Last weekend, another heart-stopping Awakenings Festival unfolded at Spaarndam in the Netherlands.
Boasting some of the best production and most incredible stage builds anywhere in the dance world, it offered two days of techno from the best labels and artists in the game. Across the various tents and open air arenas, a who’s who of stars played and many of the sets were streamed by our friends at BE-AT.TV.
To help get you through the rest of the week, we've picked out five of the key selections, which you can stream below.
Amelie Lens: Area Y
The rising star out of Antwerp took us on an acid-fueled ride we won't soon forget, with a heady mixture of her own productions and slammers from Perc, Matrixxman, Kobosil and more.
Nastia: Area Y
Few people are as prominent at the major festivals of the world as this lady right now. Showing off technical skill as well as great selections, she kept things deep, driving and drum-lead for her set, which often travelled into cosmic realms.
Kobosil: Area X
Stepping away from his residency at the famous Berlin Mecca of Berghain, Kobosil electrifying selections were perfect for a big, strobe lit tent, full of metallic synths and dense percussive lines.
Sven Väth: Area V
Papa Sven always brings the party, and so he did again on the impressive outdoor stage. Keeping things more raw and stripped back than he often does, this was the sort of set that surely harks back to his earlier, more hardcore days.
Nina Kraviz: Area Z
трип label boss and fearless acid and techno specialist Nina Kraviz spent two hours keeping the crowd on their toes with occult techno, banging drums and plenty of unpredictable selections.
Watch the rest of the incredible Awakenings 2017 sets on BE-AT.TV.