Save the date, readers: On September 12, Electronic Beats Festival returns to Podgorica! After last year’s blowout, we’re pumped to return to the Montenegrin capital for another night of A/V pleasure. Check out what we have in store for you this time:
Ever since Kate Akhurst met Hampus Nordgren Hemlin, Markus Dextegen and Oskar Sikow Engström during her travels to Sweden in 2011, the native Australian knew there was a special synthesis in the making. Three years later, Kate Boy have been picking up plenty of attention with their synthpoppy debut EP Northern Lights, and all signs point to the Stockholm-based trio rising even further thanks to their impressive live shows, ultra-cool, imminently catchy electronics and much-anticipated full-length.
“I don’t really like the silences between songs… that makes me feel really uncomfortable.” Fortunately for Jessie Ware, that silence is usually filled with wild applause. After the success of her debut LP Devotion—an album of luscious, futuristic R&B and soul that Hercules & Love Affair’s Andy Butler called, “smart music from an outsider perspective” in his EB Mag review last year—Ware has been excitedly prepping for her second LP, due out later this year. If lead single “Tough Love” is any indication, it’s going to be intense.
Headlining the night will be our old pals Moderat. Each time we’ve booked the Berlin-based collaborative collective of Sebastian Szary and Gernot Bronsert (Modeselektor) and Sascha Ring (Apparat) for our events, the audience reaction has been off the charts—and for good reason. Their Prague performance earlier this year tore down the house—we can’t wait to hear what they’ll do this time around.
It’s all going down at Stadion Malih Sportova from 7 p.m, so RSVP now! Sharing photos? Discussing afterparties that you should definitely invite a dedicated EB Team to? Sort it out online: hashtag #ElectronicBeats on Twitter and Facebook.
Update: Head over here to read our recap of the fun.