Friday, July 22, 2011
TodaysArt - Update
For those of you not following us on Twitter, there have been quite a lot more announcements for the Todays Art festival, which is happening in The Hague, 23-24 September 2011. In assisting with the musical programming across the two nights, we tried to adopt a similar ethos to the one we have for selecting our mixes: gather a cross selection of more established names that we love, as well as other artists that might not have the same level of recognition but we really believe are talented. I think we've managed to find a good balance of sounds and styles... In addition to the names already mentioned in the first post, we have a couple more 'core' MNML SSGS artists playing. Ancient Methods may end up destroying the place with their distinctive and destructive brand of war funk, and Peter van Hoesen will be coming straight from Labyrinth to provide further evidence that he is currently one of the best operators in techno music. Nuel, Dozzy's Aquaplano partner, will be also spinning. He has an LP due on Further around the same time as the festival, and for me this is definitely one of the best albums I have heard in 2011. Another ssg favourite on the decks is the lovely Eli Verveine, who will be bringing her unique brand of warm, personal house. We are also excited that Raime will be playing live. Their EPs on Blackest Ever Black were two of our favourite releases of 2010, and we've been hearing excellent reports about their live show. All in all, we think TodaysArt has managed to assemble a diverse and interesting set of artists.
So here is the full programme as of 17 July:
Gob Squad [UK/DE] - Saving the World | Martin Messier [CA/QC] - Sewing Machine Orchestra | Martin Messier + Nicolas Bernier [CA/QC] - La Chambre Des Machines | Transforma [DE] + YRO [FR] - Asynthome
Arion de Munck [NL] - Vierkant en Rond | Keg de Souza [AU] - Gigloo | Lucas Abela [AU] - Vinyl Arcade | Maurice Bogaert [NL] - The Morphed Set (WORKSPACE 11)
Ancient Methods [DE - RSB / Sonic Groove] | Awesome Tapes From Africa [US] | Baris K [TR] | Bo Marley [DK - Jahtari] | Chloé [FR - Kill The DJ / BPitch Control] | Daedelus [US - Ninja Tune / Brainfeeder / Plug Research] | Danton Eeprom [FR/UK - Infiné / Fondation] | dÉbruit [FR/UK - Musique Large / Civil Music] | Delta Funktionen [NL - Delsin / Ann Aimee] | diskJokke [NO - Smalltown Supersound / Full Pupp] | Disrupt + Soom T [DE/UK - Jahtari / Werk Discs] | Dompteur Mooner [DE - Erkrankung Durch Musique] | Elektro Guzzi [AT - Macro] | Eli Verveine [CH] | Jacek Sienkiewicz [PL - Recognition / Cocoon] | Jazzsteppa [UK/DE - Hotflush / Studio Rockers] | Kangding Ray [FR/DE - Raster-Noton] | Kevin Drumm [US] + Thomas Ankersmit [NL/DE] | Luomo [FI - Force Tracks / Huume] | Nuel [IT - Regular / Aquaplano] | Oni Ayhun | Peter Van Hoesen [BE - Time To Express] | Plapla Pinky [FR - Sonore] | Raime [UK - Blackest Ever Black] | Sculpture [UK - Dekorder] | Senking [DE - Raster-Noton / Karaoke Talk] | Todd Terje [NO - Soul Jazz / Full Pupp / Permanent Vacation] | Ulf Eriksson [SE - Kontra-Musik] | Vladislav Delay Quartet [FI/AR/DE - Honest Jon's]
Weekend and day passes are now available through regular presale here:
Day - € 25
Weekend - € 35
Weekend Support - € 55 (Support tickets include an extra contribution towards TodaysArt)
Considering that everything above is included in that price tag, € 35 is a very reasonable price for the weekend. We will keep you updated here, but for full info make sure to check:
TodaysArt homepage / facebook / twitter
Unfortunately PC can't make it, but I've booked my flight and will be coming from Japan for this. Hope to see some ssgs there. Very excited.