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Swedish festival Into The Valley has already been named one of the top festivals in the world and it hasn’t even taken place yet, it’s a two day celebration of electronic music where Dalhalla – a former limestone quarry and one of the most unique venues in Sweden – is rebuilt to an open air club. The festival takes place from July 31st to August 2nd in Dalhalla, outside of Rättvik which is located about 280 kilometres from Stockholm and tickets are available here. Artists performing includes Four Tet, Mount Kimbie, Nicolas Jaar, Ricardo Villalobos, John Talabot, Richie Hawtin, Carl Craig, Âme,
Axel Boman, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Nina Kraviz, Ida Engberg, Benoit & Sergio, Genius Of Time, Dixon, Kim Ann Foxman, Baba Stiltz, Kornel Kovacs etc.

Into The Valley takes the pulse of the city to the heart of the forest. By being an extension of previous projects the club feeling is intact, though the context is different. An urban club environment is recreated, and maximized while sound, machinery and lineup aligns with Dalhalla’s majestic backdrop of trees, water and sky. The limestone quarry transforms into a stew of deep electronics and artificially created light warped far from its original destination. Into The Valley is a dream come true for everyone involved, and expectations are high.

We here at Discobelle have teamed up with the organizers Segren Hedlund and will present exclusive mixes from some of the performing artists in the weeks leading up to the festival, first out we have an amazing mix from Stockholm dj/producer Jessie Granqvist who gives us 58 minutes of dark and brooding techno, perfect to listen to in the summer heat.

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The stunning Dimensions Festival has just announced its first round of names for the festival which will take place August 26th – 30th at the breathtaking 19th century Fort Punta Christo in Pula, Croatia.

One of the true bastions of electronic music culture, the festival is very proud to reveal the first names to perform and they include Moodymann, Ben Klock, Lil Louis, Mount Kimbie (DJ set), John Talabot, Surgeon, Rödhåd, Anthony Parasole, Truncate, Ben UFO, Pearson Sound, Pangaea, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Daniel Avery, Horse Meat Disco, Jeremy Underground, DJ Deep. Plus there will be many more artists to be announced soon.

The Dimensions Festival Opening Concert will take place on August 26th and it will be a truly spectacular show set in a 2000-year old Roman amphitheatre, with live performances from Four Tet, Little Dragon and Floating Points.

Get your tickets here!

Pitti Uomo 83-06 Jamie xx

The first in a new series for BBC 6, Jamie XX hands in an eclectic mix that digs through gems of disco, house, soul, funk etc. He showcases tracks done by Pional, Hyetal, Todd Edwards and also his own edits of among others The XX and Four Tet. Towards the end he sneaks in one of his own new tracks for your listening pleasure.