As Dixon and Âme's Kristian Beyer gear up to hit American shores later this week for RA's debut American tour, we decided to catch up with the openers at each stop to see what they might have planned for the night.
New York: As you might expect from a man that has performed often with François K, Brendon Moeller is a veteran of the warm-up set. When we talked with Moeller earlier this week over the phone, Moeller told us as much, saying that he was excited to be opening up for the duo and that he'd be playing some tracks from his upcoming EP on Apnea, as well as from his April 2009 full-length, Jazz Junk Safari, on Third Ear Recordings. If you can't wait that long, though, you can always grab Moeller's most recent offering under his Beat Pharmacy alias, Wikkid Times, which was released today on Wave.
Los Angeles: While New York will only see man take to the warm-up spot, Los Angeles boasts four for the coveted job. Lee Foss is set to play the Avalon's Honey Lounge from 10 PM until midnight when the previously announced trio that makes up Droog—Andrei Osyka, Brett Griffin and Justin Sloe—will take to the decks to further warm up the crowd in advance of the main event. Foss is a late addition to the line-up, and so is Acid Circus, but we're guessing that few people will be sad to hear that the Brothers Vargas will be closing the night out once Dixon and Beyer take their final bow.
San Francisco: From Los Angeles, the boys will be making their way up the coast of California to San Francisco for an epic day party with everyone's favorite techno party souvenir conceptualists, the Cheap Sunglasses crew—AKA Crazy Larry and Taimur. We caught up with the latter earlier this week to give us the lowdown on what the duo might have in store after the cheap sunglasses, temporary tattoos, excuses to call off at work and earbuds. Taimur told us that cheap sunglasses would once again be the order of the day, but this time with a slight change to mark the event. Limited edition sunglasses? Sounds like techno to us.