One Step Beyond

Neon Indian (DJ Set), Airbird (DJ Set), and XXXChange

January 8, 2016

During this monthly party, enjoy drinks and dancing in the Museum’s Rose Center for Earth and Space. Guests can also take a walk up the Cosmic Pathway to the Hayden Big Bang Theater where acclaimed actor Liam Neeson narrates a dynamic flight through the virtual universe based on an accurate cosmic atlas. 

Beer and wine will be served at a cash bar. Advance purchase of tickets is recommended to guarantee entry.

Neon Indian (DJ Set), headliner

Neon Indian press photo

Neon Indian began as the multimedia project of Texas-based musician Alan Palomo and video artist Alicia Scardetta. Their first album was released in 2009 followed by a four-song collaborative EP with the Flaming Lips. Neon Indian’s most recent album VEGA INTL. Night School arrived in October 2014 and was highly rated under “Best New Music” by Pitchfork this year.

 

Airbird (DJ Set), support

Airbird press photo

 

Joel Ford is a musician and producer who has been living in New York since 2005. Since then, Ford has lent his musical talents to a number of projects, including collaborations with Dan Lopatin and Ford & Lopatin. As co-founder of the Software label, and more recently Driftless Recordings, Ford has worked with many artists as a producer, engineer, mixer, and collaborator, such as Autre Ne Veut, Oneohtrix Point Never, Harmonizer, Tamaryn, Megafortress, Napolian, Antony Hegarty, Ducktails, Com Truise, North Americans, and Ejecta. Ford also makes and produces his own music, and is a writer and producer for New York-based Music Licensing company Shout It Out Loud Music.

 

XXXChange, opener

XXXChange Press Photo

Alex Epton, a.k.a. XXXChange, began playing the drums while growing up in Baltimore, MD, then at the Berklee College of Music where he studied drumming. During his last year of college, he began working on songs with his friend Naeem Juwan Hanks. They eventually became SPANK ROCK and Ninja Tune released the album ”YOYOYOYOYO.” 
Alex moved on to be a highly sought after producer, mixer and DJ, doing production/mix work on albums for Neon Indian, the Kills, Larry Gus, Kele Orekeke, Kali Uchis, Peaches, and more, with remixes for Cee Lo, Tv on the Radio, Kool Keith, Bjork, Thom York, Kylie Minogue, Beck, Charlotte Gainsbourg, and Lily Allen. 

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