Abstract Division, Blawan, Danger, Dimension, Dirtyphonics liive, Kapoor, Kölsch, Lee Burridge, Mefjus ft. Maksim MC and The Blaze are the next performers to join the group of artists of the 14th edition of Audioriver Festival.
Every year Audioriver is a must for fans of music from different backgrounds, such as fans of various trends in electronic, alternative or pop music. The fourth announcement is another 10 reasons to visit Płock during the last weekend of July.
Electronic music in the audiovisual dimension
At Audioriver, we have seen how strong and emotional it can be to combine electronic music with video show, thanks to performances by such artists as Moderat, Richie Hawtin and Nicolas Jaar.
An intriguing duo The Blaze will present a stage performance at this year’s edition of the festival. The project is created by Guillaume and Jonathan Alric, music producers and film directors, whose work has been enthralled by the world’s media, including The New York Times and NME. In 2018, their debut album “Dancehall” was released, featuring productions loved by fans all over the world, such as “Territory” and “Virile”, and the accompanying clips gathered millions of views on YouTube. During The Blaze’s energetic live performances, the music is also connected with the video, which last year’s audiences at festivals such as Coachella, Primavera Sound and Parklife were convinced of.
Danger owes his entry into the world of music to his parents because he learned to play the piano and the saxophone as a child. When he was growing up, he played in both jazz and punk bands and was also interested in metal music and skateboarding. In later years he became acquainted with electronic music thanks to games designed for Atari and Amiga computers, and finally enchanted fans with his own vision of powerful, dirty electro. In January, the latest, second album in the Frenchman’s oeuvre was released, entitled “Origins”, accompanied by a concert tour with an audiovisual live show. One of the stops on this tour will be a performance at Audioriver.
A lot of dancing energy
Lee Burridge is an extremely charismatic figure in the world of electronics. In the early 1990s he had a significant influence on the development of the club scene in Asia, and today he is known primarily for his unique All Day I Dream label, whose dreamlike and hypnotic sounds won the hearts of fans from all over the world. What always distinguishes his performances is a unique dance feeling. Thanks to him, even with the help of calm music, he can convey to the audience a huge amount of energy and positive emotions. We saw it during the magical ending of Audioriver Sun/Day last year.
The lively productions are the hallmark of Kölsch, the author of three great albums released by Kompakt. Each of the albums is a kind of return to the memories and events of the past, which he talks about with the help of sounds. The last of the albums is titled “1989”, and the resulting flagship track entitled “Grey” was a big hit with over 3 million YouTube views and over 10 million Spotify plays. Kölsch’s performances are also very popular. The artist has already had the opportunity to perform in places such as Coachella, Tomorrowland and… The Eiffel Tower, which was recorded by the cams of Cercle.
Blawan is one of the talents of the British scene, whose characteristic vision combines the roots of industrial electronics with modern sound. Jamie grew up in Barnsley and from his earliest years he got to know the world of music as a drummer, which shouldn’t surprise those who know his productions published in Hessle Audio or R&S Records. Blawan is a great solo artist, but we can’t forget to mention his other interesting projects, such as Karenn (in which he is accompanied by Pariah) and Trade (duo created with Surgeon).
With more than 25 years of stage experience, Paul Boex and Dave Miller are specialists in choosing the right recording for the right time on the dance floor – regardless of the momentum of the event. They have acquired such a valuable skill thanks to sets played all over the world and their own series of events called Decode, permanently residing in Rotterdam. In addition to traveling and performing regularly, Paul also runs his own Dynamic Reflection label, where he publishes the music of the Abstract Divisionand promotes other producer talents.
Every year at Audioriver there is no shortage of talented performers representing the Polish scene – one of them is Kamil Mokrzanowski, DJ and producer creating under the pseudonym Kapoor. As he says himself, he explored the world of music thanks to Pink Floyd, Depeche Mode or Genesis records, which he was stealing from his parents from his earliest childhood. As an artist, Kamil shares with the audience his vision of electronic music, based mainly on deep, oriental sounds. His inspirations include the works of Viken Arman and the Bedouin duo.
Drum & Bass sounds
First stage performances accompanied by heavy metal bands, cooperation with Linkin Park and Marilyn Manson…. Sounds like a prelude to a rock band’s performance, and we’re talking about the French band Dirtyphonics, breaking the genre’s electronic framework. As one of the members of the group reminisces: “We have been raised listening to so many different musical genres and we definitively don’t want to be stuck in a specific one. We have the most fun mixing them all together to create something unique”. The foundation of Dirtyphonics’ work are bass sounds, such as drum & bass, dubstep and house, whose mixture has appealed to the new generation of dance music fans.
Martin Schober, born in Austria, is a characteristic figure in the world of drum & bass. He likes hip-hop, skateboarding, schnitzel and long walks in the sunset, and fans love him for traveling through many sorts of electronic music. This makes him one of the most important representatives of the new generation in the genre. Currently, Mefjus is working with Vision, a label run by the renowned Noisia trio, where he released his second album “Manifesto” last year.
Dimension is a producer whose music perfectly balances between the club dancefloor and radio waves. At an early stage of his career, the artist attracted the attention of such characters as Andy C, Sub Focus and Chase & Status, and then worked with Nero and Duke Dumont. His latest hit, co-produced with Sub Focus, “Desire” has received more than 5.5 million views on YouTube in just 6 months since its release.
Playlist of the tracks of the previously announced artists can be found on the official profile of Audioriver at Spotify under the link: https://spoti.fi/2D8rcXA.
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