My Favorite Robot plays MEME this Saturday, June 23, at The Manitoba Museum (Liaison Artists)
MEME (Manitoba Electronic Music Exhibition) is putting Winnipeg on the electronic music map.
It's a four-day festival, running June 21-24, now entering its third year. Nathan Zahn is a 15-year veteran of Winnipeg's electronic scene, and festival director of MEME.
1. John Tejada - Winnipeg Art Gallery, June 22nd at 2 a.m.
Normally associated with his peers in techno from Detroit, Europe and elsewhere, John Tejada has embraced electronic music as a personal frontier, expanding on his resume as a techno recording artist as producer, remixer, DJ, and label owner. His recorded output ranges across tempo and genre lines, from chilled out affairs with spacious arrangements to pulsating, densely layered, deeply energetic tracks that work magnificently in the hands of DJs as well as on the home stereo. He's of the great techno masters of our time.
2. Arthur Oskan - The Cube at Old Market Square, June 23rd at 10p.m.
Juno-nominated Oskan has been around since the olden days of rave, but his brand of techno has always stayed fresh and continues to garner critical acclaim from many of his colleagues.
3. Deadbeat - Winnipeg Art Gallery, June 22nd at 1 a.m.
Deadbeat is one Scott Monteith, an adopted Montrealer who has been releasing his own special blend of dub laden, minimal electronics since 2000. Deadbeat has performed at some of the world's most respected festivals, including Barcelona's Sonar, Berlin's Transmediale, and Montreal's own Mutek.
4. My Favorite Robot - The Manitoba Museum, June 23rd at 1 a.m.
My Favorite Robot is the trio of Jared Simms, James Teej, and Voytek Korab, three Canadian DJ/producers who in a space of a few short years have become a central part of the global electronic music scene. Already established as a force to be reckoned with it seems it is now time for the Robots to take on the world!
5. Pearson Sound - The Cube at Old Market Square, June 24th at 9 p.m.
Releasing a critically acclaimed FABRICLIVE compilation in March he's since remixed and opened for one of music's most respected acts, Radiohead, in New York. Musically, he's looking forward, refusing to sit still or be easily categorised.
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