Dekmantel Selectors is now over, we are back to our usual life, or we are trying to, but the vibe of the festival is still buzzing through our vines. The turquoise waters of Tisno, the shade from the pine forest, the rocky coastline, the incredible sound of the cicadas that is worth of a representation in one of Rabih Beaini’s mesmerizing ritualistic performances, the music that was filling every space, will stay with us for days.
The festival is very relaxed, with just around 2000 people and plenty of bars, food tracks and toilets – there are almost no queues, so you can enjoy the festival without wasting any time. The three night stages are not very big, so it can give you an intimate feeling while not getting overcrowded. After a few days you get the familiar feeling that everybody knows everybody.
All in all, the music was not reveling as I would have expected, but we still got some crazy sessions from some of our favorite heads. The highlights for us were Mick Wills, who opened the festival for us, the b2b between Intergalactic Gary & Pasiphae which marked the closing of festival for us and Solar, who we are really happy to finally hear live for the first time. Another premiere for us was listening for the first time live the Romanian duo Khidja. They really rocked the place and the chilling rain made it even more memorable. Good job, guys!
The main day for us was the fourth, staring with the day time Beach Bar sets from Max Abysmal and Woody’92, continuing with Rabih Beaini‘s three hours ritualistic performance at sunset and closing with Solar, which was one of the best performances from the festival.
One of the highlights of the festival was the IFM Boat Party with Identified Patient, Intergalactic Gary & Pasiphae. There is a special vibe on these boat parties and IFM one was one of the best so far.
Bellow is a selection of short videos I did, I hope you get the real vibe of the festival.