• Moogfest 2014 Lineup: Kraftwerk, Chic, Giorgio Moroder, Darkstar, and More
• The BPM Festival Announces Phase 3 Artists & Day And Night Schedule
• Kaytranada shares “Instrumental Hip-Hop Is Dead” mix
Moogfest 2014 Lineup: Kraftwerk, Chic, Giorgio Moroder, Darkstar, and More
Kraftwerk and Chic featuring Nile Rodgers will headline next year’s Moogfest, which takes over a slew of venues across Asheville, North Carolina from April 23 through 27. Organizers confirmed on December 19 that Kraftwerk — who are also busy working on their first album in a decade — will deliver three performances across two nights, all of them featuring “pristine digital sound and breathtaking 3-D projections,” according to an official announcement, making for a “pure electronic art-rave that epitomizes Kraftwerk’s musical and technical innovation.”
Also on the bill: Giorgio Moroder, Dan Deacon, Laurie Anderson (doing her one-woman live show “The Language of the Future”), Darkstar, Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks, the Gaslamp Killer, Le1f, Chaz Bundick side project Les Sins, RJD2, Wolf Eyes, Soul Clap, Art Department, Green Velvet, Slow Hands, Sasha, NRP, Escort, Adult, Bottin, Lapalux, Kaytranada, Mark Farina, Mike Simonetti, Nick Monaco, Shigeto, and Two Fresh. More than 70 additional artists will be added to the lineup in the coming weeks.
Moogfest 2014 will also host nightly music showcases curated by Warp Records, DFA, Fool’s Gold, Ghostly International, No. 19 Music’s Social Experiment, RVNG, Intl., Driftless Recordings, Crew Love, AFROPUNK, Detroit’s Movement Festival, North Carolina’s Hopscotch Festival, and Austin’s Switched On.
Attendees can also count on “mind-expanding conversation” and a wealth of daytime programming, including new media art installations and interactive technology exhibitions; panels, talks, presentations, and film screenings; and workshops on how to build synthesizers. Speakers include Moroder, Anderson, Cliff Martinez, and many more. Ticketsfor Moogfest 2014 are currently on sale.
The BPM Festival Announces Phase 3 Artists & Day And Night Schedule
The BPM Festival is right around the corner, and adding to our excitement, the third phase of the already stacked lineup has just been released. Names such as Bella Sarris, Boys Noize,Dennis Ferrer, HNQO, Mark Farina, Nicolas Matar, Raresh, and Signal Flow will join the over 200 artists who were previously announced in the first two phases.
In addition to the new artists, BPM has also released the complete schedule for its day and night parties. Several showcases are debuting this year at the festival including Boysnoize Records, Bpitch Control, All Gone Pete Tong, Endless, French Express, Hotflush Recordings, MOOD Records, Noir Music, Ovum Recordings, Trust, and Union.
This year, day parties will be held at Mamitas Beach Club and Kool Beach. The night parties will take place at Blue Parrot and Coco Maya. Three new local venues will be included in the schedule this year – Fusion Beach Club, Lost, and Tabu. Check out the full list of Phase 3 artists and the complete day and night schedules below!
Kaytranada shares “Instrumental Hip-Hop Is Dead” mix
Montreal producer Kaytranada has shared a new mix consisting of his own unreleased hip hop productions.
Entitled ‘Instrumental Hip Hop Is Dead’, the almost hour-long mix sees the Canadian include material synonymous with the smooth, r’n'b and hip hop-leaning tracks he’s released in the last few years.
His recent rise in prominence has been exemplified with an inclusion on Disclosure’s ‘Settle’ remix LP, turning in his edition of ‘January’ for the duo, while he released his latest single ‘At All/Hilarity Duff’ on HW&W in October.
Listen to ‘Instrumental Hip Hop Is Dead’ below.