There’s not exactly a paucity of Croatian dance festivals in 2013, but SuncéBeat 4 benefits from having its own distinctive character – namely, a firm emphasis on deep, soulful house music. Detroit nonesuch Moodymann, one of house music’s most fascinating characters, tops the bill. Mushroom Jazz curator Mark Farina will be spinning house with jazzy inflections, and long-time cohort Derrick Carter will be flying in from Chicago with love. The almighty Kerri Chandler will probe the depths, Detroitophile Motor City Drum Ensemble will make the trip from Germany, and Gilles Peterson will offer a cross-genre survey of dance, soul and jazz. Further acts on the bill include Timmy Regisford, Joe Clausell, Osunlade, Karizma, Kenny Dope, Nicholas, Jimpster and Mad Mats.
SuncéBeat runs from July 24 until July 30 at The Garden, Tisno. Tickets and further information are available here.