PublishedThu, 21 May 2020, 11:00
- We've selected highlights from this weekend's online events.
There's a wave of nostalgia sweeping through Streamland this week as some promoters dig into their archives to rebroadcast some classic dance floor moments from the past. Others, meanwhile, are taking the opportunity to push the limits of online broadcasting with some large-scale offerings.
Thursday, May 21st, will offer some classic dance floor moments. In the wake of their festival's cancellation, the UK's Lost Village is launching a TV show of sorts called The Lost Tapes, with episode one featuring last year's set by Jeremy Underground as well as unseen footage from the festival. That same night, Pittsburgh club Hot Mass pay tribute to the late Mike Huckaby with a broadcast of his final set at the venue from back in 2018.
Another dig into the archives by Oktave and Blank Code sees 2015 Movement opening party sets from Paula Temple, Shifted and Silent Servant being unearthed on Friday night. Over in NYC, streaming platform Shipping will gather a wide variety of local artists including house heads Earth Boys and PC Music's umru in an effort to raise money to outfit healthcare workers with vital PPE, while Underground & Black host Ash Lauryn steps up for Nowadays' ongoing series.
The scale ramps up on Saturday, particularly in the US where it's Memorial Day weekend. Movement Detroit begins its three-day programme with Carl Craig, Ellen Allien, Andrés, ANNA and Kevin Saunderson among the high-profile acts keeping the iconic festival's spirit alive. Interdimensional Transmissions' No Way Back party, a vital component to Movement weekend, has also stacked plenty of talent into its 36-hour broadcast including Mike Servito, Eris Drew, Erika and Derek Plaslaiko.
Across on the West Coast, MUTEK debuts its online NEXUS Experience model in San Francisco across Saturday and Sunday, with names like Jasmine Infiniti, K-HAND, RP Boo and Patricia all being paired with visual artists. Between music, films, workshops and virtual art galleries, there's plenty to explore.
On a more intimate tip, Sydney promoter Picnic will be soundtracking the Saturday sunset over Bondi Beach with four of the city's best house DJs. Then, to cap the weekend off, Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter announce the arrival of the US summer with the weekly return of Mister Sunday. For that, they'll be digging up a past recording of a packed dance Nowadays dance floor in pre-pandemic times.
Find more events in Streamland by heading to the event listings and filtering for the Streamland location in the country menu. This page is dedicated to virtual-only events, offering self-isolating ravers a helpful index for finding the best digital parties broadcasting from across the globe.
For those with streaming ambitions who are struggling with the technical side, we've created this step-by-step guide on how to get started.
To list your virtual event, follow the form here. (Listing events here is the same as submitting regular listings to RA.)