One of my goals for this year is to see Apparat live before they make a new record and change their set up and do something totally different. Kinda like seeing the Beatles at the Cavern or something but with electronic music. Anyway, I found out they were playing a hometown gig in Berlin in November but its completely sold out and not being able to speak or read German has made finding tickets extra difficult.
So I bought a ticket for Bloc instead and have a plane ride then a train into London tonight followed by a walk to the Bloc site down by the river side tomorrow for an amazing day of electronic music, the line up for both days is worth a look! The actual festival site looks amazing also, an old derelict factory on the riverside that looks over to the 02 Arena, kitted out with sound systems, lights and projections, the teaser videos are mind blowing! They've made the great little video below exploring the influences of the artists playing the festival so enjoy some nice words from Apparat and check out the MTV Live Session video below, think this is gonna be the highlight of my year, hanging with old friends, repping some WLD WLVS tees and skating South Bank on my 29th Birthday!
INFLUENCES - Apparat from Bloc. on Vimeo.