The bright neon peace inspiring world that people experience at such festivals as Nocturnal and Beyond Wonderland gets flipped on it’s head and is subsequently beheaded at their Halloween affair Escape, landing on the NOS Center this year in the form of a gruesome Psycho Circus.

Lineups for each stage have emerged from the dirt, and seeing these rosters separately gives you a clear idea of the keen eye insomniac has when booking. The Megastructure is the most exiting thing to rise out of the dead, with a diverse array of artists from John Digweed to Breach to Above & Beyond touching down on it.

Bassrush has a strong hold on the chopping block on Friday, employing Funtcase, Crizzly, and especially Excision with a reloaded set full of new material. The next day sees some house-y flavors with Amine Edge & Dance, Justin Martin and Get Real tearing down the dance floor.

Richie Hawtin’s ENTER will be there in full force hosting 2 nights of fun including Loco Dice and his new album jams as well as Subb-An and Cats n’ Dogs.

The sad thing is that all these acts cannot all be seen and there will be some cognitive dissonance involved. Good news is with this kind of roster you won’t have a dull moment as a result of your decision.






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