Moogfest is back & with a vengence! This 2016 lineup is STRONG with acts like Laurie Anderson, Explosions In The Sky, Blood Orange, sunn O))), Oneohtrix Point Never, Sun Ra Arekstra, Arthur Russell’s Instrumentals, Bicep, D∆WN, Empress Of, Hundred Waters, Julia Holter, GZA, Mykki Blanco, Quintron & Miss Pussycat, Silver Apples, YACHT, & one of our favorite podcasts Song Exploder! & we can’t wait to explore even more artists we’re unfamiliar with leading up to the festival, resulting in a destined pre-fest guide (stay tuned).
At past Moogfests, we’ve seen gemsounds all-time MVP M.I.A., Machinedrum, Kraftwerk, Factory Floor, & so, so many other heavy-hitters. It’s the closest we’ve gotten to a sweaty Detroit basement party, & this year it’s in Durham, NC!
For a little background on the event, Moogfest is a tribute to Dr. Robert Moog & the profound influence his inventions have had on how we hear the world. During the day, it explores the future of technology & creativity with a mind-expanding conference featuring panels, workshops & installations. At night, the festival celebrates the future of sound with performances by early pioneers in electronic music, alongside pop & avant garde experimentalists.
Moog has released a free digital EP, Translational Drifts: Moogfest Volume 1, which is the first in a series. The EP features Moogfest artists (past, present, & future) covering classic electronic songs. For example, Dean Deacon covers Brian Eno, YACHT does Devo, & ADULT. does Pet Shop Boys! Listen below-
Festival passes are available here. If you can’t make it, we’ll be live covering for you, & can hardly contain our excitement! Hope to see you there! x