‘Koala Farm’ Workspace and Events Studio Hits Ludlow Street

Posted on: May 3rd, 2018 at 5:00 am by

You may have noticed the storefront transformation of 48 Ludlow Street over the last few months. The white-box remodeling led to a taming of the facade, so to speak, with floor-to-ceiling windows now offering a glimpse of multimedia activity within.

This here is Koala Farm, an events space and photo/video production facility founded by electronic music artist YAA! Koala (aka Alexei Kai). It also doubles as a recording studio of sorts. Choice of location is interesting, though, given the proximity two doors away from the likeminded Ludlow Studios.

If this all sounds somewhat nebulous, you’re not alone. To allay any confusion, signage by the entrance further explains (in html code) what’s happening behind the glass.

Hi. I am an electronic music artist YAA KOALA. This is my workspace. If I’m at a computer, I’m making songs, visuals, dreaming up cool shit. Say hi. If by DJ Deck, I’m prepping sets or just spinning. Come in, but you must dance (bring matcha or bubbly if u like). And unless it’s an event, pls no shoes. Floor is white, dog liquid on your shoes is yellow … you get me. Weekly parties + movie nights!

This particular stretch of Ludlow Street was once a haven for after-hours parties. Will noise problems resume?

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