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SOZOPOL FEST 2012
SOZOPOL FEST 2012
29 – 30.06.2012 (Friday & Saturday)
SOZOPOL FEST 2012
For a second year in a row Sozopol Fest offers a fresh, different and memorable start of summer season. 36 hours non-stop music, water and beach entertainment, extreme sports demonstrations and lessons as well as other surprises expect the audience.
Sozopol Fest 2012 line up incudes the South African phenomenon Black Coffee and the house princess Bucie, the Brooklyn band Tortured Soul, the NY legend DJ Spinna, the Japanese funk band Osaka Monaurail, Raphael Coz, DJ Aaron Dae and more!
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First on the festival stage will appear the Frenchman Raphael Coz. He has been touring musical stages around the world for more than 10 years playing harmonica, Jew’s harp and Ney. His truly original and innovative style mixes warring rhythms from Karnataka, the Sufi inspiration of the Middle East, the voodoo energy of the Mississippi bluesmen.
Right after Raphael Coz the Brooklyn band Tortured Soul will appear on stage to shake the festival audience with NY soul, dance and house. Born of the simple yet adventurous belief that modern dance music can be performed completely live, Brooklyn’s Tortured Soul packs dance floors with their unique live performances. Tortured Soul formed officially as a live band and booked their first nationwide tour in 2003, often playing in club settings that had never before seen a live act perform dance music so seamlessly. With the devotion of club-goers and DJs cemented as their foundation, Tortured Soul branched out to live venues and festivals worldwide, from Tennessee’s Bonnaroo, to the UK’s Big Chill, to the Java Jazz Festival in Indonesia. Today, after 8 years of touring and a reputation for a live show nothing short of legendary, they are perhaps the only band in the world that can rock the main room at Fabric (London) at peak hour, as well as a 15,000+ festival crowd at the Montreal International Jazz Festival.
Right after Tortured Soul performance, as part of his European tour, the South African “diamond” Black Coffee will appear on stage. Black Coffee is the pioneer of the real afro house beat: locally created and educated in Johannesburg’s clubs. He is a leader of the new tendencies, a cultural phenomenon – modern and future oriented. Recently he entered the Guiness World Records for the longest DJ set – he played the massive 60 hours with one hand for his charity organization “The Black Coffee Foundation”, devoted to the handicapped children in South Africa.
As the duet with Black Coffee “Turn Me On” and the tracks “Superman”, “Get Over It” and “Your Kiss” became massive hits and topped the charts all over the world, together with the three albums behind her back, BUICE was proclaimed by the music experts as the “new voice of South Africa”. Loaded with the vocal capabilities, sumptuous looks and captivating moves, she has really transformed into a jewel of South African music industry.
During the first night of Sozopol Fest the fans will also enjoy the rhythmic soul funky house of Tri O Five and the sets of George Quest, DJ Ilko, Emil Prize and Sirius & Methodikal.
The second night of Sozopol Fest is saved for another cosmopolitan name. DJ Spinna is a creative talent who globally and musically transcends genres and limitations. An extraordinary DJ, producer, remixer and music historian, DJ Spinna is a true legend of hip hop, house and soul. Known for his versatility, technicality, showmanship and crowd control, DJ Spinna has been booked at some of the world’s most prestigious venues and festivals rocking long solo sets and collaborating on stage alongside contemporary luminaries like Gilles Peterson, Jazzanova, Osunlade, DJ Shadow, etc. At the same time he built a reputation as a crucial remixer reworking major hits for the likes of Mary J. Blige, George Michael, Michael Jackson, Аl Jarreau and Stevie Wonder. DJ Spinna made one of his first impressions on listeners of The Jigmastas and went on to become a cornerstone of hip hop’s golden era providing the musical canvas for lyrical giants like Eminem, Mos Def, Talib Kweli and Pharaohe Monch.
After the American urban beat of DJ Spinna we’ll head for the other side of Earth with the funk-i-est band that Japan has to offer and one of the top funk acts in the world today – Osaka Monaurail.
The group celebrated its 20th anniversary this year. Forged from a college Jazz combo in 1992 into the tightest soul juggernaut whose reputation now circles the globe, the wheels are very much still turning on the 10 young men. Their style is influenced by the likes of James Brown, Mаrva Whitney, Bobby Byrd, Lyn Collins, Lee Austin, Curtis Mayfield, Isaac Hayes. Their aim still remains the same, that is to play just-plain-Funk.
After the Japanese funk experience Aaron Dae will take his place on the DJ decks. His versatility as a DJ, promoter and label owner have kept him at the forefront of underground house music since 1994. On the decks he crafts deep, soulful, funky, spacey sets that take audiences on an aural journey.
Aaron began his career in the heyday of the 90’s NYC rave & club scene and spent his formative years promoting famed New York Clubs Tunnel, Twilo, Vinyl and Limelight. SunDae, the label he created after relocated in Philadelphia, has become a “must play” stop for artists such as Hector Romero, Andy Caldwell, Josh Wink, etc.
The Bulgarian names in the second night of Sozopol Fest will be Beloslava, Tri O Five, Dirty Purchase, DJ Marten, DJ Ihou and Ramsey Hercules.
Sozopol Fest offers its fans 36-hours non-stop music - soul, dance, funk, afro beat, house, disco, lounge and nu jazz. And all of the above supported by different extreme sport attractions, chill out and leisure areas, and many more surprises in an inspiring atmosphere on the beach, right next to the sea.
First 500 tickets for both days of Sozopol Fest – 60 BGN.
1 day – 40 BGN presale at www.eventim.bg/ 45 BGN at the door
2 days VIP - 100 BGN
Tent Ticket: 1 day – 3 BGN/ 2 days – 5 BGN