Adam Beyer, Ben Klock, Chris Liebing & Daphni make up the first few names for Junction 2 – 2017 the lineup.
The first names have been released and topping the list we have Adam Beyer, the driving force behind Drumcode and Junction 2 partner. Adam will be joined by one of Berghain’s most loved residents Ben Klock, plus Chris Liebing will bring his powerful and relentless sound. Representing the wider palette of sounds at next year’s festival they’ll be joined by Caribou’s Daphni, who will bring a contrasting twist to the setting.
Adam Beyer is a Swedish techno producer and DJ. He is the founder of Drumcode Records and one of several Swedish techno artists to emerge in the mid-1990s along the likes of Cari Lekebusch and Jesper Dahlbäck. Adam has a long history and connection to London’s party people, with his Drumcode parties evolving from the hallowed arches of Great Suffolk Street with Drumcode Halloween to Tobacco Dock and now Junction 2. He certainly has a special relationship with the city and those that love techno. Adam Beyer is a partner and co-founder of Junction 2 festival, and can’t wait to get back underneath the bridge in 2017… keep an eye out for an extended video feature, talking about his relationship with London and what you can expect from Junction 2 2017.
Listen to him interviewing LWE at Drumcode Halloween here:
A fixture in Resident Advisor’s top-10 DJs for the best part of a decade, Ben Klock needs little introduction. Having become a Berghain resident in 2005, he has since established himself at the forefront of Berlin’s modern techno movement, an ever-present symbol of the city’s vast musical landscape. His long-standing relationship with the notorious techno institution has formed the backdrop to his success, providing an invaluable platform that has allowed him to become one of the most in-demand DJ-producers of the current generation. He’ll be an amazing addition to Junction 2 2017, and we’re really happy to be able to announce him as one of the first few names on the bill – welcome Ben!
Chris Liebing is one of the artists in the steadily and rapidly growing world of electronic
Whilst Daphni’s Caribou have toured the globe with Radiohead, and have many more accolades under their belt; Dan Snaith aka Daphni has fallen deeper into his love affair with the dancefloor.
“DJs have the potential to blindside you,” Snaith says. “During the time I was making the Caribou album Swim, I’d fallen back in love with moments in small, dark clubs when a DJ puts on a piece of music that not only can you not identify, but that until you heard it, you could not have conceived of existing.”
Inspired to work in a completely different way – setting aside the meticulous compositional rigours and musical layers underpinning Caribou songs – Dan Snaith-as-Daphni reaches out for a more feminine, fluid energy, and seeks instant gratification.
“Daphni tracks are rough and spontaneous,” he explains. “They’re about working fast and intuitively, capturing the manic energy needed to start a track one afternoon, and have it finished and be playing it in a club that night.”
2 new stages
As the second chapter of Junction 2 takes shape, two new stages will be woven into its unique landscape, taking the total number to five. The new areas open up spaces to showcase fresh sounds across a broader spectrum of electronica, whilst keeping the overall ethos of the festival.
The first of the new areas is already deep in development and is looking like a serious contender to rival the space under bridge, while the second is primed to showcase new talent and breakthrough sounds, bringing new blood to the line up housed in a hidden enclave deep in the woods.
5 Stages of Music.
Stages hosted by LWE, Drumcode, The Hydra + 2 new stage hosts to be announced soon.