By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Rock in Rio organizers announced the three remaining electronic dance music (EDM) acts for the Eletrônica (Electronic) stage at the 2015 edition of the festival, which takes place in Rio de Janeiro, on September 18-20th and 24-27th. Carl Craig, Dave Clarke and Lee Foss with Anabel Englund will perform on the nights of September 24th and 27th respectively.
One of the most important DJs and producers in the electronic music scene of Detroit (U.S.), Carl Craig began his career in the late 80’s. Known for single Bug in The Bassbin, Craig has an album in collaboration with NYDJ Patrick Picassoe and is one of the creators of the Detroit Electronic Music Festival in the early 2000’s.
On the same day, September 24th, Dave Clarke takes his turn on stage. The work of this British artist goes beyond the elaborate productions as a DJ. He is also producer and host of the weekly program called White Noise, the Dutch VPRO radio (3FM).
Next is Lee Foss, Chicago (U.S.) DJ and co-founder of the Hot Creations label who is prominent in the music scene. The American artist who performs on the 27th, is also a member of the house band Hot Natured. In 2010, Foss entered the Top 100 DJ at Resident Advisor.
In addition to the solo, Foss joined producer Marc Kinchen to launch the EP Electricity along with the talented singer Anabel Englund. Her work with Lee Foss and Mark Kinchen in the single Electricity, joined the list Essential Mix on BBC Radio 1. With the work in the band Hot Natured through Benediction single, Less reached the top 40 in the UK.
With thirty years of history, the Rock in Rio is perhaps the biggest event of the music and entertainment world. Of the fifteen previous years, five occurred in Brazil (1985, 1991, 2001, 2011 and 2013), six in Portugal (2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014), three in Spain (2008, 2010 and 2012) and one in the United States (2015). In September, the sixth edition in Brazil will take place in Rock City in Barra da Tijuca.
Previously confirmed artists for the World and Sunset stages include Queen with Adam Lambert, One Republic, Lenine, Nação Zumbi, Metallica, Mötley Crüe, Korn, Ministry, Elton John, Rod Stewart, John Legend, System of a Down, Queens of the Stone Age, Deftones, Slipknot, Faith No More, Rihanna, Sam Smith, Katy Pery, A-ha and Robyn.
More additions will be made to the 2015 Rio line-up during the upcoming months. For more information, check back with The Rio Times and see the festival’s official website.