[MONTHLY FEATURE] Top 5 Shows Coming To The Brooklyn Mirage: October
We are back with the fourth edition of this special monthly feature, where we put a spotlight on the top 5 events to catch at The Brooklyn Mirage. If you are just joining us for the first time or are unfamiliar with this illustrious venue, here is a brief recap:
Part of New York City's esteemed Avant Gardner mega-complex, The Brooklyn Mirage is accompanied by The Great Hall and Kings Hall. While each space can host individual events, combined they make Avant Gardner the second-largest entertainment venue in Brooklyn at 80,000 square feet. This complex is so massive that it even has its own food court!
Acting as Avant Gardner's main attraction, The Brooklyn Mirage has hosted hundreds of the world's greatest artists, many of them based in electronic music. Its unrivaled arsenal of lasers, state-of-the-art sound systems, and an epic 200-foot wide, 30-foot high video wall, has led to being named North America's Best Large Club by DJ Mag in 2022 (which is nearly guaranteed to be repeated).
October at The Brooklyn Mirage is overflowing with legendary DJ-producer hybrids, label takeovers, and more! With a significant portion of next month's shows already sold out (excluded from our list), it is crucial to grab tickets for the most anticipated events and lineups that are available while you still can.
Check out iEDM's 'Top 5 Shows Coming To The Brooklyn Mirage: October' below.
FKJ — Tuesday, October 3rd & Wednesday, October 4th
FKJ, born Vincent Fenton, is renowned for his genre-blurring style that melds elements of electronic, soul, and R&B. With his signature live-looping setup, he conjures symphonies on the spot, seamlessly playing multiple instruments and crafting intricate sonic tapestries. His performances are a testament to the raw power of live music, where each note, beat, and melody comes to life before your eyes.
This two-night spectacle at The Brooklyn Mirage is set to be a journey through FKJ's musical universe, where soulful melodies and irresistible grooves collide. Backed by his eclectic sound and charismatic stage presence, FKJ's shows are more than just concerts; they are immersive experiences that leave audiences in awe.
Don't miss your chance to witness FKJ's musical wizardry on Wednesday, October 4th. Unfortunately, the first night of Tuesday is already sold-out. And although this is not a heavily EDM-based show, it is guaranteed to be spectacular. During both nights, FKJ will be joined by the multi-talented artist dreamcastmoe.
Get ready for a melodic extravaganza that will linger in your heart long after the final notes have faded into the night. Secure your tickets now and be part of this unforgettable adventure led by FKJ, or French Kiwi Juice as many know him.
Get your tickets for FKJ on Wednesday HERE!
Oktoberfest — Saturday, October 7th
Later that week is the thrilling daytime event of Oktoberfest. Judging by the roster for this darty, the vibes will definitely be more laidback and chill. From 1 PM to 7 PM there will be an assortment of craft beer vendors, gourmet food options, and plenty of lawn games such as bean bag toss.
The rain-or-shine event will be a celebration of culture, where attendees can enjoy authentic German beer (and non-German beers), brats, giant pretzels, and more. Additionally, there is shaded seating available as well as a small indoor area.
Heading the lineup and hailing from New Jersey is the prominent electropop and pop rock fusing trio ARIZONA. The group is still hot of their third album that dropped this past May.
Also on the lineup is ayokay, an LA-based DJ-producer hybrid, known for his blend of pop, hip-hop, and R&B-influenced EDM.
Joining him on the lineup is multi-platinum selling DJ and producer, Hook N Sling. His music embodies uplifting and energetic house basslines, often layered with dazzling vocals from collaborative artists.
Rounding out the lineup is the likes of Luke Alexander and Sanvero. This will be a great precursor to the late-night afterparty from Black Coffee and friends at the Mirage just a few hours later.
Get your tickets for Oktoberfest HERE!
Ganja White Night —
Thursday, October 12th
Not much needs to be said here. For those who are fans of Ganja White Night or have recently been introduced to them, it is certain that this show will be one that will go down in bass music's history books. Kicking off the night will be Wraz. and Cool Customer, who are both rising artists with extremely sick signature sounds.
Following them up is the hype UK trio of Gentlemens Club, having been at the forefront of the bass scene for quite a while. There is sure to be a healthy mix of dubstep and DnB throughout their set. Then Caspa will take centerstage, with the sole purpose of submerging the crowd in low-end dubs and distorted effecs.
Wooks across the Mirage will go bonkers when the wobble kings walk up for their headlining performance, which will 100% be accompanied by jaw-dropping visuals. The pair of veteran producers are still buzzing from their debut b2b with Subtronics at Imagine. Get ready to hear some bone-rattling IDs and wonky anthems from their 2023 album, Unity.
Get your tickets for Ganja White Night HERE!
Diplo's Higher Ground Takeover
— Friday, October 13th, & Saturday, October 14th
October is clearly set to be a month of musical transcendence as Diplo takes center stage for his Higher Ground Takeover, returning to the Mirage. These two nights promise to be nothing short of legendary, Diplo will link up with some of the most revered names in the house music circuit.
Diplo, the Grammy-winning producer and DJ, is a true trailblazer in the world of electronic music. With a knack for pushing boundaries and defying genres, he has consistently delivered electrifying performances that leave crowds in euphoria. His Higher Ground Takeover is an invitation to explore the depths of electronic music, where every beat and every drop is a testament to his mastery.
Joining Diplo on this sonic adventure are the iconic Chicago-native Green Velvet, known for his infectious grooves and unparalleled stage presence, and Danny Daze, a Miami native celebrated for his genre-defying soundscapes. Danny Daze will open for Diplo on night one (Friday), while Green Velvet is set to perform on night two (Saturday).
Together the lineups support more incredible talent, such as Calussa, DJ Holographic, Shubostar, and Cassy, spread out among the two nights.
Get your tickets for Saturday at Diplo's Higher Ground Takeover HERE!
The Cityfox Halloween Festival — Friday, October 27th, & Saturday, October 28th
Closing out our list, is arguably the coolest and most immersive experience at the Mirage for the entire month of October. With Halloween falling on a week day this year, it only makes sense to get down and party to some hypnotic melodic techno, melodic house, and all sorts of worldly-inspired deep electronic music the weekend prior.
Popular event promoter Cityfox is hosting a stacked lineup of over 40 artists at the Mirage over Friday and Saturday of Halloween weekend. There are too many amazing acts to list them all, but some of the standouts have to be Dosem, Jonas Saalbach, ANNA, Gioli & Assia, and Qrion, to name a few.
Saturday's lineup is even more ridiculous, brimming with electronic phenoms from every corner of the globe. Melodic techno queen Miss Monique, will be in company with Bob Moses, Themba, Eelke Kleijn, Franky Wah, and the remarkable Bonobo. All Day I Dream labelboss Lee Burridge will be in attendance as well, throwing it down at one of the four stages.
Get your tickets for Saturday at Cityfox's Halloween Festival HERE!
Photos courtesy of The Brooklyn Mirage and @ChrisLavado.
Check out our review of Purple Disco Machine at the Brooklyn Mirage HERE!