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ladypat, Mischa Ying & Che had this years pleasure of returning to Serbia in July for the very amazing Exit festival. This year’s event had a double significance as it was the 10th anniversary of the festival and our 5th consecutive year providing live visuals in the dance arena (capacity: 20,000)
All the great and good of the dance music fraternity have passed through the Petrovaridan fortress in Novisad but this year had a special anniversary twist: djs were paired up for exclusive ‘back2back’ sets: Richie Hawtin & Dubfire, Carl Cox & Green Velvet, Sasha & Digweed, Kissy Sell Out & Alex Metric etc plus! a smattering of live acts such as The Japanese Popstars, Etienne de Crecy etc spread over FOUR nights!
What makes EXIT a particular joy for us is that the Dance Arena is very much an audio-visual experience with huge LED stealth screens immersing the djs and an array of screens at every turn, the whole extravaganza goes out live on Serbian TV, and this is one festival where the Djs really notice the role of great visuals enhancing their sets/the experience. We hope to continue year after year to this haven of dance music in this most unique of festivals.
Our second year at Pohoda, a little-known but delightful festival growing in stature over in Slovakia. LED heaven was the order of the day in the Dance Tent, with a memorable programming of the running order…most acts perform live, so they are bookended with generic muzak while the stage is prepared for the next act, and all the punters leave the tent!
This meant that after each act we – ladypat and Mischa Ying – would get a long break but then we worked 12 hour shifts so it all balanced out! We played with some great acts such as the Whip, Hadouken! and MSTRKRFT.
Hospitality was second to none, with a score of 6.5 out of 10 on ladypat’s Pat-ented vegetarian index & an 8 out of 10 for Mischa’s touring steak rate.
Unfortunately heavy storms closed the festival early, so we have some unfinished vj bizness to flex next year