For those who don’t know MUTEK is probably the best electronic music festival in North America (along with Detroit’s DEMF). They have been doing a better job of booking outside of the very narrow “minimal” music. This year has Dubstep, Disco, Edit kings, Funky stuff and of course, MINIMAL SHIT!
For me it will be very hard to be last year’s personal highlight, FLYING LOTUS’ absolutely ridiculous set. (Check it out here). But we’ll just have to wait and see…
Don’t think the full schedule is out yet but the list of confirmed artists seems to be out.
Here are my picks if you’re in town! (in no particular order of course…)
Appleblim – “Dubstep Don”
Carl Craig – “Detroit Techno Living Monument”
Pilooski – “Beeeeeeggggin’….”
Trus’me – “Midtempo Dubby Disco Upcoming Superstar”
Deadbeat + Paul St-Hilaire – “Light a dub to this”
Jeremy Ellis – “Tropical Boogie Broken Bizness”
The Mole – “Canadian expat makes us proud in Germany”
Moonstarr – “The tallest / nicest / funkiest adopted Montrealer”
Ghislain Poirier – “Insert fog horn noise here”
My only question is that with all the dope electronic / abstract hiphop out there why not book at least one of these guys??? Bullion? Hudson Mohawke? Harmonic 313? Dabrye? Onra? Comme on…!
May 27 – May 31, 2009