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7 hours ago, RantingAndRaving22 said:

Hello, I'm a long time lurker on this forum but I joined the E&D WhatsApp which was fun, so decided to start posting! Now that the dust has settled here's my E&D highs and lows of the weekend...

Highs

- The Peach et al. 6 hour B2B2B2B. As everyone who was there has said - absolutely outstanding. The last hour with the rain and rainbow was my weekend highlight and one of my top glasto moments ever

- Controversial but I actually think the Genosys bus was really good. I was disappointed on on hearing the usual structure wouldn't be there, but the bus was more intimate, DJs felt closer to the crowd and the lack of visuals meant no nightlife tourists / gawpers so it was less busy with more room to dance. So for me bus = better vibe

- Virginia in the NYC Downlow. Perfect set - quality house with a bit of sleaze and a bit of drama - exactly what I like to hear in there. Todd Edwards was fun on Saturday too, plus there was some cool 2-step in the meat rack, but it was so deep and hypnotic I didn't allow myself to stay long or I wouldn't have moved on for hours

- Joy O on ICON - excellent, varied set. This was my first year of being at the festival since ICON and it really seemed to do wonders for the crowds across Block 9 and the rest of the SE corner

- Maceos - managed to get a wristband and inevitably ended up there for an hour or two each night - music and vibe always immaculate and they sold cider of the gods

- 4am at the Lizard Lounge Chai Bar in the green futures field. Went there for an end of festival chill out, but it had an unexpected party and I ended the festival jumping around to Break of Dawn by Rhythm on the Loose with a cup of chai in hand 🙂 

Lows

- Roger Sanchez was terrible, just endless build ups with effects and boring drops into dull as dishwater 'tech' house. I had high hopes after his Downlow set in 2016, but this couldn't have been more different

- Carl Cox & Eric Powell mobile disco - I thought there would be a seamless transition into Incognito, with CC hyping them up etc. but there was a long handover which really didn't work. Sound in the new glade wasn't very good - the glade dome was much better. Don't get why they moved it and I missed the spike

- And in general, too many complete wreckheads everywhere... they are rude, they don't dance and they kill the vibe. I'd had enough of this by the end of the weekend - very tedious. And similar, too many nightlife tourists who aren't into the music but want to tick-off an experience / get a photo

Welcome!! I really liked the bus too - we were only there from about 3:30-4am onwards saturday and everyone was really into the music. great dj on (Partok i believe) can't ask for much more!

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22 hours ago, gfa said:

Welcome!! I really liked the bus too - we were only there from about 3:30-4am onwards saturday and everyone was really into the music. great dj on (Partok i believe) can't ask for much more!

Agreed! And I think I'm in the prefer the bus camp. Obviously the original Genosys is leaps ahead in production value, but I feel like the look of it also shaped the type of music you were able to play there and tended to mean darker, moodier sets. With IICON being one of the most impressive stages on the whole site and the Downlow to look at right behind you at Genosys I felt the bus leant itself to anything goes sets and much of my favourite stuff I saw all weekend was out the bus and I'm honestly not sure those sets (SASS b4b, OK Williams) would have worked as well out of the original structure. 

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On 7/3/2022 at 10:31 AM, CaledonianGonzo said:

That and put something on IICON other than dark, drab squiggles of sound.

 

On 7/3/2022 at 4:39 PM, CaledonianGonzo said:

Wasn't there and obviously wasn't there the whole weekend - but swung by most nights and didn't linger long.

And I guess didn't seem to be too big a departure from what they were playing in 2019, which drew a mixed reaction for being way too niche for such a vast space.

The crowd for Overmono on IICON at 1am on the Friday night was the biggest SE corner crowd the whole festival by a country mile, the entire field was absolutely rammed.

The acts booked for IICON this year were really big, popular acts. A total departure from 2019, when every single time I walked past IICON there would be barely 200 people there.

Perhaps you're just a bit out of touch?

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Floorplan pulled a massive crowd as well and they were great. I recognised a lot more names on SEC lineups this year than I did in 2019 but mostly because I spent so much time in the lockdowns listening to sets and discovering new DJs / producers. 

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8 hours ago, FuzzyDunlop said:

I only went to IIcon on Thursday for 10 mins, it was pretty sqiggles of sound & there were not msmy there... I was going to go for Overmono on Fri, but stopped at Digweed.

Probably Hercules and the Love Affair - went along for that expecting some disco and first 10 minutes was ambient weirdness, straight to Genosys for the rest of the night with no regrets, but sadly the only time I spent at IICON all weekend (despite thinking I would spend most of the weekend there).


Huge crowd for Overmono I guess explains why I was able to walk straight into Temple for Nastia/VTSS at 1.30 with no queue (no regrets). Similarly on Sunday I ended up in Temple at around 2.30 as no queue - plan was to stay 30 minutes and head to Partyboi69 but I find it's even harder to leave Temple than get in, it's too good! Especially compared to this year's iteration of Gas Tower which was significantly less of a special venue than 2019 (itself I thought worse than 2017)

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Off to Lost In a Moment on Saturday, looking forward to sets from Ame x Dixon, Avalon Emerson, Haii and Gerd Janson.

Not too familiar with a few of the other names on the lineup so if anyone can recommend any sets from the DJs below that would be super helpful!

Chloe Caillet

DJ Holographic

Elkka

Jenny Cara

Mano Le Tough

Nick Castle

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3 hours ago, Green Croc said:

Off to Lost In a Moment on Saturday, looking forward to sets from Ame x Dixon, Avalon Emerson, Haii and Gerd Janson.

Not too familiar with a few of the other names on the lineup so if anyone can recommend any sets from the DJs below that would be super helpful!

Chloe Caillet

DJ Holographic

Elkka

Jenny Cara

Mano Le Tough

Nick Castle

Think the Elkka Essential Mix won EM of the year last year, it's proper proper good. Everything from Prince to Hopkins to bloody David Crosby!

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On 7/4/2022 at 5:26 PM, vigo said:

Agreed! And I think I'm in the prefer the bus camp. Obviously the original Genosys is leaps ahead in production value, but I feel like the look of it also shaped the type of music you were able to play there and tended to mean darker, moodier sets. With IICON being one of the most impressive stages on the whole site and the Downlow to look at right behind you at Genosys I felt the bus leant itself to anything goes sets and much of my favourite stuff I saw all weekend was out the bus and I'm honestly not sure those sets (SASS b4b, OK Williams) would have worked as well out of the original structure. 

Interesting thought and I think you are spot on!

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Is it a dream to think they COULD get Villalobos one year?

I feel like it wouldn’t be a proper Villa set, but maybe have him and Craig do a b2b to introduce him to the festival and fall in love with it? I feel like all he needs to do is set foot there, have a bit of a mess around with his mates, and fall in love.

Him on IICON would be awesome. Can imagine these sounds coming from the stage with the morphing head.

 

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On 7/5/2022 at 8:54 PM, CaledonianGonzo said:

One of the sets we checked out at IICON that had distinct 2019 vibes about it.

We caught the last 30-40 mins and it was great, fairly thumping disco vibes by this point. 

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On 7/5/2022 at 4:37 PM, themunn said:

Probably Hercules and the Love Affair - went along for that expecting some disco and first 10 minutes was ambient weirdness, straight to Genosys for the rest of the night with no regrets, but sadly the only time I spent at IICON all weekend (despite thinking I would spend most of the weekend there).


Huge crowd for Overmono I guess explains why I was able to walk straight into Temple for Nastia/VTSS at 1.30 with no queue (no regrets). Similarly on Sunday I ended up in Temple at around 2.30 as no queue - plan was to stay 30 minutes and head to Partyboi69 but I find it's even harder to leave Temple than get in, it's too good! Especially compared to this year's iteration of Gas Tower which was significantly less of a special venue than 2019 (itself I thought worse than 2017)

Was also expecting a big disco vibe having seen them before, quite disappointed. Moved on quickly and found something more lively!

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On 6/30/2022 at 10:36 PM, deebeedoobee said:

Got Marshall Jefferson marked for seeing at Beatherder.  Hoping for a fun set there. 

Just bought a ticket for Beatherder. I'll keep an eye for your flag (think you have it on the van usually?!) and say hello if you're around. 

Should be lots of fun in Beat-Herdershire this year 😁

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8 hours ago, Upside down frowner said:

Just bought a ticket for Beatherder. I'll keep an eye for your flag (think you have it on the van usually?!) and say hello if you're around. 

Should be lots of fun in Beat-Herdershire this year 😁

We’ll see you there! We fly the flag along with our Japanese lantern sale flag ( long red and white ). 
 

a sunny dry Beatherder is always so much fun. 

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