AMNH Features DJ RJD2 and More at ONE STEP BEYOND, 6/15
The American Museum of Natural History's One Step Beyond party series concludes its fifth season with DJ sets by RJD2, Cosmo Baker, and IMPORT/EXPORT in the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Hall of the Universe on Friday, June 15, 9 p.m. - 1 a.m.
During this ongoing party series, guests can dance in the Museum's Rose Center for Earth and Space to the sounds of the biggest names in techno, electronica, hip-hop, and indie rock. Guests can also enjoy the Hayden Big Bang Theater, located in the lower part of the Hayden Sphere, which features a dynamic multi-media presentation, narrated by acclaimed actor Liam Neeson, that takes visitors on a thrilling four-minute trip from Earth to The Edge of the visible universe. Each ticket also includes one pass to the Museum for future use. Visuals for One Step Beyond are produced by Glowing Pictures.
RJD2, headliner (DJ set)
RJD2 began his career in 1993 in Columbus, Ohio, DJing with a pair of turntables bought from a friend. RJD2 has released the self-proclaimed "mix CD" Your Face or Your Kneecaps and albums including Deadringer, Unlimited, 8 Million Stories, and Since We Last Spoke, which was lauded as one of the year's Top 40 Albums by Spin magazine. In 2009 he scored "A Beautiful Mine," the popular theme to the hit AMC television series Mad Men. Since then, RJD2 has started his own label, releasing albums including The Colossus, a reissued Your Face or Your Knee Caps, The Horror, and Since we Last Spoke, as well as a vinyl LP deluxe box set entitled 2002-2010.
Cosmo Baker, main support (DJ set)
Cosmic Baker began his career at the age of 16 playing nightclubs in Philadelphia. After moving to Brooklyn in the early 2000's, Cosmo Baker helped establish the internationally known DJ/remix collective The Rub, a classics and hip hop party. As a member of The Rub, he has performed at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, and the Winter Music Conference. RJD2 has DJ'd with Scott Melker, under the moniker "THE CMB," releasing Live at the Spotlite, a CD focused on New Jack Swing music.
Brooklyn-based IMPORT/EXPORT, aka Handshake, has developed wearable sound systems and homemade instruments over the last decade. As IMPORT/EXPORT, he has been hosting moustache parties and the comedy music podcast "The Flopcast" and has DJ'd alongside Michna, Sammy Bananas, Theophilus London, and Willy Joy.
Shantell Martin, (VeeJay)
Internationally acclaimed visual artist Shantell Martin's light projections have been featured in New York's Museum of Modern Art, the megaclubs of Japan and Russia, and on enormous screens at Shibuya and Harajuku crossing in Tokyo. Martin has been cast as herself on the television show "Gossip Girl," appeared on CNN and NBC morning shows, was featured as New York's "coolest 'it' girl" in French Glamour, and deemed a muse of super-hip design blog PSFK. She is now working on an exhibition with acclaimed photographer Ben Watts, which will be displayed at the famous MILK Gallery in New York City later this year.
American Museum of Natural History. Guests should enter through the Weston Pavilion entrance on Columbus Avenue at 79th Street.
Admission to One Step Beyond is $25. Guests must be 21 and present valid ID. A beer and wine cash bar is available. Tickets are available on the Museum's website at amnh.org/osb or by calling 212-769-5200, Monday–Friday, 9 am–5 pm.