Disclosure Dj set, Elderbrook, Superorganism, Ivan Dorn, Daddy Was A Milkman, ansis, Adam Naas, Husky Loops, Ewert and The Two Dragons, Emma Jean Thackray, Deniss Pashkevich Funk Therapy Collective and Very Cool People are added to Positivus festival line-up alongside previously announced The 1975, Underworld and Cut Copy. Positivus festival will take place for the thirteenth time. This summer it will happen on July 26 & 27 – in Salacgriva’s Fisherman’s park. This is not a full line-up, many more artists will be announced very soon.
Disclosure are electronic music duo, a pop-oriented synthesis of numerous styles, including house, garage, dubstep, and bass. It’s impossible to imagine a world without Disclosure, so profound and wide-reaching has their influence been on the musical landscape. Their extraordinary debut album “Settle” (2013) consolidated their place at the forefront of a new wave of electronic music. It topped the charts, won numerous accolades and ushered in a new age that opened up dance music for the next generation of young music fans while refreshing and rejuvenating the scene for the rest.
Elderbrook is a British musician, songwriter and producer. He is known for his versatility as a musician, as he is recognised as a multi-instrumentalist. He has taken influences from country and soul to rock and gospel, classically trained in both piano and guitar. His production techniques follow his ambition to “make some I haven’t heard before.” Elderbrook’s most notable song is the collaboration with CamelPhat, titled “Cola“. The song reached number one on both the Dance Club Songs chart in the United States and Indie Chart in the United Kingdom. It was also nominated for Best Dance song at the 2018 Grammy Awards.
Superorganism is an EN indie pop band who feature Maine, New England-based, Japanese vocalist Orono and a sprawling line up of international musicians / pop culture junkies. The band first introduced themselves at the start of 2017 with the idiosyncratic, technicolour pop of ’Something For Your M.I.N.D’. The track burned brightly, causing a huge stir online and across the airwaves (including plays by both Frank Ocean and Ezra Koenig on their radio shows). Since then, they’ve been on a runaway train of success following their internet enigma, their sold out debut shows around the globe, their TV performances.
If you put some jazz and hip-hop in a shaker and add intelligent dance music, you will end up with a really explosive mix. This is exactly what provocative musician Ivan Dorn offers his listeners. Having taken over both Eastern Europe and the international music scene, Dorn continues to re-define the borders of musical landscapes, building a bridge between underground and pop music.
Described as London’s next gripping new rock band – Husky Loops sound is hard to pin down, even harder to pigeonhole. Sharp, swerving riffs and unconventional arrangements are forged into strange shapes with an unorthodox delivery. Their debut track ‘Dead’ was online in 2016 and caught the attention of the very fine ears of Noisey, DIY, London in Stereo, The Line Of Best Fit, Dork, Huw Stephens, Phil Taggart, Mista Jam, Abbie McCarthy, Spotify Fresh Finds, Apple Music, Music Week and Amazing Radio and a raft of blogs.
Ever since his first song “Fading Away” Adam Naas has imposed the devastating beauty of his soul man voice – a true phenomenon. The young Frenchman has confirmed on stage how powerful his voice is capable of embracing everyone’s senses, even the toughest ones. Writing his music himself, he transmutes his personal experiences into universal emotions (love, fear, disquiet, hope). Adam Naas has already defined his art with just a few nostalgic and compelling, melancholic and radiant songs that are a part of a personal, intimate, and startlingly sincere soul-pop.
Best from Baltic music scene – this summer at Positivus festival we will also hear Daddy Was A Milkman, Ewert and The Two Dragons and ansis.
Jazz music scene will be represented this summer by amazing artists like Emma Jean Thackray, Deniss Pashkevich Funk Therapy Collective and Very Cool People.