Date: 7th & 8th August
Location: Montpellier, France
Family Piknik Festival 2021: https://www.facebook.com/events/213464916956416
All Stars 2020 (Out now): http://fanlink.to/allstars2020
Family Piknik will celebrate 10 years of the festival in 2021 with an array of huge talent
Some of the biggest DJs have contributed to Family Piknik’s legacy over the past decade including Carl Cox, Solomun, Sven Väth, Maceo Plex, Richie Hawtin, Marco Carola, Loco Dice, Luciano, The Martinez Brothers, Jamie Jones, Sasha & Digweed, Joris Voorn and more, the list is pretty long! After a terrible 2020 due to Covid-19, the Family Piknik team are delighted to be working on its 2021 line-up, celebrating its 10th birthday over two-days of open-air extravaganza with some of the best international acts. Many of the rescheduled artists for 2020 can be expected, namely Charlotte de Witte, Adam Beyer b2b Ida Engberg, ARTBAT, Fisher, Worakls Orchestra ect. but there will also be many surprises!
In other news, Family Piknik Music has become a real home for young and promising French talents : Pontias, Abstraal, Albanø, Mood Gorning, B/O/M, Hugo Cantarra, The Dualz, as well as rising international newcomers : Cadillac Express, Gigee, Ki Yera, for example… Quoted as “France’s leading techno label” by Sweet Music, Family Piknik Music showcases a very wide vision for electronic music, from Afro-House to Techno, going through Progressive, Deep, Melodic, Organic, Dark Disco and Electronica. A large range of genres to push quality over quantity and monotony. The label also published its first music video clips, with Pontias ‘Go Bro’ official video scoring more than 35K views under 4 weeks on Youtube and being broadcasted on TV in 50 countries thanks to Clubbing TV.
Time has come to sum up this amazing year with a new compilation. ‘Family Piknik – Casa de Flamingos All Stars 2020’ is a collection of the 15 most marking releases of the year, with key remixes by Hernan Cattaneo, Theus Mago, Popof, Quenum, K.E.E.N.E. and the strongest original tracks released these past months. It also features a 2 hours continuous mix by Tom Pooks himself, recorded during the lockdown. French maestro gives much relief to these 2020 releases, incorporating some additional effects, adding some hypnotic loops to build a timeless mixed manifesto.
Tom Pooks says “2020 has been such a frustrated year for all of us in the music and entertainment industry. We kept on releasing music while most of us on this planet were not allowed to dance and enjoy live music because of the pandemic. It is very painful to release Dance music when you can’t share it behind the decks and have a party going with crazy people in front of you. Releasing this compilation is a way to celebrate the great evolution of our label in this very specific context. It is also a message of hope and faith in the music we do love and support.”
Tom Pooks mix is available to stream and download via Soundcloud.