It’s time to say goodbye to 2020 as soon as possible, and it’s time to say welcome to 2021 and to a real renaissance. These are the reasons why today Decibel Open Air 2021 reveals its first wave of acts.
Paul Kalkbrenner (live), 999999999 (live), Amelie Lens, Ben Klock, Fisher, Gioli & Assia (live), Giorgia Angiuli (live), Kölsch, Michael Bibi, Pan-Pot, Reinier Zonneveld (live), Richie Hawtin e Wade: these are the first names announced by Decibel Open Air, the electronic music festival taking place in Visarno Arena in Florence Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th in September 2021. This first act is 40% of the full line-up. Many heavyweights will soon be announced.
Decibel Open Air lineup is a spectacle, with many top players on stage. Paul Kalkbrenner is a real superstar, thanks to his 8 albums, his concerts in the most important festivals, his cult movie “Berlin Calling” and related soundtrack; Amelie Lens is a real techno queen: she plays in the best clubs and festivals, her Exhale parties and LENSKE (her label) releases are massive; charismatic and effective Ben Klock is resident at Berghain/Panorama Bar from its kick-off in 2004; in 2015 his set won “The Essential Mix Of The Year” (BBC Radio 1); Fisher is considered of the global house superstars behind one of the biggest dance floor anthems of the last 10 years with “Losing It”; Richie Hawtin is a huge electronic music teacher, innovator and experimenter, in 2015 he was presented with an Honorary Doctorate of the University of Huddersfield.
Kölsch has built a reputation around his emotional brand of melodic techno, collaborating with the likes of Coldplay, Imogen Heap, London Grammar, Tiga and Michael Mayer; Solid Grooves boss, Dj Awards winner, Michael Bibi is a name that resonates with many for quality and something different: making music, playing music & a love for the party scene are the three things that motivate this man; Pan-Pot music placed a primacy on integrating electronic experimentation with minimal stylings while simultaneously establishing the ominous, murky sounds that have since become synonymous with their name; dutch techno master Reinier Zonneveld musical talent truly stands out during his live performances and he’s closing off this year with a new EP on his label Filth On Acid; Wade is practically unique, mixing convincing rhythms along with hip hop details, such as vocals and percussions.
999999999 is an Italian techno duo, well respected in Italy and worldwide; multi-talented artists, musicians, producers and live act Giolì & Assia have plenty of strings to their bow; Giorgia Angiuli is a classically trained musician, composer and multi-instrumentalist. Very early on she developed a strong interest in electronic music and started to experiment with new live techniques.