|Lowlands festival recap
||[Aug. 20th, 2007|11:37 am]
I just came back from the lowlands festival. Very tired, very satisfied :)|
The line-up was extremely good this year, and apart from the big names there were quite a few new surprises. some of the highlights:
Various production: The best performance of the festival, in the smallest tent. Ultra deep dub step sounds combined with four (!) vocalists. Overall a very dynamic and fresh performance.
Andrew Weatherall (dj set): He played the sickest, darkest, twisted techno dub tracks for two hours straight. The crowd was mesmerized.
simian mobile disco: After three days of techno, they still managed to sound fresh and made me dance, even though my feet didn't really want to anymore. Looking forward to seeing them on decibel.
Laurent Garnier: only saw parts of his show, but I liked it a lot. He brought a whole band on stage and managed to find the right balance between improvising and solidly building his tracks.
Abe Duque: excellent live performance filled with bubbling acid and twisted vocoders.
Chatham Country Line: Bluegrass from North Carolina. great perfomance. Highly skilled musicians with pristine voices. The crowd went crazy, and so did they as they were clearly surprised.
Time to sleep now...