The festival weekend is over, i’m tired but satisfied. Both Pitch and North Sea Jazz had a very good atmosphere. Some artists (Flying Lotus and Bugge Wesseltoft/Henrik Schwarz) played on both festivals. I saw some good performances by Aparat band, Dam Funk, James Blake, Snoop Dog, Flying Lotus and some less great performances (but very entertaining) by Chromeo, Buraka Som Sistema, Raphael Saadique, Tom Jones and Bootsy Collins but nothing compares to Prince. His concert was so incredibly fantastic, i was totally blown away by him (but more on Prince later).
I had high expactions of Bugge Wesseltoft and Henrik Schwarz but the whole performance was way to experimental for such a big hall.
Dam Funk had the whole audience in his pocket!
Aparat Band plays one of my favourite tracks “Rusty nails” by Moderat (Aparat + Modeselektor) in a rock version.
James Blake gave a new meaning to “emotional dance music”.
Snoop Dog played his debut album “Doggystyle” with lots of guest rappers.
Bootsy Collins with Bernie Worrel (Parliment Funkadelic) on keys.
Flying Lotus (all the way from LA) with Dorian Concept on keys.