Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival reveals Nina Kraviz, DJ Seinfeld, Motor City Drum Ensemble and more for 2018 edition

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Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival has announced the first wave of programming for its burrow-wide 2018 edition. The eleventh annual BEMF takes place October 3-6 at some of the city’s hottest venues —including Good Room, Output, and Avant Gardner.

The tenth annual BEMF starts on Thursday, October 4th, with DJ Hell and Massimiliano Pagliara kicking off the festivities at the Good Room while Breakbot ushers in the weekend over at Output. The following evening sees Motor City Drum Ensemble at the Avant Gardner while Shlohmo‘s WEDIDIT crew takes over one of the separate clubs at the compound. That Saturday, DJ Seinfeld will take over the Good Room on his DJ-KiCKS tour, while Mount Kimbie  —who are about to release a DJ-Kicks mix of their own — will take over the Avant Gardner in support of Nina Kraviz.

BEMF will also be offering a limited number of reduced all-access passes in recognition of “the increasingly difficult costs associated with living in Brooklyn, both for artists and music lovers alike.”

More information and tickets can be found here.

Photo Credit: Victor Castro

Low End Theory releases The Gaslamp Killer residency with the series

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Low End Theory, an LA localized “weekly party series” that fosters hip-hop, experimental, and electronic aesthetics has released William Bensussen from his residency with brand.

Known by his stage name, The Gaslamp Killer, Bensussen’s discharge from Low End Theory arrives in the wake of the sexual assault allegations alleged against the artist just yesterday on Twitter by a user named Chelsea (@chelseaelaynne) who claimed that the DJ drugged and raped both her and a friend during a party at The Standard in 2013.

While Chelsea’s statement currently remains alleged, Low End Theory has decided to part ways with Bensussen, announcing Bensussen’s termination in an official statement likewise posted to Twitter.

Bensussen was supposed to appear at Low End Theory’s New York City event yesterday, the performance scheduled as a part of the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival‘s (BEMF) tenth anniversary. BEMF cancelled the show, writing, “Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival has chosen to cancel the Low End Theory show. This is not the appropriate time to present these artists in light of the allegations that were made last night.”

The Gaslamp Killer has since denied the veracity of the allegations.

H/T: Mixmag

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5 artists you need to see at BEMF 2017

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5 artists you have to see at BEMF 2018

The Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival is coming up next week, and although there are going to be plenty of incredible artists bringing their unique flavor to the three-day festival, we have handpicked 5 artists that you absolutely cannot miss. From bass-heavy showcases to deep house dynamos, the 2018 BEMF will once again assemble some of the most innovative names in dance music to the best venues all over Brooklyn. From October 12-14, BEMF’s tremendous array of artists will take over the borough – grab your tickets for BEMF here.

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Tokimonsta

Tokimonsta is ready to return to the forefront of electronic music after her recent battle with the serious brain disease Moyamyo. With her new album Lune Rouge out now, the Young Art label head is set to give fans a look into her extremely personal project, which she crafted during her recovery. BEMF goers will surely not want to miss Tokimonsta’s killer debut of her fresh new tracks, like “Don’t Call Me (feat. Yuna).” Tokimonsta will be taking the stage at House Of Yes on October 12.

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Justin Martin

Dirtybird figurehead Justin Martin always brings the party wherever he goes. The San Fransico powerhouse producer/DJ is infamous for throwing wild sets full of booty-shaking house beats. Justin has smashed festivals around the world from Shambhala to Oregon Eclipse Gathering, and now he has his sights set on BEMF. The icon has garnered a massive following of diehard fans and this set is definitely going to be one of the wildest of the weekend. Justin Martin will bring his one-of-a-kind style to Analog BKNY on October 14.
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Pete Tong

Pete Tong is one of the most well-respected tastemakers in the world of dance music. His BBC Radio 1 show has become a fundamental aspect of dance music culture, and the British DJ is by far one of the most influential people in the world of music as a whole. Whenever this living legend gets behind the decks you can bet that things are going to get hectic. It’s not every day that Pete makes appearances in the Big Apple so this set is definitely going to be a treat. Pete will be hitting Analog BKNY on October 13.

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Gorgon City

Since breaking onto the scene in 2012, Gorgon City have established themselves as one of the most innovative duos in the world of house. The London natives have become worldwide superstars thanks to their well developed UK garage sound and immersive live performances. Now they’re ready to change the game even further with their new label, Realm. Gorgon City will be headlining BEMF’s final Warehouse party with Green Velvet on October 14.
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Low End Theory

Low End Theory began as an experimental hip-hop and electronic club night in that takes place every Wednesday night at the Airliner in Lincoln Heights, Los Angeles. Residents Daddy Kev, Nobody, Gaslamp Killer and D-Styles will come together to bring an authentic West Coast bass vibe to the east coast and all bass music lovers will not want to miss this one. Catch Low End Theory at Paper Box on October 13.