Credited for its ability to present a large line-up of performers whilst maintaining an intimate atmosphere for punters, Melt! is in a league of its own. Set in an open-air museum in the South of Berlin, its roster covers all corners of electronic music, bringing in crowds from across the globe. Voted number 2 in Resident Advisor's Top 10 festivals for July 2015, this year's bill makes it easy to see why.
Earlier this year, the xx`s beat-maker released his highly acclaimed debut album . The record marks the moment that Jamie "xx" Smith's musical hobby became a highly respected force in contemporary music. Boasting both emotional depth and an impressive sonic scope, In Colour seamlessly weaves a broad spectrum of styles, samples and instrumentation into one brilliantly cohesive electronic album. Ferrapollis will be the perfect location to present the winning combination of industrial beats and soft voices which graced his first longplayer. Goosebumps guaranteed.
With his background in classical music, Jon Hopkins is a unique figure within the electronic scene. The Mercury Prize-nominated producer delivers awe-inspiring soundscapes through his classical expertise and inventive approach to composition, apparent on highly acclaimed fourth album, Immunity. With his recent Late Night Tales mix featuring music from Nils Frahm, Holy Other and Four Tet, Hopkins effortlessly merges contemporary sounds with his own, and is certain to deliver a show-stopping live performance. Definitely a must-see for electronic music lovers.
Back in 2011, Paul Rose aka Scuba turned heads with his emphatic Triangulation LP. The album, dark and brooding, paid homage to the birth of the weighty, enigmatic dubstep genre. As his sound developed, however, Rose moved away from 140bpm rhythms, towards a faster, more techno-inspired and altogether more uplifting sound. Memorable tracks 'Adrenalin' and 'July' scored him points with fans of 4/4, followed up by this year's LP Claustrophobia. Sure to be a set full to the brim with dancefloor-ready bangers, he is not to be missed.