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Longitude Guide – Schedule, Picks And Site Map

The forecast is perfect for Longitude’s debut this weekend in Marlay Park, 53.2775° N, 6.2697° W.

So as the sun shines on this urban festival who are the ones worth catching and which clashes have left you dejected since the timetable was released on Tuesday? This line-up is full of indie heavy-hitters and must see dance acts so there are bound to be some tough decisions, last minute darts and groups sent their separate ways only to converge in the Bacardi Tent – yes the trappings include an Oakheart Bacardi Bar where good tunes are guaranteed for the weekend – afterwords to boast and gloat about each others respective right choices.

Timetable for Longitude Festival in Marley Park

Here is my selections and some songs thrown in to send those who need convincing in the right direction.

Friday

Matt Corby: 17:15-18:00

For those with an Aussie inclination this pony-tailed fairer-sex magnet will appeal to your acoustic senses but there’s a much better native clashing with him; that is if you’re more one man and a set of decks rather than one man and a guitar type of person. But you will be missing this.

 

Mmoths: 17:30- 18:00

That native is Jack Colleran, a Newbridge teenager who has carved out quite a name for himself with his two EPs under the moniker Mmoths. He delivers understated yet supremely confident, textured and atmospheric electronic tracks that belie his age. Check out the rich future of ambient electronic music in Ireland, here’s his latest EP release Diaries to give you a taster.

Django Django: 18:00-19:00

Great debut album that I wrote about previously on this blog check it out here. They should deliver a blistering set.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDjpOrlfh0Y

Foals: 19:30-20:45

Their third album, Holy Fire, is a coming of age for these maturing indie rock stars as they exude a real confidence in this latest release. Expect them to soar with hits such as Inhaler and My Number perfectly primed for the festival circuit.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJ_PMvjmC6M

Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs: 21:30-22:45

Orlando Higginbottom is behind TEED and the unusual names only serve as an intro to this electro producer’s truly sui-generis live show. There will be lasers, weirdness and yes, dancing dinosaurs and unless you’re moving you really shouldn’t be at this one. Lets hope the sort of invention that typifies this dance producer’s style never goes extinct in music.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJ_PMvjmC6M

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Saturday

Gold Panda: 18:45-19:30

One of the many fine electro acts that came on my radar courtesy of Nialler9.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aV0Ky0ijGNc

Trentmoeller: 20:00-21:00

This Danish Electronic music producer has given us a gem of an album and I’m looking forward to catching him live.

Villagers: 19:30-20:45

Off the back of a successful tour of the States Conor O’Brien and his band are back on home soil to satisfy a forever swelling audience with their pitch perfect vocals and intricate melodies.

Vampire Weekend: 21:15-22:45

These precocious New York kids personified indie cool since they formed in 2006 but they’re no longer kids and their output is maturing along with them. Similar to Foals, this third album sees them cross an artistic precipice that many thought was beyond their reach. If they continue to defy their critics who write them off as mere pop hipsters – which they have done with Modern Vampires of the City – then these guys will push funky indie pop boundaries in intellectually stimulating ways for many records to come. On the new album they’ve kept that distinctively fun sound while taking on bigger & bolder ideas.

Paul Kalkbrenner: 21:30-22:45

The Kalkbrenner brothers are synonymous with the world renowned Berlin House & club music scene. The two brothers only became real superstars after the Berlin Calling film released in 2008 and the soundtrack to that film that included the huge commercial hit Sky & Sand. Their output has remained true to their techno club roots; the dancefloor is their compass.

While Fritz is emulating his older brother with his first full length album release in October, Paul is the more experienced of the siblings with a slew of albums to his name. They all flesh out his inherent love of dance music and German techno with few lyrics to distract listeners from the blissful beats. Although, as we can see with this track, when he does enlist a vocal it is used to perfectly enunciate the feel of the music. Even with the horrible clash, this remains a highlight of the weekend.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XINlEYXA3k0

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Sunday

Mark Lanegan: 16:30-17:30

Ex Queens of the Stone Age vocalist Mark Lanegan has made an impressive solo career for himself releasing Blues Funeral in 2012 and another album of covers due out in September called Imitations. One of the few remaining musicians that conjures up the mystic Tom Waits vocal style – raw & captivating – he should be on your list of must sees.

Here he is collaborating with Moby on a single this year, check out the beautiful sparse desert landscape that matches his vocals perfectly.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SO0qSfxqyk

Hot Chip: 18:00-19:00

Did somebody say disco? These boys are at the peak of their creative powers – Joe Goddard and Alexis Taylor are a magic combo. Their 2012 album In Our Heads is superb, I reviewed it on the blog previously and since then it has only grown on me having seen them live on Sunday at Electric Picnic.

Be ready for this one.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GOZjlwIwfk

Flume: 18:45-19:40

Triple J is an Australian radio station that sets the tone for an isolated music culture that still manages to flourish.

It is eclectic in that it gives Matt Corby the number 2 spot whilst making this 20 year old world famous by making him their number 1 and rightly so.

Whatever music they recommend from Down Under is worth checking out, but especially this guy.

SBTRKT: 20:00-21:00

The type of innovative producer that the powers fear. Pushing sound boundaries.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdUINbi4wSY

Kraftwerk: 21:15-22:45

This will be amazing and Amazing in 3D.

Kraftwerk’s 3D Show

Kraftwerk are to electronic music what the Beatles are to music. They are pioneers who mockingly predicted mans’ reliance on computers at a time when an Apple was still edible. Go see this show because you’ll talk about far into a Kraftwerk-predicted future.

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