Movement Croatia hits The Garden in Tisno, Croatia for its inaugural event this weekend, running from Thursday 28th July to Monday 1st August.
A massive line-up sees the likes of Nina Kraviz, Ben Klock, Marcel Dettmann, Derrick May, Dave Clarke, Sven Väth, Solomun, Adriatique, David Squillace, Tiger & Woods, Barac, David Morales and many more on deck over the weekend.
Parties at the festival are being taken care of by Circo Loco, Lola Ed, Half Baked, Return by Solid AM and others.
Ahead of the event, here’s five must see sets that take place away from the biggest names in techno over the weekend, which DJ Mag thinks will form highlights of Movement’s first event at The Garden.
Despite starting his career in electronic music in 1992, currently running his Bass Culture label and night of the same name at Paris’ Rex Club, being a constant fixture at Circo Loco at DC-10 and also seeing releases on Circus Company, Robsoul, Ovuum, Rekids, 20:20 Vision and more, D’Julz has never been more relevant. He heads up the Lola Ed vs. Half Baked stage on Movement Croatia’s Beach Stage, and his trademark groovy French deep house is simply sublime.
Marco Faraone has the herculean task of warming up for Marcel Dettmann and Ben Klock at Movement Croatia, but as one of Italy’s most exciting young techno DJ/producers, he’s more than up to the challenge. He’s just returned from a tour of South America to make his Drumcode debut this summer with four-tracker ‘Climax’, and his raw but melodic style will tee up the Berghain duo to roll through until close with perfection.
Prins Thomas gave birth to Norway’s cosmic disco sound alongside collaborators Lindstrøm and Todd Terje, and he has subsequently carved his own niche as a selector too. This year saw the release of his ‘Principe Del Norte’ album, which blended the sounds of The Orb with his signature celestial style and the generative sound of Brian Eno. On deck at Movement expect the disco Prins to go anywhere from deep and entrancing to massive acid.
John Dimas plays the same Lola Ed vs. Half Baked stage as D’Julz at Movement Croatia, which shows just what a quality line-up the festival represents across the board. He’s had a huge summer this year, playing non-stop across Europe, whilst his b2b sets with Djebali have also become a regular fixture. With recent releases on the likes of Bass Culture, Taverna Tracks, Overall Music and Elephant Moon, things only look set to get bigger for this young Greek talent.
Dusseldorf-born Berlin-based Jan Krueger is one half of the Hello?Repeat label, which has put out releases by Cabanne, Kate Simko and Franco Cinelli, amongst others. On deck Krueger plays a deep and hypnotic style, which will be the perfect accompaniment to his evening slot on The Garden stage at Movement Croatia.
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