29. 7. 2019
King Carl picks 5 of his favorite festival memories:
“I think this was the first year Glastonbury had any dance music of any kind. It was me, I think System 7, Kevin Saunderson, Danny Rampling, Fatboy Slim. We all got booked to play in this tent area that they had. At the time Goldie had his album (‘Timeless’) out, and The Cure were on at the same time as well. I remember thinking, we’ve got no chance, everyone’s gonna go see them instead. We had 25,000 people come to an 8,000 capacity tent. It was magical, I just love moments like that.”
“I can’t not mention Ultra Music Festival. I remember Josh Wink being there playing ‘Higher States of Consciousness’ in its early days. I just remember how the crowd were going off to it, it was the first time they heard it. When you see the whole place go mad, the people behind you, left and right, security guards, everyone.
“It’s always down to the people there, and they embrace this like you cannot believe. It’s open air, there’s no kind of closure, there’s no tents. I was one of the first DJs to play for them, and it’s great to see it grow into a major festival with worldwide attention.”
“Awakenings festival is electronic music, end of story. There’s nothing more or less to it. They’ve always been advocates for that sound and the DJs that play it and embrace it, and I’ve always been into that sound.”
“It’s almost like an Alice In Wonderland type event where nothing is the same, anywhere. There really isn’t anything like it. Even if the DJs aren’t playing, you walk in and your jaw just drops. Last year was phenomenal, based on what I had done, and the set up and everything, it’s just amazing.