FOR Festival is stoked to announce even more fun stuff to add to your daily FOR schedule. In addition to the live evening performances at Veneranda, and the late-night dance parties on island carpe diem Beach, today we announce a series of day parties. You'll be able to spend your afternoons warming up at venues Hula Hula Bar and Jerolim (which is clothing optional for the naturalists amongst us), with a rotating cast of DJs and characters from the wider line-up.
And for the diehards in our midst - we'll be hosting after parties at local spot Pink Champagne, from 4am until close each night. Keep the party going with our residents Cookie, Buzdovan & surprise guests.
Super producer Mark Ronson brings his supreme cuts to FOR Festival next week. In this video he shares some of his DJ philosophies along with memories of getting Prince up off his set, playing with Q-Tip and the music that inspired the initial sessions with Amy Winehouse. With a collection this massive, who knows what records he'll pack for his Croatian sojourn.
DFA family members Factory Floor have a reputation for turning their disorientating body music and industrial experiments into a phenomenal live force. Next week this unmistakeable groove will be transported from the trio's isolated North London warehouse origins to the paradisiacal Mediterranean landscape of FOR Festival. We prepare for the close quarters hang out (the festival is limited to 2500 tickets), breaking the ice with a few questions about the band's aesthetic and ambitions, over a shadowy mixtape pieced together by synthesist Dominic Butler.
Here's a nice limited edition conceived by Sydney-based graphic designer Steele Bonus. 'Odd Waves' is a new 32-page risograph printed book, documenting an international movement of New Wave outsiders circa 1979-1985.
Through fuzzy photographic portraits lifted from obscure record covers that were only admired in tiny editions, a loose narrative is told, contrasting pop wannabes and art school punks. The corresponding mix CD is total madness too - Eastern European disco, narcotic Neue Deutsche Welle and naive DIY.
Only 300 copies exist and are available at Colette.
HTRK's conscious creeper 'Psychic 9-5 Club' has been spinning perpetually at Modular HQ, emitting its panning dub sonics and numbing vocal purrs. If you're yet to experience it, pull over the warm blanket of singles 'Give It Up' and 'Blue Sunshine' and surrender to the rest.
Ahead of the Melbourne-Sydney duo's Modulations show with Liars on Friday 6 June (tickets still available here), we chat to Jonnine Standish and Nigel Yang about interactions with psychics, straying in New Mexico and their ambitious range of merchandise. Cue the amazing playlist of mourning house and termite infested techno.
FOR Festival is now only 10 days away and we're sitting here restless, anticipating the moonlight magic that Erol Alkan will drop alongside DARKSIDE, Haim, Erlend Øye, Kelela, Psychemagik and more. The London based DJ has a heady history DJing bugged out sets, promoting his infamous club night Trash and running Phantasy Sound, the label that has fostered the careers of Daniel Avery, Chilly Gonzales and kiwi oddball Connan Mockasin. Here we reflect on one of Erol's finest recordings - an epic beauty that reworks Connan's bliss to go on and on and on and on and on. For more eternal moments, buy a ticket to paradise here.
Klaxons leak their classified footage of extraterrestrial life as the video for 'Show me A Miracle', beamed down by directors Alex Lee and Kyle Wightman (Iggy Azalea, Ta-Ku, Foster The People, Angel Haze). After watching this, we'll definitely be listing The Church of Klaxons as our religious affiliation in the next census.
Modular release 'Love Frequency', Klaxon's 3rd album produced with James Murphy, Erol Alkan, Gorgon City and Chemical Brothers' Tom Rowlands, on Friday 13 June.
Possibly the greatest movie never made? In the mid-70s, Chilean-French filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky, the limitless imagination behind cult acid flicks El Topo and The Holy Mountain, dared to bring Frank Herbert's sci-fi epic Dune to life. He set out to recruit his fantasy lineup, including genius French illustrator Moebius and Alien designer H.R. Grigor, cast members Orson Welles, Salvador Dali, Mick Jagger and Amanda Lear, and animated prog giants Pink Floyd and Magma. Racking up millions of dollars in pre-production costs with a script that would result in a 10-hour film, the rug was pulled before a single shot commenced. A lapsed licensed then enabled David Lynch's grotesque vision of the novel. This fascinating walk through the doomed project's process will leave you sleepless wondering "what if?".
Neneh Cherry has been remixed by the cream of the crop over her lengthy career, with the likes of Massive Attack, Kevin Saunderson, Masters At Work, Lindstrom & Prins Thomas, Air and Fourtet all jumping at the opportunity to reinterpret her wonder. Falcon & Fabian had a secret weapon on their chill 90s breakbeat take on 'Buddy X' - a rare verse from none other than Biggie Smalls in one of his earliest features. Way to trump the rest. Hoping Neneh and her band RocketNumberNine play 'Buddy X' amongst the classics at FOR Festival, as the sun sets over the Croatian island of Hvar.
Kelis' Food finds the incredible voice return to the humble beginnings that Got Your Money and Kaleidoscope deservedly fast tracked. The Le Cordon Bleu graduate's cuisine-themed 6th album was recorded with Dave Sitek of TV On The Radio, released by iconic indie Ninja Tune and launched with a pop-up food truck at SXSW, which dolled out duck confit sliders and jerk ribs. Deliciously rich with vulnerable vocals, live horns, gospel organ and trip hop electronics, Food has the lingering presence of a classic soul and funk record, maintaining a modern touch. Ahead of her three date Australian tour, Kelis sent through a list of inspiring disco, lounge and RnB which we've jazzed into a running mixtape. She was kind enough to share some of her studio and kitchen experiences in our interview too.
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