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Winter Festival 2017
1st & 2nd December | Athens, Greece
“Plisskën is rammed, fizzing with energy and nobody goes home until dawn” – The Guardian
“The kind of eclectic line-up that will twitch the ears of any music connoisseur” – The Quietus
“In some ways Plisskën is a perfect festival” – Crack Magazine
MAC DEMARCO // MULATU ASTATKE
LADY LESHURR // ROMARE // HOLY FUCK
67 // LIARS / ANDY STOTT // JESSY LANZA // WEVAL
ANOPOLIS // AUTARKIC // BILL KOULIGAS // BLACK ATHENA // BORROWED IDENTITY
BRASSICA // CHAOS IN THE CBD // COBY SEY // DEDNEWB // DEMDIKE STARE // DOG2TH // GAIKA
GIGANTA // HIEROGLYPHIC BEING // HUERCO S. // IGUANA DEATH CULT // ILLUM SPHERE // IVAN SMAGGHE
JOYCE WRICE // LAMBERT // LAPS // LAST JAPAN // LENA PLATONOS // LOTIC // MATTEO VALLICELLI
NTS RADIO // PAULI. // SMERZ // THE LONGCUT // THOMEY BORS // TOPS // TOSIN MARTYNS
The winter edition of Athens’ Plisskën Festival returns once again with another innovative, heavy-hitting, multi genre line-up showcasing a broad mix of styles and quality. Set in a city rich in both ancient and modern culture on Friday the 1st and Saturday 2nd of December, Greece’s most ambitious and forward-thinking musical gathering will host 2 consecutive nights with over 40 international & local artists performing across 3 neighbouring venues. The surrounding area with house a food court, cocktail bar and lounge area, creating a unique street festival atmosphere for the crowd to enjoy.
Savages Perform at Plisskën
Since its debut year in 2010, past line-ups have included the likes of Perfume Genius, Savages, Mogwai, The Horrors, King Krule, Black Lips, Death Grips, Wild Beasts, Ariel Pink, Brodinski, Âme, Wooden Shjips, SWANS, Fuck Buttons, Mount Kimbie, Vitalic, Simian Mobile Disco and Peaches. Charismatic Canadian cult-hero Mac DeMarco and the father of Ethio-jazz Mulatu Astatke will headline this year’s event, which will also feature sets from deep techno’s finest Andy Stott, Ninja Tune whizzkid Romare and South London rap crew 67. Experimental noise outfit Holy Fuck, masters of eccentric electronica Liars and first lady of grime Lady Leshurr will also grace the stage, alongside Dutch duo Weval and Jessy Lanza, who deals in pure and minimal electronic pop. Much hyped XL newcomers SMERZ and Midwest house outsider Huerco S. are on the bill with Gaika, Ivan Smagghe, Chaos in the CBD, TOPS, Lotic and Lena Platonos helping to complete a bumper line-up of epic proportions.
Peaches performs at Plisskën
Not only is Plisskën committed to delivering an eclectic line-up containing some of the hottest musical acts on the planet, every year it pushes the boundaries of multiculturalism as well as it’s environmental and social ethos. Believing in young people and wanting to offer something back, The Lab, is an annual workshop organised by Plisskën, where participants get the chance to learn about all of the elements that comprise putting on a festival. From booking the bands, handling the press & marketing, to the environmental awareness of a production and finally the actual set up, by the end of it, one gets a well-rounded view & experience in production.
Plisskën Festival has also been nominated for ‘Best Small & Best Indoor Festival’ by European Festival Awards for their third second consecutive year as well as the 2nd star for the Greener Festival Award.
Doors open on both festival days at 19:00
Plisskën’s box office and collection of festival passes will be located at Metallourgeion.
• Website: www.plisskenfestival.gr
• Facebook: www.facebook.com/plisskenfestival
• Twitter: www.twitter.com/plisskenfest
• Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plissk%C3%ABn_Festival
Le Femme perform at Plisskën
Plisskën by day
Zomby performs at Plisskën
‘Xpander’ is taken from ‘Sasha : re-Fracted: Live at the Barbican’ limited edition Blu-Ray
Just in time for Summer’s warm up arrives Romare’s ‘Come Close To Me (Live Session 1)’ a hazy, pulled-apart live edit of the single taken from his 2016 LP Love Songs: Part Two. Along with the track, which rides out like a slow-burning exercise in self-sampling, is a witty, 80’s inspired music video drenched in analog VHS sheen and complete with a blurry Mazda speeding off into a fading dusk. “From our first phone call discussing the concept for ‘Come Closer’ [Come Close To Me’ – Ed]”, says director Greg Barnes “Archie (Romare) and I were on the same page. We both wanted to push the limits of what a performance-based, session style video could be, and it was clear that meant smoke, lasers, and his Mazda.”
The single and video are released today (premiered via Crack) on Ninja Tune, just as Romare prepares for his forthcoming headline show at KOKO on 11th November – his biggest and dare we say most impressive performance to date– which will see him showcase his disco-heavy cuts with a live band in addition to DJ sets by Romare himself and a string of other companions late into the night.
Boiler Room presents ‘TRANSITION’ – a singular visual experience by the visionary Chilean-American artist and the world’s leading underground music channel.
Shot in Brooklyn at the now-defunct DIY venue Aviv in September 2016, the film takes a cue from Jaar’s semi fictitious network of interlocking radio stations as well as his latest studio album ‘Sirens’.
From its very first enigmatic scene to the unmissable ending, ‘TRANSITION’ is an unscripted POV journey into one night in NY at a transitional time in America.
Rainbow Power (T.Thomas)
I Know What U Did (Nymphs V)
American Dream Radio (Network #156)
A Coin In Nine Hands (Nymphs VI)
We Can Rise Above ()
Allegrate Con La Bulla (Cumbia 4 Trump)
Everybody ¡¡¡Slit-Thru-Lose-Control (Arca x Missy)
Free rotation 003 (Duckett – Naaice track!)
Elegua (Nico + Obbatuke Prod @ Manana fest 2016)
Swinging Stars Orchestra
Djal Bai Si Camin (A Dos Santos woowooo)
Make Your Transition (UR)
Who 2 Govern (Sirens)
CARL CRAIG presents… VERSUS. FEATURING FRANCESCO TRISTANO LES SIECLES ORCHESTRA CONDUCTED BY FRANÇOIS-XAVIER ROTH
Versus is a work in progress, a perfect encapsulation of InFiné’s philosophy, which serves a double duty as a platform to foster hybridization between genres, and also as the label’s ten-year anniversary gift to itself. From an initial recording in 2010, the project evolved into a full studio album containing two original compositions by Francesco Tristano and symphonic versions of Craig classics, reworked in the studio by the man himself. The much awaited new album from the Detroit techno producer will finally be available worldwide on May 5th.
Carl Craig presents …Versus Synthesizer Live
29/05/2017 – Movement festival – Detroit – USA
17/06/2017 – Sonar Festival – Bcn – Spain
07/07/2017 – Peacock Festival – Parc Floral – Paris – France
16/07/2017 – Dour Festival – Belgium
28/07/2017 – Audio River – Poland
19/08/2017 – Lowland Festival – Biddinghuizen – Netherland
27/08/2017 – SW4 Festival – UK
Carl Craig – Versus . new album on InFiné / Planet E
Last night The xx performed the final show of their Night & Day residency at London’s iconic Brixton Academy, and Florence Welch joined them onstage for a special performance of Jamie XX’s 2009 remix of ‘You’ve Got the Love’
You can check out some great fan footage here:
Following the success of their recently released third studio LP, Three (out now on Republic) and sold-out live dates across North America, Europe and Austraia, Phantogram are excited to announce a new leg of North American and European tour dates for Spring 2017. The tour kicks off in Honolulu on February 25th and includes stops at some of the year’s biggest music festivals, including Coachella, Sasquatch!, Middlelands and Governors Ball, while winding across select cities in Europe through June 4th (full tour dates below). More dates to be announced soon!
The news comes just after the band kicked off 2017 with a fresh A-Trak remix of their hit song “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore” featuring Joey Purp, a cover of Radiohead’s “Weird Fishes / Arpeggi” for Triple J radio in Australia and a live-streamed Billboard performance.
PHANTOGRAM 2017 TOUR DATES
02/25 Honolulu, HI – The Republik
03/01 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom [SOLD OUT]
03/11 Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
03/12 St Paul, MN – Palace Theatre
03/13 Madison, WI – Orpheum Madison
03/14 Urbana, IL – The Canopy Club
03/16 Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
03/17 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle Atlanta
03/30 Bucharest, Romania – Quantic
04/01 Athens, Greece – Fuzz Live Music Club
04/03 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Melkweg
04/04 London, UK – O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
04/06 Riga, Latvia – Palladium Riga
04/07 Moscow, Russia – Izvestiya Hall
04/08 St. Petersburg, Russia – Zal Ozhidaniya
04/14 Indio, CA – Coachella
04/21 Indio, CA – Coachella
04/22 Mesa, AZ – Mesa Amphitheatre
05/05 – 05/07 Todd Mission, TX – Middlelands Festival
05/26 – 05/28 Quincy, WA – Sasquatch! Music Festival
06/2 – 06/04 New York, NY – Governor’s Ball
Phantogram are diving into 2017 with two new releases for fans- the first is a fresh take on their hit song “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore” from remix legend A-Trak, with an additional verse from SaveMoney Crew’s Joey Purp. The remix will be available for purchase and on all streaming services tomorrow but you can preview now via XXL.
While recently in Australia on tour, Phantogram recorded a cover of Radiohead’s “Weird Fishes”, in addition to their own song “Cruel World”, for Triple J radio, which aired today.
Check out links to both below and catch Phantogram out on the road in support of their third studio album, Three, out now on Republic.
On New Years Day, British trio London Grammar released their spine-tingling new track and performance video for “Rooting For You.” “New Year, new music” the band simply stated on their Facebook, Instagramand Twitter from Australia where they had headlined on New Years Eve at the annual Falls Festival in Byron Bay.
“Rooting For You,” is the first piece of new music to come from the band since 2014 and is available worldwide now on all digital platforms. Their breathtaking new performance video — directed by BISON — is available via the bands website http://www.londongrammar.com and can also be viewed here:
London Grammar emerged in 2013 with the release of their critically acclaimed debut album, If You Wait, and quickly went on to becoming one of the most exciting international breakthrough acts of recent times. Winning a prestigious Ivor Novello Award for their hit single ‘Strong’ and being nominated for a BRIT Award, the trio have since sold-out multiple headlining tours worldwide and have performed on high profile US TV shows such as ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!, as well as the former NBC’s Late Night With Jimmy Fallon and CBS’s The Late Show with David Letterman back in 2014.
“Rooting For You” is available on iTunes, Apple Music and Spotify.