Dour festival, well-known for its alternative programming, offers every year a line-up rich by its international electronic scene. From house to techno passing by drum’n’bass, you can find for everyone’s taste.
Since 2011, a monumental scene is specially dedicated to electronic music : The “Red Bull Elektropedia Balzaal”. That scene welcomes for itself 15.000 festivalgoers every day. The production of the scene is always evolving and includes visual effects with artists from the international “VJ” scene.
A lot of big international names will be performing at Dour but also local artists from Belgium. Here are the 6 crushes of InDepth!
DC Salas (Live)
DC Salas is a distinguished member of the Brussels scene who stay in people’s minds since 2010 with his track “Peru”, out on the “Doctor Vinyl” label. In 2012, him and Abstraxion got together around their label “Biologic Records”. It is on that label that his first album was released. The album was followed by a new live performance and a single with the singer Joy Adegoke from the duo Joy Wellboy.
DC Salas (Live Band) | Thursday 12th of July | Le Labo | 20h45 – 21h30
With releases on labels as Innervisions, Turbo or even the Fuse (for their last EP), the duo of DJ’s and producers is going beyond our own boundaries. With a musical universe between the music from Detroit, Chicago, Berlin and London, Yoann & Gilles have created a unique universe, as dark than hypnotic. Goldffinch, a Brussels duo not to be missed.
Goldffinch | Friday 13th of July | Red Bull Elektropedia Balzaal | 16h30 – 18h00
Belgian artist on the rise, the young Cellini is clearly into the spots since a few months. With his track “Minerva”, released on the label Lyase Recordings, Cellini have received a lot of support from Belgian and international artists. He is also the founder of the parties “Cycle Four” at the Fuse Club. It is only the beginning for this promising artist, that will probably not leave you indifferent during his performance at Dour.
Cellini | Sunday 15th of July | Red Bull Elektropedia Balzaal | 16h30 – 18h00
Farrago is the new musical project of Sam Deliaert, formerly known as Talbot Wood. This new project has been directly marked by the release of a first EP on the label A.R.T.S, followed by a second one on the same label, produced with Amélie Lens. Recently, he signed a new EP, which will be the first one out on Lenske, the Amélie Lens’ label, launched in May. A unique techno universe, perfect productions and forceful DJ sets, Farrago is a talented artist on the ascent.
Farrago | Sunday 15th of July | Red Bull Elektropedia Balzaal | 18h00 – 19h30
Well-known member of the Belgian and Limburg electronic scene, Goldfox makes the people dance since his 14s. Resident DJ at Studio Brussel, he is also a promoter of the local scene, offering his support to DJ’s and producers of early stage.
Goldfox has a large universe with sets based on plenty of sounds from melodic techno to acid. He likes to surprise the crowd with his mixes, it is his own way to express his limitless creativity.
Goldfox | Saturday 14th of July | Red Bull Elektropedia Balzaal | 16h30 – 18h00
Third Dour in a row for the young DJ and producer whose carrier has never stop rising. Named best Belgian DJ at the Red Bull Elektropedia Awards, she also in the front of the stage internationally.
“Amélie Lens, it is an energy and a dark side that you can feel as well in her production as behind the desk” [Traxx]
Amélie Lens | Sunday 15th of July | Red Bull Elektropedia Balzaal | 21h00 – 22h30
Cover pic. by Daniil Lavrovski
Translation by Fanny Seligmann