On Friday, July 11th, the Dance Arena of the EXIT festival will again have the highest class of honour to host the famous 'Carl Cox vs Friends' night. Not only was EXIT one of the first festivals to host this concept in 2005, but since then it has been presented at the biggest world festivals, and it's made up of carefully selected representatives of the new waves of electronic music, as well as the genre's greats that tickle Cox’s fancy!
Carl Cox is coming back to the Petrovaradin Fortress to defend his title as one of the best in class, mind-shattering DJs ever, and to shatter the ground under Dance Arena gladiator’s feet once again. Everyone's memory is entrenched with his legendary b2b gig (VIDEO: http://bit.ly/1iAf7Ig) with Green Velvet in 2009 when he performed wearing a t-shirt that wrote 'Dance Arena Saved My Life.', Cox is excited for this year’s edition and said this about his colossal gig: “Cannot wait to get back and do it all over again. It was truly amazing the last time around. :) x”
There aren't a lot of things this man hasn't done yet – there's the cult residency in Ibiza that’s been going on for 13 years now; two DJ sets at the beginning of the new millennium – in two different time zones; a gig in front of 1 500 000 people at the Love Parade in Berlin… all the while spreading his venerable message of love for music and life. This year he’s bringing his group of music friends to make the loudest, biggest party that’ll last until the soothing light of a summer’s day dawn.
CARL COX vs DANNY TENAGLIA
A music ambassador, acid house veteran, techno champion and father of the British rave scene, Carl Cox, together with the best NY DJ who has more than 200 production works, the legendary Danny Tenaglia, will battle out one of the most exclusive electronic music b2b sets at this year’s EXIT! These two giants with careers that lasted longer than tree decades will definitely give the best Dance Arena in the world a new dimension of unforgettable fun.
BEN KLOCK vs MARCEL DETTMANN
Two of the hottest guys in techno at the moment, Ben and Marcel, based in Berlin, the indispensable ingredient of the scene this city helped flush out, and two of the most important names in newer history of techno music, are coming for the first time to the Dance Arena to show why their six hour sets, sometimes even twelve hour marathons in the cult club Berghain are one of the most anticipated events in the calendar of every Berlin clubber.
EATS EVERYTHING vs CASSY
This dynamic duo are going to set alight the foundations of the fortress. Eats Everything is renowned for his forward thinking underground sets, while also boasting remixes for Jamie Jones, Four Tet, Adam F and having his records played by the likes of Seth Troxler, Skream to Redlight. He was awarded 'Best British DJ in 2011' and stands to true form with this accolade. Catherine Britton aka Cassy the Caribbean-born and British-raised resident of the famous club Panoramabar in Berlin, Cassy has worked so far in her career with huge names such as Luciano, Mathew Jonson, Ricardo Villalobosa and Steve Bug. This is of the most interesting pairings, and will be a sure delight!
PLANETARY ASSAULT SYSTEMS LIVE
Planetary Assault Systems is the most influential alias of the famous techno representative, Luke Slater who's been dominating the techno scene for more than twenty years now. Luke is a master of the dynamic futuristic techno, and his last two albums under this alias were published under the important Berlin label Ostgut Ton. He’s coming to EXIT with his exceptional and dynamic live gig and is going to blow minds away both sonically and visually. We can’t wait. This year's Exit Dance Arena is set to be one of the most remembered in dance music history. Stay tuned for the rest of the line up revealed over the next few weeks.
LINE UP SO FAR
Damon Albarn, Carl Cox vs Danny Tengalia, Disclosure LIVE, Rudimental LIVE, Skrillex LIVE, Ben Klock vs Marcel Dettmann, Carl Craig vs Green Velvet, Dub FX, Dusky vs Paul Woolford, Eats Everything vs Cassy Jackmaster & Oneman presents ‘Can U Dance’, Koven LIVE, Planetary Assault Systems LIVE,