Dimensions Festival – First Names For 2019

January 31, 2019  18:11  |  M.I.C. News

Dimensions Festival 2019

Pictures – Callum Chaplin ©

Croatian essential mainstay Dimensions announces another forward-thinking lineup – pulling together all the fringes of the electronic music sphere for one last party at Fort Punta Christo from Wednesday 28th August – Sunday 1st September.

After eight years of exceptional programming, Dimensions will be saying goodbye to Fort Punta Christo and uniting 7,000 ravers for one last year with Jeff Mills, Omar-S, Hunee, Peggy Gou, Larry Heard aka Mr. Fingers live, Nina Kraviz, Paula Temple, Joy Orbison, Gilles Peterson, Call Super, Zip, Mr. Scruff, Andrew Weatherall, Craig Richards amongst an all-star line-up.

Each year, Dimensions Festival impresses with an immaculate line-up that unites the heaviest names from the electronic underground with new gen artists about to break through. Dimensions’ annual opening concert will set the tone for the weekend festivities playing host to one of electronic music’s most notable names, Jeff Mills. He is joined by one of the most iconic drummers from the past century Tony Allen, performing live in the stunning 2000-year-old amphitheater. Joining them on the bill is Objekt, who will perform tracks from his critically acclaimed album with a new live show. Hunee also joins providing his perfect blend of soulful house and disco.

Dimensions Festival 2019

Dimensions are pulling out all the stops in 2019 as the festival continues to span house, electro, techno, acid, DnB, ambient and jazz, bringing together artists from all over the globe. Joining for each outing since its conception; Hessle Audio are back in the Moat with Ben UFO, Pearson Sound and Pangaea. Following stand-out appearances at last year’s festival, fellow electronic enthusiast Batu is also along for the ride showcasing his Timedance sound. Korean-born, Berlin-based selector Peggy Gou will also be making a return to the festival, not forgetting Nina Kraviz who is an essential booking for the final send-off following b2b performances in the Moat and Clearing for the last two years.

Staple selectors Andrew Weatherall, Vladimir Ivkovic and Identified Patient will be providing selections in the weird and wonderful, with sounds connecting everything from post-punk and EBM to breaks and techno. Returning to Dimensions after a short hiatus, techno pioneer Blawan joins for the final outing as well DVS1, making a debut appearance at the fort. London born, Berlin-based Call Super is also on hand to take ravers on a journey till the early hours, as is Joy Orbison.

Red Bull Music Academy alumni and Apeiron crew member Courtesy will be returning, alongside fellow alumni and label partner Solid Blake. Long term Fabric resident Craig Richards will be providing the late-night arm raisers with an epic b2b with Nicolas Lutz whose taste revolves around the outskirts of dance floor culture. Elsewhere Stones Throw’s epitome of good times and lord-of-funk, Dam-Funk is welcomed back with open arms.

On a darker tip, is the return of DnB pioneer dBridge, joined by fellow peers Fixate, Skeptical and SP:MC. Mumdance is also on duty drawing from grime, techno, hardcore and more. Bass weight and dub-heavy selections come from Deep Medi label boss and DMZ co-founder Mala alongside Commodo – known for pushing the boundaries in post-dubstep.

Not forgetting electro, Dimensions welcome back DJ Stingray, one of the champions of the Detroit sound, while DJ Bone demonstrates a rare insight into his collection of electro records. An ever-popular choice for fans of the sound, DMX Krew performs live electro with a twist, who will grace the festival alongside electro pioneer Radioactive Man, also performing a special live show.

House heads are in for a treat, as Chicago house legend Larry Heard aka Mr Fingers joins the final fort send-off. It doesn’t stop there, dancers can move to the eclectic, soulful sounds of music connoisseurs Hunee and Brownswood label owner Gilles Peterson, with Omar-S delivering that signature Detroit sound. Elsewhere, body-moving selections are guaranteed from two of London’s indomitable DJ’s Jane Fitz and Josey Rebelle, who earned her stripes at the infamous London club Plastic People, while two of Canada’s finest house exports Ciel and feel good selector Jayda G join for debut appearances.

Dimensions Festival 2019

Brothers and Detroit techno legends Octave One bring their live set to the festival, while self-confessed noisician Paula Temple and one of the people’s favourites from 2019, Croatian legend Petar Dundov and Skee Mask are on hand for a voyage in techno, as is Peach Discs’ label boss Shanti Celeste and Canadian ball of energy Peach.

Outer limit techno advocate Karen Gwyer is set to surprise fans with her live set, whilst woman of the hour Object Blue makes her Dimensions debut. Genre-bending Saoirse, whose selections span electro, house, dub, jazz and everything in between, will be joined by Swedish native SPFDJ who merges the fringes of techno, acid, hardcore and trance, alongside Manchester noise electro artist Afrodeutsche.

Very rare appearances come from two of the Perlon family as label boss Zip, who has been educating ravers since the 80s, joins Tokyo based Fumiya Tanaka alongside label-mate Binh for a special Perlon showcase. An unmissable stop for fans of the deep, dubbed-out, house-sound synonymous with the label.

On a Northern soulful tip are Manchester hip hop stars Children of Zeus, who are heading back to Dimensions with vinyl aficionado Mr. Scruff. The festival is excited to welcome Sadar Bahar whose taste spans gospel, funk, disco, jazz and soul. Also, on hand are NTS’ Donna Leake and Melodies International label head Mafalda. London’s hotly tipped jazz crew Steam Down Orchestra are making their first appearance at the festival with a live performance while West African disco and soul enthusiast Awesome Tapes From Africa returns to the fort.


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