Rakastella, the brainchild of underground electronic music tastemakers, Life and Death and Innervisions, returns this December. The seventeen-hour sunset to sunrise collaborative music and art experience, taking place on the idyllic shores of Miami’s Historic Virginia Key, has become a must-attend in the global music calendar and a cornerstone of Miami’s Art Basel week since its launch in 2017.
Rakastella – a Finnish word meaning ‘to make love’ – is just that, a coming together of some of the greatest minds in the global house and techno community along with leaders from the worlds of art and fashion.
At Rakastella, Life and Death and Innervisions have combined to create an event greater than the sum of its parts; dancing in the sand while watching the sunrise over the Bay of Miami, multiple intimate stages designed and created by leading figures in Miami’s burgeoning artistic community, exceptional musical programming and a unique crowd drawn by one of the world’s most significant art events.
Innervisions have always had a penchant for spectacular events, they were the first label to take over London’s famed Royal Albert Hall, while their Lost In A Moment party series has thrown events on remote islands and in abandoned castles. In February Life and Death also partnered with Sonar for an audio video installation and performance piece in Brooklyn. The labels’ collaboration with immersive Miami event producers Plot, Secret Garden and Where Are My Keys at Rakastella creates a truly unique sensory experience; wander between distinct environmental open-air dancefloors, stumble upon spectacular and whimsical art installations, all while feeling the natural beauty of the key’s white sandy peninsula and ocean breezes.
Sonically Italy’s Life and Death and Germany’s Innervisions are two of dance music’s most ambitious collectives, founded by DJ Tennis and Dixon & Âme respectively, they have built their reputations on singular sound palettes and ambitious A+R skills. This is espoused in Rakatella’s musical programming, which over the last two years has included some of dance music’s most dynamic and in-demand selectors, ranging from DJ Koze, Octo Octa, DJ Harvey, Virgil Abloh, Seth Troxler, Gerd Janson, Young Marco, Ry X and many more, anchored by performances from hosts DJ Tennis, and the now traditional sunrise B2B between Dixon and Âme.
Rakastella invites the creative worlds of music and art to lose themselves in a unique seaside escape. Dance in the sand as the sun goes down, explore a curated art landscape and enjoy a soundtrack curated by two of the world’s finest label collectives.
Tickets On Sale May 23rd via Resident Advisor