OK, we accept it, Summer 2013 is done (in Europe at least), however, we’ve one final Q+A to share which highlights an artist with CDR connections who played at this year’s Dimensions Festival. To partially paraphrase Soul II Soul, Ossie brings a happy face and thumping bass. Here’s what he had to say.
Festivals on the Croatian coast have become something of a go to European summer event, have you attended/played any before?
I was at both Outlook and Dimension last year. It was my first time, I didn’t know what to expect. the weather was a bit temperamental but i had a good time. Boat party at Dimensions was a highlight.
Is there one song you were especially excited to perform/play to the Dimensions Festival crowd this year?
Brand New Heavies – I Don’t Know Why I Love You (Kenny Dope Remix). Love this song, been playing it a lot recently.
From the long list of acts and artists on the Dimensions line-up, from 3 Chairs to Tony Allen, who stood out for you?
Portico Quartet! I saw them for the first live at XOYO [recently]. I didn’t know even who they were. So I’m definitely looking forward to seeing them.
What do you think help makes boat parties special? Top tips?
Not having a big breakfast beforehand, I got a bit sea sick. I guess a boat full of enthused party people and a lot of sun goes the trick. A good sound system as well.
And, if the chance comes to lay out on the sand/in the sun, what will you be reading and/or listening to?
Yes reading! I just bought Gifted Hands by Ben Carson hopefully I can get a few days to myself.