DGTL – the notorious festival that opens our festival seasons in March – has announced the first two batches of names. As usual during the Easter holiday April 15th and 16th, DGTL Amsterdam setting is the industrial landmark NDSM Werf (NDSM Docklands), the historic site where the Dutch capital’s colossal shipping wharf used to be. Enclosed by multiple warehouses and its spacious open terrain, the NDSM Werf has been the trusted location for DGTL since day one.
It seems this year the festival curation is aiming to balance its getting to be built reputation of a heavier techier sounding artists, inviting Motor City Drum Ensemble – the renowned as a selector of grooves (even though still very versatile), the versatile magician DJ Koze or Gerd Janson who will play back-to-back with Move D. However, they will be joined by the rather regular guests Adriatique, Dixon and the highly awaited performances by the amazing Max Cooper and Moscoman. Definitely one to keep an eye on Kobosil (live), HOWLING (live) and Midland, who had a skyrocketing past year. On top of that the Dutch techno icon Speedy J.
In addition to the initial line-up, also Maceo Plex and Âme will be joining the big leads together with Berlin’s Rødhåd – who is well known for delivering ascending loops of techno, a live performance from the eargasmic Austrian duo HVOB, the Italian old-soul Massimiliano Pagliara, and, worth a mention, an intriguing back-to-back set by the free-spirited Jennifer Cardini and the raw Swedish house specialist Axel Boman, one of the three heads of Studio Barnhus, the second head being Kornél Kovács. DGTL invited the genre blending Italian friends Mind Against, Porto’s finest export Trikk, Amsterdam native duo Weval, and to top off the list the aesthetic legend Tiga will be present.
Here’s the trailer: