The Electropicales #7: Return on a rainy but happy festival on Reunion Island!
Published on 26 May 2015
Festival-goers were able to discover the sweet mixture of French chanson alongside the electronic production of Coucher of Söleil, which offered the spectators a strange and mesmerizing live performance. The South African DJ Nozinja, accompanied by his dancers, also had the crowds shaking to his tunes before giving way to the Chicago ghetto house version of Don Rimini.
The Jamaican Block dedicated to reggae sound systems confirmed that it had naturally found its place and its audience, the set of Mad Professor feat. Joe Arriwa was the must of the party! In the meantime, a veritable five-hour music session was launched on Cathedral Square which had hosted the Electropicales before with performances by So Watt, Psychorigid, Csysz, Boogie, and Fluidz.
The public could enjoy a mix of local scientist discoveries with an ethno-hippie atmosphere distilled by Barbee and international names with the psychedelic electro pop duo led by Pachanga Boys. The Mauritian DJ Avneesh, came with a complete electro performance from the Indian Ocean, plus the American, Svengalisghost, who spearheaded the new scene of Chicago and who issued his sets to maximalist dimension and explosive groove. All this, as before, was covered by a mapping concocted by the Genevese of Studio Corium. In addition, the spectators saw and heard from the Jamaican Block, up to the electro coming from Mayotte with Doujah Sound, from Scotland with Mungo's Hifi, and local with O'Fischa Sound System feat. Mighty Lion rocked low with their good vibes, not to mention the two operators of the most famous French sound systems Lord Zeljko and historical flood of Dubplates.
Even the Pachanga Boys failed to resist the ultimate temptation and interpreted Time, a title that both artists play only very rarely and only when an actual connection is made with the public which essentially says it is all about the electric atmosphere of Les Electropiales!
Covering the event was the French magazine Tsugi and the Mail & Guardian from South Africa which also came to have a closer look and highlight the Festival Electropicales to their readers at home.