with DJ Rekha, DJ Eddie Stats & DJ Petra
Thu August 15th, 2013
Minimum Age: 21+
Doors Open: 7:00PM
Show Time: 7:00PM
Event Ticket: $15
free for members
End of the British Raj Edition
DJ Rekha | Eddie Stats | DJ Petra
Visuals By Fictive
Basement Bhangra Dance Lesson 10 pm
with NYC Bhangra
BB Happy Hour Trivia 8pm
Test Your Knowledge of All Things Brown and Beyond
Bottle Service – Group Reservations
$5 at the door before 8pm
$10 at the door after 8pm
$15 After 10pm
DOORS OPEN IN THE GALLERY @ 7pm // DOORS OPEN IN THE MAIN ROOM @ 10PM
This is a general admission, standing event.
Basement Bhangra – Birthday Bash!
Basement Bhangra The first Thursday of every month, entrancing partygoers experience DJ Rekha’s trademark blend of South Asian bhangra music merged with hip-hop, dancehall, and electronic sounds that create an unforgettable New York City dance experience. Starting with a 2-hour happy hour in the Gallery Bar featuring eclectic programming, the night then accelerates to the main space with the aid of a live drummer. The signature Basement Bhangra dance lesson guides the uninitiated and the diehards into a high-energy night that has made Basement Bhangra a16-year plus club land institution.
DJ Rekha is a British born, New York City based DJ, curator, record label owner, educator and activist. Called the “Ambassador of Bhangra” by the New York Times and named one of the most influential South Asians by Newsweek, Rekha is among the first DJs to merge classic Bhangra and Bollywood sounds into the language of contemporary electronic dance music. Since establishing herself on the club scene with her inaugural event, Basement Bhangra nightclub in 1997, Rekha has produced some of the longest running and most successful parties in New York including Bollywood Disco, and Mutiny. Her weekly podcast, Bhangra and Beyond can be heard on www.breakthruradio.com
DJ Eddie Stats
DJ Petra is a DJ, dancer, writer and organizer. She started throwing parties at her apartment in Washington Heights four years ago, and since then Petra has played all over NYC, including Bembe, South Paw, The Cove, Public Assembly, The Bowery Electric, The Delancey, Katra and others. She has studied with DJ Rekha and DJ Chela, and continues to study dancefloors everywhere. Petra is currently a contributing writer for Okayplayer.com, and hosts the weekly radio mix show “Hip Hop & Her Family” on WNYU with Genesis Be. Find out more at Hip Hop and Her Family.