UO REVIEW: MS DOCKVILLEAugust 31, 2013
Hamburg’s Dockville Festival is over. Well…it ended 2 weeks ago, but the hangover lasted up until this very day. And that’s a good sign, isn’t it?
We sent our very own DE man Vincent to check out the action. Here are some words about his festival antics…
Arriving at the Nest stage felt a bit like you’ve been wandering lost through a forest for far too long, but eventually you find a beautiful clearing full of happy people, good vibes and big tunes with DJ sets from the likes of Patrick Schulze and Anika.
Anika’s set was an experimental mix of deep dub, minimal electro combined with the ambient sound of the rainforest. Joy to the world, she even played Planned Attack from the new Quasimoto Album. I lost my camera next to the stage and found it 24 hours later in the same place – good karma.
Over to the main stage, or rather… “Could you please get your elbow out of my eye stage”…
What can I say; it’s the main stage – packed with big name headliners! If you’re the type who wants to dance with two metres radius of personal space, this is not the place to be.
Here I watched Foals, Mac Miller, Crystal Fighters and the three beautiful HAIM sisters. Every minute waiting for Pittsburg’s Mac Miller to play Kool Aid & Frozen Pizza was worth it, and every elbow poke to the head was worth seeing Foals perform Balloons.
“MASCHINENRAUM” or “Trap Trippin”.
Best. Stage. Ever. There is no way you can resist a dance to these tunes. German DJ Kid Simius got the crowd crazed when he stepped away from his turntables to bang out one epic guitar solo, and West Phillie’s Baauer proved once again that he’s way more than just Mr Harlem Shake – playing one of the greatest trap sets we have ever heard.
Also, we are proud to announce that we, Urban Ambassadors, kick started Saturday’s Mosh Pit…hence the lack of photo evidence and the large amount of bruises all over our bodies the next day.
A special shout out to this guy for his awesome hat. Yes, Festival Fashion at its finest.