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Collegium Spring Break Island Day Four

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Collegium Spring Break Island opened it’s final day with one of it’s major headliners. DT met Germanic Duo Bodybangers  in the not-helping-the-hangover heat for a lunchtime chat (You can catch this on our forthcoming DTTV interview…), whereupon Bodybangers summed up the underground vs EDM chat with stylistic German Efficiency:

“For sure. We love tech house. But we also need to earn a living.”

Following this, true to their word, we headed down to Zrce Beach to watch the pair play a big-room, big-vocal, big-noise set to Papaya’s pool party, joined by MC Fabu D and a couple of dazed looking artists from the night before. 

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This time around, whilst the podium dancers were sadly absent, the arrival of a group of highly attractive Canadians and Germans seem to hold centre stage for the day. 

That evening, our second interview saw us driven some way out of town to meet Swiss DJ Antoine. Antoine has something of a following on the European festival circuit, has cracked the DJMag Top 100 a few times and produced and remixed for the likes of P.Diddy, Mary J.Blige and Snoop Dogg. The eccentric Swissman (is that a thing?) was dressed head to toe in a white outfit, adorned with Egyptian patterns, and also sported golden sunglasses. Most impressively of all, he didn’t have a tour manager. He had a butler. For real: in a full tux, holds door open for taxi, had a selection of towels ready by the stage, poured glasses of champagne during Antoine’s set, the works. The latter managed to multi task extensively during his set, switching between mixing tracks, signing T-shirts and spraying champagne. The crowd, however, were suitably electrified by all this – Papaya being the busiest it’s been since we’ve arrived.

It’s been 4 days of serious European student Line-ups, drunken 4am chats with French tour managers and quietly watching the intriguing movements of the most eccentric Austrian photographers we’ve ever seen. It’s been a good start. 

For all the photos from Day Four Click Here

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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