This year we will be hosting a roster of special guest DJ's as well as live music highlighting Yauch's old school roots and his continued influence on New School talent...
Brooklyn, NY (PRWEB) April 28, 2014
The now iconic “MCA Day” returns to Brooklyn’s Littlefield Performance + Art Space on May 3rd, 2014. The free event, which celebrates the life and achievements of late Beastie Boy, Adam Yauch (a.k.a. MCA), is always an event filled with amazing art, music, turntablism, breakdancing and general B-Boy culture.
Previous surprise guests have included members from the rap group House of Pain, DJ Hurricane (former DJ for Beastie Boys), New York State Senator Daniel Squadron, as well as Beastie Boy Adam Horovitz (a.k.a “Ad Rock”). Attracting several thousands of fans from across the U.S. and abroad, the commemorative event will once again be open and free to all.
This year, Boston, MA-based organizer Mike Kearney says the event will be filled with even more surprises than years past. “This year we will be hosting a roster of special guest DJ's as well as live music highlighting Yauch's old school roots and his continued influence on New School talent,” said Kearney.
Guests can look forward to the skills of the event’s house DJ, DJ Frank White and special DJ sets from DJ Eclipse, DJ DP One from the Heavy Hitters Crew, DJ K.O. and a set from legendary A & R Executive and Producer Dante Ross.
As more live performances and special guest appearances continue to be added, confirmed acts include a special performance from MME, a collection of young musicians, producers and published song writers from the St. Louis area. Brooklyn's own Freestyle Mondays is hosting an Epic Open Mic courtesy of iLLspokinn http://www.freestylemondays.com & http://www.illspokinn.com.
A special video VJ set will also be done by Stephen Pitalo featuring a multimedia montage sequence that pays tribute to Yauch.
Confirmed speakers include Bill McMullen aka Billions McMillions - http://www.billmcmullen.com, the artist for several Beastie Boys albums, Cey Adams, and New York Senator Daniel Squadron.
As always art will be a focal point with of the event with special photography on display from Glen Friedman - http://burningflags.com, Sunny Bak - http://www.sunnybak.com and Ricky Powell - http://www.rickypowell.com/index.html as well as a special fan-sourced "Keep It On and On" art show.
So Beastie Boys and hip hop lovers, make your way to Littlefield for a day not to be forgotten. The event is open and free to everyone of any age.
DATE/TIME: Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 from 11:00AM – 4:00PM
LOCATION: Littlefield, 622 Degraw Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217Brooklyn, NY
About MCA Day:
MCA Day is a free, Brooklyn-based fan-organized event intended to provide a space to honor and celebrate the life, music and legacy of Beastie Boy Adam “MCA” Yauch. MCA Day’s mission is to bring “all lifestyles, sizes, shapes, and forms” together to Honor the creative, tenacious spirit and life of Adam Yauch, Commemorate the accomplishments of the Beastie Boys through the true appreciation of community, art and music and Showcase the continuing influence of Yauch and the Beasties by sharing art & music from past and present. MCA DAY seeks to celebrate Yauch and the Beasties’ constant evolution and innovation, and also to look forward with hope at what their contributions have inspired.
The MCA Day planning committee is made up of fans dedicated to honoring Yauch and the Beasties by spreading Gratitude. Join us!
About Littlefield Performance + Art Space:
Littlefield is a performance and art space in Brooklyn’s Gowanus neighborhood nestled between Park Slope and Carroll Gardens. Housed in an old, 6200-square foot warehouse dating from the 1920s, littlefield merges the Gowanus’ industrial past with a sustainable future. These elements include a landscaped interior courtyard, sound walls formed from recycled rubber tires, a bar built from salvaged bowling alley lanes, and energy supplied by wind power. Future projects include a grey-water system and a landscaped roof that will reduce littlefield’s footprint to virtually zero while providing fresh ingredients for our menu. Coupled with an industrial/organic aesthetic is a state-of-the-art sound system designed for live music, art installations, and film screenings. The main system is based around the latest 3-way loudspeaker arrays by EAW, powered by QSC amplifiers, and digitally controlled via networked Rane processors. As an added acoustical and functional feature, a moveable partition was built to separate the performance space from the gallery/bar. When the partition is fully closed, the performance space can accommodate up to 300 people while the gallery/bar can hold up to 100. For larger performances, the partition can be moved to one side and littlefield can hold up to 400 people.This flexible design allows littlefield to book diverse programming, occupying various performance spaces either simultaneously or slightly staggered. littlefield has hosted a wide spectrum of programs including indie rock, hip-hop, dance, soul, jazz, experimental and reggae, as well as monthly art exhibits, literary events and film screenings.
While enjoying these events, patrons can also try varied alcohol selections where sake, wine, micro-brewed beers and cocktails are served. Famed mixologist Tona Palomino of WD-50 created littlefield’s menu, which focuses on a seasonal coherence of flavors and product.
Owners Julie Kim and Scott Koshnoodi hope their vision of opening up a diverse performance and art space will serve as a beacon for the Gowanus as development continues to rejuvenate the neighborhood. Littlefield is located at 622 Degraw Street between 3rd and 4th Avenue in Brooklyn.