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Telekom Electronic Beats Festival Budapest 2016

Budapest, October 24, 2016 16:00

Telekom Electronic Beats Festival is revealing further artists and a wide range of additional cultural and lifestyle events to celebrate the ever-changing creativity through music, arts, tech and fashion.

This time we are glad to add more impressive names to the already star-filled line-up featuring Bat For Lashes, Is Tropical, Julio Bashmore, KiNK and Floating Points. Like the Berlin-based Brandt Brauer Frick , three young musicians who melts house and techno with contemporary classical music in an exciting way with real instruments, and Ripperton, who holds besides a passion for soul music also a massive vinyl collection, crossing many musical borders and kicking it real on the scene since the noughties. We’ll have Florian Meier on the card as well, who keeps on defining his progressive ideas and perspectives on electronic music, combining funky elements of the late ’70s with dark industrial sounds.

Festival-goers will also have the opportunity to check out some of the most promising Hungarian musicians: the beautifully galactic Changing Grey , founded by local DJ hero Gensi and the mastermind behind the Zagar band Balázs Zságer, the young and vivid jungle rockers Fran Palermo and Mïus, that brings the melodic soundscapes of Gergely Álmos to the front. 

Beyond to the diverse musical line-up and following last year’s new features, the festival will host a series of special cultural events right in the middle of Budapest.

Hungarian modular synth experts behind the name Analogue Zone will bring their workshop to Akvárium; the one and only Ableton Certified Training Centre in Hungary, imPro School will join to the fest with two open lectures; Kitchen Budapest, the creative studio established by Hungarian Telekom is coming up with its complex interactive installation, the true 3D light painting experience Healium Lightformer. The Telekom Electronic Beats Cinema will bring a fine selection of contemporary international documentary and fiction feature films from Raving Iran to Werner Herzog’s Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World ; unique pop-up and shopping events are going to make the fashionistas happy by local shops like Art On Me, The Garden Studio, Antifactory Vintage Shop and SCHATZI; exhibitions like the Fetish nip collection in Omnivore Gallery, and the Hungarian underground scene’s most sought-after graphic designer Roki’s works of 15 years at Központ and Telep will add new colours to the palette. 

In addition, during the week of the Telekom Electronic Beats Festival and hand-in-hand with the partially Budapest-based startup Ususty we are going to collect old mobile devices into a reverse vending machine. Then the Electro from your e-trash workshop will show how to create sounds from different parts of used phones with a musician and a hacker.

For more Telekom Electronic Beats visit: – Youtube channel with a lot of Tech Talk, Live Videos, Artist Interviews and much more – Radio channel with exclusive DJ sets and podcasts

Telekom Electronic Beats:
 Since 2000, Deutsche Telekom has set the standard for international music & lifestyle content marketing with Electronic Beats. Initially formed purely as music marketing, the program now embraces the evident and strong connection between music and other lifestyle areas such as design, tech, fashion and art. EB’s persistent creativity and style-leading content embodies the youthful avant-garde lifestyle and feel of digital natives and urban early adopters between 18 and 34 years. EB owns an innovative media portfolio, such as the Website and own EB.Radio  and EB.TV formats. Active in all Telekom markets, EB produces its own festival series and live events all across Europe, creating memorable music and lifestyle experiences while serving as a platform for innovative Telekom products and services.