In February, the first annual Together New England Electronic Music Festival will take place in and around Boston. With a heavily stacked, week-long schedule of performers, panels, and even classes, Together will create a significant amount of attention for electronic music in a region that’s aching to absorb it.
100+ performances from international, national, and local acts at over 20 venues will serve as an opportunity for fans to attend more intimate shows than usual and connect with the electronic community with unprecedented access. Get Together (a record expo, trade fair and remix fashion show), workshops, and tours are also scheduled, plus the Bedroom DJ/Producer competition will give the winner a chance to perform their own work at an event dedicated to them. Several discussion panels, DJ classes, and showcases are also on the docket, rounding out a thoroughly complete event that will extend electronic music to untouched places not just in Boston but around the country and the world.
Here are our picks of highlights:
|Neon Indian | Southern Belle | Mystery Roar | DJ Die Young
Thursday, February 11 @ Great Scott
Local star DJ Die Young starts the evening before Boston’s exciting Mystery Roar pours their irresistible dance/funk all over the stage. The show’s latter half features Portland’s Southern Belle and headliner Neon Indian, who released their highly-praised Psychic Chasms late last year.
See: Mystery Roar QRO Photos | Neon Indian QRO Photos
Thursday, February 11 @ Middlesex
Barcelona superstar Sian takes over the local event night, Make It New.
|Sinden | Shuttle | Staccato
Friday, February 12 @ Middle East Downstairs
New England acts Staccato and Shuttle share the stage with England’s world-famous Sinden as he stops by on his worldwide tour for a standout night of fine beats
|Royal Bangs | Das Racist | #1 Dad & DJ Fred Mertz
Wednesday, February 10 @ Great Scott
One of the more eccentric events of the festival includes Das Racist, purveyors of the hit “Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell”, will set the floor on fire
Info – See: Das Racist QRO photos
|Hansel and Gretel, Re:Imagined
Brian Kane | Psylab | Zebbler Encanti Experience vs. Clever Girl | QFWFQ Duo | MuseHybrid
Saturday, February 13 @ Mass Art, Pozen Center
An experience that shouldn’t be missed. Each performer will put their own visual twist on the classic tale for an eye-popping event.