01 Dec When Pigs Fly by Link & Miami Rebels – Art Basel Edition at Trade
The four legends headlining this party hardly need introductions among seasoned electronic dance music lovers. But it’s the serendipity of the lineup pairings that makes this party such a rare affair, even having inspired the party’s name.
“We decided to name this event ‘When Pigs Fly’ because this type of lineup happens that often,” say the organizers LINK & Miami Rebels.
Of course, Sasha and Dubfire are both iconic dance pioneers who took the ‘90s global scene by storm — Sasha by bringing progressive house to the masses through his classic work with John Digweed, and Dubfire by elevating deep house to the mainstream as half of Deep Dish.
But both veterans are bigger and more innovative than ever today, thrilling and challenging a new generation of fans with DJ-productions sounds that remain at the cutting edge of house and techno. Getting Sasha and Dubfire in one room together is a very special occasion indeed, destined for instant-classic status.
As one of Detroit techno’s second-wave pioneers, Carl Craig has pushed the sound’s evolution for over two decades. And as DJ, producer, band leader, and mastermind behind Michigan’s esteemed Ghostly International and Spectral Sound labels, Matthew Dear (AKA Audion) has pushed the sonic envelope even further, into avant-garde territory.
As kindred spirits and fellow game-changers on the techno continuum, it’s hard to believe these two don’t share the stage more often. But a back-to-back set by both Craig and Dear might straight up just be the unicorn of DJ lineups.
It’s pretty accurate to say that When Pigs Fly is poised to be one of the most memorable dance floor experiences of Miami Music Week this year.