This year we assembled a lineup characterized for exploring the deepest confines of danceable electronic music and experimental sounds; from VATICAN SHADOW’s bashing beats to the nerve-wrecking and eye-catching magic produced by ROBERT HENKE on his audiovisual Project Lumière 2.1, which alludes to the worldwide celebration of the International Year of Light, in which MUTEK MX participated with artistic performances, educational activities and other intense experiences regarding this captivating physical phenomenon that has been relatively unexplored by digital creativity.
Through these actions, MUTEK MX demonstrated its commitment to contribute in the field of digital aesthetics through a program that includes the most intrepid music in the digital creative arts context, while also looking to consolidate a captive auditorium around reputed projects and artists who boost these manifestations to the next level.
This new phase included provocative rising Mexican talents, convinced that MUTEK MX is the ideal platform to promote and foster national artists characterized by their enthusiasm for inquiry and exploration. Artists such as LAS BRISAS, AND THE END OF EVERYTHING and LOS MEKANIKOS were some of the new acts which already resonated in the Mexican electronic underground clamor, while veteran Mexican acts like KAMPION and MANRICO MONTERO came back to MUTEK MX, confirming that musical relevance has little to do with age, but with constant work and dedication.
On the international scope, Canadian artists such as BAYA (BAILLAT) and DIAGRAF linked us to our Montreal headquarters and dazzled with their amazing sets, simultaneously, the experimental backdrops created by DASHA RUSH and PAULA TEMPLE‘s overpowering techno were a clear demonstration of how the span of electronic music knows no boundaries nor genres.
On the other hand, JOHN ROBERTS sustained the presence of German label DIAL after Lawrence’s awaited visit to MUTEK MX 2014, while the audiovisual skills of KORELESS left the audiences perplex with The Well, a new stage piece that employed a Mylar mirror, laser reflectors and lighting structures designed by visual artist EMMANUEL BIARD.
A-RP ● ALESSANDRO CORTINI ● AND THE END OF EVERYTHING ● ATOM™ & TOBIAS ● BAYA ● BEN UFO ● BENFIKA ● BRUNO ZAMBORLIN ● CLARK ● DASHA RUSH ● DIAGRAF ● DJ KOZE ● DURANT & EHO ● ERREOPEO ● FAK.ENAME ● GRENDA ● JAMES PLACE ● JOHN ROBERTS ● KAMPION ● KARA-LIS COVERDALE & LXV ● KORELESS & EMMANUEL BIARD ● LAKE PEOPLE & LEO LEAL ● LAS BRISAS ● LEE BANNON ● LEE GAMBLE & DAVE GASKARTH ● LENA WILLIKENS ● LOS MEKANIKOS ● LOTIC ● LUCRECIA DALT ● LUMISOKEA ● MANRICO MONTERO ● MARTIN MESSIER ● NO LIGHT ● NOSAJ THING ● PAPERWORKS ● PAUL PRUDENCE ● PAULA TEMPLE & JEM THE MISFIT ● RICARDO DONOSO ● RIVAL CONSOLES ● ROBERT HENKE ● SHACKLETON ● SUPERSTUDIO ● TAKAMI NAKAMOTO & SEBASTIEN BENOITS ● TALE OF US ● TIN MAN ● VALENTIN STIP ● VATICAN SHADOW ● VOICES FROM THE LAKE ● WHITE VISITATION