It has been confirmed today (September 15th) that Hot Chip will perform a DJ set at this year’s instalment of the annual music event, Making Time. Officially titled ‘MTXX: A Making Time 20th Anniversary Transcendental Social Distancing Celebration’, the upcoming event will feature holographic performances from a diverse range of musicians and DJs.
In a 36-hour long event, Making Time 2020 will be live-streamed in order to stay in line with social distancing regulations following the Covid-19 pandemic.
Making Time 2020 will mark the 20th anniversary of the music event. Founded by DJ Dave P in 2000, Making Time has been based in Philadelphia, United States, since its conception.
The live stream event will take place on Friday, October 2nd. It will commence at 11 pm Eastern time and end at 1:00 am Eastern time on Sunday, October 4th.
Founder David Pianka released a statement on the Making Time Facebook page detailing the advanced technologies behind the transcending music event. Pianka spoke about the “Holographic Technology, created by Ricardo Rivera of Klip Collective enables futuristic musical pioneers from around the world to transcend space and time as they are transported into an immersive video and light installation as holograms with mind-bending video effects.”
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We (AL, Joe and our holograms) will be playing a livestream DJ set for MTXX: A MAKING TIME 20TH ANNIVERSARY TRANSCENDENTAL SOCIAL DISTANCING™ CELEBRATION on the 2nd of October. Tickets: Link in Bio “The first time we played for @davep_makingtime at @makingtimeisrad we were totally green, inexperienced newbies, with a lot of chutzpah but absolutely no idea. We’d forgotten most of our percussion and so we had Dave running around Philly looking for the right cowbell. He’d taken a chance on a pretty unknown bunch of pasty English guys and we didn’t wanna let him down, so we played our hearts out, and let our new friends guide us through the Philly afterparties. Many years later it’s with the same enthusiasm, but a lot more hardened experience that we’ve approached this holographic endeavour, and it feels good to play again after such a long ride. Viva Making Time, viva Dave P and big love to all the ravers down the years.” Al
Hot Chip took to Instagram today to confirm their place on the Making Time 2020’s otherworldly lineup. Sharing a hallucinatory holographic clip, the Ready For The Floor hitmakers detailed how Making Time 2020 will be the band’s second appearance at the music festival.
Band member Al Doyle wrote nostalgically: “The first time we played for @davep_makingtime at @makingtimeisrad we were totally green, inexperienced newbies, with a lot of chutzpah but absolutely no idea.”
Doyle continued, writing excitedly “Many years later it’s with the same enthusiasm, but a lot more hardened experience that we’ve approached this holographic endeavour, and it feels good to play again after such a long ride.” Receiving over 1,100 likes and views, the post was met with joy from Hot Chip fans.
Late Night Tales is an artist collaboration with Bandcamp whereby musicians offer their best late nighttime music for an epic playlist. Hot Chip are also releasing a Limited Edition White Vinyl of Candy Says as part of the collaboration, which can be preordered here.
The last album from London-born band Hot Chip was A Bath Full Of Ecstasy, their seventh studio album that was released in June 2019. The spacey, colourful album features tracks like Melody of Love, Hungry Child and Spell.