaces. He may have attracted less media attention in the past than some of his contemporaries, but his output over the past five or six years has been consistently meticulous. A connoisseur of (among other things) jungle, techno, ambient and footwork, he’d be a proficient enough producer if he just stuck to one of these genres. Instead, he takes in elements from all these sources and composes tracks that adhere to their own unique internal logic. Join us at Public Records for a rare stateside vinyl set by one of the modern masters of his craft. Warming up the room are the insanely talented record wizards, Blazer Soundsystem. Better tighten up the screws, we’re in for some serious vibrations.

This event is free before 11 with RSVP, $15 at doors

Start time: 9pm

jason kendig [of honey soundsystem]

Jason Kendig came of age in Detroit, and first sharpened his DJ skills in the city’s club scene during the late ’90s and early ’00s, frequently spinning in both straight and gay clubs. Still, it was only after coming west, settling in San Francisco, and linking up with Honey Soundsystem that he truly found his artistic voice. His knowledge base runs deep, allowing his sets to glide effortlessly between house, techno, and disco. There may be a classic bent to his selections, but he’s no stodgy traditionalist. He’s as adventurous behind the decks as they come and Public Records is proud to invite him for a rare solo all night long set.

Start time: 10pm

ramzi & friends: dj fati / ramzi [live] + nap + stephen [total stasis]

Public Records is proud to announce a new residency and curation by Montreal’s Phoebé Guillemot, who plays records as DJ FATi and is an album specialist as RAMZi. Her fifth full length, Pèze-Piton, was another beautifully unusual mix of tropical house, dub, future jazz and experimental grooves that are impossibly loose and inescapably infectious. Releasing on labels like Mood Hut, 1080p, Rvng Into. and her own Fati Records, her leftfield sounds feel at once completely alien yet also wholly organic and earthy. They are jumbled collages of trippy vocal sounds, squelchy synths and tumbling drums that real new details with each listen. Joining on her first trip at Public Records are NAP–the alias of Colombian-born Daniel R, founder of Isla records, half of Ambien Baby–presents an eclectic array of experimental, electronics and from Los Angeles, Stephen of Total Stasis.

Start time: 10pm

maayan nidam [all night long]

Perlon recording artist Maayan Nidam brings her inimitable sound to the booth of Public Records with a genre-defying blend of minimalist grooves for an extended set.

Start time: 10pm

vessel vi: daniel carter + stud1nt
Wed 9.4
SOUND ROOM

This is the sixth installment of Greg Fox’s Vessel series, a live music performance series in Public Record’s Sound Room. This installment features Daniel Carter + stud1nt.

Daniel Carter, born in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, in 1945, is a musician and writer. Since coming to New York City, in 1970, he has sought out musicians and situations that encourage free expression. In the 1950s he sang in so-called doo-wop groups, took clarinet lessons, played in school bands (into the 60s), and the 49th Army Band (ca. 1967-69). When he first came to NYC, he played in soul bands as well as so-called avant-garde jazz groups. He has always tried to transcend genre-boundaries, which is, today, as daunting a challenge as ever, but he’s found that the many musicians he’s met and played with, and the invaluable treasure of a huge, ever-growing, number of recordings and videos (so many, readily available on the internet, cable t.v., and radio), have recharged and renewed him, all along the way. He lives in Manhattan with his cat, Sophie. Since the mid 60’s, Carter has performed, recorded, and/or toured, with many musicians including Sun Ra, Cecil Taylor, Yoko Ono, Don Cherry + numerous others.

stud1nt is artist and educator from Queens approaching sound at the junction of genres. They are the cofounder of Signal Flux, teaching classes and workshops on creative process and synthesis at Moogfest, Ableton Loop, Pioneer Works, Vassar College, the New School, and Recess Art. A member of the collectives #kunq and Discwoman, their work specifically attends to the politics of queerness in relation to sonic spaces.

This event will have a $10 cash cover at the door.

Start time: 9pm

yu su [all night long]

Organically groovy and powerfully transportive, Yu Su’s productions float between coasts, inspiring moments of reflection with their meditative quality. The Vancouver-based Chinese artist holds a unique perspective and highly personal voice, and has quickly gained recognition within the electronic music scene with releases on labels such as Music From Memory, Arcane, Genero, PPU and Wichelrode. As a DJ, Yu Su crafts evocative musical narratives which touch on memories and introspections, providing a small window into her world with every mix.

Start time: 11pm

the secret art of science featuring db

NYC Drum & Bass originator DB’s party The Secret Art of Science is now a bi-monthly event at Public Records. As always expect the deepest depths of DnB history as well as upfront, future classics. Supporting DB will be resident Dave Shichman alongside TGRbass and DJ Streetmeat.

Start time: 4pm

punch drunk love with frank + grant + jacques bon

After a few years apart, Frank & Grant return for a rare edition of Punch Drunk Love, an all night long love affair with all things deep house. All vinyl. All night.

Joining Frank + Grant for a rare NY DJ set is Smallville Paris owner, producer, and selector, Jacques Bon. A passionate vinyl collector and musician, Jacques has been at the head of Smallville Records Paris for 10 years. With past releases on Tim Sweeney’s prominent label Beats in Space, as well as Mule Musiq and Kann, Bon’s vision of music takes us into an inspiring journey between disco, house, and techno with his own twist and emotions. Jacques also co-produced music with Christopher Rau and Virgo Four, crafting delicate, soulful tunes that stay stuck in our heads. Both as a DJ/ producer and record store owner, Jacques’ talent and dedicated work in music seduce us.

Start time: 10pm

sassmouth + punisher + day cart + wig-wam

Public Records is proud to announce a special night of music from two veterans of the US house and techno scene, Sassmouth and Punisher. Tying in all styles of dance music from decades of collecting, expect the unexpected from two of the deepest collectors around.

Opening are Day-Cart & Wig-Wam, founders of the roaming club night Goonroom on a sunny Saturday afternoon in Brooklyn around 2013.

This event is free before midnight with RSVP.

Start time: 10pm

quinn christopherson [live]

Quinn Christopherson is a singer-songwriter from Anchorage, Alaska who writes with emotional depth and a powerful sense of perspective. As the winner of the 2019 NPR Tiny Desk Contest, we’re thrilled to have him perform in the Sound Room.

Start time: 7pm

ge-ology [all night long]

The selector’s selector, Ge-ology continues to carve groove history behind the decks in the Sound Room with yet another all night long education in rare vinyl-only party grooves. You call yourself a collector, you won’t be quitting your day job after this special fall edition of his quarterly residency.

Start time: 11pm

Lingua Ignota, calls her hybrids of folk, spiritual, industrial and metal music “survivor anthems”. Lingua has always taken a radical, unflinching approach to themes of violence and vengeance, and builds on the transformation of the survivor at the core of this narrative.

Start time: 7pm

dog rescue fundraiser w/ heathered pearls + guests

A fundraiser for Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue & Detroit Pit Crew Dog Rescue.

Housed in the original headquarters for the ASPCA, Public Records is committed to the welfare and safety of all animals. On September 19, we invite you to an evening fundraiser for two dog rescues from Brooklyn + Detroit. Heathered Pearls is the work of Polish-born Brooklynite Jakub Alexander who serves as a curator for Tycho’s ISO50 blog, co-founder of the Moodgadget label, and A&R at Ghostly International. Expect a few surprise guests to show up to help celebrate these great organizations.

Proceeds from admission and merchandise will be donated to both rescues.

Start time: 9pm

bradley zero [all night long]

Founder of Rhythm Section International, Bradley Zero is making the trip across the pond to the Public Records Sound Room. Whether it’s his NTS radio show or one of his many London parties, Zero has a passion for sharing his eclectic choices both old and new. His sets are instilled with a deep sense of community and we’re looking forward to sharing it with our own PR family.

Start time: 10pm

bushwacka! [all night long]

Bushwacka! is a producer and disc jockey with whom many will be familiar and fond – he remains a UK icon of sorts having released amidst the classic era of acid house and then evolved through his collaborations with Layo. He has dabbled in a spectrum of genres but most notably during the nineties, he was involved in an emerging, tech-house sound which has since been reborn as of late with reissues by the likes of Holding Hands amongst others. Perhaps an unsung hero of the genre, his music sounds just as relevant and enticing now as it did back in the 90’s. Join Public Records as Matthew pulls out vinyl gems from his collection, from deep to tech to breaks for an all night long affair in the Sound Room.

Start time: 10pm

brad loving [live] + lori scacco [live]

Brad Loving is a Brooklyn based electronic musician. He’s one third of Reunion Island and previously recorded under the monikers You Are Lightning, Lobisomem, and Ambivert.

This evening’s gig is a celebration of the release of Reunion Island’s debut album, Collapse. Collapse was recorded with John McEntire of Tortoise in the summer of 2018 at Soma Studios.

Opening for Brad is Lori Scacco with a live performance. Scacco is a composer, producer, and sound collagist based in New York City. Using micro-sound, melody, acoustic resonance, and digital processing, she creates liminal, elemental music through synthesis. Scacco released her first solo album, Circles, on Prefuse 73’s Eastern Developments imprint, and was the co-founder and guitarist of Seely, the first American band on Too Pure. Her latest LP is Desire Loop, out now on Mysteries of the Deep.

Start time: 8pm

dj spinna + carlos mena present: dialog

Two of Brooklyn’s finest are teaming up to bring you a monthly Deep House excursion inside of Public Records’ magnificent Sound Room. The Legendary DJ Spinna linked to Spike Lee, De La Soul and Stevie Wonder, known for his tasteful approach to all things Soulful and Carlos Mena aka Casamena linked to Pharcyde and Arrested Development, called a “rhythmic powerhouse” by Mixmag, are coming together to share music from their personal vinyl collections. Using their full musical vocabulary they proudly present “DIALOG”. Join us for a free preview in the Bar at Public Records on August 22 at 9PM and the Launch Party in the Sound Room on September 26th.

Start time: 9pm

This event is free before 11 with RSVP

pacific rhythm w/ dj d.dee + project pablo

Public Records welcomes back quarterly resident Dj. D.Dee for another deep dive into the warm waters of Pacific Rhythm, the Vancouver based label that has released some of the most iconic atmospheric emotion-laden house in recent memory. Joining him on the decks is Montreal native, Project Pablo. Feel the Rhythm. All night long.

Start time: 10pm

young marco [all night long]

A champion of “unclassics”, Marco Sterk aka Young Marco has an otherworldly knack for taking his audience through a handful of genres in the blink of an eye. Whether it be quirky Middle Eastern disco or rare techno gems, the Safe Trip label owner + founder is sure to keep the crowd on their feet for the duration of his 6-hour set.

Start time: 10pm

edan
Tue 8.20
IN THE BAR

Guests trainspot our resident Edan and he’s cool with it. Where else can you hear that American Blues classic, “Please Don’t Go” covered by a forgotten Mexican Psych band? When it gets too psychadelic Edan takes us to France for slithery tunes or to India for a hardcore Y.O.G.A. anthem. Then, lift off again with a weirded out Bach cover dipped in LSD… Thank you for keeping it weird, EDAN!

Start time: 8pm

Wed 8.21
IN THE BAR

Blending Luaka Bop Records owner/renown selector Yale Evelev with NY’s fav experimentalists Brian and Kiki (that husband wife duo of the band Georgia) doing a sit-in style live electronic and percussion performance might sound like exploding tastebuds experiencing imported black tea and orange zest in one cup with added sugar for the first time. We’re not sure, but we imagine it’s going to be a uniquely Broken-Orange-Pekoe experience.

Start time: 7pm

Thu 8.22
IN THE BAR

Record store saint Ben Steidel & Stephanie “Space Jam” Neptune join Tim Saputo in a sonic celebration of Tim’s ‘zine TIME, a thoughtful presentation of random moments, risograph-printed and perfect-bound in an edition of 100 available at the party. Tim will also be giving away limited edition prints featured in the book.

Start time: 6pm

huerco s [all night long]

West Mineral Ltd. owner, producer, and dj, Huerco S brings his hazy, ambient, and eclectic grooves for a rare DJ set to Public Record’s Sound Room all night long. Fresh off the release of his collaboration album “Ghostride the Drift” with uon and Exael, expect inimitable, psychedelic sonic pathways as he takes the helm for a six-hour set.

Start time: 9pm

This event is free before 10 with RSVP, $15 at doors

Thu 8.22
IN THE BAR

DJ Spinna and Carlos Mena announce an already legendary (and we don’t say that often) residency in PRs Sound Room called DIALOG (9.26). This week, get a taste of that energy to come in the PR Bar, always open, free & always vinyl. This soulful house, power duo in our living-room setting is not to be missed! Don’t worry, If you can’t be there, EVERYONE else will let you know.

Start time: 8pm

Fri 8.23
IN THE BAR

“Hello Sailor” label boss, Renata Do Valle musicality comes from the matriarchy. Her mother, a dance instructor, traveled to NY to teach and to dig for NY’s disco gems. No one else had these recs in their Brazilian town, and no one else threw parties like those her collection of Disco and Brazilian beats inspired. Young Renata eavesdropped from her bedroom like a child listening for Santa’s reindeers, Today she carries on the family tradition expertly.

Start time: 10:30pm

hieroglyphic being [live pa] + kalawila

Hieroglyphic Being is a singular electronic artist at the intersection of Chicago’s original Acid House + Afrofuturism, avant-jazz, EBM, and international soundscapes. He calls his music “rhythmic cubism/synth expressionism”. His experimental sound taps into the cosmic musical lineage of Sun Ra. Expect the intergalactic from this 4 hour live set. Supporting him is Mountain Explosion Device label owner, Kalawila.

Start time: 10pm

Co-presented by Outer Ear Projects

Sat 8.24
IN THE BAR

Craig & Brandon aka Musclecars are native New Yorkers who’s parents went to the Garage and who’s aunties still cut loose at the LOFT. Born and bred by NY’s nightlife community their mission is to share dance music’s roots, their way for all generations. Keeping it family, these soft spoken but fierce selectors are not genre specific, rather they embrace the musical elements of their black and brown ancestors that boggied before them.

Start time: 4pm

Sat 8.24
IN THE BAR

Roger Bong (his real name), founder of Hawaiian label Aloha Got Soul and Marco Weibel, core member of Darker Than Wax join us for an evening of ALOHA. The label champions progressive Hawaai’an music and forgotten rarities connected to the spirit of “ALOHA”. ALOHA is so much more than a greeting, it is word understood by shared love, and a mutual belief that all deserve respect. Aloha is a way of life espousing all that is uniquely golden and rainbow to that navel chain of islands mother earth provides.

Start time: 10pm

ccl + flora fm

CCL continues their residency at Public Records with another night of otherworldly dubby beats, breaks and weirdo jams from outer space. Joining CCL is Flora FM, a project from Taylor Hawkins rooted in strong and emotive melodies, lush ambiance, and playful rhythms. His work draws from dusty rave records, the lush greenery of the Pacific Northwest, and the quick-mix DJ styles of the Midwest.

Start time: 10pm

This event is free before 11 with RSVP, $15 at doors

queen majesty presents summer reggae sundays
Sun 8.25
IN THE BAR

Queen Majesty has been collecting and selecting Reggae records for over two decades and continues to promote positive Jamaican music in Brooklyn and beyond. Guests TBA

Start time: 4pm

afropunk after dark presents: soulection

Afropunk brings Soulection to the Public Records Sound Room to keep things going after the last day of Afropunk NYC.

Start time: 10pm

jan jelinek [live] + patricia [ghostly]

Jelinek’s works deal with the transformation of sounds, translating source materials from popular music into abstract, reduced textures. He constructs collages using tiny sound fragments from a wide variety of recording devices: tape recorders, digital samplers, media players and the like. The recordings are processed into repetitive loops that boil the original down to its essentials. On August 27th, Public Records invites you to a special intimate live performance in the Sound Room, as the master of Loop Finding Jazz brings his unmistakable compositions to Brooklyn for a one of a kind performance. Joining him is modular virtuoso and Ghostly International Artist, Patricia.

Start time: 7:30pm

ears open: adam o'farrill's stranger days

Brooklyn-bred trumpeter Adam O’Farrill, at the age of 24, has emerged as a “rising star as a player and composer” (PopMatters) and “a blazing young trumpet talent” (The New York Times). Beginning his career in his teenage years performing with his father, the Grammy Award-winning pianist and composer Arturo O’Farrill, Adam has gone on to work with a wide range of artists such as Rudresh Mahanthappa, Mary Halvorson, Mulatu Astatke, Brasstracks, Samora Pinderhughes, and Onyx Collective.

In 2016, O’Farrill released his debut album, Stranger Days, on Sunnyside Records, featuring Chad Lefkowitz-Brown, Walter Stinson, and Zack O’Farrill. Of the album, Nate Chinen from the NY Times wrote: “Marshaling a sharp band of his peers, Mr. O’Farrill establishes both a firm identity and a willful urge to stretch and adapt.”. In June 2018, Adam and his band, Stranger Days, released their second album, El Maquech, on Biophilia Records, which covers everything from traditional Mexican music to covers of Gabriel Garzon-Montano and Irving Berlin. The album received critical acclaim, including reviews and coverage in NPR Fresh Air, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal, who wrote that “the band presents rambunctious music that is equally rustic and modern.” At the end of 2018, the album received Best of the Year mentions from The Boston Globe, Nextbop, and placing in the NPR Jazz Critics Poll. In the spring of 2019, O’Farrill won the Downbeat Critics Poll for Rising Star Trumpeter.

Making his Public Records debut, Adam will be bringing Stranger Days to perform a brand new book of original music, particularly inspired by electronic and minimalist tendencies, and recontextualizing them within an acoustic quartet format.

Start time: 9pm

djrum + blazer soundsystem

Felix Manuel, also known as Djrum, has built a hideout for himself among these spaces. He may have attracted less media attention in the past than some of his contemporaries, but his output over the past five or six years has been consistently meticulous. A connoisseur of (among other things) jungle, techno, ambient and footwork, he’d be a proficient enough producer if he just stuck to one of these genres. Instead, he takes in elements from all these sources and composes tracks that adhere to their own unique internal logic. Join us at Public Records for a rare stateside vinyl set by one of the modern masters of his craft. Warming up the room are the insanely talented record wizards, Blazer Soundsystem. Better tighten up the screws, we’re in for some serious vibrations.

This event is free before 11 with RSVP, $15 at doors

Start time: 9pm

jason kendig [of honey soundsystem]

Jason Kendig came of age in Detroit, and first sharpened his DJ skills in the city’s club scene during the late ’90s and early ’00s, frequently spinning in both straight and gay clubs. Still, it was only after coming west, settling in San Francisco, and linking up with Honey Soundsystem that he truly found his artistic voice. His knowledge base runs deep, allowing his sets to glide effortlessly between house, techno, and disco. There may be a classic bent to his selections, but he’s no stodgy traditionalist. He’s as adventurous behind the decks as they come and Public Records is proud to invite him for a rare solo all night long set.

Start time: 10pm

ramzi & friends: dj fati / ramzi [live] + nap + stephen [total stasis]

Public Records is proud to announce a new residency and curation by Montreal’s Phoebé Guillemot, who plays records as DJ FATi and is an album specialist as RAMZi. Her fifth full length, Pèze-Piton, was another beautifully unusual mix of tropical house, dub, future jazz and experimental grooves that are impossibly loose and inescapably infectious. Releasing on labels like Mood Hut, 1080p, Rvng Into. and her own Fati Records, her leftfield sounds feel at once completely alien yet also wholly organic and earthy. They are jumbled collages of trippy vocal sounds, squelchy synths and tumbling drums that real new details with each listen. Joining on her first trip at Public Records are NAP–the alias of Colombian-born Daniel R, founder of Isla records, half of Ambien Baby–presents an eclectic array of experimental, electronics and from Los Angeles, Stephen of Total Stasis.

Start time: 10pm

maayan nidam [all night long]

Perlon recording artist Maayan Nidam brings her inimitable sound to the booth of Public Records with a genre-defying blend of minimalist grooves for an extended set.

Start time: 10pm

vessel vi: daniel carter + stud1nt
Wed 9.4
SOUND ROOM

This is the sixth installment of Greg Fox’s Vessel series, a live music performance series in Public Record’s Sound Room. This installment features Daniel Carter + stud1nt.

Daniel Carter, born in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, in 1945, is a musician and writer. Since coming to New York City, in 1970, he has sought out musicians and situations that encourage free expression. In the 1950s he sang in so-called doo-wop groups, took clarinet lessons, played in school bands (into the 60s), and the 49th Army Band (ca. 1967-69). When he first came to NYC, he played in soul bands as well as so-called avant-garde jazz groups. He has always tried to transcend genre-boundaries, which is, today, as daunting a challenge as ever, but he’s found that the many musicians he’s met and played with, and the invaluable treasure of a huge, ever-growing, number of recordings and videos (so many, readily available on the internet, cable t.v., and radio), have recharged and renewed him, all along the way. He lives in Manhattan with his cat, Sophie. Since the mid 60’s, Carter has performed, recorded, and/or toured, with many musicians including Sun Ra, Cecil Taylor, Yoko Ono, Don Cherry + numerous others.

stud1nt is artist and educator from Queens approaching sound at the junction of genres. They are the cofounder of Signal Flux, teaching classes and workshops on creative process and synthesis at Moogfest, Ableton Loop, Pioneer Works, Vassar College, the New School, and Recess Art. A member of the collectives #kunq and Discwoman, their work specifically attends to the politics of queerness in relation to sonic spaces.

This event will have a $10 cash cover at the door.

Start time: 9pm

yu su [all night long]

Organically groovy and powerfully transportive, Yu Su’s productions float between coasts, inspiring moments of reflection with their meditative quality. The Vancouver-based Chinese artist holds a unique perspective and highly personal voice, and has quickly gained recognition within the electronic music scene with releases on labels such as Music From Memory, Arcane, Genero, PPU and Wichelrode. As a DJ, Yu Su crafts evocative musical narratives which touch on memories and introspections, providing a small window into her world with every mix.

Start time: 11pm

the secret art of science featuring db

NYC Drum & Bass originator DB’s party The Secret Art of Science is now a bi-monthly event at Public Records. As always expect the deepest depths of DnB history as well as upfront, future classics. Supporting DB will be resident Dave Shichman alongside TGRbass and DJ Streetmeat.

Start time: 4pm

punch drunk love with frank + grant + jacques bon

After a few years apart, Frank & Grant return for a rare edition of Punch Drunk Love, an all night long love affair with all things deep house. All vinyl. All night.

Joining Frank + Grant for a rare NY DJ set is Smallville Paris owner, producer, and selector, Jacques Bon. A passionate vinyl collector and musician, Jacques has been at the head of Smallville Records Paris for 10 years. With past releases on Tim Sweeney’s prominent label Beats in Space, as well as Mule Musiq and Kann, Bon’s vision of music takes us into an inspiring journey between disco, house, and techno with his own twist and emotions. Jacques also co-produced music with Christopher Rau and Virgo Four, crafting delicate, soulful tunes that stay stuck in our heads. Both as a DJ/ producer and record store owner, Jacques’ talent and dedicated work in music seduce us.

Start time: 10pm

sassmouth + punisher + day cart + wig-wam

Public Records is proud to announce a special night of music from two veterans of the US house and techno scene, Sassmouth and Punisher. Tying in all styles of dance music from decades of collecting, expect the unexpected from two of the deepest collectors around.

Opening are Day-Cart & Wig-Wam, founders of the roaming club night Goonroom on a sunny Saturday afternoon in Brooklyn around 2013.

This event is free before midnight with RSVP.

Start time: 10pm

quinn christopherson [live]

Quinn Christopherson is a singer-songwriter from Anchorage, Alaska who writes with emotional depth and a powerful sense of perspective. As the winner of the 2019 NPR Tiny Desk Contest, we’re thrilled to have him perform in the Sound Room.

Start time: 7pm

ge-ology [all night long]

The selector’s selector, Ge-ology continues to carve groove history behind the decks in the Sound Room with yet another all night long education in rare vinyl-only party grooves. You call yourself a collector, you won’t be quitting your day job after this special fall edition of his quarterly residency.

Start time: 11pm

Lingua Ignota, calls her hybrids of folk, spiritual, industrial and metal music “survivor anthems”. Lingua has always taken a radical, unflinching approach to themes of violence and vengeance, and builds on the transformation of the survivor at the core of this narrative.

Start time: 7pm

dog rescue fundraiser w/ heathered pearls + guests

A fundraiser for Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue & Detroit Pit Crew Dog Rescue.

Housed in the original headquarters for the ASPCA, Public Records is committed to the welfare and safety of all animals. On September 19, we invite you to an evening fundraiser for two dog rescues from Brooklyn + Detroit. Heathered Pearls is the work of Polish-born Brooklynite Jakub Alexander who serves as a curator for Tycho’s ISO50 blog, co-founder of the Moodgadget label, and A&R at Ghostly International. Expect a few surprise guests to show up to help celebrate these great organizations.

Proceeds from admission and merchandise will be donated to both rescues.

Start time: 9pm

bradley zero [all night long]

Founder of Rhythm Section International, Bradley Zero is making the trip across the pond to the Public Records Sound Room. Whether it’s his NTS radio show or one of his many London parties, Zero has a passion for sharing his eclectic choices both old and new. His sets are instilled with a deep sense of community and we’re looking forward to sharing it with our own PR family.

Start time: 10pm

bushwacka! [all night long]

Bushwacka! is a producer and disc jockey with whom many will be familiar and fond – he remains a UK icon of sorts having released amidst the classic era of acid house and then evolved through his collaborations with Layo. He has dabbled in a spectrum of genres but most notably during the nineties, he was involved in an emerging, tech-house sound which has since been reborn as of late with reissues by the likes of Holding Hands amongst others. Perhaps an unsung hero of the genre, his music sounds just as relevant and enticing now as it did back in the 90’s. Join Public Records as Matthew pulls out vinyl gems from his collection, from deep to tech to breaks for an all night long affair in the Sound Room.

Start time: 10pm

brad loving [live] + lori scacco [live]

Brad Loving is a Brooklyn based electronic musician. He’s one third of Reunion Island and previously recorded under the monikers You Are Lightning, Lobisomem, and Ambivert.

This evening’s gig is a celebration of the release of Reunion Island’s debut album, Collapse. Collapse was recorded with John McEntire of Tortoise in the summer of 2018 at Soma Studios.

Opening for Brad is Lori Scacco with a live performance. Scacco is a composer, producer, and sound collagist based in New York City. Using micro-sound, melody, acoustic resonance, and digital processing, she creates liminal, elemental music through synthesis. Scacco released her first solo album, Circles, on Prefuse 73’s Eastern Developments imprint, and was the co-founder and guitarist of Seely, the first American band on Too Pure. Her latest LP is Desire Loop, out now on Mysteries of the Deep.

Start time: 8pm

dj spinna + carlos mena present: dialog

Two of Brooklyn’s finest are teaming up to bring you a monthly Deep House excursion inside of Public Records’ magnificent Sound Room. The Legendary DJ Spinna linked to Spike Lee, De La Soul and Stevie Wonder, known for his tasteful approach to all things Soulful and Carlos Mena aka Casamena linked to Pharcyde and Arrested Development, called a “rhythmic powerhouse” by Mixmag, are coming together to share music from their personal vinyl collections. Using their full musical vocabulary they proudly present “DIALOG”. Join us for a free preview in the Bar at Public Records on August 22 at 9PM and the Launch Party in the Sound Room on September 26th.

Start time: 9pm

This event is free before 11 with RSVP

pacific rhythm w/ dj d.dee + project pablo

Public Records welcomes back quarterly resident Dj. D.Dee for another deep dive into the warm waters of Pacific Rhythm, the Vancouver based label that has released some of the most iconic atmospheric emotion-laden house in recent memory. Joining him on the decks is Montreal native, Project Pablo. Feel the Rhythm. All night long.

Start time: 10pm

young marco [all night long]

A champion of “unclassics”, Marco Sterk aka Young Marco has an otherworldly knack for taking his audience through a handful of genres in the blink of an eye. Whether it be quirky Middle Eastern disco or rare techno gems, the Safe Trip label owner + founder is sure to keep the crowd on their feet for the duration of his 6-hour set.

Start time: 10pm

archive

sen.si.tive with tygapaw + false witness + gooddroid
leo leal + amelia holt
mystic bill [ all night long ]
octo octa presents love hypnosis
dj seinfeld
scissor and thread [all day/all night]
let's play house + tropical hangover
jackie house [of honey soundsystem]
savile + acemo
norm talley + james duncan
ryan elliott
patrice scott
jenifa mayanja + nikki [ shaker mountain ]
king britt
david morales [red zone session]
iron curtis + map.ache
fokus presents: skulptor + dee diggs + heidi sabertooth
seb wildblood
rick wilhite + nathaniel jay
augusto olivani + renata do valle
ge-ology
ash lauryn + stefan ringer
ex-terrestrial
ron trent & friends
brawther
mark ernestus [ rhythm + sound ] + rb of dk records
juju and jordash + francis harris
dj qu + joey anderson
amir abdullah + trus'me
call super + ccl
jlin [ live set ]
fett burger
kyle hall + jitwam
shawn dub + monchan + butter
lawrence + carsten jost [ dial residency ]
love injection + cedric woo
tropical hangover pres: hugo capablanca
queen majesty presents: edan & akalepse
prince language + ivan berko
hidden spheres
rich medina + zernell
martin rev + vj divine enfant + nick klein + plastic ivy
jovonn + kai alce + michael scott
mood hut with liam butler + neo image + c.z.wang
tom of england pres: away day
music from memory's jamie tiller + jonny nash
semi-frontiers pres: blazer sound system
fit siegel + frank + aakmael
tropical hangover pres: skyrager with justin miller
rafael anton irissari
Pacific Rhythm with DJ D.Dee
Ge-ology
Mechanical + Heathered Pearls
Maayan Nidam
Optimo
Dave Grubbs + Oren Ambarchi