December 8th on Miami’s Virginia Key During Art Basel 2018 | Life and Death and Innervisions Announce Phase 2 Lineup For Rakastella.
Rakastella – “A Part of Me Will Always Be Waiting for You…”
Innervisions and Life & Death revealed the phase 2 line-up for their collaborative art and music experience, Rakastella, to be held December 8th during Art Basel. This immersive 18-hour experience gathers some of the world’s foremost and forward thinking selectors and live acts on a beautiful beach in Miami’s idyllic Virginia Key.
It was revealed today that Running Back founder and one of the most influential A+R’s of recent years, Gerd Janson, will be joined by Amsterdam and Dekmantel fave Young Marco. Together Janson and Marco represent two of the scenes most exciting, freewheeling and eclectic DJs, reshaping the sound of modern house music.
DFA signee, Berlin-based Perel has become a favorite on the dancefloors of Berghain and Panorama Bar. The producer and vocalist will make her Miami debut, performing a rare hybrid live set at Rakastella, treating attendees to the full range of her emotive sound, that blends new wave, house, and krautrock into a unique and powerful singular style.
Rounding out Rakastella’s additions is one of the world’s most visible creative forces, Virgil Abloh. While he may be best known as the creative director of Louis Vuitton and the founder of Off White, Abloh has been DJing house for over two decades, and Rakastella is exactly the environment that will allow him to stretch out, and showcase the more obscure cuts that have caught his ears during his incredible rise.
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. Most recently, Innervisions took 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 otherworldly 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.
Rakastella 2018 Lineup:
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