Exit Festival 2012
Exit Festival have announced a spate of new artists to add to their late night programming.
Happynovisad Stage has called in reinforcements adding – Jimmy Edgar, Addison Groove, Jon Convex, Trevino, Benjamin Damage & Doc Daneeka. Producer, photographer, multi-instrumentalist from Detroit, Jimmy Edgar brings his unique blend of electro-funk and a sensual instrumental R’n’B and will be treating Exit audiences with a new live AV set. Addison Groove also known as Headhunter has been focused for the past year on the Chicago “Juke“, and his debut album “Transistor Rhythm“ was released on Modeselektor’s “50 Weapons“ label this year.
Returning to the main stage is dubstep pioneer, Skream. Having performed with Benga in 2008, and last year with Magnetic Man, Skream returns to the fortress on Sunday, July 15 with SGT Pokes.
The opening night of the festival will be crowned by true D’n’B chaos, Sub Focus take to the stage. Nick Douwma's rise through the ranks of underground drum & bass has been nothing short of spectacular. Since releasing his self titled triumphant 2009 debut which featured hits "Rock It" and "Follow The Light", Sub Focus has been pushing the boundaries with his live show, and working hard in the studio. Earlier this month he released "Out The Blue" feat. Alice Gold, a ready made summer anthem and an introduction to his second full-length album.
EXIT are also welcoming MistaJam, the mutli-genre music pioneer from BBC Radio 1 and 1xtra's “The Key to the Underground”. Mistajam is a three time winner of the Sony Academy Award. He champions artists from a variety of music genres through his daily radio shows, with an intention to fill the gap between mainstream and genre-oriented audience.
Another performance will satisfy the needs of all electro fans. Jon Convex, known for his D’n’B works within the project “Instra:mental“, where Convex is joined by Boddika. While Trevino, known in the D’n’B circles as Marcus Intalex steps up on Happynovisad Stage.
Finally, the opening night of the festival will also welcome Benjamin Damage & Doc Daneeka, a duo whose genre is defined as a mixture of UK rhythms dominant in their individual work, with stunning vocals by Abigail Wyles with a convincing background of Berlin techno. Their latest album 'They!Live' earned high critical acclaim.
Date: Thu, 12th – Sun, 15th July
Venu: Petrovaradin Fortress, Novi Sad, Serbia
Head to Exit Festival's website for more info and tickets.