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Longitude Spotlight: Caribou

Caribou is sure to be one of the highlights at the Longitude Festival in Dublin’s Marlay Park this weekend.

Canadian electronic producer and multi-instrumentalist Dan Snaith, a.k.a. Caribou, seems focused on being one step ahead of everyone when it comes to performing and pushing the boundaries of his recordings. Snaith received a lot of praise early in his music career releasing two albums under the moniker Manitoba. He dropped that stage name due to legal action threats from punk rock singer Richard Manitoba and remerged as Caribou in 2005 with the release of the folktronica record, The Milk of Human Kindness. The critical acclaim continued for Snaith with the release of the brilliant Brit psych-influenced Andorra in 2007 and his 2010 dancefloor-orientated masterpiece Swim. Caribou has garnered continued success with 2014’s release, Our Love, which is the most soulful record to date mixing electronica with elements of R&B and hip hop.

The demand to see Caribou live is always growing here, which is evident from the sold-out headline show in Dublin last November. It seems we can’t do without Dan Sneath. Maybe that’s why he’s playing Longitude this Saturday not once, but twice. He brings Caribou to the Main Stage at 19.45 where you can expect to hear gems like “Odessa” and “Can’t Do Without You”. Snaith also makes an appearance as Daphni where he swaps the live band for the decks on the Heineken Stage earlier in the day at 17.30. Go check him out either way. You won’t be disappointed!

Longitude takes place at Dublin’s Marlay Park this weekend from 17-19 July.

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