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Lost in a Moment review – otherworldly tech-house party with a hint of Ibiza | Musique Non Stop

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Monday, September 12, 2016

Lost in a Moment review – otherworldly tech-house party with a hint of Ibiza

Osea Island, Essex
The Hydra brings together DJs from Kristian Beyer and Frank Wiedemann to Job Jobse for an event where the location is as fascinating as the music

Nothing signals exclusivity quite like holding a one-day techno festival on an island only accessible for eight hours a day. During the other 16, Osea Island is cut off by the tide, adding even more enigma to Lost in a Moment, a peripatetic event that almost goes out of its way not to attract attention – as with early rave culture, it doesn’t even divulge its whereabouts until shortly before blastoff.

Club promoters the Hydra are behind it and the Berlin label Innervisions provides the four DJs. House/electronic specialist Marcus Worgull opens the day with what is in effect background music. It allows the crowd of 500 a leisurely hour to explore the island’s facilities, which include a donkey paddock, decommissioned torpedo boat factory and complimentary bikes on which dozens amble along the gravel roads.

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by Caroline Sullivan via Electronic music | The Guardian