Last year I got the chance to play at the 5th anniversary edition of Cubic Clash, a well-known indoor festival for electronic music lovers at the Kuub concert hall in my hometown Turnhout. Unfortunately the 5th edition of Cubic Clash was also the final one. The founders, Tune In Turn Out, decided to put an end to the Cubic story and explore new horizons.
Nevertheless Cubic Clash has always been a versatile and contemporary event with various musical dimensions. Not only local deejays got the opportunity to play, exciting electronic live acts were invited as well. Every year international and exclusive headliners came to Turnhout to perform on stage:
- 2007 : Rex The Dog (UK) | Meltdown (BE) | Lady Lite & MC Mary Jane (BE)
- 2008 : Vicarious Bliss (FR) | Digikid 84 (FR) | Sound of Stereo (BE)
- 2009 : T.Raumschmiere (DE) | Geht’s Noch vs Keatch (BE) | AKS feat. Selah Sue (BE)
- 2010 : Freestylers DJ’s (UK) | Tek-One (UK) | Vermin Twins (BE)
- 2011 : Simian Mobile Disco (UK) | Lucy Love (DK) | Teddiedrum (BE)
The organization of such a fast growing indoor festival required lots of energy. The comparison with large commercial dance events was often made, although its growth potential and profit margins had never been the intention. Therefore Tune In Turn Out wanted to avoid that their Cubic concept became too mainstream like several other festivals already did.
I’m proud that I could be part of the very last edition, which was a real highlight again and made me longing for the next new party concept in T-Town. Thank you for 5 years of quality electronic music!
Because I was unable to tape my live gig at Cubic Clash, I recorded it again at my homestudio. It starts rather minimal with tracks from Leesa (Atmosphere Records) and Shur-I-Kan, and evolves into jackin’ tech house with Oliver Koletzki (Stil Vor Talent) and Sonny Fodera. Just the way I like it!
Let’s share and enjoy my tribute I love Cubic Clash mixtape.