Wow, have we prepped a dreamy double-decker weekend for fans of quality electronic music this time around as part of our ongoing Piknic 10thanniversary celebrations!
Saturday, July 28 // Piknic 10
SQUAREPUSHER - IKONIKA - DJ KOBAL
We kick things off Saturday evening, July 28th, with a triple-threat billing featuring a leftfield IDM legend, a British synthstep-via-house starlet, and one of Montreal’s funkier DJs. At 6pm, AFRO KATS label boss DJ Kobal hits the decks to showcase why he’s been selected to warm up crowds for the likes of Stevie Wonder, Funkadelic & the P-Funk All-Stars, and Sharon Jones. Come 7:45pm, Hyperdub’s ever-shifting first lady, Ikonika, touches down for a set that should deftly highlight just why she keeps even the most dedicated dubsteppers guessing what she’ll do next. Two hours later, at 9:45pm, Warp veteran Squarepusher, a producer who has explored everything from drill n’ bass to avant-garde jazz to bass solos to pop albums arrives to Parc Jean-Drapeau for a very rare Montreal appearance. He’s coming fully equipped with his eye-popping LED lightshow, for those among you who like to be impressed (VIDEO LINK HERE).
Tickets : $25 (+sc) for this special event.
Special discount for Piknic Électronik 2012 season pass holders : $20. (Buy it directly onsite, this Saturday.)
All ticketing details and promotions here.
Sunday, July 29 // MEG @ Piknic presented by Nightlife.ca
SON RAW - JACQUES GREENE - LUNICE - MACHINEDRUM - NYMRA & SOFISTICATED
Sunday, July 29th, sees the second day of our big birthday bash weekend ramping up with our friends at MEG coming to join us on Ile Ste Helene for a killer day of bass mutations. Presented by Nightlife.ca, the afternoon on the MOOG stage gets rolling at 2pm with Montreal’s main grime selector Son Raw, whose mad hands are equipped to mix down frenetic beats from jungle breaks to high-speed rhymes. At 5pm, Montreal’s latest international sensation and Vase Recordings founder Jacques Greene takes the tables for a joyride. At 7:15pm, Green’s LuckyMe affiliate Lunice brings a little hip-hop flare to the bass mentality. The main stage caps off at 8:30pm with one of the brightest young innovators on the American bass circuit, Machinedrum (also one-half of Sepalcure), who has spent the past two years offering some rather useful ideas of where the genre can go next.
Over at the GURU stage, we’re in for a High Heels Prohibited kind of afternoon, with house music reigning large from 3pm onwards as residents Nymra & Sofisticated bring their Montreal afterhours vibe out into the daylight.