Two days. 24 hours of music. More than 40 DJs and artists. And a city of Turin absolutely engaged with the house and techno genres. Torino Summer Music are the three great concepts, ideas, words and festivities that converge on July 7th and 8th. We are facing the seventh (and largest) edition of the Kappa Futur Festival, an event that has become famous around the world thanks to its massive line-ups and its legendary location. We are talking about Parco Dora. Perhaps the name is not so familiar, but it seems difficult, if not impossible, that any techno music lover doesn’t immediately recognize the spot.
Drumcode label, groove music and Eric Prydz set the pace
Between Saturday and Sunday, more than 40 DJs (and some live acts) will make Turin the world capital of house, tech-house and, above all, techno music. Drumcode label’s representatives will already play a leading role on Saturday. Along with the capo Adam Beyer (one of the greatest talent scouts on the world scene), there will be the local icon Joseph Capriati, who revolutionized the Neapolitan scene and consolidated himself as one of the best DJs in the world, and also the Italians Sam Paganini and Marco Faraone, two of the best producers of the label, full of unreleased sounds and, in the case of Paganini, with his album Zenith presented last year around the globe. Not only Drumcode comes to represent the most genuine techno, so we will also have the Belgian trendy Amelie Lens, the ANTS star Andrea Oliva and the German legend Timo Maas.
Freshness, groove and happiest rhythms lovers have nothing to envy those who prefer to burn their shoes at high bpm’s. Hot Creations arrives with some of its first-line producers and selectors, such as Richy Ahmed and Patrick Topping. Eats Everything, another one of those who knows how to make the audience dance, gets from the islands. However, the biggest bombs come from the other side of the ocean with The Martinez Brothers. The New York siblings jumped from the Bronx to stardom and, now, they perform at any big-name festival.
The most curated proposals, those for progressive and slow melodies lovers, will get played by another Italian, in this case, Life And Death founder. We are talking about DJ Tennis, who in his day gave birth to one of the biggest melodic house and melodic techno trunks in the world. Solomun‘s musical selection (Diynamic leader), Kölsch‘s (one of the important Kompakt Records men), and Apparat‘s (half of the acclaimed group Moderat) are three other big claims for the Italian clubbers, as well as Giorgia Angiuli‘s live performance, which will suppose a neuralgic moment of the weekend. The use of several toys during her production processes and during her show makes seeing her act an unprecedented experience. Although, the greatest experience is the one offered by the Swede Eric Prydz. His appearance at Kappa Futur Festival has surprised many, but the fact is that Prydz (also known as Pryda, Cirez D and, recently, also under his new alias Tonja Holma) has been developing a unique audiovisual project for several years. “HOLO” is the name that receives the last phase of it and, in Turin, we’ll be able to taste some of it.
Unbridled joy on the second day
They are the most cheerful and fresh genres of house and tech-house that will set the pace on Sunday. The American Seth Troxler, the British Jamie Jones and Hot Since 82 and, of course, the Italian Marco Carola lead the team, where we’ll also find Stacey Pullen and Luciano. More emotions will be launched by the top names of house, funk and disco music. Kappa Futur Festival wanted to give representation to these styles with the trendiest Asian Peggy Gou, the German Motor City Drum Ensemble and the British Jackmaster. The techno sounds by Ilario Alicante, Paco Osuna and the German duo Pan-Pot and the industrial origins of Rødhåd, Derrick May and Robert Hood will satisfy the most daring ravers.
The most intimate and melodic versions of the genre will also be present on Sunday. The Swiss duo Adriatique will take over from Solomun on the second day, also representing the Diynamic crew. The Bulgarian KiNK arrives with which is still for (almost) all the best live on the planet, now loaded with much more techno sounds than years ago. Mr. Fingers‘s live performance, also known as the great Larry Heard, is another “must” for this Kappa Futur Festival.
Fatboy Slim will put the cherry on top. The English producer was a key piece in the revolution that electronic music experienced at the end of the last century. He moved these sounds from alternative clubs to big parties, turned an alternative phenomenon into a global trend and allowed thousands and thousands of people to gather at massive festivals to dance to the best DJs in the world. This will be his third appearance at the Kappa Futur Festival and we won’t miss it!
Where: Parco Dora (Turin)
When: July, 7th and 8th
Lineup: Adam Beyer, Adriatique, Amelie Lens, DJ Tennis, Eric Prydz, Giorgia Angiuli (live), Joseph Capriati, Marco Faraone, Sam Paganini, The Martinez Brothers, Solomun, Fatboy Slim, Ilario Alicante, KiNK (live), Luciano, Marco Carola, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Paco Osuna, Peggy Gou, Seth Troxler and more
(Cover Image: © Kappa Futur Festival)