Caprices Festival taking place each year at the frankly jaw-dropping Crans Montana ski resort in Switzerland has everything that a winter festival should be – neck breaking scenery, world-class ski facilities, on point production and of course the best in underground artists performing extended sets.
With the latter in mind, we here at Trommel have hand-picked 5 artists that you need to check out during this year’s event that runs from April 11th to 14th – and be quick to grab your ticket.
An artist that has been pricking up ears all the way through 2018 and beyond, Mannheim hotshot Fabe is a man to be reckoned with. Having released on labels such as La Pena, Fuse London and his dynamite album “Water Tower” is dropping imminently (January 15th) on his own Salty Nuts imprint this is an artist at the peak of his powers.
Seeing Margaret Dygas’ name crop up on a line-up is almost an assurance of quality for the rest of the event. The demure queen of the groove blows minds on the regular with a heady mix of percussive bombs and melodic face melters that you have no hope of ever finding as is her craft. As a producer, the Perlon artist is a class act, as a DJ however, well she is to be heard to be believed. Unmissable.
There is little that hasn’t been written or expressed about Raresh and his abilities in these very pages but never become complacent regarding this influential Romanian’s DJ sets and skill that he employs throughout. Whether Raresh is in hypnotic groove mode, or in an after-party mind-bending setting or just straight up raining fire down on the dancefloor, there is always a unique and spellbinding thread that runs through Raresh’s sets.
What can we say about Ricardo Villalobos and your reasons for catching him at Caprices? If you haven’t caught a set from the Chilean maestro before then there is no better time to see the man in action. If you have seen Ricardo before then you will know just how magic his sets can be, especially in the otherworldly setting of Caprices. Lucky attendees of 2016 edition will clearly remind him dropping Grandmaster Flash – White Lines, making the crowd going crazy. Like all great artists, Ricardo has so many different sides to him and can take your evening in a range of different awe-inspiring ways. There is also the possibility of catching Ricardo dropping one of his own legendary cuts, which is an experience you will likely not forget in a hurry. Like a cherry on top, is worth to add that Ricardo has been part of Caprices adventure since day one, not missing any appointments so far. The bond with Modernity crew is strong and is confirmed by the fact he also release on Mdrnty label under his alias Richard Wolfsdorf no later than 2017.
The French trio has been a staple of the more discerning festival scene since they “clubbed together” to form Apollonia and in the process, they have created a viable headlining act not just 3 DJ’s playing back to back. With Dyed, Shonky and Dan Ghenacia all having different styles and meshing attributes, an extended set from Apollonia should register high up on any must-see list for this year’s Caprices Festival.
As if this wasn’t a good enough reason to get in on the action at Caprices, those creative minds have just added a third stage to their festival line-up. Named Satellite, this stage will be the first and last area to provide music on site and will play host to a diverse collection of artists over the course of the weekend. Thursday’s festival opener will be a decidedly melodic affair before Fridays live faceoff between Mathew Jonson and Dandy Jack. Vietnam festival Epizode will be taking care of the soundtrack on Saturday night courtesy of Alci, Dana Ruh, Mashkov and Tia. Then, once Sven Vath and his Cocoon crew have had their way with the MDRNTY stage, the Satellite stage will still be open for business until midnight on Sunday, April 14th care of Olivian and Adolpho & Franky.
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