Thursday

The Garden Festival 2014


The Garden Festival 2014 - Now in its 9th season and being the forefather of Croatian festivals the Mediterranean mainstay has somewhat a reputation to live up to. Nestled on the picturesque Dalmation coastline in Tisno, the time tested concoction of sun, beats, and sand are readily available and served up in abundance.

The festival - being held from 2nd / 9th July - have just announced Ninja Tune's Martyn (below) as being the final piece in the jigsaw to a line up that hosts the likes of Leftside Wobble, Midland, and Ben UFO (not to mention personal favourite of the moment Max Greaf).

                                               Image: Khris Cowley - Here & Now

The announcement of Martyn's addition to the line up comes as the buzz surrounding his new album 'The Air Between Words' is expected to drop in the not too distant future. Judging by what can be heard through the grapevine - Martyn will be one to see this summer.

Most self-respecting (if not every) fan of music has come across Theo Parrish in some shape or form. It would be a sin not to mention his name in the round-up for the weekend. Though there's another little treat lined up for those at The Garden Festival in 2014 as Theo will be showing up accompanied with his live band in his Teddy's Get Down show. If you didn't manage to get in on the ticket action closer to home - looks like this is your place.


The Garden Festival
The Garden Tisno, Petrica Glava 34, 22240 Tisno, Croatia
Weds 2nd / Weds 9th, July 2014
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Wednesday

The Abyssinians // Satta Massagana


The Abyssinians
Satta Massagana
Jam Sounds
1976
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Purchase (when available)

Saine // Business Hours EP


Saine
Business Hours EP
Sleazy Beats Black Ops
05th May 2014
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Dimensions Festival 2014


Dimensions Festival is back again this year combining music, sunny beaches and a historic 19th century fort. Dimensions will once again arrive soon after it's bigger brother Outlook Festival, taking place in the historic Croatian fort Punta Christo, from 27th-31st August. The festival has just announced female quartet Warpaint as it's latest headliner, with other notable acts including Theo Parrish and Dan Snaith aka Daphni aka Caribou - who will hopefully be performing as both acts over the course of the weekend. 

Joining Caribou at the opening concert this year to kick off the festival will be Darkside, Nicholas Jaar, and Nils Frahm to name a few. The opening party will take place once again in the stunning 200 year old amphitheatre near Fort Punta Christo.

As with most years Dimensions has managed to deliver on the line up. The festival is hosting a mix of acts that caters for an array of musical tastes and atmospheres. Whether you're floating in a rubber dingy at the beach or within some ancient walls there is sure to be enough to get you hot stepping in the sun. 

Make sure you look out for: Jon Hopkins, Roy Ayers, Moodymann, Gilles Peterson, Mala (Live), Andrew Ashong, Tall Black Guy, Fatima & The Eglo Band, Floating Points and Leeds and Cosmic Slop's own Tom Smith, plus many more.

Check out the video below to find out the full line up so far and the stage info. Check out the website and purchase tickets below the video... 


Dimensions Festival
Fort Punta Cristo, Pula, Croatia
Weds 27th / Sun 31st, August 2014
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Dimensions 2014 website
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Thursday

THUMP MIXED BY // General Ludd


General Ludd
a 'MIXED BY' for THUMP
THUMP's (Vice magazines 'authority on everything electronic') latest of their MIXED BY series invited General Ludd along. A decision that worked out very nicely.
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Fatima // Yellow Memories

Fatima
Yellow Memories LP
Eglo Records
12th May 2014
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Fatima receives her debut release through long term affiliates Eglo Records. Featuring tracks from the likes of Flako, Scoop DeVille, and Floating Points, it's well worth a look-see.
Purchase

Mr Mendel Edits // Gil's Bottle / Fela's Fight


Mr. Mendel
Gil's Bottle / Fela's Fight
Basic Fingers (FINGER016)
21st February 2014
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Purchase (be snappy - nearly fresh out)