2 Parties -☼- 1 Location -☼- 5 Rooms -☼- 12 Hours of Music
---June 1st 6:00pm - 1:45am and June 2nd 2:00am-6:00am---
Todd Terry | John B | J Paul Getto | Odi | Dali | +MANY more!!
We’re at it again! Join us as we celebrate the transition between seasons with another massive line up to help you kick off summer right. This time we’ll be down in New Haven, CT with not just one, but two events! By making our way south we’re able to offer an additional afterhours event, which we’ve named Sunkissed: Afterburn, so now you can dance until the sun comes up! Wondering how it’s going to work? Take a peek below for a basic run down.
☼ Sunkissed will run much like our previous events, Winter WonderSLAM and Bloom, where from 6:00pm to 1:45am, you’ll have a hard time just picking which sets you want to hear. The only difference is that instead of just 4 rooms, we’ve added a fifth! We are lucky to have the opportunity to host this event in a newly renovated space with a reconfigured second floor.
☼ When the event ends at 1:45am, everyone will exit the property (just like at any other venue)…but just until 2:00am when doors open back up for those who have purchased tickets to Sunkissed: Afterburn.
☼ Please keep in mind that there are a very limited number of tickets available for Sunkissed: Afterburn. Price and other information can be found under TICKETS.
☼ Find more information about Sunkissed and Sunkissed: Afterburn under DETAILS and on our FAQ’s page at http://www.livefreeanddance.net/sunkissed-faqs.html
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☼ Todd Terry (X-Mix Productions/NYC)
Grammy Award nominated DJ/Producer Todd Terry has been engulfed in dance music since he first started listening to European dance music records while growing up in Brooklyn. Already devoted to turntables, he heard something different in those tracks, and he “went for the difference. I never got a break in New York, but England happened right away, so I catered to them.” In any event, the Todd Terry sound was born.
By 1988, Todd Terry hit big in England and Europe, and his notoriety was making its way back to the U.S. In addition to DJ appearances, Todd was cutting his classic underground tracks … Todd’s mixes bridge the ground between club cool and commercial accessibility. In 1995, his remix for Everything But The Girl’s Missing became a worldwide smash, … He then rode the charts with mixes for Garbage (Stupid Girl), The Cardigans (Love Fool), Everything But The Girl (Wrong), 10,000 Maniacs (More Than This), Jamiroquai (Alright), The Cardigans (Been It), and The Lightning Seeds (You Showed Me),.among others. He also produced a Robin S track (Givin’ You All That I’ve Got) for the multi-platinum Space Jam soundtrack.
‘Strictly Todd Terry’ compilation mixed by Todd Terry was released in 2007 on Strictly Rhythm. Todd’s mix follows installments by Masters at Work and Tiefschwarz in this newly launched series.
Todd is one of the world’s most celebrated figures in dance music. With almost two decades of dance floor domination under Todd’s belt the quality of his productions goes from strength to strength. Welcome to the church of house music presided over by Todd the God. Are you a believer?
Todd Terry Presents Studio Sessions Volume 1 out now on InHouse Records
☼ John B (Beta Recordings-UK)
British super producer John B has known for ages what Lady Gaga is only just discovering: the importance of pushing boundaries with a well-manicured hand.
With his fondness for eye liner, nail varnish and retro kitsch, John B has become one of the most eclectic and unique individuals in electronic music. His playful stretching of the genre's elastic over the past ten years has meant he's been able to work with figureheads from all corners of the scene. From Metalheadz boss Goldie, to legendary global DJ Paul Oakenfold.
Defying categorisation, John's catalogue straddles electro, punk rock, trance, Latin and drum and bass…Truly international, John has brought dance music to some of the farthest flung places on the globe…John's been a pioneer of sub genres through his production and DJing as well as via the diverse releases from talent on his own labels, Beta and Nu Electro. ..
John's last album, Electrostep, saw him credited with single-handedly developing a new style in drum and bass. Scything through that year's releases, it was hailed as a 'tongue in cheek electro overdose for models and porn stars' and garnered him a diverse and unrivalled global fan base…
In 2009, John was voted best drum and bass DJ in DJ Magazine's top 100 poll. Last year D&B titan Andy C just pipped him to the post. But despite having to settle for runner up, John leaped an impressive 16 places to finish at number 76 overall.
One of the first electronic artists to fully exploit the power of the internet, John's website www.john-b.com includes everything from his very own personal blog and style diary to exclusive audio, back stage videoblogs, glamour tips and outrageous tour photos.
John's new album will park the adventures in electro for a moment, putting the focus back on a deeper trance and bass sound.
☼ J Paul Getto (X-Mix Productions & Fogbank Records)
Tony Saputo + Maurice Tamraz are J PAUL GETTO.
Each with years of previous production experience, J Paul Getto was formed in September 2010 with the help of Neil Petricone (X-Mix Productions) and they've been breaking ladies’ hearts ever since. With a truly unique style in today's disco house scene, the duo expertly sample classic disco elements by integrating them into their work and creating a full and overwhelming atmosphere that is to be felt as much as it is to be heard.
Excitement, euphoria and an uncontrollable urge to dance; these are all normal feelings you will encounter the second you hear a J Paul Getto track.
With a sound as big as this, the international scene is left begging for each new release from this duo. Tony Saputo is from Palermo (Italy), Maurice is from Central California and they're now based in Boston.
☼ Odi (Digital Konfusion, Konkrete Jungle)
Bronx-born Carlos “Odi” Castillo is not only one of the most highly-respected DJs in the stateside jungle scene, but in great part responsible for its stylistic evolution in NYC. He got his big break after high school, when promoting for the famous mid-90’s NASA rave parties grew into a steady DJing slot. Back then, the 90’s electronica wave was called “breaks” or “techno,” until Odi and some childhood friends who shared a lifestyle, culture and musicalinterest began pumping out electronic records with their own signature twist. Having grown up on 125th street in Harlem, Odi began to introduce the hip hop elements that helped create and push the jungle sound. It has been the defining style of NYC and the east coast in general since 1997, when the Digital Konfusion crew formed their own eponymous record label and began spinning at NYC’s most dedicated weekly jungle party: Konkrete Jungle. Eventually Odi caught the ears of TC IZLAM, the international spokesman for the respected Hip Hop society Zulu Nation. He was initiated in 2003, making him the first junglist to enter the organization. Odi and his record label have remained prolific ever since, DJing across the nation and producing for multiple other artists. Odi’s home base is now in North Carolina where he owns and runs a recording studio.
☼ Dali - Girls &Boys NYC | Groove Therapy Records | Oxford Group
Dali has been a prominent figure in club land for almost two decades, branding his signature sound of funk and heavy bass lines at clubs all across America! There is no way to confuse Dali with anyone else when he steps to the decks. In 2013 he was recently made a revolving resident for Girls & Boys one of the best parties in the country which takes place every Friday at Legendary Webster Hall NYC. This year also marks the beginning of Groove Therapy records. Be on the look out for Dali’s first release later this year. You can also catch Dali’s Groove Therapy sessions every Wednesday from 2-4 pm EST only onwww.technohouse.fm
☼ Mike Swells (RISE, Rabbit Revolution)
Mike Swells is a Boston based DJ, producer, and promoter. His musical stylings are diverse, covering a wide range of genres, BPM's, and emotions, catered fresh to each zone. When it's all boiled down, you're immersed in groove-laiden underground house and techno.
Mike has DJ'd at clubs across the U.S. and Canada, from his home at RISE Boston, to Avalon L.A., B.E.D. Miami, Pacha NYC, and Sullivan Room NYC. He's been invited to perform at festivals like Camp Bisco, Identity Fest, and Winter Music Conference. He has shared the decks with tastemakers like Josh Wink, Dubfire, Sebastien Leger, Marco Bailey, Robert Babicz, Umek, Armand Van Helden, Infected Mushroom, Markus Schultz, Eric Prydz, Junior Sanchez, and countless others.
Mike's residency at RISE After-hours began in 2004. He's since expanded his role at this unique venue, focusing his efforts full time on nurturing his home town's electronic music scene. Mike is a driving force behind other dance music outlets beyond RISE. He's been a monthly resident at The Red Door in Portsmouth, NH, since 2008. He is a founding member & resident DJ at Rabbit Revolution, a promotions group focused on exposing America's new generation of EDM fans to quality underground music [and] He is also a founding member and resident DJ for SoundScape.
☼ AK1200 (Planet of the Drums | Rig Riddim | Circle)
The longest running D&B DJ in the USA. Member of the infamous Planet of the Drums crew. Founder of Big Riddim Recordings. Dave, AK1200, has been a driving force within Drum and Bass culture in America since its inception. From his legendary mix CD's to his extensive list of high profile remixes and original tunes, he has maintained a presence within the scene for more than 20 years. For lack of a better term, AK is a "classically" trained DJ, mixing live for each crowd. Every set is unique and completely dependent on what gets the best reaction from the floor that night.
In a time where the EDM scene has completely reinvented itself, AK1200's explosive sets have been spreading the fever to a whole new fan base. These new fans, hungrier than ever for the absolute best in electronic music, are steadily looking not for their house, but for their home. Once they hear "the one" set that changes everything, they will have found it. AK1200 plays those sets, trust! And D&B will become your home, it always does.
AK, alongside Bill Hamel, and Meaux Green have recently formed a new project titled 2against1. Under this moniker expect a constant surge of electrifying d&b tunes aimed straight for the neck, and when they hit, they gonna hurt. AK1200 and 2against1. that's two names you best get to know, cos shits about to go down.
☼ Disco Ball Murder Kit (Volume - Providence, RI)
DISCO BALL MURDER KIT ARE "SUPERSTAR" DJ ED:E ARMAND AND JACK "THE IRISH HAMMER" MCDEVITT.
Formed January 1, 2010.
With over 30 years between them of individual assaults on the New England club, rave and after hour scenes, Armand and McDevitt have joined forces to team up as, what will prove to be, one of the most notorious party style house music duos ever!
For those of you new to the DBMK, you may have noticed some of the rioting they have caused in the New England club scene lately. Before that, though, both Jack and Ede have held it down for almost 15 years each. Jack with gigs and residencies at Therapy, Crobar, Shelter, And Sullivan room. Armand with some of the longest house music residencies in RI with Anthem, Starzzz, Emerald Room, Plush, every major club between Boston and Providence and putting together some of New England's best parties with the area's best dj's and guest appearances everywhere. They have done it all and have played in front of more people than most.
Jack and Ede paired up with an unspoken common belief that the "scene" was LAME. People were forgetting about the PARTY. They could care less about pretentious scenesters and trainspotting dj's. They want to party with MURDER KIDS just like THEM. Kids that LOVE HOUSE MUSIC, TECHNO and BASS who LOVE to PARTY and like to smash the dancefloor with attitude while they are doing it. DBMK want every party they do to have a memorable moment and the next one to be better than the last. They want to party with YOU. DBMK promise nothing but dancefloor decadence and mayhem! If you get their jokes, if you like stomping house, if you like to party, if you like to sweat it out under the electric sky of the dance floor then, you are a MURDER KID. Others may dance but Murder Kids RIOT!!
▒░░░░▒░░▒ Techno/Tech House
▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒ ● Mike Swells
▒░░░░░░░▒ - RISE | Rabbit Revolution
▒░░░░░░░▒ ● Pat Fontes & Sopforic
▒░░░░▒▒▒▒ - Airdrop | Thoughtless Music | Tight Groove | Mutiny
▒░░░░░░░▒ ● Jaminic
▒░░░░░░░▒ - Electrogenic
▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒ ● Digi
▒░░░░░░░▒ - True Crew
▒░░░░░░░▒ ● Billy Brown
▒▒▒▒░░░░▒ - Malicious Mischief
▒▒▒░░░▒▒▒ ● Todd Terry
▒░░░▒░░░▒ - (X-Mix Productions/NYC
▒░░░▒░░░▒ ● J Paul Getto
▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒ - X-Mix Productions | Fogbank Records
▒░░░░▒░░▒ ● Dali
▒░░░░▒░░▒ - Girls &Boys NYC | Groove Therapy Records | Oxford Group
▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒ ● Mike D
▒░░▒░░░░▒ - Awesome
▒░░▒░░░░▒ ● Midas
▒░░▒░▒░░▒ - Fortune 500 | Rareform | Live Free and Dance
▒░░░░▒░░▒ ● Ryan Benwa
▒░░░░▒░░▒ - DeepDown Recordings | Rhythm Ryderz Foundation
▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒ ● Buttnecked Wonder
▒░░▒░░░░▒ - 4orce Productions
▒░░░░▒░░▒ Hardcore/Hard House
▒░░░░░░░▒ ● Twist of Fate
▒░░░░░░░▒ - Make Believe Records | Mutiny
▒░░▒░▒░░▒ ● Pkat
▒░░▒░▒░░▒ - Plurtrain | Tight Crew | KraftyRadio.com
▒░░▒░▒░░▒ ● Chananagains
▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒ - Showcase Records | Plur Train
▒░░░░░░░▒ ● Insight
▒░░░░░░░▒ - DRK | Live Free and Dance
▒░░▒▒▒░░▒ ● Space Monk-E
▒░░░░░░░▒ - Bass Monster Music-NJ,NYC
▒▒░░░░░▒▒ ● Bookum
▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒ - Rare Form | EnfeKt
▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒ ● Big C
▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒ - Beatdown | Live Free and Dance
▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒ Drum and Bass/Jungle
▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒ Hosted by Josiah Scribes
▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒ - True Crew
▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒ ● John B
▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒ - Beta Recordings-UK
▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒ ● Odi
▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒ - Digital Konfusion | Konkrete Jungle
▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒ ● OP:BREAK
▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒ - Operation Breakbeat | Tight Crew | M.A.D.E.
▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒ ● Meszenjah
▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒ - Awake | THRESHOLD | Fractaltribe | Galakalomo.com
▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒ ● Merciless Slunt Slayer
▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒ - Live Free and Dance | Robot Haus
▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒ ● Jay DunJin
▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒ - Showcase Records | Contact Fly
▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒ ● Biclops
▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒ - Live Free and Dance | Beatdown
▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒ Progressive House/Trance
▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒ ● Pharoah
▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒ - Recycled Percussion | Tight Groove | Mixed Mindz
▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒ ● Green Jeans
▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒ - Mutiny | Mutinyapparel.com
▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒ ● Dan DeSum1
▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒ - Volume Productions | Funky Comm | Elektrick Ave
▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒ ● DJ Kohaku
▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒ - Drive It Like You Stole It
▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒ ● Normal Zack
▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒ - BASS WAVE
▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒ ● John D
▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒ - Robot Haus | Northern Lights
▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒ ● Moses
▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒ - Eastcoast Underground
▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒░░░ Sunkissed: Afterburn
▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒ Drum and Bass/Jungle
▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒ Hosted by Josiah Scribes
▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒ - True Crew - Boston
▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒ ● AK1200
▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒ - Planet of the Drums | Rig Riddim | Circle
▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒ ● FDOT
▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒ - M.I.A. | Reset From Start - Boston
▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒ ● Mizeyesis
▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒ - THRESHOLD | Jungletrain.net | Satellite EDM
▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒ ● Disco Ball Murder Kit
▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒ - Volume Productions
▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒ ● Bob Barker
▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒ - Showcase Records | M.A.D.E. | ILL MAGIC
▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒ ● Reverence
▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒ - Live Free and Dance | Eastcoast Underground
Empire & Afterlife
130 Crown Street
New Haven, CT 06510
18+ to enter | 21+ to drink
PROPER ID REQUIRED
ROAR is in full effect
Saturday, June 1st 2013
6:00pm - 1:45am
Face Painting by Plurific Paints
Massage Table by Jolly Green
…and much more!
☼ Sunkissed: Afterburn
Sunday, June 2nd 2013
☼ When the event ends at 1:45am, everyone will exit the property (just like at any other venue)…but just until 2:00am! It’s at this time that we will start letting the people who purchased tickets to Sunkissed: Afterburn back in for round 2.
KEEP READING FOR A LIST OF FAQ'S
▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒ BYOB INFO
☼ Another perk of Sunkissed: Afterburn is that the afterhours is BYOB, or bring your own bottle, but please remember that this is Liquor and Wine only, NO beer. More information on BYOB can be found on our FAQ page.
Keep in mind that between events is the only chance you’ll get to leave and come back as there is no re-entry beyond that. So, it’s the perfect opportunity to go to your vehicles (ex. to grab your bottle, check your phone, get a sweatshirt, etc.).
☼)) Early Bird: First 50 tickets
--- Combo ------------------- $35.00
--- Sunkissed ----------------$25.00
--- Sunkissed: Afterburn -$ n/a
☼)) Presale: Until 12:00pm day of
--- Combo ------------------- $40.00
--- Sunkissed ----------------$30.00
--- Sunkissed: Afterburn--$15.00
☼)) Door: If applicable
--- Combo ------------------- $45.00 *
--- Sunkissed ----------------$35.00
--- Sunkissed: Afterburn -$20.00 *
ON SALE THURSDAY, APRIL 11TH 2013
Save some money and don’t miss out!
*We project that these will sell out and highly recommend that you try to purchase tickets in advance.
Xander Brown Photography
Timothy Prime Photography
Ginny Cummings Photography
Pat D Photography
Sound provided by True Crew and Supreme Sound and Lighting
Lights provided by True Crew, Volume Productions, and Supreme Sound and Lighting
Visuals provided by Robot Haus and TBA
Décor provided by Live Free and Dance
Flyer design by Tight Grafix
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
Yes, both events are 18+ to enter and 21+ to drink. Proper ID is required, no exceptions. Valid State licenses and ID's or passports are acceptable. A temporary paper ID with your states official stamp will be accepted with a 2nd form of identification.
What are my transportation/parking options getting to the event?
For those of you traveling from out of state you may opt to take public transportation. The local train and bus station is only a 4 minute taxi ride or 14 minute walk from the venue.
New Haven Union Station (NHV)
aka Metro-North Railroad
50 Union Avenue
New Haven, CT 06519
While there is street parking surrounding the venue for those of you driving in, we highly recommend using one of the many parking facilities close by, especially for those attending both events.
Crown Street Lot (Cafe 9)
Surface Lot - Self-Park
23 Crown Street
New Haven, CT 06510
Accepts Cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and AMEX
One Church Lot
Surface Lot - Self-Park
One Church Street
New Haven, CT 06510
Accepts Cash ONLY
Parcel E Lot #364
Surface Lot - Self-Park
Parcel E Lot
New Haven, CT 06510
Accepts Cash ONLY
Temple Street Garage
1 Temple Street
New Haven, CT
CROWN STREET GARAGE
ONLY open until 3:15am
213 Crown Street
New Haven, CT
Note: All information above could change and we recommend you contact the facilities should you have additional questions.
Why are there fewer tickets for the after-hours event than for the main event?
There are 2 main reasons:
1. For legal reasons: The after-hours permit is for the bottom level, or Afterlife, only.
2. The venue capacity changes: Due to the first reason, we’ll only have access to 2 of the 5 rooms that the main event does, which changes the capacity maximum limiting the amount of people we can allow in.
What if I only want to buy tickets to one of the events?
You are able to purchase the tickets separate of one another, so if you can only make it to the first, or only make it to the afterhours, you can purchase them accordingly.
Will I still be able to buy a ticket to the main event if the after-hours sells out?
Again, there is a limited number of tickets for Sunkissed: Afterburn. We will continue to sell Sunkissed tickets separate of the afterhours once it has sold out.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
It is not required, but highly encouraged. Having your ticket handy allows for a quick and smooth entry process for both you and those in line behind you.
Will there be food at the event?
We are currently working on having food carts available, if not inside, at least outside for the end of Sunkissed. If we are able to make this work, we highly recommend that everyone has at least a little snack prior to going home or while waiting in line for Sunkissed: Afterburn. We will make updates regarding this as they become available.
Is there re-entry?
There is NO re-entry. For those attending both events, there is a window between events that is the only chance you’ll get to leave and come back. This window is the perfect opportunity to go to your vehicles for a number of reasons, such as checking your phone, getting a sweatshirt, grabbing your alcohol for the BYOB after-hours, etc.
What should I know about BYOB?
The BYOB is for Sunkissed: Afterhours ONLY. Their policy allows you to bring one 750 ml BOTTLE of wine or liquor (per person) into the venue for a $10 corking fee. You are required to leave it at the bar where you can buy mixers and/or pour your own drinks. NO beer is allowed.
What is the refund policy?
By confirming payment you acknowledge that tickets are neither refundable nor transferrable. The artists booked are contractually obligated to perform unless prevented by an “Act of God” as defined below. As such, Live Free and Dance cannot be held accountable in these instances.
An “Act of God” shall be defined as any circumstance that renders ARTIST unable to perform for any reason, including but not limited to: sickness; death; injury or disability; accident; interruption or failure of means of transportation; a national calamity; riots or civil disorder in the vicinity of the Venue; strikes, labor disputes and lockouts; epidemics; the act or order of any public authority; failure of staging or electrical supplies; and/or any other cause or event, similar or dissimilar, provided such events are beyond the control of either party.
Should the event as a whole be cancelled, a make-up event of equal caliber will be created in its place. Should this occur, a choice between admission to said event at no additional charge or a 50% refund on the original ticket with a coupon for reduced admission to another event will be offered.
I am a vendor, how can I vend at this event?
There will be a limited number of vending slots available. The vending information and instructions will be posted April 15th. This section will be updated accordingly. Please see below for any questions you may have in the interim.
Where can I contact the organizer with questions?
Please email contact@firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns
When & Where
Live Free and Dance
Our goal is to provide the best possible experience through coordinating and organizing talent, both audio and visual, as well as creating and developing an environment that harnesses positive energy and encourages good vibes.
Regardless of the differences between any of us, we know there is still one thing that we all share in common, a love for the music. Our passion for just that drives us as we utilize the opportunity to make progress while continuing work towards our goal of uniting New England through electronic dance music.
Come be a part of our effort to bring the entire community together for the love of the music.
Create the environment, build the memories, share the experience...let's live free and dance!
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