In case of rain, this program will be held at the Metropolis at 2pm. For details see piknicelectronik.com the morning of the event.
The second of MUTEK’s two PIKNICS behaves as though Saturday night never ended, picking up the high-end house sounds of the Metropolis and transferring the up-tempo snares, hi-hats, and kick-drums to the scenic outdoors of Jean Drapeau Park. The program comprises a strong mix of critically acclaimed producers, both veterans and newcomers alike, showcasing the uplifting powers of house music by threading in aspects of its funk, disco, jazz, and soul predecessors. Hotly tipped young American producer NICOLAS JAAR gets the afternoon underway with a calmly orchestrated, percussively complex version of the genre that references jazz drummers like Art Blakey as much as it does Ricardo Villalobos’ sunnier side. San Francisco’s DAVE AJU, fresh from vocalizing the music of Guillaume & Coutu Dumonts the night before, takes the stage next for his own funk-inflected deepness, working off samples culled from Sun Ra, John Coltrane and his own elastic mouth. As the afternoon stretches toward evening, the sun begins to set to a disco-fried, bass-laden live set from the Netherlands’ SAN PROPER. Finally, we cross the Atlantic for a class dose of French house courtesy of elusive beatsmith PÉPÉ BRADOCK, who arrives on North American shores for this rare engagement.
June 06, 2010 14:00 - 21:00
$10.00 at the door + tx & sc