The recently announced program for Sydney Festival 2014 in January offers plenty of alluring options for electronic music lovers.
Festival 2014 in January offers plenty of alluring options for electronic music lovers. Detroit auteur Juan Atkins will perform on Friday January 17 ahead of Jacques Renault the following week, before iconic Londoner Andrew Weatherall headlines The Spiegeltent on Sunday January 26. Atkins produced a host of seminal cuts throughout the ’80s and early ’90s, including the much-sampled ‘Clear’ and ‘Cosmic Cars’ while working under his Cybotron and Model 500 monikers, the former a project with Rick Davies. Meanwhile, Renault is a New York purveyor of underground disco who broke through with the release of the anthem ‘Brooklyn Club Jam’ – which Renault made with his friend Marcos Cabral under the pair’s Runaway moniker – that was released on both DFA Records and Radio Slave’s Rekids label. Last but certainly not least, Weatherall is known for his work as Sabres of Paradise and Two Lone Swordsman, and has been involved in producing some of the more revered acts of the past 20 years across disparate genres of music, including My Bloody Valentine and Primal Scream.
Head to sydneyfestival.org.au for the full program and tickets.