SPOTlight 2014 part threeAsbjørn Hæstrup
This weekend, we’re SPOTlighting some of the more than 350 foreign and 800 Danish music industry people attending SPOT Festival 2014. We’ve asked them a couple of questions and here are their answers:
Name: Martijn Veenman, NL – Nordic Vibes
Hi Martijn, is this your first time coming to SPOT Festival? It’s my second time this year.
Which concerts are you looking forward to the most? Emelie Nicolas.
Do you have a favorite Danish band? I would say Sleep Party People.
Name: Jakob Brixvold, DK – Dansk Live
How many times have you been to SPOT, Jakob? Too many to count.
Are you looking forward to any concerts in particular? Well, I’m mostly here for the business part, so in general I just tag along.
Do you have a favorite Danish band? No, sorry. It’s too hard to answer that question.
Name: Sebastian Møller, DK – Volt
Hi Sebastian, is this your first time at SPOT? Yeah, it is.
So, you’re not excatly in the music business. Why are you here? I’m promoting my company Volt. We manufacture portable batteries with which you can recharge your phone at festivals.
How’s business then? It’s going great. Last year at Roskilde Festival, 60.000 pictures were uploaded to Instagram. We like to think that it wouldn’t have been that many without our batteries. Our biggest markets are Germany and the UK.
Name: Phillipe Decoster, BE – Nada Booking
Have you been to SPOT before? Yes, I have. It’s my third time this year.
Which concerts are you looking forward to the most this year? Julias Moon.
Do you have a favorite Danish band or artist? Yeah, Aqua.
Name: Anne Raun, DK – Heartbeat
Hi, is this you first time at SPOT? No, it’s my second.
Are you excited by any concerts in particular? I’m really excited about Go Go Berlin who’s one of our own. Also Psyched Up Janis, that’s a must-see.
Do you have a favorite Danish band? Tough question. I think Reptile Youth. They do the most killer live performances.
Name: Hannes Tschürtz, AT – INK Music
Have you been to SPOT before? Yeah, this is my 5th year.
Which concerts are you looking forward to seeing this year? Actually, I tend to avoid bands I know already. I’m really looking for the surprises. But I’m looking forward to watching Chorus Grant, Aarhus Jazz Orchestra and The White Album. I watched Broken Twin earlier and that was absolutely amazing.
Do you have a favorite Danish band? I know so many Danish bands, itøs almost impossible to choose. But I would say Rangleklods, Reptile Youth and When Saints Go Machine, since I’ve worked a lot with those three. But there are so many more.
Name: Ed Poston, UK – Glassnote Records
Hi Ed, is this your first time at SPOT? Yeah, it is.
Which concerts are you the most excited for? Broken Twin, Sekuoia and Kill J, I think.
Which Danish band is your favorite? Mew!
Name: Steven Pietrzykowski, UK – Fat Possum
Hey Steven, have you been to SPOT before? Yeah, I went last year as well.
Are you particularly excited for any concerts this year? Iceage, Blaue Blume, Glass and Less Win. Lots of other things look good as well, I think.
Do you have a favorite Danish band? I really like Lower and Iceage. I think the label Posh Isolation has some amazing artists.
Name: Nicolas Fritz, Fr (lives in the UK) – Warp Records
Is this your first time at SPOT Festival? Yes, this is my first.
Which concerts are you most excited for? Iceage, Shiny Darkly and Broken Twin.
What’s your favorite Danish band? I really love When Saints Go Machine.
Stay tuned here and on our Twitter (@MXDQuicknews) for more profiles on the people attending SPOT Festival 2014.
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