The Rites of Spring Haiti Benefit was as hot as being surrounded by 500 party kids with flashing cameras of all flavors trying to get shitty pics of their favorite stand-in celebrity DJ sounds. This, in the unventilated Above the Auto Parts Store space which, if it hasn’t already won the reputation, most definitely deserves a crown for sweatiest venue in Brooklyn.
Alex Ross kicked off the night with everything from Meredith Monk to Missy Elliot, sprinkled with cinematic transitions. Once Bjork stepped up to the decks (or more specifically, the dual iPods), the camera phones strobed the dance floor for the next hour or so of bangers that included Major Lazer & Crookers’ “Jump Up”, and Rihanna’s “Rude Boy”. If seeing Bjork dipping low to Beyonce in Bushwick wasn’t surreal enough, add the Michel Gondry cameo and see where that gets you.