Each of the stages that have been released so far showcase the wide dimensions of electronic music and the numerous sub-genres that exist within them. We take this a step further with our ‘Live’ stage - presenting the music of DGTL in its most authentic form. Debuting only last year, the unique stage is a new ingredient in the DGTL brand. This year’s line-up is bigger and better and heavily inspired by the strong reception it received last year.
Over the course of the weekend, Live will host a wide range of sounds and diverse acts ranging from band performances to live DJ sets. We usher in our Saturday at Live with Amsterdam resident ‘Meetsysteem’ who, through the rising tech house and rap scene, is known for his creative take on poppy electronica. No stranger to our stages in Barcelona and Amsterdam, we’re thrilled to welcome back Worakls. The French prodigy has captivated our audience since the second edition of DGTL Amsterdam, with melodies inspired by genres from classical music to movie soundtracks while skillfully infusing them with strength and sophistication.
Keeping in line with the very best of live electronica, live disco interwoven with Caribbean sounds take form with Arp Frique & Family. Take a sneak peek here. Saturday evening continues to captivate, as visitors can experience Bristol-based collective Elder Island [live] serve up sizzling angelic synthesizers and otherworldly vocals, and move from genres as diverse as electronica, pop, indie and neo-soul. This one is not to be missed. Closing the day on a high, we have electronic producer and DJ Nicola Cruz [live], whose trance-like sound seamlessly blends instrumentation from Latin American folk music - reflecting a deep passion for the rhythms of the Andean landscapes.
Sunday continues to translate the finesse of the studio with more improvisational live performance. Adopting a wide range of acoustic tools and rhythmic tension - Dutch producer-duo Polynation will give us a taste of why they have risen to international acclaim. Fresh from playing earlier this month at our Bengaluru edition, Sandunes [live] plays with wide landscapes of sound from pianos to production. The Mumbai-based artist has opened for Bonobo at the Manchester International Festival and performed at the globally renowned Magnetic Fields Festival.
In addition to performances by newcomers with exciting flavors and interpretations, we’re also eager to welcome back familiar faces. Making their return to our stage after two years, Australian singer-songwriter Ry X together with Frank Wiedemann put a new spin on deep-house with duo Howling. Another highlight on Sunday is Jan Blomqvist & Band. We’re eager to experience the Berlin-based artist school our visitors on concert techno weaved with dreamy vocals and minimalist beats. Ending a weekend of larger than life performances, French electronic producer Agoria [live] will move our audience with deep, stirring and stripped-back melodies. Watch him in action at our 2016 Barcelona edition. We can’t think of a more fitting end to the weekend.
LIVE I DGTL AMSTERDAM 2020
Arp Frique & Family
Elder Island [live]
Nicola Cruz [live]
Jan Blomqvist & band
Ry X & Frank Wiedemann pres. Howling
Keep an eye out for our remaining 2 stages!