The FRUKT New York team took a trip to MomaPS1 in Brooklyn at the weekend where the museum hosts a series of Summer ‘Warm Up’ gigs in their courtyard. Now celebrating its 15th year, the museum’s highly anticipated outdoor series is set to continue its tradition of introducing audiences to the best in experimental live music, sound, performance and DJs.
The outdoor centerpiece was an impressive structure / sculpture called Wendy, which not only looks amazing, but it is also responsible for cleaning the air, creating a breeze throughout the entire courtyard and cooling down the audience with a variety of water jets / mist systems. Further to this, it’s possible to get inside via a grand staircase, where you’ll also find a DJ booth.
Saturday July 14th saw performances from D3, Ron Morelli, Jeremie Delon, Steve Summers and Professor Genius, all of whom delivered solid sets across the serious sound system to the large crowds enjoying the warm weather and beats. There were genuine vibes of a 90′s Space Ibiza Terrace in the air, if not a little more civilized and a little less ‘Class A’ induced enthusiasm in the NYC crowd.
There must have been a couple of thousand people there at least, and the museum is open and buzzing in the main building, with people scattered throughout enjoying the art, music, food and booze. Overall it’s a really brave and impressive set up from the Moma team, hats off to them. Civilized daytime dancing, I will be going back.
Roll on Jamie XX on August 4th.