EROL ALKAN

Placebo confirm Exit Festival

Placebo confirm Exit Festival

Placebo confirm Exit Festival

Placebo confirm Exit Festival. Having already released first round of artists that were the Chemical Brothers, Mika, Royksopp, Crystal Castles, Does It Offend You, Yeah?, Ricardo Villalobos, Moderat live, Josh Wink, Crookers, Boys Noize, Erol Alkan, Ed Banger’s SebastiAn, Busy P, DJ Mehdi and Ida Engberg. EXIT are excited to announce another round of impressive artists for this year’s festival!   Joining the already diverse line up, on the Main Stage are the eagerly anticipated vital and emotive sounds of Placebo, the undisputed Queen of hip hop Missy Elliott, electronic punk, disco lords LCD Soundsystem, and renowned Aussie drum’n'bass crew Pendulum live.   The world famous Dance Arena adds David Guetta, Laidback Luke, A-Trak, Dirty South, Black Rose (Jesse Rose & Henrik Schwarz), Riva Starr, Solomun, Ost & Kjex live with a gospel choir no less, and Wannabe A Star.  If that wasn’t enough, EXIT is crammed with 25 stages featuring a broad and staggering array of artists. The Fusion Stage is where you will find cool bands such as Does it Offend You Yeah?, Midnight Juggernauts, Jamaica, Antenat and Bambi Molesters to name but a few. While the Happynovisad Stage in Association with Resident Advisor this year continues to showcase some of the best cuttings edge and upcoming talent from the world of electronic, featuring showcases from; Warp Records feat Hudson Mohawke, Clark live, Time Exile live and Rustie, Bristol Takeover feat Joker, Pinch, Gemmy and MC Nomad Sound Pellegrino feat Brodinksi, Sound Pellegrino Thermal Team, and L-VIS 1990 Club Automatic feat D-Bridge, Instra:mental and MC:SP The Elektrana stage features the best in electronic up & coming bands such as The Twelves, We Have Band, Tesla Boy, Starsmith, Jevelen, Romantic Jurgen and many more. And for those who like their music a bit tougher, the Explosive Stage brings you the best in hardcore and thrash metal. Acts include; Behemoth, Suicidal Tendencies, The Exploited, Al & The Blackcats, Ex Deo, Decapitated, Inspector Cluso and a whole lot more! Taking place from Thursday 8th – Sunday 11th July, in the magical Petrovaradin Fortress overlooking the river Danube, EXIT has a variety of stages to appeal to absolutely everyone, cheap food and drink onsite and the best campsite entertainment whilst bathing in the hot Balkan sunshine. EXIT festival ticks all the right boxes and is still the best value festival ticket around!

Faithless to headline Selector Festival Krakow, Poland

Faithless to headline Selector Festival  Krakow, Poland

Faithless to headline Selector Festival Krakow, Poland

Faithless to headline Selector Festival with other artist confirmed so far Boys Noize, Thievery Corporation, Metronomy and Uffie.  Selector Festival will take place in Krakow, Poland on 4-5 June 2010. It’s a perfect way to start the festival summer in perfect location – Krakow is one of the most beautiful cities in Poland. Although festival is situated in green fields of central part of the town, it’s the indoor event held in 2 big concert tents (with space for more than 15,000 people).  First edition hosted: Franz Ferdinand, Orbital, Röyksopp, CSS, Fischerspooner, Dizzee Rascal, New Young Pony Club, Deadmau5, Erol Alkan, Busy P, DJ Mehdi, Agoria along with Polish top dj’s and live acts and multimedia vj`s.

Ticket price:
2-day ticket costs 200 PLN (around 50 EUR),
1-day ticket costs 135 PLN (around 34 EUR).

Selector is promoted by festival specialists – Alter Art, responsible for two biggest Polish summer festivals: Heineken Open’er Festival – European Awards best Major Festival winner (Gdynia) and Coke Live Music Festival (Krakow) so you can expect a lot.

All the tickets for Selector Festival 2010 are available and on sale – www.selectorfestival.pl

Field Day announce full line-up

Victoria-ParkThe gates of Victoria Park open on August 1st for their third annual outing, Field Day are pleased to announce the full stage-by-stage breakdown of stellar acts playing this year’s event, including some amazing new additions. Plus, there will be a brand new Guardian Tea Room Tent and Do You Come Here Often, a spankingly fresh art happening area from Time Out, plus, for the dedicated party hardcore, there’s some very special warm up action to be had.   Adding their not inconsiderable presence to this year’s the line up will be the sensational, Huw Stephens championed, Gaggle who will be showcasing their mind-blowing 22-piece ‘choral riot grrrl’ skirmishes between bands on the Eat Your Own Ears mainstage, ones definitely not to miss. JD Twitch, one half of Glaswegian leftfield supremos Optimo will be throwing down his own inimitable brand of eclectic festival shakers and the esteemed Frank Tope will be donning his Wild Geese guise to unleash some super-slamming House and continental Disco grooves to keep you cutting the rug.
STAGE LINE UPS:

Eat Your Own Ears Main Stage
Eat Your Own Ears DJ’s / Errors / Fennesz / Final Fantasy / First Aid Kit / Gaggle / Jon Hopkins / Mogwai (Only English Summer Festival Show) / Santigold / Skream / The Horrors / The Temper Trap

Adventures In The Beetroot Field Stage
Mystery JetsAllez Allez / Crispin Dior (AITBF) / Devil Made Me Do It / Four Tet / King Charles /
Micachu And The Shapes / Mystery Jets / Plugs / S.C.U.M / Sian Alice Group /
Stopmakingme (AITBF) / The Big Pink / The Invisible / Wild Beasts

Village Mentality Stage
Fanfarlo / James Yorkston / Juana Molina / Malcolm Middleton / Mumford And Sons / The Thing / Toumani Diabate / Wet Paint / Woodpigeon

Bugged Out! Stage
Aeroplane DJs / Audion (Live) / Delphic (Live) / Erol Alkan / Fake Blood / JD Twitch (Optimo) / Little Boots (Live) / Wild Geese DJs

Bloggers Delight Stage
Casper C (AITBF/Bloggers Delight) / Drums Of Death (Live) / Greco-Roman Soundsystem /
No Pain In Pop DJs / Rusko (DJ Set) / Skull Juice (Bloggers Delight) / The Xx /
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs / Work It

This year will also see a brand new Guardian Tea Room Tent joining the myriad delights of Field Day. Perfectly positioned to cast your eyes over the ever-amusing goings on in Village Mentality, the Guardian Tea Room Tent will offer a touch of refinement to proceedings with lashings of freshly brewed tea and home-made cakes to help you recharge your batteries whilst perusing the paper.

Dot To Dot Festival: Nottingham’s biggest music marathon of the year

dot-to-dot-festivalOn Sunday May 27, Nottingham plays host to the third – and biggest yet – Dot To Dot Festival. We say biggest with good reason: as well as there being over 80 artists confirmed to appear at this year’s event, there will also be a couple of new venues – Nottingham Trent University and Lee Rosy’s Tea Rooms – hosting performances alongside the more established venues such as Rock City, the Rescue Rooms, Stealth and the Social.

Additionally, this year the festival spreads its wings to accommodate a whole separate city: a day earlier (Saturday 26, then), Dot To Dot will be down the M5 in Bristol, where at least 40 artists are confirmed to play across three of the city’s main venues: the Thekla Social, Louisiana, Fiddler’s. For details on the Bristol line-up/s, click to here (and here for the Dot To Dot website).

DiS’s Nottingham contingent has been excited about the festival for many a month now, so without further ado, here’s Dom Gourlay’s guide on who he’s literally busting a gut to see…

yo_chomsky_lead_203x152Yo! Chomsky
Initially formed for a laugh by a bunch of media students at Nottingham University, their recent show with Hadouken! proved that their Beastie Boys via the Human League electro grime is here to shake things up. Anyone not taking them seriously does so at their own risk.
Yo! Chomsky play the Rescue Rooms at 2:30pm

blonde-redheadBlonde Redhead
Possibly the oldest band playing at this year’s festival, Blonde Redhead have been around for almost fifteen years now without ever really gaining the commercial recognition their complex and critically acclaimed noise-saturated arrangements merit. Thankfully, all that seems set to change if reviews of their most recent record 23 (See DiS’s review here) are anything to go by, and with their visits to the UK becoming more and more sporadic, don’t let this opportunity pass you by. They are one of the most genuinely intriguing bands in the world right now. Blonde Redhead play the main room of Nottingham Trent University at 10pm

We Are The Physics
wearethephysics300Hailing from Glasgow and mixing Devo-style jerkiness with Albini-esque polemics, We Are The Physics are one of those bands who demand to be seen by as many people as possible, and to date, unless you hail from north of the border, chances are you won’t be one of the lucky few to have caught them thus far. Not to worry, as this is as good an opportunity as any…We Are The Physics play the upstairs room of Nottingham Trent University at 9:30pm

Catweasels
catweasels_203x152DiS has been raving about Chester-Le-Street-based five-piece Catweasels for a good few years now. Formerly prefixed by (The), Catweasels mix old and new wave sensibilities with a melee of sounds that occasionally winds up echoing the moan of Mansun being inappropriately manhandled by Interpol. Other times they just go for the jugular by composing grandiose pop a la XTC, the sort that you wouldn’t expect anyone with a DIY aesthetic to pull off. They manage it in pretty spectacular style. Again, this is their first show in this part of the world. Are we excited? You bet we are…
Catweasels play Lee Rosy’s Tea Rooms at 5:30pm

You Slut!
you-slutYou Slut! might be the possessors of the best name at this year’s festival by a long shot, but that only tells half the story. One listen to their “Rifftastic-post-progressive-indie-power-rock-math-disco-pop warfare” – their words, not ours – should be enough to convince anyone that the East Midlands is alive and well and simply bursting with creativity, and is about to explode any time now. Go see, then tell all your friends how great You Slut! are. You Slut! play Lee Rosy’s Tea Rooms at 3:30pm

The full (provisional) timetable for Nottingham reads as follows:

Rock City Basement (14+ venue)
1:15-1:45 The Recovery
2:15-2:45 Furthest Drive Home
3:15-3:45 Sunset Cinema Club
4:15-4:45 Ox.Eagle.Lion.Man
5:15-5:45 Brigade
6:15-6:45 The Scare
7:15-7:45 Drive By Argument
8:15-8:45 The Dykeenies
9:15-9:45 Lethal Bizzle
10:15-11:00 Gallows

Rock City Main Hall (14+ venue)
2:15-2:45 I Was A Cub Scout
3:15-3:45 Help She Can’t Swim
4:15-4:45 Pull Tiger Tail
5:15-5:45 Foals
6:15-6:45 Kate Nash
7:15-7:45 New Young Pony Club
8:30-9:15 Kano
10:00-11:30 The Cribs

Nottingham Trent University Main Room (14+ venue)
2:45-3:15 Six By Seven
3:45-4:15 Absentee
4:45-5:15 Maps
5:45-6:15 Annuals
7:00-7:45 Architecture In Helsinki
8:30-9:15 Broken Family Band
10:00-11:00 Blonde Redhead

Nottingham Trent University Upstairs (14+ venue)
2:30-3:00 Love Ends Disaster!
3:30-4:00 Radar
4:30-5:00 Nova Saints
5:30-6:00 Olympus Mons
6:30-7:00 Candi Payne
7:30-8:00 Draytones
8:30-9:00 Goodbooks
9:30-10:00 We Are The Physics
10:30-11:00 The Thermals
11:30-12am Bearsuit

Lee Rosy’s Tea Rooms (14+ venue)
3:30-4:00 You Slut!
4:30-5:00 Talibam!
5:30-6:00 Catweasels
6:30-7:00 Fanfarlo
7:30-8:00 Karima Francis
8:30-9:00 Tom Mansi

The Social (18+ venue)
1:15-1:45 Grave Architects
2:00-2:30 House Of Brothers
3:00-3:30 Blood Red Shoes
4:00-4:30 Bobby Cook
5:00-5:30 The Changes
6:00-6:30 Sky Larkin
6:45-7:15 Emmy The Great
7:45-8:15 Emma Pollock
8:45-9:45 Moon Music Orchestra / Findlay Brown
10:15-11:00 Scout Niblett
11:30-3am Grimewatch with Boy Better Know and more TBA

Rescue Rooms (18+ venue)
2:30-3:00 Yo! Chomsky
3:30-4:00 Ratty Rat Rat
4:30-5:00 Mighty Roars
5:30-6:00 These New Puritans
6:30-7:00 Pete And The Pirates
7:30-8:00 Fear Of Flying
8:30-9:00 Laura Marling
9:30-10:00 Kid Harpoon
10:30-11:00 Late Of The Pier
11:30-12am Datarock
12:45-1:30am Hot Club De Paris

Stealth live room (downstairs) (18+ venue)
4:00-4:30 The Whip
5:00-5:30 Holy Hail
5:30-6:00 Metronomy (DJ set)
6:00-6:30 Thieves Like Us
6:30-7:00 Metronomy (DJ set)
7:00-7:30 La La Lepus
7:30-8:00 Mum (DJ set)
8:00-8:30 We Smoke Fags
8:30-9:00 Mum (DJ set)
9:00-9:30 Kap Bambino
9:30-10:00 Opticks (DJ set)
10:00-10:30 SMK
10:30-11:00 Opticks (DJ set)
11:00-11:30 Dolby Anol
11:30-00:15 TAPEDECK (DJ set)
00:15-1am Bonde Do Role
1-1:30am TAPEDECK (DJ set)
1:30-2:30 Chromeo

Stealth DJ room (upstairs) (18+ venue)
4:00-6:00 Paul Thomson (Franz Ferdinand)
6:00-8:00 Nightmoves
8:00-10:00 Riotous Rockers
10:00-12am Surkin
12-2am Para One
2-4am Erol Alkan

For more information on the festival, visit the Dot To Dot MySpace.

Little Boots, The Horrors and Mystery Jets join Field Day

little-bootsLittle Boots, The Horrors and Mystery Jets all join the Field Day line-up along with dancehall queen Santigold playing one of just two exclusive UK dates all summer, the other being Field Day’s ‘little brother’ Underage Festival.  Juana Molina also confirms her spot. Field Day is London’s quintessential festival with a line up that will be hard to find elsewhere. Keep your eyes peeled for future line up announcements and for the latest news visit – www.fielddayfestivals.com

FULL LINE UP SO FAR:

MOGWAI , TOUMANI DIABATE , FOUR TET , EROL ALKAN ,JAMES YORKSTON , APES AND ANDROIDS , FINAL FANTASY , MALCOLM MIDDLETON , AEROPLANE , FENNESZ , ERRORS , SKREAM , S.C.U.M , FIRST AID KIT

FIELD DAY 2009
VICTORIA PARK, GROVE ROAD, TOWER HAMLETS, LONDON, E3
SATURDAY 1ST AUGUST
11.30 – 10.30PM

PRICE – £29.50 + BOOKING FEE

Creamfields line-up revealed

creamfields-2Following Cream HQ’s announcement this week as being the only festival to reduce their ticket price this year, they have delivered an all star line up that includes BASEMENT JAXX, TIËSTO, PAUL VAN DYK, DIZZEE RASCAL, 2MANYDJ’S LIVE and MYLO LIVE, all of whom will be heading up north to one of the UK’s most idyllic spots for August Bank Holiday weekend.

Making his debut on the Main stage is demi-god TIËSTO. Other additions to the line up include Berlin-born maestro PAUL VAN DYK, 2MANYDJ’S, CALVIN HARRIS, DJ Mr DAVID GUETTA, LAURENT GARNIER and the UK debut of LUCIANO PRESENTS ÆTHER LIVE.

This years DJ line up reads like a who’s who from the dance music fraternity, and includes the likes of ERICK MORILLO, JOHN DIGWEED, SASHA, FERRY CORSTEN, PETE TONG, EROL ALKAN and TIMO MAAS.
SATURDAY 29TH AUGUST;

Tiёsto / Mylo Live / David Guetta / Luciano presents Æther Live / Laurent Garnier Live / John Digweed / Pete Tong / Sven Väth / Steve Angello / Axwell / Sebastian Ingrosso / Erol Alkan / Crookers / James Zabiela / Boys Noize / Friendly Fires Live / Hernan Cattaneo / Kissy Sell Out / Danny Howells / Andy C / Hype / High Contrast / Chase & Status / Mark Knight / Dirty South / Dave Spoon / Skream & Benga / Busy P vs DJ Feadz / Nick Warren / DJ Marky / Friction / Filthy Dukes / Funkagenda / MC Beardyman / NTYPE / Gareth Wyn / Kim Fai / Rich Reason / Ken Evil / MC Dynamite / IC3 / MC GQ / SP:MC / Tonn Piper / Mad Rush / Rage MC / Phil Faversham / Dean Rigg / Sarah Louise / Alan Hartley / Deeyana on Sax / Dean Oram on Percussion + More to be announced
SUNDAY 30TH AUGUST:

Basement Jaxx / Paul van Dyk / Dizzie Rascal / 2manydjs Live / Calvin Harris Live / Erick Morillo / Sasha / Ferry Corsten / Deadmau5 Live / Dubfire / Timo Maas / Annie Mac / Sander van Doorn / Judge Jules / Yousef / Tidy Boys / Delphic Live / Aeroplane / Dirty Vegas Live / Brodinski / Fake Blood / Yuksek Live / Toddla T / John O’Callaghan / Showtek / Kutski / Dark by Design / Organ Donors / Mark EG / Rob Tissera / Bootek Live / Tidy DJ’s / Burn the Negative / Jack Beats / Jaymo & Andy George / Jordan Suckley / John Jones / Jim Breese / Carl Hanaghan / Andy Mac / Cassette Jam / Anthony Probyn / Lee Ellis / Anton Powers / Rob H / Lady V on Sax / Dean Oram on Percussion + More to be announced

Watch Filthy Dukes on RTV Channel.

filthy-dukesFilthy Dukes, first they were djs, now they are a band and djs and also producers. They say:  It was just Olly and Tim playing records, it still is in fact, then we started to work with Mark to make music.  We have now made an album, it’s out in March 2009. We have also made singles that are part of this album, some are out before february so keep an ear and eye out because they should be pretty good and will probably have some great remixes.

We run a club night called Kill Em All that has been going for 5 years, this particular disco is held at Fabric. We have had guests like Justice, Erol Alkan, Bloc Party, Crystal Castles, Late Of The Pier, Chemical Brothers, James Murphy, Jackson & His Computer Band, Zombie Nation, Schinichi Osawa, Brodinski & Simian Mobile Disco. It’s a good party.

Our album, like most personal art forms is a result of our influences, these range from Tangerine Dream to Hot Chip, Can to SMD, Roxy Music to Soulwax, Hip Hop to Krautrock. You know, a bit of old stuff and a bit of modern, plus loads of other things it would take too long to list.

We have a mixing desk which was made and used by Connie Plank, he was possibly the most important German producer ever, and had a great beard. We also have a ton of old synths which we have used to make this album, Roland Juno 60, Arp 2600, Moog Voyager, Roland Sh101 plus loads of pedals, distortion units and other geeky stuff.

In making this album we have worked with a collection of artists who we really like and most of them have also played Kill Em All, you will find out who these are in due course.

Ok I reckon that’s it for now, we are very excited about our album it took us ages but we love it, can’t wait for it to come out, and oh yes its called Nonsense In The Dark.

The only way to hear it at the moment is to come and see our live show, we play quite a lot of it. Our live show is damn good, so you should come along.

We also have nice bags.

Erol Alkan to hit Victoria Park

erolalkan1Have you heard the one about Erol Alkan? The humble 12 year old maestro-in-the-making who sneaks out the window of his parents flat to play gigs for a tenner? About the bearded studio-sorcerer worshipped by bands and DJ’s half his age as a living electronic idol? About the kid in his early 20s who’s founded that Trash night in London where they’re playing Bowie and basslines at the same time?

I heard that he invented the mash-up. I heard that he created the second coming of French Touch just by remixing Justice’s “Waters Of Nazareth”. I heard he bought guitar music back from the grave. No, it was electronic music. Or was it reggae? I heard he once revived a Roland 303 just by looking at it. Didn’t you hear? He’s bringing psychedelia back? Wait – I heard he’s bringing Disco back? Didn’t you hear?

That’s the thing about Erol Alkan – hearing is believing. Until you’ve borne witness to one of his legendary live sets, poured headily over one of his meticulously crafted productions, or been catapulted to a sudden sonic nirvana by the dropping of one of his remixes, you might be justified for dismissing his existence as an extremely elaborate myth of the musical underground. After all, how can one man, still in his early thirties, have kept so many kids dancing for so long?

Look no further than the well-worn T-Shirt: L.O.V.E. is the answer. What kept Erol on the cutting edge of the independent and electronic scenes for the decade he ran Trash until its final night in January 2007, and at the forefront of bold new territories in the musical cosmos in the years that have followed, is his unwavering devotion to the music he plays. His studious interests across the sonic spectrum made it inevitable that at some point he would cross the boards and start to create music as well as play it, and in 2001 he took his first steps under the nom-de-guerre Kurtis Rush. His alchemical fusion of George Michael and Missy Elliot resulted in 24 carat party gold, and “Bastard Pop” was born, with Erol as one of it’s founding figureheads alongside Soulwax and Richard X, reaching its apex with Kylie performing Erol’s infamous ‘Can’t Get You Out Of My Head’ fusion with New Order’s ‘Blue Monday’ live at the 2002 Brit Awards. The Manchester legends, also one of Alkan’s favourite ever bands, loved it so much they returned the favour, often performing the ‘mash up’ live. Coupled with the electroclash earthquake that was rippling through London (epicentre: Trash, Monday nights), Erol found himself at the forefront of both movements, and with a gamut of notable new admirers and friends.

It wasn’t long before Erol was lending his magic touch to increasingly higher profile releases, with his remixes of Alter Egos’ ‘Rocker’ and Mylo’s ‘Drop The Pressure’ proving unavoidable on the dancefloors of 2004. Remixes for Bloc Party, Death From Above 1979 and The Chemical Brothers ensued, followed by Erol’s first truly legendary contribution to dance music’s canon: The Glam Racket Rework of Franz Ferdinand’s ‘Do You Want To’, which impressed the band so much that they incorporated elements of the remix into their live tour.

Erol’s profile was rapidly ascending, Trash was packed every Monday with a baying crowd of technicolour admirers and celebrity exotica yearning to witness the signature Alkan marriage of the electronic and the independent, but that didn’t curtail his quest for innovation. 2006 would see him take the covers off the mega-yacht he had been secretly building in his studio – his “Balearic Trilogy” of remixes; The Klaxons ‘Golden Skans’, Hot Chip’s ‘Boy From School’ and The Scissor Sisters ‘I Don’t Feel Like Dancing’. Those expecting saturated rock fuzz and thumping electronica were confounded; finding instead a trio of blissed out, spectral and unapologetically ambitious responses to the original material. All three remixes would become dance floor hits, despite the adventurous new sound, and compromise to Erol’s favourite remix work to date.

2006 also saw the beginning of studio collaborations with The Long Blondes, and in the producer’s role for the first time in his life. Asked to work on their debut single for Rough Trade, the session yielded ‘Fulwood Babylon’, a melancholic disco gem that found it’s way to every corner of the interweb. Among it’s many admirers were The Mystery Jets, who approached Erol to collaborate on a few tracks, resulting in a series of B-sides. These first tracks were to be only the very beginning of a long and fruitful recording relationship.

With such a studio intensive 2006, you might be forgiven for thinking that Erol’s live presence had taken a back seat, but you would be very much mistaken. The year saw him support Madonna (at Koko) and Daft Punk (at Global Gathering), and to cap it all off he was voted Mixmag’s prestigious DJ Of The Year award, as well as Best International Dj.

Fast forward to 2008, and the first Alkan studio alumni had released their own sophomore albums, with The Long Blondes critically acclaimed ‘Couples’, and Mystery Jets pop opus ’Twenty One’ featuring the UK hit singles ‘Young Love’ and ‘Two Doors Down’, both produced by Erol. Outside of those two carefully nurtured albums, Erol found time to unite with Franz Ferdinand to produce a cover of LCD Soundsystem’s ‘All My Friends’, record a couple of b-sides with genial art pop mavericks and Mercury Music Prize winners Klaxons, and to harness the mysterious powers of prodigal psych-prog rockers Late Of The Pier in the form of singles ‘Bathroom Gurgle’, ‘Space And The Woods’, The Bears Are Coming’ and ‘Focker’. The full Alkan produced debut album drops in late 2008.

And in truth, that’s only the half of it. For more than two years, on the odd nights of the year that he’s not duty bound to be Erol Alkan, he has been known to don the mantle of ‘Mustapha 3000’ and dabble in the mysterious rites of ‘Beyond The Wizards Sleeve’ – a warped balearic psychedelic brotherhood consisting of Erol and The Grid’s Richard Norris. Part folk astronauts, part electronic necromancers, they have reanimated songs by Midlake, Findlay Brown, Goldfrapp, and Tracey Thorn into beautiful, searing moments of euphoric bliss. Each remix wildly different to the next, The Sleeve (as they are known to their fans) continue, like Erol himself, to be impossible to pin down, having recently completed their first major work, a four part series of EP’s.

Whether he’s playing the latest in hardcore thrash or producing delicate anthems of spectral beauty, one thing’s for sure; music, truly fertile music, is never very far from Erol Alkan, and his sound can surely only continue to grow in the future. Haven’t you heard?

Victoria Park will be playing host to Erol Alkan, Toumani Diabate, Aeroplane, Fake Blood, S.C.U.M Final Fantasy, and First Aid Kit.

They will all be joining the already impressive line up that includes Mogwai, Four Tet, Malcolm Middleton, James Yorkston, Fennesz and Apes and Androids.

www.fielddayfestivals.com

Rock Ness announce Bollywood Arena guests

rocknesscrowdROCK NESS organisers today revealed three of the world’s most exciting purveyors of dance are set to host the BOLLYWOOD ARENA this summer in a triple whammy of electronic brilliance.

The all-star line up that’s sure to cause shockwaves of delight with festival aficionados features two of Scotland’s most visionary institutions synonymous with first class sounds and downright good taste, and a French label counterpart whose dancefloor slammers are elixir to a generation.

On Friday, SOMA RECORDS get the party started with a dazzling array of international excellence from the esteemed SOMA stable including FUNK D’VOID, THE BLACK DOG, MARK HENNING, OCTOGEN, MR COPY, HARVEY McKAY and DECIMAL. This pioneering Glasgow-based label is one of the most respected in the business, and Soma’s inaugural RockNess celebration promises to serve a superlative sonic feast.

ED BANGER RECORDS, the stupendously excellent Parisian label assumes control on Saturday with DJ sets from BUSY P, DJ MEHDI, DJ FEADZ and CRAZY BALDHEAD. As one of the most talked about labels around and home to a raft of generation-defining acts including Justice, ED BANGER RECORDS is the undisputed label-du-jour. Its parties are as legendary as they are hip and selective, and this RockNess exclusive is a major coup by organisers and further testament to the festival’s kudos.

There is surely no finer way to close the Bollywood Arena on Sunday than with an exceptional soundtrack courtesy of the SUB CLUB. For one night only, this legendary Glasgow institution, widely regarded as one of the world’s most influential clubs and celebrating a milestone 22 years at the top, will be bringing its inimitable magic to the Highlands. HYPE ft BOOM MONK BEN, KINKY AFRO ft MAFRO, NUMBERS ft JACKMASTER, COTTON CAKE and a live set from SENSU will whip proceedings into an appropriate frenzy before the mighty OPTIMO and SUB CULTURE ft HARRI, DOMENIC and TELFORD close.

These acts are the latest inspired additions to an already splendidly curated line up that features the finest dance, electronic and rock. They further boost the recent announcements that THE FLAMING LIPS are lined up as the Main Stage Headliners for the inaugural Friday show along with other top acts across the weekend including PLACEBO, SUPER FURRY ANIMALS, EROL ALKAN, DAVID GUETTA, ORBITAL, PETE TONG, ZANE LOW and ROB DA BANK.

The burgeoning line up is augmented by festival headliners THE PRODIGY, BIFFY CLYRO, BASEMENT JAXX and DIZZEE RASCAL.

advertentie
advertentie
advertentie
Last minute news
Archive