Then there was that time I was invited to play a small stage at Garbicz…
Garbicz is, without a doubt, my favorite music festival. It isn’t that they do one thing particularly well, it’s that they do *everything* well - every detail, from the lineup, to the art, to the logistics of transportation and accommodation, is well-thought-out to keep you lost in the moment. The sound systems are clear, punchy, and well-tuned. The lake and forest are beautiful. The stage designs are innovative, quirky, and psychedelic, and the interactive art sprinkled throughout the forest is mind-bending. The food is healthy and tastes great. The people are nice. And this year, since living in Berlin, I didn’t go more than 15 minutes alone without encountering friends - even ones from around the world I didn’t expect to see. What more could you want?
I’ve been lucky enough to become a part of the Hedoné community as an artist and participant over the last year or so, playing a number of DJ sets and my first ever live ambient set for their events in Berlin and their seminar in Poland. This year, Hedoné brought their ‘Sagrada Feminina’ - an intimate workshop, dance, and play-space covered with wood and fabric - to Garbicz, nestled it in the woods beside a busy thouroughfare and treated to lovely Funktion One sound courtesy of Tonverleih.
So, it’s no surprise that when the organizers asked me last week if I wanted to play a set there, I was ecstatic. Garbicz is incredibly musically inspiring for me, and I’ve felt since my first experience there that I also had something to contribute - something that fits just right with the energy and musical color of the festival. Though it was an intimate stage with not more than 50 people, there was still quite a vibe (you can hear it on the recording, especially near the end.) I’m really, really happy to have contributed this, and I’m even more happy to share it with you.
Looking forward to more to come. It’s been a packed summer, and I have quite a backlog of music to share with you - a mixed-genre afterhours set, an ambient liveset from the Hedoné seminar, and a colorful, intense, energetic closing set from the Kiezburn regional...
@Sapurra - K Dance (@akadefaultman Binaural Shit Remix)
@adisynmusic - Nehcal
@alexidelano - Water Colors (@persuader Remix)
@scsi-9 - Had I But Wings Like Thine
@atish, @bengalsf - Tortoise
@galvino - Kintaro
@kemback - Good Morning (@auntie-flo Remix)
@therealrango - Panorama
@ezikiel - One Beat (@alejandro-mosso remix)
@moomin - Time To Reflect
@alextroubetzkoy - Marys Waltz (@archiehamiltonmusic Remix)
Anthony Middleton (@audiofly) - Gravity Falls (@raw-district Remix)
@affects & @maximillionyeah - Polyhymnia (@stevie-r & @alexzed Edition}
@nukreative - Effigy
@mark-alow - Tzemin
@dirtydoering - Strawberry Fields
@childmusic & @doppelau - Child - Ey Ya Tumbo (@timengelhardt Remix)
@djsis - Danzan
@midas104 - Carry On
@luttrellmusic - Intergalactic Plastic (@clariannorth Remix)
- Deep House