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MUTEK MX Recommends – October 1 – 6

MUTEK MX Recommends – October 1-6

 

John Talabot’s New Label, Ten Years of Dub with Deadbeat and a surprise in collaboration with Sónar Mexico.

 

In MUTEK MX Recommends, you’ll find all the news, up-and-coming activities and pieces from the artistic community that make our festival one of the most exciting experiences of the year. 

 

This is what’s happening between October 1-6 on the road to MUTEK MX Edition 16:

 

>  John Talabot and Axel Boman Start a New Label

The long-awaited return of John Talabot in 2019 has been filled with long dj sets behind the decks, including a couple of all-nighters (here, you can listen to his live session at Moog en Barcelona) and his mixtape for Dekmantel 2019, as existing proof of his current sound. But this has also been a year for new music: this summer we had the release of “Immediate crash alert” and this week, through Instagram, John announced the debut of The Night Land, his new label along Axel Boman, and the release of “Discodrums”, a new single by Talaboman, a track filled with hypnotic groove and cosmic sounds that you can listen to now:

>  Enjoy Deadbeat’s Deepest Dub Sounds in this New Compilation

The prolific Scott Monteith, who is focused on training new digital artists and software development, just released a very special compilation on BLKRTZ, the label that has released all his productions and collaborations as Deadbeat. The Echocord Sessions 2019-2019, published at the end of this summer, puts together eleven tracks released by the iconic Echocord label throughout the last decade, transforming in a radiography of time and showing us the full plasticity that Deadbeat is capable of achieving, inspired by Dub from ‘traditional’ moments, such as “Vampire Dub”, to the acid frenzy of “For Whom The Bell Tolls”.

Echocord operates in Copenhagen since 2002 with Kompakt as their distributor, focused on dub and its most experimental variations, being their signature sound. Their catalogue preserves in physical formant the deepest Dub sounds of artists such as Vladislav Delay, Mikkel Metal and Fluxion.

>  Watch the new Boiler Room by Deena Abdelwahed

Deena Abdelwahed returned to Tunis, her place of birth, in an intense journey that included sets by Crossend, Da Che and Dasha Redkina, among many other Tunisian talents, which you need to follow up close. Deena’s set for the first Boiler Room in this city is a powerful combination of representative sounds from the Middle East along with some other Leftfield Club gems, a perfect introduction before her performance at Edition 16, in which she will interpret the full live version of her magnificent album Khonnar.

>  New remix by Sebastian Mullaert to John Metcalfe

John Metcalfe is one of the low-key cutting-edge cult figures from the past century. He’s the co-founder of The Durutti Column, contributing to the release of the sub-label Factory Classical, and his connection to the Manchester scene has led him to making arrangements for artists like Peter Gabriel, Pretenders and Graham Coxon, by playing the viola, his main instrument, in albums by artists like Max Richter, Goldfrapp, Blur and even Coldplay. What’s more, he’s part of the credits of the iconic album Hex by Bark Psychosis. In between all of this, Metcalfe has his own career as a composer and he’s about to release a new anthology with remixes, commissioned by five electronic music artists, including our dear Sebastian Mullaert. His remix to “So Clear” has been debuted via Beatburger and you can listen to it here. Along with the premiere of this remix, Sabastian has announced the release of his new record, A Place Called •  Inkost (Kontra Music, 2019) for November 4th, and the first single is out now:

Sebastian Mullaert will come to Edition 16 with Circle of Live, a six-hour long set, along Dorisburg, Frank Wiedermann (Âme Live) and Mathew Jonson.  Get your ticket here.

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01-04/10 – This week only: Nocturne Pass + Sónar México Ticket 

Nocturne Pass MUTEK MX + Sónar México General Ticket:  $2199. 

Nocturne Pass MUTEK MX + Sónar México Plus Ticket: $2999. 

Important: The Nocturne Pass, like all MUTEK MX tickets, is for general admission. Tickets fee of additional charges. Purchase with cash or card.

Available in Casa MUTEK. Fraternidad de la UC.

Tuesday October 1 through Friday October 4, 16:00 to 18:00 h. 

Avenida Mexico 200, Hipódromo.

18+, must show valid ID

 

03/10 – Dave Quam @ POV Magazine 5th Anniversary in Terminal

With Phaedra, Dj Chedraui, Eustela and Ga. 

Thursday, October 3, 21:00 h.

Simón Bolívar esq. 5 de Mayo, Centro Histórico. 

Tickets: $100 <00:00 h.>$150

 

05/10 – Electroacoustic sounds from around the World: Korea @ Casa del Lago 

Curated and interpreted by Pedro Castillo. Composers: Young-Shin Choi, Chloe Yoon and more. 

Saturday, October 5, 13:00 h.

Bosque de Chapultepec Primera Sección.

Free Admission.

 

05/10 – Sónar México @ Parque Bicentenario

With Richie Hawtin, Skepta, Charlotte De Witte and more. 

Saturday, October 5, 14:00 h. 

Av. 5 de Mayo 290. 

 

MUTEK MX Recommends – August 13 – 18

MUTEK MX Recommends –  August 13 – 18

 
Batu killed it at Dekmantel, a new high-tech hallucination by Refik Anadol and a workshop to build your own VR Cardboard.

                                   

 

In MUTEK MX Recommends, you’ll find all the up-and-coming news, activities and pieces from the artistic community that makes our festival one of the most exciting experiences of the year.

 

This is what’s happening between August 13-18 in the road to MUTEK MX Edition 16:

 

> Machine Hallucinations, the new high-tech trip by Refik Anadol

 

Refik Anadol continues with an intense season of debuts all around the world, and just when the Artechouse platform announced that he will bring his installation Infinite Space to their Miami branch, they also started preselling tickets for one of the most ambitious immersive experiences ever created by Anadol to date, which will be debuted on the opening of a new space that will be used exclusively for multimedia innovative exhibitions: Machine Hallucinations, will debut on September 6 at the new Artechouse location, located in Chelsea, New York.

With Machine Hallucinations, Artechouse will become the first cultural space to use laser technology for projection with a 150-megapixel resolution in 16K accompanied by a L’ISA sound system with 32 channels used in order to create immersive and hyper-real soundscapes. Refik Anadol bolsters these tools with his unique mixture of data interpretation, Artificial Intelligence, 3-D sculpting and transformation of architectural environments, making Machine Hallucinations a synesthetic reality experiment that projects and transforms images from iconic buildings and spaces in New York, revealing the hidden connections between the city’s past, present and future.

 

Anadol’s previous site-specific digital projections have been displayed at international cultural landmarks worldwide, but never before utilizing technology of this scale and caliber”, Artechouse stated. If you visit New York this fall, you know what to do first. And if not,   Refik will come to Mexico City in November, with the debut of Melting Memories for our Edition 16. Get your tickets here

> Watch an epic set from Batu in Dekmantel before his show at MUTEK MX

 

Batu is one of Dekmantel’s favorites, and for their 2019 edition, which happened just a couple of weeks ago, he played two sets, one to close the night on Saturday, the most important day at the festival, and a second one for Boiler Room on Sunday. On Saturday night, his distinctive mixing skills shined from 8 to 11 PM, gathering all the day’s energy, transforming into a dancing session that Resident Advisor considered among the top-five performances of Dekmantel 2019, as well as Crack Magazine, which simply highlighted that set as the festival’s “stand out moment” in their review. Although (at the moment) we can’t listen to the legendary three-hour set from Saturday by Batu, his performance at the Boiler Room on Sunday is now available.

Dekmantel 2019 : Sunday : Batu

It’s Dekmantel Boilerroom time… watch me close out the stage live here!

Posted by Batu_music on Sunday, August 4, 2019

 

 

And as a reminder: Batu will return to Mexico City at the peak of this momentum, ready to smash the dance floor in our Edition 16, tickets here.

> Circle Of Live expands their creative waves, making use of dance and analogue gear

 

Feeding the surprise and novelty factor behind Circle Of Live, the platform expanded their distinctive live jams set amongst producers by adding the British dancer Nikita Goile (member of the National Dance Company of Wales) and the live vibraphone of Masayoshi Fujita for their live performance at the inauguration of Waking Life festival, where they performed on August 14. With a live analogue instrument and the energy of a dancer like Nikita, known in the contemporary dance circuit in Europe, due to her organic and timeless and heavily improvised dance style, Circle Of Live is faithful to their commitment of unrestricted creation and artistic freedom. In this session, electronic beats and jams were created by Johanna Knutsson, Leafar Legov, Sebastian Mullaert (COL founder) and Matt Karmil

> The top 5 favorite tracks of the Russel brothers aka Overmono in Filter MX

 

“Their sound is exquisite, their breakbeats are addictive and they maintain an abrasive volume at all times through use of percussion, making it impossible to escape,” says Filter México about Overmono, the duo composed by Truss and Tessela (the brothers Tom and Ed Russell), while they present the 5 tracks that have influenced them the most, which you can listen to here. And remember that Overmono is part of our Edition 16, get your tickets here.

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> DJ Stingray @ Yu Yu 

Thursday, August 15, 22:30. Tickets: $350. Must bring ID 21+ 

 

> Conference: Technological disobedience and recycling @ CCD 

 

If you are interested in knowing more about today’s technology from a critical and sustainable perspective in contemporary art practices, come to this conference with the multimedia artist Juanjosé Rivas, in which he explores concepts such as technological disobedience, programmed obsoleteness, technological recycling, cold and hot technologies, reverse engineering and sound recycling.

 

Friday August 16, 12:00 a 14:00. Centro de Cultura Digital.  

Entrada libre – Todas las edades. 

 

> Timedance MX presents Ploy, Phaedra, DJ Unfollow y SyrupFlowers @ Terminal 

Timedance’s (Batu’s label) residence in Mexico presents a night programmed in collaboration with Ensamble. Ploy is the special guest from the UK, the label’s headquarters, he will be playing a set with new tracks and remixes also available in Bandcamp.

 

Saturday August 17, 22:00 h.  Admission: $250 – Must bring ID

 

> DIY session in the Immersive Laboratory at CCD

 

Build your own Cardboard, DIY style, accompanied by the Immersive Laboratory Lab of the CCD. We recommend registering beforehand: http://bit.ly/DIYagoCCD19  

 

Tuesday August 20, 16:00 to 18:00 h. Centro de Cultura Digital.

Free activity registration online.

 

 

 

MUTEK MX Recommends – August 6 – 11

MUTEK MX Recommends –  August 6 – 11

New remix by Deena Abdelwahed, Agora to Fennesz now on vinyl and a new interview with Kevin Martin of King Midas Sound

In MUTEK MX Recommends, you’ll find all the up-and-coming news, activities and pieces from the artistic community that makes our festival, one of the most exciting experiences of the year.

 

This is what will happen between August 6-11 on the road to MUTEK MX, Edition 16:

 

> Agora, the new album by Fennesz is now available on vinyl

 

The solo return from Fennesz after a long period of albums and live sets in collaboration with other explorers of sound and visuals, had captivated once again an audience that has followed him since the late nineties. “(Agora) works in small, fascinating ways from moment to moment but has a cumulative force that is unlike anything he’s done in years”, wrote Pitchfork, and Pop Matters recommends the album as a “reimagining space and time”. Agora has just been released on vinyl, and is now available in Mexico. You can get your copy here and, even better, get a guaranteed place for the live performance in Edition 16 here

> Listen to the new remix by Deena Abdelwahed of Wraetlic

 

A couple of weeks ago Deena Abdelwahed stunned the audience of festivals like Dekmantel with the powerful live version of her album Khonnar (a magnetic, yet dark journey into the life of a woman and queer artist in a Middle East country), but she also showed her impressive skills with her peculiar way of mixing and creating new versions of tracks for her DJ sets. The remix EP of Ad Absurdum, the newest album by the Scottish producer Alex Smoke under his Wraetlic moniker, has just been released in the midst of this intense summer tour, including the remix of “Idioms” by Deena. Listen to it now and don’t miss the live set by Deena in Edition 16, get your guaranteed access here.

> What lies ahead with King Midas Sound: Kevin Martin in conversation with Echoes and Dust

 

“ I want (Solitude) to be a very intense experience to reflect what happened. It should go from a whisper to an avalanche of sound and it should be very physical as well as very cerebral.“   

-Kevin Martin aka The Bug 

 

Having Kevin Martin on stage, either as The Bug – live or DJ Set – or together with Roger Robinson to perform as King Midas Sound (KMS), is an absolute and tortuous pleasure. Only this summer, along with a few select shows with KMS, he has become a special guest to open shows of the stoner-doom-rock band OM and the noise act The Body, in addition to the presentation of a special set in collaboration with Moor Mother at Supersonic Festival. His diverse and extensive career as a producer and his careful and detailed approach to the live audio experience (The Bug may hypnotize you with his subtle ambient explorations or blast through any sound system like a madman), along with his sensitivity in collaborating with other art disciplines, have made Kevin Martin a fascinating and essential figure in the contemporary music scene. Thus, Echoes and Dust magazine went on the mission of having an in-depth conversation with The Bug, publishing a two-part interview, which you may read here (Part I and Part II) and here, you may get your tickets to indulge in the live session with King Midas Sound at Mutek Edition 16

> Two weeks away from the 20th Anniversary of MUTEK Montreal 

Soon MUTEK will take over many iconic places of Montreal: ten locations will host close to 90 live acts along with immersive experiences throughout one whole week. If you are still looking for an international plan this summer, you may take advantage of the special price for the MUTEK Mexico community, using the code MUTEKxMX while purchasing your tickets here. You may also enjoy a taste of what’s coming to our Edition 16 with the live performances by Deena Abdelwahed and Overmono, among many others. One of the most beautiful, diverse and creative cities in North America is waiting for you, see you there.

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> Centro: Conference – What are we going to wear on Mars?

If you are interested in science, fashion and futurist speculation through art, you can’t miss this conference with Lisa Lang, presented by CENTRO. Lisa Lang is a specialist in wearable technology and smart textiles. Throughout this session she will answer questions like: How does fashion react to technology? What is the current situation of the market and what lies ahead for us?

 

Monday, August 12, 19:00 h. 

Universidad CENTRO. Open to the public. Must show valid ID. 

 

> Puce Mary, Kali Malone, Concepción Huerta and Doquier @ 316centro 

Saturday, August 10, 21:00 h. Ticket: $250. Must show valid ID.

 

> Kode9, Deeplinkin, Practice + Me & Myself @ Yu Yu 

Thursday August 8, 22:30. Ticket: $350. Must show valid ID 21+