Are You Ready For Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival 2014?
When some think of Autumn, picking apples and colorful foliage might come to mind…not so much for the enlightened folks in Brooklyn. They don’t care about that stuff, not anyone with an affinity for getting down at least. Right now they’re too busy getting pumped for this year’s Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival, and so are we. Each year BEMF books a myriad of top-notch DJ’s, ranging from a few mainstream essentials to a heap of underground champions both local and international. Over the weekend these artists are mixed into various splurge-worthy bills spread across different venues and clubs. You can choose to attend individual gigs or buy festival passes to the entire event. This year they cooked up a ridiculously good lineup, undoubtedly their best one yet. Safe to say next weekend is going to be insane folks…absolutely wild.
A.Pop ♦ Aeroplane ♦ Alessandro Cortini ♦ Alvin Aronson ♦ Ambassaduers ♦ Aphrohead ♦ Beckwith ♦ Billon ♦ BitFunk ♦ Bitchin Bajas ♦ Blacky II ♦ Booka Shade ♦ Bryan Kasenic ♦ Chris Malinchak ♦ Cut Chemist & DJ Shadow ♦ Damian Lazarus ♦ Dan Wender ♦ Dave P ♦ Delroy Edwards ♦ Deru 1979 ft. Effixx ♦ Different Sleep ♦ Dorian Concept♦ Eats Everything ♦ Fahad ♦ Forma ♦ Fort Romeau ♦ Francesca Lombardo ♦ Fur Coat ♦ Galantis ♦ The Gaslamp Killer♦ Heathered Pearls ♦ Huxley ♦ Jackmaster ♦ Jamie Principle ♦ JDH ♦ Jozif ♦ Jubilee ♦ Lee Bannon ♦ Linsay Lowend ♦ Little Boots (LIVE) ♦ Machinedrum ♦ MANIK ♦ Martyn ♦ Mike Servito ♦ Morgan Louis ♦ Move D ♦ Omar S ♦ Pangaea ♦ Paul Raffaele ♦ Pinch ♦ Prefuse 73 ♦ Reagenz ♦ Route 94 ♦ Shift K3Y ♦ Taimur ♦ Todd Edwards ♦ Trent Cantrelle ♦ Turtle Bugg ♦ Universal Cell Unlock ♦ Young Male
Take the clubland shenanigans that happen there year round, and condense them into a weekend summary. That’s basically what the guys at BEMF have done. The multiple-venue format really works to the music’s advantage as well. In the end, you’re combining the diversity of a typical music festival with the intimate feel of a one-off club event. When you roll into a room everyone in the crowd has the same agenda: to see those specific artists perform. It works the same way on the opposite spectrum; when the artist gets on stage, they know that room is for them. It’s like playing on home field against the Yankees. In that sense, everyone is interconnected. It’s a beautiful thing. Now throw this year’s lineup into the mix (pun intended). There are so many good acts to choose from you’d think we were talking about a European event. Fans can see The Gaslamp Killer go psycho at Verboten, or hop over to the Music Hall of Williamsburg for the US return of Booka Shade, all in one night! Scared of falling too far into a dark techno abyss? Pull yourself out with the classy Belgian beats of Aeroplane ! It’s all there in a musical dream come true. In other words, Brooklyn slays it once again.
Now who could be ready for such an enduring marathon of techno-tronic calamity? Only a trained beat junkie and live music extraordinaire like you and I, that’s who! If you have a game face, this is the time to put it on. Will you take next weekend off and remind yourselves of what it is that makes you tick? Tickets are available here. We hope to see you there 😉
Posted on October 30, 2014, in Festivals, Upcoming Events and tagged aeroplane, bit funk, booka shade, brooklyn electronic music festival, gaslamp killer, verboten. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.