Location: Guesthouse – Popa Nan 82
Entrance fee: 20 RON < 00:00 > 30 RON
Soundsystem: Funktion One
Visuals by TIPTOE
50 weeks after the initial announcement of this event, we’re welcoming the highly revered curator, producer and DJ extraordinaire, Boddika, (Nonplus Records, UK). Our first open-ended techno-themed event of the year will feature him alongside The Model, label heads Herne & Calamansi and a cast of special guests that will be joining us in the morning hours.
The moniker Boddika is quite fittingly lifted from ‘Robocop’ (specifically the villain Clarence Boddiker), with a name that suits the music’s dark and edgy, retro yet future feel. Boddika is tough and metallic, but nothing about it sounds like the digital landscape of contemporary electronic music. He’s 1/2 of legendary duo Instra:Mental and has garnered praise from pretty much everyone for his massively successful projects with Joy Orbison and Pearson Sound.
Gone are the hollow drums with no punch, or overly compressed productions with no dynamics – and in their place comes layers of full, analogue sounds that are as intense as they are immaculate. With almost juke-fuelled vocal chants, innovative drum patterns that morph and develop with each bar, and deep, mechanic stabs, there’s hardly any trace of the bass genres that he used to be known for, but yet it doesn’t quite fit comfortably in any defined 4/4 box either.
In short: it sounds like absolutely nothing else.
••• Horizon Festival 2014 •••
• A Week Of House, Techno, Bass & Garage In The Mountains Of Bulgaria •
• Sat 08th — Fri 14th of March • Bansko Ski Resort •
75 km of slopes. 50 DJs. 30 parties. 15 venues. 7 days. 6 nights.
3 banquets. 2 mountains. All in 1 brilliant winter festival!
In the heart of the ancient city of Bansko.
KERRI CHANDLER • BONDAX • ÂME • CATZ ‘N DOGZ • ROY DAVIS JR. • KiNK Live • ANDREYA TRIANA Live • DETROIT SWINDLE • PHAELEH • DUB PHIZIX FT. MC STRATEGY • dBRIDGE • fLAKO Live • ENEI • APPLEBOTTOM • ZED BIAS • JOSH BUTLER • KLOSE ONE • ViLLAGE • ARME • HERNE • RACHEL ROW Live • SNAKEHIPS • CHANNEL ONE • AZ&TOR • PLANAS • GEODE / CHORD MARAUDERS • NICK NIKOLOV • BARELY LEGAL • AMY BECKER • MOONY • MY PANDA SHALL FLY & MANY MORE
„Sometimes you don’t have to be alternative, you can just be brilliant!”
— Clash Magazine
„Horizon smashed their first year.”
— Whitelines Magazine
„A series of cracking rave—ups!”
— Resident Advisor
„Horizon is only going to broaden”
— DJ Mag