Here’s why taking talent from across the musical spectrum and showcasing it on the Croatian coast has maintained Dimensions as one of the best festivals in Europe.
Many of Europe’s most special festival experiences hold a defining gem of character that makes people return year-on-year. For some it’s a constantly cutting edge line-up like Dekmantel or a memorable location like the steel megastructures of Germany’s Melt! Festival. When it comes to this analysis, though, it can seem like Dimensions is playing with a hand full of aces.
19th century fort, check. Matching Roman amphitheatre, check. Heavyweight sound systems, check. Lazy recovery days by the turquoise coastline, check.On top of all this, the Dimensions line-up curation is in a league of its own. Broad in its scope, from rising names to peak time legends, you’ll have a hard time trying to think of anyone they have forgotten. It’s an embarrassment of choice in the best way possible. We have selected some of the names we are most excited about, big and small, to get you fired up and booking those economy return flights and a crate of factor 50 suncream. Leave the bucket hat at home, mate.
There isn’t a more fitting way to open an electronic music festival than with Kraftwerk. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to frame the coming days musical journeys with the band that started it all. From hip hop to techno, it can all be traced back to the four robots from Dusseldorf.
Detroit In Effect/Central Processing Unit/The Exaltics/Volruptus
DJ Stingray and Helena Hauff may be the selectors bringing electro into the limelight right now but the records they are playing were made by these guys. We’re looking forward to hearing some space age weapons get the big soundsystem treatment.
There is something about the combination of hot summer days and nights with minimal house and techno. Heady and infectious, you can find yourself still sweating at 7am to the hypnotic bass. Few do it as well as Margaret Dygas.
Children Of Zeus
Manchester’s underground music community is such a melting pot of exciting new talent, from LEVELZ Crew to IAMDDB. Bringing some soul to the streets are Children of Zeus, the combination of Tyler Daley and KonnyKon. This is perfect beachside vibes.
We were lucky enough to catch Bjarki at London’s Printworks earlier last year as part of a трип label showcase by Nina Kraviz. He played a set of absolute insanity, flipping from throbbing techno to breaks then into gabber and more. We got a taste for it and we need more…
Words by David March
29th August – 2nd September at Fort Punta Christo