For our first excursion, you’re invited to join over 30 pioneering artists for a weekend of hair-raising, explosive and joyful music spanning uncompromising club sounds, evocative concerts and playful experimentation. The weekend spotlights fearlessly singular voices in dance music and transportive modern composition, and showcases vital collectives in the NY community.



“The music can communicate in a very simple, direct way without explanation, but it is also open-ended enough that it can include layers of complexity. So I tend to take rhythmic inspiration from the early techno and house producers from Detroit, Chicago, New York, and Berlin, while I take my sonic and compositional inspiration from avant-garde composers like Eliane Radigue, James Tenney, and Charlemagne Palestine.”

Bandcamp / The Art of Production

DJ Marcelle

“The way I DJ, you can’t pigeonhole what style of music it is – it’s about freedom, and putting music in a different context. I think it makes it sound more interesting to layer it, too. I want to be ahead of the audience: I never want people to guess what’s next.”

Listen / Live at Nyege Nyege

RP Boo

“I’m going down like fucking Mozart, and Michael Jackson, to where you can’t do nothing but accept it. The only way you could not accept it is if you don’t have ears to hear, or if your a fucking mannequin, that’s it.”

Bandcamp / Interview with Jlin

Laaraji with Arji OceAnanda

“My intent is to suggest altered states, or to suggest deep transcendental meditation, or to suggest the flowing of energy like blood through the vessels, or to suggest the presence of a civilization that is celebrating and thriving.”

Live / NYT Feature

Colin Self

“Well, I’m a Sagittarius, so I’m curious all the time. I’m like, “This thing is cool. That thing is amazing. What’s that? What’s this? Let me try that!”

Stay With The Trouble (For Donna) / Artforum Interview


“My production develops everyday but it is pointless to talk about it. Listen to a track of mine of today and one of like a month ago and you can see the differences.”

Bandcamp / Mixmag Feature


“When I was teen going to DIY shows I’d mark the success of the show by how dirty my sneakers got and how much sweat from a stranger I was drenched in. I want a completely cathartic experience, it’s the quest for ultimate pleasure.”

Live at Radio Tempo Não Pára / Rave Down Babylon

Elori Saxl Quartet

“Fast interlocking woodwinds, vocals that sound chopped and screwed, slow beats that evoke 808 kicks and snares, spazzy strings, ping pong violin plucks, polyrhythmic octave strings, arpeggiator-like melodies, strings that ascend into huge key change drops, quarter note delayed vocals, slow syrupy beats, harmonics that sound like filter sweeps, and stuttering syncopated late night grooves–these pieces just have that club feel.”

The Blue of Distance / Soundcloud Interview

Deli Girls

“I think it’s also important not to be too ambiguous, and to choose a side, politically speaking. Neutrality kills.”

Bandcamp / Interview


“I learned to perform playing punk shows. The reason punk was appealing is you’re supposed to be confrontational. It’s fun too, of course, but it’s raw and visceral. So when I think of a successful performance, it’s coming from that perspective of going for the jugular.”

Bandcamp / Inverted Audio Mix

Baby Leo

“I want to be somewhere boundless. We are in the midst of a psychedelic renaissance. I am a part of that wave.”

Live at Nowadays / Juanita’s Mix

Æirrinn Ricks

“Weaving tapestries through artistic expression.”



“If I don’t listen to music, or discover new music every day I feel like there’s something wrong. I am constantly craving listening to music. This constant aim of discovering isn’t only about discovering new music but also discovering what it makes me feel. The constant aim of discovering sensations.”

Live at Bob & Shirley’s

G. Zifcak audio-visual installation

“The potentially assaultive sound and lighting systems in a club are powerful tools for making people feel their bodies in a way that can shift subjective identity. That can be taken to be politically symbolic, although my main attraction to perceptually intense works is more obviously about the immediate thrill of losing my subjective grip.”


Big Room Boogie

“It’s not even that complicated. The intention is to set the space where fellow music freaks can come up and lose their shit, no judgment zone, and music is the main, main, main, main focus. We’re gonna put so much light on music. Music is the ultimate focus. Just give people a space where they know they can have fun and enjoy music. It don’t even gotta be more complicated than that.”

Groovy Groovy / Slink

29 Speedway

“We’re trying to bring together club music and live music under one roof and create an unpredictable live environment. It’s loving wonky sound art for the sake of making new crazy, noisy stuff but maintaining the soulfulness…to connect.”

ListenBandcamp / Poncili Creación / Time Wharp / James K / Laser Days

False Peak

“In mountain climbing there are these peaks that appear to be the pinnacle of the mountain, but when you reach them you realize they aren’t actually what they seem. There's still more terrain to be traveled. That’s what we want — we think uncertainty is delicious.”

Listen / Listen / Listen

Hannah Baer

“Your gender is not something you experience only in isolation, but something that is reflected back to you by other people, that gender is what leaks out in the eyes of cis people clocking us in public bathrooms or our family members making assumptions about us, and the ways the leakage bounces back and ricochets and echoes — in dressing rooms and the lines at nightclubs, and at airport security and in the line at Walgreens when you look like a girl and you’re buying condoms and enemas — and then also that is held up or shone upon us by other queer people, by our trans sisters and siblings, by other gender variant friends and familiars.”

Therapy Was Never Secular / Male Fragility

DJ Voices in conversation with DJ Marcelle and RP Boo

“Energy and drama over genre.”

Live at Wrecked


Dripping tickets must be purchased in advance through ra.co. Shuttle bus rides and parking passes are also available as add-ons to your ticket. Admission is limited to 500 and no tickets will be sold at the door.

If you want to come to Dripping and cannot afford to come, are in a marginalized community or experiencing adversity, we have a set amount of discounted tickets available. Get in touch at drippingmusicandarts@gmail.com.

If you want to help pay for someone else’s ticket, donations of any amount can be sent via PayPal to drippingmusicandarts@gmail.com.  Include the message community support.

Dripping will be held at 251 White Lake Road, Sparta NJ, rain or shine. Most performances will take place indoors. The site is a beautiful 200 acres of forest, wooded paths, and a large private lake. We encourage you to explore and enjoy the site. Please help us maintain the grounds by picking up after yourself and leaving no trace.

Our host venue is called Camp Sacajawea. The name is a holdover from the site’s previous owners and stands as a reminder of both the violent history of colonialism and the erasure and co-optation of indigenous cultures. These are forces which continue to shape our world today. We acknowledge that this gathering takes place on grounds that was, is, and always will rightfully be the land of the Ramapo Munsee Lenape people.
Everyone at Dripping will be tent camping. If you are new to camping in a tent, do not worry, this a beautiful and easy place to do it. Convenient gear rental is available through OUTDOORS GEEK, which will ship your rented gear directly to the festival (Use coupon code dripping2023 and order by 6/16). When you are done, just pack it up and leave it at the designated spot by the check in area and we will ship it back for you. If you are a person that is absolutely unable to camp in a tent for two nights but would still like to attend, we recommend booking accommodation nearby. Trailers and glamping structures are not allowed.

Camping will be dispersed throughout the site and is allowed anywhere out of direct view of either stage or the lake. The midsummer sun will rise very early, and we highly recommend setting up your tent in a place that has shade. Arrival on Friday June 30th before dark is encouraged.
Dripping is a 1.5-2 hours drive from NYC depending on traffic. Parking on-site is limited and requires a pre-purchased parking pass. These can be purchased as an add-on to your ticket through ra.co. Carpooling is strongly encouraged and parking off-site is not possible or allowed. The site is easy to find by navigating to 251 White Lake Road, Sparta NJ.
If you are traveling from NYC, we recommend riding the shuttle bus. Buy a bus ticket as an add-on to your general admission ticket on ra.co. Bus pickup and drop off will be at Nowadays, 56-06 Cooper Ave, Queens, NY.
If you are taking the shuttle bus, check in will take place when you board the bus at Nowadays. For those driving, check-in will be from 3pm - 12am on Friday next to the parking area. Saturday check-in hours will be limited from 1-5pm.  Please plan your trip accordingly.
Respect for the site is essential and we need all attendees to help us maintain the natural beauty of the grounds. We have a Leave No Trace policy, and ample trash cans will be provided. Do not leave any trash on the ground, period. Cigarettes must be disposed of in designated orange buckets. This is our first time working with the venue, let’s do this right so we can come back next year.
Ample portable toilets and showers will be brought in for the weekend. Please bring biodegradable soap (ie: Dr Bronners) as all shower water will drain into the ground.
Swimming at the lake is allowed when a lifeguard is on duty. There are some boats available and people are welcome to bring their own floatables. If you do so, please remember to take them with you.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served with affordable meat, vegetarian, and vegan options available. Taqueria Ramirez will be serving up late night tacos. Coffee, tea, and snacks will be available from 109 Montrose & Juanita’s in The Dungeon (underneath the barn)...That said, if you prefer to bring your own food, please do. Alcohol is not allowed.

There will be an EMT on site.
Cash/Card/ID - Our vendors will accept cash and card. An ID that matches your ticket will be required for entry. If you use a different name than your ID, please be able to show the purchase confirmation email.

Waterproof camping tent, sleeping pad, blanket/sleeping bag - We don’t expect rain, but you want to be prepared for it. Again, we also recommend finding a shady spot to pitch your tent as it will be hot and the sun will rise early.

Refillable water bottle - Free drinking water will be readily available throughout the site.

Flashlight/Headlamp - There are paths, but you are in the woods, and much of the site will be dark at night.

Swimsuit and towel - There is a large natural lake for bathing, boating, and playing. There will be a lifeguard on duty for limited hours. Swimming outside those hours is not allowed.

Picnic blanket - For relaxing. Some performances will allow for floor/lawn seating…get cozy.

External battery - Again, we are in the woods and there are no outlets available. Charge up and come prepared.

Sunscreen, bugspray, wetwipes etc - Bring anything you need to feel comfortable outdoors for a peak summer weekend. 

A good attitude - All are welcome at Dripping. Please treat fellow attendees and staff in a kind and respectful manner.
Absolutely No: Weapons, alcohol, drugs, laptops, electronics, fireworks, illegal stuff, expensive stuff, confetti/glitter, camping stoves.

A bad attitude–Discriminatory behavior, cruel or abusive language, aggression towards others, burdensome entitlement, and leering will get you kicked out and banned from future events.

Trailers or glamping structures: Glamping, RV camping or anything involving much more than setting up a tent is not going to work here.

Extra speakers or instruments. We’ve got you covered.

Pets, children, people without tickets.
If you would like to create any media related to Dripping (photo series, written features, etc.), please get in touch for approval beforehand.
Dripping is organized by Daniel Martin-McCormick and Leo Miller.

Funktion-One by Purple Sound. Lighting by Studio Gum Gum.

Art Direction by MC Madrigal.