Every Saturday every summer, MoMA PS1 presents Warm Up, a event series taking place in their enormous courtyard. The museum—MoMA’s longstanding sister site in Long Island City, Queens—is a lightning rod for new and exciting artists, and each week’s performers inhabit a similar space in the music world. To ensure a great, current and diverse schedule, the lineup—with oversight from MoMA PS1 director Klaus Biesenbach and organized by MoMA PS1 assistant curator Eliza Ryan—is selected by a team of heavy hitters: Dean Bein, head of True Panther Sounds; Kris Chen, head of A & R at XL Recordings; Robin Carolan, head of Tri Angle Records; Jonathan Galkin, co-founder of DFA Records; Brandon Stosuy, editor at Pitchfork and contributing editor for The Believer; and Matt Werth, label head of RVNG Intl.
Every Thursday throughout the summer, as a warm up to Warm Up, FADER and MoMA PS1 will be posting an exclusive mix from one of the artists performing. This week, we're lucky enough to have two mixes. One is from Ron Morelli, an NYC staple and founder of the L.I.E.S. record label, which releases the finest product across all genres of electronic music. This is an exclusive two hour (!) live mix of really raw shit. The second is an incredible collection from Steve Summers, house expert. It is truly deep, occasionally dark, sometimes excited, always jamming and, as diverse as it is, dude rides the waves so seamlessly it's like one 45 minute weirdo track. Download the mixes below and see Ron and Steve along with Terrence Parker, D3 and Professor Genius this Saturday. And, hey, this year you can skip the line and pick up tickets.
Download: Ron Morelli's FADER/MoMA PS1 Warm Up Mix