Published Nov 12, 2010As electronic music continues to grow in popularity, the genre's artists face ongoing scrutiny for admittedly boring laptop sets. Whether they're actually doing something or just checking their email, it's not fun to watch your favourite techno artist bob his or her head behind a MacBook screen.
Concert organizers from Red Bull have attempted to remedy this problem with the Megahurtz event, hitting Vancouver, BC this weekend. They've recruited the talents of Mixhell, Felix Cartal, Black Milk, Egyptrixx, Azari & III, Megasoid, Blank Capsule, Nautiluss, Lunice, Calamalka, Ango and Love & Electtrik for an evening of live electro and hip-hop with a distinct visual element.
A publicist for the event explains what makes Megahurtz so special:
Megahurtz is a mini-festival dedicated to progressive electronic music. It's a showcase of A/V performances by acts that will be adding a live element to their electronic (or in Black Milk's case, hip-hop) music. A lot of it is playing MIDI live or MPC and other kinds of keyboards, synths, amplified instruments, as well as a visual element that is in synch with the music and controlled by the performers through different kinds of software. One room will have 3D images and glasses will be given to the audience upon entry.
The Red Bull MegaHurtz festival will take place at Vancouver's W2 Storyeum on Saturday, November 13. Tickets for the event and more information can be found here.