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RVDIOVCTIVE + Louie & Chan is a Match Made in Paradise

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Alex Blake

Another wave of talent is crashing into the Lower East Side of Manhattan this Thursday, November 17. Lurking beneath the eponymous upscale Italian restaurant above, Louie & Chan has created a lounge worthy of the New York underground. Replete with disco balls, private booths, multiple bars and a dance floor, one descends from the Chinatown sidewalk into a land removed from the fast-paced stresses of city life into a dance party of nuanced taste and style. RVDIOVCTIVE, the Brooklyn-based artist collective regularly nudging the undercurrent of emerging artists and groundbreaking tracks into the public eye through its meticulously curated parties, is bringing a diverse and talented line up to head up it's new party series, Paradise Found. The party itself could be understood best as a look back to move forward. Bored with some of the current trends in contemporary electronic music, this party series is inspired by the forward-thinking, open-minded and judgement-free atmosphere of the disco scene of the 70's & 80's. For those looking for a focus on music over social media, marketing, and fomenting FOMO as so many other events aim to do, Paradise Found checks egos at the door and allows the music to reign supreme. Without a doubt, this is primarily a music lover's party. 14976816_1783386225264309_8916111701910877170_o Topping the lineup is the Brooklyn bounce king, Codes, who brings a unique infusion of house blended with aspects of disco, hip-hop and even Drum & Bass. Known for his collaborations with legendary DJ's such as Craze and A-Trak (who could arguably be considered the best technical DJ's around), Codes is developing a style of his own that has long since attracted the attention of the likes of Slow Roast Records and Psycho Disco. A chance to see talent that regularly plays massive festivals such as HARD Fest and Camp Bisco in such an intimate setting is the perfect opportunity to experience what Paradise Found, and more broadly, RVDIOVCTIVE, is all about; tasteful tunes and carefully selected artists in a phenomenal atmosphere. Joining Codes for the evening is Ant Larock, a dance music veteran just back from Ibiza aiming to take the island vibes to NYC. Consistently working with the renowned Todd Terry and InHouse Records, Ant has been making waves in the scene for years with his refined and innovative, genre-bending tunes. And rounding out the lineup is newcomer Max Sprauer, making his RVDIOVCTIVE debut, no small feat considering the selective nature of the collective.


RVDIOVCTIVE residents Devon James and Will OB will also be on the decks, both known for regularly making the rounds in some of the New York's most notorious dance establishments, including Output, Cielo, Verboten (RIP), and TBA Brooklyn. As someone who prefers a party with a sense of purpose and expression, RVDIOVCTIVE consistently develops parties with these goals in mind. Whether it's a pool party in Miami (which has a legendary lineup every single year, I might add) or an underground party in NYC, RVDIOVCTIVE takes what is unknown, or underappreciated, or overlooked, in a world of constant stimulus and gives listeners and party goer's an opportunity to hear music only a fine tuned and discerning ear could find. This Thursday, join RVDIOVCTIVE as they yet again take the city on another musical journey with another unforgettable party as they transform Louie + Chan into Paradise Found.

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