We’ll go ahead and get this out of the way upfront: no Skrillex at this year’s Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival. I know you’re sad, but the full lineup has just been announced, and while there is an absence of arena-filling star power, it’s chock full of artists pushing the envelope while using computers to produce music that you, our dear readers, may actually want to listen to.
The festival is being put on by promoters MeanRed and will take place over two days and nights across multiple Brooklyn venues big and small, including Glasslands, Brooklyn Bowl, and the Music Hall of Williamsburg, among others. Special rooms will be hosted by the industry’s most taste-making-est of labels, with Friends of Friends, DJ-Kicks, and Extended Play all signed up to make you feel claustrophobic as beats are thumped and knobs are twirled. If you enjoy watching people watching computers (and dancing, maybe?), then you should know that tickets are on sale now. Full lineup below!
Friday, November 9
Gold Panda / Jackmaster / Omar S / Photek / Onra / Nadastrom / Mike Q / Rizzla / Kingdom / Brenmar / Jam City / NGUZUNGUZU / Mori$ / DJ Sabo / DJ Blass / Uproot Andy / Geko Jones
Saturday, November 10
Nicolas Jaar (Live) / Pearson Sound / Benji B / Toddla T / Shlohmo / Baths / XXYYXX / Salva / Nick Hook / Dre Skull / Groundisalva / Hiawatha / Waajeed / Jubilee / Lazy Brow
• Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival: http://bemf.meanredproductions.com