Preview: Rhythmatic Open Air
On the 6th of August the beautiful island of Pelion, Greece will play home to the very first electronic music festival, hosted by one of London’s most exciting and long term underground raves, Rhythmatics.
Rhythmatics first began as a project hosted by two curators, Kiri and Kostas Poulos. The two twin brothers have left a firm foot print on the London music scene, hosting Rhythmatics for 9 years, and watching their fairly new project ‘Vinyl Club’ blossom.
The Open Air Festival aims to bring cutting edge artists to Pelion for two days of partying on the picturesque island, with artists providing the very best in house and techno, from labels such as Objektivity Records, Dirtybird and Herzblut Recordings. Rhythmatics events intentionally pursue a drive towards achieving versatility and steers away from following the obvious trends, making their parties unique amongst others.
Headlining day one of the festival will be New York house icon Dennis Ferrer. The Producer and mixer classes his career as a ‘right place at the right time’ affair. As the US music scene moved onto a wider spectrum of genres and sub-genres of house, the musically talented Ferrer found a small slot to slide into and watch his career grow. Heading up his home grown label Objektivity, Ferrer chooses distinctive vocal sounds, that create memorable tracks as he aims to take an ‘anything goes’ approach to the label.
Taking you on a musical journey until 5am on the Greek Island, you will also find: Alex Dimou Live, Junior Pappa, Chrissy Hope, Livesless & Alberto Solina, Scot Dech / It’sraw & Unickue, Dapeace (DJ Competition Winner).
The Sunday will be a day for the techno heads as Stephan Bodzin headlines. A staple to the techno scene the DJ who’s name is well known globally, provides what he likes to call his own style of techno . This Summer has seen Bodzin’s diary filled to the brim with gigs globally. He will arrive in Pelion after attending Panama open air festival – Cologne, so expect him to come armed with some real trippy techno.
Catz N’ Dogz will also be there to grace the decks on the Sunday. Owners of Pets Recordings the Polish duo will be supplying the island with their superior technical skills, encouraging one and other to embark on fast cuts of house music throughout their set.
On the Sunday, the final day of the festival you will also find: Echonomist, Chrissy Hope, Be Uncensored (KBLS & Rhyleb) atsou & Philip V.
With the festival lasting just two days there will be a limited amount of time to sit back and relax but this festival really is one for those that like to rave the day and night away on their feet. With impeccable settings, the best of the weather and some of the finest international artists from around the world, it really is a debut festival not to be missed!