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Brooklyn, New York

The Lab (Electric Warehouse)

A Bed-Stuy gymnasium that hosts expansive raves, performances, dance parties, and more. 

Sorry, The Lab (Electric Warehouse) is permanently closed.

The Lab—or as it’s known to the dance kids and hipsters, Electric Warehouse—is a massive, 10,000-square-foot underground party space deep in Bed-Stuy.

Once upon a time the space was used to repair trolleys, then it was a parking garage, then a strip club. It’s rumored that famed Brooklyn DJ Frankie Bones held some of his “storm raves” there in the mid-nineties. Now it’s a pliable, chameleonic space that hosts all kinds of parties for all different facets of the underground.

As the Lab, there’s events like Friday Night SinSations, an urban gay dance party; weekly female-only hip-hop parties; CARNIVIBES, a reggae party with Carribean food and drinks; and P. Diddy’s “Biggie Day” tribute. As Electric Warehouse it caters to techno music and rave culture, with parties thrown by groups like Feed the Starving Artists, NYCRavers, SUN Collective, RefugeNYC, and Unicorn Meat. The space has also hosted some big-name artists, from Ninjasonik and Designer Drugs to Chris Brown and Snoop Dogg.

 

** article adapted with permission from this piece on Brooklyn Spaces