Chicago house legend Larry Heard, also known as Mr Fingers, will be playing a very special performance at Dimensions Festival this year, in a world exclusive. The US house veteran was the leader of the influential house music group Fingers Inc., which recorded seminal tracks such as Can You Feel It? and Bring Down The Walls, which he worked on with fellow band members Robert Owens and Ron Wilson. Heard has had just as much of an impact under his solo alias with several releases on the coveted Trax Records label, not to mention MCA. This appearance at Dimensions Festival will be a very rare appearance for the DJ and producer, with him having not played any recallable dates since 2011.
In addition to this huge announcement, there have also been a number of other additions to the Dimensions line up. These include Kamasi Washington, Moodymann, Octave One, Richie Hawtin, Daniel Avery, Ron Trent, Mike Huckaby, Petar Dundov, Dan Shake, Loefah and Intergalactic Gary. This strong second phase join an unbelievable line up that already contains the likes of Massive Attack, DJ Stingray, Marcellus Pittman, Alexander Nut, Elphino, The Moritz Von Oswald Trio and dBridge amongst many more.
Set in the unique and otherworldly abandoned Fort Punta Christo, Dimensions Festival is one of the most individual festivals the world over and is made up of a carefully selected line up that provides some of the highest quality house and techno that you will be able to heard anywhere, with a number of these artists contributing heavily to what is arguably Dimensions strongest line up yet.
New lineup additions
Larry Heard AKA Mr Fingers (Live) - Kamasi Washington - Octave One (Live) - Richie Hawtin - Ron Trent - Nightmares on Wax - Daniel Avery - DJ Fett Burger & DJ Sottofett (Sex Tags Mania) - Midland – Steve O’Sullivan (Live) - Darkstar - Mike Huckaby - The Bug Ft. Miss Red - Loefah - Petar Dundov - Zenker Brothers - Broken English Club AKA Oliver Ho - Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchesta - Benji B- Fracture - Intergalactic Gary - Dan Shake - Massimiliano Pagliari -Ilija Rudman - Derek Plaslaiko - Mount Liberation Unlimited – Miss Sunshine - Kenneth Christiansen - Seiji - Sam Binga - Tapes - Beatrice Dillion - United Vibrations - Danny Scrilla - Cuisine Dub - Fixate - Mimi - Labud - Ganik - Novell - Leftfoot - Gilla - The Menendez Brothers – Born Cheating - Joe Rolet - Andwot - Nick Williams - Marshmello - Barry Smyth
Words by Josh Plews
Photos courtesy of Dimensions Festival