Festival Electron 2014

17 - 20 Avril 2014

Programmation

Friday 18 April
THURSDAY 17 APRIL
MR OIZO

With a fifth movie (Wrong Cops) recounting the crazy everyday life of a troop of inept Los Angeles policemen and...

Monday 21 April
SUNDAY 20 APRIL
HOT CHIP DJ SET

Hot Chip? Quite simply one of the most exciting dance groups of the decade! An electric pop, eccentric melodies, minimal...

Sunday 20 April
SATURDAY 19 APRIL
VITALIC

We don’t need to present Pascal Arbez-Nicolas, aka Vitalic, anymore. Figurehead of the French electronic scene, founder...

Monday 21 April
SUNDAY 20 APRIL
ELLEN ALLIEN

It’s a great honour and joy to welcome Mrs Ellen Allien for the closing of the 2014 festival at the Palladium, a venue...

Saturday 19 April
SATURDAY 19 APRIL
DELTRON 3030 & ORCHESTRA

Over thirteen long years lie between the release of the first eponymous album of Deltron 3030 and their second album,...

Friday 18 April
FRIDAY 18 APRIL
JAMES HOLDEN PRESENTS THE INHERITORS

The perfect career for the free electron James Holden. Producer, musician, DJ… Nothing escapes him nothing stops him! At...

Friday 18 April
THURSDAY 17 APRIL
MAX COOPER

Get ready for a stunning journey into the aerial and hypnotic spheres of Max Cooper’s techno! At the crossroads between...

Saturday 19 April
FRIDAY 18 APRIL
MOUNT KIMBIE

In the family of post-dubstep expression, we ask for prodigal sons! Mount Kimbie just turned up in our lives a few months...

Saturday 19 April
FRIDAY 18 APRIL
NOISIA

How to stop Noisia? The prolific Dutch trio has among other things composed the soundtrack of the game Devil May Cry...

Friday 18 April
THURSDAY 17 APRIL
AME

Cofounder with Dixon of the label/collective Innervisions, the German duo Âme is one of the inevitable groups of the...

Saturday 19 April
FRIDAY 18 APRIL
DANTON EEPROM

It has been a long time since we last heard from Mr Eeprom, the most elegant producer of the French electronic scene. His...

Friday 18 April
THURSDAY 17 APRIL
JACKSON & HIS COMPUTER BAND

Rare artist of the prestigious Warp label, Jackson remains, at the head of his Computerband, one of the most influent...

Sunday 20 April
SATURDAY 19 APRIL
DJ PIERRE

A night to go back in time in the unusual venue of Usine Kugler, an historical night that will take you on a tour of a...

Saturday 19 April
FRIDAY 18 APRIL
DANIEL AVERY

One of the revelations of 2013 and without a doubt one of the confirmations of 2014. This young British prodigy, who has...

Saturday 19 April
FRIDAY 18 APRIL
FRONT242

Hang on in! The walls and your body will shake! Front 242 returns for a special one-off gig. Founded in 1981, the Belgian...

Thursday 17 April
THURSDAY 17 APRIL
DILLON

The Silent Kills, the first album of Dominique Dillon, Bpitch Control, released in 2011, surprised its...

Saturday 19 April
FRIDAY 18 APRIL
ROBAG WRUHME

It’s an exceptional, even legendary, artist that the Fonderie welcomes this Saturday for the Pampa Records night....

Saturday 19 April
FRIDAY 18 APRIL
ISOLEE

Rajko Müller aka Isolée is one of the most eccentric minimal house producers of this early new century. Credited as the...

Sunday 20 April
SATURDAY 19 APRIL
KODE9

Through samples, dubplates and concepts, Kode9 is a urban samurai figure who follows his path with integrity and...

Saturday 19 April
SATURDAY 19 APRIL
KID KOALA

The wonder boy of turntablism is back at Electron Festival opening the futurist opera of Deltron 3030, a grand formation...

Saturday 19 April
FRIDAY 18 APRIL
PERC

Ali Wells, aka Perc, is a reference in the current electronic landscape: DJ, label owner, he is also one of the most...

Sunday 20 April
SUNDAY 20 APRIL
SIRIUSMO

Electron is particularly proud to welcome this year the electro prodigy Moritz Friedrich aka Siriusmo. Painter and...

Friday 18 April
THURSDAY 17 APRIL
RICK WADE

The Silencio continues its gallery of house music legends. Rick Wade, born in Chicago but artist of Detroit, is one of...

Sunday 20 April
SATURDAY 19 APRIL
PROXY

Producer, remixer, label owner and DJ, Proxy is certainly the best in electronic music in Russia. The young Muscovite...

Saturday 19 April
FRIDAY 18 APRIL
IVAN SMAGGHE

Ivan Smagghe, probably one of the hottest and most prominent DJs of France, combines radical musical demands with...

Sunday 20 April
SATURDAY 19 APRIL
STACEY PULLEN

Stacey Pullen is undoubtedly one of the legendary techno figures. And when the sacred giant of Detroit stops over at...

Sunday 20 April
SATURDAY 19 APRIL
MIRKO LOKO

Gifted producer, avant-garde DJ and inveterate music connoisseur, Mirko Loko is no doubt one of the purest Swiss talents...

Thursday 17 April
THURSDAY 17 APRIL
FRANCESCO TRISTANO & GECA

Who said that classical and electronic music could never come to an agreement? For several years now Francesco Tristano,...

Saturday 19 April
FRIDAY 18 APRIL
ROCKWELL

Thomas Green, aka Rockwell, is probably one of the most exalting recent drum’n’bass talents. The Londoner has quickly...

Sunday 20 April
SUNDAY 20 APRIL
BLOMQVIST

Amazing and promising phenomenon, energetic lives jam-packed with emotions, gifted musician and amazing band, there is no...

Friday 18 April
FRIDAY 18 APRIL
DISCODEINE

Step into the hypnotizing and intoxicating world of Discodeine, project of two Frenchmen, Pilooski and Pentile. Formed in...

Friday 18 April
THURSDAY 17 APRIL
SEXY SUSHI

2013, the crisis, the end of it all, the general gloom, but also the comeback of Sexy Sushi with their album Vous n’...

Sunday 20 April
SATURDAY 19 APRIL
CHRISTINE

You have met Christine, Stephen King’s emblematic killer car, here is Christine, a very particular, compelling duo from...

Saturday 19 April
SATURDAY 19 APRIL
SONJA MOONEAR

After playing classical scores in her youth, Sonja Moonear quickly abandoned the piano for decks. She was right in doing...

Friday 18 April
THURSDAY 17 APRIL
CLARA MOTO

Clara Moto displays a rock solid maturity. After a childhood animated by piano studies which made her discover jazz and...

Friday 18 April
FRIDAY 18 APRIL
RIPPERTON AKA HEADLESS GHOST

Our area is full of artists as incredible as talented and Ripperton is undeniably part of them, even presenting himself...

Sunday 20 April
SATURDAY 19 APRIL
THA TRICKAZ

If there is a duo of DJs/producers that turns up the heat and the beat meter at each of its performances it would be the...

Saturday 19 April
FRIDAY 18 APRIL
MAELSTROM

Official and very respected ambassador of bass music in France, Joan Mael Peneau, aka Maelstrom, is a brilliant outsider...

Friday 18 April
THURSDAY 17 APRIL
OUM SHATT

Undisputed revelation of the most recent Transmusicales de Rennes festival, the quartet Oum Shatt brings together the...

Sunday 20 April
SATURDAY 19 APRIL
LUCY

Lucy is the underground techno prodigy child. Italian DJ living in Berlin, the artist is well-known as the boss and...

Sunday 20 April
SATURDAY 19 APRIL
GIRAFFAGE

Giraffage is Charlie Yin, a brilliant 23-year-old multi-instrumentalist producer, who lives in San Francisco under the...

Saturday 19 April
SATURDAY 19 APRIL
AFFIE YUSUF

Affie Yusuf produced his first track in 1993 for Ferox Records and never stopped since. Producing techno, house and of...

Sunday 20 April
SATURDAY 19 APRIL
KELPE

Straight out of his native British capital, Kelpe, whose real name is Kel McKeown, develops creations with highly...

Sunday 20 April
SATURDAY 19 APRIL
AKKORD

From the rural outskirts of Manchester, this collective of atypical artists share the same passion for minimalism, art,...

Sunday 20 April
SATURDAY 19 APRIL
KON

KON is the half of the legendary duo KON & AMIR, mythical crate-diggers, among the best DJs of the planet. Hip-hop,...

Saturday 19 April
FRIDAY 18 APRIL
BALKANSKY & COOH

Ivan Shopov is an artist with multiple identities, a brilliant producer as thirsty as a mad scientist for mixing genres....

Friday 18 April
THURSDAY 17 APRIL
BELZEBASS

The end of the world is nearing. At least, that is what you will think at the Rez, this Thursday evening…

Big fans...

Friday 18 April
THURSDAY 17 APRIL
DAT POLITICS

Worthy spiritual sons of Dave Gahan and Kim Basinger, straight out of a parody of Beverly Hills 90210, DAT...

Saturday 19 April
FRIDAY 18 APRIL
DIE VOGEL

Active on the German scene since a few years only, Die Vögel reunites under the Pampa Records banner Jakobus Siebels and...

Friday 18 April
THURSDAY 17 APRIL
LA FLEUR

Resident of the famous Watergate club of Berlin, La Fleur made the headlines last year with her two last EP’s, ...

Friday 18 April
THURSDAY 17 APRIL
DANA RUH

We should admit at once that since her beginnings as producer on Perspectiv, Ripperton’s label, Dana Ruh has been...

Sunday 20 April
SATURDAY 19 APRIL
APPLESCAL

Only 26 years old, producer Pascal Terstappen aka Applescal can argue to have, at the head of his label Atomnition, an...

Friday 18 April
THURSDAY 17 APRIL
JANSKI BEEEATS

Janski Beeeats is a real superhero. A superhero whose role is to transform any venue he occupies into a post-apocalyptic...

Saturday 19 April
19 APRIL & 20 APRIL
CINDY VAN ACKER

After dancing first at the Royal Ballet of Flanders then at the Grand Théâtre of Geneva, Cindy Van Acker performed for...

Saturday 19 April
SATURDAY 19 APRIL
CHANNEL ONE

The first time Channel One performed in Geneva was in 1999 at the Halle W! So it is with open arms that we welcome them,...

Saturday 19 April
SATURDAY 19 APRIL
EZIKIEL

Raised on the positive sounds of reggae and dub, Ezikiel exudes happiness and always shows his sunny disposition....

Saturday 19 April
SATURDAY 19 APRIL
ELI VERVEINE

She has many virtues and beyond the one of attracting love, Eli Verveine stirs the crowds with her fine and subtle music...

Friday 18 April
THURSDAY 17 APRIL
MASAYA

She’s dashing and spicy, radiant and enchanting, talented and charming. Masaya is faithful to her image, evocative name...

Friday 18 April
THURSDAY 17 APRIL
JACQUI

Jacqui fell in love with electronic music the first time she heard in 1994 and has mixed and bought records regularly...

Saturday 19 April
FRIDAY 18 APRIL
DJ REAS

DJ Reas, who has been DJing for more than twenty years, has become the benchmark House DJ in Geneva. He has performed at...

Saturday 19 April
SATURDAY 19 APRIL
ELECTRON SPECIAL DUB CLUB: LOCAL SOUNDS IN ACTION

After the success of the “Top Ranking special Electron” mini festival last year at the Gravière, it became impossible not...

Thursday 17 April
THURSDAY 17 APRIL
DJ LE ROI

The King is coming to the festival, to those new lands that are still unspoiled by his musical and sovereign power. A...

Friday 18 April
FRIDAY 18 APRIL
DJ SALAUD AKA FRANZ TREICHLER

We could say that Franz Treichler is the singer and leader of the Young Gods, that all started in Fribourg in 1985 when...

Friday 18 April
THURSDAY 17 APRIL
SILVER

Marie-Caroline Hominal started dancing at Janet Held Studio in Montreux, then trained at the Schweizerische...

Saturday 19 April
SATURDAY 19 APRIL
GASPARD DE LA MONTAGNE

The town of La Chaux-de-Fonds conceals some very beautiful Swiss golden nuggets. Gaspard de la Montagne, inspired and...

Friday 18 April
FRIDAY 18 APRIL
ORAM MODULAR B2B STRB

Founded in 2012, Oram Modular, the DJ and producer duo from Geneva brings together Adrien and Nemo under the banner of...

Saturday 19 April
SATURDAY 19 APRIL
ROTKELLER

Behind the name Rotkeller lies not Herr Vodmar, but a young up-and-coming duo from Fribourg, consisting of Federico...

Friday 18 April
FRIDAY 18 APRIL
LOCCOMOTION

Pillars of the Swiss drum’n’bass scene for more then ten years, operating on the sets of the best Swiss clubs and...

Friday 18 April
FRIDAY 18 APRIL
LA FORÊT

La Forêt is a young collective of musicians and artists, ably represented on the electronic music scene by two night owls...

Thursday 17 April
THURSDAY 17 APRIL
SYNDROME WPW

Disease. Curse. Bontempi. Rifle bullets. Quantum physics. The uncompromising performance of Syndrome WPW, based on...

Friday 18 April
THURSDAY 17 APRIL
ZZBING

Zzbing started his career as DJ in 1999 and roamed the scenes of London and Oxford, before entering the world of...

Thursday 17 April
17, 19 & 20 APRIL
ELSA COUVREUR

Student at the Royal Ballet of Antwerp, then at the Junior Ballet of Geneva, Elsa Couvreur has also danced for the...

Sunday 20 April
SATURDAY 19 APRIL
MADFUNK

After defying Kenny Dope last year, the homeboy of the neighbourhood tackles another big one, including scratches....

Friday 18 April
THURSDAY 17 APRIL
PIERRE C.

Founder with Madfunk of Rare Movement, Pierre C. is a DJ of the soulful movement, a music enthusiast always looking for...

Saturday 19 April
SATURDAY 19 APRIL
SEBB BASH

Working behind the scenes for more than 20 years, Sebb Bash is undoubtedly one of the best hip-hop DJs of the French-...

Thursday 17 April
THURSDAY 17 APRIL
GARANCE

Immersed in electronic sounds since the 90’s, in particular through the radio show Pump It Up Live on Couleur 3...

Friday 18 April
FRIDAY 18 APRIL
LEMONICK

Lemonick is an up-and-coming star of electronic music. Not yet 20 years old and already a solid experience behind the...

Friday 18 April
FRIDAY 18 APRIL
SASSY J

Sassy J is a DJ, music lover, promoter, DIY designer and illustrator. She has been pooling global sounds with her...

Friday 18 April
FRIDAY 18 APRIL
MAYBE

Maybe is above all an encounter between two music lovers. The duo was formed in 2010, with the pooling of the respective...

Saturday 19 April
SATURDAY 19 APRIL
GONDI-SAN

A notice to fans of colourful music, Gondi-San is coming to Electron!

The result of the encounter between the two...

Friday 18 April
FRIDAY 18 APRIL
ANTHONY ALTARAS

Armed with just his guitar, his loop machine and his voice, Anthony Altaras must be appreciated as a storyteller of his...

Saturday 19 April
FRIDAY 18 APRIL
GRANDCHAOS

GRANDCHAOS has its source in EBM, electro body music; not surprising, knowing that GRANDCHAOS comes from Belgium,...

Friday 18 April
THURSDAY 17 APRIL
PSYBERPUNK

Pioneer of the psychedelic scene, Psyberpunk organizes “goa parties” since 1994 and plays in several live acts for the...

Saturday 19 April
19 APRIL & 20 APRIL
OPEN REEL ENSEMBLE

Open Reel Ensemble is a concert for five musicians and four tape recorders. For the first time, this visually as well as...

Thursday 17 April
THURSDAY 17 APRIL
ARGONAUTE

Argonaute is the side project of Psyberpunk, founded by the artist from Valais at the end of the 90’s to explore the...

Friday 18 April
FRIDAY 18 APRIL
HERR LIEBE

Producer, organizer, DJ, hacker, performer and photographer, hyperactive Damien Von Schmok is also the boss of the label...

Friday 18 April
THURSDAY 17 APRIL
ANTISPIN

Antispin: the coming together of Hugo, based in Brighton (UK), and Dan, aka Sinerider, established in Vienna, Austria....

Saturday 19 April
SATURDAY 19 APRIL
KACKMUSIKK

Kackmusikk, a young artist from Lucerne and member of the Korsett Kollectiv, returns to Geneva and looks forward to...

Friday 18 April
THURSDAY 17 APRIL
HOOD REGULATORS

Leisure Options and Kackmusikk form the Hood Regulators. For several years now, the Swiss duo has been playing other...

Friday 18 April
THURSDAY 17 APRIL
CLARA MOTO

Clara Moto displays a rock solid maturity. After a childhood animated by piano studies which made her discover jazz and...

Friday 18 April
THURSDAY 17 APRIL
PHUCKING HAPPYEND

Phucking Happyend is the project of a genuine handyman who handles sound extracts from obscure sources. What doesn’t suit...

Thursday 17 April
THURSDAY 17 APRIL
SOMTEK

Somtek, aka Daniel Sommer, is a sound explorer, active since the beginning of the 2000’s. In turn DJ, mixing live, and...

Thursday 17 April
THURSDAY 17 APRIL
DEMEGY

Demegy is the project of Marc-Olivier Hermann, a talented Swiss producer. During recent years, Demegy has not only...

Thursday 17 April
THURSDAY 17 APRIL
MARTIN MEIER

The promoter and DJ from Lucerne Martin Meier has built up over many years his reputation as enchanter of the crowds. His...

Saturday 19 April
SATURDAY 19 APRIL
BINAIRE

At the crossroads of hard core, electro, punk, cold and relentless noise, we have named Binaire! Two men and two machines...

Friday 18 April
THURSDAY 17 APRIL
TOTO

Toto, the globetrotter, captain of the World People pirates, begins to mix in 2002 during a journey in South Africa,...

Saturday 19 April
FRIDAY 18 APRIL
GHETTO BLASTER

Between punk school and electro-wave, this band from Geneva holds high the torch of protest humor. The elaborated electro...

Thursday 17 April
THURSDAY 17 APRIL
DELUSIONAL SYNDROME

The goa night would not be what it is without the artistic touch of Romain, aka Delusional Syndrome, who manufactures and...

Saturday 19 April
FRIDAY 18 APRIL
STOLEARM

Stolearm might embody the unlikely encounter between Nitzer Ebb and My Bloody Valentine, or Yello and The Cure, or The...

Friday 18 April
FRIDAY 18 APRIL
LE LABEL URGENCE DISK FÊTE SES 15 ANS

15 years… Already! And even 24 years for the eponymous shop… In 2014 we celebrate the birthday of this independent label...

Friday 21 March
21 MARCH TO 20 APRIL
POWER TRACKS VOL. 1

FRIDAY 21 MARCH TO SUNDAY 20 APRIL

Opening 20 March, 6pm. Tuesday - Sunday,...

Thursday 27 March
27 MARCH
EIMERT REVISITED

FRIDAY MARCH 27 - 18:00

After ‘Zero hour’, Germany was to be rebuilt as a...

Thursday 17 April
THURSDAY 17 APRIL
For your deformation: how the vocoder made a song called "Space Action Sex Blood" while working for the NSA

"Militarism is in itself funk," wrote H.G. Wells in 1914's World Set Free. Left to their own devices, the terms of...

Friday 18 April
FRIDAY 18 APRIL
From equipment to armament
By considering that any music production involves an equipment, whether material or technical,...
Friday 18 April
FRIDAY 18 APRIL
SONS, BRUITS ET POUVOIRS FIN-DE-SIECLE

The development of the so-called “concrete” and the more recent, post-war “electronic” music signals the definitive...

Friday 18 April
FRIDAY 18 APRIL
Total possession of the listener and inaudible sound omnipotence

Right, so, sound is a weapon. Armies use it, and so do supermarkets and electronic music, industrial, noise music, etc....

Sunday 20 April
SUNDAY 20 APRIL
MOCAP ET MULTICHANNEL AUDIO

Mintlab, in collaboration with Artanim, invites you to explore a visualization and sonification system of movements in...

Thursday 17 April
THURSDAY 17 APRIL
RA EXCHANGE - Rick Wade

Conference & Interview

Resident Advisor or RA, remember, is a platform dedicated to electronic music that...

Friday 18 April
FRIDAY 18 APRIL
RA EXCHANGE - Perc

Conference & Interview

Resident Advisor or RA, remember, is a platform dedicated to electronic music that...

Thursday 17 April
THURSDAY 17 APRIL
WRONG COPS

After Wrong, here comes Wrong Cops…The latest movie of Quentin Dupieux, to be released in February...

Friday 18 April
FRIDAY 18 APRIL
RUBBER

Juggling between his cinematic and musical careers, Quentin Dupieux next makes his first feature film in 2006, Steak...

Friday 18 April
FRIDAY 18 APRIL
NONFILM

Quentin Dupieux began filming at the age of 12 and together with Michel Gondry he started directing music video clips. In...

Saturday 19 April
SATURDAY 19 APRIL
"BETWEEN THE BEATS": NINA KRAVIZ

To conclude this section, Resident Advisor will take us, through a documentary of the series Between The Beats,...

Saturday 19 April
SATURDAY 19 APRIL
"REAL SCENES": BERLIN - BRISTOL - NEW YORK

Through the three short movies of Real Scenes, the spectator sets out to discover the cities that have marked...

Friday 18 April
FRIDAY 18 APRIL
WRONG

After the road in Rubber, Quentin Dupieux explores another mythology of the US cinema in Wrong, the...

Sunday 20 April
SUNDAY 20 APRIL
ELECTRO MOSKVA

Finally, Elektro Moskva or the adventure of Soviet synthesizers is a...

Sunday 20 April
SUNDAY 20 APRIL
CROSSROADS – T.G. : PSYCHIC RALLY IN HEAVEN 81 – BLACK TV

Bruce Conner’s Crossroads was made a year after the fall of Saigon, an event that marked the end of American...

Sunday 20 April
SUNDAY 20 APRIL
THEREMIN : AN ELECTRONIC ODYSSEY
CHANGEMENT DE PROGRAMME! 
 
Pour des raisons indépendantes de notre volonté, le film I...
Thursday 17 April
17, 18, 19 & 20 APRIL
VJ STRIPE

His hometown, Pula, in Croatia, is well known for some of the best techno and house parties. A suitable playground for...

Thursday 17 April
THURSDAY 17 APRIL
CAMILLE DE DIEU

“Chinese checkers” is a game that is played generally on a circular or hexagonal board comprising 121 squares. Each...

Thursday 17 April
17, 18 & 20 APRIL
LITEMOTIF

LiteMotif is VJ collective based in Zagreb, Croatia.

Started in 2012. and based completely on DIY principles,...

Thursday 17 April
THURSDAY 17 APRIL
JOCELYN DE LA PROVIDENCE

A Jimmy Hendrix and taxidermy enthusiast, Jocelyn de la Providence started VJing by trying to breathe new life into...

Thursday 17 April
THURSDAY 17 APRIL
VJ AKINETIK

Visual artist in the broadest sense, Daniel Cousido has been present for more than ten years on the Swiss and foreign...

Thursday 17 April
THURSDAY 17 APRIL
GERTRUDE TUNING

Plastic artist, VJ and artistic director of the label Argent Sale, Doctor Gertrude is specialized in ophthalmic tuning. A...

Thursday 17 April
17, 18, 19 & 20 APRIL
LUMENARTIST

Let there be light

It takes light photons 8 minutes to travel from the sun to the earth...

Friday 18 April
18 & 19 APRIL
VJ ZERO

Motion design, VJing, video mapping, stage design, interactivity… For more than 10 years, ZERO has been exploring all...

Friday 18 April
18 & 19 APRIL
MIKA VENTURA

Mika Ventura was born on a little planet of the outer system. He arrived on earth in 1976. Today, a terminally ill...

Saturday 19 April
SATURDAY 19 APRIL
DAZZLE

Dazzle is a duo made of Benjamin Muzzin and Mathieu Rivier. The two artists decide to collaborate to push their work...

Friday 18 April
FRIDAY 18 APRIL
SUFFIX

Living in Lucerne, the five members of Suffix form a very creative and territorialized collective. The crew pays...