Weather Festival kicks off the summer season, set in the picturesque Le Bourget Airport just north of Paris. The airport will be home to house and techno sounds for three days, with its exceptionally diverse line-up. With so much to choose from, we’ve complied a list of five acts not to miss this year. For more info and tickets, head to Facebook or the Weather website.
Pender Street Steppers
Hailing from Canada, Liam Butler and Jack Jutson are two of the best selectors around. Having released on Mood Hut and Peoples Potential Unlimited, it’s unsurprising that they now have a dedicated following. Expect to be taken on a journey, starting with ambient sounds and ending with disco grooves.
Margaret Dygas has an incredibly colourful musical background. The Berghain resident and Perlon associate has lived in Poland, California, New York, London and now resides in Berlin – the city where she began producing and writing her own music (and also became known for her 20 hour sets). Her sets go deep and dubby, and sometimes unexpectedly incorporate jazzier, funkier sounds.
The techno/house-orientated Heurco S is taking a new route with his forthcoming second album, coming out on Anthony Naple’s Prohibito. Showing a more ambient and meditative side to his arsenal, we’ll be interested to hear if this resonates through his set (which are usually banging). For Those Of You Who Have Never (And Also Those Who Have) is released the day after Weather Festival – it’ll be a soothing listen for sore heads.
The Black Madonna
The Smart Bar creative director and resident is a pioneer of her scene, having diversified the club and hosted parties and workshops that celebrate women in dance and electronic music. Her varied sets span from disco to techno, and her sheer presence lights up the room. All hail The Black Madonna, you’d be silly to miss this!
Ron Morelli B2B Low Jack
Paris based and Editions Gravats head honcho, Low Jack is joined by L.I.E.S. founder Ron Morelli for a heavy, B2B session that will not be kind to those who are feeling fragile. Expect techno, house, acid, possibly some footwork and everything inbetween. Listen to their show from November on NTS so you can fully prepare yourself.