Posted in dance | music | tour dates on August 8, 2011

Secret

Resident Advisor are celebrating their tenth anniversary with ten parties in different cities. Each party will have a different secret headliner, who will curate the rest of the lineup. NYC gets their party on August 20 at Le Poisson Rouge. According to RA:

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 (live), 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.

Tickets for the NYC show are on sale now. Guesses for who "X" is in the RA forum include Francois K, Claude Young, Burial, Nicholas Jaar, Jamie Jones, Kode 9, and Shackleton.

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Note: Secret headliner "X" is not to be confused with the band X who play their album Los Angeles in its entirety for on a tour that includes two nights at Irving Plaza, a show in Asbury Park, and Fun Fun Fun Fest.

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Comments (18)

Hoping to god "X" will be Blackmarket or Metro Area.

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2011 2:59 PM

I think Frohawk will be headlining one of these.

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2011 3:02 PM

Guesses for who "X" is in the RA forum include who?, who?, who?, who?, who?, who?, and who?.

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2011 3:08 PM

We want Aphex Twin......

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2011 3:11 PM

don't revel in your own ignorance 3:08.

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2011 3:28 PM

Metro Area played on a boat on saturday. and they played for free like a month ago at santos

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2011 3:28 PM

shit robot

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2011 3:36 PM

3:08 is just upset that Bear Deer isn't one of the guesses

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2011 3:39 PM

You lost me at dubstep... Metro Area or Nico Jaar would make no sense with the rest of this lineup. My guess is it would be Burial or one of the other DJs mentioned that I've never heard of.

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2011 4:11 PM

4:11, Burial is the only relevant grime artist around now.

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2011 4:49 PM

4:34, solid gif just bookmarked that for future use.

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2011 4:50 PM

if it was to be burial, it would end up being one the most significant performances that NY has seen in recent times. sincerly doubt it though since he has hardly ever performed.

best guesses are:
Gilles Peterson
The Mole
Shackleton
Scuba
Deadbeat

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2011 9:47 PM

i don't know who any of those people are ^

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2011 8:46 AM

Neither do I.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2011 11:15 AM

x are modern weepers

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2011 2:51 PM

Burial would be INCREDIBLE to catch. I could die a happy woman.

Posted by Jesika | August 22, 2011 3:18 PM

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