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Painted BLACK celebrates the end of New York Fashion Week at Irving Plaza

Koury Angelo

This past weekend on February 13th, Painted BLACK opened with Act 1, by celebrating the end of New York Fashion Week with an amazing night of dance that gave fashion goers and music lovers an unforgettable experience, which all took place at the Irving Plaza.

Painted BLACK is series of three theatrically immersive concerts celebrating the ‘queen of all colors.’ Beyond a typical concert series, BLACK is an exploration of color and lifestyle through an aural and visual live experience. In pursuit of this, we pair visual artists, stage builders, sculptors, fashion designers and filmmakers with the musical performances, debuting unique collaborations at each show.

Spanning over a course of two months in three acts, each Painted BLACK event has a distinct identity and musical genre, embracing a collection of artists across mediums, allowing each collective to mutually and uniquely interpret BLACK.

ACT I on Thursday night included:
Little Dragon
Thomas Azier
Stefan Biniak Music

Austrian duo, Klangkarussell headlined the event with their debut NYC performance. Their sound incorporated elements of live instruments mixed with dark synths and deep beats. Their first single "Sonnentanz" reached over 1 million plays on Youtube and Soundcloud in its first month, creating a huge wave across Europe.

Thomas Azier creates a unique dark pop sound, highlighting his vocals with a deep beat-heavy, synth-driven, dark experimental electronic sound. His music gives off a dark avant-garde emotion, bringing BLACK to life.

Stefan Biniak has been proclaimed "King of the Berlin Underground" and impressed the dance music world with his incredibly melodic original tracks and remixes. Pairing together infectious house beats with complex piano, frequently warping vocals adding more elements of darkness into his music.

Each of the acts were paired with visually light installations that were impeccably stunning and captivating which were designed for each performers and their individual sets. Don't miss out when Act II comes back on February 20th. To check out more pictures from ACT 1, please click here.