Dimensions Festival 2020: One Of Europe’s Most Well-loved Weekenders Bows Out In Style

Signing off, after eight unforgettable years on the paradisal Istrian peninsula, Dimensions referred to as upon outdated heads and newcomers to assemble for one final dance at Fort Punta Christo.

Female Mosquito Head, Sem by Susumu Nishinaga - Female mosquito, Scanning electron micrograph, Insects - 웹There are three issues {that a} Dimensions crowd will go wild for: breakbeats, vocal interludes and any DJ who isn’t afraid to check their dancefloor stamina. While sister pageant Outlook is understood for its bass-heavy billers, Dimensions rallies collectively a swarm of acts that relish within the freedom realised by a mode of open format DJing that recounts the previous, current and way forward for dance music.

From noon to 9pm attendees laze beachside within the sweltering warmth, dipping their toes whereas grooving to extra palatable home and disco units from Hunee and Mr Scruff. Come sunset the Ibiza-styled hordes set off in quest of aloe vera gel and mosquito repellent, journeying into the labyrinth of levels housed by the 19th-century fortress.

On Thursday night time Leeds promoters Love Muscle takes over the iridescent Garden Stage, throughout which the pit of loyal Motherbeat dancers crown Eris Drew the queen of breaks. Throwing down an all-vinyl set, Drew scratches with quick and enjoyable 90s Chicago home hits, paying homage to the golden period of rave by means of her spectacular turntablist tips. An adoring crowd revels in her excessive vitality polyrhythms, and chants the artist’s identify as she followers herself with a 12” earlier than diving again into the assortment of gems hidden inside an overflowing document bag. Canadian selectors Peach and Ciel comply with swimsuit with their rolling bassline units, every propelling the night time ahead by means of a diverse mixture of barging techno and moody electro. Meanwhile, within the Dungeon, Low Jack spins baile funk, arduous drum and gqom-style beats to a sparse, but enthusiastic squad.

Somewhere between 2-3am on Saturday, wandering between the maze of levels amongst Punta Christo, there’s the unmistakable rumble of The Prodigy’s 1996 breakbeat basic Firestarter. That morning, the identical monitor may be heard echoing throughout the expanse of the fort one other two instances. The subsequent day sees electro legend DJ Stingray recruit Silvia Kastel and SPFDJ to harness the facility of the relentless Void sound system, whereas throughout the way in which, Courtesy rattles the 80-foot deep Moat together with her assemblage of jolty techno heaters. Back within the historic metropolis centre of Pula, throughout the damp subterranean tunnels of the low-ceiling venue Zerostrasse, Josey Rebelle, Call Super, Blawan and rising DJ re:ni shake the rugged website to the purpose the place it feels just like the edifice could crumble. Built into Pula’s underground within the 1900s, the previous struggle shelters present ravers with a super chilly atmosphere, good for sweating by means of Blawan’s darkish picks.

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