Red Bull Music Festival Presents Heatstroke
Ukrainian Culture Center
4315 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029, USA
For the last forty years, Man Parrish has been world-renowned as a legendary and highly influential electro/Hi-NRG performer and producer. Until recently, it was little known that he also applied his pulsating, hypnotic dancefloor tracks to several male adult films in the 1980s. These electro-funk soundtracks add an intoxicating, almost eerie tone to the heavy-duty action. This Valentine’s Day, we invite Man for an in-depth conversation on his wild life as an openly gay man in 1970s and 80s NYC, whose teen obsession with far-out stoner ‘head music’ lead him to wield synths and beat boxes to create an infectious futuristic groove that rocked Bronx hip hop parties, underground gay discos, and 42nd street pornohouses. Joining Man will be Josh Cheon, head of the reissue label Dark Entries, which is rereleasing “Hot Rod to Hell", a rare 1982 cassette of explicit poems by Roy Garrett with sonic “scenery" by Parrish.
Red Bull Music Festival presents Center Channel (trailer) from EXP TV on Vimeo.