Future Folk 2018
We’re returning to San Francisco’s The Great Northern to dive into the world of folk music with performances of folk-inspired electronic, classical, and bluegrass music, interspersed with DJ sets spanning the global folk music landscape. Headlining the show is the unparalleled DJ Gavin Hardkiss, spinning tracks that fold musical traditions from around the world into a deep house style. Also joining us is the high-energy Bay Area bluegrass staple Hot Buttered Rum, and virtuoso string quartet Vitamin Em playing classical masterworks from John Adams, Béla Bartók, Mark O’Connor, Brahms and Dvorak. Throughout the night DJs Masonic (Mason Bates) and Justin Reed will keep the dance floor bumping with tracks exploring the countless indigenous music traditions that exist in electronic music, combining folk sounds with pulsing electronica, house, and more.