What better way to celebrate American independence—and pay tribute to New York City’s roots—than by heading to Governors Island (once a Revolutionary War artillery post) to watch a Dutch DJ play the type of hard, bouncy beats Yankee producers have spent years trying to jack. Since Chuckie’s debut with 2008’s “Let the Bass Kick,” his trademark synths have been pogoing through dance clubs around the world, appearing on tracks by T-Pain and Lil Jon and all over the fusion genre moombahton, named partially for his 2009 track “Moombah.” Tickets are a tad pricey, but they include the cost of the ferry. With Gregori Klosman and special guests.
Thu., July 4, 4 p.m., 2013
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on July 3, 2013