KC’s Music Monday: Dimensions Festival Vol. 3
It’s Monday and I’m barely climbing into my work week. Simply put, here’s some music to help ease the struggle, all from artists playing this year’s Dimensions Festival in Croatia.
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I’m only fifteen minutes in right now and I’m already thankful that I didn’t forget my headphones at home. In the brief interview accompanying the mix, Untold states that it’s “something suitable for a motorway drive at night.” While I’m in the office at the moment, I can see how it’d be an appropriate soundtrack for a night time drive. Dark, percussive techno with an industrial edge – words from the man himself. Check it out here. (If you aren’t a member to Resident Advisor, this mix from Untold is worth making an account for).
If the above mix helped you get on a techno kick, then 2562 will also help satisfy those cravings. This mix was taken from Ninja Tune radio in advance of this year’s Dimensions Festival.
This summer, Joy Orbison and Boddika have released the hounds upon us, with their collaborations becoming staples fresh out of the gate. Listen. And again.
Music Monday Bonus
Peep this mix from the PS1 Warm Up series from Shlohmo, who played this past weekend alongside Photek, Morgan Geist, Autre Ne Veut and Howse. Mix is available for download here.
Music Monday Bonus
This Thursday is the August edition of on.the.sly, which is hosted down at (le) poisson rouge in Manhattan. MegaBus is still in the $15 zone if you want to make the trek down from Albany and kick off your weekend early (recommended). This month features LiL JaBBa, Jaw Jam, Tony Quattro, Copout and knomad. Event info here. Copout on the promo mix duties below.
Summer will stretch into September with this year’s Dimensions Festival coming to life a week after its sibling festival, Outlook kicks things off. Dimensions Festival is to be held at the Fort at Punta Christo in Croatia the 6th through 9th of September. Situated alongside the picturesque Adriatic Coast, the details regarding the setting of Dimensions and its line-up alike reads like a music enthusiast’s wildest dreams.
Hosting a wide-ranging assortment of artists focusing on house, techno and the deeper end of the electronic spectrum, the festival will showcase a variety of sounds through some of the best sound systems in Europe. The venue is located on a peninsular surrounded by the ocean just across the bay from Pula. The festival will feature daytime beach parties as well as daily boat parties which are curated by the likes of Tectonic, Beat Dimensions, Resident Advisor, XLR8R and Deviation, to name a few. Boat parties will take off from the harbor twice per day, either mid-day or in the evening as the sun sets. You can check out more information about the boat parties here.
Headlining the festival this year is Nicolas Jaar (Live), Carl Craig presents 69 Live, Little Dragon, Moodymann, Four Tet (Live), Theo Parrish, Mount Kimbie (Live), Marcel Dettmann, Ben Klock, Joy Orbison, Dyed Soundorom, Gold Panda, Cassy, Scuba, Surgeon, Shackleton, Jimmy Edgar, Todd Terje, Levon Vincent, Roman FlÃ¼gel, Floating Points, Andrew Weatherall, Mala – Digital Mystikz and Kode 9. The full line-up can be found here.