Beginner’s Guide to Eastern Electrics 2016
If you are the kind of guy/gal that illicit routine noise complaints for thudding, juddering bass at 4 in the morning, you should really be keeping an eye out for tickets to this one day favourite down at Hatfield House. Eastern Electrics is a young festival that has managed to cultivate a top quality, award winning reputation for putting on a colossal one day spread of the best house and techno artists the world has to offer. EE’s nine stages have seen the likes of industry techno king Matthias Tanzmann, deck monster (and fellow Weeg) Jasper James and DJ EZ, the man of myth and legend. What makes this festival the deep rumbling, head nodding, hands raising dream-factory that is a short burst of techno excellence in the middle of the season, an explosion of exceptional dance music and then it’s gone, as if you’ve woken from the sweetest dream. Licklist is here to make sure your brief dalliance with Eastern Electrics is well spent.
Line Up first, boys and girls. Richy Ahmed is coming back to main stage after a monster appearance last year, where the staggering line up brought in monstrous audience numbers that took EE into the stratosphere of festival excellence, prompting further disbelief when you remember the fest is only turning three this year. Skream also returns this year to try and top a ludicrous set last year on the stage that was named after him, Skreamizm, which he’ll be sharing with the likes of Boddika and David Carter. Honestly there’s so much to see if you are a fan of house that’s ‘ocean floor levels’ of deep but be sure and catch American mainstay Seth Troxler who has a long and..achem…storied history with Eastern Electrics. His introductory music video at his very first EE appearance in 2013 is revealing to say the least. Be sure to check out the set thats synonymous with everything EE represents; impeccable musical taste and an irrepressibly irreverent sense of humour.