WORLDWIDE: HYTE x A Day At The Park Recap


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HYTE debuts in Rotterdam in characteristic style

HYTE x A Day At The Park 2019 proved the perfect opportunity on Saturday, September 21st to enjoy the summer twilight as the Berlin-based HYTE – already a firm favorite for Netherlands crowds – landed in Rotterdam for the very first time. It was a spectacular afternoon of sun, smiles, the best music the electronic music underground has to offer with the sound, lighting and production to match.

Representing new collaboration with the organizers of A Day in the Park, a renowned festival with more than a decade of history, HYTE was tasked with curating Saturday’s main-stage and in turn ensured that nothing was done by halves. Taking place in the stunning surrounds the Kralingse Bos, the infamous Netherlands weather showed its best side – sunshine with warm temperatures all afternoon – providing a perfect setting for the carefully-curated lineup of HYTE x A Day At The Park 2019 to shine in all its glory.

Featuring a trademark HYTE cast of performers that unites the underground’s elite players with its finest ascending talent, opening duties were tasked to the Netherlands’ own Wouter S who offered a suitably jackin’ set to warm things up. More local flavor followed in the early afternoon in the form of Adin, who played a set situated perfectly between melodic grooves and deeper techno platitudes going back to back with Wouter S eventually.

HYTE x A Day at the Park (Album)

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Nic Fanciulli followed while the sun was still high in the Rotterdam skies, with the Saved Records boss bringing his steady hand for a set that deftly traversed edgier house and techno sounds while also bringing the appropriate party vibes. Things kicked up a notch though with the arrival of Nicole Moudaber, one of techno’s most charismatic performers who brought plenty of raw energy.

Sunset marked the slamming arrival of the afternoon’s “special guests” in the form of Pan-Pot who brought a heady touch of Berlin techno to the proceedings. Powering things through to the finish was mohawked wild-man Green Velvet who brought his veteran skills to play for a performance that drew on the signature HYTE light, sound and production, including its stunning signature laser cage, to full effect.