Sunday, May 26, 2013

Distortion Copenhagen 2013

The annual madness of the free street festival Distortion hit Copenhagen once again late this May. The 5-day festival draws in 300.000 people from Denmark and Europe and takes places in three distinct boroughs of the City. This time with a street party at Nørrebro, Vesterbro and the harbour area. There's several night time club events during these days after the street parties closes, but these are not free. It's all topped of with a Final Party on the Saturday and a chill out event on the Sunday for those still alive.

This time around, I attended the street parties at Nørrebro and Vesterbro. On the Wednesday, Nørrebro was packed with happy people drinking very cheap beer and dancing in the streets. We walked around a bit to suck in the vibe at Kapelvej, where my homie from KANT was playing, down to Skt. Hans Torv (check out a map here) and back down to Nørrebrogade, to meet up with the nice guys from Bassdrop in their backstage. The Bassdrop crew hosted the largest party of the day, right in the middle of Nørrebrogade, the main street of the borough. A couple of their own soldiers, like Karl Smart and Fat Pony where playing, along with the talented Faustix who played just before our number one Danish DJ Morten Breum. It was a massive party with people filling up the street as long as you could see. Morten Breum ripped the city apart while we partied backstage and on stage behind him on the decks. What a great first day!

The following day, bombed out from the insanities of the day before, we visited Vesterbro, (map here) and walked a bit around, checked out the guys from KANT again who this time played the La Villa deep house stage with Henri Matisse and Martinez. We checked out TooManyLeftHands, who played a nice prog house set and got the party started at Hadersundsgade, later on that stage we saw the final show from Copenhagen back 2 back with The Frederik. Pure electro madness, complete with mosh pit, crowdsurfing and even a guy surfing the crowd on an old couch. Great party. Check out this short video from this party below. After these two days I was completely beat, so I didn't manage to go to the harbour or the final party. If Distortion gets it funding in place for next year, you should definitely come and join this crazy street party in Wonderful Copenhagen.

Thursday, May 2, 2013