Today officially begins BEMF 2013 (or Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival Two Thousand Thirteen if you’re not into the whole brevity thing). A number of Plant artists past, present, and future will be playing, as well as plenty of local pals for what is always an embarrassment of e-riches. Here is the full schedule. Below are our past and present artists with links to individual ticketing. Sorry, but we cannot reveal the future…yet.
Steve Gomez, or “Gomie” to his homies, was a DEA agent of Mexican descent in Albuquerque, NM who was killed in the line of duty in the Mojave Desert. Daniel Gomez (no relation), or “Danny Daze” to his homies, is a producer/DJ of Cuban descent from Miami, FL. Steve and Daniel share not only a last name, but also love of deep, dark, underground techno music, as well as photographing drugs on ceilings.
Daniel Avery is the shit-hot DJ/producer of British descent who just dropped his debut LP DroneLogic and whom Plant’s Chris Tarantino (no relation) recently interviewed for The Village Voice. Avery and Daze not only share a first name, but also a love of the same kind of music as the Gomezes do (although Avery is less interested in the aforementioned ceiling drugs).
Avery in turn invited Daze to guest on his excellent RinseFM radio show. Daze’s bangin mix begins just before the one hour mark:
Sadly, Gomie has been interviewed nowhere and guested on nothing since his murder in September of this year. Happily, Daze’s ‘Down Her’ EP on Plant is still available at Beatport though. Here is the AA side:
Ezekiel and Louis Vee make up EZLV. They have reworked The Brothers Johnson’s ‘Stomp’. It is for Yin&Yang Parisienne, which, as you may have guessed, is French. It’s pretty large if we do say so ourselves. You can grab it as a free download below. If you visit their website you can grab a free Shalamar rework and a number of quite good DJ mixes as well. You can also still obviously grab their Keep It Coming EP from earlier this year on Plant. See how EZ that was?
The debut release by NYC DJ/Producer Travmatic of Kaviar Disco Club. A NYC party that has become somewhat of a staple in the underground scene. He put together this EP with long time collaborator Marosy. They also have another release coming out soon on Brooklyn label Dither Down.