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Five tracks that defined the last ever Garden Festival

Becca Frankland lists the five tracks that created those stand out moments at The Garden Festival's last ever innings at Tisno in Croatia.

Jimmy Coultas

Last updated: 17th Jul 2015

Image: The Garden Festival 

Although it's hard to swallow, all good things come to an end, and we waved goodbye to something extra special this week - The Garden Festival in Croatia.

In 2006 Nick Colgan, Eddie O'Callaghan and their respective partners launched the festival and paved the way for the music scene we know and love today to blossom across the coast of the Adriatic.

They announced shortly after last year's festival that their tenth innings would be their final, and that they would prepare to pass the baton over to the other festivals at The Garden site in Tisno and also make way for a new one called Love International.  

It's hard to condense a whole week into five tracks, especially when there's clashing sets and different parties every night, but we've given it a good go.

Whether it was on water for the boat parties, on dry land for the main festival or at the illustrious open air club Barbarellas for the festival's after parties, here's five of the tracks that created those moments which made the hairs stand up on the back of our necks at the last ever Garden Festival... 

Jamie xx 'Gosh'

As the sun was rising at Babarellas Discotheque, the atmosphere was still building and Job Jobse was the force behind it.

There's no denying Jamie xx's album In Colour has been one of the biggest so far this year (read our review of In Colour) and when he dropped this, the crowd went to bits. 

'Gosh' is just made for a sunrise set - the pastel sky, the glimmering faces and the intensifying euphoria within the track all combined to create one of most mesmerising moments of the week. 

Crazy P 'Clouds'

It wouldn't be The Garden Festival without Crazy P. They have become a staple part of the festival and mainstays throughout the years.

The group are strongly considered as part of the family, and it showed through the turn out for their live set on the main stage. 'Clouds' was their set opener for 2015 and was also used for the soundtrack to the after movie for last year's The Garden Festival video. 

'Clouds' was released on Futureboogie and the label itself represents The Garden Festival's funk-driven music policy and they've also hosted their own boat parties and after hours events Barbarellas over the years. 

Dominica 'Gotta Let You Go' 

This has been doing the rounds again since Bicep got their hands on it and revamped it. It was Eats Everything's edit that got showcased at the main stage on the Saturday night though and finally hearing it out in a set lived up to expectations.

The original (above) is a club classic from 1995, and Eats Everything himself said on Facebook that he was playing it out when he was just 15 years old.

Tracks like these always come back around, and it's something that The Garden Festival incorporates so well - whether it's disco edits or just the original for a blast from the past, the artists always pay homage to the music that has helped shape the scene.  

Inner City 'Good Life' [Carl Craig Mix] 

This treat was delivered by Seth Troxler during his back to back with Craig Richards at Barbarellas on the Sunday night. The vocal is iconic, so it goes without saying this came with a massive sing-along.

Carl Craig has managed to turn it into a monster with this mix, and smiles were pasted across almost every face in the crowd as the light caught the disco ball and danced across the dancefloor. No more bad times only glad times...

Fatima Yamaha 'What's A Girl To Do'

Without a doubt the track of the week. It was played by Young Marco on the Greg Wilson boat party, Eats Everything played his edit on the main stage and Job Jobse played it at Barbarellas, and that was only by our ears. Not to mention the constant humming of it around the festival site.

Although it originally came out in 2004, it has been reissued by Dekmantel and it's now getting absolutely hammered again.

We're not even sure how so much emotion can be derived from such a simple synth, but it's so well suited to the dream-like state you enter when you're in the midst of the festival. 

Whenever we'll hear this track in the future we'll undoubtedly be reminded of our time spent at The Garden Festival 2015. It was a pleasure. 

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