I Love Techno 2014 has officially started. Though we’ll have to wait until Saturday 8 November before Flanders Expo in Ghent (Belgium) turns into the biggest club in the country, the festivities have already begun. The full line-up for I Love Techno was announced in Fuse in Brussels last night, at an exclusive party attended by Brodinski, Goldfox, Kong and 400 partygoers. I Love Techno has a top class line-up for 2014. There are thirteen new names to add to the bill: Paul Kalkbrenner , Superdiscount 3, Vitalic (DJ) , Loco Dice, Ten Walls , Paul Woolford, Gorgon City, Happa, Pfirter, Mumbai Science, Raving George, A.Brehme and Kong. Prior to that, Audion b2b Tiga, Boys Noize, Brodinski b2b Gesaffelstein, Clean Bandit, Daniel Avery b2b Erol Alkan, Dave Clarke, Dj Rush, Duke Dumont, Jamie Jones, Jeff Mills, Jimmy Edgar, Klangkarussell, Kr!z, Marco Bailey, Paula Temple, RØDHÅD, The Advent and Underworld were already announced. Tickets for I Love Techno are already selling fast on ilovetechno.be
About the new names:
With Paul Kalkbrenner we are adding a real biggie to I Love Techno’s already impressive bill. Kalkbrenner is an established superstar in the world of techno. He went global with “Sky and Sand” and his name alone is enough to fill huge concert halls, like Antwerp’s Lotto Arena last year. Fellow German, Loco Dice, is something of a figurehead for the contemporary house and techno scene, thanks to his Desolat label. He also releases hits on Richie Hawtin’s M-nus label and Sven Väth’s Cocoon. Last year the highly influential Resident Advisor put him at number 8 in the world’s top 100 DJs. Pascal Arbez-Nicolas from France, aka Vitalic, will be doing a live set at I Love Techno. Unusually for him he will be staying behind the turntables. Vitalic is also known as the “Wagner of Rave”. An accolade he has won for his steamy mix of electro, disco and techno, and his all time classic “La Rock”. Another classic is “Erotic Discourse” by Paul Woolford aka Bobby Peru. For years now Woolford has been in residence at Space in Ibiza. He currently releases his work through labels like Carl Craig’s Planet E label and Scuba’s Hotflush Recordings. And there will be a South American presence at I Love Techno 2014. Among his fans Pfirter, from Argentina, can count Marcel Dettman, Len Faki and Speedy J. In the shape of Etienne De Crécy, aka Superdiscount 3, I Love Techno has managed to snare one of the key figures in house music. The house revival has taken root and is still growing. In 1994 De Crécy joined Air and Alex Gopher to create the “French Touch”. Super Discount 2, involving Cassius, followed in 2004. De Crécy still has his edge, as we saw from his excellent set at Pukkelpop 2014. Superdiscount 3 comes out in October. New and on the verge of breakthrough are Gorgon City from England. Their debut album contains a mix of house, garage, bass music and two step. It is due in early October on the hip Black Butter Records label, which is also home to Rudimental and Clean Bandit. The future is looking good for Ten Walls. The alter ego of Marijus Adomaitis, aka Mario Basanov, scored a hat-trick of dance anthems with the singles “Gotham”, “Requiem” and “Walking With Elephants”. I Love Techno has always made room for young talent. This year is no different. At just 16 Happa has already racked up a fine set of credentials with remixes for Four Tet, Jon Hopkins and The xx. And our own home-grown talent, Mumbai Science, is on the cusp of an international breakthrough. Their debut album “Déjà vu”, issued by Lektroluv Records, features contributions from Peaches, Phuture & Gustaphe by Hercules and Love Affair. Top magazine Mixmag was exceptionally quick to report that this album is a “very strong contender for the best electro LP of the year”. Raving George is going international by releasing through Crux Records and Bad Life. Her fellow artist at Studio Brussel, Koen Galle aka Kong, is the man behind Belgium’s 22Tracks. He partners Grats to run the excellent ensemble label and organises all the festivities. A. Brehme is a regular at the Fuse club. Along with Peter Van Hoesen he is a co-resident at the Brussels Sunday afternoon concept, Technoon.
About the I Love Techno festival:
Since it started in 1995, I Love Techno has had its finger on the pulse of dance. Time and again the festival offers up a relevant, exciting menu of techno, house, electro and more. On one night of the year Flanders Expo becomes the biggest club in Belgium. 35,000 festival-goers descend on this Mecca of electronic music from all directions. This year I Love Techno will be held on Saturday 8 November in Flanders Expo in Ghent (Belgium). Tickets for I Love Techno 2014 are available at ilovetechno.be
ALL NAMES CONFIRMED FOR I LOVE TECHNO 2014 IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER
A.BREHME – AUDION b2b TIGA – BOYS NOIZE – BRODINSKI b2b GESAFFELSTEIN – CLEAN BANDIT live – DANIEL AVERY b2b EROL ALKAN – DAVE CLARKE – DJ RUSH – DUKE DUMONT live – GORGON CITY – HAPPA – JAMIE JONES – JEFF MILLS – JIMMY EDGAR – KLANGKARUSSELL dj – KONG – KR!Z – LEN FAKI – LOCO DICE – MARCO BAILEY – MUMBAI SCIENCE – PAULA TEMPLE live – PAUL KALKBRENNER live – PAUL WOOLFORD – PFIRTER – RAVING GEORGE – RØDHÅD – SUPERDISCOUNT 3 live – TEN WALLS live – THE ADVENT live – UNDERWORLD live – VITALIC dj