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The Butler Did It: A night in Zagreb with Hercules & Love Affair Soundsystem


What better way to end an Electronic Beats Presents tour than with numeorus guests dancing on stage alongside Andy Butler? Last night, a good chunk of Zagreb’s music fans learned that here is none.

After sucessful gigs in Amsterdam and Warsaw, Electronic Beats Presents tour ended the exact same way we wanted it to end – inside the packed and jolly venue Tvornica Kulture, with charismatic Butler behind the decks and his energetic vocalists Rouge and Gustaph in front of them. The whole two-hour show was audio-streamed by internet Radio808, whose DJs also supported the show via warmup and closing performances.

It was wonderful seeing so many fans of Hercules and Love Affair (and of EB) gathering again. Maybe we all got a bit emotional because it went down at the same venue where the first-ever Croatian EB festival was held, remembered by many because of a stunning lineup of Roisin Murphy, Digitalism, TEED and other artists at the same stage two seasons ago. Maybe it was because the show last night closed a successful festival-and-music-filled 2012 for us and our crew. Maybe we were just in the mood for some seriously danceable disco—or maybe it was a combination of all three. Whatever the case, it was a love affair Zagreb won’t soon forget. ~









Photos: Matej Grgić

Published December 16, 2012. Words by Iva Vuksic.