Event Recap: Matthew Dear, Sepalcure, Le1f, MikeQ & JDH and Dave P @ MoMA PS1 Warmup
More comfortable summer weather apparently inspired people to flock to MoMA PS1 Warmup in Long Island City, with the weekly daytime bash packed to near capacity for most of the day on Saturday.
An opening set from Fixed's JDH and Dave P led the way to a bass-heavy journey from MikeQ, who bills himself as the "Prince of Modern Ballroom" and is regarded as one of the pied pipers of the city's rejuvenated voguing scene. NYC rapper/producer Le1f (pictured above, left), who was joined by C¥bergiga, Don Jones and Boody, delivered a sassy performance, feeding off the crowd's energy during a rousing set.
Post-dubstep duo Sepalcure — Travis Stewart (a.k.a. Machinedrum) and Praveen Sharma — worked their magic on a pair of laptops, even taking the crowd by surprise by mixing house classic "Gypsy Woman" in their set. Headliner Matthew Dear kept the party going, unveiling a house-tastic barrage of tracks that were seamlessly mixed, showing a different side to his sexed-up, Bowie-ish tracks heard on his amazing last album, 2010's Black City.
Next week's Warmup features two-step master MJ Cole. See you there!
Images by Darren Ressler