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Paper's Guide to the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival

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Exploring the ever-multiplying world of electronic music can be a daunting task, but with our handy guide to the 5th Annual Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival, your weekend journey should be a breeze. We've picked out a few of our favorites from each night's lineup. For the full lineup, schedule, and tickets, visit brooklynemf.com.

Friday, November 9

Brenmar has a love for hip hop, r&b, house, and bass music that runs deep. Having remixed the likes of Aaliyah, Cassie, Beyonce and Justin Timberlake, Brenmar brings a party wherever he plays.

Cameo Gallery, 10:45 p.m.

Kingdom runs the LA-based label, Fade To Mind (home to BEMF artists Nguzunguzu and Fatima Al Qadiri) but will be here this weekend to deliver heavy, night-oriented house music.

Glasslands Gallery, 1 a.m.

Gold Panda's music sits on the border between experimental and indie-pop. With its crisp melodies and clap-centric beats, fans of Four Tet and Caribou could very well enjoy Gold Panda's sometimes cheery, sometimes psychedelic tunes.

Music Hall of Williamsburg, 2 a.m.

Nguzunguzu is an LA-based guy-girl duo whose music is as eccentric as it is beautiful. Signees of Kingdom's Fade To Mind label, they've described their music as "sad sexy scary."

Glasslands Gallery, 2 a.m.

Saturday, November 10

Salva founded San Francisco left-field label Frite Nite and is a veteran of the scene, dabbling in electro bass, grime, and even trap music if the occasion calls for it (i.e., for a remix of Kanye West's "Mercy"). Be prepared for a few surprises, as a set from Salva is about as difficult to forecast as what we'll have for dinner tomorrow night.

Public Assembly (Front Room). 11 p.m.

Nicolas Jaar is a widely-adored musician and founder of record label Clown and Sunset. His music is as appealing to beatheads as it is to the casual concertgoer. After his being named one of Resident Advisor's top performers of 2011, it's no wonder Jaar will headline Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival this year.

Music Hall of Williamsburg. 1 a.m.

Shlohmo sticks to slowed down pop and hip-hop and his own breezy, experimental lo-fi. Fans of Star Slinger, Drake, and early 2000s pop music will certainly appreciate his set.

Public Assembly (front room). 1 a.m.

XXYYXX may still be a high-schooler, but his music is methodical and emotional, driven by heavy synths, innovative beatwork, and haunting vocal samples. XXYYXX's heavy rhythms definitely call for your best dancing shoes.

Glasslands Gallery. 1 a.m.

Baths is an LA-based singer and songwriter occupying ambient and chilled-out electronic pop territory while belting it out in the upper octaves.

Glasslands Gallery. 2 a.m.

Cameo Gallery, 93 North Sixth Street, (718) 302-1180.
Glasslands Gallery, 289 Kent Avenue.
Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 North Sixth Street.
Public Assembly, 70 North Sixth Street, (718) 384-4586.

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