BACKSTAAAGE’S EASTERN ELECTRICS REVIEW
There isn’t that many music festivals in South London so I was gassed when Eastern Electrics (EE) announced they were bringing the festival vibes to Morden Park, other festivals take note. Eastern Electrics was literally around the corner for me which was great. I’ve been to EE a few times and each time has been mental so this time around I wasn’t expecting anything less especially as the Rinse FM stage had some good acts on the lineup.
When the day arrived I looked out my window and guess what it was raining. Now some of you like the rain and mud and believe it aint a festival without it, not me. A little drizzle is fine but me I love the sun so I was praying the weather got better and it did.
As soon as I entered EE it was going off with Darius Syrossian on the main stage dropping some serious tunes. Stefflon Don blessed the Rinse FM stage and was repping for the UK Urban scene. The East London artist had the crowd jumping from start to finish getting the crowd hyped to tracks like Wobble, Lock Off, and of course Real Ting.
UKG legends The Heartless Crew closed the Rinse FM stage in true crisp biscuit style giving us some garage and jungle anthems accompanied by some old skool HLC lyrics “Female Skanker!”
Other notable acts that shut down the Rinse stage were Nadia Rose, Sir Sypro, Sian Anderson and My Nu Leng and Dread MC. Big up Rinse FM for always moving things forward for the culture.
For all my Ibiza heads Defected In The House were holding it down as usual and I managed to catch some of Sam Divine sets. If you haven’t seen her in action I suggest you find out when she’s playing next and go see her live. From what I heard the Defected resident was going in. Another House legend on the line up was Dennis Ferrer who had the Skreamizm stage ram packed.
A lot was going on at the festival, there were so many stages and so much music to choose from. To end my Eastern Electrics experience in Morden Park it was only right I ended it listening to Mr Ibiza himself DJ Carl Cox. What a nice way to end the festival with Carl Cox bring his Techno vibes and the hot bangers from Ibiza to what was now a cool breeze in Morden Park.
Eastern Electrics had something for everyone whether it be Garage, Grime, Jungle, Techno it was all there. But Just in case you wanted to take a break from dancing and wanted to have some fun EE had a fun fair. If that wasn’t enough there was a glitter stand for those that wanted to get glittery, however I wasn’t ready to take my plunge into the glittery world but maybe next time. It was good to see festival goers enjoy and embrace all parts of the festival whether that be the food, cocktail bars, fairground rides and of course the music. I also stumbled on what looked like a secret get away The Tropical Tea Party where a lot of the hidden gems were.
One thing I liked was the RFID wristband which was your key to all food vendors and bars. Although It would of been great to be able to use the wristbands on the rides maybe next time Eastern Electrics hint hint. For those of you that were like me that had funds leftover on your wristbands fear not because the guys at EE have setup a page where you can claim back your money or put it towards tickets for next years festival. Simply click here for more details.
Overall a great festival and would I do it again 100%. If you procrastinated this year don’t make the same mistake. Early birds tickets will probably be up for sale soon, so my advise will be to get them even buy some for your skwod if you got the money.
Eastern Electrics it was pleasure so until next year summer keep raving!!
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