The Halloween madness is about to erupt in New York. October 31, our first stop off will be to see one of our favourite acts, German House duo Monkey Safari at Verboten. Monkey Safari will be joined by electronic master Lee Burridge, Christian Löffler & Bedouin for an evening of carnage.
Verboten is the latest haunt to take over Brooklyn and it now coined the new home of quality underground music. The venue is a 10,000 square foot former metal shop in the heart of Williamsburg, featuring two rooms, multiple skylights and futuristic, industrial accents.
Monkey Safari’s aim to deliver sunshine to world’s rainiest open air events, on this occasion the brothers Lars and Sven will be taking over the dance floors for a Halloween special. They kicked off their quest as Monkey Safari in 2008, launching the musical collaboration, along with their What!What! Records imprint, with “Saturday Night Fish.” Another non sequitur, a club called Charles Bronson, came a year later, giving the siblings a tree house to call home. Owning their own ecosystem within their former East German habitat allowed Monkey Safari to expand their family, with similar species such as Super Flu and their Monaberry imprint now fully part of the family.
The Monkey’s special sonic stew is a flavor favored by DJs such as Sven Väth, Joris Voorn, Pete Tong, Tensnake, or Jaques Lu Cont but it’s always best when served fresh by the simian chefs themselves, who dish it with enough spice to fuel fires on famed dance floors like Space Ibiza, Watergate Berlin, Revolver Melbourne, Social Club Paris, Fuse Club Belgium, DGTL Festival Amsterdam, and Fusion Festival Berlin.