Dazed + Milk Go Hard at SXSW Arthur Baker 808 party
You heard it here first, we brought the party to SXSW. Milk supported the Dazed and Arthur Baker hosted 808 Celebration at the Austin Soho House pop up last night, and it was about everything you would expect it to be, if you could anticipate absurdly high levels of drum-fueled fun. The space was dressed in typical Soho House fashion with lots of wood, leather chairs, antique decorations, and a DJ booth on top of an elaborate dresser with painted drawers. Arthur Baker, the producer and DJ best known for his work with Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force and New Order, provided the sounds for the night, alongside DJs Henri and Hank Shocklee. Baker used his Roland 808 live with his set, and every song played throughout the night was inspired by the 808, the iconic drum machine which Roland recently re-released. Everything was dance floor friendly and the crowd responded by moving their bodies all around the building, including spotted guests, Brian Burton alias Dangermouse and El-P of Run the Jewels. Pulled pork sandwiches were served throughout the night, reminding everyone of one of the best things that Austin has to offer and the graffiti art plastered the walls and outside fences made for a stunning backdrop of the staple photo booth. Visual stimulation was provided by the striking projected images that circled round the dancing guests. All in all, the party was a continuous feast for the senses and a kick off to a memorable Music week at SXSW.
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