Jim Carroll

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EXIT festival – 7 things I learned from night one

(1) Is there a point to The Streets? I know there are about 10,000 Brits at EXIT but that still doesn’t mean you go out and book Mike Skinner. Geezer-rap never went off so quickly. His attempts to get the …

Fri, Jul 11, 2008, 11:41

   

(1) Is there a point to The Streets? I know there are about 10,000 Brits at EXIT but that still doesn’t mean you go out and book Mike Skinner. Geezer-rap never went off so quickly. His attempts to get the crowd doing some synchronised dancing belongs to the Not A Good Idea department.

(2) More from that department. NERD’s Pharrell Williams has a great command of georgraphy. “This is not America! This is not China! This is not Russia! This is not, er, England! This is Serbia!”

(3) Audion’s “Mouth to Mouth” is the sexiest tweaking house tune you’ll ever hear within the walls of a fortress overlooking the Danube.

(4) The Serbians are only mad for the reggae.

(5) They don’t understand why the Irish said no to Lisbon. I tried to explain about Silvio Ganley and micro-chipped babies, but they weren’t buying it.

(6) Sven Vath is still alive and well and trancing away to his heart’s content.

(7) EXIT hearts Francois Kevorkian. Awesome set from the old-school New Yorker a couple of hours ago. He plays at Night Flight in Dublin on July 25. Go, go, go.

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