Magnetic Fields Festival Announces Full Line Up
7 November 2014
Already featuring some of the most exciting names handpicked from across the musical spectrum, Magnetic Fields Festival is packed to the brim with an extensive line up that now includes a showcase by Cologne-based Kompakt Records and artist management agency UnMute as well as London based dubstep god; Mala.
Admired for championing seemingly disparate styles such as ambient, minimal techno, tech-house, shuffle-tech and pop, the Cologne-based Kompakt Records has shaped the careers of many a producer and will, rightly, be one of the major attractions at Magnetic Fields this year. The Kompakt Records showcase features a live set from Weval – a collaboration between two pals from the Netherlands, Harm Coolen and Merijn Scholte Albers, who fused their love for jazz and hip-hop with dance music – and DJ sets by Terranova and Justus Köhncke. Terranova is an electronic dance music duo by DJs and producers Fetisch and &ME based between Berlin and Paris while Cologne-based producer, singer and DJ Justus Köhncke is mostly known for his disco-dipped house productions.
Celebrated bass music producer, DJ, label boss and visionary Mala, will also play and exclusive Indian performance on his quick stopover in the country. In other additions, Delhi based UnMute will showcase techno producer and one-half of the audio-visual act BLOT!, Gaurav Malaker, live electronica act Big City Harmonics aka Rohan Hastak and the debut of Else If, G Arjun and ILM Academy faculty Puneesh Suri's brand new live act. Bassist and music producer G Arjun aka G Force Arjun was also a part of Jalebee Cartel, one of India’s most well-known electronica outfits.
Other line up inclusions are Pakistani beat maker and founder of music collective Forever South Rudoh; German bass music producer and a Red Bull Music Academy ambassador CEE; Austrian beat music producer B Visible and Russian band I’m Waiting For You Last Summer who create a curious amalgamation of electronic, post-rock, dubstep and ambient music. Delhi-based producer Frame/ Frame will also return to Alsisar Mahal with a brand new live set as well as KRUNK founder in his electronica avatar EZ Riser.
Already announced as part of the line-up are Dualist Inquiry, who is playing an exclusive festival set, Monica Dogra as a solo performer, a full-festival showcase by the Mumbai-based Bhavishyavani Future Soundz featuring M Mat, Loopkin and Spacejams, artist Nischay Parekh with drummer Jivraj Singh, who will also be playing with the Kolkata-based experimental electronica outfit, PINKNOISE, a full live show by singer-songwriter Nicholson, Delhi-based electronica producers Soulspace and Curtain Blue, newly-formed dreamy psychedelia band Begum, Delhi Sultanate’s new solo avatar BASSFoundation Roots, ‘noise’ rock band Hoirong and Bangalore-based downtempo duo Sulk Station, who will finally make their Magnetic Fields debut after missing out last year, and post-rock band Until We Last, also from Bangalore.
Dream pop producer and 20-year-old Parisian Dream Koala joins highly-regarded Spanish electronica whizkid BeGun, London-based Sri Lankan-born garage/ bass producer My Panda Shall Fly – who also played at the Magnetic Fields pre-party in London in July, young British garage house producer Flava D, German techno exponent Pawas, London-based hip-hop and funk legend DJ Vadim, multimedia artist and producer Zahed Sultan and singer-songwriter Graciela Maria, who has worked with Robot Koch, one of the headliners at Magnetic Fields last year.
Palace rooms have already sold out and tickets are moving fast over at the Magnetic Fields website. Don't sleep.