ELECTRONIC MUSIC RIDE 2017
Red Bul Electronic Music Ride @ Polaris Festival 2017
A deep dive into electronic music history. Take a seat next to early disco sounds, slide along the techno tribes and land on top with the masters of DJing. Physical and musical steps for you: from disco to disco, from disco to house, from house to techno… From one venue to the other !
Stop 1 :: Le Chalet d’Adrien, Verbier Open registration :: firstname.lastname@example.org Line-up: 13:30 - 14:30: Tom Trago (Live) 14:30 - 16:30: Gerd Janson *** Stop 2 :: Le Rouge, Verbier Free access Line-up: 16:30 - 22:00: Alan Braxe & Mandrax *** Stop 3 :: L’Etoile, Verbier Free access Line-up: 22:00 - 00:00: Laolu 00:00 - 02:00: Gerd Janson 02:00 - 04:00: Laolu ***
Derrick Carter Does Disco
For this third edition, Polaris welcomes house legend Derrick Carter to don his disco hat, for 3 hours solid, at the Farm Club on Friday with a x-hours set. This is a rare opportunity to see him indulging his disco beats. The Chicago native will surprise you with his disco records and will get you warmed up and in the mood for the full weekend. You don’t want to miss this!
Farm Club - 8th December 11pm (free limited access)
Where to start with this man. It’s impossible to find any suitable words to describe this man and his career. Being one of the most influential artists for the last 15-20 years of the electronic scene he has conquered the world with his sound and undeniable charisma and talent. He’s style and sound is influenced by house, jazz, hip-hop, reggae, funk & soul and he has released a whole plate full of sonic masterpieces. There are so many words to put into the description of this guy. Kenny “DOPE” Gonzalez is one of the most prolific artists of the modern music age. The four time Grammy nominated musical genius has been entertaining and astounding the masses alike with his fusions of house, hip-hop, Latin, jazz, funk & soul, reggae, alternative pop and broken beats for 20 years. Known as a living encyclopedia of beats and tagged with the nickname “DEBO” by his closest friends, Kenny is a purveyor of sonic masterpieces. In 1990, he started of this new project called “MASTERS AT WORK”. Kenny and Louie began a creative partnership. As the MAW sound became prominent and pervasive in the clubs, they became more sought after by artists and labels, eventually remixing artists such as Michael Jackson, Madonna, Daft Punk, Barbara Tucker, India, Luther Vandross, BeBe Winans, George Benson, and Tito Puente. The last 2 decades Kenny Dope has had his hands full releasing literally thousands of tracks, remixing hundreds of singles, and globetrotting to DJ all over the world. Kenny Dope continues to build on his reputation. Whether its sitting behind the control board playing to his followers, or searching for the next great re-release classic, the beat master will continue to shine as “THE” Master at Work.
L'Etoile - 9th December 11pm (free limited access)
House of Polaris
House of Polaris is an exclusive venue for Polaris artists and partners. Location to be announced