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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.

Chicago house legend DJ Slugo collaborates with NYC based producer Nicolas Jaar for an 8 minute long and absolutely amazing track that should be on the top spot of many year end lists.

“Dear Listener,

In light of recent events, a new track by DJ Slugo. It was produced on a cold but sunny morning by Nico in NY, and sent that very morning to Thomas Kendricks (DJ Slugo) who laid down the vocal. We hope you enjoy it.

Peace.

Nico & Slugo”

Darkside is the project of dance music prodigy Nicolas Jaar and guitar maestro Dave Harrington, this is the mix that Dave Harrington did for Modular and it goes from a cover of Nick Drake to his own exclusive The Knife edit. A perfect companion to a slow friday at the office.

“…Dave Harrington is well versed in the art of orchestrating arresting soundtracks. Switching from a mournful Nick Drake cover to classical inspired house within the opening minutes, the Darkside member applies his performing musician principles to DJing with this captivating Modcast that pulls you in instantly.”

DOWNLOAD: Modcast #173: Darkside (direct link)