The Notorious B.I.G's iconic plastic crown was sold for almost $600,000 at a hip-hop memorabilia auction in New York yesterday (September 15th).
The crown (pictured above), which was worn and signed by Biggie in a 1997 photoshoot just three days before he was shot and killed in Los Angeles, was one of a number of items to be sold in the auction at Sotheby's in New York.
A new 4000 capacity venue called Amuse is opening in Brooklyn's Coney Island next month.
DEG Presents, the company behind Williamsburg nightclub Schimanski, are constructing a scalable 20,000-square foot cube-shaped tent within the Coney Island Art Walls centre, with the intention of putting on live music events, club nights, and private events. The venue will run between Memorial Day and Labor Day, with all the expected food and drink stalls on-site.
House of Yes is anything but your typical nightclub. Located in Brooklyn’s eclectic Bushwick neighborhood, this rhinestone studded fun-house has become a haven for all things artistic. While dance parties are among the venue’s most popular offerings, House of Yes is also home to immersive cinema, performance art, circus, theatrical and community group events. Its unique layout makes it especially versatile and ideal for their ever-popular schedule of “costume required” theme nights which range from glitter balls to ‘70s style disco takeovers.
In what has become one of the funkiest modern rites of spring, Red Bull Music Academy bellows and stampedes its way through New York May 01-30, kicking up a polyphonic dust of electronic beats and knowledge. And yeah, there’s a pretty cool party or two, here and there.
New York City's Adam X is one of the original US electronic dance architects, with a fine line in brutal, astringent blasts of industrial techno. Rather than “go EDM”, he's kept true to his principles and remained resolutely underground. With a new album in the bag, we decided it was a good time to contact the Berlin-dwelling X to get the lowdown on where he's at...