Art & Culture

X (secret headliner)
Kyle Hall
Onur Ozer
Trevor Jackson

Established in 2001, RA is at the very forefront of the electronic music scene. Read by over 1 million unique readers each month, RA celebrates their 10th anniversary with a series of ten parties in ten cities, with each party boasting a secret X headliner:

“We wanted to do something special to mark the anniversary, to bring together artists who’ve helped shape the electronic music scene as we know it and surprise our readers. So the idea of a series of events with a secret headliner was born: we select ten artists influential in electronic music over the last decade to curate line-ups that include emerging talents that will influence the next ten years. We do it in ten cities, in ten different countries with thriving RA communities. And we’ve asked ten visual-artists to create a unique poster for each event. We’re really excited to see how it all comes together.”
(Nick Sabine, Founder of Resident Advisor)

The line-ups for the events are characteristically challenging and forward-thinking- take, for instance, the series launch party at Cable in London: featuring a supporting cast of Lawrence, Onur zer, Kyle Hall, Trevor Jackson, Ben UFO and the techno artist known as 19.454., curated by the much-anticipated X. The second party will take place during Sonar at BeCool in Barcelona, with Soul Clap, Mark E, Prins Thomas and the X. The rest of the lineups will be announced soon, but for now we can reveal the other parties will be happening at D-Edge in Sao Paulo, Arma 17 in Moscow, Civic in Sydney, Brancaleone in Rome, Eleven in Tokyo, Berghain / Panorama Bar in Berlin and Trouw in Amsterdam.
Resident Advisor has always recognised and celebrated the relationship between electronic music and visual art, and so it has commissioned ten different designers to create limited edition hand silk-screened posters for each event, which will be sold in limited runs of 75 on RA. Participating artists include Trevor Jackson, The Designers Republic, Stefan Marx, Mike Cina, and Laurent Fetis.

To celebrate Resident Advisor’s 10th anniversary, we’ve cooked up something rather epic: a series of ten parties in ten cities around the world, each with a secret headliner.

We take it the ten parties in ten cities thing is pretty easy to understand, so here’s the deal with the secret headliners: each event will feature one carefully selected artist who we think has positively influenced the electronic music landscape over the past decade. Their identities will remain strictly under wraps until they take the stage. Up to that point, each one will be known simply as the X (see what we did there?).

Each X has curated their party with RA, so the rest of the lineup could provide a hint as to who’s waiting in the wings.

The series launches at Cable in London this June, with a particularly diverse cast set to take over the venue’s two rooms. Techno comes courtesy of Horizontal Ground’s 19.454. and Onur Ozer (Cocoon). Trevor Jackson, Dial’s Lawrence (Sten, Mule, Hamburg) and the young Kyle Hall (Wild Oats, FXHE, Hyperdub, Detroit) will all likely be flying the flag for the more house-inclined. And what Hessle Audio boss Ben UFO will go for is anyone’s guess. Good luck figuring out the X for this one.

Ten different designers have been enlisted to create limited edition hand silk-screened posters for the events, which will be sold on RA.

London’s limited edition hand screen-printed A1 (84 x 59 cm) poster is by Trevor Jackson, and is available in a run of 75 only. Shipping internationally. Please note each poster features a unique colour

Tickets Here

Jun 11 RA X, Cable London, London
Jun 18 RA X, BeCool, Barcelona
Jul 23 RA X, D-Edge Club, Brazil
Aug 20 RA X, TBA – New York, New York
Sep 10 RA X, ARMA17, Moscow
Sep 17 RA X, Civic Hotel, Sydney
Sep 30 RA X, Brancaleone, Central
Oct 09 RA X, eleven, Tokyo
Oct 14 RA X, Berghain/Panorama Bar, Berlin
Oct 22 RA X, Trouw, Amsterdam