Move D, DeepChord and Chez Damier are among the Austrian festival's new additions.
Taking place each fall in the Austrian city of Graz, Elevate combines electronic music performances with workshops and panels covering everything from production technique to The Future of Electronic Music (the exact title of one of this year's discussions). Artists already confirmed for the festival include Kyle Hall, Morphosis, Space Dimension Controller, Boddika and Pearson Sound. New additions include Move D, Fantastic Mr Fox, DeepChord, and Chez Damier.
A raft of Austrian acts have been booked as well, from the techno artist Clara Moto to the boldly titled Crazy Bitch In a Cave. During the lectures and workshops portion of the festival, you can catch 50 Weapons producer Phon.o sharing tips on how to layer drums in Ableton, or see RA editor Todd L. Burns moderating panels such as The Future Of Bass Music (with Pearson Sound, Loefah and Boddika) and the aforementioned Future of Electronic Music (with music critic Simon Reynolds among others).
Meanwhile, Elevate has organized a tour that kicks off this weekend and stops in eight European cities by the beginning of October. A revolving cast of 25 Austrian and international artists are on board, including Clara Moto, Dorian Concept, Photek, Phon.o and Jon Hopkins. The jaunt begins on Saturday in Berlin and finishes next month in Zagreb.
Sep 17 Elevate Tourstop Berlin with Dorian.., What?! Club, Berlin Sep 23 Elevate Tourstop Merano, Sketch, North Sep 24 Elevate Tourstop Innsbruck, Project Club, Austria Sep 30 Elevate Tourstop Graz, Postgarage, Austria Oct 01 Elevate Tourstop Wien, Pratersauna, Austria Oct 06 Elevate Tourstop Bratislava, Kc Dunaj, Slovakia Oct 06 Elevate Tourstop Budapest, A38, Hungary Oct 07 Elevate Tourstop Zagreb, Tvornica, Croatia Oct 20 Elevate Festival, Dom im Berg, Austria