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22fest: The best acts lined up

Published 12 Jul 2016 at 10:08 by Liedewij Loorbach

22Tracks and We Are Public share the same aim: pointing out what’s new, pointing out what’s good. 22fest, the festival by online music platform 22Tracks, is all about giving a stage to talent both old and young. Music curator Job de Wit, 22Tracks founder Vincent Reinders (aka Venz) and Liedewij Loorbach, society curator and previously a youth culture reporter, pieced together your ideal schedule for the upcoming festival. Find out exactly what you should be seeing on Saturday 23 July in the Diemerbos.

Midas Hutch – 16:15 – 17:15
Smooth pappie FS Green, the man behind the smoothest r&b–hip hop mixes, spins boogie and disco with an eighties feel under his new moniker. Featuring his own mixes, of course. Recommended by Job de Wit.

Jarreau Vandal – 18:00 – 19:00
Warm sounds from the realms of funk, hip hop and soul. Dutch Jarreau Vandal’s first EP was released on L.A. label Soulection. His Supurb Superhero was recently dropped by Sony Music. Recommended by Job de Wit.

Sevn Alias – 19:00 – 19:30
YouTube streamed a Chocomel commercial before letting us watch one of his clips. We think that says something about the age category of his fans. This Dutch rapper is all the rage with kids and adolescents, he is the embodiment of life out on the street – telling tales of the desires and stresses you encounter out on ‘em. Ballinnn interviewed him and said: ‘Small white children all over Holland are learning a couple of Moroccan words thanks to Sevn – it’s something he’s taken upon himself. Sven: “In Amsterdam West I was surrounded by morcos. When I moved to Almere and I could only kind Moroccans there. That was just the way it was. They were everywhere. I didn’t chose to talk that way, but if you’re surrounded by something all the time, it’s going to get in your system.” Recommended by Liedewij Loorbach.

Abra – 19:45 – 20:15
Atlanta-based Abra produces and sings to her own alt-pop/ R&B tracks. Signed to Awful Records, don’t expect a soulful diva, but an alternative, minimalistic and mysterious songstress. Vincent Reinders thinks she’s an awesome skater chick and that her music is your perfect summer soundtrack.

Honne 21:00 – 21:30
Modern soul with a heavy dose of electronica and the type of tortured soul vocals we can’t seem to get enough of today. It’ll make you dance. Recommended by Vincent Reinders.

Tunji Ige – 21:30 – 22:00
Vincent Reinders: “It’s a tale to be proud of: coming from an immigrant background with Nigerian parents and making it for himself, breaking through. Tunji raps and produces everything himself, working with increasingly bigger names.” Read more about Tunji.

Kyle Hall 22:00 – 23:00
Job de Wit calls it, “one of the most interesting third wave house/techno producers from Detroit.” Get warmed up with Kyle Hall’s thumping techno beats.

Lefto 22:00 – 23:00
Round off your evening with Lefto’s warm soulful tracks. Belgian-based Gilles Peterson, aka Lefto, is the man responsible for pushing on good taste to popular audiences by means of the radio – streaming hip hop, soul, world music, boogie. He does radio well, but wait til you see him in the flesh. Lefto knows how to get crowds moving. Recommended by Liedewij Loorbach.


We Are Public members are offered massive discount on 22fest tickets. Find out how to get your hands on a ticket to new music in Diemerbos here.

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