SEPTEMBER 13-16, 2018


Sustain-Release hits YEAR FIVE Sept 13-16, 2018 at Camp Kennybrook with a proper dousing in new directions of the US + global underground.

We’re starting a day earlier on Thursday, warming up with exploratory music under the stars. The only stage will be by the campfire, with a dip into the world of RAMZI: uneasy collisions of slippery global rhythms and psychoactive conjuring.

The Main Stage goes heavy all weekend, closing with an extended set by Japanese hypnotic techno master DJ NOBU, who embodies the “Future Terror” of his legendary parties.  Playing live is Danny Wolfers aka LEGOWELT who across two decades and over thirty aliases has jacked directly into the mainframe of his own synthetic universe. Jamaican-born Discwoman affiliate SHYBOI adds a new rung to the techno-hardcore continuum, fusing powerful linear styles with rap and dancehall elements at a raw, destructive pace. Copenhagen DJ and Apeiron Crew co-founder MAMA SNAKE brings the rapid-fire rave euphoria of her Ectotherm label late into the weekend. 

Bossa lets things breathe a bit. BUTTECHNO first emerged in 2014 via a series of mysterious transmissions from Moscow: snaking, smoked out techno soaked in low end, always with something uncanny about them, starting with that name.. He plays live on Saturday night.  SIMO CELL is a French emissary of futuristic bass-heavy broken beats, releasing with Bristol’s Livity Sound & Timedance, and DJing epic sets that move through tempos with a rude finesse. Chicago’s Hugo Ball boss ERIS DREW aims for a spiritual submission to the primal & ecstatic and over the last year her DJ sets have left a trail of breathless converts in their wake.

For the Saturday pool party, the two crews at the vanguard of America’s queer party underground - SF’s HONEY SOUNDSYSTEM and Pittsburgh’s HONCHO - take over for an epic six hour, six person B2B, rain or shine.

Both stages have hand-built lighting by NITEMIND. Campus environmental lighting is done by KIP DAVIS. This year we’re excited to use Funktion-One sound systems by PURPLESOUND. Food is provided by the same teams as last year - LIL MO’S in the canteen and vegan-focused REMEDI FOOD in the cafe. The ambient stage hosts select sets throughout the weekend. Full lineup announced with Round 2 tickets on July 19, 3PM EST.

Year Five tickets are limited to 1,000. Due to limited capacity, S-R uses a membership system.  Previous attendees can buy a ticket for themselves during the first round and one for a guest in the second round. Entrance at the camp will start at 3PM Thursday and close Sunday 3PM. Tickets are valid for the entire weekend; we don’t offer day-passes. Buses will go upstate on Thurs & Friday and return to NYC on Sunday, and will go on sale after July 25th. Parking passes are free and become available August 30th.