Top 5 acts you shouldn’t miss at DIMENSIONS 2018!
Once again, Dimensions Festival brings legendary electronic music and underground acts to the old fortress of Fort Punta Christo. Dimensions Festival takes place between August 29th and September 2nd in Pula, Croatia. Located near the Adriatic Sea, the festival is surrounded by magnificent scenery.
The 2018 programme is aimed at audiophiles. During the day, you can enjoy beach takeovers, boat parties, talks and workshops. The nights are for partying! During the festival, the stages will showcase the most talented DJs, producers and record labels.
This year’s bill includes a lot of internationally acclaimed artists as well as new talents. Once you get there, we recommend that you see: Kraftwerk, Nils Frahm, Jon Hopkins, Lena Wilikens and Helena Hauff.
Tickets are currently on sale at £115 + booking fee.
For info about tickets, please check: dimensionsfestival.com/tickets
Newly Grammy Awarded Kraftwerk will be headlining this year’s edition of Dimensions Festival. Their mind-blowing 3D live show will take place at the opening concert in Pula’s historical amphitheatre on August 29th. The German electro quartet has achieved iconic status due to their futuristic sound and need to experiment with new technologies and robotics. Their performances go on worldwide at the most exclusive locations such as MoMA NY, Tate Modern Turbine Hall, Sydney Opera House and Louis Vuitton Fondation.
Kraftwerk emerged during the mid-70s in Germany from an experimental music background. Their self-described “robot-pop” resonates with minimal and electro and has turned them into best pioneers of this music form as well as guaranteeing enduring influence.
- NILS FRAHM
Berlin-based musician, composer and record producer, Nils Frahm has built a name for himself for combining classical and electronic music. He started out as a modern classical pianist and extended his musical horizons with synthesisers, drum machines and tape delays. Frahm has been composing music for over a decade now. The year 2013, found him releasing a live album “Spaces” having a more familiar approach to audiences and keyboard enthusiasts across the world, propelling him into the prodigy he is today. Nils Frahm holds nine solo albums, four EPs and has collaborated on compilation albums, movie soundtracks and theatrical shows.
- JON HOPKINS
The 37-year old English musician and producer, Jon Hopkins, holds a record of five solo albums and loads of singles, movie soundtracks and collaborative EPs and LPs since the early 2000. He built a strong reputation for himself, as a composer, being recognised for his collaborations. Mainly for his association with Brian Eno on the ambient music “Another Day On Earth” (2005) and “Small Craft on a Milk Sea”(2010), as well as his contributions as a co-producer on Coldplay’s Grammy-winning “Viva la Vida” (2009) and “Mylo Xyloto” (2011). His involvement in the 2010 film “Monsters” got himself nominated for an Ivor Novello Award for Best Original Score.
Jon’s fourth album “Immunity”, released on Domino Records in 2013, earned him the biggest award so far. Not only did it premiere on NPR and won Best New Music title from Pitchfork, the album was nominated along the works of Disclosure, Arctic Monkeys, James Blake, for the 2013 Mercury Prize.
- LENA WILLIKENS
Cologne based DJ and producer, Lena Willikens, has an intriguing wide taste in music. While many of her DJ sets blend electro and techno, her radio shows include unusual sounds. Her unforeseeable selections of obscure proto-techno, industrial boogie, synthesized disco, raw house and other outer national rhythms can move a dance floor into bizarre and unknown territory. She achieved global recognition for her monthly radio show “Sentimental Flashback”, which was selected as best podcast/ mix of 2014 by the UK based Juno Records. Lena holds a residency at one of the best clubs in Europe, the Salon Des Amateurs in Dusseldorf. Also, she has been involved in Comeme Records and its mission, being frequently named for the label’s parties.
- HELENA HAUFF
Hamburg based artist, Helena Hauff, is known for being the first female DJ to be named by BBC Radio 1’s Essential mix of the year 2017. DJ and producer, Helena’s techno-electro tracks have been recorded strictly using analogue equipment. She draws her influence from acid house, EBM and industrial music. Her debut record was ActiReactio EP, which surfaced in 2013, followed by a series of releases on various labels like James Dean Brown’s Hypnobeat. After only two years, she released her first full-length album “Discreet Desires” via Werkdiscs Records and was listed as no. 19 by the Rolling Stones list of “20 best EDM and Electronic Albums of 2015”.
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