Mash Up International are travellers in time and space with a fantastic knowledge of rhythms from ancient and futuristic civilisations. With roots in the Jamaican sound systems they create the best party vibe possible through various of collaborations. Are you ready for the beauty of the bass?
Department presents the LASH sisters!
Hip hop has no gender” that’s the tag line of the charismatic sisters Sabina and Anfa Lashari aka LASH. Their debut ”Två fingrar” was recorded with Silvana Imam a few years ago. With their beats, rhymes and attitude they have shown that they are ready for the big stages.
We are thrilled to include the Swedish princess of techno to our line up – Linny. She’s been spinning dark and dubby electronic sounding grooves for more than ten years on open airs, big clubs and festivals. Fans follow her through her popular radio show on national radio P3, and so do we!
Born in England, now a Berliner, Planningtorock’s music is ever evolving and moves from being emotional and somewhat moody to pure joyful dance tracks but still with focus on gender issues. Whatever Planningtorock creates it tends to be political wether it is running a label, directing videos or releasing great music.
Olof Melander aka Iller the abstract giraffe is constantly evolving although rooted in soul, jazz and hip hop he blends his dubby, electronic broken beats with twists and effects. His latest album is a great example of how you can incorporate old grooves by adding new elements.
She’s been creating chaos on the dance floors for the last couple of years with her charismatic approach. Her debut album solidifies the focus on bass heavy productions and spot on rap. Gnucci is unpredictable and powerful and her onstage persona has got to be experienced live.
Photo by Estaban Wautier
Department presents a new addition to the third stage, our own Open Air setting. Responsible for the vibes and music curator for the chill out area on Sunday the 4th of June is the creative collective -1991- .
” – ”Influenced by the year 1991, filled with social events that has shaped our present life, we curate club concepts with dynamic content for our audience. Booking rare international talents, live acts, creating art installations and fanzines that explore and highlights the similarities between then and now.
For this special –1991– evening we drift further into the strange, delving into the cinematic landscapes of the ambient and experimental genres – with the aim of creating a place that is undefined, vast and encompassing.”
Department now presents the third stage, our own Open Air setting. Responsible for the vibes and music curator for the chill out area on Saturday the 3rd of June is Gago Cuk.
What’s your best memory from a festival?
“ – Unfortunately, I don’t have any specific memories, since I’ve always had fun at festivals. The best party I’ve been to was one at the Sonar Festival in Barcelona, in a villa called Vetro. A luxury house filled with Function One and Europe’s most professional audience. So many good memories that I do not even know where to start, ha ha.”
What will you create during Department?
“ – The sound of my creation will be futuristic, exciting and innovative. A bit like being chased in a exciting film scene and at the same time harmonic, sexy and liberating. No pain no gain kind of situation.”
Most exciting at the moment?
“ – All the visionaries, enthusiasts and fighters who make this world and especially Sweden more fun each and every day. Respect and love to all of you who support the scene. You got to fight for your right to party!”
Department’s third stage is created in collaboration with CMM EVENTs and Danley Sound Labs, Inc.
Art installation by Kiev born contemporary artist Alexandra Karpilovski will take place at the Department area during the festival – for you to experience. Currently based in Stockholm Alexandra works mainly within the realm of performance and installation with a focus on the stage and the cultural conditioning it involves. Curated by Slobodan Zivic.
Berlin based Korean dj and producer with a rough yet warm house and techno sound mainly influenced by African grooves and rhythms. Last year she made a high profile debut on Radio Slave’s label Rekid. Watch her conquer the world as her exquisite taste in sounds gets more known.