Skrillex Plays MoMA PS1 as Surprise ‘Warm Up’ Headliner

This weekend, Skrillex had locals breaking a sweat at MoMA PS1, NYC’s most contemporary music venue. Announced as a special guest the day of the show, Skrillex would be making an appearance once again in the modern museums courtyard. PS1 announced, “We are beyond excited to announce that this week’s special guest is Warm Up’s longtime friend Skrillex, with Cartel Nation!” The Grammy award-winner flew from Miami the day of the show to play a headlining set for the ‘Warm Up 2016 series’ third show of the season.

Every summer for the past 19 years, the museum has hosted its ‘Warm Up’ series which entails a weekly concert featuring international and local talents alike. In the past we’ve seen amazing performances from Baauer, Skepta and Cashmere Cat just to name a few.

The June 25th show opened up at 12 p.m. with Ya Boy Big Choo & Da Crew, New Orleans native and house hold name in the Bounce Music industry. Following was a performance from record producer, DJ Burn One, who has worked with names like Gucci Mane and A$AP Rocky. D.R.A.M. took the stage next, hyping the crowd and adding color to the day with his broccoli-themed Snapchat filters. Opening for Skrillex was Cartel Nation, which is the home of DJ Sliink’s record label.

Skrillex appeared just before 8 p.m. dropping fire beats with a mix of hip-hop, appeasing the New York crowd. PS1 regulars lined the courtyard all the way to the back and die-hards packed the front peering through the masses to get a glimpse of the iconic producer. He drove the crowds energy with his signature-style, jumping off the decks between drops.


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Many beers were spilled and balloons filled with confetti were broken amongst the mosh pits as the show came to a close at 9 p.m. PS1 surely got everyone ‘Warmed Up’ this Saturday and will continue to do so until its last show of the summer on August 27th.

MoMA PS1: Warm Up 2016 Lineups

July 2
Theo Parrish | Sound Signature | Detroit, MI
DJ STINGRAY | 313 | Detroit, MI
Lena Willikens | Cómeme + Salon Des Amateurs | Cologne, Germany
Kiki Kudo | Zero Balance | Tokyo, Japan

July 9
Brodinski | Bromance | Paris, France
Louisahhh | Bromance | Paris, France
Juliana Huxtable | House of LaDosha | New York, NY
Celestial Trax feat. Roosevelt Rozay Labeija | Rinse + PTP | New York, NY

+Live Act To Be Announced

July 16
Clams Casino | Columbia + Deviation | New Jersey
DBM (Deadboy + Murlo) | Mixpak + Local Action | London, UK
AJ Tracey (LIVE) | London, UK
Nina Las Vegas | NLV | Sydney, Australia
Eartheater | Hausu Mountain | Queens, NY

July 23
Branko | Enchufada + RBMA | Lisbon, Portugal
MC Bin Laden (LIVE) | KL Produtora | São Paulo, Brazil
Kamaiyah (LIVE) | Oakland, CA
Maluca Mala (LIVE) | New York, NY
Milka La Mas Dura (LIVE) | Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
IMAABS } N.A.A.F.I | Santiago, Chile
Endgame | Bala Club + PTP | London, UK

July 30
Maya Jane Coles | I/AM/ME | London, UK
Jay Daniel | Wild Oats + Watusi High | Detroit, MI
Joey Anderson | Inimeg + Dekmantel | Jersey City, NJ
Palmbomen II | NON Records + Beats in Space Records + 1080p | Los Angeles, CA
Ohal | Styles Upon Styles | Brooklyn, NY

August 6
Swizzymack | Mad Decent |Philadelphia, PA
TT The Artist (LIVE) | Baltimore, MD
DJ Class | Baltimore, MD
DJ Tameil | Brick Bandits + Unruly Records | Newark, NJ
DJ Jayhood | Badink Entertainment | Newark, NJ

+Live Act To Be Announced

August 13
Special Request | XL Recordings | London, UK
Doc Scott | 31 Records + Metalheadz | Coventry, UK
Mumdance b2b Logos | XL Recordings + Different Circles | London, UK
SADAF |Hoss Records | New York, NY
SHYBOI | Discwoman + KUNQ | Brooklyn, NY

August 20
Joy Orbison + Ben UFO | Hinge Finger + Hessle Audio | London, UK
Hot Chip (DJ Set) | Domino | UK
Marcus Marr | DFA Records | London, UK
Powell, Russell Haswell, Not Waving, Jaime Williams | Diagonal + XL Recordings | London, UK

August 27
DJ Paypal | Teklife + Brainfeeder + LuckyMe | Berlin, Germany
Elysia Crampton | Break World | Sacramento, CA + Bolivia
Ash Koosha | Ninja Tune | London, UK

+ Plus Artists To Be Announced

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A tiny girl from Brooklyn with an insatiable craving for heavy bass and good vibes. Currently studies public relations at the University of Miami.
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