For us it’s the small festivals that we remember the most. No need for the glitz, glamour and showy productions, all you need is good music, like-minded people and enough room to dance like a freak. These qualities are all intrinsic in Farr Festival - a boutique festival just 40 minutes from London.
Taking place next weekend from the 14th-17th of July, the organizers are bringing together some of the best names in electronic music to woo the 2000 or so revelers touching down in the Hertfordshire woodland.
With so much good stuff on the roster it makes for some difficult choices, so we are offering up some of our favorites to catch on this (hopefully) sun-filled weekend.
The Dutch producer’s wonky house music blessed our ears a few years ago and had us hooked from the off. Using quirky sound techniques, Frits has put out a string of releases on Wolf music, his unusual approach to house, unlike many, giving him a distinctive sound that could only be associated with his productions.
This is a no-brainer. With a highly commended debut album and a hand in Soichi Terada’s wondrous resurgence, Rush Hour-affiliated Hunee will provide a much needed injection of soul, disco and groove with weird and wonderful nods to techno and dub woven in between. Expect the BPM to fluctuate, the IDs to be aplenty and your feet to be just a little sore.
If you haven’t caught Helena Hauff play before then you are seriously missing a trick. An expert in her field, Hauff’s sets are euphoric, eclectic and hypnotizing - her blend of techno and electro offering up something different from your average Joe. Trust us when we say to you - this is one act you don’t want to miss.
A fairly mysterious producer, Nebraska has put out several releases on Rush Hour records, sometimes few and far between, plus his recent releases on Mister Saturday Night are exceptional. Of late we are hearing much more from this wonderful producer and we couldn't be happier. As we approach next weekend we are especially eager to hear what the live aspect brings to his performance.
Not one, not two, but three of the best in the game. We think this one sells itself but we sure as hell couldn’t leave it out. The Hessle Audio affiliates will join forces to take festival goers on a six, yes SIX, hour journey through techno, house, jungle and everything in between. And of course, we will be holding out for Midland to drop ‘Final Credits’ at some point during the colossal set.
Tickets are running low - cop the last few before it’s too late from Farr’s website.