Last weekend I traveled to Amsterdam Westergasfabriek to visit the second edition of PITCH festival. It has been a great two-day festival with lots of artists I adore! Some acts were merely great en some were a bit disappointing.. I will discuss my festival experience with you lot.
The act I have been looking forward to the most was SBTRKT live. I loved the SBTRKT album, I have literally been listening to it more than 500 times. I just love the voice of Sampha and the SBTRKT music. On this album SBTRKT was also featuring upcoming artists such as Little Dragon and Jessie Ware. (The last artist was also performing on PITCH.) As expected the performance was phenomenal! I expected SBTRKT to be DJ’ing, but that wasn’t the case. He supported Sampha’s vocals by drumming and used samples to complete the act.
An act that really surprised me was Die Antwoord; A South African Rap-rave duo supported by DJ Hi-Tek. Their performance was absolutely mindblowing! It was clear that they did some good rehearsals and that really did pay off in a great performance. The crowd went absolutely nuts! I personally never thought I would enjoy their music like I did; I just came to their performance out of curiosity. But their show was so amazing that I even downloaded their album ^^.
Kreayshawn’s preperations weren’t as great as Die Antwoord’s prepreations (she even needed a piece of paper to remind her the line-up of songs) but she did okay. I enjoyed watching her, because she has such charisma. She and her back up vocalist entertained us for an hour, with as well new songs like ‘Breakfast’ as her big hit ‘Gucci Gucci’.
There were lots of other great performers and DJ’s all over the world. Names like Nathan Fake, James Holden, SHLOMO, Mr Scruff, The Weekend, Beardyman, Kode9, Africa Hitech, Mount Kimbie, SBTRKT, Kreayshawn and Die Antwoord were all part of the line-up on PITCH festival 2012.
I had a blast and I surely will be visiting next year!