50/50 Productions and Camouflage-NYC proudly presents...
NYC's Classic Drum & Bass Boat Cruise
Sunday May 25th, 2008
Memorial Day Weekend (No Work or School on Monday)
DIESELBOY (Human Imprint, System, POTD)
Dieselboy is the stage name of Damian Higgins, one of the most recognized figures in American drum and bass. A DJ, producer and label owner, Dieselboy has been an icon for American d&b since the early '90s, and since the 2000s has become an international symbol as well. America's best-selling d&b artist, Dieselboy was the first American to be voted into the UK-based Drum & Bass Arena Top 10 DJs 2004 online poll.
Dieselboy has played a key role in the expansion of d&b across North America, beginning first in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, spreading across the country from there. He is known for the intense and atmospheric quality of his music. Dieselboy was also the first d&b artist to chart a single on Billboard's dance chart with Invid in 2000. (Source: The Washington Post)
Currently based in Brooklyn, Dieselboy is the most in-demand American d&b DJ on the international club, rave and festival circuits including the UK (home of d&b), Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and North and South Americas. In addition to the club circuit, Dieselboy has also performed at rock festivals and X-treme sports exhibitions.
CHRISTIANBRUNA (50/50 Productions, www.camonyc.com)
When looking back at the history and growth of New York City Drum N Bass there is one artist that stands above and beyond and will always be associated with it's development and glory. This Native New Yorker straight out of Queens holds a heavyweight belt of 11 years and can be considered a king of the jungle for his accomplishments and dj mastery. Christian Bruna stretches far and wide and is globally known as the father of Camouflage NYC. From 1997 to 2008 Camouflage has been rolling right every Tuesday night.
9X (Camouflage, Beyond Pleasures)
Known to many as simply 9X, Victor Martinez, born and raised in Queens, is a veteran New York DJ of 20 years, during which time he has played a wide variety of electronic music. His early interest in music was sparked by 70's Disco and Funk, further fueled while growing up surrounded by 80's Pop, Hip-Hop and New Wave that later evolved into Rave, where he discovered Breakbeat Jungle. By playing "across the board," not exclusive to one particular style, Victor has found himself performing alongside many of the best DJ's and artists in the world. 9X has played D&B for the past 13 years, 11 as a resident DJ for Camouflage, one of the longest-running NYC D&B weekly events. Often associated with Camouflage he currently represents his own production outfits, Automatik Entertainment and Dancefloor Killaz NYC. Victor Marzana a.k.a. 9X continues to share his passion with one ear turned towards the past, the other towards the future, and an open mind in between.
- Krisjanis P. Gale / New York, NY
Aboard the Half Moon
Located at the Skyport Marina 23rd St. & FDR Drive (East River), NYC
11:00pm Boarding, 12:00am Departure, 3:00am Return, Rain or Shine!
$30 in advance (more at door), 18+/21 to drink w/ID
Only 200 tickets will be sold, tickets available at www.rocksoff.com or Camouflage Tuesday's!
Free giveaways all night!
Our mainstay, as always, is the Half Moon, a 200-capacity boat docked at Skyport Marina, at 23rd Street & the East River. The Half Moon is a 2-level boat, with a full bar and bathrooms on the lower level. The dj's play on the upper level, which has a roof, but is open on the sides. There is also a large open deck on the upper level, where smoking is permitted as you enjoy panoramic views of the city and beyond.
As for the renovation, the entire lower level of the boat was redone - new carpets, new bathrooms, new tables & chairs, a beautiful new bar, a food service area, speakers that pump down the music from upstairs and flatscreens that show what's happening upstairs as well. The upstairs is basically the same except for a $50k PA! That loud enough!?!?
Departing from 23rd Street and FDR Drive, the Half Moon heads south along the East River and passes underneath the 3 major bridges (Williamsburg, Manhattan and Brooklyn), then cruises through New York harbor to the Statue of Liberty, which it circles for approximately 30 minutes. It then turns around and makes the same trip again in reverse. The experience of watching the bridges pass overhead while great dj's are rocking 20 feet away is not to be missed!
Pics from our last Boat Party: