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?).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.
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.
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.