Awarded European festival Exit, marked this year’s edition celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love.
One of the highlights this year was the new design of Dance Arena, festival’s biggest electronic music stage where act such as Paul Kalkbrenner, Nina Kraviz, Solomun, Jeff Mills, Nicole Moudaber, and more were set to play.
Here are our top five moments from Dance Arena:
- Nicole Moudaber dropping Ø [Phase] – R-Mash
Nicole Moudaber played the last day of Exit Festival, on so called Techno Sunday. She started around 4am and while everyone surely expected great set, she surprised nearly all the present. Moment that amazed people the most was her playing Token track by British producer Ø [Phase] named R-Mash.
- Rebekah, Paula Temple and their new live Hybrid set
For many, proper techno heroines Paula Temple and Rebekah, joined their forces for new live Hybrid set which debuted at Exit Festival. They played at Day Zero and No Sleep Festival that took place on Dance Arena.
In opinion of many, their set was the highlight of the evening thanks to their live set combined with amazing new visuals of the stage. One of the tracks we recognized was Ansome’s Poldark released on Perc Trax, played by Paula.
- Fabrizio Rat – The Machine himself – Watch it !
If you are not familiar with the work of Fabrizio Rat, then you don’t know what you’ve been missing. Fabrizio Rat is a techno pianist and producer and this weird mixture in live sets was something that intrigued the festival goers to come early that night, and man, that was a great decision! Definitely something unique no one expected to see.
- Francois X b2b Antigone
Due to unexpected accident of his father, Rodhad unfortunately had to cancel all his events, including one on Exit Dance Arena, so Francois X and Antigone were announced to take his place. Renowned French DJs were set to close No Sleep stage but agreed to play on Dance Arena right before that. The crowd was skeptical about their set but they proved them wrong and played some dope stuff nobody expected. Francois X and Antigone took us by surprise and there are also some tracks we’re hymning but the moment that drove the crowd wild was when they dropped Robert Hood’s remix of Signs of change.
- Nina Kraviz closing the Arena
Definitely most beloved name on the techno scene Russian Nina Kraviz has a superstar status among the people in Serbia. After her set last year, she returned to Dance Arena and this time she closed the festival. Nina played some serious, hard stuff, and even after she finished her set she returned to play two more tracks. Highlight that morning surely was when Nina played her track Desire, it made people go crazy as they are familiar with the track.