As Rock Werchter, a supermarket with a comprehensive offer, it is Dour, a slightly deranged world shop where the best things under the counter are sold. We will gladly give you our shopping list.
Wednesday 11 July
The opening day is one on his Pukkelpops, with a limited program and only a few stages. But a parents evening, you can not call, even if only because Stephen and David Dewaele their sentence were allowed to do with Le Labo. The most versatile musical brothers of the country made it a labelavond of their brainchild DeeWee and bring, among others, duo Asa Moto, Wwwater-singer Charlotte Adigéry and Boris ‘Bolis Pupul’ Zeebroek some of their poulains for DeeWee. Exit do them by themselves, under their mysterious alias Sounds.
Rather two girls than two guys to the power? Then, please refer to as Juicy, two Brussels girls whose names becoming deafening rondzoemt. Samenzingend on his Ibeyi’s they bring songs full of ovary power – they have invented, not we – soaked in a clever and urbanbeats. For those that haven’t checked at Couleur Café or Les Ardentes, this is your chance!
You get the same evening also the chance to a grateful silent prayer in the direction of Coldplay to focus, something like: “Dear Chris Martin, thank you to work together with Jon Hopkins, so that this transverse electronics genius, time and space got to Immunity, perhaps the best technoplaat of 2018 until now, and live at Dour to play, so that I dansbenen from day one to the radishes can help.” Well, we do but a proposal.
Thursday, July 12
Booba late on his recent album Trône hear why he is the godfather of the French rap. Elie but even such as he is really called, is already years child at home with the family Of Laeken – you immediately know where Roméo Elvis and Angèle, the mustard got. Watch the Trône, we think.
Same day prices we would like to have a French-speaking rapper, but one of his own breeding: – Isha. That Brussels worked for two years with refugees in daklozenorganisatie samu social, and makes a kind gangstervariant on the hip-hop of Roméo Elvis.
No better festival than Dour to good Walloon bands to check out. In that category we like to Run Sofa , a duo from Charleroi that are light, ironic, indie-pop with lo-fi vibe free and cheerful all sides from the reels. Their first ep smoke to good indie, but with their latest roll Say. is the group really interesting.
Friday, July 13
Mura Masa, the British it-producer that last year at Rock Werchter and Pukkelpop showed how a sophisticated elektrofeestje builds, scrambling now, quite rightly, just after Soulwax headlining the mainstage of Dour. Perhaps without Charli XCX, Damon Albarn, and A$ap Rocky, but with the hits that he made them.
Also Bass Source, the man at the buttons in the Youth of Today, turns his hand to a festivalanthem more or less, but after his hours of dives as Fatima Yamaha like the night in with elektrohooks for the head, the heart and the loins. You think nothing of him to know? Wait until ie What’s a Girl to Do it throws.
And then there’s Danielle Balbuena aka 070 Shake, an American of 21 that meerapt on Ye Kanye West, Daytona Pusha T and Nasir of Nas. Or they only can find at Dour, where she was ep Glitter presents.
Saturday, July 14
Altin on that day was, at least according to our Dutch colleagues of 3voor12, one of the great surprises of the last edition of Best Kept Secret. The group combines psychrock à la King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, or the early Tame Impala with Turkish influences to a passionate ode to Anatolian music, say but sixtiesrock on the oriental manner.
‘Hiphapa’, refers to the in Madrid raised Argentine Nathy Peluso its blend of trap, r&b, soul and jazz. Our very own hiphopprinses Blu Samu, which in its previous passage in Belgium, her support act was allowed to take care of, is already a big fan. Let’s get Spanish is the message.
Or let’s get hard, dark and minimal, when you for the raging rave of Paula Temple and Rebekah . Both ladies are British, are already more than twenty years behind the turntables and play the night is guaranteed to shreds with pumping techno of the highest level. Found eat for whom headliner Paul Kalkbrenner is a pussy.
Sunday 15 July
Rex Orange County, the lofi bedroom-popproject of Alex O’Connor. The 20-year-old Brit was already to hear on Flower Boy of Tyler, the Creator, shared the stage with Skepta and Frank Ocean and kicked it to the runner-up in BBC’s Sound of 2018. Promising, and so be sure the check is worth.
Even the check-in worth: KOKOKO!, a collective from Kinshasa that tradition and contemporary dance music rhymes with the help of their homemade instruments. Our man argued at Sónar in Barcelona, how the quartet live energetic costs serves little more than an old typewriter, a couple of music players, and a lot of schroothoopijzer.
For the most exciting rock concert of the day, you again in Lysistrata , a French trio that you can believe in hardcore, and mathrock, and the darkness of Joy Division to the precision of Battles links. The sum of the parts is nothing more or nothing less than an instrumental punch in the kidneys. ‘A revelation’, kapittelde our reviewer at the showcase festival Eurosonic Noorderslag.
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