It’s time once again for all the wireheads of the world to plug into MUTEK! You only have until June 2 (that is, tomorrow) to get it in gear. If you’re still undecided, there are at least two good reasons to buy your tickets for the 2011 fest: Plastikman and Amon Tobin
For over a decade, MUTEK has made Montreal a mecca for fans of electronic music. In contrast to the club version of electronic that pervades the mainstream, MUTEK prides itself on its appeal to hardcore fans of IDM, glitch, minimalist house and much more.
One of the largest electronic music events in Canada, MUTEK is billed as an International Festival of Digital Creativity and Electronic Music. The primary focus since the debut fest in 2000 has been Canadian acts, but its international status means MUTEK isn’t limited to the local – it’s a showcase for electronic artists from across the world, and that means some of the top names in the scene (previous MUTEK guests have included the ubiquitous Kid Koala, Pitchfork darling Fennesz and avant-garde industrial gods Coil). It’s a venue for both the most famous as well as the underground, and this wild mix is one of MUTEK’s chief appeals.
This year’s MUTEK Festival will include appearances by world-renowned electronic artists Amon Tobin as well as Richie Hawtin, alias Plastikman. Over the course of more than a decade, Tobin has redefined IDM with his layered, jazz-influenced style, while Hawtin has been a pillar of the techno community for nearly twenty years. These are perhaps the largest acts to have ever graced MUTEK, and, as if that weren’t enough, they’re also brushing shoulders with the likes of Four Tet and Modeselektor.
If all this sounds like shameless promotion, it totally is. Hell, you can’t blame us for being enthusiastic with a lineup like that. One thing’s for sure: BandMark will allocate some hardcore work and play hours to this sonic smash. See you there!