As the nation passes the six month mark in Covid quarantine, people continue to adjust and find creative ways to have fun. The dance music community utilized festival and artist live streams in lieu of in-person events, but keeping up with the options is tough.
Relax and surf through our picks for this week’s virtual performances. These are FA groove approved. We’ve also compiled a list of our recent digital sets that are worth rewatching.
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Don’t miss Abracadabra Virtual Festival Thursday to Sunday, Sept. 17 to 20. The four-day digital event, created by BLOND:ISH and hosted live from the historic Los Angeles Theatre, prides itself on being more than just a music festival: The event will also feature wellness, magic, workshops with environmental thought-leaders and more. The online festival boasts an impressive musical lineup including Diplo, Nicole Moudaber, DJ Snoopadelic, Destructo and, of course, BLOND:ISH. The festival will raise money for Bye Bye Plastic, Parley for the Oceans and Lonely Whale.
EXIT Festival partnered with the United Nations World Food Programme to present Life Stream. Earlier this month, numerous acclaimed acts recorded sets from mts Dance Arena that will be streamed Thursday to Sunday, Sept. 17 to 20. This will be the first of two weekends that broadcast the performances. This week features sets by Black Coffee, Carl Cox, Nina Kraviz and more.
Time: 2:20 pm ET / 11:20 am PT
Friday, Sept. 18
Mind-Matter will present The Next Wave on Friday, Sept. 18. The broadcast will feature sets by Monophase, Senses of Mind, Symmetric & Future of Matter and The Element. This will be the second installation in the three-part streaming series that showcases upcoming talent in melodic techno.
Time: 1 pm ET / 10 am PT
Friday & Saturday, Sept. 18 and 19
Adventure into the night Friday and Saturday, Sept. 18 and 19, for Nocturnal Wonderland’s Virtual Rave-A-Thon. VNSSA, Barely Alive, Benny Benassi and more will get behind the virtual decks, and the live stream will be hosted by Pasquale Rotella.
Time: 9 pm ET / 6 pm PT
Dance at home this weekend to the pulsing dark and industrial techno beats of Elemental Weekender. GASSMANN, Max Noize, TWEEKZ and more will perform for the second rendition of the multi-DJ virtual club stream. The digital festival will take place Friday, Sept. 18 through Sunday, Sept. 20.
Time: 8:00 pm ET / 5:00 pm PT
Rewatchable Virtual Sets
Indira Paganotto At Mixmag Mexico
Indira Paganotto brings pulsing minimal techno beats from behind the decks in Mexico.
NGHTMRE for NGHTMRE: Virtual Portal
Skull-shattering bass drops meets sick visuals in this performance.
TOKiMONSTA for BackHARD Summer BBQ Virtual Rave-A-Thon
TOKiMONSTA doesn’t disappoint with this fun, lighthearted and upbeat set.
Tony from Above & Beyond : Deep Set 14 | 5 Hour Livestream DJ Set
Enjoy ethereal soundscapes and enchanting melodies in this live stream.
Wax Motif b2b Noizu For Day Trip Livestream
This b2b set has us dreaming of summers on the music festival dance floor.