Fresh Island is a brand new hip hop festival taking place on the beautiful and unspoiled party beach of Zrce on the Croatian island of Pag. Taking place from 5th to 8th July 2012, tickets are only £35 for the entirety and as well as the stellar headline acts there are also many credible hip hop acts from the Balkan regions on the bill also.
We caught up with DJ Muggs (Cypress Hill) who is looking forward to the show.
You were in Zagreb (Croatia) last year with Eve and Bun B as a part of Gumball 3000 celebrity race. Now you & Eve headline Fresh Island, Croatia’s first specialized hip hop festival?
Muggs: ‘Yes last year I was on the Gumball rally an’ went thru Croatia – what a beautiful country! –so when I was asked to play the music festival an’ seen I was free I jumped at the chance to be part of this experience…’
Tell us more about Bass For Your Face project?
Muggs: ‘,Bass For Your Face’ is my new album – it’s a bass music record whit a hip hop spirit – but with elements of – glitch ,dubstep, electronic and reggae. Snap Yr Neck Back isthe first release is with my friend the king of grime from the UK – Dizzee Rascal!’
What’s your role in Cypress Hill today? Why are you not touring with the guys lately?
Muggs: ‘,With Cypress Hill these days I’m more of a shareholder in the business then an active participant – B Real an’ Sen have a direction they wanna go in so the best thing at this moment is to let them steer the ship…’
Describe a Soul Assassins’ signature sound and how important it was (is) in history of Rap?
Muggs: ‘,the Soul Assassin sound is basically my sound an’ is a dark, dusted , energetic emotion I create through my soundscapes’
You rocked numerous festivals throughout the world but Fresh Island is Europe’s 1st beach hip-hop fest, any expectations?
Muggs: ‘, I am expecting Fresh Island to be off the hook insane madness -I can’t wait for July 7th at Fresh Island to unleash my new album on the beautiful people of Croatia’
For tickets and full line up go to www.fresh-island.org
For travel info to the region check out http://www.travel2novalja.com