The last edition of the MELT! Festival was the first one in a couple of year’s that I didn’t go to. Why? Because for some reason there were not enough acts in the line-up that would make the hassle of driving to Dessau and camping out on a field worth while.
This year is an entirely different matter because the partial line-up that has been announced so far has so many gems in it that I’m sold already! Take this year’s headliner for instance: Massive Attack! Hello? I need not say anything more about them! And of course: Booka Shade. I can’t wait for their new album which comes out in May and I can’t wait to see them live again. Another quite intriguing act will be the brilliant director Chris Cunningham how will have a DJ and VJ Set. I’m also curious about the Crookers who produced some tracks with Roisin Murphy for their own and for her new album. Just recently I saw The XX live at Astra and I really enjoyed the concert, so it will be nice to see them again.
Further acts I am looking forward too are Four Tet who’s minimalistic electronic album I listen to a lot lately, Get Well Soon who has this amazing album out that is like a whole new genre of independant music, Foals who were introduced to me just yesterday and their new single is really big, Lindstrom & Christabelle who are on constant rotation on my iPod these days and Matias Aguayo who will perform with his own band for the first time.
If all or some of these names mean nothing to you, you better head after the jump to see a music video of each of them.
Crookers (vs. Kid Cudi)
Get Well Soon
Lindstrom & Christabelle