In celebration of their comprehensive re-engineering of Dieter Rams’s 620Chair Program, the Vitsoe shop in New York will be launching the ’620 Reading Room’ with a party tonight. This will continue through Monday, with books curated by neighbor Dashwood Books, and free Intelligentsia coffee pour-overs by Gasoline Alley Coffee.
If you are in New York for ICFF this week, this will offer quite a contrast to the usual ICFF grind and noise.
Red Bull Studios are a series of unique recording spaces that allow talented artists around the globe to be truly creative by providing free access to a network of state-of-the-art recording and production facilities. We were invited to create both the new official website that would act as a portal to the local studio sites and develop a distinctive new visual identity supported by clear guidelines for all design work keeping quality and clarity easily attainable.
We found inspiration from the ethos of the studios as a place to promote storytelling and excellence in music and used this to drive the creation of a tailored, content rich site featuring quality photography and adaptive design to develop a highly responsive and detailed experience on any device. We also made use of web technologies such as CSS3 animations and SVG rendering for icons and used Drupal for the CMS.Both the visual identity and the website were designed to reflect the originality of the Red Bull Studios concept and as such, highlight the exclusive character of each city and each individual studio.
This coming weekend in New York, the parking lot of Citi Field (baseball stadium where the New York Mets play) will be transformed into the Electric Daisy Carnival festival ground, featuring five stages, and a whole lotta DJs.
We choose five big acts we recommend you check out.
(Friday, 7-9 at Neon Garden)
The Sci+Tec head continues to push boundaries, both technologically and musically. Sandwiched between deep house maestro Seth Troxler and Richie Hawtin, Dubfire will play the first true night time set on the Enter stage. Expect some dark yet tasteful techno vibes.
The Bloody Beetroots Live
(Saturday, 10-11 at Circuit Grounds)
Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo has become one of dance music’s most impressive entertainers. Having been the center of every Beetroots-based project, like Death Crew 77, Bob is now bringing a different show to the masses. The Bloody Beetroots Live show will encompass a live synth player and drummer in which he will play tracks like the beautiful ‘Chronicles of Fallen Love’ featuring grammy-nominated singer Greta Svabo Bech.
12th Planet (pictured)
(Friday, 5-6 at Bass Pod)
Once a drum n bass kingpin, 12th Planet has established himself as one of the best dubstep artists in the US. A festival mainstay at some of the biggest and best, 12th Planet will be playing a late afternoon set at the Basspod area sponsored by Bassrush, who throw the greatest dubstep events in the US. Expect to hear some amazing hip-hop oriented Smog material.
(Saturday, 6-8 at Neon Garden)
Having recently announced his stunning residency at Ushuaïa this season in Ibiza, the Desolat king returns to EDC New York for the second year in a row. One of the most impressive underground DJs, Dice has unmatched stage presence and unbeatable finesse. He can play a tINI track into a TNGHT track, and make it seem completely natural. Oh, and stick around the Neon Garden to see him play B2B with none other than Carl Cox.
(Friday, 8:30-10 at Kinetic Field)
One of the most versatile artists in dance music, having found massive success with his Cirez D and Pryda monikers, Eric Prydz is a must-see festival DJ. He possesses the unique ability to integrate tracks from all three styles into his sets, and to absolutely amazing affect. He is coming off amazing appearances at both Ultra Music Festival and Coachella, so his festival chops will certainly be up to par.