Silvia Kastel, Noria Lilt, Lcp

Problems can always arise – especially on the dance floor when the choice of music is slightly unconventional. The solution: be open to new sounds and let the dancing do the talking.Problems can always arise – especially on the dance floor when the choice of music is slightly unconventional. The solution: be open to new sounds and let the dancing do the talking.

A prime example of this is Silvia Kastel: even before her debut album «Air Lows» on Blackest Ever Black, she had earned herself quite a reputation in the experimental field of club and avant-garde music. Silvia’s live sets clearly show that it’s not a major leap from there to bass music, industrial techno, dub and breakbeat in all its tempo-changing insanity. So, it comes as little surprise that she’s been invited to the Version Night in Berlin, an underground institution among the world’s club nights. And it’s also no wonder that she plays on the Dimensions Festival stage, a programme carefully curated by DJ Stingray.

Noria Lilt moved some time ago from the French-speaking part of Switzerland to Bern. Known until recently as La Bohème, the Fribourg native occupies the same tension-laden realm as Kastel: as a DJ, her aim is to find the perfect balance between odd drum patterns and four-to-the-floor techno, which inevitably leads to outrageously dynamic and daring hours on the dance floor.

On the other hand – who hasn’t heard of LCP? Half of the record labels in this city are his doing and his musical output at the moment has reached new levels. And his trademark is clear: all the electronic music released in the UK sooner or later ends up on his turntables for quality certification. And the tracks are only added to his record collection after passing the necessary quality checks.