Jape: not resting on laurels | Electric Picnic

Reimagined, fresh set for veteran’s eighth outing at Stradbally

Artist: Jape

Venue: Electric Arena

Date Reviewed: September 6th, 2015

His eighth time appearing at Electric Picnic, it’s almost time to present Richie Egan with a commemorative clock and bonus. But there’s no resting on laurels. Joined by a motley crew including backing singers Jess and Leah plus the Booka Brass Band, this is a reimagined set and all the fresher for it.

Far from his guise in The Redneck Manifesto on Friday, the methodical, pulsating set takes us closer to Ibiza than the Salty Dog. Dips and tantalising crescendos rival the DJs, with the finale of Floating a perfect climax. Til next year, then.

In three words: Block rockin’ beats