dour-2012

It’s one of my yearly traditions: every summer, mid-july, I pack my tent and my backpack and leave to a little village on the border between France and Belgium to spend an extra-long weekend of music, sunshine, love and ice cold beers. Dour is one month away and I just can’t wait! Especially since this year, in the context of Mons 2015, the festival will be 5 days instead of 4, with an opening party that won’t make it easy pacing ourselves for the following days: 2ManyDJ’s (YES!), Jungle, SBTRKT, La Smala and Gallowstreet will take the stage to kick-off the festival in style!

dour-2010

I have no idea how I’m gonna survive this, or even how I’m gonna manage to keep enough energy to get through the five days… but I’m gonna have to, because the line up is simply amazing: 8 stages of techno, hip-hop, house, drum’n’bass, grime, metal, for everyone to enjoy and discover new music.

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Among my favourites, Siriusmodeselektor (OMG!!), Benjamin Damage & Doc Daneeka, Skepta, Flume, Kaytranada, Danny Brown, Pusha T, Omar Souleyman, Julio Bashmore and of course the exceptional live performance of Tony Allen Review with Damon Albarn et Oxmo Puccino.

But also Santigold, Goose, Lauryn Hill, C2C, Agoria, Starflam, Snakehips, Kaaris, Lefto, Klub des Loosers, Ben UFO…

Ok, well, you know what, here’s the full line up:

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And to get you in the mood and wait until the D-day, I’ve prepared my traditional playlist to introduce you to my favourite artists…

So start the countdown and don’t forget to keep an eye on here, my Facebook, my Twitter, my Instagram… because something very cool is coming up!

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