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Sun Sets

Summer 2022, Fridays and Saturdays
5:30–8:30 pm
The Cantor Roof Garden, Floor 5

This summer, MetLiveArts celebrates the freedom, inclusivity, and creativity of electronic music culture with a series of rooftop events showcasing the diversity of sounds emanating from the city's ever-evolving music underground.

Sun Sets are free with Museum admission, which is always pay-what-you-wish for New York State residents and NY, NJ, and CT students with valid ID. Capacity is limited, and access is first come, first served. When The Cantor Roof Garden is at capacity, visitors will be asked to wait in line until space is available. Events may be canceled due to weather and will not be rescheduled. See more info on The Cantor Roof Garden Bar.

Sun Sets takes place during Date Night at The Met. If the Roof Garden is at capacity, you can enjoy live music, drinks, and 5,000 years of art throughout the Museum. See the schedule of Date Night events.

Sun Sets Artist Line Up

Friday, July 1: Elle Dee
A Brazilian-born New Yorker with a background in drumming, Elle Dee has an intrinsic understanding of beat and rhythm, shifting between disco, house & techno.

Saturday, July 2: Ray Zuniga and Nikita
A musical partnership and collaboration resulting in world-class house music. 

Friday, July 8: David Paglia

A Brooklyn-based artist and passionate craftsman with releases on Soul Clap Records, Gator Boots, Nervous Records, and his own self-titled imprint.

Saturday, July 9: Liondub

A New York City native, label owner, and producer of reggae/dub/dancehall, hip-hop, jungle, and afrobeat who has held residencies at The Box, Miss Lilly’s, and, currently, Temple Bar.

Friday, July 15: Connie

A native New Yorker, drummer, producer, and resident at ReSolute, one of the world’s hottest itinerant underground parties.

Saturday, July 16: Uklon Presents Stealthy, Vyper, and Raw Unkut
The Brooklyn-based Ukrainian collective dedicated to bringing the hard-core techno and bass sounds of the Kyiv rave scene to New York City.

Friday, July 22: Kristine Barilli 

Barilli effortlessly weaves unexpected genres into a sonic storybook of her own and can be heard on The Lot Radio or live at Brooklyn venue Public Records, where she serves as Music Director.

Saturday, July 23: Toribio

Previously featured in MetLiveArts’ Sonic Cloisters series, Toribio is a Dominican New Yorker by way of Tampa and leader of the band Conclave. 

Friday, July 29: Vivian Wang
A music aficionado who encompasses elements of house and techno blended with the soul of Detroit.

Saturday, July 30: Lauren Murada 

A resident at Good Room in Brooklyn bringing a mix of weirdo disco, funk rock, and soulful house.

Friday, August 5: Journeyman

Tim “Journeyman” Fielding is a graduate of the Balearic school and one of the key figures behind two of London’s most storied 1990s clubs: The Brain and The End. 

Saturday, August 6: Joy Presents Douglas Sherman, Nari, Yuji, and Takaya

This collective adheres to a time-honored ethos that stretches back to David Mancuso’s fabled downtown disco salon, The Loft.

Friday, August 12: MKL 

Born in Belize and raised in New York City during the birth of hip-hop, MKL has a wide spectrum of influence embedded in his art and a performance career spanning three decades. 

Saturday, August 13: Jenifa Mayanja

Mayanja has been contributing to the electronic music world for over 20 years as a performer, producer, and record label head with three imprints—Bumako Recordings, Sound Warrior, and EDJ Records. 

Friday, August 19: Rambo Springsteen

A Brooklyn-based electronic music artist and co-founder of Plus Eight Equity Partners, a music tech-based venture capital firm. 

Saturday, August 20: Elon

An Israeli native who came to New York City in 2001, Elon has released dozens of records and remixes. He is a member of the ReSolute team, has produced his own KOLEKTi event series, and founded his own label, Balagan.

Friday, August 26: Malik Hendricks 

A rhythmically inclined aesthetic enthusiast born in the 1980s and raised in the 1990s whose raw house productions appear on his own Money Cat records.

Saturday, August 27: Pablo Romero

Queens-born owner of Archivio Record Shop and resident at Public Records.

Friday, September 2: Musclecars

Native to New York, Brandon Weems and Craig Handfield are musicians whose desire to share their admiration and passion for the art form drives their community-based approach. Since 2018, the duo has helmed their own monthly event, "Coloring Lessons." 

Saturday, September 3: Analog Soul

Brooklyn-based twin sisters appreciated far and wide for their groove-based sets encompassing house, Detroit techno, acid, electro, and electronica.

Photo by Paula Lobo