At this year's Malasimbo Lights and Dance Festival, attendees seemed to be concerned with only two things: dancing it out and staying hydrated. For our repeat festival goers, plenty opted for dance-friendly get ups, ranging from alibaba pants and loose skirts to tops and bottoms offering plenty of ventilation. Let's not discount the newcomers who brought their own sense of style to the party. But if there was one thing they all had in common, it’s that everyone relied on some ever-so-trusty buko juice to keep going and going and going! Thank God for the buko hut that was there, ready to quench our thirst. But before you launch the gallery to see if our style camera spotted you, here are a few of the highlights from the second Malasimbo weekend.
Week two of Malasimbo treated its festival-goers to a plentiful supply of hiphop collaborations, arrays of lights and flow performances, a careful blend of trippy and eclectic beats and lots and lots of bass.
Lapalux's set could be best described as one seamless journey. Entrancing.
LDP (Lyrically Deranged Poets) never ceases to rattle the mind with their raw approach to rap.
Lady Flic provided an extremely conducive and diverse atmosphere for dancing.
Dualist Inquiry: Dream State. A definite surprise.
Crowd favourite, DJ Kentaro, could easily drive everyone into a dancing frenzy.
Shortkut and Kristian Hernandez were a match made in dance heaven!
Drum 'n' Bass heavyweight Goldie delivers along side MC Shureshock.
Photography by Tonio del Rosario