With just over 2 months left before its new location debut, Echo Festival welcomes a third round of acts to its already forward thinking and progressive line-up. Set on one of the most beautiful bays in Istria, Echo Festival will present four days and four nights of perfectly programmed electronic frequencies.
The legendary Italian producer Davide Squillace brings his unique and unparalleled groove to Echo this year. With tracks released on Ovum, Sci+Tek and Desolat amongst others, he is highly respected by producers around the world, both for his technically impressive sound-design and forward thinking, outside-the-box approach to creating music. Holding his residency at Circoloco (DC10) for 5 years, an accolade held by luminaries such as Loco Dice, Luciano and Petre Inspirescu, gives an indication of his pedigree and has made him a highly sought after commodity at some of the biggest festivals across the globe. Leave your expectations at home with this guy, he’ll only blow them out of the water.
Located in Kanegra, near the picturesque town of Umag, the brand new site promises an as-yet-untouched festival setting, combining the elegant beauty of the Adriatic coast with wild woodland backdrops. With a careful selection of artists recognized for their longevity and substance, it looks like there’s nothing better in Croatia throughout the 2013 festival season.
Crafting away in the dusty, static-coated and most unpredictable pockets of electronic music, Kassem Mosse is one of the most talked about artists of the last couple of years. The German DJ/producer, real name Gunnar Wendel, has been behind some of the most curious and invigorating house and techno records, first coming to the spotlight with his seminal contributions to the Workshop series, and more recently, to Boddika’s Nonplus+ label. Forever experimenting with the cheap equipment that defines his damaged, imperfect aesthetic, his sound is characterized as a warm, hazy mechanical funk that evolves slowly over time.
Beloved Detroit DJ, producer & J-Dilla affiliate Andrés – whose hit "New For U" topped many end of year lists as the #1 track of 2012 – will also set sail to Croatia for a highly anticipated performance. The former DJ of J-Dilla’s hip hop outfit Slum Village (as DJ Dez), he’s been releasing some of the funkiest house music around since the late 90’s; music where every lick seems to drip with golden soul. With releases on Moodymann’s Mahogani Music and his own imprint La Vida, his sets tease the borders of house, hip hop, funk & downtempo boogie, with a turntablist skill & singularly deep vibe aimed straight at the party!
Dutch producer Ion Ludwig has been impressing dance floors from New York to Berlin with his unique ‘must-see’ live set. Influenced by African percussions and living legends Ricardo Villalobos, Zip and Johnson, his sound is an intricate and sophisticated hybrid of minimal, jazz, house and techno. Joining him is Madteo, real name Matteo Ruzon, who cites New York nightlife and Detroit as major influences in his musical upbringing. As a result his style represents a blend of deep, spacious house, with elements of hip hop, new wave and Italo. Recent productions have seen releases on Workshop and Joy Orbison's Hinge Finger imprint and amongst the many accolades he received last year, Little White Earbuds named him their #1 Artist Who Defined 2012.
Boasting a cutting edge line-up and intimate setting, this year also welcomes the presence of 4, 5 & 6 bedroom on-site apartments providing grateful partygoers with a sheltered haven from the sun. Add to its charm a very affordable ticket rate of£65 and the potential lure of boat parties, and Echo is well on its way towards becoming the young cool cat amongst its older, bass-bashing brothers.
For full information regarding the full Line-Up, Accommodation, Travel, Transfers from nearby airports and Festival Tickets please see www.echofestival.com
Magda / Davide Squillace / Petre Inspirescu / Nick Höppner
Delano Smith / Kassem Mosse / Andrés / Fred P AKA Black Jazz Consortium
John Roberts (Live) / Audio Werner (Live) / Christopher Rau / Anthea
BLM / Ion Ludwig (Live) / Ian F / Aneuria / Evano / DoubtingThomas (Live)
Rico Casazza (Live) Voigtmann / Lamache / Mandy Jordan / Daniel Madlung
Thanksmate / Roberto Amo / Examine / Brighton / Cusisine Dub
Peter Glasspool / Jackson Blumenthal / J Nelson
Space Dimension Controller (Live) / xxxy / Locked Groove
South London Ordnance / Youandewan / Briaden / October / Djrum / Citizen
Lorca / James Fox / Pedestrian / Donga / Lakosa / Hodge
Sebwildblood / Apes / CFSN DJs
dBridge / Marcus Intalex / Synkro / Kasra / Lenzman
Xtrah / Stray / Versa / Gerra & Stone / VRH / SP:MC / Deefa MC