History of NYC’s NASA – Nocturnal Audio Sensory Awakening


NASA is where NY rave culture got its start in 1992 and was done in 1993, it took place at The Shelter in Tribeca (the sound system was legendary). It was a very young crowd and there was no alcohol, it was seminal. Berghain for 14 year olds.

Some of the DJs that played where Moby, Kevin Saunderson, DB, D’Julz, Destructo (Gary Richards), Josh Wink, Richie Hawtin, Mark Spoon, Sven Vath, Orbital, Liam of the Prodigy, Junior Sanchez, Lenny Dee, Jason Jinx, Scott Henry, Jackie Christie, On-E, Mr. Kleen, Adam X, Frankie Bones, Heather Heart, Joey Beltram, Dmitry (Deee-Lite), Fierce Ruling Diva, Dubtribe, Scott Hardkiss, DJ Onionz, Joesky, Scott Richmond, Doc Martin and John Acquaviva

 NASA = “Nocturnal Audio Sensory Awakening”

Read more: https://pitchfork.com/features/tpr/reader/nasa/

see the Flyers: http://www.scotto.tv/NASAflyers.html

“You’d see the same faces every week. NASA wasn’t like, say, a rave on Long Island—it transcended raves. I knew I was experiencing one of the best clubs ever.”

— Chloë Sevigny

The whole U.S. rave scene then had such a gentle, celebratory quality to it. It felt so utopian, like we’d created this benign future. Everything was new: the music was new, the fashion was new, and the drugs were kind of new, too.

— Moby

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