With no hurricanes or blizzards forecast for the East Coast’s immediate future, it’s officially time to party. And there’s no better way to do that than at the fifth-annual Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival (BEMF).
The festival returns to Williamsburg November 9 and 10, with some of the most talked-about breakthrough artists of 2012—alongside some of the dance world’s most respected veterans—taking over venues throughout the neighborhood.
Curated by MeanRed for the past several years, BEMF has consistently enriched the Brooklyn area with the best the electronic universe has to offer, including legendary past performances from dance giants Four Tet, Matthew Dear, The Juan Mclean, Reggie Watts, and Hudson Hawke. On board for this year’s fest: newcomer Mykki Blanco, who has intrigued the dance scene with a distinctive mix of heavy synth leads, beats, and style, and renowned twitchy beat-maker Gold Panda, as well as Photek, Omar S, Drop the Lime, Nick Catchdubs, and many, many more.
“BEMF prides itself on its representation of the elusive but coveted sonic creators that are pushing the boundaries of what new music is and defining what seeps into the mainstream,” says MeanRed’s Katie Longmyer. “Brooklyn is emerging as a center point of the international dance-music community, and we are excited to highlight the unique Brooklyn style and showcase how it is becoming a home of creativity in our favorite community of artists.” (Isn’t that nice?)
Besides sculpting an electronic music environment, BEMF will feature other local Brooklyn peeps for artistic expression, including a lot filled with food trucks and curated art experiences. Yes, food trucks. Get the full lineup at http://bemf.meanredproductions.com. –OLIVER SANDBERG