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Mercury Soul dives into the world of folk music with performances of folk-inspired electronic, classical, and bluegrass music, interspersed with DJ sets spanning the global folk music landscape. Headlining the show is the famed international act, DJ Gavin Hardkiss (AKA Hawke), spinning tracks that fold musical traditions from around the world into a deep house style.
Also on the bill is the high-energy Bay Area bluegrass staple Hot Buttered Rum, and classical virtuosos Vitamin Em playing folk-inspired classical pieces from John Adams, Béla Bartók, Mark O’Connor, Brahms, and Dvorak.
Throughout the night DJs Masonic (Mason Bates) and Justin Reed will keep the dance floor bumping with tracks exploring the countless indigenous music traditions that exist in electronic music, combining folk sounds with pulsing electronica, house, and more.