Thursday, November 26, 2009

WMC 2010: First round of officially announced parties.

Shine/Shelbourne event tickets already available. even without lineups.

03/23/10: Shelter w/ Timmy Regisford and friends TBA ) @ Shine, Miami Beach

03/24/10: 15 Years of OVUM w/ Josh Wink @ Shine, Miami Beach

03/24/10: DJ Mag Beach Sessions 2010 w/ TBA @ Shelbourne, Miami Beach

03/25/10: DJ Mag Beach Sessions w/ TBA @ Shelbourne, Miami Beach
"with HAHAJAJAJA… guess who is coming back… From the Top of the DJmag Charts some of the most sought after Dj’s will be here"

03/25/10: DJ Mag @ Shine, Miami Beach
party is still to be confirmed.

03/25/10: EC x EU = HOUSE @ Heathrow Lounge, Miami Beach
dj Teresa, dj Carlos Bros, dj Salah, Andrea Martini, Tim Baker, dj Miss M, Pedro M, Tony Puccio, Missy Jay, dj LeXxX, UK Jenn

03/26/10: DJ Mag Beach Sessions w/ TBA @ Shelbourne, Miami Beach

03/26/10: Hope and Therapy w/ Nick Warren & Dave Seaman @ Shine, Miami Beach

03/27/10: Pacha Ibiza Classics Beach Sessions w/ TBA @ Shelbourne, Miami Beach

03/27/10: Sasha @ Shine, Miami Beach

03/28/10: Little Mountain w/ Sander Kleinenberg @ Shine, Miami Beach

03/28/10: Sunday Tea w/ TBA @ Shelbourne, Miami Beach

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Brace your self the Guido's Guide to WMC

I know this is old but I just couldn't resist, had to bring it back. Damn Guidos are like roaches.

Hey you. March is getting closer, and that waxed six pack and fist-pump-and-hop dance aren't going to perfect themselves. Look no further. Ryan B's 12 rules for WMC popularity will make sure you're 'roid ready to hit the beach faster than you can say Danny Tenaglia.

1) Stop going to clubs in NY/NJ after New Year's Eve. This way you can start to save money and brain cells in preparation for WMC 3 months later.

2) Start taking steroids. Preferably three or more different kinds at once. One to make you big. one to cut you up and another one just for shits and giggles. Go to the gym everyday and drink a protein shake with every meal.

3) Make an appointment with your barber hairstylist two months in advance. This way your mohawk will be at peak performance and the designs in the side of your head will be fresh for your arrival to Florida.

4) Go tanning right after your haircut. This way you have a base tan that will start to peel only on the 3rd day in Miami, and not the 1st or 2nd. You also want to tan the skin showing from the new designs in your haircut so it's not pasty white.

5) Get a new tattoo in a random spot on your body that will look cool for the WMC, but will look even stupider when you’re on the beach with your kids and grandkids in 50 years. The best places would be the belly button, ribs, forearms and across your chest.

6) Go shopping and buy all the t-shirts with skull designs and glitter. Make sure you buy the one you think that every single person in Miami will have. Some of my recommendations are Ed Hardy and Christian Audigier. If you can’t afford those brands, just go to Macy's and scour the bargain bins.

More here

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

WMC 2010: Here is the Juicy Juice

Juicy Beach Mar 25, 2010 at Nikki Beach, 16 confirmed Djs

Line up should be very similar to last years, which was:

Robbie Rivera, James Zabiela, Axwell, Antoine Clamaran, Tocadisco, Joachim Garraud, Kaskade, Alex Gaudino, Donald Glaude, Willie Morales,Kurd Maverick,Wally Lopez, ATFC, Stonebridge, Tony Arzadon, Mixin Marc, Rooster & Peralta, David Tort, Edgar V, Mark Ivan and QBA.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

WMC2010: Sasha and Digweed

Sasha confirm in Las Vegas Weekly, him and Digweed are back for WMC 2010.

For Winter Music Conference in Miami in March, 2010, do you have plans to reunite on stage with John Digweed to perform together again?

Yeah, we always do a big club show. I think we’ve already got Mansion confirmed and then we’ll be doing our boat party and maybe a festival thing, as well.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

American Airlines WMC 2010 Discount Code

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Tickets may be purchased online, through your travel agent, or via phone at 1-800-433-1790.

Reference promotion code 8230AN to receive our special group rate.

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Yes, ULTRA 2010 tix on sale

Ultra Music Festival VIP Combo $350

The VIP Combo pass is for 1 VIP ticket for each day of the event.*VIP includes access to multiple strategically placed VIP Platforms with Comfortable Seating Areas, preferred viewing of the Ultra Main and Bayfront Live stages. Relax and enjoy the VIP village featuring the Artist Meet + Greet, Shaded Areas, Premium Bars + Food Services, Comfortable Seating, Restroom Trailers and much, much more…

General Admission 2 Day Ticket $99.95

Friday, March 26, 2010 4:00 PM - Sat, Mar 27
Ultra Music Festival GA ComboThe GA Combo pass is for 1 General Admission ticket for each day of the event.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Its official WMC 2010 DATES!

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Ends Nov. 11, 2009

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Ryan Xristopher’s Tiny Decibel Review

Ryan Xristopher’s Tiny Overview:

It's a task to try to review a whole festival, so I split this essay into tiny segments: tiny philosophies, tiny reviews, tiny soapboxes, tiny histories, etc. Thread them together for a tiny story.

Ryan Xristopher’s Tiny Philosophy dB2009.p.1 :

Music is the substance of birthdays, funerals, weddings, sports events and parties. It is the stuff of lullabies and taunts, the mist in dreams and nightmares. Deadly serious business, you know. That said, let’s keep things casual.

I operate with extreme bias, don’t worry. If I know you, it might make your music better or worse. Then again, it might not. If I like you, it might affect my enjoyment of your music. Or not. I might love something today and hate it tomorrow. I could want to die for something right now, and then fear it might kill me if I see it staring at me from across the street by the time I turn around. I’ll fight for something today, and rally against it tomorrow. You never know.

These things I say, they exist only now, in your head, and they are pointers for you to form your own understanding of the topics at hand. My purpose in this life is to spread the gospel, not to pretend to create it and hope that suckers believe me along the way. Listen for yourself, and always question.

Reset yourself for a breath. Why do you listen to music; and why do you go out? Do you do what makes you feel good. Body music, head music, drug music, sex music. All different functions. Check in, check out. How do you define yourself vs. your senses?

How do you chase moments, and how do you remember them? Virtual, immobile sensory snapshots? Four-dimensional experiences? What part of that moment do you want to be involved in? Do you feel safe or scared? Do you have your “I Love Us” group? Are you the leader? Do you affect things? Are you a follower? Do you agree with your people just because they tell you things? Do you agree with your people because they’d shun you out if you disagreed with them?

Where do you fit in the politics of dancing? Or do you even know?

All of these things make a difference. I’m just sayin’.

“I’m gonna play some different shit”.

Just relax. Reset yourself for a breath, just for a moment.

Read the full story HERE.

Friday, October 16, 2009

LovEvolution 09: Really Life Where's Waldo

Where's Scott. This is interesting, kept finding my friend Scott in different pictures from LovEvolution. Random photographs from different angels I found online. Like a real life Where's Waldo.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

You’re A Winner - My social experiment.

My story starts in Seattle for Decibel Festival 09, at a boat party some random person went up to a friend (Melissa Lyons) and looked her in the eye and told her, “You’re a Winner!”

So after much discussion we thought it would be a great idea to spread the love. Simply pay it forward. So as part of my 10 day whirlwind vacation in the NW, from Decibel I would take this straight to LovEvolution 09. What better place to test people’s reactions.

So here I go Saturday night to Sunday Morning at the End up, spreading the love. I got some great reactions from strangers. People were generally puzzled, but glowing right after. I could tell they felt good.

“Thanks I needed to hear that”

“Thank you!”

“Thanks for noticing”

“You’re a winner too!”

I also noticed it had an effect on me, everytime I made someone feel good It would bounce back to me.

I was joking around and commented to another friend I hope it doesn’t turn into the telephone game, after passing it along - WINNER becomes WIENER.

Hopefully I came make this thing go viral like the noodle dip!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Decibel Festival 2009 - Review to come

Reviews, pics and videos comming soon.

WMC 2010

WMC 2008, originally uploaded by ms.jipsy.

A reminder of whats comming, for WMC 2010.

Now is the time tool book hotel room and vacation rentals.

Tentative Dates:

March 23rd, Tuesdays - March 28th Sunday.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Love Evolution 2009 Videos

For those of you who have never been, this gives you a good idea of how nutty things can get. If any of you out there have any videos or pictures I'd love to post them on here. This blog is a sort of memoir the festivals I've been too.

Here are some of my favorites:

A LovEvolution story from Scott...

SF October 2009

San Francisco is quite a place. I still feel kinda sluggish from a long weekend of partying, eating, and travelling. I arrived home back to Florida yesterday and I’m already questioning if I could have crammed more into this trip. I really love San Francisco. Something about the city makes it a place where I can really let my guard down and relax. Things are just more interesting there.

Loveparade, Lovefest, LovEvoluition, Lovapalloza, whatever you want to call it could never go off in another American city. It is a unique festival that simply cannot be duplicated anywhere else. The festival embodies the same spirit absorbed by city in the late sixties. It really is amazing what happens when 100,000 individuals come together to dance and listen to music. Being part of that collective for the third time was an absolute pleasure. I had more fun at the festival this year than others. Despite there being less talent playing and some disorganization I don’t have any negative to say about LovEvolution 2009.

This is the best account I can give of my trip... I'm not sure I does any justice and reflects how much fun I actually had but its an attempt.

My two main missions to accomplish on this trip were to listen to great music and eat as much amazing food as possible. Friday started with a trip to the mission for a burrito. I had heard about a spot called La Cumbre that was supposed to be really good. I actually walked from the Union Square area all the way to the edge of the mission. The burrito was great but I began to get thirsty. My intention was to walk all the way to Golden Gate Park to check out a bluegrass festival going on there but I never made it.

Craving a cold IPA I ended up revisiting a fantastic bar in Lower Haight called The Toranado. I stayed there for a long time enjoying at least 6 pints of Pliny the Elder from Russian River. The occasional puff and the interesting people I met caused me to lose track of time. It was already 5pm so I decided to skip the bluegrass festival. I ended up returning to my hostel to shower and prepare myself for Dirtybird at Mezzanine. For some reason I wasn’t in the mood to relax. I found myself sobering up and getting bored so I grabbed a cab back to Lower Haight. Got a quick bite and met up with some local friends at a place called Minnie’s BBQ that was pretty awesome.

Afterwards, I headed over to a spot called SF Underground for Killswitch. Like last year they had about 20 djs on the line up all playing 10 minutes each. Lots of people from the local techno scene gather here before going out. Its more of a happy hour where people pregame. Later on, I’m pretty sure it turns into a weird gay bar… I saw I flier for a party called “Dick Safari” on the wall. I ran into some people I knew and haven’t seen for a while which was cool. I had a few more drinks and basically killed time until Dirtybird.

Around 10:15 I hopped in another cab and headed to Mezzanine. I had to get there early so Chris could get me into the club since I left my ID on the plane from FTL to Cincinnati like a moron. Turns out it was cool since the place was already busy and Tanner Ross was playing a surprise set. I was really happy to back at Mezzanine with all the Dirtybird kids. There was already a great crowd there and the sound system in that place is great. I couldn’t wait for Justin and Chris to turn that shit up. By 12, the place was bumpin.’ Martin Bros were killing it and I was going pretty nuts. I reunited with some old db heads and met some new ones as always. You really can’t beat a Dirtybird party in San Francisco. Everyone there knows the DJs and wants to be there. There’s no filler or VIP douchebags trying to outdo each other. I’ve travelled to many cities to party and haven’t found better music or people anywhere. I really want to create that same atmosphere here in Florida if I chose to stay here. By 2 something, Worthy was on the decks wrecking shit. I was really impressed how he kept the energy and picked up where the Martin Bros left off. I dare to say he was the dirtiest that night and had the crowd by the balls. It was also peak hour and the place was bumpin’ even though last call for drinks was over an hour ago.

I really don’t get it. In San Francisco bouncers will literally take the drink the from your left hand at 2am sharp… but they’ll let you continue to smoke the joint in your right hand. Very strange. By 4 something the crowd began to thin out for some reason. Kinda felt bad for J Phlip who had to follow Worthy’s monster set. I felt like the energy in the party deflated so I left for my hostel. I got back at around 5am only to find a bunch of foreign kids extremely drunk and still smoking pot. Luckily I had ear plugs and was able to get some rest that morning.

Saturday morning I was ready to go at 11. I left my baggage at the hostel and didn’t make a reservation for that night. I thought I’d be partying into the next day so it would be a waste. I started heading towards Market Street stopping at a liquor store. I picked up a bottle of Crown Royal… it was gonna be a Whiskey day. It was 11:30 when I took my first drink. It was fucking delicious. We decided to hit up this fast food taco place and get a quick bite. As we waited for our food, random freaks in costumes would walk in and out to use the bathroom. They were coming out in numbers. Half naked girls and fully naked guys walked by the window… the tacos were pretty good. At noon the parade started. Crazy people lined the streets next to normal people on vacation try to figure out what the fuck was going on. I quickly spotted the listed float, A bunch of freaks dressed in stripes were partying on top. Dory was playing and you could barely see her head over the dj equipment. I followed the float down the street and watched them struggle with monitors and a broken wheel. Bumped into as the party moved down market. Their sound was super on point and by the time Hac Le and passed him my crown bottle a few times. Naveen G was playing I was in the full swing of everything. The crown was beginning to turn me into goofball and I remember wishing I could do a good Techno Viking impression.

As the floats reached the Civic Center, I noticed security turning people away. I should have jumped on a float and rode in but ended up on two separate horrific lines. We made the best of it making friends with our bottle of whiskey and smoking weed with strangers. It took at least an hour to get into the festival. I immediately reunited with the listed float. By this time Craig Richards was rocking a giant crowd. I got really close so I could enjoy the massive soundsystem. Actually used ear plugs for the majority of the day which I’m proud of. Turns out I really needed them. The listed crew didn’t let up all day. Nikita and Hac rocked out. Burridge came on wearing fake rings with price tags dangling a top hat and a tuxedo t shirt. He mixed at least 3 tracks in and out of a track I have that Stimming remixed. Super dope.

Burridge is always going to be one my favorite DJs. He’s the whole package… One part weird spectacle three parts crazy techno madman.

During Lee’s set I noticed Danny Howells on stage wearing a spongebob mask. At some point he started spinning and completely impressed me… I haven’t seen him in 2 years and he’s defiantly changed his style quite a bit. I strongly strongly urge all the Florida head to come out and see Lee and Danny at Vagabond this weekend. Its going to be ridiculous I promise. At the listed float I ran into many friends. Early on I saw Emmy’s ass and couldn’t resist the urge to smack it respectively. That was fun. Later on I ran into Jeff from Portland and his super cool girlfriend Cyn. I fucking wish we lived closer and partied more often. Also ran into Crazy Larry, Amber, and a few other SF people I’ve gotten to know over the years.

As the sun went down, cold winds began to blow through the festival. People started to thin out and look for the next party. I headed over to 222 Hyde with Kevin Knapp to chill out before kontrol. We ended up on the most fun/worst ATM mission I’ve been on in ages. You really don’t know a person until you spend an hour trying to get a cash advance with them. Seriously.

We ended up parting ways and I went into a random bar to charge my phone. I sat there for an hour drinking beer. A drunk man who claimed he was the owner of this strange dive kept bringing me drinks. I rolled a joint on his table and joked with him. As I left it kinda got ugly. I apparently said something wrong he got in my face about defending my country. Oh well. Time to go to Kontrol anyways.

I was really excited for Kontrol. I love all of there artists and the outside talent they brought in I wanted to see pretty bad. I was kinda disappointed that I missed Alland’s set but couldn’t harp on it because Adultnapper was playing for the packed room. It took me a while to get in. I wasn’t sure if Greg Bird vouched for me so I could get in the End Up so I was a little nervous on line. I think I’m the only person who has ever gotten through the doors with a scuba diving license as his only form of ID.

The End Up is probably the worst club ever. Despite the amazing music/good sound it was hard to relax and get into the party. The crappy layout is not ideal for fucked up people having fun. There’s about a thousand and one places where you can trip and bust your ass. The grossest people in the whole city are at end up it reminds me of the scene in fear and loathing with the giant lizards. You’re “in the middle of a fucking reptile zoo! And someone is giving booze to these goddamn things!” That might be cool if I were on Acid and they were serving booze… sorry they stopped at 1:30am. I can’t imagine how many security people this club has. I must have seen 5 people get lead out by security through the back door. You really have to behave yourself at end up or they’re gonna fuck with you. It makes me on edge and not able to have fun. I’m not sure if I ever want to go back there. Anyways… I ended up leaving end up at around 5. I needed my backpack from the car and couldn’t deal with the line again. Three had just gotten on and was starting to get deep and funky. I wanted to stay but it was really scary in there and was starting to sober up.

The person I was traveling with and I hopped in a cab to our last hostel to get our luggage. We had made a reservation to stay at another place in North Beach and thought we could go there until our bed was ready. Wrong. Turns out the place wasn’t open 24 hours and we were stuck roaming around the streets of SF at 5am. I found another popular hostel and convinced the kid to let us hang out in the lobby until we figured out what to do. He was cool as long as we were gone by 7am. During our brief homeless stint we passed the Financial District Hilton. I had stayed there once two years ago and knew they had awesome beds. Luckily they had a room that had been rejected by previous guests because it was too smokey. It was one hell of an upgrade and we got the room pretty cheap until Monday morning. That bed might have saved my life. I’m surprised they let us in the hotel in the condition we were in.

We slept until around 1 then ventured into China Town for food. We picked a random spot and had a great meal. Afterward we went back to the hotel and slept some more. Then slept some more into Monday morning. I heard that Burridge was playing a private party near the hotel but couldn’t get my ass out the door. I should have gone... it might be my one regret of the trip…

Monday morning we woke up and checked out. I left my luggage at the hotel and headed to the mission district for a taco tour. I had been waiting for this the whole trip. I went to 6-7 taquerias and taco trucks. The Mission District is heaven for a taco freak like myself. Its literally taqueria after taqueria. It gets overwhelming and the realness of the neighborhood transcends onto your plate. I wish I had a whole other day just to eat tacos. On our way back to the hotel we stopped at Ike’s sandwiches. It was also really good. As I write this I just remembered that there’s half a rotting sandwich in my backpack.

We chilled in the hotel lobby for a bit then headed to the bart around 7 something. I had to get to the airport early because of my ID situation. As it turns out, the TSA guy let me right through with a school ID… kinda scary. Our redeye flight left on time… I slept for the duration of both flights and ended up getting back to Florida a full hour early. I rested most of yesterday and gathered my thoughts. I woke up today and decided to write…

by Scott Ziegler
10/07/09 3:38pm

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Alga - who? Alga-rythm

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Latenight Renegades & Fubar Showcase


DECIBEL 6: International Festival of Electronic Music Performance, Visual Art and New Media

[ al-ga rhythms ]
presented by Latenight Renegades and Fubar


Cascabel Gentz = [a]pendics.shuffle & Dilo

Dilo - Live
Buenos Aires / Berlin | Igloo / Adjunct / Esperanza

Dilo was remixed by artists such as Dandy Jack, Dapayk, Jay Haze, Ernesto Ferreyra, Bruno Pronsato, Franco Cinelli, From Karaoke to Stardom, Seuil, Barem, Ryan Crosson, Seph, Shadi Megallaa, Gurtz, Funzion, Tolga Fidan, Jorge Savoretti. He remixed artists like Sutekh, Camea, DissOnance, (a)pendics.shuffle, Mark Henning, Kasper & Papol, QiK, Gurtz, Funzion, etc.

[a]pendics.shuffle - Live
Los Angeles | Adjunct / Orac / Mos Ferry

Pipedream - DJ
Portland | Fubar

The Perfect Cyn - DJ
Portland | Latenight Renegades / Sexy Robot Music

Doors @ 8pm / 21 + | $10 presale / $12 at the door | Sole Repair : 1001 East Pike, Seattle


Mutek September News

After the much-needed break following an intense and successful tenth edition, the MUTEK offices are once again rumbling with work. Already looking forward to the 11th edition in Montreal, running June 2 to 6, 2010, MUTEK is also bringing together a whole series of events over North and South America this fall, starting with Argentina at the end of this month! Don't forget to check back regularly at for info and events posted on the news and calendar sections.



Those of you eager to relive moments of the tenth anniversary will be happy to hear that we dove back in to a new fall podcast series, starting with one of the team's personal highlights - THOMAS FEHLMANN's deep, flowing daytime set at Saturday's MUTEK@Piknic event. With a new set featured every second wednesday, the podcasts will continue to jump back and forth through time to bring you sets from as far back as the first MUTEK in 2000.



The MUTEK_10 Photo Expo that occupied festival HQ in May 2009 has now moved to grace the walls of our favourite record store in Montreal, Atom Heart (364 Sherbrooke St East). Drop by to have a look! Note that all of the photos are for sale.



Interested in taking part in MUTEK 2010? We're interested in hearing from you!

MUTEK is constantly on the lookout for new proposals from artists and projects that explore new directions and strive to push the boundaries of digital and electronic creativity. Over the years the festival has always offered a variety of cultural experiences, combining:
• live acts
• multimedia projects
• audiovisual performances
• local, Canadian talent

Please note that as MUTEK is dedicated to presenting live performances, DJ mixes are not considered. We strongly encourage applicants to accompany their submissions with live recordings of their performances.

The submission deadline for all MUTEK 2010 proposals is December 15, 2009, though we strongly encourage you to get in touch with us as soon as possible as by December we are already piecing together our programming. Send your proposals, demos, links and other relevant information by email to, or by regular mail to:

Submission 2010
473 boul Saint-Joseph Est
Montréal (Québec) H2J 1J8

Please note that we cannot confirm the receipt of packages. Artists will be contacted if they have been selected to perform at the festival. We would like to thank all candidates in advance for their interest.



MUTEK's Artistic Director, Alain Mongeau, will be present at Seattle's Decibel Festival, which runs September 24 to 27, 2009. As one of the invited guests for the panel concerning Emerging Networks in North America (presented Friday, September 25, 2009), Alain will take part in discussing the issues faced by digital arts organizations in North America today.

September to November 2009

Buenos Aires, Argentina, will be a hotspot of MUTEK activity during the next few weeks! To celebrate 5 years of MUTEK in Argentina and 10 years of MUTEK in Montreal, MUTEK [AR] presents a series of events running through September, October and November 2009. Three editions of MICRO MUTEK will take place at the Niceto Club, bringing in diverse and talented artists such as AKUFEN (CA), MATHIAS KADEN (DE), T. RAUMSCHMIERE (DE), and France's ZOMBIE ZOMBIE. These events will be complemented by experimental showcases, presenting in collaboration with local arts and technology laboratory LIMb0, highlighting MUTEK [AR]'s continuing commitment in fostering cutting-edge artists and innovations in technology. Also not to miss are workshops and performances of Montrealer HERMAN KOLGEN's latest project, “IN/JECT”, a forceful and stunning audiovisual work that invites you to contemplate the human body submerged in a giant water tank.


Two rooms, multiple sounds, featuring ZOMBIE ZOMBIE [FR], BIG UP! [AR], FREE RADICALS [AR], GET NUTS [AR], THE WAITERS [AR]…
Niceto Club, midnight

TMDG and MUTEK [AR] present:
AKUFEN [CA] live
Buenas Noches @ TRImarchi [TRImarchi Graphic Design Festival] - Mar del Plata

Espacio Fundacion Telefonica

PANORAMICA and MUTEK [AR] present:
HERMAN KOLGEN [CA] – “IN/JECT” live performance
Espacio Fundacion Telefonica

AKUFEN [CA] – live, CHANCHA VIA CIRCUITO [ZZK Records] – live + more artists
Niceto Club, midnight

LIMb0 concerts presents:
Alliance Française auditorium, 8 pm.

MATHIAS KADEN [DE] – live, T. RAUMSCHMIERE [DE] – live, QZEN [US] – live + more artists
Niceto Club, midnight

LIMb0 concerts presents:
Alliance Française auditorium, 8 pm.

Advanced tickets for MICRO MUTEK event costs AR $40. A passport for all 3 MICRO MUTEKs is on sale now for only AR $90! The passport is available until September 25, 2009, and can be purchased at the Niceto Club box office or through

For more detailed information please see the calendar section of or visit


MUTEK would like to thank the following partners for their general and ongoing support: le Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, le Ministère du Tourisme du Québec, le Ministère des Affaires Municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire du Québec, the Canada Council for the Arts, Musicaction, le Ministère de la Culture, des communications et de la condition féminine du Québec, the Department of Canadian Heritage, le Conseil des arts de Montréal, the City of Montréal, FACTOR, and Tourisme Montréal.

The organization is particularly grateful for the support of its MUTEK_10 presenting partner, Solotech, and its collaborating partner, Ubisoft. Thanks also to the media and private partners that support our ongoing activities: Resident Advisor, Exclaim!, XLR8R, The Wire, Tsugi, Via Rail Canada, and Club Voyages Equinox.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Decibel Schedule 2009

So easy to get organized with this calendar feature, big ups on that.

dB Conference Film Screening : "Speaking in Code" directed by Amy Grill

I'm super excited to go check this film out during decibel. Hopefully I won't be too partied out from the night before and can actually make it to the screening. There are very few films that speak to our subculture and this is one of them.

Speaking in Code will definitely hit close to home. Described as, an intimate account of people who are completely lost in music.
"A heartbreaking and lighthearted documentary, it's a vérité glimpse into the world of techno Speaking in Code is a personal journey through a world where people give up everything to be lost in music. A techno lover (and the director's then husband) risks it all to change Boston from a rock town into a techno city."

Starring: Modeselektor, Wighnomy Brothers, Monolake, Philip Sherburne, David Day & Amy Grill. Also featuring: Ellen Allien, Tobias Thomas, Marc LeClair AKA Akufen, Wolfgang Voigt, Michael Mayer, Reinhard Voigt, Sascha Ring AKA Apparat, Sascha Funke, Mario Willms AKA Douglas Greed, Miss Kittin, Dan Paluska AKA Six Million Dollar Dan, Mike Uzzi AKA Smartypants. Featuring music by: Modeselektor, Wighnomy Brothers, Robag Wruhme, Ellen Allien & Apparat, The Field, Monolake, Michael Mayer, Gas, Jonas Bering, SCSI-9, Gui Boratto, Superpitcher, Steadycam, Dettinger, The Rice Twins, Reinhard Voigt, Oxia.

After the screening there will be a special question and answer session with the film’s director, Amy Grill, and The Wighnomy Brothers, two of the many artists in the film.

Film Screening 2 : 'Speaking in Code' followed by Q&A
Event Page: | View Event Website
Venue: The Seattle Art Museum : Lecture Hall
Address: 216 Union St, Seattle, WA 98101,...

Time: 4:00PM to 6:00PM
About: Featuring Q&A with director Amy Grill and film subjects, The Wighnomy Brothers

Free to the public.

What a nightmare...

So after talking about Decibel forever and planning everything out, I asked for all the days of work so I could go on my super party vacation. I bought my plane ticket about three months ago... So I go back to check everything I print out my E-ticket. And I realize my dumb ass bought the ticket for the wrong date. September 25th, not the 24th which is the day Decibel starts. What and idiot. high holy hell is nothing is going to stop me from getting on that plane on the 24th. I'm going to have to pull a fast one at the airport and act stupid. "What do you mean my flight is on the 25th!", followed by crying, bribing, and last but not least begging. I figure something has to work.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Loving the way Love Evolution is Evolving

Nice set of parties for San Francisco's Festival formerly knows as Love Fest.
Love Evolution weekend is rounding up nicely.

Friday, October 2nd - Pre-Parties

First of we have some Listed & Dirtybird.

Listed Presents TYRANT
feat. Legendary Lee Burridge & Craig Richards together for A LovEvolution Pre-Party like no other!
The Club 525
Friday, 02 October 2009
525 howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94107

but what about Claude?

dirtybird @ Mezzanine LOVEFEST EDITION
Friday, October 2, 2009 at 10:00pm - 4:00am
444 Jessie Street
San Francisco, CA
Price: RSVP = free b4 11 $10 after. no rsvp = more at the door :)
Email: or

Saturday, October 3rd - After Parties

After the festival maddness, another split decision. Will it be a privé with Danny Howell at an o so mysterious location, or KON-fuckin'-TROL at the end up.

Email for details. Invite only.

Coming soon..

Monday, August 31, 2009

September is a busy month...

Electric Zoo, New York Sept 4th

Decibel, Seatle Sept 24th

And i Just found out about Coventions 101, in LA Sept 18 - 19

electronic music festival

3 Stages

12 Hours

20 plus DJs and Performers

Juan Atkins
Paco Osuna
Stacey Pullen
Joel Mull
Misstress Barbara
deepchord presents Echospace
Wighomy Brothers
Detroit Grand Pubahs
Egyptian Lover
Jamie Jupiter
Sean Palm
Acid Circus
Matt Xavier
Andre Ezer
more TBA...

Convention 101
Saturday September 19th, 2009
613 Imperial St.
Los Angeles, CA 90021

21+ ONLY :)
Indoor/Outdoor Festival
Going Strong from 3p-4a

Phone Line: (310)227-3879
Contact: Robtronik at

++ FRIDAY, 9-18-09 Convention Pre-Party with Joel Mull, Sean Palm & more. Railyard Recordings showcase in Hollywood. Location TBA. 9 p.m. - 2 a.m.

++ SUNDAY, 9-20-09 Convention VIP after party at the Standard Hotel, Downtown LA. Rooftop & Pool Party madness with headliners Wighnomy Brothers, Jamie Jones, & more TBA. 1 p.m. - 9 p.m.


Presale Tickets @ Groovetickets:

Official Site:

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Decibel 2009: Venues and Map

View Decibel Festival 2009 in a larger map

: Evening Dance Venues ::
Neumos Thursday – Sunday : 8pm – 2am / 21+
Sole Repair Thursday – Sunday : 8pm – 2am / 21+
Showbox Market Friday : 8pm – 2am / All ages
Chop Suey Saturday : 8pm – 2am / 18+

:: dB Conference and OPTICAL Venues ::
Seattle Art Museum Thursday : 6pm – 9pm & Friday : 12pm – 9pm / All ages
Asian Art Museum Sunday : 3pm – 6pm / All ages
The Triple Door Sunday : 6:30pm – 10pm / All ages

:: dB Afterhours Venues ::
Motor Friday & Saturday : 12am – 6am / 18+
Church of Bass Friday & Saturday : 12am – 6am / 18+
Little Red Studio Friday & Saturday : 12am – 6am / 18+

:: dB in the Park Venues ::
Olympic Sculpture Park Saturday : 12pm – 3pm / All ages
Volunteer Park Sunday : 12pm – 6pm / All ages

:: Will Call & DJ Lounge ::
The Chapel Thursday - Saturday / 21+

Monday, July 27, 2009

Decibel 2009: News Updates

:::: UPDATED 2009 LINE UP ::::
Caspa (UK) : Alter Ego (DE) : Mad Professor (UK) : The Wighnomy Brothers (DE) : Daedelus (US) : Benga (UK) : Robert Hood (US) : Mala (UK) : Mary Anne Hobbs (UK) : Reagenz (UK / US) : N-Type (UK) : Brodinski (FR) : Move D (DE) : Alex Under (ES) : Boxcutter (UK) : Frank Bretschneider (DE) : Martyn (US) : Tim Exile (UK) : Mountains (US) : Deepchord presents: Echospace (US) : Spacetime Continuum (US) : Voodeux (US) : Megasoid (CA) : Holger Zilske aka Smash TV (DE) : Benoit Pioulard (US) : Pinch (UK) : Sub Swara (US) : [a]pendics.shuffle (US) : Ana Sia (US) : Bruno Pronsato (DE / US) : KiloWatts (US) : Tadeo (ES) : Christina Vantzou of Dead Texan (BE) : Nosaj Thing (US) : Mikael Stavöstrand (SE) : An-ten-nae (US) : Dilo (AR) : Mike Slott (US) : Hookerz & Blow (US) : Cascabel Gentz (US / AR) : Sawako (JP / US) : Spektre (US) : Dave Aju (US) : EPROM (US) : DJG (US) : Goldmund (US) : Christopher Willits (US) : Mozaic (US) : MC Rod Azlan (UK) : MC Juakali (US) : Lusine (US) : Kim Cascone (US) : Kotchy (US) : Tanner Ross (US) : William Fowler Collins (US) : Pezzner (US) : Dov (US) : Michael Manahan (US) : Jerry Abstract (US) : Heyoka (US) : Qzen (US) : Mimosa (US) : Danny Corn (US) : SunTzu Sound (US) : Monkeytek (US) : Nordic Soul (US) : Recess (US) : Struggle (US) : Ctrl_Alt_Dlt (US) : D'Jeronimo (US) : dubtek (US) : Kadeejah Streets (US) : Panty Control (US) : The Perfect Cyn (US) : Milkplant (US) : Pipedream (US) + more tba

:: Evening Dance Venues ::
Neumos Thursday - Sunday : 8pm - 2am / 21+
Sole Repair Thursday - Sunday : 8pm - 2am / 21+
Showbox Market Friday : 8pm - 2am / All ages
Chop Suey Saturday : 8pm - 2am / 18+

:: dB Conference and OPTICAL Venues ::
Seattle Art Museum Thursday : 6pm - 9pm & Friday : 12pm - 9pm / All ages
Asian Art Museum Sunday : 3pm - 6pm / All ages
The Triple Door Sunday : 6:30pm - 10pm / All ages

:: dB Afterhours Venues ::
Motor Friday & Saturday : 12am - 6am / 18+
Church of Bass Friday & Saturday : 12am - 6am / 18+
Little Red Studio Friday & Saturday : 12am - 6am / 18+

:: dB in the Park Venues ::
Olympic Sculpture Park Saturday : 12pm - 3pm / All ages
Volunteer Park Sunday : 12pm - 6pm / All ages

:: Will Call & DJ Lounge ::
The Chapel Thursday - Saturday / 21+

In response to the poor economy, Decibel will be offering a limited number of discounted passes from now through July 24th.

You can purchase a Discounted Festival Passes online at: ($50 off the regular pass price)

:::: 2009 FESTIVAL PARTNERS ::::
Decibel is proud to working with the following partners for the 2009 festival (more to be announced)

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Interested in becoming a partner? Please check out our Sponsorship Page:

Monday, July 6, 2009

BEMF: Go Brooklyn!

DEMF move over, BEMF is here. Famous Friends, Noise Problem, and Street Attack have teamed to bring you the second annual Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival. Headliners will include RJD2 and Juan MacLean.

Headliners Announced! (more TBA)
• The Juan MacLean (Live)
• RJD2

The Old American Can Factory
232 Third St, Brooklyn, NY 11215

August 8th, 2009 • 4pm - 4am


BEMF will provide VIP passes for all volunteers. If you are able to help us please email to


Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Decibal Festival 2009 News

:::: 2009 PRELIMINARY LINE UP ::::
Alex Under
(ES) : Alter Ego (DE) : Andrew Weatherall (UK) : Benga (UK) : Boxcutter (UK) : Bruno Pronsato (DE) : Caspa (UK) : Daedalus (US) : Goldmund (US) : KiloWatts (US) : Lusine (US) : Mad Professor (UK) : Martyn (US) : Mary Anne Hobbs (UK) : Megasoid (CA) : Mikael Stavöstrand (SE) : Monolake (DE) : Mountains (US) : Move D (DE) : N-Type (UK) : Nosaj Thing (US) : Pezzner (US) : Reagenz (UK / US) : Spacetime Continuum (US) : Sub Swara (US) : Tadeo (ES) : Tanner Ross (US) : Voodeux (US) : The Wighnomy Brothers (DE) : dozens more to be announced later this summer

Monday, June 22, 2009

MUTEK 10 - Photo Gallery

At long last, here they are! My photo gallery from Friday through Sunday of Mutek's 10th Edition in Montreal. Events covered in the photos are ATOM1, Nocturne 3, Piknic 1, Nocturne 4, Piknic 2, and Nocturne 5, as well as some other random shots from around town. Click below to open the gallery.
Mutek 10 - Photos by Reuben Sweeney



8,000 lbs of recyclable materials collected during three-day festival

Movement 2009 attendance and collected recyclable material numbers exceeded 2008 festival totals. Paxahau announced today that 83,322 people visited Hart Plaza during the three-day Memorial Day Weekend for the annual electronic music festival that featured nearly 100 performances on four stages.

“Movement 2009 was an overwhelming success on so many levels,” said festival producer Jason Huvaere. “People loved the lineup of performances we were able to put together this year. Our sponsors and vendors really stepped up this year despite the tough economy. The recycling program surpassed last year’s totals for collected items. And we had great weather the entire weekend, which definitely contributed to the record breaking turnout. As far as events like this go, in our eyes it could not have gone any better.”

Since Paxahau began producing Movement in 2006 attendance at the festival has steadily increased each year. An estimated crowd of a little more than 40,000 people attended in 2006 and nearly 45,000 attended in 2007. In 2008 nearly 78,000 attended and for the first time ever festival attendance was tracked using turnstiles. This year hand-held clickers were used to count attendance.

Festival-Goers Recycle
Electronic Music fans in attendance at Movement 2009 proved to be an environmentally-friendly group. Four tons or 8,000 pounds of recyclable materials were collected over the course of the three-day festival. This year’s total surpassed 2008 totals by 5,000 pounds.

Paxahau partnered again with Recycle Detroit, a non-profit organization founded by Detroiter Sarah Kubik. The hard-working non-profit had a team of 100 volunteers, utilized 40 recycling stations and successfully convinced nearly 2,500 people to commit to be more environmentally conscious.

“We were very pleased to have Sarah and her Recycle Detroit volunteers be apart of Movement again this year,” said Huvaere. “They have single-handedly taken the festival’s recycling program to the next level. Recycle Detroit is a great organization.”

Carl Craig Becoming Creative Director Steals the Show
Paxahau assembled an exciting lineup of local, national and international performers, but it was the announcement of Techno Music legend Carl Craig being named Creative Director for Movement 2010 that dominated the conversation on blogs and among groups of festival-goers all weekend long.

“We have received nothing but positive feedback from the announcement about Carl,” said Huvaere. “His involvement will strengthen the future of the Movement festival in Detroit. Carl is a musical visionary whose ambassadorship is unparalleled. We are extremely excited to have him involved at this level.”

In his new role Craig will be involved in various creative aspects of Movement and serve as an ambassador for the Movement festival as he travels the world performing for throngs of electronic music enthusiasts.

Movement’s New International Partnership
The new partnership between Movement Detroit and Movement Torino officially started as Movement 2009 ended. Together they hosted the festival’s closing party at Capital Square in downtown Detroit.

“It was an awesome start to what we anticipate will be a great partnership,” said Huvaere.

The producers of Movement Torino were in Detroit for Movement 2009. Maurizio Vitale said, “We enjoyed our visit to Detroit. The festival was fantastic. Torino and Detroit are very similar cities, which is reason we think our partnership with Paxahau is going to be very strong.”

The two groups will work together to promote each other’s festivals. Movement Torino, which takes place in October, was being promoted at this year’s festival with flyers and the Movement Detroit closing party. The web site is: Once the Torino festival has concluded, the group from Italy will begin to promote Movement 2010 in Detroit to their stakeholders.

About Paxahau
Since 1998 Paxahau has promoted electronic music and has grown to include a web archive and an event production company that produces and promotes events all year round. With a network of alliances and resources that span the globe, Paxahau has earned the reputation as a premier promotions group within the electronic music industry.


Wednesday, June 17, 2009

DEMF Afterparty Picks: The Verdicts

In my final words on this year's DEMF, I thought it might be nice to review the afterparties that I so unabashedly recommended. Yes, I actually did go to all of the ones I mentioned, and there's pics to prove it! So here we go...

The Bunker - Detroit Edition @ Oslo

With the simple yet superlative lineup of Jan Krueger and Derek Plaslaiko, there ain't much that can go wrong. The one thing I was worried about -- Oslo's terrible ventilation and intense heat -- was well-taken care of with the additions of several fans (and a not too packed venue). Thanks guys! The only downer of the night was missing Derek's set (my fault). I had wrongly assumed the party would go late and that Derek and Jan would be trading on and off all night. Oslo, under some new stricter rules, closed at around 2AM all weekend. Overall though, a great time, and the perfect way to start off the weekend.
Verdict: WIN

VOLATL pres. The Other Nine to Five @ The River's Edge Grille

Whether it was the venue, I can't be sure, but the vibe at this year's VOLATL afterparty was entirely different than last year's. This was undeniably a change for the better. Whereas last year's party had a bit of a sketchy drugged-out sweaty rave vibe, the vibe this year felt much more laid-back and un-oppressive. The open-air deck out back certainly helped this. The sound in all areas was top notch, and the rubberized flooring on the outdoor deck was fantastic for feet weary from day-long dancing and walking. I didn't catch any of the sets on the first floor, so I can't comment to the music there, but there other two areas showcased some fantastic music.

The inside of the second floor was the Hello?Repeat area, with Clink Recordings running things on the outdoor deck. Inside, a tag-team set from label co-heads Jan Krueger ("surprise" guest) and Daze Maxim got things going, and was finished up with the entire crowd rocking out to an excellent live performance from Bruno Pronsato. Outside, the Clink roster kept things dark and thumping all night long. As much as I loved the deck, the great music inside had me going back and forth between the two areas for most of the night. Fostering a great vibe is key in having a memorable party, and this was well-accomplished. The night ended up feeling like a great night out at a bar with friends, that just so happened to be accompanied by killer music.
Verdict: WIN

I'm On A Boat on The Detroit Princess

My initial apprehensions about this party were soon put to rest. The massive line to get in moved along at a surprisingly quick pace, and the boat took off on schedule without a hitch. First of all, the boat was f'ing MASSIVE. The three floors provided more than enough room for huge crowd that attended, and there was plenty of room to dance no matter where you were (except for maybe right up next to the booth on the Luciano/Dice floor). All three floors also sported great sound, although it was a bit marred on two of the floors by a rattling ceiling. Also on the plus side were clean bathrooms that, on the first floor at least, didn't even have lines.

Further allayed were my fears of potentially boring repeat performances. I'm happy to report that the music on all three floors was amazing! All of the sets I saw were better than their counterparts at the festival, and the artists seemed to be having a better time too, with even Carl Craig flashing an elusive smile during his set. Most outstanding in my mind were MK vs. Scotty Deep on the third floor, and the Dixon/Ame/Schwarz night-long jam session on the first. MK/Deep played upbeat house, full of funk and energy. Usually I can't get into any house sets above a certain tempo, but this one really knocked me on my ass and opened my eyes to how good it could get. With about 70% of attendees packing out the second floor for Luciano and Loco Dice, I found myself retreating to the less intense and cooler surroundings of the first floor, where Dixon, Ame, and Henrik Schwarz were playing. The sparse crowd didn't seem to phase them -- the four performers looked like they were having the time of their lives and it came out in their joyful spontaneous set. I couldn't have been happier either, it felt like a private concert. Instead of the solo sets they were slotted to play, they again combined forces, with Ame and Dixon working turntables and fx, and Schwarz accompanying with his own beats. A very memorable night altogether and a definite front-runner for party of the festival.
Verdict: WIN

Need I Say More? part 4 @ The Old Miami

This party is pretty self-explanatory by now: Big green backyard, sunshine, a slew of happy ravers fueled by minimal sleep and maximal "substance" intake, unannounced big-name DJ guests alongside relative unknowns. Toss in some BBQ for good measure, and you've got yourself a kickass party. This year's edition proved no different. There were some problems with the sound earlier on, but aside from that, the day flowed along pretty smoothly, making quite a few people late to Movement. Even with both hosts eventually gone to play the festival, the party went on, stopped only briefly by the awkward-yet-engrossing ROTC kid gun display (the Old Miami is an old VFW hall, after all). Excellent tag-team sets from Matthew Dear/Ryan Elliott and Jamie Jones/Damian Lazarus (who got with the program eventually) were accented by Shaun Reeves playing on an injured ankle, Alex Picone, and my personal show-stealer of the festival weekend, Pezzner. Just as the then-unknown to me Jan Krueger did last year, Pezzner, who I had never heard of before, gave me a pleasant surprise with his fantastic live set. The only down-point worth mentioning: it seems the Old Miami will no longer play host to this party due to an unclear dispute between the party hosts and the venue management. All good things must end! Hope you got your fill this year.
Verdict: WIN

Hot Natured @ Exodus

Though the music inside was solid, the real party worth mentioning was going on outside on the deck. On the final night of a four-day technothon, you start to get... well... a bit sick of techno. I couldn't have been more grateful for the "disco" set courtesy of Jamie Jones, Lee Curtiss, and Lee Foss that night. Grooving to oldskool jams was a great way to wind down the epic weekend, and the perfect relaxing finish I was looking for before packing up and wearily heading home. Thanks for a great party guys! I hope to see repeat editions in the coming years.
Verdict: WIN


So, if for some reason you couldn't figure it out yourself, that's five wins and zero fails. I was pretty surprised with how well everything went this year. With no major disappointments whatsoever in my afterparty expedition, I think I might just give myself a pat on the back for the recommendations. Whatever you ended up going to this year, I hope you had as much fun as I did.

Also of note were reSolute, which I can't offer too much insight on, since I wussed out after about two hours and dipped around 8AM, and an impromptu party thrown by the Bunker crew at Oslo on Monday night. The lineup featured Eric Cloutier, Steve Bug, and Adultnapper, all of whom played some fantastic jams on a shockingly good sound system.

"Thanks for last night Detroit, but I gotta go. Don't call me, I'll call you."

Check out the full gallery of pictures from afterparties here:
DEMF 2009 Afterparties - Photos by Reuben Sweeney

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Love Fest to LoveEvolution

Photo by veo

Yep, LoveEvolution is the new name for the festival formerly known as, Love Fest.

San Francisco LovEvolution : A Dance Music Parade & Festival. The same spirit of Love Parade and LoveFest continues in our 6th year. A celebration of dance and music, of tolerance, peace, diversity and justice.

The date is set for Saturday, October 3rd 2009. Once again we'll set off on a grand parade set to beats down Market St. and end up with an epic festival at Civic Center plaza. Last year over 100,000 peacefully enjoyed the fun and the sun, and we were able to raise money for a myriad of non-profit organizations. We look forward to together making this year even better.

More info:

Contact info:
San Francisco LovEvolution
182 Howard St. #208
San Francisco, CA 94105
Info line: 415.820.1423


2009 Float Application if you're interested in having a float in this year's event, are due July 15th.

green shade - san francisco lovefest 2007

Friday, June 12, 2009

Let me introduce you to CEMAC

Well it's about time Chi-town did its own festival, having DEMF so close by I'm surprised they hadn't taken a cue from the neighbors.

The Chicago Electronic Music and Arts Coalition’s primary function is to serve as the planning body of the Chicago Electronic Music and Arts Festival. The goal of CEMAC is to educate the general public and fellow listeners about Chicago’s role in the influence, progression and evolution of electronic and modern music and art.

The Chicago Electronic Music and Arts Coalition strives to foster an ongoing dialogue among community members regarding these principles, creating learning opportunities throughout the community at large while implementing ongoing outreach efforts. Long-range initiatives include:

• Hosting educational workshops, information sessions and panels for working electronic arts professionals and community members, to be held throughout the year at various supportive venues throughout the community.
• Produce fundraiser events on behalf of CEMAC and other like-minded organizations within Chicago’s electronic arts community
• Fostering collaboration between working artists and local businesses
• Serve as arts advocacy and general creative support for working electronic musicians and artists
• Hosting an annual festival in Chicago that showcases innovative developments in electronic music, experimental music and multimedia arts
• Produce consistent promotion and elevation of the local electronic music scene within Chicago and throughout the United States.
• The Chicago Electronic Music and Arts Coalition will also help public officials and citizens alike to acknowledge and promote the educational impact and economic value of electronic music upon the city of Chicago.


The principal goal of the Chicago Electronic Music and Arts Festival is to showcase, highlight and educate listeners about Chicago’s rich history and many contributions concerning the influence, progression and evolution of electronic and modern music and art on a global scale while paying homage to Chicago, the city known across the globe as the birthplace of house music.

The four-day festival will bring together electronic music’s pioneers, innovators and next-generation leaders for a series of live performances, DJ sets, screenings and discussions, focusing upon the convergence of electronic music with other forms of music and cutting-edge digital art.

The first annual CEMAC Festival will include many of the world’s best electronic musicians, DJs and producers, multimedia artists and video artists, bringing together electronic music’s legends and pioneers and next-generation innovators, for a series of live performances, DJ sets, film screenings, panel discussions, and educational workshops. The festival will feature local talent alongside emerging and well established artists who have been touched and influenced by the Chicago electronic music.

The festival is organized and supported by the Chicago Electronic Music and Arts coalition, with additional support from governmental agencies and consulates, media sponsors, and co-presenters affiliated with various music clubs and venue partners throughout Chicago. All have lent their support and resources in an effort to host a combination of free and ticketed events, showcasing a wide variety of electronic and experimental musical styles. Lastly, The Chicago Electronic Music and Arts Festival will gauge, acknowledge and emphasize the economic value and impact of electronic music on the city of Chicago, not just surrounding the festival, but sharing the focus with the nightclub and tourism industries surrounding the festival.

More info:

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Movement 2009: Dust + Scratches | Post-DEMF Edition: Vidal Vargas of Acid Circus

Our post-DEMF saga continues, this time with Vidal Vargas. Vidal is one half of the very talented techno brother-duo of Acid Circus. Based out of LA, they co-founded DROID Behavior, a record label and event production group that is also home to Drumcell, who rocked the main stage at this year's festival. I've run into the brothers Vargas every year in Detroit thus far, so I figured it was about time.

What do you like most about Detroit and playing there?

Yes, Detroit can be hater central... [but] the good thing about playing during festival weekend is music heads from all over N America converge in one place for the same reasons. So as an artist not only are you playing to the Detroit crowd but you are also exposing yourself to a broader fan base.

What artists at this years festival were you excited to see perform? If you got to see them, how were they?

To do: Jay Denham, Octave One, Anthony Rother, Flying Lotus, Drumcell, Beyer, Carola, Ellen Allien, Osunlade, Glitch Mob, Tiga, etc.

Who actually impressed? Drumcell, Rother, Osunlade, Dennis Ferrer, Tiga, Beyer... bout it.

What one item is a must-have for you at a music festival or big event like DEMF?

Corn dogs.
What is your favorite music right now that is not techno or house?

Jiggy rap, hip hop, r n b.

How much sleep do you think you got over the DEMF weekend?

I think I only pulled an all nighter from Sunday to Monday. Monday night I crashed by 1am after a Niki's Pizza grease overdose. The other nights, 5 hours or so.

What kind of shoes did you wear to Detroit?

Black and white Saucony's!

What's the longest set you've played without a bathroom break?

4 hours in Dominican Republic.

What did you get into trouble for as a child? What was your favorite childhood toy?

Sneaking out to clubs / warehouses / raves at 15-17 clearly pissed [my parents] off.
Fave toys? Star Wars, Ninja Turtles, Sega Genesis and Super Nintendo.

I still have Super NES and Genesis btw.

Did your parents know where you were (in Detroit)?

Yeah they are pretty involved and up to date on our music career and endeavors. They support us.
Finally, what time was your flight?

Hmmmm got into Detroit 10pm Friday... left Tuesday 2pm.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Movement 2009: Dust + Scratches | Post-DEMF Edition:
Kyle Geiger

Today we have longtime DEMF "survivor" and Drumcode wunderkind Kyle Geiger. He's been making headlines around the world since Adam Beyer named him the best "breakthrough DJ of 2008," and we wouldn't be terribly surprised if he showed up on Movement's lineup sooner or later.

What do you like most about Detroit and playing there?'s got a great personality?

What artists at this years festival were you excited to see perform? If you got to see them, how were they?

Carl Craig, Wighnomy Bros., Carl Cox, Guy Gerber. They all had ways of inspiring me! All of them inspired me to challenge myself musically...but there were some other acts that reminded me that I should always take time to practice DJing, even if I've been doing it for a long time, because apparently you can forget how! I will not mention any names, because I know how big of an emo pansy I am when someone says I suck on a message board, so it wouldn't be fair to dish it out to others. Guy Gerber’s music was brilliant and heady. Carl Cox was rockin' less the occasional cheezy track. Carl Craig is just a genius and I am thrilled that he'll be running things artistically next year. The Wighnomy! I hope I'm able to continue having as much fun as they obviously do when they're playing! And their track selection was stellar.

What one item is a must-have for you at a music festival or big event like DEMF?

Earplugs. People who don't wear them are making very unwise decisions. Rumor has it that your hearing has to last the rest of your life.

What is your favorite music right now that is not techno or house?

Hip-hop is always a strong influence [on me], from Tupac to Biggie; from Saul Williams to Aesop Rock. Heck, I even like some Dizzee Rascal. I also like some good old rock music too.

How much sleep do you think you got over the DEMF weekend?

Actually plenty! I have gotten to a point where I refuse to push myself so much to where I'm grumpy and burnt out on the music I've loved for so long.

What kind of shoes did you wear to Detroit?

These diesels that I bought on clearance that are very comfy and easy to wipe dirt and rave scum off of!

What's the longest set you've played without a bathroom break?

I would say probably 3-3.5 hours. Which is odd, considering that I can't recall the last time I've sat through a movie in the theater without having to use the restroom midway through. It must be a psychological thing, which is quite frustrating, as I just had to piss while watching Terminator 4 and missed out on some crazy robotic warfare!

What did you get into trouble for as a child?

I got into trouble but it was always the "dennis the menace" sort of trouble, not the call your parents from jail sort of trouble. I've never done any drugs in my life, nor do I plan to. We used to just do really stupid stuff involving bottle rockets, catching animals out of the ditch and putting them in my fish tank which was way too small for some of the animals we introduced into that environment :). One time me and my friends called a random number and sang "Nine Inch Nails - Closer " on the persons voicemail. My genius friend dialed the number without hitting *67. If you know the lyrics to the song, you could understand why a poor old lady would be a little scared by teenagers yelling that songs chorus into her answering machine. It goes without saying that my parents took all my Nine Inch Nails CD's away from me for a very long time after the lady called back and informed my friends father of the message she received from his number. Okay, so maybe Dennis the Menace wouldn't have done that last least not on the cartoon version.

Did your parents know where you were (in Detroit)?

I always keep my mom informed. It's always good to inform at least one person where to go looking for you if they don't hear from you after a while :).

Finally, if you can remember, what time was your flight?

I only live about 3 hours from Detroit, so driving is where it's at for me!


For more on Kyle: