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electric picnic: friday, september 2
Celina Murphy, 08 Sep 2011
Elsewhere, Santigold delivers on spectacle, but not on tunes, even if cheerleaders, costume changes and stage invasions do make for a colourful hour. Never mind, though, because ethereal production duo Solar Bears are absolutely killing it over in the Body And Soul village. Those seeking sanctuary from the doom-laden Interpol show have taken themselves over to the Electric Arena, where DJ Shadow is putting on a phenomenal visual show. Only a handful of punters are close enough to appreciate the Californian’s mixing skills, but a giant orb that switches from planet earth to a Tron-esque bubble at the drop of a beat is something that everyone can enjoy.
While the first day of EP brought a handful of individual triumphs, it lacked a single knock-out up-tempo performance. Terrifying as it sounds, it may be up to Flava Flav to bring the noise.