M.I.A., Interpol, Sleigh Bells, The Rapture and soccer takes over Chelsea's Milk Studios for the day
The Creators Project is a joint venture between downtown tastemakers Vice and California chipmakers Intel. So, basically, cool-meets-cash. To launch a string of “global conferences” around the world, the new besties curated an amazingly eclectic and forward-peaking party—featuring bands and booze and Mark Ronson creating a pop song in under 30 minutes in front of a very cute crowd. Nerves of steel, that man. But, really, the day-to-night event was all about the performances. The Rapture and Interpol (both with slightly re-tooled lineups) made long-awaited returns to the NYC stage. Sleigh Bells, Die Antwoord (NYC debut!), Neon Indian and Gang Gang Dance also performed on Chelsea’s multi-level Milk Studios. So many elevator rides! Closing the evening was a rare club-ish performance by M.I.A. (rocking Rainbow Bright hair). Ambitious was the word floating around all day. Also, "Where’s Ghana?"