March 13
9 p.m. – 2 a.m.

While you’re waiting for the next VIA Music & New Media Festival to roll around, the best place to get a dose of the annual event’s cutting-edge audio and visual artists is on Friday the 13th at Remedy.

The latest installment in VIA’s semi-monthly A/V showcases–that feature a mix of emerging artists, veteran pioneers and global superstars–is a lineup of dance music not to miss, with NYC-based artists Ital + Aurora Halal (NYC), and locals  Telavision (Pittsburgh) and Chocolate Boombox.

Teaming up to headline the night of sonic bliss are electronic producer Ital and visual artist/producer Aurora Halal, two fixtures within the fertile ground of Brooklyn’s dance music scene.

Ital (aka Daniel Martin-McCormick), who previously made music as Sex Worker and was a member of dancepunk band Mi Ami and hardcore group Black Eyes, releases music on Planet Mu, Workshop and 100% Silk. He recently dropped a four-way split EP on his own label, Lover’s Rock Recordings, along with Earthen Sea, DJ Wey and Damon Eliza Palermo. A New York-based musician, video artist, photographer and event producer, Halal is creator of NYC’s underground party series Mutual Dreaming, and co-creator of the Sustain-Release festival in Upstate NY.

In 2014 the pair released the dreamy and immersive collaborative EP, The Day After.

Also featured will be Pittsburgh-based Telavision, who will perform a special live set with drummer Joey Garner. The newest project from Tim Vernon, bassist for Smooth Tutors, Telavision just released a new 12-track album, Privacy, on Pittsburgh’s own Machine Age Records. Blending chopped up samples, funky drums and melodic synth basslines, Telavision’s hazy soulful vibes provide a fresh take on contemporary house and boogie music.

Rounding out the dance-centric bill will be the savvy soundmakers of Chocolate Boombox, featuring resident DJs Harry Lurker, Anthony Susan and Chris Schubert.

Cost: $10 ($5 before 10 p.m.). Open to 21+.

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator of Handmade Arcade. Musically, she is in a band called The Garment District and is a founding member of Brooklyn's The Ladybug Transistor.