Lilly Palmer's ability to combine powerful, driving techno with deep melancholic soundscapes, magnetic melodies and electrifying basslines has made her a crowd favorite from London to Ibiza and back. She creates memorable and unmistakable vibes at clubs, festivals, and through her many esteemed releases. Soon, she'll share her captivating melodies with New York for the first time on May 12, 2023 at the iconic Superior Ingredients Roof. After a landmark 2022 touring season that saw her touch down at DC-10, a staggering five dates at Amnesia, and Awakenings ADE, she's bringing her unique energy to Brooklyn for a thrilling extended sunset performance. She'll be joined by rising techno star Shay De Castro, and New York's Medina.
In addition to her label, Spannung Records—that features releases from Palmer, the Warp Brothers, and more—Lilly's catalog also includes releases on Adam Beyer's Drumcode, Oliver Huntemann's Senso Sounds, Off Recordings, Natura Viva, and Zurich-based SpaceMonki. Currently based in Amsterdam, Lilly's celebrated technical skills behind the decks are sought after throughout Europe and beyond. She's brought her heart-stopping beats to Creamfields, Riviera Electro Festival, OFFSónar, Verknipt, elrow, fabric London, and now to her debut in the United States.
Lily believes music is freedom. Freedom to express, process, and transform emotions while bonding with an audience. In 2022 she pushed her ethos further with a series of massive releases on Drumcode. In April, she released the We Control EP, with the title track sitting at nearly six million streams, it's clear that her grinding funky techno has struck a chord with clubbers and techno tourists worldwide. She followed that up with a storming remix of "Take Me There" by Adam Beyer and DJ Rush. Its chirping synths, sub-swelling kicks, and crispy clean percussion caught the attention of some of techno's finest selectors, including UMEK, Nicole Moudaber, Joseph Capriati, and Oliver Heldens.
As if 2022 didn't already have enough wins, Pete Tong invited Lilly to record an Essential Mix in May for BBC Radio 1. A thundering triumph for the rising techno heavyweight.
On support duties for this evening of heart-stopping techno is Shay De Castro, one of techno's fastest rising talents. Hailing from a town with no dance music scnee to speak of, she's created a potent fan following that includes Adam Beyer, Richie Hawtin, Amelie Lens, and ANNA. Her releases on Insomniac's Factory 93, Kraftek, and Codex regularly climb to the top of the Beatport charts and are featured in official Spotify playlists like Techno Bunker.
Also on the bill is New York rising star, Medina. He blew us away when he opened for our show with Nakadia in 2022, so we knew we had to bring him back to set the room up right.