To celebrate Resident Advisor's 10th anniversary, we've cooked up something rather epic: a series of ten parties in ten cities around the world, each with a secret headliner.
We take it the ten parties in ten cities thing is pretty easy to understand, so here's the deal with the secret headliners: each event will feature one carefully selected artist who we think has positively influenced the electronic music landscape over the past decade. Their identities will remain strictly under wraps until they take the stage. Up to that point, each one will be known simply as the X (see what we did there?).
Each X has curated their party with RA, so the rest of the lineup could provide a hint as to who's waiting in the wings.
The series launches at Cable in London this June, with a particularly diverse cast set to take over the venue's two rooms. Techno comes courtesy of Horizontal Ground's 19.4220.127.116.11.5.18 and Onur Ozer (Cocoon). Trevor Jackson, Dial's Lawrence (Sten, Mule, Hamburg) and the young Kyle Hall (Wild Oats, FXHE, Hyperdub, Detroit) will all likely be flying the flag for the more house-inclined. And what Hessle Audio boss Ben UFO will go for is anyone's guess. Good luck figuring out the X for this one.
Ten different designers have been enlisted to create limited edition hand silk-screened posters for the events, which will be sold on RA.
London's limited edition hand screen-printed A1 (84 x 59 cm) poster is by Trevor Jackson
, and is available in a run of 75 only. Shipping internationally. Please note each poster features a unique colour (examples below).