The ‘D-Factor’ Impact Party
Always one of the most popular events in the ILMC schedule, this year’s ‘D-Factor’ Impact party was once again a major draw, with delegates braving the London rain showers to walk the short distance across the road from the Royal Garden Hotel to neighbouring ILMC venue, Clubino, in the Baglioni Hotel, to partake of some legendary lowlands hospitality.
Hosts Dutch Music Export, with the backing of Eurosonic Noorderslag, Dutch Performing Arts, Buma Cultuur and the kind support of The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands provided copious amount of beer, wine and delicious snacks prepared by the hotel’s fantastic chefs.
And while delegates were suitably nourished, three of the hottest new musical exports from the low country were on hand to provide the entertainment:
45ACIDBABIES are rapidly gaining international acclaim with their combustible, boundary-blurring shows and a sound that incorporates elements of hip-hop, dance punk, garage rock, and pop. This bold, all-embracing approach is enhanced with often bizarre stage visuals and props.
The sheer vibrancy, chaos, and high-octane energy of their live performances go far beyond surface level pizzazz, superimposing emotions onto the shit show the human world can often be. And if it's up to 45ACIDBABIES, the best reaction to the state of the contemporary world is to allow their creativity to explode at insane levels.
Ten Times A Million
Ten Times A Million are an alternative rock band that formed in 2012. The band generates a distinctive sound, contrasting soft cinematic moods with euphoric mania. Their musical style and modern production compares to the likes of Arctic Monkeys, Queens Of The Stone Age and Nothing But Thieves.
The group have already played more than 300 live shows including after-show slots for the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Nothing But Thieves, and several showcase events such as The Global Rock Summit (US), When Copenhell Freezes Over (DK) and ESNS (NL).
When Roger Glover first heard DeWolff play live he thought he was hearing Deep Purple mark II blasting from the stage; Seasick Steve once woke up backstage and thought he was hearing The Allman Brothers Band circa 1972… but what they were really hearing was DeWolff, a young, energetic, Hammond-driven power trio from the Netherlands.
Despite all still being in their twenties, they have already released seven studio albums, three live albums, won a Dutch Grammy, and recorded an album with Black Keys producer Mark Neill. They have played over 1,000 shows all across Europe, Australia, Indonesia and even Russia, delivering their explosive proprietary mix of blues rock with a generous measure of soul and psychedelia. Just when you thought they didn’t make bands like this anymore... there was DeWolff!