New York’s newest techno club, Basement, will open in May

A new venue called Basement is opening in New York City that will focus on showcasing “top and up-and-coming techno talents from all over the world.”

The new venue will feature a state-of-the-art, Funktion-One surround-sound system and a custom 360-degree lighting rig throughout the space. All events will be 21+ and attendees will be required to adhere to a set of house rules, including no photo or video as well as a safer space policy.

Based underneath the main hall of Knockdown Center in Queens, Basement is set to open on 10th May with a headline performance from Rebekah, while the following night will see DVS1 take over.

Other artists to play Basement include Adrestia, Aurora Halal, Etapp Kyle, Fiedel, FJAAK, Function, Headless Horseman, Justin Cudmore, Katie Rex, Newa, Silent Servant, Somewhen, Tin Man, Tommy Four Seven, Vatican Shadow, Volvox, plus the NYC debuts of 999999999, Fabrizio Lapiana, Shdw & Obscure Shape and Shlømo.

Basement will also feature showcases and festivals, including STAUB, Unsound Festival and will be the new home to the local Wrecked party series.


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Director and DJ, Ian French (Naif) is passionate about every genre of music from Breakbeat, to Drum & Bass, to Techno and Progressive House. If he was to describe his preferred style of music he would probably describe it simply as electronic music. Besides his love for music and DJing his other passions are fine cuisine, wine, and travel.

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