Richie Hawtin Essential Mix – 8/25/2012
Richie Hawtin Essential Mix – 8/25/2012
The last guide! Sunday in the Sunday School Grove tent. Right off the bat, everyone should be intrigued. What started as the Sunday School for Degenerates in Miami during WMC has now become a regular installment/tent at Electric Zoo that is synonymous with the best names in underground music. Last year was truly outstanding, with titans like Loco Dice and Dubfire rounding out the bill. This year is no different, and in some ways perhaps better. There is a dichotomy of styles, with one side wielding Germany’s finest dance music export Boys Noize, bringing his infectious brand of maximal techno to the tent. His label mates Destructo, Strip Steve and Djedjotronic are along for the ride and will likely be playing some deep and groovy music to cater to the crowd. On the other side, we have the classic underground names like Innervisions label head Dixon (who was #8 in last years RA poll) and crowd-favorite Marco Carola, whose Music On night in Ibiza this season has been said to be one of the islands most successful residencies ever. Check out our other guides below, and read on to hear more about what you will hear on Sunday.
Be sure to check out all of the Electronica Oasis guides to Electric Zoo below:
- The Basics & Friday: Main Stage
- Friday: Hilltop Arena (Group Therapy)
- Friday: Riverside (Fools Gold Clubhouse)
- Friday: Sunday School Grove (Vagabundos)
Photo Credit: Oliver Correa
Guti is a musician before a DJ; something that is a rarity in todays saturated dance music market. An amazingly talented piano player turned producer, Guti was quickly snagged by Loco Dice’s Desolat camp and turned into a recognizable name in the underground niche. Having been supported by big names like Marco Carola, Carl Cox and Ricardo Villalobos, Guti wasÂ commissionedÂ to do the coveted Essential Mix by Pete Tong (posted below), and decided to do somethingÂ unprecedented: use only his own tracks in the mix. This along with his live playing style and unique musical background have brought him to the forefront of the scene. As he opened the night at an amazing yacht party featuring Guy Gerber and Lee Curtiss (Visionquest) thrown by NYC’s favorite underground party outfit Verboten, it is pretty easy to tell why he has become a big name. Read on to hear about his relationship with Loco Dice and Martin Buttrich, what he thinks of New York, and what it was like to do the Essential Mix.
“Dice is the boss. Dice put me on the spot. I toured the world for two years with him. I learned how to play for 7,000 people with Dice. He taught me how to face a big crowd and feel like you are in the living room of your own house”
-Guti on his relationship with Loco Dice
Guti – Essential Mix – 3/31/2012
Tiga – The Picture EP
If you were fortunate enough to see Luciano’s set last year in the Sunday School Grove tent, it should be blatantly obvious why he and his Vagabundos are curating their own lineup. Known for his smooth and sultry brand of techno while being able to seamlessly throw pop acapellas (‘Toxic’ by Britney, anyone?) over tracks, Luciano has become an underground legend, much akin to Loco Dice and Marco Carola. Expect to hear some amazing unreleased Cadenza (Luciano’s label) material from the master himself, but also expect some curveballs and abstract deep house in this tent by guys like Mendo and Argy. The Cadenza sound seems like the perfect way to kick off the Sunday School Grove at this years Electric Zoo, as it is tasteful, groovy and not overwhelming. The vibe in this tent will be nothing short of amazing, and that is aÂ guarantee. Before the full breakdown after the jump, be sure to check out all of our previous guides!
The day we have all been waiting for! The set times for Electric Zoo 2012 have finally been announced. Use the link HERE to create your own custom schedule and view the set times. And keep it locked on EO for the next 2 weeks for our in depth coverage. We will be taking you day by day, tent by tent and providing “What You Need To Know” guides. Check a few of them out below!
Photo Credit: Doug Van Sant
Heralded by many house-heads as the best event of the summer thus far, Danny Tenaglia & John Digweeds co-headlining show on Governor’s Island was nothing short of amazing. The rain held off, the vibe was perfect, the sound was pristine, and the sets were about as good as it gets. It was the flawless synergy between sand, skyline views, and the toughest and techiest house around that made the event (get the pun, Made Event) truly spectacular. Tenaglia’s exclusive edits and jaw-dropping tribal bombs were all notable, and Digweeds signature sound with deep and groovy baselines was on point. If you were lucky enough to get there on the earlier side, you witnessed great music from Pleasurekraft, who set the stage perfectly for the aforementioned kings of the scene. While “setting the stage” Kaveh of Pleasurekraft might have stolen the show. Tracks like ‘Skeleton Key’ ‘Zooloo’ remix and the all-powerful ‘Tarantula’ were the perfect aural compliments to the sun setting. Check out our interview with Pleasurekraft below in which we learn what makes the Pleasurekraft signature sound, what he thinks about the rise of dance music popularity, and what producers to be on the look out for.
“Some of our tracks have a circusy element. But there is always that dark undertone. Its kind of like that circus where the clown is gonna fuck you up. He’s not gonna give you a balloon. If you saw the end of “Zombieland” you know what I mean! “
-Kaveh of Pleasurekraft
Holy shit. There is no other fitting reaction to music like this. Throw your 128 BPM expectations out the window for a moment. EO rarely if ever will post rap, but when its in the context of a Gesaffelstein remix and it is being released on Brodinski’s label, it warrants a post. Danny Brown’s creepy and inappropriate vocals just add to the ridiculous nature of this track.Â The release date is August 20th on Bromance, and it will come equipped with an original (which is significantly less eerie, yet still bizarre) and a bonus remix from Soufien 3000.
Evil Nine ft. Danny Brown – The Black Brad Pitt (Gesaffelstein Remix)
EDM Snob, this morning, at 10 Eastern, was supposed to release a list of those DJ’s who have cheated in the DJ Mag top 100 poll. Instead, information was released regarding how multiple DJ’s have paid for coverage in the magazine. This has lead to EDM Snob cancelling the investigation into the DJ Mag top 100 poll, as the newly discovered information has “called into question the impartiality of the magazine’s other ventures”. Still, the story is really interesting and worth checking out HERE.
What an amazing booking by the dance music geniuses at Made Event. Danny Tenaglia and John Digweed are co-headlining a show on an island with a view of the Manhattan skyline. As if that wasn’t enough, tech house titans and extremely sought after production duo Pleasurekraft will be playing their first NY show of 2012. The timing of this show is impeccable: Digweed has just released his amazing Live in Cordoba album to critical acclaim, and Tenaglia is the perfect way to demonstrate that Governors Island is not simply a trance haven (it has seen the likes of Dash Berlin and Gareth Emery this summer).
Although this may seem like blasphemy, the most intriguing booking may be Pleasurekraft. Having produced one of the greatest dance music tracks of our generation, ‘Tarantula’, and also having just released ‘Skeleton Key’ alongside the legendary Green Velvet, this rare NY appearance is not to be missed. So get tickets HERE and hop on the early ferry!
Pleasurekraft feat. Green Velvet – Skeleton Key