There’s a new fest in town, specifically Phoenix, that’s here to deliver some of the most sought after acts in house and techno to a clamoring crowd March 4-6. The Body Language announcement came seemingly out of nowhere and created quite the frenzy thanks to its stratospheric headliners and stacked undercard. Adam Beyer, Carl Cox, Boris Brejcha and Kaskade (in Redux form) will all lead the charge under the desert moon preceded by artists like Dombresky going B2B with Noizu, Eats Everything and Township Rebellion. The lineup is truly a sight to behold and with promises of 3 stages, next-level experiences and stellar production the hype is very real for the inaugural Body Language.
Electronic music royalty King Carl and Drumcode boss Adam Beyer are the immediate attention-grabbers but what makes this lineup even more intriguing are some of the harder to catch artists listed. Hailing from Ireland, Rebūke has released tracks on everything from Dirtybird to Drumcode, with a biting sound that will surely sound great on a massive setup. Boris Brejcha has a habit of leaving audiences speechless in his path. Mesmerizing minimal and spicy syncopation are trademarks of Brejcha’s sound. A set from this masked man is a coveted experience. If dark and spicy is your speed, don’t miss the eclectic SOHMI. With an ABGT guest mix under her belt as well as many more career highlights just over the last 2 years, it’s not too late to say you got in on the ground floor.
About a month after the event was announced information began circulating that Body Language was no longer to take place at what had seemingly become the default home to many of Relentless Beats flagship events, Rawhide Events Center. The tension was palpable as followers took to the festival’s Instagram post comments, unleashing a dizzying array of panicked questions as ticket holders awaited news on a new venue. After a suspenseful few weeks, event organizers delivered the good news: the event would be taking place in the heart of downtown Tempe, specifically 5th Street and Maple Avenue, a stone’s throw from bustling Mill Ave. With more close proximity hotels to choose from and potential afterparty venues steps from the event, the move may prove to be a blessing in disguise. The venue change announcement was accompanied by a staggering list of phase 2 artists including Claptone, Lee Foss, VNSSA, Patrick Topping and more!
Of course the dressed-in-all-black elephant in the room is the fact that this newcomer festival goes head to head with fan favorite to the west, CRSSD, an event that has become a mecca of sorts for house heads and techno aficionados. Taking place on the same weekend, fans will have a decision to make as CRSSD released their lineup the first week of this year.
Tickets for the inaugural Body Language are still on sale along with recently added single-day and table service options. Visit the website here for tickets and all the event information you may need.