New York better start planning to take an entire week off. The 9th annual Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival (BEMF) has made its comeback in 2016 ,and they have already released a lineup packed with unique and creative musical talent. Taking place from November 4th - November 12th, the festival will feature two weekends of curated electronic music havens as well as a week-long twilight panel and special content series.
A statement issued by the festival's organizers read:
"Last year BEMF, in partnership with THUMP/VICE and Novation, presented expert-curated panels on voguing, gender in dance music, streaming and technology, yielding productive and powerful discussions on topics that remain hotly debated today. In 2016 gentrification, emerging cross-sections of dance music genres, community and technology are issues globally and locally, and BEMF’s expanded panel series will allow it to delve further and deeper into these and other topics."
The festival looks to accentuate the relationship between Brooklyn's electronic music landscape and the creative/music community by showcasing the infamous neighborhood that has housed some industry-changing talents. This year, along with fostering dialogues around dance music in the global context, BEMF has announced its phase one lineup - which has electronic connoisseurs amped, and ex-Brooklynites such as myself planning an early return to the urban underground Mecca for Thanksgiving.
The first phase already has strong acts such as Kerri Chandler, Black Madonna, Infinity Ink, Danny Daze, Kidnap Kid, Route 8 and Mike Servito announced amongst many other greats. Partnering with Good Peoples, Mean Red and Thump/Vice, BEMF will be hosted by various well-known Brooklyn venues such as Analog BKNY, Good Room, Output, Trans-Pecos and the Music Hall of Williamsburg.
Check out the first phase lineup here: