Clocking up its hottest lineup in its five-year history, Croatia’s Stop Making Sense welcomes aboard Anja Schneider, Hunee, Mosca, Optimo, Psychemagik and Tiger & Woods, who join Nick Höppner, Gerd Janson, T.Williams, Leon Vynehall and Severino and more for this year’s Tisno trip.
A jewel in the Tisno festival crown, Stop Making Sense brings a whole new level of fun to Croatia, delivering a unique beach party experience in a beautiful location, with an unrivalled lineup, returning to Croatia’s picture-perfect Dalmatian Coast from July 31 to August 3. An essential stop on the festival-holiday calendar, SMS provides an escape, perfectly soundtracked by carefully selected DJs and artists who really bring this event to life.
Collaborating with electronic music’s most inventive collectives, prolific and passionate promoters, world-renowned DJs and artistic personalities, Stop Making Sense combines the tranquillity of a beach paradise with the excitement of a dance music festival. At Stop Making Sense participating crews carefully select artists and DJs, curating lineups that deliver a unique and intimate experience.
A DJ whose relaxed and organic approach produces gently building momentum, Hunee’s sets pack a powerful punch. Disco, house, techno and soul all play their part in a performance of brilliant energy. Tiger & Woods’ secretive founders Larry Tiget and David Woods bring their distinctive disco sound, which they call ‘future boogie’, and perform behind two giant images of tigers. Residents Mr Solid Gold and Park Ranger also represent London’s foremost underground club Corsica Studios as part of the Trouble Vision crew. Hunee also appears as a special guest of the Abattoir crew.
The ubiquitous – and universally admired – Anja Schneider is celebrated for her drive and insatiable thirst for success. Founder of Mobilee Records and a former radio broadcaster, Schneider's name brings with it a carefully selected sound, and features the most promising up-and-coming talent. Anja Schneider appears at the forefront of South London’s Get Diverted crew, who make their SMS debut. Rob Alldritt also appears.
Running Back label co-boss and house and disco DJ’s DJ, Gerd Janson brings an all-encompassing knowledge and passion for electronic music. An in-demand global DJ, well-loved Robert Johnson regular, prolific music journalist, record store staffer and remixer, he appears as part of the Warm crew. Another addition to the Warm collective is Nick Höppner, a diverse and talented DJ and producer with a deep understanding of house and techno. He has been involved with Ostgut Ton since its inception, enjoys a residency at Berlin's Panorama Bar, tours the world as a DJ, and produces well-received techno for Kompact, Echocord, Brain Math, Liebe Detail, and more. Joining these two game-changers are Ali Tillett and Ollie Seaman.
Sub Club residents and electronic music heavyweights Harri & Domenic are back for 2014, and this time they bring along revered Glasgow DJ duo Optimo – Twitch and Jonnie Wilkes. Spanning techno, electro and rock sounds, their sound is best described as leftfield. Optimo now take their name around the world, sharing the billing with the likes of LCD Soundsystem, Four Tet, Luciano and Atom Heart.
Production duo Psychemagik have won over the electronic music press with their re-edit wizardry and fresh approach to remixing. Their edit of Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Everywhere’, first got them noticed, and remixes, edits and originals have followed, cementing their place as deep crate-digging remix aficionados, lauded for their use of mega-rare samples. Psychemagik head up the Orlando Boom experience at Stop Making Sense. A hot talent whose recent remix projects for Tronik Youth and Klaxons are making a big noise, Kiwi is in full effect with East London party people Orlando Boom and Orlando Boom DJs. A resident of London’s The Nest and a regular at XOYO, this DJ and producer is making sure he’s heard in 2014.
T.Williams, brings his very own The T.Party Movement to Tisno; a collective of like-minded souls whose re-definition of house music has seen the genre bounce back to the forefront, The T. Party Movement will bring the party to Stop Making Sense, keeping revellers bouncing all night long. T.Williams returns, having rocked Stop Making Sense in 2013. His star has risen from the underground, seeing him grow from an acclaimed show on Rinse FM to a monthly In New DJs We Trust slot on BBC Radio 1. He appeared as part of Red Bull Music Academy’s New York residency in 2013, signed exclusively to PMR, the label home of Jessie Ware and Disclosure, and remixed Wretch 32, Lianne La Havas, Disclosure and more.
Underground house and techno mastermind Mosca joins The T.Party Movement. Raised on a diverse diet of hip hop, jungle, rock, reggae and dancehall, Mosca documents his influences past and present into a well-educated manifestation of house and techno. Fascinated by deep and emotional sounds, Mosca presents a history of popular music in electronic form.
Leon Vynehall's eclectic music styling draws inspiration from post punk, classical, funk, disco, soul and techno, with an injection of bass and a distinctive house sound, his productions are difficult to pin down but fire a rocket every time they appear. Leon Vynehall appears with the Aus Music crew, headed up by DJ and producer Will Saul who is in attendance for his second helping of Tisno fun, and bringing a “deep dubdisco” approach to house and techno.
A member of the Horse Meat Disco DJ collective, Severino’s passion for underground house and disco cuts takes him around the world, playing to crowds who lap up every second. Lovesick is proud to present Severino alongside Blonde Ambition and Lovesick DJs. Croatia Calling bring Luka K and Zero to the mix, as well as Brighton and Mimi. Dalston Superstore residents Abattoir debut with Hunee heading up, with Anomalous DJ and Rufus & Bambi. As Stop Making Sense celebrates a landmark fifth year, 2014 is looking like its most triumphant year – and there are still more names to be announced!
Located in the Croatian town of Tisno, Stop Making Sense hosts stages including the beach bar, the wood stage, set among the Mediterranean pines and oak trees, and the outdoor nightclub Barbarella’s Discotheque, where the party continues until sunrise. Providing 18 hours a day of music to move you, Stop Making Sense offers house, techno and electro, funk, soul and disco, and boat parties host revellers, taking in the idyllic sights of the coast. Enjoy the tunes at the tiki bar, feast in the town, lounge on the beach, or simply dance in the sunshine like it’s all that matters.
Tickets start at £120, but and special packages are available, including a group FIVE-FOR-SIX ticket offer and on-site ticket and accommodation packages for those seeking seven nights of fun in the sun, with options ranging from £798 for two people, and packages for three and four people too. Check out http://stopmakingsense.eu/sms-tickets/ for more details.
A summer haven for dance music lovers, festival-goers and holidaymakers alike, Stop Making Sense simply needs to be experienced to be believed.
See the Stop Making Sense magic for yourself: vimeo.com/80514658
Lineup so far:
Harri & Domenic
Tiger & Woods (live)
Ali Tillett : Anomalous DJ : Blonde Ambition : Brighton : Danza Macabra : Larj Hans & The OK Jones Band : Lovesick DJs : Luka K : Madera Verde : Mimi : Mr Solid Gold : Ollie Seaman : Orlando Boom DJs : Park Ranger : Rob Alldritt : Rolfie : Rufus & Bambi : Zero
Aus / Sub Club / Trouble Vision / Warm / Get Diverted / Orlando Boom / The T.Party Movement / Abattoir / Danza Macabra / Lovesick / Croatia Calling / Love Glove
Check out stopmakingsense.eu/sms-tickets/ for details of accommodation and ticket packages - including BUY FIVE TICKETS AND GET SIXTH FREE special group ticket offer.
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