Phase Two of the Moogfest 2018 programming includes a slate of rare appearances, mind-expanding masterclasses, workshops, and keynotes, plus the debut of A3, a revolutionary 3D audio environment to power exclusive performances from nine artists under the festival’s Spatial Sound banner.
Heading up this year’s lineup are German post-techno pathfinders MOUSE ON MARS (two performances), R&B visionary KELELA, Boogie Down Productions co-founder KRS-ONE and resurgent English producer JON HOPKINS (two performances). Joining them in Phase Two are industrial music iconoclast AUTHOR & PUNISHER, synth pioneer SUZANNE CIANI, DJ STINGRAY, former DJ for legendary techno group Drexciya, electropop diva LITTLE BOOTS (two performances), afrofuturist hip-hop duo SHABAZZ PALACES, GENESIS P-ORRIDGE’S experimental video and music ensemble PSYCHIC TV, Bedroom Community founder VALGEIR SIGURÐSSON with labelmate LIAM BYRNE, genre-defying Detroit producer WAAJEED and the apocalyptic vision of found-sound collagist YVES TUMOR.
Also announced as a part of Phase Two are former Rapture multi-instrumentalist GABRIEL ANDRUZZI, who will host daily Sound Baths, as well as ALEXANDRE BAZIN, WES BORLAND, CURA MACHINES, AISHA DEVI, EMPTYSET, GEORGIA, HELENA HAUFF, ALEX ZHANG HUNGTAI, GARETH JONES AND NICK HOOK, J ROCC, ONO, TESS ROBY, SMERZ, SUICIDEYEAR and TORRES.
Tech entrepreneur Nihal Mehta of Eniac Ventures joins American Underground’s Doug Speight for a dialogue on the value of diversity in tech, highlighting Durham’s commitment to multiculturalism. Additionally, Ezra Miller and Ghostdad, who created the stunning graphics for Porter Robinson’s “Worlds” tour, will present a masterclass on visual design with Berlin-based artist Rainer Kohlberger.
Check out the Phase 1 & 2 announcements video below: