The Brooklyn Mirage Announces Lineup For Jamie Jones’ Paradise Event
Jamie Jones at Paradise New York at The Brooklyn Mirage 2019 (PHOTO CREDIT - OFF BRAND PROJECT)
Jamie Jones‘ highly sought-after event series Paradise, which brings a taste of Ibiza to East Williamsburg, returns to The Brooklyn Mirage this summer on Saturday, September 25. Jamie Jones, Kate Simko, Natalia Roth, Technasia, Tony Touch, the US debut of Opus 1, and many more will perform at the Ibiza-born brand’s three-stage takeover.
Since its debut at The Brooklyn Mirage in 2017, Paradise New York has grown to become the event series’ largest takeover each year, featuring Jamie Jones’ hand-picked musical programming. This summer, dance music fans will have a one-of-a-kind opportunity to dance to Jamie Jones and his Paradise residents and special guests at Brooklyn’s premier event complex.
People often ask me why I called the party ‘Paradise,’ you know it’s kind of an obvious name in many ways, but to me it was because what I thought was lacking in Ibiza was what I always had in my mind that the Paradise Garage was – a crowd of musical minded adults who were dancing the night away with amazing colours all around them and just a real feeling of creativity and musical energy. So the name Paradise came from that idea. – Jamie Jones
Jamie Jones is a seasoned tastemaker who has worked as a DJ, producer, event curator, and label head. He is widely regarded as one of dance music’s most influential selectors. Jones and London-based musician Kate Simko will kick off the night with a special early evening live orchestral performance and the US debut of Opus 1 by the Welsh superstar.
The founder of Paradise will also be joined by Brooklyn’s own Amémé, the head of One Tribe NYC, and Toronto-based DJ/producer and Purveyor Underground label-head Demuir. DJ Deeon, a Chicago native and ghetto house pioneer, will also perform, as will Joyce Muniz, co-founder of Black Diamonds Records, and Los Angeles-based DJ/producer SHADED (live). Technasia, a renowned Parisian artist, and Tony Touch, a multifaceted Brooklyn-based hip-hop dancer/DJ and producer, round out the lineup. Attendees can also enjoy Ladyfag‘s takeover of The Village, which will be soundtracked by Pittsburgh’s Boo Lean, as well as New York-based creative forces Five, Michael Magnan, and drag superstar Ruby Fox.
What’s Opus 1
Opus 1 is an innovative concept by Jamie Jones and Kate Simko that combines electronic and classical music into a harmonious, cinematic blend. The performance, which features a string quartet and harp, is completely enticing, with disco-inspired sensibilities and groovy soundscapes that are perfectly suited for the orchestra. Opus 1 was premiered in Bogota in December 2016 to widespread acclaim by the Colombian National Symphonic Orchestra. Simko’s rich musicianship and experience in house music are combined with Jones’ renowned knack for creating atmospherically enhanced masterpieces in their latest collaboration. Overall, the two trailblazing pioneers continue their long-running collaboration with Opus 1, a masterfully executed blend of genres that appear to be at odds.
The incredible career of Jamie Jones
Jamie Jones’ knack as an event curator has led him to develop one of the most globally in-demand event brands, from throwing warehouse parties in East London during the 2000s to being one of the few successful brands to have a weekly residency at clubbing institution DC-10. Paradise has been synonymous with Ibiza nightlife for nearly a decade, with eight Ibiza seasons under its belt and an upcoming season at Amnesia in 2022. Known for its forward-thinking lineups, unique crowd, and carefully curated appearances at key events around the world (Amsterdam Dance Event, Art Basel, Miami Music Week, OffWeek Barcelona, and The BPM Festival), the brand was originally inspired by Larry Levan’s legendary Paradise Garage parties invites attendees to come to express themselves on the dance floor this September. The Brooklyn Mirage will transform into a colorful day-to-night house music utopia, boasting a multi-level, open-air environment with crystalline audio, mesmerizing lighting, and 3-D projection visuals.