OFF Festival Katowice 2014: Final line up and stages announced!

In response to numerous requests,  OFF Festival decided to launch a new stage! Starting at 8 pm every day, outstanding DJs will be spinning records for you at the MasterCard Zone. Friday night belongs to the Horse Meat Disco Collective; on Saturday the honors go to house master Fort Romeau, with Jonathan Toubin taking over on Sunday.

Horse Meat Disco

According to the club music website Resident Advisor, London has this quartet to thank for its recent disco renaissance. Jim Stanton, James Hillard, Luke Howard, and Severino make up a collective whose inspirations come from the genre’s golden era as well as from contemporary productions. Whether they’re spinning African funk, sentimental Italo, or Belle Epoque-style French pop, this British group always makes light, dancey, and tasteful. It’s no surprise that they’ve become a permanent feature at fashion parties. We’re sure they’ll lend us a bit of flair, too.

Fort Romeau

This deep house is shiny, elegant, and warm. It can really get you moving, though compositions this airy are also pretty relaxing. Mike Greene, the man behind the name Fort Romeau, deftly borrows sounds from the glory days of Chicago house, emphasizing its extraordinary sensuality, a skill he no doubt picked up during his stint as a keyboard player for La Roux. No wonder this English producer has quickly built himself a reputation among club music labels – his records have been released by the likes of 100% Silk and Ghostly International.

Jonathan Toubin

This man’s collection of 45s is a veritable encyclopedia of American pop-culture. The New York Times rightfully noted that few other DJs are as appreciative of American pop history. The man behind legendary parties such as New York Night Train, Dance-Off, and Sound Clap started off in rock and punk-rock. When he moved on to DJing, he collaborated with such bands as Sonic Youth and Butthole Surfers, before expanding into the realm of soul, r’n’b, and 50s and 60s rock’n’roll, and falling down the rabbit hole – along with thongs of followers. Village Voice critis raved that by going so far back in time, Toubin had revolutionized the New York party scene. Time has proved them wrong: New York City is just too small for Toubin.

As every year we are recommend you to invest some time in exploring a strong and colourful Polish scene. This year’s representation at OFF Festival will take you from jazz to electronic music, from children’s songs to black metal.

Firstly, you should check the music created by the person responsible for the artistic shape of the festival. Just a few months after the release of his debut solo album, our artistic director – Artur Rojek will be performing at the OFF Festival. Composed with the help of Bartosz Dziedzic the tracks are further proof of this musician’s broad artistic horizons. Składam się z ciągłych powtórzeń is a collection of personal songs that echo the complex indie rock arrangements of Arcade Fire along with the electronic trips you’d expect from Thom Yorke.

There will be an interesting Western element to one of the performances by the Warsaw-based band. As you might remember a few years ago Beck Hansen rediscovered a format that brought music to thousands of homes but is now all but forgotten. Decades ago, sheet music could become a true bestseller. These musings led to the release of the “album” titled Song Reader, published exclusively in paper form. Song Reader must be performed in order to be heard. Warszawska Orkiestra Rozrywkowa — a diverse collective with a rotating lineup of vocalists — has accepted the challenge. The sounds of the vibraphone, lap steel guitar, pastel-sounding keyboards, and many other instruments will introduce you to a Beck album you’ve probably never heard.

If you’re looking for something radical you must follow Thaw. Even though it’s unclear who they are or what they look like. Their faces are obscured by hoods on promotional photos and at live shows, and the musicians don’t even reveal their first and last names. But none of that actually matters, because Thaw’s music stands on its own — both on the their record, released by Avantgarde Music, and at their live shows, where the influence of black metal, industrial, ambient, and Sunn O)))-inspired drones converges into one massive wall of sound that will carry away even the heaviest fans of good and different music.

ATP@OFF 31st of July 2014 (Thursday)

Hipnoza Jazz Club, ul. Plac Sejmu Śląskiego 2

20.30-21.00 Adam Repucha

21.30-22.30 Amen Dunes

23.00-00.00 Dean Wareham

Kino Rialto, ul. Świętego Jana 24

18.30-19.00 Normal Echo

19.30-20.30 Dirty Beaches

21.00-22.00 Tuxedomoon

Kościół (Parafia Ewangelicko-Augsburska) ul. Warszawska 18

22.30-23.00 Eugeniusz Rudnik

23.30-00.30 Earth

Kato ul. Mariacka 13

19.00-20.00 Artur Rojek (OFF Festival Katowice)

20.15-21.15 Barry Hogan (ATP)

21.30-22.30 Fra Soler (Primavera Sound)

1st of August 2014 (Friday)

mBank Stage

15:00-15:30 Admiration Is For Poets

16:10-16:55 The Dumplings

17:50-18:40 Los Compesinos!

19:40-20:40 Kobiety grają “Kobiety”

21:50-23:00 Orchestra De Poly Rythmo De Cotonou

00:10-01:30 Neutral Milk Hotel

Forest Stage

15:35-16:05 Anthony Chorale

17:00-17:45 Cerebral Ballzy

18:45-19:35 Inkwizycja

20:45-21:45 The Black Lips

23:05-00:05 Michael Rother performs the music of NEU! And Harmonia

01:35-02:35 Holden Live

Experimental Stage (dedicated to SUB POP)

15:35-16:05 Wild Books

17:00-17:45 Kaseciarz

18:45-19:35 Lyla Foy

20:45-21:45 clipping

23:05-00:05 Protomartyr

01:35-02:35 Wolf Eyes

03:00-04:15 Rose Windows

Trojka Stage

15:00-15:30 Bulbwires

16:10-16:55 Lee Bains III

17:50-18:40 Tribute To Jerzy Milian

19:40-20:40 Perfume Genius

21:50-23:00 Oranssi Pazuzu

00:10-01:10 John Wizards

02:35-03:45 L.I.E.S. Showcase: Jahiliya Fields

Experimental Stage (dedicated to SUB POP)

15:35-16:05 Wild Books

17:00-17:45 Kaseciarz

18:45-19:35 Lyla Foy

20:45-21:45 clipping

23:05-00:05 Protomartyr

01:35-02:35 Wolf Eyes

03:00-04:15 Rose Windows

MasterCard Zone 20:00-01:00 Horse Meat Disco

2nd August of 2014 (Saturday)

mBank Stage

15:00-15:30 Neon Romance

16:10-16:55 Pictorial Candi

17:50-18:40 Zeus

19:40-20:40 Deafheaven

21:50-23:00 The Notwist

00:10-01:30 The Jesus And Mary Chain

Forest Stage

15:35-16:05 L.A.S.

17:00-17:45 Xenia Rubinos

18:45-19:35 Variete

20:45-21:45 Chelsea Wolfe

23:05-00:05 Noon

01:35-02:35 Pional

Trojka Stage

15:00-15:30 Bobby The Unicorn

16:10-16:55 Jerzy Igor

17:50-18:40 Hookworms

19:40-20:40 Mister D

21:50-23:00 Bo Ningen

00:10-01:10 Le1f

02:35-03:45 L.I.E.S. Showcase: Ron Morelli

Experimental stage (Oskar Kolberg Tribute)

15:35-16:05 Same Suki

17:00-17:45 Kapela Brodów

18:45-19:35 Dakhabrakha

20:45-21:45 Frank Fairfield

23:05-00:05 Jerusalem in my heart

01:35-02:35 Karpaty Magiczne

03:00-04:15 Mark Ernestus and Jeri Jeri

MasterCard Zone 20:00-01:00 Fort Romeau

3rd of August 2014 (Sunday)

mBank Stage

15:00-15:30 Die Flöte

16:10-16:55 Thaw

17:50-18:40 Jonathan Wilson

9:40-20:40 Warszawska Orkierstra Rozrywkowa gra “Song reader” Becka

21:45-22:55 Slowdive

00:15-01:30 Belle And Sebastian

Forest Stage

15:35-16:05 Ebola Ape + Bools

17:00-17:45 Perfect Pussy

8:45-19:35 Król

20:45-21:45 Andrew WK

23:00-00:10 Fuck Buttons

01:35-02:35 The Range

Trójka Stage

15:00-15:30 Patric The Pan

16:10-16:55 Eric Shoves Them In His Pockets

17:50-18:40 Merkabah

19:40-20:40 Artur Rojek

21:50-23:00 Gary Wilson And The Blind Dates

00:10-01:10 65daysofstatic

02:35-03:45 L.I.E.S. Showcase: Svengalisghost

Experimental Stage (curated by Glenn Branca)

15:35-16:05 Hatti Vatti 17:00-17:45 Stefan Wesołowski

18:45-19:35 Evan Zaporyn

20:45-21:45 Nissenemondai

23:05-00:05 Glenn Branca

01:35-02:35 The Paranoid Critical Revolution

03:00-04:15 Etienne Jaumet

Ispirations come from the genre’s golden era as well as from contemporary productions. Whether they’re spinning African funk, sentimental Italo, or Belle Epoque-style French pop, this British group always makes light, dancey, and tasteful. It’s no surprise that they’ve become a permanent feature at fashion parties. We’re sure they’ll lend us a bit of flair, too.

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