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’s comes from Justin Strauss, a NY fixture since the early ’70s, both as a frontman for the excellent Milk n Cookies and as a DJ, producer and remixer. He’s stayed very much on the scene, DJing regular with DFA’s Justin Miller and remixing as half of the Whatever/Whatever duo. This hour-long mix is house-y, poppy, disco-y and highly excellent. Download it below and see Strauss along with Maria Minerva, Rustie, Holy Other and Atoms For Peace this Saturday. Advance tickets sold out this week, but some additional tickets will be available at the door. Come early to get them and skip the line.