For Sunday afternoon, MUTEK//PIKNIC 2 lets loose a 9-hour music marathon that will run up until 11pm. The stage features a five-pack of international techno to rival the United Nations, a line-up that makes a strong case for the new shape of a globalized techno that incorporates the richness of indigenous rhythms and sounds into a tight percussive minimalism. Beginning with a Vakant imprint double-bill featuring Turkey’s up-and-coming <b>Onur Özer</b> and his lively brand of techno, the afternoon then veers toward the new school of German producers with the <b>Mathias Kaden</b>.
Argentina’s <b>Ernesto Ferreyra</b> will then take to the stage for a high-quality live set of minimal techno. London’s man of the hour <b>Radio Slave</b> closes this year’s festival for what is already slated to be one of the finest hours of the 2008 program: a massive sunset DJ set from one of the world’s current heavyweights of house music. As the stars begin to shine in the night sky, <b>Onur Özer</b> and <b>Mathias Kaden</b> will return for a tag-team encore that will leave audiences wishing for one more summer night.
(In case of rain, events at Parc Jean-Drapeau will be held at the SAT on Saturday.)