Today international underground electronic music tastemakers Life and Death and Innervisions have announced the phase one lineup for Rakastella, their collaborative music and art experience, to be held during Art Basel Miami on December 8th. As a testament to these two titanic forces within the international techno space, the lineup will gather some of the scene’s most prized selectors and live acts on the idyllic shores of Miami’s Virginia Key.
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The 14 hour day-into-night experience will feature the likes of Innervisions founders DIXON and me, house and disco icon DJ HARVEY, purveyor of the Life and Death sound DJ TENNIS, modern Dutch giant JOB JOBSE, the Miami debut of live ambient wunderkind APPARAT - DJ, a live performance by the RED AXES Band plus Porto’s rising star TRIKK. Together these carefully selected artists offer a first glimpse of the world-class soundtrack that will guide nomads and revelers through the immersive environments and peak dance-floor moments sure to define Rakastella’s second edition.
Rakastella - a Finnish word meaning ‘to make love’ - is just that, a coming together of some of the greatest minds in the global house and techno community with the aim of immersing attendees into a world of musicality and art. Italy’s Life and Death and Germany’s Innervisions are two of dance music’s most ambitious collectives, founded by DJ Tennis and Dixon & AME respectively, they have built reputations for their singular sonic palettes and event production. This Fall, Innervisions will take over London’s famed Royal Albert Hall for four nights, while their Lost In A Moment party series has thrown events on remote islands and in abandoned castles.
The brilliant white sand beaches and ocean breezes of Virginia Key act as a quintessential container for Rakastella’s whimsical stage environments, lounges, and other wordly art installations. A one day wonderland, is birthed through this collision of bespoke natural beauty and awe-inspiring creativity, provided by production partners PL0T, Secret Garden and Where Are My Keys.
Rakastella welcomes the creative worlds of music and art to lose themselves in a unique seaside escape. Dance in the sand as the sun goes down, explore a curated art landscape and enjoy a soundtrack curated by two of the world’s finest label collectives.