Hidden in the picturesque landscapes of eastern Poland is Garnizon Modlin. A 19th-century fortress and the longest building in Europe, the historic site hosted some of the most established names in techno, as well as rising stars and local talent, last weekend for the second edition of Instytut festival.
Split across four stages, the female-fronted Instytut festival ran from Friday night through Saturday morning, and featured art installations from local creatives both around the festival and inside the fortress.
The Main Stage saw techno mainstays such as Antigone, Ben Klock, Ellen Allien, Maceo Plex and Rødhåd all performing against the iconic backdrop.
The smaller stages, The Day Stage, The Rave Stage and The Gate Stage, welcomed the likes of Dasha Rush, DJ Bone, Paula Temple, Olivia and Virtual Geisha.
Here are 15 of the mammoth techno tracks DJ Mag heard at Instytut festival.
Covenant - Bullet (Ellen Allien “Flow Mix”)
Regal - Overground
Gettoblaster - Future Funk
Kwartz - Show Me That Light (Cleric Remix)
IBON - No Sleep
VTSS - I Don't Think It's Better
Fixeer - Fahrenheit (Kyle Geiger Beat Tool Remix)
2Pole - Nemesis
Inland - Swerv
Yotam Avni - This Is How
Mike Parker - Lustration One (Khonsu)
Cirkle - Invaders
Kas:st - Nepal
Feel feat. Tiff Lacey - Loved U 2 Much (Reconceal pres. Recon6 Dub Mix)
Ascon Bates - Wrong Turn