This weekend, the annual electronic music festival of Lyon, Nuits Sonores, will return for its 15th anniversary edition. In celebration, organizers have locked in the festival’s biggest and best program to date, with renowned selectors Nina Kraviz, The Black Madonna, and Jon Hopkins each picked to host and curate the daytime lineups. Today, The Black Madonna hosts kickoff festivities, with a range of top-notch international artists set to play including Honey Dijon, the quickly rising Korean selector Peggy Gou, Optimo, Derrick Carter, and more. Highlights of Thursday’s nighttime program include Roy Davis Jr., a DJ set from Palmbomen II, and Yussef Kamaal. On Friday (curated by Nina Kraviz), make sure not to miss sets from Bjarki, Levon Vincent, and a closing performance from Fred P, before an immersive nighttime experience lead by artists like Moscoman, Aurora Halal, and the always incredible Floating Points. Saturday should also be impressive, with Jon Hopkins bringing on the likes of Daniel Avery, Randomer, and recent XLR8R podcast contributor Nathan Fake. To close out the massive 15th birthday celebration, make sure to catch Soichi Terrada as well as a live set from Bulgarian heavyweight KiNK. Last minute tickets to Nuits Sonores and the full program can be found here.

This weekend also marks the return of California’s foremost transformational festival, Lightning in a Bottle, which will take place again at Lake San Antonio near Bradley. For this year’s festivities (which include the highly anticipated return of actual water in the lake), DoLab will not only debut over 10 new structures, but also several new interactive experiences and panels as well as a high quality musical program that ranges from house and techno to indie-dance and bass music. Highlights of the bill include headlining performances from Bob Moses, Kaytranada, and Bonobo, while artists from the likes of tINI, Leon Vynehall, Israeli progressive house icon Guy J, and Joel Mull will all perform at the infamous Woogie stage. This year’s trap and bass-oriented Thunder stage should also impress, with Machinedrum, drum & bass trio Ivy Lab, and Sam Gellaitry all scheduled to perform. Last minute tickets to LIB are still available; get them here. More information about the festival can also be found here.

And back across the pond in London, Unleash is partnering with Baby Ford’s legendary label Trelik for a special Bank Holiday edition at Studio Spaces. Nighttime programming is set to feature an exclusive and extended performance from BFZ, the collaborative project of Baby Ford and Zip, as well as sets from Cabanne, Petre Inspirescu, Alex Celler, and more. There is also an after party scheduled during the day on Sunday, featuring Parisian house master Djebali. Tickets can be found here.


Friday Night Live: Turntables on the Hudson 19 Year Anniversary on The Roof

The Roof at Output – New York , NY, US

May 26 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Output Grayscale | Ben Klock/ Function/ Ø [Phase]/ Shawn O’Sullivan/ Phil Moffa at Output and How To Kill Label Showcase in The Panther Room

Output – Brooklyn, NY, US

May 26 @ 8:00 pm – May 27 @ 6:00 am

Romp w/ Brenda D, Brian G, Isoke, Chicago Skyway, DCEE

Twisted Cantina – Chicago, IL, US

May 26 @ 9:00 pm – May 27 @ 2:00 am

GTD & Kolby Turnher present: Gila, Lord P.L.A.W.Z., Lil Baby Suplex & DJ Finnahitalick

Brooklyn Bazaar – Brooklyn, US

May 26 @ 9:00 pm – May 27 @ 2:00 am

Friday Night 90s

Lot45 Bushwick – Brooklyn, NY, US

May 26 @ 10:00 pm – May 27 @ 4:00 am

Memorial Day Weekend Boat Party


May 26 @ 10:30 pm – May 27 @ 3:00 am

Silhouette Lounge VIP Fridays

Silhouette Nightclub – Bronx, NY, US

May 26 @ 11:00 pm – May 27 @ 4:00 am

Birgit’s Freak Show

Birgit – Berlin, Germany

May 26 @ 11:00 pm – May 28 @ 11:00 am


Remedy / Day Party

Griessmühle – Berlin, Germany

May 27 @ 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Wicked Paradise feat. J.Phlip (Season Opener 2017)

Skybar at Mondrian – Hollywood , CA, US

May 27 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Tied presents: Detroit Boat Cruise with Daniel Bell

The Diamond Belle Boat – Detroit, MI, US

May 27 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

718 Sessions on the Roof @Output w/Danny Krivit (Open to Close)

The Roof at Output – New York , NY, US

May 27 @ 1:00 pm – 10:00 pm

718 Sessions | Danny Krivit (Open to Close) on The Roof

The Roof at Output – New York , NY, US

May 27 @ 1:00 pm – 10:00 pm


Kompass – Ghent, Belgium

May 27 @ 6:00 pm – May 28 @ 7:00 am


Sampled Detroit 15 Year Anniversary

Marble Bar – Detroit, MI, US

May 28 @ 9:00 pm – May 29 @ 7:00 am

Sundays in The Panther Room | Tony/ Simon Heyliger/ Elon

The Panther Room @ Output – New Yotk, NY, US

May 28 @ 10:00 pm – May 29 @ 4:00 am

Gabriel & Dresden Album Release Party (Open to Close) at Output

Output – Brooklyn, NY, US

May 28 @ 10:00 pm – May 29 @ 4:00 am