KappaFutur keeps getting better year on year. The festival takes place in Parco Dura in Turin, Italy, the European Motor City that has a nice industrial feel, perfectly harking back to the roots of techno.
This year it took place from July 7th to 8th and all three stages were bumping from start to finish. Names like Timo Maas, The Martinez Brothers, Kölsch, Apparat, Solomun, Adam Beyer, Marco Faraone, Stacey Pullen, Luciano, Fatboy Slim and Jamie Jones & Seth Troxler played, so here we look back at five if the best sets you can relive thanks to BE-AT.TV.
The Swiss Chilean master is enjoying something of a renaissance right now. His stripped back techno sounds still have plenty of Latin flair and vocals, stringy percussion and a drawn out sense fo tension to them, and they are still sending people wild. He plays on Day 2 during the day time and the vast hangar is packed from to back with fan boys and girls who lap it up.
The Martinez Brothers
This energetic New York pair bounce about in the booth as much as people dance about on the floor in front of them. Their dynamic selections are utterly smooth and well thought out as abstract graphics float by on the giant screens next to them. They play a taught brand of house that gets ever more wild and tech in nature, and keep the thousands-strong crowd happy throughout.
Kompakt’s mature and melodic techno talent Kölsch took the Kappa crowd on a wild ride through pumping drums and whirring machine sounds. The giant speaker stacks really delivered his grooves in crystal clear clarity and as the set moved on, the visuals got more energetic to match the beats and the crowd get ever looser.
The big techno titan Paco Osuna knows how to get a huge crowd to connect with him and his music, and that was exactly the case as he stepped up to play the Burn Energy Drink Stage. He had everyone on his wavelength before he began to crank it up.
Hot Since 82
Barnsley boy Hot Since 82 suprer-sized his house sound for this set on the Burn stage. He dropped huge tracks with huge kicks and huge synths that really made a mark and offered a warm, heartfelt alternative to plenty of the techno all around him. This stage always offers something different and this was no different,