What Should I See At Club To Club Festival 2015?
Turin is definitely the most advanced and forefront city in Italy, especially during the first week of November. Why? Because there will be two of the best national events about contemporary art. At daytime there’s Artissima, Italy’s most important contemporary art fair. 207 gallery directors from 31 different countries are reunited at the Oval, a glass pavilion built for the 2006 Winter Olympic Games in the industrial archaeology complex of the Lingotto. Later in the night, you can live the Club To Club experience.
Celebrating his 15th birthday between the 4th and 8th of November, C2C will offer one of the most complete lineup the festival has ever seen, expanding its electro-oriented core to pop and alt- textures, such as Thom Yorke who will perform his latest solo effort Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes as the icing of the cake. Five days dislocated between various places, ranging from classical venues (Carignano theatre, Turin’s Conservatory) to modern urban sites like the Lingotto pavilions, with the program of the new Yellow Room that has been curated by Red Bull Music Academy in association with The Italian New Wave label.
Speaking about the lineup, it’s easy to recognize that Yorke and Jamie xx are the most awaited musicians. In Colour is one of the best album released this year so far and people are really looking forward to listen to it live. They will be both on stage on Friday, with also math-paladins Battles and Norway’s nu-disco mastermind Todd Terje among many others. Saturday night will be more focused on electronic music, with almost every musicians performing live: from Oneohtrix Point Never‘s electro-glitch to Andy Stott and Powell‘s techno magnificence, the options are varied. Finally, since everyone will be there to dance, Jeff Mills and Nicolas Jaar will probably set the room on fire.
There’s also a great variety of those who we can call “minor” performers, but we think you shouldn’t miss the chance to see them performing for the very first time or so. We’re here to suggest you what we like and support it. Read the full lineup here and catch the bunch of tickets left for Saturday’s event here.
SOPHIE + QT
Thursday, November 5.
We’re expecting the COOLEST performance ever from British act Sophie, opening the Lingotto room on Thursday. Some friends of ours have listened to a promo version of Product, Sophie’s debut LP which will be out soon on Numbers, and they had fun while listening to it. We’ll be there, taking some refreshing drinks from the fabulous QT, a selfie with the can in our hands and wondering if PC Music’s mastermind A.G. Cook is there between us.
Friday, November 6.
We kept an eye on Iranian-born, London-based act TĀLĀ since the beginning of her career over a year ago, before the release of her debut EP The Duchess. We always thought that her talent as a popstress would have grown exponentially and thanks to her latest collaborations with Sylas, Mssigno & Wa$$up, Sadat & Alaa Fifty and, last but not least, the based Goddess BANKS, we are fully aware it happened now. TĀLĀ’s Malika EP is a mixture of electro, pop and hip hop that will assure her worldwide success.
Friday, November 6.
Unlike TĀLĀ, we covered pretty much all the songs that British alt-songwriter Jack Garratt has released so far. Maybe it’s because it’s quite impossible to hate his sound, which started from the soulful The Love You’re Given and then it has changed over time, increasing its own pace through more uptempo beats as demonstrated by Breathe Life, the first single from Garratt’s upcoming debut album Phase, which was premiered on Annie Mac’s radio program on BBC1 a few days ago. The softer way to relax your ears in a very exhausting festival day.
Saturday, November 7.
Late Of The Pier’s frontman Samuel Dust (Eastgate) started LA Priest project making his debuting this year with Inji, an LP that keeps alive the eclectic and frantic vibes the band had on 2009’s Fantasy Black Channel, but also adding psychedelic elements and electrifying funk lines to which you simply cannot remain motionless.
Saturday, November 7.
Furtherset’s exhibition will definitely be remarkable. We’re sure of it because it’s what he said a few days ago, when he revealed that this will be the last chance to listen, as a live performance, to his latest full-length No Logic No Death, out now on Italian electro label White Forest Records. After that, he will make music using his real name, Tommaso Pandolfi, and following new paths and inspirations. Waiting for this to happen, we’re not afraid to say that his mix of obscure drones and electro-glitch loops between 0PN and Holly Herndon is one of the best Italian act we can export, starting right from the forthcoming Red Bull Music Academy.