“MUTEK was the most interesting, the best, and the most inspiring thing that I have ever been a part of - and that I've ever seen - that had anything to do with electronic music.”
– Richie Hawtin, in Exclaim!
MUTEK expands its programming for the Metropolis while moving their planned SAT events to the Just For Laughs Museum. The SAT, this year, is in the midst of moving to a new location.
72 performers participate in this edition, including Coil, Kevin Drumm, Marina Rosenfeld, Matthew Dear, Philip Jeck, Pita, Senor Coconut, T. Raumschmiere, Telefon Tel Aviv and Tujiko Noriko, as well as Mego and M-Nus label showcases. Also, the final night features the first-ever Narod Niki performance, an all-star jam session conceived by Ricardo Villalobos and Dimbiman that includes Akufen, Dan Bell, Dandy Jack, Luciano, Monolake, and Richie Hawtin.
Canadian performers include [sic], Christof Migone, Clinker, Cobblestone Jazz, Martin Tétreault, Montag and Sixtoo.
Panel discussions also expand and diversify. Over 600 people attend the discussions to listen to over 40 delegates speak freely a number of issues facing the genre.
MUTEK’s ramifications take unexpected directions, with an initial showcase in Chile and a tour of Mexico. Showcases also take place in France, Germany, Spain, and the US.
The MUTEK_REC label releases its first artist album, Don’t Postpone Joy by Montreal duo EGG.