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New York's Met Museum launches summer electronic music rooftop nights

Expect performances from the likes of Liondub, Kristine Barilli, the Uklon collective and Vivian Wang

  • Words: Aneesa Ahmed | Image: Alex Proimos
  • 8 July 2022
New York's Met Museum launches summer electronic music rooftop nights

The Metropolitan Museum in NYC has announced its ‘Sun Sets’ series of electronic music evenings, taking place every Friday and Saturday evening from July 1 to September 3.

The electronic music evening will showcase some of the best DJs and acts on the scene in New York, and will welcome the likes of Liondub, Kristine Barilli, the Uklon collective, Vivian Wang and tens more.

Taking place at The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden at The Metropolitan Museum of Art - the sets and performances will take place from 5.30:PM to 8.30:PM every Friday and Saturday, weather permitting.

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The summer event series will feature acts that value “freedom, inclusivity, and the creativity of electronic music culture.”

Tomorrow (July 9), expect to see NYC native and label owner Liondub, who fuses dub, reggae, dancehall and hip hop into his music, and channels transnational energy in his sets.

Meanwhile, on July 29, expect Vivian Wang - who blends the spirit of Detroit into house and techno records.

On September 3, expect to see Analog Soul, a Brooklyn-based duo of twin sisters who combine house, techno and more.

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The series is taking place during the “Date Night at The Met” period, where the museum is open until 9:PM on Fridays and Saturdays, offering attendees a chance to view works, drink, and enjoy music in the evenings.

Max Hollein of The Met said: “Our Sun Sets series is a celebration of New York City’s dynamic and legendary music scene.

“We’re thrilled to welcome this phenomenal group of electronic artists to the Cantor Roof Garden this summer and for all to enjoy the energy and music while taking in the stunning views of Central Park and the city skyline.”

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Access to these events will be free with museum admission passes, however, places will be given to guests on a first-come-first-served basis.

For the full weekend-by-weekend breakdown of who is playing when, check out The Met Museum’s website here.

Aneesa Ahmed is Mixmag's Digital Intern, follow her on Twitter

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