Diynamic Festival's crazy ones, misfits & troublemakers

Diynamic Festival’s crazy ones, misfits & troublemakers

May 15, 2013 |  by  |  Event, Music, Sponsored
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Mark Visbeek is a designer, musician, superstar, and loves illeism. Always looking to create beautiful things, I'm often distracted by the amazing stuff happening around me. My most important weapons are limitless amounts of love and a faux-French accent.

Last week, we had a chat with Diynamic Festival’s organisers about what they’re about to bring upon us. As Diy-day draws closer, I thought it was about time for a small preview of what’s to come music-wise. Known for their innovative and avant-garde artists, Diynamic is bound to be one of the most interesting festivals of the year. And besides their big bangers, the really interesting stuff might just happen slightly left of the middle. So in the words of our beloved Steve: “Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers.”

If you’re in for a party, Ost & Kjex is your act of choice. Known for their crazy dress- and make-up, and their spectacularly theatrical performances with live singing and even choir support, these two Norwegians are definitely worth checking out. They started making music out of boredom; spent their life savings on a big pile of cheese and biscuits, some studio equipment and locked themselves away for about two years. Creating what would become their debut album, based solely on sounds from cheese and biscuits.

When you think you finally understand what the typical Diynamic sound really is, DJ Phono is there to throw you right back into guessing. People often create strange convoluted sentences in an attempt to describe his music. Someone once said very fittingly: emotional-temporary-minimal-but-then-more-and-more-techno-with-pop-appeal-thru-techhouse-suitable-for-dancing-taking-the-cake-techno-electro+surprise. DJ Phono has no fear of failing, for if he shall fail it will be with utter jubilation. He has nothing to lose, but is willing to risk everything. This makes him uncomfortable and unpredictable for all those who dare nothing in life.

When you create something and everybody loves it, what do you do? Make more of the same, you say? Not David August. When everyone is going right, he turns left. His new album masterfully turns away from the stuff that made him big, and takes it to a whole different level. Slowing it down and focussing more on the details, his new work reminds us more of Nicolas Jaar than of the David August of two years ago. And I love that. Change is always brave, and when it works out, it’s genius. Go support that!

These two Italians seem to like the underground. They like to have the freedom to experiment and to create something unique. They like the intimate atmosphere of secret loft parties. But I’m guessing that the bigger crowds might almost be ready for their pop-infused techno. It’s time for these boys to bring their funky experiments above the surface and lube up the rusty hips of those in need.

Seems like there’s more than enough to discover when you want to take a break from the big stages and their big names. Be sure to go on an adventure this weekend, the line-up surely deserves it!

Diynamic Festival

When: May 18th, 11:00 – 23:00
Where: ArenA Park, Amsterdam
Tickets: €34,50 (here)
More info: Facebook event
Line-up: Solomun (DE) 3hr set, David August live (DE), Kollektiv Turmstrasse live (DE), H.O.S.H. (DE), Stimming live (DE), Uner (ES), Adriatique (CH), Karmon (NL), NTFO (RO), Ost & Kjex live (NO), Hunter/Game (IT), DJ Phono (DE), Thyladomid (DE)


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