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IDentity Music Fest Showcases Remix Masters

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  • 12:30 pm  | 
  • Wired September 2011

Credit: Ethan Saks

When it comes to huge summer concert tours, DJs get shafted. Big traveling shows typically relegate the techno help to side stages and chill tents. Not this year, though. In August and September, turntablists get a kingdom of their own: the IDentity music festival, the first ever all-electronic music tour. Featured artists include Skrillex, Rusko, and Kaskade—staples of the European club scene whose work shows up on remix albums released by the likes of Britney Spears and M.I.A. Also on the list: Steve Aoki and DJ White Shadow, who collaborated with Lady Gaga on seven tracks for Born This Way. By combining forces in IDentity, artists who usually operate in the background in the US will now rule 20,000-seat venues. “This music really got big in Europe 10 or 15 years ago, and it’s been on the West Coast for a while,” says Ryan Raddon, aka Kaskade, one of the headlining acts. “It’s only a matter of time before it drifts into the middle of the country.” Finally, fans don’t have to spring for a trip to Ibiza—they can go to Albuquerque instead.


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