Modern Love: A Live Audio-Visual Experience - Light Box at Goldman Warehouse, Miami

Modern Love: A Live Audio-Visual Experience

With Andy Stott, Demdike Stare, and Millie & Andrea

Presented by SAFE, Klangbox.FM, Wynwood Arts District Association, Miami Light Project, and Beck's Access

Light Box at Goldman Warehouse

Saturday, September 20, 2014

It's easy to scoff at dance music for being nothing more than a few bleeps and bloops. A genre where the acts amount only to button-pushers.

Modern Love, the 12-year-old Manchester record label, isn't that.

After a first listen to any of the label's releases, you might ask yourself, "Where is this going? Where is the drop?" And we'll have to call on every fiber of our being not to hit you.

See also: Modern Love A/V Show: "Taking Techno Out of the Club and Into the Art Space"

If we can blame EDM for anything, it's a lack of patience for artists who take their time behind the decks. And Modern Love's releases might be the ultimate test of one's patience.

Perhaps in consideration of that fact, Miami's SAFE and Klangbox.FM made the decision to stage the Modern Love showcase outside of conventional club environs, instead placing it at the Light Box at Goldman Warehouse, a space often used for experimental theater and performance art.

This was probably a smart choice, because it seemed to change what the audience was anticipating from the show. In a nightclub, the crowd may expect to be dancing all night long. But when we entered the Light Box, we weren't sure what awaited. Except that it could be anything. And that seemed pretty exciting.

See also: EDM's Five Greatest Delusions

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