Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Electric Elephant Festival, Croatia 2010 - Line-up

Electric Elephant Festival - Aug 27th - 29th
Petrcane, Croatia.


Cosmic Spiritual Fun on the Adriatic Sea

We are still waiting on final confirmations of our live headliners for Friday & Sunday (fingers crossed etc etc, we got some biggies) plus a few more DJ & live artists too. Rather than keeping you waiting, we’ve decided we’ll let you know the lineup so far! The rest can then become an exciting bonus…Acts confirmed so far include:

LIVE: The Phantom Band – Soundstream - Jesca Hoop - Plugs – Architeq – Table - Hannah Peel

DJ’S: Francois K (Deep Space/Wave Music) - Andrew Weatherall - Juan Maclean (DFA) - Todd Terje – Prosumer - Richard Norris & Leo Elstob (The Time & Space Machine Vs WigWam) - The Unabombers - Hunee - Ashley Beedle –- Beppe Loda - Ramadanman (Hessle Audio) - Chris Duckenfield - Kelvin Andrews – Lowlife - Bill Brewster - Matthew & Jolyon – Michael Cook – Aficionado - Moonboots & Jason Boardman - Naïve Melody – Elliott Dobbs – Bad Passion - Crowhead (Attic Records) – Phil South (No Ordinary Monkey NYC) - Doodlebug - Ruf Dug – Howard Monk (The Local) - Francis Wooff (That Amazing Thing) - Rashid Khan (Content, Casa) Billy Scurry (Dublin)

Plus more to be announced.

Friday 27th – Sunday 29th August 2010
The Garden, Petrçane, Croatia

Tickets: £80


The Live Artists

The Phantom Band. Piccadilly Records honoured them with Album of the Year and simply said “The Phantom Band are truly out on their own. A quite fitting, and truly exceptional album of the year”.

Electonic music comes to the live stage via Berlin’s Frank Timm in his Soundstream guise, also known to many as Soundhack and one half of duo Smith n Hack. Soundstream finds Timm’s never-ending love for disco and refined house music come to the fore as he chops, dismembers, deconstructs and mills - until he drops. Architeq is a 23 year-old London-based producer of a unique cosmic/electronic hiphop sound, happily taking you on a journey from King Tubby through to Carl Craig, or as Boomkat neatly put it “Danielle Baldelli directing Sly & Robbie”. His debut album Gold & Green was released recently on Tirk.

Plugs are a London-based three-piece made-up of front-man/guitarist Morgan Quaintance (of ‘does it offend you, yeah’ fame), bass player David Chin and Boomer Opperman on drums. First single That Number, released on People In The Sky, was Zane Lowe's ‘Hottest Record in the World’ and Single of the Week everywhere from Radio 2 to 6 Music.

Folk and acoustic sounds continue to play a vital role at Electric Elephant. Jesca Hoop’s ‘Hunting My Dress’ has been hailed as one of 2009's finest debuts and with fans such as Tom Waits who said ”Her music is like going swimming in a lake at night" and Elbow’s Guy Garvey with whom she has toured as World support, who are we to argue. Table who are from Manchester are led by songwriter David O’Dowda, who has supported Peter Gabriel in his European tour, combs together different strands of modern folk music to create something new and wonderful. Hannah Peel hales from Liverpool, and takes the delicate sounds of music boxes and a raft of other instruments to concoct gently enchanting suites, which seem to meld the repeated melody patterns of Steve Reich and the twinkling poise of Colleen.

And there’s more still to come…..

The DJ’s

Francois K the legendary New York City based Producer & DJ considered by many as one of the forefathers of house music headlines Friday night with a 3 hour Deep Space set on the main stage, Juan Maclean brings the sound of DFA after huge success last year with his debut album “The Future Will Come” and soon to be released mix for DJ – Kicks and Andrew Weatherall was so blown away after last year, he’s back to treat the festival with two sets including a very special balearic sunset beach bar set and will bring the festival to a late night jackin close on Sunday in the club.

Richard Norris & Leo Elstob join forces to present a unique The Time and Space Machine Vs Wig Wam 4 hour one-off DJ set of warped pyschedelia and spaced out disco from the cosmos on the beach terrace. Internationally renowned balearic disco king Todd Terje will be keeping beach terrace revellers dancing into the night and will be the special guest on the Aficonado Boat Party. Italian DJ Beppe Loda, is a pioneer of DJ culture, from his first gig in 1973 he went on to become resident at Typhoon (near Brecia) from 1980 to 1987, pioneering the “Afro Cosmic” sound, which still to this day rocks dancefloors just like he does.

The futuristic House sounds of Berlin come in three’s in addition to Soundstream DJ sets come from Prosumer the resident at currently on of the World’s hottest clubs Panorama Bar and a regular at Robert Johnson, Fabric, Paradiso, Watergate, Weekend and Rex Club and exciting new producer Hunee who fuses the physicality of house music with the experimentation of the best alternative disco, evoking the likes of Arthur Russell or Daniel Wang, making a gorgeous, abstract mess of melodies and rhythms, it really will be house music all night long! Staying with the future Ramadanman head honcho of one of the hottest dubstep labels Hessle Audio, and with releases on Soul Jazz will be bringing the main stage Funktion 1 soundsystem to life!

At the beating heart of the Electric Elephant is its founding father Electric Chair and of course its residents The Unabombers, who once again headline the main stage on Saturday night. Ashley Beedle played Electric Chair so many times he was almost a resident and he brings with him that basement soul magic from soundsystem reggae to diva soul through to sonic Detroit techno, alongside two other Electric Chair regulars Kelvin Andrews and Chris Duckenfield.

Completing the current DJ lineup are UK club collectives including London’s Lowlife, Bad Passion & The Local. Manchester brings us Naïve Melody, Aficionado and also DJ’s Crowhead (Attic Records), Ruf Dug, Doodlebug, Rashid Khan (Content) and Francis Wooff (That Amazing Thing)

more DJ’s to be announced…


Electric Elephant is an escape, an adventure, a musical getaway, a meeting of like-minded souls set within the little white washed fishing village of Petrcane on the beautiful Adriatic coast of Croatia.

Relax in the sunshine or beneath the pines, swim in the sea and dance into the night under moonlit skies amidst breathtaking surroundings. For families, it’s a perfect place to bring the kids and unwind on the beach through the day and into the evening, for others it’s a chance to let loose and party with soul mates old and new.

Electric Elephant is a wonderfully wild mix of musicalness, international dj’s and live acts, ranging from blissed out balearica, sound system reggae, acoustic-folk and psychedelia to electronica, sunshine latin and soul, through spaced out disco and house, techno and late night futuristic jackin. Its all there in beautiful harmony.

There’s more.
Boat Parties too. A magical big old boat called the Argonaughty sets sail twice a day with a couple of hundred revellers partying into the twilight, pure cosmic spiritual fun on the Adriatic sea. There’s Late Night Cinema, The World Famous Pub Quiz, Massage Area, Volley Ball, Kids Playground & more all within the festival grounds

Petrcane itself is a village of good, kind people and evening markets and rustic restaurants serving fresh fish caught that day and olive oil fresh from the local groves.

There are plenty of places to rest your head. Old cottages and villas on the sea front are available for hire and theres even Camping in the woods.

Sailing boats can chartered and explore the mystical islands. Stunning national parks, waterfalls and mountains are all a short distance away. The old coastal city of Zadar with its is only a bus or taxi ride away

This is a beautiful place. It's enchanting. You'll fall in love...
Into the light, into the sun, free your mind……


Adult Weekend Tickets - £80.00
Age 12 & Under Child Weekend Tickets : FREE ENTRY NO TICKET REQUIRED NB: All under 18s must be accompanied by a Ticket-holding parent or guardian over the age of 21

Electric Elephant Tickets available now from :
www.gigantic.com (10% of profits go to Oxfam) / 0115 959 7908 (+44 115 959 7908 from outside the UK)

www.ticketweb.co.uk / 08444 771 000


Electric Elephant 27th - 29th 2010.
Adult Weekend Tickets : £80.00
Age 12 & Under Child Weekend Tickets : FREE ENTRY NO TICKET REQUIRED
NB: All under 18s must be accompanied by a Ticket-holding parent or guardian over the age of 21.

All Tickets:

Will incur a booking fee.
Do not include entry to boat parties
Are non-transferable and cannot be re-sold
There will be no day tickets for Electric Elephant

Ticket includes entry to nightclub though capacity is limited so entry cannot be guaranteed.

CONTACT US: info@electricelephant.co.uk
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Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Electric Chair Presents End Of year Riot

electric chair presents…

end of year riot

back to basements

a party for misfits, losers underdogs and dandys.

we have invited some of our finest heroes and darkest villains to create four rooms and six hours of underground rioting. Uniting all the travelling clans, oddballs and disko asbos under one roof.

you know what to do, you know when to do it

let loose…theres a riot going on!

legends, manchester.

sunday december 27th

10pm – 4am

Electric Chair Saved My Life:

Unabombers (Electric Chair)

Greg Wilson (Credit To The Edit)


Voodoo House Chamber:

Harri & Domenic Cappello (Sub Club, Glasgow)

Trusme (Prime Numbers)

Development DJ’s: Tom Lynch & Chris Fienmann

The Shack:

Zed Bias

Illum Sphere (Hoya:Hoya)

Jonny Dub (Hoya:Hoya)

Kelvin Brown (Eyes Down/Electric Chair)

Irish Mash (Hot Milk)

One Deck Piano Lounge:

Jason Boardman (Aficionado)

Krysko (The Warehouse Project)

Crowhead aka Woody (Attic Records)

Stefano (Disco Outcasts)

Rik Moran (tothebone)

Darren Greene (MVITA)

there will be an early doors warm up session at electrik in chorlton, starting at 2pm with music by special guest DJ’s, to be announced.

every end of year riot ticket holder will get a free glass of prosecco from the bar!


£15 early bird available until December 1st.

£17 thereafter. More on the door.

Ticket Outlets:

www.gigantic.com (10% of profits go to Oxfam)




Piccadilly Records, Manchester. 0161 8398088

Electrik Bar, Chorlton (No booking fee!!!)


6 Whitworth Street


M1 3QW

0161 236 5400


Email: ask@electriks.co.uk

Phone: 0161 2785650

And to get the ball rolling for the Riot we have got some mixes available for your listening pleasure, courtesy from some of the names of this years line-up. Fill your boots...

Illum Sphere DJ Mix

Kelvin Brown DJ Mix

Thursday, 9 July 2009

Unabombers Live On The Main Stage @ Electric Elephant 2008

A 2 part mix available to download here for everyone just to get you all in the mood for next months festival!

Recorded live during their set on the main stage this is The Unabombers @ Electric Elephant 2008.

Unabombers live from Main Stage part 1

Unabombers live from Main Stage part 2

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Horse Meat Disco Hot Mix

Following the label’s acclaimed ‘Disco Not Disco’ and ‘Disco Italia’ releases during 2008-9, Strut teams up with one of London’s leading disco collectives, Horse Meat Disco, for their hotly anticipated debut compilation release.

We are pleased to have been sent a 30 min promo mix from the guys at Horse Meat Disco which we are able to send out as a stream here for your listening pleasure!
So kick back, relax & prepare for some disco funk courtesy of Horse Meat Disco.

Horse Meat Disco Promo Mix


Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Unabombers @ East Village, Free Giveaway and Luke Unabombers Spotify Playlist

Unabombers continue their residency at East Village this weekend and joining them behind the 1's & 2's will be Mudd, the brainchild behind the Claremont 56 record label who's philosophy is to release music that doesn’t have a short shelf life and that doesn’t aim for the next big trend, it is to simply release music that has been lovingly crafted and genuinely felt.

East Village
89 Great Eastern St,
9pm - 4am £8 before 11pm, £10 after


Having found the world of Spotify, Luke Unabomber has supplied us with his 2nd playlist, this one entitled "Luke In Love" and it features some real corkers!

Luke In Love Spotify Playlist


Also as a nice gesture we are giving away here an exclusive edit sent to us by some guys called the UB's (?)
Be quick, click, listen, enjoy, destroy!

Watts Re-rubbed

Friday, 12 June 2009

The Birth Of Electric Elephant

Exclusive & insightful video of the birth of Electric Elephant Festival.

Friday, 29 May 2009

Beautiful Superimposers Electric Elephant inspired Mix

The lovely Superimposers played at Electric Elephant last year and created this gorgeous mix on their return. In their words:

"It's a mix of music inspired by the Electric Elephant festival. I did a bit of recording on my portable recorder while I was there and on the mix there is a live recording from the festival of John Stammers plus the ever present sound of the cicada that I also recorded.

The mix is called The Wonderfulsound Sound Libraries - The Adriactics.