photos by Zach Dilgard, words by Edward Hagen
Happy Holidays! I take on more than I can handle. That results in a lot of unposted content. In the name of catching up, while also taking it easy during this final week of the year, here's some of that lost material.
Starting back up where we left off, Friday (May 29th, 2009) at Métropolis/Savoy was the spottiest evening of the 2009 Mutek Festival. Unfortunately, it was just too difficult to bounce from room to room during Bounce Le Monde night. The live-leaning performers on the Métropolis main stage, including baile funky Original Hamster & Nego Maçambique (Curve), dub-pop trio Jahcoozi (A-Records) and especially the crowd-pleasing Tijuana-meets-electronica Nortec Collective, had their fans, but many festival-goers wanted proper 4/4 after yesterday's breakbeats, so the much smaller Savoy room was rammed. This caused a half-hour-plus line to the second floor entrance for much of the evening. Those lucky enough to have been in the Savoy by choice or accident for Ernesto Ferreyra (Cynosure, Cadenza) and Mike Shannon (Cynosure, Plus 8, Wagon Repair) were treated to two of the smoothest sets of the fest in a room packed full of grooving bodies.
Pictures from Mutek Day Two continued below...
NSI and Jimmy Lakotos