The Electro Takeover of Brooklyn

Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival Brought Top-Flight Electro to Williamsburg This Past Weekend

The Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival returned to the blocks around North 6th in the ‘burg this year, and this year’s lineup was a testament to the diversity of the “electronic” tag in 2012.

“Electronic” is the ambient-tonal genius of Nicolas Jaar.

“Electronic” is the tripped out glitch-beats of Gold Panda and Shlohmo.

“Electronic” is the drum ‘n bass legend of Photek.

“Electronic” is the bugged-out acid-punk rap of Mykki Blanco.

Electronic music is all of these things (and more.)

A popular corporate focus-group narrative this year is that EDM is the new rock ‘n roll, and while that’s as absurd as calling arena rock the new jazz in 1978, it’s evident that the “electro” genre has evolved into a genre as divergently encompassing as “rock” in 2012.

Thankfully, the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival checked the EDM-ers at home (with their parents who hit up all those Journey/Foreigner shows when they were twenty-somethings,) and welcomed the above artists (and more) to a whole bunch of Williamsburg stages this past Friday and Saturday night.  We’ve got some photos of our favorite acts of the fest from Oliver Correa & Amanda Rohowsky of HiFi Cartel for you after the jump.


Gold Panda:

Mykki Blanco (Cameo Gallery)

Nick Catchdubs:



Nicolas Jaar:

Nick Hook: