There genuinely aren't many festivals that spring to mind with a more well-curated and exciting lineup this year than Portuguese newcomer ID_NOLIMITS. For a relatively small-scale event with around 30 names on the bill, it's quite an achievement to present a musical programme that can hold up to comparisons with other much bigger players.
Among those performing in Lisbon on 29-30 March are iconic hip hop producer Madlib, experimental club favourite Arca, UK/London jazz representative Kamaal Williams, Hessle Audio co-founder and forward-thinking producer Pearson Sound, electro-pop outfit Little Dragon, disco selector extraordinaire Hunee, and stalwarts of the Portuguese club scene in DJ Nigga Fox, Xinobi, Moullinex, to name a few.
The mix of boundary-pushing and genre-defining artists demonstrates the current face of modern club culture in a way that displays a diversity of sounds and styles, without being wilfully obscure or excessively inaccessible. So we decided to reflect that in a playlist that draws from the back-catalogues of some of the artists on the lineup.
ID_NOLIMITS 2019 takes place in Lisbon on 29-30 March. Book tickets, packages, and accommodation here.