Verboten, conveniently defined as “forbidden”, is a leader among the New York underground dance music scene promoting deep house and techno parties in an array of venues. Check out the most recent addition to the scene in the full press release below:

Verboten is thrilled to continue its highly anticipated StageONE series with a second installment, Somewhere in BKN, featuring electronic music icons Luciano and Carl Craig performing a special back-to-back set with Moodymann and Agoria rounding out the bill on Saturday, July 27. All summer long, leaders of the underground revival Verboten bring StageONE’s outdoor stage with world-class DJ lineups, artisanal food vendors, games and much more to the scenic Williamsburg, Brooklyn waterfront.

Inspired by Mad Mike Bank’s legendary record store Somewhere in Detroit, fellow Detroit citizen Carl Craig designed the “Somewhere in…” events as one-off parties– where the location is irrelevant; what matters is the music, the sound, the music again and the collective journey it takes us on.

This Brooklyn edition, Somewhere in BKN, showcases the Verboten debut of Cadenza Records head Luciano, traveling in from his renowned ‘Luciano and Friends’ summer residency at hot spot Ushuaia Ibiza. Luciano brings his massive house sound for a back-to-back set with Carl Craig, the GRAMMY-nominated global techno icon whose latest album, an installment for Ministry of Sound’s celebrated ‘Masterpiece’ 3xCD compilation series, delves into the mind and inspirations of this visionary artist. Somewhere in BKN also showcases the legendary Detroit techno/house music veteran Moodymann, whose recently released track “Some Mo” is gaining worldwide attention (avail as free download), on the heels of his latest 7-track record, entitled ‘ABCD’, available exclusively on vinyl through his own label, Mahogoni/KDJ. Rounding out the talent is French sound pioneer Agoria, who recently released his lauded Rinse.FM mix recorded in London earlier this month (listen here).

The StageONE event series produced in association with Highline Ballroom and Mad Dog Presents LLC, is sponsored by BelvedereMoetJamesonAvión TequilaHeinekenSixpointRed Bull, and Bedford Slim’s Vapourette. A VIP section hosted by nightclub connoisseurs Provocateur will also be available, and includes expedited entry, prime viewing, couch seating, hostess, VIP bathrooms, and full liquor bar.

Verboten: StageONE – Thursday, July 4
Sasha / Guy Gerber / Maya Jane Coles / Davide Squillace / Bill Patrick
North 11th St at Kent Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
2 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Tickets on sale now at while supplies last

VIP tickets now available here, includes priority entry and access to our Provocateur-hosted VIP section featuring a full liquor bar, prime stage viewing, couch seating and VIP bathrooms

Verboten: StageONE – Saturday, July 27

Somewhere in BKN
Luciano / Carl Craig / Moodymann / Agoria
North 11th St at Kent Avenue
Brookyn, NY, 11211

2 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Tickets on sale now at while supplies last

More StageONE dates to be announced!
About Verboten
Verboten is a leader in the New York underground dance music scene, booking, producing and promoting a number of deep house and techno parties at a variety of large clubs, boats, festival stages and music conferences. Verboten was founded by Jen Schiffer and John Perez over ten years ago with the goal to bring much-needed high quality production, friendly customer service and the best international DJ talent to an eclectic crowd of discerning music fans. In 2012, Verboten was voted ‘Best Party’ in Time Out New York, ‘Best Promoter’ in Paper Magazine, and was nominated for ‘Best Event Promoter’ in 2013′sInternational Dance Music Awards. The word Verboten, German for “forbidden,” is a reference to all the fun New Yorkers weren’t supposed to be having in New York in years past. The parties’ re-occurring branding and custom visuals takes this satire a step further, depicting a crumbling, futuristic dystopian surveillance state where fun and dancing are completely outlawed. Music is Verboten, indeed.
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