As a spearhead of Detroit techno's second wave he combines a passion for technology with a determination to push boundaries and explore sound in its purest form. Fusing musical influences from Chicago house and Detroit techno with artistic concepts from the likes of Rothko, he strips back layers and reduces sound to its very essence. Projects such as Concept 1 and his infamous Plastikman pseudonym are now regarded as seminal works of minimal techno. His set at Eastern Electrics will offer music fans a unique opportunity to experience one of the world’s most revered artists in a location steeped in rich musical heritage.
One of house music’s originators Kerri Chandler will also be joining festivities, as will mash-up master and Numbers co-founder Jackmaster along with fellow cohort Spencer. Rising star of Detroit techno Kyle Hall, Chicago mainstay Chez Damier and some of the finest underground talent from Berlin and Rotterdam in the form of Gerd, Tommy Four Seven, Brian Sanhaji have also been announced, as well as some home-grown talent from Matt Tolfrey, Christophe and Lukas.
To spread the love, EE have put together a mega competition with a prize as colossal as the line-up. They are offering one lucky winner (and their even luckier friend) a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience Eastern Electrics Festival as a true superstar, with full VIP weekend passes including AAA treatment, on-site artists liaison, drinks, luxury hotel accommodation, transport to and from the festival, a day in a luxury spa following the festival finale to recover, plus a huge bundle of goodies from artists and labels appearing at the festival including: Goodie bundles from DJ Sneak’s new I’m A House Gangster project, Mobilee, CLR, Dirtybird, Crosstown Rebels, signed and limited edition vinyl, CDs and tickets to exclusive shows. For full details, please see www.easternelectrics.com
The daily schedule for Eastern Electrics Festival has now been revealed. Day tickets from £30 and 2 day camping tickets from £70 are now available.
Line-up so far:
Friday 2nd August
Âme // Ben UFO // / Blawan // Catz N Dogz // Claude VonStroke // Dave Clarke Deetron // Dixon // DJ Sneak // Eats Everything // Felix Dickinson // Geddes Justin Martin // DJ Koze // Huxley // // Levon Vincent // Joy Orbison // Maurice Fulton Maxxi Soundsystem // Maya Jane Coles // Moderat // PBR Streetgang Ralph Lawson // Ryan Crosson // Seth Troxler // Shadow Child // Soul Bros
Saturday 3rd August
Anja Schneider // Ata // Chris Liebing // Climbers // Clockwork // Damian Lazarus DJ Tennis // Droog // Dyed Soundorom // Ellen Allien // Francesca Lombardo Gavin Herlihy // Guy Gerber // Heidi // Infinity Ink // Josh Wink // Jozif // Luca Pilato Maceo Plex // Magda // Matthias Tanzmann // Miguel Campbell // No Artificial Colours // Pan-Pot // Planetary Assault Systems aka Luke Slater // Roman Flügel Sasha // Subb-an
Sunday 4th August
Futureboogie DJs / Giles Smith // James Priestley / Krankbrothers // Laura Jones Masters At Work // Michael Mayer // MK // Nick Curly // Prosumer // Raresh // Robert James // Richy Ahmed // Tama Sumo //Tommy Four Seven // Waifs & Strays
Electronica supergroup Moderat, the adroit fusion of Modeselektor and Apparat will release the follow on from their highly acclaimed self-titled album that saw them voted no. 1 Live Act in 2009 by RA readers. The Berlin production trio will debut new material with a very special live performance at Eastern Electrics, set to coincide with the worldwide album release date. A meteoric rise to success has seen Maya Jane Coles become one of electronic music’s most sought-after talents, and with her hotly anticipated debut album dropping later this year, the pint-sized producer is only just getting started. International superstar DJ Sasha will be making his first EE appearance as will Soul Bros, a heady union of Soul Clap and The Martinez Brothers. After stand-out performances at last year’s Festival and NYE, MK, Maceo Plex, Miguel Campbell and Huxley will all be welcomed back for 2013.
Adding to the already robust techno constitution are some of the scene’s most influential innovators in the form of “The Baron Of Techno” himself, Dave Clarke, Ovum head honcho Josh Wink, Moon Harbour founder and resident of infamous DC10’s Circoloco Mathias Tanzmann, Luke Slater’s alter-ego Planetary Assault Systems and genre main-stays Raresh and Deetron.
Honouring not only the cutting edge in house and techno, but celebrating it’s heritage, Eastern Electrics 2013 will see a rare UK performance from one of house music’s most influential production duos and true pioneers, Masters At Work. With a career spanning almost two decades ‘Little’ Louie Vega and Kenny ‘Dope’ Gonzalez are celebrated for an eclectic body of work, instrumental in helping shape the course of electronic music and earning them the ‘Outstanding Contribution’ Award at the US Dancestar Awards at the Miami Winter Music Conference 2002.
With over 40 more artists still to announce including some of the biggest names, making for a total of over 100 artists, playing 24 parties over 3 days in 1 epic location.
Second wave of announced artists:
Dave Clarke // Deetron // Felix Dickinson // Futurebogie DJs // Giles Smith // Huxley // Infinity Ink // James Priestly // Josh Wink // Jozif // Koze // Laura Jones // Luca Pilato // Maceo Plex // Masters At Work // Matthias Tanzmann // Maya Jane Coles // Miguel Campbell // MK // Moderat // Nick Curly // Planetary Assault Systems // Ralph Lawson // Raresh // Robert James // Ryan Crosson // Sasha // Shadow Child // Soul Bros // Tama Sumo // Tommy Four Seven // Waifs & Strays
Second wave of arena hosts:
Boiler Room // Junk Department Present: Culprit // Dirtybird Showcase // Krush Present: Live At Robert Johnson vs Life and Death // Louche.
Eastern Electrics Founder Rob Star said:
“We're really excited to be announcing another 30 quality electronic music acts today, and we're still keeping some of our biggest headliners under wraps! The full line-up pretty much consists of every artist I've ever wanted to book, my only worry now is how we're gonna top this next year! – roll on the summer!”