Get ready for the first Electronic Beats Festival of the year taking place in Cologne on Thursday, May 19th at the city’s massive E-Werk club.
We have got some amazing international acts lined up for you: the neo-psychedelic four-piece Animal Collective, New York duo Holy Ghost!, the utterly unique Planningtorock, a very special guest and finally the enigmatic Nouvelle Vague, who amazed us at the 10 Years Electronic Beats Festival in Vienna last year (watch live footage here).
Noah, Josh, David and Brian – four boys from Baltimore that came together in 1999 to form Animal Collective. Strongly influenced by the psychedelic sound of the 70’s, their tracks are often complex and improvised, but always exciting. Their 8th album Merriweather Post Pavilion came out in 2009 and reached the Top 20 in America.
We’re so excited that Nouvelle Vague will be joining us once again! The band was founded in 2003 by producers Olivier Libaux and Marc Collin and it has its very own take on New Wave, electronic music and Punk, reinterpreting hits from the likes of Joy Division, The Cure and New Order in their unique style.
New York-based duo Holy Ghost! released their critically acclaimed debut-single ‘Hold On’ in 2007. Their music reflects their love of catchy pop songs and analogue synthesizers. Brooklyn’ hip-hop beats become futuristic disco sounds on the imaginary dance-floor of Alex Frankel and Nicholas Millhiser. This March, Holy Ghost! will release their new album of which they will perform songs will at the Electronic Beats Festival in Cologne.
Finally, Janine Rostron aka Planningtorock describes her work as melancholy, strange, but at the same time euphoric and familiar – her debut album was released in 2006 and on May, 16th 2011 she will release her second album titled W via DFA/Cooperative Music.
We are very excited about this one. Stay tuned!
Electronic Beats Festival Cologne
+ special guest
Date: Thursday, 19th May
Published February 21, 2011.