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?).
For the US stop, we take over Le Poisson Rouge, a live concert venue in Manhattan. With the live dynamic firmly in mind, the X has curated a line-up that combines Montreal Jazz Festival stars King Sunshine
, a nine-piece ensemble that's worked with everyone from Robert Owens to DJ Sneak, with master of all things soulful deep house Peven Everett
, plus Mala
, half of pioneering dubstep duo Digital Mystikz, and Japan's DJ Masashi Nakazawa
. The night will close with a performance by the X, an esteemed headliner whose identity will remain unknown until he or she takes the stage.
The poster for this one is done by Zeke Clough
, the man behind Shackleton's vivid and occasionally disturbing sleeve designs. As usual, this one's all organs, bones and things getting impaled. Only 75 will be available, all screen-printed and sold only on RA. It's shipping internationally too for those of you who can't be there but would still like a piece of the action. Note: Buying a poster doesn't include entry to the event.