DJs Carl Cox and John Digweed; arguably two of the dance world's best-loved and influential figures; will feature at this year's Area2: The Festival, in addition to the huge talents of Moby, Bowie, Busta Rhymes and more.
Carl Cox returns to these shores after a hugely successful two-month tour of North and South America, which began back in February. Moby asked Carl to join him once again after last summers electrifying sets blew the crowds away at Area:One. His rip-roaring stint at last summers groundbreaking event turned normally taciturn crowds on to tech, with a two-hour teaser of a set; blowing away the competition and converting all the unbelievers with his explosive (and highly demanding) three deck wizardry; demonstrating that his highly-accessible party vibe has the potential of cross-over success with mainstream audiences.
The twisting, turning tech-house and funky techno that he's famous for features on his latest disc "Global" (ffrr/WSM) and highlights the cutting-edge of today's scene. Look out for his artist album "Second Sign" to drop early next year. The highly anticipated disc is being produced by Carl together with engineer Neil McLellan (Music for the Jilted Generation) and the collaborative efforts of Roni Size and Krust, Saffron Republica, Erick Morillo, Neneh Cherry, Fatboy Slim and some evil guitar work from Cradle of Filth's Paul Allender.
John Digweed currently ranked #1 DJ for 2002 in DJ Magazine's prestigious annual poll, needs little introduction. He has been transfixing clubbers in the US for over a decade, and was the first UK DJ to hold a residency at the New York's now-defunct megaclub Twilo, together with longtime cohort Sasha. He is the boss of Bedrock Records and records as "Bedrock" with partner Nick Muir, and runs the massively successful Bedrock night in the UK, alternating between Heaven in London and his home town of Hastings.
Fresh from the recently concluded 8-week Delta Heavy Tour of North America; where he and Sasha took their renowned dark and stormy DJ sets once the pride of Twilo out to the American masses and played to a combined audience of 70,000 clubbers.
"the Delta Heavy Tour was the most electrifying DJ event of 2002." - Mixer Magazine
Digweed jumps back in the saddle on July 28th playing every date of Area2 in support of his latest release "MMII" on ffrr/WSM. This superb new CD was born from a mix he designed for his UK Radio show on Kiss FM. An eclectic day-trip rather than a progressive voyage; the result is a differently-colored Digweed palette; taking you from the depths of deep, brooding house into refreshing airy light.
FOR A QUICK UPDATE SEE THE AUGUST COVER STORY IN MIXER MAGAZINE FEATURING MOBY AND CARL COX.
AREA2 TOUR DATES
28 Nissan Pavilion Washington, DC
30 Tweeter Center Philadelphia, PA
**31 PNC Bank Arts Center Holmdel, NJ
2 Jones Beach Wantagh, NY
*3 Tweeter Center Boston, MA
*5 Molson Amphitheatre Toronto, Canada
**6 DTE Energy Music Center Detroit, MI
8 Tweeter Center Chicago, IL
10 Pepsi Arena City Lights Denver, CO
13 Verizon Amphitheater Los Angeles, CA
14 Shoreline Amphitheater San Francisco, CA
16 The Gorge Seattle, WA
***Carl Cox will be playing all Area:2 dates through Detroit on August 6***