Sustain-Release, the electronic music festival that will debut this September 12-14 in a summer camp in upstate New York, unveiled its final lineup today—and it looks pretty fucking sweet. Cult party series and record label The Bunker will christen the inaugural event with their formidable clout, with resident Mike Servito, founder Bryan Kasenic, techno producer Clay Wilson and minimal synth trio FORMA joining forces for a six-hour blockbuster set.
The rest of the roster is practically a roll call of Brooklyn's underground heroes and buzzy up-and-comers, with live hardware performances by Planet Mu's Ital, the anonymous Person of Interest, trippy art collective DUST, and Washington DC's Protect-U. The festival's two indoor stages will also host DJ sets by Kansas City transplant Huerco S, Future Times boss Mondo, Body Actualized's Jan Woo, and Bossa Nova residents Analog Soul, and a head-to-header by Houndscales and Divvore—founders of the rising dark techno imprint Fifth Wall.
They join a bill that already includes so-called "techno shaman" (and Sandwest District vet) Rrose, New Jersey dancer-turned-producer Joey Anderson, White Material's Morgan Luis, dance duo Blondes, hardware devotee Xosar and more. The strong lineup is the work of festival founders Aurora Halal of Mutual Dreaming and music writer/promoter Zara Wladawsky.
Dubbed as "adult techno summer camp" by many, the three-day party in the woods will live up to its nickname with heated pools, a lake, bonfires, and shared cabins that will (somehow?) fit between 12 and 24 guests. If you're in the New York area, don't sleep on this one—tickets are currently going for $115 and are available here.
FIFTH WALL (Houndscales & Divvorce)
THE BUNKER NEW YORK SHOWCASE:
CLAY WILSON Live
FUTURE TIMES DJs
PERSON OF INTEREST Live
ALGO RHYTHM (A. Arias & JM De Frias)
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