A$AP Rocky, FKA twigs Featured in Red Bull Music Academy Festival New York
The Red Bull Academy will stop by New York City for a month-long spate of events. The two bigger highlights are FKA twigs' performances on May 17 and 18 at the Brooklyn Hangar and A$AP Rocky's talk with Chairman Mao for the latest Red Bull Academy Lecture. "A Conversation With A$AP Rocky" will take place on May 7 at a venue that will be announced shortly before the event.
FKA twigs released one of 2014's best albums, LP1, and has since kept busy by touring and creating new material. She's been working with producer Boots on a new project slated for a 2015 release.
The upcoming dialogue puts A$AP Rocky in esteemed company. "A Conversation With..." has featured the likes of Questlove and Q-Tip, and even has featured some notoriously press-averse figures. Last year, D'Angelo sat with author Nelson George for a conversation before his Black Messiah album dropped. George Clinton, the famed frontman of Parliament-Funkadelic, will also be featured in a lecture; his will take place May 12 at the Brooklyn Museum.
This Red Bull series produces insightful conversations and it's very possible A$AP Rocky's talk will be no different. Also a fashion trendsetter, the A$AP Mob leader is known for mixing regional hallmarks for his trademark sound.
This year is looking like it's going to be a busy year for Rocky. He dropped a few singles in late 2014, and is expected to drop an album before 2015 comes to a close. The project is another anticipated release in a year packed with many stellar albums.
Red Bull Music Academy Festival New York Lineup
May 1: Electronic Africa with Nozinja, Islam Chipsy and EEK, Titica, DJ Spoko, Chief Boima, Dubbel Dutch @ Villain
May 2: GHE20G0TH1K with Sissy Nobby, Venus X, Total Freedom, MikeQ, Ma Nguzu, Divoli S’vere @ Brooklyn Bazaar
May 3: 100 Disciplines: A Composition for 20 Performers by Kid Millions, Niños Du Brasil @ Beaux-Arts Court at Brooklyn Museum
May 6: A Conversation with La Monte Young @ Red Bull Studios New York
May 7: A Conversation with A$AP Rocky (Location TBA)
May 8: PC Music & SOPHIE: Pop Cube @ BRIC House
May 9: Que Bajo?!: Barrioteca Tropical with DJ Playero, DJ Laz, Erick Rincon, Happy Colors, Pablitomix, Notch, Uproot Andy, Geko Jones, and more @ Verboten
May 10: Yardcore: Brooklyn Bashment with King Jammy, Assassin, Spice, Lisa Hype, Tifa, Kranium, Ricky Blaze, Mixpak Sound, Federation Sound
May 12: A Conversation with George Clinton @ Brooklyn Museum
May 13: Nothing Changes: Raw Sound Transgression with Merzbow, Genesis P-Orridge & Aaron Dilloway (Wolf Eyes), Prurient, Pharmakon, Ron Morelli, Marshstepper, Uniform, and more @ Output
May 14: Studio Talk: Beatmaker Roundtable presented with Native Instruments @ Red Bull Studios New York
May 15: Tri Angle Records Fifth Anniversary with The Haxan Cloak, Evian Christ, Holy Other, Vessel, Forest Swords, Bothhodyd, mssingo, Lotic, Rabit, Hanz and special guests @ 23 Wall Street
May 16: Brooklyn Flea Record Fair with Eamon Harkin (Mister Saturday Night), Justin Miller (Have A Killer Time), Jefre Cantu-Ledesma (Mexican Summer), Matt Werth (RVNG), and more @ Smorgasburg
May 16: Storm Rave with Frankie Bones, Adam X, Heather Heart, Lenny Dee, Rob Gee
May 17 through May 18: FKA Twigs @ Brooklyn Hangar
May 27: Studio Talk: Revolutions On Air, New York City Radio 1980-1984 @ Red Bull Studios New York
May 29 through May 30: Master Mix: Red Hot + Arthur Russell with Dev Hynes, Cults, Phosphorescent, Thao Nguyen, Richard Reed Parry, Sam Amidon, Rubblebucket, and more @ Brooklyn Academy of Music
May 30: Sleeping Bag Records: Go Bang with Kurtis Mantronik, Nicky Siano, Morgan Geist, and more @ Good Room
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