Hey New Yorkers! The Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival is this weekend

The time has come for all synth-loving, turntable-worshiping, MPC enthusiasts to cut loose for a full weekend of digitalized thrills in north Brooklyn. Now in its fifth year, BEMF will been pulsing its way through six venues this weekend in Williamsburg — Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn Bowl, Public Assembly, Glasslands, Cameo and the Villain space. There’s a ton of great acts that will be lighting up these venues both Friday and Saturday but here’s a few key players you should look out for.

Gold Panda

Euphoric and sunny, Gold Panda chops up life and splices together only the good bits. He’ll be headlining Friday night’s showcase at Music Hall of Williamsburg.

Mykki Blanco

For an insightful first-hand commentary of NYC’s queer rap scene, check out “We Invented Swag” by Carrie Battan at Pitchfork. As for experiencing one of the top dogs in the scene for yourself, check out Mykki Blanco at Cameo Friday night.


Tingly and sensuous, XXYYXX will be a great late night chill out stop on your BEMF experience. He’ll be playing around 1 a.m. Saturday night.


The new generation of the human beatboxer is a beautiful thing, especially with someone who takes advantage of the format like Shlomo around. He’ll be looping the night away over at Public Assembly Saturday night.

Nicolas Jaar

“Space is Only Noise” is an incredibly fitting title for Nicolas Jaar’s debut album as he music makes great use of the vacancy between sound. He’ll be headlining the Music Hall showcase on Saturday night.