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Exit DISTORTION. Enter START!

11 Jun

I still haven’t quite absorbed this years DISTORTION festival, so I haven’t decided on the favourites … yet! But I’ll get there soon.

Meanwhile …. I’m slowly getting ready for the START! festival, which takes place just 5 minutes away. (Yei!)

The START! festival focuses on new, mainly Danish, bands. No particular genres, just the acts that the festival jury find the most exciting right now. Judging by this years artwork, one might think that they’ve gone completely overboard in some 60’s hippie Hendrix guitar frenzy … BUT luckily the program has a lot of promising new talent in my favourite genre, the electronic one.

I’ve got my eye set on one artist in particular. Danish act: Rangleklods. Which translates into something like … ehm … rattlebox … rattlebrick … ehm … no, it doesn’t actually translate that well. At all. Luckily the music speaks for itself! I’m looking forward to this.

Young and dumb.
Enjoy.

 

They made this possible!!!
Thanks to Kronvold at Club Dish for a heads up on this one!

Have a nice weekend!

//Ida

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START! MELT! SPOT

21 Feb

I’m trying to narrow down my choice of festivals this year. Not easy, not easy.

The 3 in the headline are al ready on the list, and I just stumbled across the resemblance in the names and the common use of !!!!

Also known as the :

CAN YOU SENSE HOW INSANELY AWESOME THIS IS GOING TO BE EXCLAMATION MARKS!!!” ; )

The SPOT! festival is in Denmark, in a town called Århus and takes pride in giving you the some of the best Danish acts, that you haven’t heard (a lot) about yet and some really cool foreign names as well. There’s not a lot on the programme yet, but you can check it out at the SPOT website. Besides being quite cheap, this is an insanely cosy festival with an audience mixed of music-interested/music-industry/music-geeky 25-50 year olds.

START! festival is a local Copenhagen festival, also showing a lot of new talent.It’s basically in my backyard, so I find it impossible not to go! Earlier they’ve had some calendar issues, because every Copenhagen event insisted on using the same exact weekend! – leading to somewhat poorly interest in all of the events. But this year START! has the weekend of 16.-18. og June all to themselves (in my calendar, anyways) so it should be exciting to join them!

The festival takes place in the old meatpacking district at Vesterbro in Copenhagen, and it has a cosy, yet raw, feel to it. And a lot of their “this is gunna be huge!” were right on. Actually most of the new-ish acts, that I saw at START! back in 2009, have really hit the radio stations/festivals/tv-stations masses this year. For instance the adorable disco-dancy-perfect-company of Vinnie Who and also another interesting Danish act called Kings of dark disco.
This years program is yet to be revealed, but you can check out the earlier years at the START! website and make sure to flag the dates in your calendar.

And now for the final “OMG!! THIS IS GOING TO BE SO FREAKIN AWWWEEEEESOME!!!” exclamation mark : the MELT! festival.

Although based in Germany, I’ve never been there nor heard of this extravaganza up until the summer of 2010 where I went to Sonar (no exclamation mark) in Barcelona, and met lovely new friend Cris, who introduced me to a ton of nice new friends, and also : MELT! Focusing mainly on electro and electro rock, this must be my kind of heaven on earth! Seriously … look at this trailer, how can I not go ? ; )

MELT! Festival 2011 Trailer #2 from Melt! Festival on Vimeo.

For more on MELT! go check out their website The program is nowhere near complete yet, but already now MELT! 2011 includes exciting acts as : Modeselektor, Paul Kalkbrenner, Pulp, Robyn, Sbtrkt, Ellen Allien, Junip, White Lies, Cut Copy and Junior Boys! Cool. Check out the rest of the line-up here. Looks goooooood!

So, 3 festivals are settled up until now. I’m thinking … 4 more to come. Maybe 5. Uh, actually it’s 6 including the Reeperbahn festival in september … I’m pretty sure I need to get some more jobs to make this happen ; )

Yai!

//Ida

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