You'll never to be able to catch all of the parties, DJs and performers at 2013's sprawling edition of the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival—but, hell, why not give it a try? Or prioritise using our picks of five artists to see at the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival 2013.
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Make sure you check out the scores of the festival's other DJs and producers, too! When the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival sprang to life in 2008, it was something of an anomaly—though the borough was home to probably three quarters of the city’s DJs, producers and clubbers, there wasn’t a hell of a lot of actual dance-music-oriented nightlife to be had in the county of Kings. Boy, have times changed. This year’s festival—boasting nearly 70 artists spread over 15 parties—features both international superstars and a herd of hometown heroes; the later category includes the Rong label’s DJ Spun, Bryan Kasenic from the Bunker, and the Rinsed shindig’s Blacky II and Dan Wender, among many others. You’ll never be able to take in all the action—but here’s a few of the acts you should definitely check out. Kasper Bjørke Hailing from Copenhagen, this Scandi-house honcho incorporates pop, Italodisco, techno and good old-fashioned songwriting into his glittering productions. Kasper Bjørke plays Output Saturday, November 9. Mario Basanov Lithuania’s finest producer (he actually won an award for that in 2011), Basanov’s version of house is effortlessly groovy and, dare we say, sexy. Mario Basanov plays Output Friday, November 8. DJ Sliink Springing from Newark’s Brick Bandits crew and a major player in the Jersey club scene, Sliink’s just as comfortable with lovey-dovey R&B as bombastic, festival-sized trap. DJ Sliink plays Glassland Gallery Friday, November 8. Erika The Det
Got the urge to party, but don't know where? Here are TONY's favorite dance-worthy events, with house, techno, dubstep, hip-hop and more all on the bill. Deep Space: $mall ¢hange + Jackie McCloy Dance-music deity François K and his Deep Space soiree—focusing on dub in all its glorious, echo-drenched forms, but extending its reach to all types of underground dance music—have been ruling Monday nights for years. Mr. K is away Nov 4—but he's left the party in good hands, with a pair of fabled NYC clubbing lifers, the New York Music Pool veteran Jackie McCloy and WFMU's inimitable $mall ¢hange, taking control. Mobile Mondays! 45s: Da Beatminerz Start your week with a wide-ranging regimen of funk, soul, rock, punk, new wave, pop, salsa, calypso, reggae, rhythm & blues, disco and anything else that's danceable, spun (on 45rpm vinyl) by Just Blaze, DJ Misbehaviour, $$$ Mike, Operator EMZ, Joey C, Natasha Diggs and guests. Tonight's affair boasts an appearance from Da Beatminerz, the production team behind iconic hip-hop tunes from Black Moon, Smif-N-Wessun, KRS-One, Naughty by Nature and many, many others. Miss Rebecca and Snkr Joe host. Punderdome The pun, that most democratic of jokes: At its best, it’s sublimely satisfying to the reptilian part of our brains that loves easy comedy. At its worst, it produces a groan so gut-deep, it’s almost as good as a belly laugh. The form is mined for all it’s worth at this monthly tournament, hosted by Rodney Dangerfield impersonator Fred