?ibenik is a beautiful city on the Adriatic coast of Croatia, just over an hours drive north of Split and home to beautiful sites like The Cathedral of St. James, incredible Fortresses and nearby national parks.
Local artist Lawrence Klein answered some questions for us about his hometown ahead of his appearance at Sea Star Festival in the town of Umag on 24-25th May.
In 2017 he was nominated at the Ambassador Awards (Croatian Electronic music award) in the category of Most perspective DJ of the year and has gone on to share stages with the likes of Luciano, Dixon, Loco Dice and Richie Hawtin since. He’s also a promoter of underground club nights with the RatCat crew, throwing unique events around Croatia in caves, tunnels and beyond.
Lawrence Klein is also A&R for Simulation Records, featured in our AMPM article here
What are some of your favourite secret spots in ?ibenik?
For me, the most beautiful thing in ?ibenik is the four fortresses around city. My favourite secret spot in ?ibenik is one balcony in the old city centre which looks onto Cathedral St. Jacob and the sea.
Favourite restaurants & bars to chill-out?
Favourite bars are Azimut and a bar in a beautiful park in the monastery of St. Lovre. Best restaurant is Pelegrini which has a Michelin star and is one of the best restaurants in Croatia.
There is also a small restaurant ?e?ula on the coast in old city centre which is well known for good traditional food and warm hospitality.
Favourite spots for a night out?
Tunel which is a concept venue in an old underground atomic shelter from Yugoslavia, also Azimut.
What do you love about ?ibenik?
It’s a small town with many hidden places and cultural heritage. The location of Sibenik is perfect because it’s in middle of Dalmatia and there’s also two stunning national parks very close. One of those being the magnificent Krka national park, pictured below.
Local acts to keep an eye on?
Bakula from Sibenik is for me best young house DJ in Croatia, and with his mixing skills is also maybe best DJ i ever seen in Croatia.
Favourite artists on high rotation at the moment?
It’s a little tricky to count just a few but lets say Mano Le Tough, Jennifer Cardini, Dixon and & Kienemusik team.
Make sure you check him out at Sea Star Festival 2019. Full details below.
When: 24-25th May, 2019.
Where: Umag, Croatia.
Who’s Playing: WU-TANG CLAN | Sven V?th | Nina Kraviz | Enrico Sangiuliano | Petar Dundov (live) | – DJ JOCK | Lawrence Klein & more.