PUBLIC RECORDS
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233 Butler St, Brooklyn NY 11217
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05.20.2022
Sound Room
11:00PM
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Servito Open to Close

Servito returns to Public Records for yet another edition of his all night long affair in the Sound Room. Rare jams, inside cuts, and the unshazaamable into the early hours of the morning as we birth a new season in Gowanus.

05.20.2022
7:00PM
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Baby's All Right pres. Billie Marten
05.20.2022
Restaurant
10PM - 2AM
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Edan

@edanexists spinning till late

05.21.2022
Sound Room
7:00pm
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Alex Zhang Hungtai + Chris Williams [Duo] w/ Greg Fox

Since retiring his project Dirty Beaches, Zhang has been focusing on explorations of improvised music, free jazz, and his new role as a composer of soundtracks for film. His latest musical output predominantly works with saxophone, synthesizers, percussion, and piano, furthering his research on ritualistic music of liminality. Solo output aside, he is also a member of an experimental trio with Portuguese musicians David Maranha and Gabriel Ferrandini, based in Lisbon. Zhang currently lives in Los Angeles and is also working as an actor in independent films.

05.21.2022
Sound Room
11:00pm
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AceMo + Savile + Yuniemo: Sonic Messengers

The Sonic Messengers are back yet again in the Sound Room. Acemo, Savile, and Yuniemo + surprise guests return to The Sound Room for their residency, an odyssey of musical adventures from open to close with a hybrid live / dj performance not to be missed.

05.21.2022
Restaurant
3-6PM
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Head Sounds Records
05.21.2022
Restaurant
10PM-3AM
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Kristine + Darius
05.25.2022
Sound Room
11PM
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DJ Seinfeld + Lauren Ritter

Malmo's Armand Jakobsson AKA DJ Seinfeld has been lighting up dancefloors around the world for years with his euphoric, lo-fi blends of emotive house and downtempo techno. With his latest release for Ninja Tune, Mirrors, he shows off a more polished version of himself with heavenly tracks that glisten and shimmer, as mirrors do. The Sound Room is the perfect setting for Seinfeld to take listeners on an intimate journey through his kaleidoscope of sounds.

05.26.2022
Sound Room
10:00PM
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Seb Wildblood + Fernelly & SPF 50

Seb Wildblood returns to The Sound Room to celebrate the release of his sophomore album ‘do you feel it too?’. A blissful, emotive record, do you feel it too? celebrates a renewed sense of togetherness and empathy after the relative solitude of the last few years. Fernelly & SPF 50 to support with a b2b set that weaves a kaleidoscopic tapestry of dusty house pummeling into off-kilter breaks, Detroit electro layered with cheeky balearic vocals, and underwater techno boiling over into bassy anthems.

05.27.2022
Sound Room
10:00PM
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Satoshi Tomiie + DJ Wawa

Not many producers in electronic music have had a history as storied as Satoshi Tommiie. A lifelong student of jazz and classical piano, Satoshi had an influential impact from his very first record. His debut single ‘Tears’, which he co-produced in 1989 with Chicago’s ‘Godfather of house’ Frankie Knuckles, was an instant club hit and is today considered one of house music’s most important moments. Since then, Satoshi has moved effortlessly between genres with countless hits. Now, returning to his underground roots, Satoshi comes back to The Sound Room for an open to close affair, digging deep into his collection to give us a groove for the ages. This time with special guest DJ Wawa.

05.28.2022
Sound Room
11:00pm
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CCL w/ NAP
w/ Kiernan Laveaux

After a long hiatus, CCL brings their inimitable sound back to 233 with an all night long affair of psychedelic breaks and grooves seemingly plucked from a cosmic tree in the 5th dimension.

05.29.2022
Sound Room
10PM
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Shelter pres. Back to the Deep with Timmy Regisford + Jenifa Mayanja + Francis Harris

Shelter and Public records present yet another edition of Back to the Deep: a 7-hour deep crate-digging excursion by Timmy Regisford, with an extended opening set by Jenifa Mayanja who’s inimitable approach to deep house has garnered many new fans since the start of her residency.

Due to potential harmful effects of ingesting Talc powder its use is not permitted inside the Sound Room at this event.

06.01.2022
Sound Room
7:30 PM
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PUBLIC RECORDS x OFFAIR x SOUNDS OF SAVING present Nick Hakim with special appearance by Meshell Ndegeocello

An evening to benefit the SoS Therapy Fund and youth programs. 100% of the net ticket proceeds, specialty cocktail proceeds and 10% of total restaurant sales will be directly donated to Sounds of Saving. To make a reservation for dinner preceding the show, go to https://resy.com/cities/ny/public-records?date=2022-06-01&seats=2.

Sounds of Saving is a 501(c)3 Music x Mental Health non-profit that creates unique content, experiences and events to provide awareness, education, resources and direct paths to treatment—especially for youth and marginalized communities. This fundraiser will assist the organization in two ways:

  1. The SoS Therapy Grant program, which provides vouchers for up to 12 therapy sessions for fans of participating artists.
  2. Programming for high school and college students that includes music, discussion and mental health education and resources.

Part of the OFFAIR series at Public Records, this show will be a phone free experience. Purchasers will be provided proof of 501(c)3 donation.

06.02.2022
Sound Room
10PM
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Archivio Records invites: Small Moves

Archivio Records owned by Pablo Romero + Lorenzo Slider was opened in March 2021 with the purpose to serve as a musical outlet for the community. Archivio Records consists of a pure curation within the electronic music realm — Not only are they a record shop, but also a cultural space for creatives. Born in Verona but American by adoption, Lorenzo began collecting records when he was 16. After years of living in New York, Lorenzo has been able to play in some of the world's most legendary clubs. Lorenzo owns Archivio Records in Brooklyn + holds a residency at Veniceberg in Italy.

For the second installment of the Archivio Residency at Public Records, Pablo & Lorenzo invite the owners of Small Moves [Ika & Usherenko] — a record store based in Tsbili, Georgia.


06.03.2022
Sound Room
10:00PM
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Safe All Night w/ C.K + Central + Manmade Deejay (DK)

SAFE Recordings and Public Records presents a night with Danish producers C.K + Central and Manmade Dj to the Sound Room for a night of the deepest of deep rhythms + grooves. Co-founder of Help Recordings with DJ Sports, Central released his entrancing debut album “Om Dans” in March of 2019. Joining him for the night is fellow Help Recordings artist and one half of the duo 2 Bit Crew, C.K, who has appeared on numerous releases with Central, DJ Sports along with Manmade Deejay , all also part of the Regelbau crew. Their collective has put Århus, popularly known as the “City of Smiles” on the map for house music and we expect no less as they debut at the tip of the canal in Gowanus .

06.04.2022
Sound Room
10PM
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Gig: a Motion Ward Takeover w/ JS & Mister Water Wet

The fourth installment of Gig is upon us and this one is going to be a full on cutie fest. We've brought you the baddies at 3xl and the dark lord of West Mineral but this time we welcome the dearest Motion Ward. ❤ ❤ A true takeover with besties JS and Mr Water Wet to take us on a true dental excursion. Label CEO, JS will be shutting the ambient button off and showing us a little bit more of their freakier side. The forecast looks slayful for this set. Mr Water Wet aka Tito Fuego aka Chess World bossman will be slaying the way he wanna slay. Truly letting the slay slay out. He literally could teach a masterclass in disk jocky. The Residents - Ben & Pontiac will be there to entertain in their usual fashion, mixing and sliving in their fave program Shelton. Come to Gig.

06.09.2022
Sound Room
9PM
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Machine Life: Gavilán Rayna Russom (Live) + quest?onmarq

The first installment of PR’s Machine Life series, a run of shows exploring the intersection of humans, machines and movement with both live electronic and dj sets, welcomes Gavilan Rayna Russom, an analogue synth wizadress whose work is deeply informed by her search for unity between humanity, technology, and art. Her partner? The chameleonic quest?onmarq, known for her mind-boggling skills on the decks, as she fearlessly leaps from techno to rap, metal and dembow.

06.10.2022
Sound Room
10PM
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Regularfantasy + Killer DJs (Dust-E-1 & Big Zen) + Will DiMaggio + CZ Wang

CZ Wang & Will DiMaggio welcome the Canada crew for a night of illegal bombs, tender house tracks, breaks, beats, and more. Regularfantasy takes the spotlight, alongside (the US debut of) Killer DJs, the collaborative effort of Montreal's Dust-E-1 and Big Zen.

06.11.2022
Sound Room
10PM
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Rick Wade + Nicole Misha + Francis Harris

For nearly three decades, Detroit’s Rick Wade has consistently turned out deeply channeled grooves, boasting a 3+ page discography and veritable gold mine for the house heads. Cutting his teeth at the same venue where Jeff Mills bloomed, Wade is 100% legend. His sets are tinged with funk and soul and promise to keep your body grooving all night long.  Joining Wade is Nicole Misha, the Detroit-born Brooklyn-based DJ, repping the next generation of the Motor City Sound. Opening the night is Public Records’ own, Francis Harris.

06.12.2022
Sound Room
3-6PM
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Carrier Records Album Release Party

Carrier Records Album Release Party: ASHLEY BATHGATE | JASCHA NARVESON | MATTHEW D. GANTT | LORNA DUNE | LAINIE FEFFERMAN | ANGÉLICA NEGRÓN"

06.12.2022
Sound Room
7PM
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Ron Like Hell b2b livwutang

A New York legend and legend-in-the-making are going b2b and toe-to-toe with a mixed bag of sounds from across space and time. Expect a spellbinding vortex of global rhythms and downtown grooves, dreamy dubs and slithery synths. A transcendent experience awaits you on the dance floor.

06.15.2022
Sound Room
7:30pm
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Emily Sprague: Florist

RVNG’s Emily Sprague brings her warm, elastic, modular soundscapes [+ lush folk songwriting] to PR for a three-show monthly residency.

06.17.2022
Sound Room
7:00pm
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Arthur Moon

Arthur Moon is the moniker of Lora-Faye Åshuvud, a multi-instrumentalist from New York. Åshuvud takes an intuitive and unusual approach to composition, melding pop, electronic, and experimental sensibilities to make music that is as unpredictable and playful as it is intricate and controlled. NPR's Bob Boilen says Arthur Moon "has the quirky freshness I first heard from New York artists such as Laurie Anderson and Talking Heads in the late 1970s and more recently with Dirty Projectors."

06.17.2022
Sound Room
11PM
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Ge-ology All Night Long

PR resident Ge-ology is back in the house, ready for another all-nighter, with his bag brimming with the rarest of party grooves. Shazam won’t have a clue, so put your phone away and dance.

06.19.2022
Sound Room
9PM
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Juneteenth @ Public Records w/ Kyruh + Shannon + Amal + Nativesun hosted by James Bangura

DC’s James Bangura, known for energetic sets that populate the spaces between jungle, house and techno, has brought together a banging line up for Juneteenth at Public Records. Repping the District heavy, he’s got fellow DCers Amal and Nativesun, seen often together as Black Rave Culture, stepping up to the decks. Expect two amped sets skittering across a sonic playground of hyper ballistic dnb, jacking house, and brooding techno. To rep NYC, Bangura called on Kyruh, known for demonic sets of bone rattling, face melting techno and Shannon, who will keep you sweating with a dizzying blend of UKG, 4x4 garage and Jersey Club.

06.23.2022
Sound Room
8:00PM
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Razor-N-Tape Presents: A Joyful Noise

JKriv 'Something Else EP' release party Feat. special guests TBA

Razor-N-Tape presents A Joyful Noise, a new project integrating live performance into a club atmosphere. A collective of musicians led by JKriv craft a deep, groove-oriented live sound, seamlessly transitioning between DJ sets by Razor-N-Tape residents and guests. Fusing the spirit of collective jazz interplay with the ever-forward driving motion of a club night, the DJs and live performances will inform each other sonically and aesthetically, and play off each other.

06.29.2022
Sound Room
7:30pm
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Ana Roxanne + Chantal Michelle

Ana Roxanne's “Because of a Flower” has,in many ways, become an album that speaks to the voice of a generation, an intimate meditation on gender and identity that often feels like an out of body experience, as dreamy melodies float effortlessly along as if they were plucked from a cosmic tree. Public Records is proud to present Ana Roxanne’s debut in the Sound Room along with an opening performance by Quiet Time’s Chantal Michelle, who’s recently released LP, Night Blindness, lucid dream states feel the perfect accompaniment for an evening of self discovery through music.

06.30.2022
Sound Room
9PM
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Spiritual Mental Physical: 4AM NYC + Toribio + Christian Tokyo

SPIRITUAL MENTAL PHYSICAL returns after a moment of zen as the world descended into what can only be described as capitalist chaos 3.0. Life post-pandemic -let alone Nightlife- was & is a beast of a very different kind, but despite it all we threw a bunch of wonderful parties between June & December 2021 and had a ball. After that downhill rush we decided we'd rather assess play from the bench for a few rounds, rather than lose sight of our main aims with this thing- potentially compromising ourselves and the function into irrelevance.

07.10.2022
Sound Room
1:00pm
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DURATIONS
w/ Kara-Lis CoverdaleCeler and C. Lavender

“[Duration is] the form which the succession of our conscious states assumes when our ego lets itself live, when it refrains from separating its present state from its former state.” - Henri Bergson

Public Records presents a new quarterly Sunday series, Durations, an all-day multi-instrumentalist exploration of sound as an intentional act of connection — an act not limited to the boundaries of body and mind.

Performances in The Sound Room include composer Kara-Lis Coverdale, whose dynamic live performances are visceral experiences, playing with memory while traversing the digital + physical in unexpected ways.

She's joined by immersive drone artist Celer + sound artist / sound healing practicioner C. Lavender.

Supporting the series is our friends at Illegal Mezcal who have always championed independent artists of all fields and who supported our programming on PRTV during the pandemic.

Set an intention for the day and surrender to the multiplicity that is life with durations at 233.

07.14.2022
Sound Room
7:00pm
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Sofia Kourtesis

Peruvian-born, Berlin-based producer and DJ Sofia Kourtesis will release her third EP “Fresia Magdalena” on Ninja Tune’s Technicolour imprint in 2021.

Previous EPs “Sofia Kourtesis” (2019) and “Sarita Colonia” (2020) were released via the excellent Stockholm based label Studio Barnhus run by Kornél Kovács, Petter Nordkvist and Axel Boman.

The “Sofia Kourtesis” EP received an 8.0 review on Pitchfork: “The kind of house music that skirts convention and renounces rote functionality without ever forgetting that its purpose is to make people move.”Editorial support for “Sarita Colonia” EP also came from Pitchfork (“fluffy, cheerfully warped house with spoken snippets about Hollywood and lingerie, as well as soulful, winking vocals”), and Resident Advisor (“Sofia Kourtesis has an ear for offbeat samples, fuzzy-headed filter house and a certain tongue-in-cheek humour”); DJMag, Clash, NME, London In Stereo and more.

07.14.2022
Sound Room
7PM
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Sofia Kourtesis

Sofia Kourtesis live in The Sound Room.

07.15.2022
Sound Room
7PM
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Raina Sokolov-Gonzalez with Julian Soto

Raina Sokolov-Gonzalez is a singer/composer based in Brooklyn, New York. Born into a family of musicians, music was Raina’s first language and it runs deep within her veins. Rooted in Jazz and R&B, the songwriter invites us into her unique sonic world with harmonic nuance and lyrical poetry.

07.16.2022
Sound Room
7PM
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Anteloper + HXH

Presented with International Anthem and Qobuz. Anteloper is a duo of psychedelic sonic compatriots starring a pair of raggedy celestial sound warriors: trumpeter jaimie branch and drummer Jason Nazary. These longtime friends and collaborators met as young explorers and consider this electrified duo a continuous experiment into the unknown sonic abyss.

07.20.2022
Sound Room
7:00pm
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Hannah Georgas + Zelma Stone

Hannah Georgas began creating the album ALL THAT EMOTION about a year after the release of her celebrated 2016 album FOR EVELYN—starting with an intensive process of writing and demoing songs in her Toronto apartment, and finishing with a month long retreat in Los Angeles. She began the record making process in the middle of 2018 when she traveled to Long Pond, the upstate New York studio & home of producer Aaron Dessner of The National.

On the album, you’ll hear about bad habits and prayerful families—right and wrong love—mistakes and moving on—casual cruelty and most of all change. Plotting the boundaries of where to place this music it’s emotionally fraught but warm & fuzzy. “An indie-minded avant-pop artist” was the Boston Globe’s formulation for her charms. Think of Fleetwood Mac meets The National; Kate Bush-sized passion with the earthiness of Cat Power or Aimee Mann. The album grows inside you and sticks to your insides. The songs are big tent anthems, rough at the edges but relatable.

All That Emotion” was released September 4, 2020 on Arts & Crafts/Brassland and was recently nominated for Adult Alternative Album of the Year at the 2022 Juno Awards.

Zelma Stone is the San Francisco-based music project of Bay Area native Chloe Zelma Studebaker. ‘The Best’ EP was released Aug 20, 2021.

07.28.2022
Sound Room
7:00PM
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Laura Veirs

American singer-songwriter based in Portland, Oregon.Laura Veirs was born in 1973 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Attending college in Minnesota, she studied geology and Mandarin Chinese. At that time, she joined an all-girl punk band called "Rair Kx!" before moving towards older country and folk.She put out her own self-titled album Laura Veirs, recorded live and featuring just her and guitar, in 1999. She has since made several records with producer (and husband) Tucker Martine.

08.04.2022
Sound Room
9PM
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Machine Life: Jake Muir [live] + Davis Galvin

The second installment of PR’s Machine Life series, a run of shows exploring the intersection of humans, machines and movement with both live electronic and dj sets, welcomes Berlin-based sound artist and field recordist Jake Muir. Centering his work around "found sound" collected from the world around him, whether it's vinyl loops, radio snippets or environmental recordings, Muir creates lush textures that feel both organic and mechanical. Joining Muir is Pittsburgh native and Hot Mass mainstay, Davis Galvin on the decks. Known for sounds that reflect the immediate world around him, Galvin’s sets are dynamic and rhythmic collages of beats, breaks and dub.

08.11.2022
Sound Room
10:30pm
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PopGun Presents: Nicola Cruz [DJ Set] w/ Cosmic JD
09.08.2022
Sound Room
9PM
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Machine Life: Portable (Live) + Savile

The third installment of PR’s Machine Life series, a run of shows exploring the intersection of humans, machines and movement with both live electronic and dj sets, welcomes Cape Town-born Berlin-based artist Alan Abrahams aka Portable. Drawing inspiration from the indigenous African sounds of his youth, Chicago house records, and the myriad of styles heard during his time in London, Lisbon and now Berlin, Abrahams music crosses genres and times. The past, present and future coalesce in an atmospheric swirl of undulating rhythms and warm electronic tones. On the decks is savile - a PR resident - who has been an integral player in the American dance music underground for over a decade. With a distinctly midwestern flare, savile’s music is a body in flux, resisting commodification while grooving to the inimitable beat of change.

09.22.2022
Sound Room
9PM
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Machine Life: Bézier (Live) + Mike Swells

The fourth installment of PR’s Machine Life series, a run of shows exploring the intersection of humans, machines and movement with both live electronic and dj sets, welcomes producer and DJ Bézier. Looking to IDM, Italo Disco, EBM and techno for inspiration, the Sf and Berlin-based artist’s productions walk the line between soft and hard, emotive and gritty. Favoring analogue synth, Bezier creates deeply textured tracks that deliver cinematic, retro-futuristic soundscapes.Brooklyn’s Mike Swells, an artist who refuses to be bound by genre, tempo or time, will take over the decks for a versatile set. Sometimes warm and organic, other times furious or alien, it’s all part of his musical mosaic meant to inspire introspection and elicit emotion.

09.25.2022
Sound Room
1:00pm
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DURATIONS: Quiet Time
w/ D.K.NueenGi GI and Ben Bondy

“[Duration is] the form which the succession of our conscious states assumes when our ego lets itself live, when it refrains from separating its present state from its former state.” - Henri Bergson

Public Records presents a new quarterly Sunday series, Durations, an all-day multi-instrumentalist exploration of sound as an intentional act of connection — an act not limited to the boundaries of body and mind.

Performances in The Sound Room are brought to you in part by NY-based label Quiet Time. Vietnamese artist D.K., who makes ambient-tinged house inspired by Balearic sounds, ancient Vietnamese rituals, and much more

D.K. is joined by Barcelona-based ambient artist Nueen, Quiet Time's textural, sample-based ambient artist Gi Gi, along with PR resident Ben Bondy.

Supporting the series is our friends at Illegal Mezcal who have always championed independent artists of all fields and who supported our programming on PRTV during the pandemic.

Set an intention for the day and surrender to the multiplicity that is life with durations at 233.

10.20.2022
Sound Room
9PM
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Machine Life: Rakans (Live) + Katie Rex

The fifth and final installment of PR’s Machine Life series, a run of shows exploring the intersection of humans, machines and movement with both live electronic and dj sets, welcomes the visionary, Beirut-born artist Rakans for his US debut. Distinct and daring in his approach to making music, he folds tender elements of electronic eclecticism into hard-hitting techno for a sound that brings to mind the taut sensation of bodily pleasures. Helming the decks is local DJ and BOUND headmistress, Katie Rex. Advocating for the catharsis of dancefloor hedonism, her sets fuse industrial sonic landscapes with ceiling busting rave anthems and the harsher sides of techno.

11.06.2022
Sound Room
1:00pm
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DURATIONS
w/ Valentino MoraRamzi and Special Guest

“[Duration is] the form which the succession of our conscious states assumes when our ego lets itself live, when it refrains from separating its present state from its former state.” - Henri Bergson

Public Records presents a new quarterly Sunday series, Durations, an all-day multi-instrumentalist exploration of sound as an intentional act of connection — an act not limited to the boundaries of body and mind.

Performances in The Sound Room feature spiritual, ambient techno from Berlin's Valentino Mora, morphing soundscapes and club music from RAMZi, + a set from a very special guest.

Supporting the series is our friends at Illegal Mezcal who have always championed independent artists of all fields and who supported our programming on PRTV during the pandemic.

Set an intention for the day and surrender to the multiplicity that is life with durations at 233.