MOP of HEAD (JP) + SOUTH RAKKAS CREW (NYC) + DJ NOODLES JUICY LERO LERO (JP) + 盪在空中 + MARCUS AURELIUS 理化兄弟 + DJ PRO RES + DR DMT
In the true festival spirit, we are going to have a whole lotta fun on our opening weekend. We have invited electro dance rockers Mop of Head from Japan, after seeing them rock the socks off of 5,000 people at Fuji Rock last year. We also have one of our favorite DJs from our favorite label, Mad Decent ~ South Rakkas Crew, says The Guardian, produces “some of the most electrifying dance music on the planet.” Juicy Lero Lero, a Cosplay weirdness band from Japan, will add double shot of insanity. DJ Noodles just tore it up so much at our stage for the Mega Port festival in early March we couldnt not invite her back. DJ Marcus Aurelius is a rock steady party stalwart, Pro Res makes a Taipei debut from Brickyard in Kaohsiung, Hang in the Air is one of the best reggae bands on the island, and there will be an 8bit DJ + VJ show by up and comers Physical Chemical Brothers. Eight hours of fun, people! Remember to stretch :)
★★★★ MOP of HEAD ★★★★
凌晨三點，仍有將近5,000名樂迷在富士音樂祭現場捨不得離去，追隨Mop of Head帶給他們的集體狂歡，感受從頭爽到腳的生猛能量。他們超帶勁兒的跳舞音樂猶如法國synthpop電音雙人恐怖份子Justice與Daft Punk混血德國techno天王Boys Noize。這屌爆了的傑作不是來自DJ，而是出自僅由貝斯、吉它、鼓及合成器組成的四人編制。聽過Mop of Head的表演，只能說「真他媽的太讚！」。Mop of Head的經歷很不簡單，連續兩年榮獲富士音樂祭力邀，〈Retronix Symphony〉，由BBC Radio 1知名DJ Gilles Peterson欽點2011重點單曲。甚至擔任全球最潮時尚音樂廠牌Kitsuné旗下當紅雙人組Digitalism日本巡迴暖場團。此外，日本嬉哈界掌門m-flo音樂製作人Taku Takahashi也對他們表示激賞，就連電音之王Steve Aoki 與英國電子搖滾樂傳奇The Prodigy御用王牌設計師Macciu也招認是Mop of Head小粉絲。聲稱受到Led Zeppelin、Primal Scream等音樂影響，但其實他們更想將breakbeats、dubstep、drum ‘n’ bass、house融入音樂當中。Mop of Head在表演現場製造出猶如核融合的巨大能量，真是死前必朝聖的混種派對現場！
★★★★ SOUTH RAKKAS CREW (Mad Decent) ★★★★
來自Major Lazer成員Diplo所創的費城舞曲廠牌Mad Decent旗下的Electro-Dancehall團體South Rakkas Crew目前由製作人兼DJ Dennis Shaw(D Rakkas)率領。他擅長將Reggae與Dancehall的音樂元素加入各種舞曲節奏，從House, Electro, Moonbahton (一種結合House與Reggaeton的新種音樂，目前Mad Decent主推), Dubstep到南岸風味的Trap Music 都有，是一個走在時代尖端的團體，因此被衛報 (The Guardian)譽為「地球上最令人興奮的電子音樂團體」。組合成軍已經邁入第10年，他在混音上的功力更是眾所皆知，除了Dancehall 藝人 Vybz Kartel, Bounty Killer 與 Beenie Man 等人之外，英國小天后 Lily Allen、Trip-Hop 宗師 Tricky、Pop- Punk 天團 Good Charlotte、拉丁天后Chakira、南岸Crunk 天王 Lil Jon、Fall Out Boy、斯里蘭卡裔的英國創作才女M.I.A.與Diplo等藝人/團體的作品都在他們的巧手之下呈現更具威力的新風貌，這些還只是一部份而已。為歡度十週年，他們展開了世界巡迴，足跡遍佈美洲、歐洲以及亞洲，另外還發行了最新作《Clappas Riddim》。South Rakkas Crew 的首次台灣演出，也終於讓大家有機會一睹這個搞翻全世界舞場的雙人組合現場丰采，準備好流汗了嗎？—愛吹倫
或許可以說 Noodles 已經是台灣 DJ 圈裡面的老大，也是遊牧影展最喜歡的 DJ 之一。 Noodles 自從2006年台灣區DMC大賽冠軍， World top 13 of 2006 的結果，令她備受矚目，曾與DJ Q-Bert、Hifanna、DJ Kentaro、DJ Jazzy Jeff、Naughty ByNature、Far East Movement …等名將同台演出（這個清單其實可以寫的很長…)，可是對我們來說重點是誰都忘不了她去年在遊牧影展開幕趴，Trippple Nippples 之後的 DJ set，那超超超 HIGH!!!! Come on Noodles, do it again!
Tokyo's Mop of Head have played big stages at Fuji Rock in each of the past two years, had their song "Retronix Symphony" listed as one of the top tracks of 2011 by BBC Radio 1 DJ Gilles Peterson, and supported the Japanese tour of the German electro-house duo Digitalism. Think Justice, Daft Punk or Boyz Noize, but coming from a 4-piece band. When we saw them rocking a dance party of 5,000 at Fuji Rock last year, we knew they had to play Urban Nomad!!! Though band members claim rock influences like Led Zepplin, Primal Scream, Hi-Standard and Stevie Wonder, the band initially came together because they wanted to figure out how to play live rock versions of breakbeats, dubstep, drum ‘n’ bass, house and club music in general. Then they added electronic loops, which they distort and manipulate live. Its been almost a year since we last saw them play. We cant friggin wait!
SOUTH RAKKAS CREW (Mad Decent)
“SOUTH RAKKAS CREW make some of the most electrifying dance music on the planet.”—The Guardian “When it comes to knowing what mashes a dance, few production outfits can match South Rakkas Crew.”—Pitchfork
Rugged dancehall, shameless pop, hipster electro bangers, rude dubstep—fuck it, South Rakkas does it all. They can flex from Beenie Man and Bounty Killer one moment, T-Pain the next, and then on to the likes of M.I.A., Lily Allen, Beck, Duran Duran, Justin Timberlake, The Bug, Warrior Queen, Britney Spears, and Shakira—all of whom have been touched by South Rakkas’ edgy studio savvy. South Rakkas Crew came together in a Toronto recording studio a decade ago, then moved to Florida to become a crucial part of ‘N Sync’s production team, and then migrated even further south to Kingston, Jamaica, where they produced their first self-credited dancehall riddims (the hits “Clappas,” “Red Alert,” “Bionic Ras,” “Chinkuzi” anyone?). Production work for stars like Vybz Kartel, Mr. Vegas, Elephant Man followed, and by 2008 beat king Diplo was releasing South Rakkas EPs on his Mad Decent label. Soon, Thom Yorke was dropping the Boy 8-Bit mix of “Mad Again” while guest DJing on Gilles Peterson’s BBC radio show, and trip-hop titan Tricky chose South Rakkas to remix his entire West Knowle Boy album, garnering rapturous press. The BBC called it “a collision of exotic and intoxicating rhythms that dance around truly body-rocking beats, hammered and glued into forms that enthrall and excite… Tricky Meets South Rakkas Crew is an electrifying listen, invigorating the parts Tricky can’t usually reach.” In 2009, M.I.A personally selected South Rakkas to open her N.E.E.T. label showcase. Now in Taipei, group founder Dennis D-Rakkas Shaw makes his first ever visit, following a year of eight releases that covered Dubstep, Moombahton, Trap and, of course, SRC’s classic Electro-Dancehall. Get ready to sweat this one out!
JUICY LERO LERO (x Mimie Chan)
Juicy Lero Lero is a supergroup formed out of two bands that will live for ever in Spring Scream lore, Mimie Chan and Miracle Saru. Mimie Chan first came to Taiwan in 1999 as an 8-piece band with a full horn section of women dressed either as geishas or replicant clones of Marie Antoinette. The music was a mix of British ska, punk, Cosplay and Japanese freakouts. Miracle Saru meanwhile was the unstoppable force of trance rock, playing 45minute jammed out sets that held the power of a three-minute AC/DC tune. In recent years, these two bands have merged, adding stoner funk to the freakouts, ska, rock and costume party antics. If "weird" and "awesome" could be combined into a single word, it would be Juicy Lero Lero.