Croatia Rocks Festival 2015 – Rudimental – Papaya Club, Zrce-Pag, Croatia
IBIZA ROCKS IS COMING TO CROATIA! Papaya club continues to make big partnerships with the top european brands. This time we are taking the music and entertainment of Zrce Beach to an even bigger level by bringing one of the most popular nightlife brands of the magical island of Ibiza. This is a festival first for Rocks and will take place on Croatia’s most famous party beach, Zrce, from Monday 20th – Thursday 23rd July 2015 at clubs Papaya and Aquarius. By having the balls to push the boundaries, Ibiza Rocks broke the mould in 2005 by bringing live bands to Ibiza, challenging the status quo and changing the musical landscape of the island forever. Against all the odds Ibiza suddenly had its most exciting new offering in decades and a new generation of like minded music lovers and bands looking on Ibiza in a whole new light. Ten years on and Ibiza Rocks is the leading live music promoter in Ibiza and the No.1 youth holiday operator with hotels, a travel company, bars, diners, retail stores, a massive live music and event programme across multiple venues. http://www.ibizarocks.com/history/ Join us at our first CROATIA ROCKS FESTIVAL ; 4 days & nights of live music, DJs, beach parties, boat parties and dancing under the stars. 1st LINE UP ANNOUNCEMENT: LIVE: Clean Bandit Jungle Kate Tempest Kwabs Shura Black Honey Anushka Black Honey The Bulletproof Bomb MORE MUSIC FROM: B.Traits Blonde Doorly DJ Luck & MC Neat Eton Messy DJs Friend Within Hannah Wants Jaymo & Andy George Karma Kid Lxury Mak & Pasteman Monki Toyboy & Robin Tom Shorterz Shy FX Soul Clap Waze & Odyssey DJs: Rudimental Zane Lowe Wilkinson SPECIAL GUEST: Fatboy Slim PLUS MANY MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED! POOL & BOAT PARTIES HOSTED BY: Bastard Pop Black Butter Records Brooklyn Zoo Data Transmission Digital Soundboy Eton Messy Ibiza Rocks Allstars Moda Black Monki & Friends Nightvision Propaganda Cubed Reggae Roast Running Wild Shut The Front Door Wayf TICKET INFO: http://croatiarocks.com/ Rudimental Bursting out of London’s underground music scene with its thrilling world of pirate radio, crude DJ set ups, improvised studios, and bleeding edge beats come Rudimental (Piers Aggett, Kesi Dryden, Amir Amor and Leon Rolle): A pioneering melting-pot collective who have taken the British music scene by storm, championed for their uncompromising approach to music-making whilst avoiding rigid classification. Full biography: You’ve probably heard them — from their huge drum & bass-meets-soul anthem and No. 1 single ‘Feel The Love’; their ‘Later… with Jools Holland’ TV performance; their historic BBC Radio 1 Hackney Weekend extravaganza (which saw their second ever live show become the most shared performance of the entire festival); or been immersed in the thrilling energy of their live shows, DJ sets or groundbreaking videos. Rudimental have achieved global recognition among tastemakers at lightning speed — starting when The XX blogged Rudimental’s airy soulful house offering ‘Spoons’ in February. Taking a “traditional” songwriting approach as much as an electronic one in their music making, Rudimental mix live instrumentation (Hammond, Rhodes, horns, live bass etc) with digital programming. As Rudimental’s Piers says, “our sound is organic. It’s the result of years of raving, listening to pirate radio, listening to dubs, to tapes older brothers would bring home, and being inspired by all of it. We’re products of our individual musical journeys and of London”. While Kesi (keyboard player/percussionist) is a self-confessed hip hop head, former Deja Vu FM DJ, Piers (Hammond, keys) names jazz and blues as influences alongside grime artists like Dizzee Rascal. Leon (DJ) remembers using his dinner money to purchase the latest vinyl and attributes the band’s success to an ability to retool and subvert the best of UK underground music (garage, grime, dubstep, drum & bass) in their own style. Fellow band mate Amir (guitar and keys), grew up in Camden and won a PRS song writing award in 2001. He spent the winnings on a guitar and via a mentoring scheme, met Plan B who taught him how to play his first chords aged 16. He went on to earn nods as one of NME ‘Top 20 Hottest Producers’. Amir says of the Rudimental sound: “The unifying thing is the soul influence and the bass influence, those two things are always there” “Rudimental” (so-named after the Rudiments book of piano exercises Kesi’s music teacher drilled him on as a child) write as a group pulling from one another’s strengths. The result of this sound-clash style is bubbling with energy, with thick, layered basslines, live instruments, and contagious hooks that both reflects London and translates outside the city. Human, yet cutting-edge music, it creates a strong connection with the listener: as Piers says “It’s important for us to tell a story as much as we can about the things we’re passionate about — what’s happening on a grassroots level in cities, because that’s where we come from”. This is something the band have espoused in the brilliant promo films for the singles ‘Feel The Love’ and ‘Not Giving In’ : respectively documenting the horse-riding lifestyle of North Philadelphia’s Fletcher Street and the perilous yet vibrant culture of Manila’s slums. It is these fundamental human and emotional aspects coupled with sonic experimentation that has created some of the most forward-looking music and videos this year. Freeing themselves from one specific sound, and the shackles of creating electronic music with a laptop, the boys take influence from each others varying musical strengths and their unifying starting point (Hackney). Around them in Hackney the band have found a well of untapped talent — be that ‘Feel The Love’s’ vocalist John Newman or trumpeter extraordinaire Mark Crown. This extended family, or wider orbiting collective, reads like a who’s who of emerging UK talent — MNEK, Syron, Sinead Harnett — but also includes a wealth of musicians: brass players, percussionists, string players. The result on stage sounds, and feels, like a genuine carnival: brimming with spontaneous energy and infectious to all. During an Olympic year that has catapulted the culture, talent and passion of Hackney to the forefront of Britain’s if not the World’s consciousness, Rudimental have brought an injection of life to the charts and made an indelible mark on British pop culture in a short few months. This heralds a rich album from the band in the New Year. As the band say “What unites us all really is our love of soulfulness on the dance floor. We want people to dance and to feel something”. This band of writers, musicians and DJs are an example of possessing that rare thing: a collective of innovators seamlessly coming together and striking gold.