Red Bull Music Academy is proud to have entered into a new partnership with MUTEK: International Festival of Digital Creativity and Electronic Music, a relationship that begun with this cross-Canadian tour and culminates into a the Red Bull Music Academy curated series of three showcases over three nights and one afternoon at the MUTEK festival in Montreal May 30 – June 3, 2012.
As part of MUTEK, festival-goers will also be able to take in two showcases at the Societe des Technologies (SAT), dedicated to an inspiring mix of international acts and graduates of the Red Bull Music Academy.
On Thursday, May 31st evening, Montreal duo SIBIAN & FAUN kickstart the stage that also features Los Angeles-based beat producers SHLOHMO and Red Bull Music Academy Graduate SALVA. Montrealers should be looking forward to NOUVEAU PALAIS, a high profile collaboration featuring onetime local Robert Squire (Sixtoo, Megasoid, Prison Garde), as well as Red Bull Music Academy Graduates Lunice (LuckyMe Records / MadDecent) and Ango (LuckyMe Records). The trio will coincide their performance in conjunction with the digital release of their EP. The soirée ends with the unique talents of UK hip-hop producer Paul White, whose 2011 release Rapping With Paul White has caught the ear of music fans all over.
Meanwhile, Friday, June 1, the installment turns to the sweaty love triangle between bass, house, and techno. Belgium’s SENDAI (featuring Peter Van Hoesen) mark their Canadian debut with a dark and unique Audio/Visual perfomance, setting the stage for Toronto producer and Turbo artist NAUTILUSS. Prolific British producer BNJMN, coming off a critically acclaimed 2011 release Plastic World, makes his MUTEK debut, headlined by Hyperdub founder KODE9.
Saturday , June 2nd, we take the party outside at Place de Paix, right next door to S.A.T., for an afternoon featuring KiNK, Jacob Korn, Danuel Tate, Basic Soul Unit and Montreal’s very own Champion. The Red Bull Music Academy stage will be in full effect, as the stage takes over downtown Montreal with festivalgoers and hardcore fans alike.
Red Bull Music Academy Radio is a web radio station that features hundreds and hundreds of exclusive live recordings, interviews, mixes, and documentary-style feature shows – with more uploaded each day. Launched as a spin-off of the Red Bull Music Academy workshop series in 2005, RBMA Radio has taken giant leaps over the past years, building a vast resource of content from more than 50 countries right across the globe.
All artist performances from all three nights of the Red Bull Music Academy Series at MUTEK, will be available for streaming on Red Bull Music Academy Radio in mid-June for fans to listen to and post to their own social media channels.