The annual Musique Electronique lineup returns to McPike Park and the High Noon Saloon on July 13 and 14.
Chicago house institution Derrick Carter, Detroit techno producer/DJ Mike Huckaby, and Minneapolis' Niki Kitz will be among the artists featured at Madison's annual Musique Electronique event, running July 13 and 14. As usual, the event is split between a stage at the annual La Fete De Marquette in the newly re-christened McPike Park and two ticketed late-night events at the High Noon Saloon.
The lineup tends to be an annual high point for electronic music and DJ events in Madison. We do have plenty of solid homegrown DJs and visits from noteworthy touring electronic artists courtesy of events like the Jams series at Robinia Courtyard, but Musique Electronique's organizers tend to pull in above-and-beyond headliners, from legendary (and now late) Indian musician Charanjit Singh in 2014 to Kid Koala in 2016 to Octo Octa in 2017.
That track record also includes legendary house selector and SmartBar resident Carter, who's played the event before and will be spinning two sets this year on Saturday July 14, one at the Fete and the other at the High Noon. Huckaby will be headlining the Friday, July 13 kick-off show at the High Noon, and playing the Fete stage on Saturday just before Carter. It’s also worth noting that San Francisco's Carlos Souffront will bring his decades of sonic perspective, taking the grittier ends of house, techno, and industrial and sewing them into a gorgeous and urgent narrative. Boston's Bamboozle also plays.
Here's the full schedule:
Friday, July 13 at High Noon Saloon, 9 p.m.: Mike Huckaby, Carlos Souffront, & Niki Kitz
Saturday, July 14 at McPike Park:
5 p.m.: Carlos Souffront
6 p.m: Bamboozle aka Eli of Soul Clap
8 p.m.: Mike Huckaby
9:15 p.m.: Derrick Carter
Saturday, July 14 at High Noon Saloon, 10:30 p.m: Derrick Carter, Geoff K