The collisions between approaches, ages, and genres has always made for an interesting five days, and this year’s installment, which runs from May 29th to June 2nd, looks to be no different. LWE selected our picks for this year’s edition here.
Ahead of his performance at this year’s MUTEK festival, held from June 1-5, LWE caught up with Terry Lee Brown Jr. to discuss his dedication to releasing music in long form, the importance of having outlets for different musical expressions and what he’s up to now. He also hit us up with an incredible exclusive mix of deep, soulful tech-house that simply has to be heard to be believed.
MUTEK and LWE are teaming up to give away two festival passports for all the MUTEK’s 12th edition, June 1st through 5th. To win the prize so good it has us plainly jealous, simply answer our trivia question: What was the name of MUTEK headliner Plastikman’s first release? Send your answer with MUTEK CONTEST in […]
Mutek 2010 lasts five days and spans 28 individual events — all of which encourages attendees to make judicious use of their time and energy. To aid in this process, LWE has assembled its comprehensive guide to the festival, complete with our picks for the must-see events.
Each year at the end of May, thousands of somber looking people wearing muted tones descend on Montreal for Mutek, a festival celebrating electronic music performance. It’s one of the most important electronic music festivals in the world, and along with Movement, one of the two biggest in North America. In some respects, it offers a counterpoint to Movement. Kicking off only a week after the Detroit festival ends, Mutek focuses on electronic performance of all kinds, including the avant-garde, while Movement is primarily a festival for dance music. Furthermore, Movement is characterized by swarms of DJs at official and unofficial parties, while Mutek encourages artists to perform live rather than DJ. This makes for a rather unique experience for electronic music fans who rarely get to see and hear their favorite artists playing their own songs. Which isn’t to say the festival looks down on DJing as an art form. Rather, Mutek strives to offer a panoramic view of everything going on in electronic music today, from ambient drones to schaffel beats and everything in between. For their 10th anniversary, Mutek pulled out all the stops and put on a truly exceptional festival, affirming their position as one of the best music festivals worldwide.