Everywhere festival 2015 review!

An indoor playground for electronic enthusiasts, Everywhere Festival, the largest multi-venue dance 

event in the East Midlands returned to the clubs of Nottingham for its third successive year on May 3rd. 

With an eclectic selection of artists and DJs, the tastes of many were catered for with dollop 

presenting acts to satisfy the most passionate of electronic, house, techno, grime and garage lovers. 

Alongside hardened veterans of the electronic and dance scene such as chart-topper Route 94 and 

Leeds’ Hot Since 82 performing at Forum, came newcomers such as garage and grime goddess Flava 

D adding a sense of rhythmic bass to Rescue Rooms.

International talent came from Cyril Hahn at Rock City and Motor City Drum Ensemble at Stealth.

Rescue Rooms set off Everywhere 2015 with a day party from 2pm, switching at night to a line-up 

with an urban edge, with Melé concluding the evening with a bass-fuelled set, contrasting the 

infectious house and techno pumping throughout the other venues. 

It was Rock City’s main hall that attracted the largest crowds of the evening, as the masses crammed 

themselves onto the dance floor and along the balcony. 

Redlight gave a sterling performance, driving anthemic beats throughout with popular hits such as 

Gold Teeth & 9TS ensuring the crowd continued to beat the air throughout his set. 

“Notts was sick,” he said upon posting a picture of the audience after his set to his Instagram 


Followed by highlight of the evening Hannah Wants, who kept the masses of 20-somethings 

shuffling on their feet with her cleverly driven DJ set, a seamless mix of renowned original work such 

as Rhymes and clever remixes of old-school classics such as Renegade Master. 

Her bold determination towards the end of the night left many a sweltering and heaving mess. 

Aggravated bar staff and bouncers tried to stay optimistic as dawn approached and sweat began to 

drip from the booming speakers upon the waning crowds.

Stealth offered a wind down from the smoke machines, flashing lights and visuals, as the survivors 

swayed to the beats of Chunky, Paleman and Loefah, proving a more calming finish to the evening.  

With bass pumping through the mind, bodies and souls of revellers for eight hours straight, most will 

still have a ringing in their ears today. 


For the partygoers of the Midlands, it is a good thing that it is a bank holiday weekend.

Everywhere festival announces 2015 line up!

After selling out two years in a row, the team behind dollop are bringing Everywhere Festival back to Nottingham with an impressive line-up boasting the biggest names in dance and electronic music.

The festival which takes place on Bank Holiday weekend May 3rd from 8pm – am will see an array of the best electronic music acts from around the world descend on the city for one of the strongest multi-venue festivals in the country.

Spanning the full spectrum from House through to Grime to Techno and beyond, the line-up for Everywhere 2015 finds dollop catering to music lovers of all tastes.

International talent flying in for the occasion includes vinyl maestro Motor City Drum Ensembble; hooky house peddler extraordinaire Cyril Hahn; hardware bashing Bulgarian KiNK, and Parisian booty bass specialist Shiba San.

The best of British is also represented strongly on the night, with transcendent producer Joy Orbison joined by the likes of chart topping sensation Route 94; Ibiza slaying Leeds resident Hot Since 82; dancefloor queen Hannah Wants; Hot Creations man wAFF; and critic’s darling Leon Vynehall.

Hard hitting bass sounds will also be on offer, with Bristol’s Redlight; Swamp 81 affiliate Paleman; Annie Mac approved Friend Within; and garage jokers Kurupt FM all guaranteed to supply hefty amounts of low end to a hoard of baying revelers.
Last but most certainly least, there’s an unmissable live set from East London Grime legends Newham Generals.

With even more acts set to be announced, Everywhere 2015 is certain to be one of the highlights of the UK’ electronic music calendar.

Full line-up below:


Tickets available here: http://tinyurl.com/ncvpjcg

Everywhere Festival 2014 Review

Like Christmas for electronic music lovers, dollop's sold-out Everywhere Festival returned for its biggest Nottingham event, offering an eclectic range of 53 acts across six city venues.

Tourist's blend of building house beats on Together and the added soulful vocals of Lianne La Havas on Patterns drew a large crowd to Stealth early on. Later, Jamie xx-like percussion is added to the pitch-shifted vocals of Haim's The Wire.

Over in the Rescue Rooms, an increasing crowd awaits hotly-tipped producer Lxury. Playing Disclosure co-produced, J.A.W.S, the punchy synths and house beats flow before The Mechanism – Disclosure's house collaboration with Friend Within.

It's not all just bass and flashing lights, as the upstairs Red Room holds a secret cinema showing classic cult films.

Meanwhile in Stealth, American future-R&B singer, Kelela, who later joins Hudson Mohawke onstage during his set, showcases her effortless vocals which skitter over forward-thinking bassy trap beats in Bank Head and Enemy. Dressed in a black jumpsuit,she glides across the front of the stage during Floor Show and Go All Night before appreciatively thanking the crowd and ending with blog-favorite track, Cut For Me.

Back in Rescue Rooms, chilled electronica comes in the form of Bondax-esque duo, Snakehips, who impress early on with an edit of Amerie's, 2005 hit, One Thing before their own funky production, On My Own. Eponymous visuals flash throughout their breezy remix of The Weeknd's Wanderlust before the energetic trap beats of Make It.

Over in Rock City, the Skreamizm party is in full swing, with Artwork and Skream, respectively dropping techno and house tracks including a remix of Crystal Waters' classic Gypsy Woman before Skream follows with a remix of Fatboy Slim's Song For Shelter.

Meanwhile, Birmingham producer Hannah Wants bought her bassy house tracks, like, Dappy and Rudeboy, to a full Walkabout crowd.

House legend Mark Kinchen consistently impresses with a two-hour set of back-to-back remixes. He opens strongly by playing his remix of My Head Is A Jungle which is later followed by his edit of Rudimental's, Powerless, with Becky Hills' vocals tweaked to fit the house beat. Remixes of Paloma Faith and Duke Dumont follow suit, before Aluna Francis' vocals on White Noise are mixed seemlessly into his number one hit, Look Right Through.

Paul Woolford closes Rock City, taking the packed crowd on a journey of techno and piano-house, including late 5am highlight, Erotic Discourse.

With London counterpart, Elsewhere Festival, also held over the weekend, dollop's parties are continuing to attract the biggest names in the world of electronic music.

A series of ten events marking dollop's tenth birthday are currently taking place.

As seen originally online on the Nottingham Post website:

Full lineup announced for Nottingham’s Everywhere Festival

After selling out their inaugural event last year, dollop return with EVERYWHERE once again, taking place across a multitude of Nottingham's best venues on May 4th. Everywhere’s sister event in London (ELSEWHERE) takes place in various Hackney venues on May 2nd – May 3rd.

As with parent night dollop, EVERYWHERE's commitment to showcasing the upper ranks of cutting-edge club music holds firm. In amongst the currently announced acts, some names stand out as legitimate crossover acts: mainstream infiltrators and some of the most in-demand DJs working today.

Amongst them, 90s house kingpin and recent claimant of a first UK no.1 single MK will be making a very welcome trip back to the city he played twice last year: once as a special EVERYWHERE 001 guest, and again as a dollop headliner. Marc Kinchen will be joined by another unlikely chart topper in the form of 21-year-old Route 94, a producer sure to bring his love to EVERYWHERE this year. Dubstep-gone-disco wildchild Skream – arguably Croydon's finest export since Kate Moss – returns to Nottingham after a triumphant set ringing in 2014 at dollop's New Year's Eve spectacular; Artwork, his partner in festival conquering supergroup Magnetic Man, joins us for the ride too.

Hudson Mohawke first started playing for dollop back in 2010 – since then the eclectic Scot has ascended to the peak of the US hip-hop game, working closely with the likes of superstars Kanye West, Daft Punk and R.Kelly; he touches down at EVERYWHERE in advance of a feverishly-anticipated new album. Mike Skinner is yet another global superstar on the lineup, having performed Nottingham multiple times as millions-selling, Brit-winning, 00s-defining project The Streets – here he plays a rare DJ set, sure to showcase the classic UK Garage sound upon which he built his legacy.

A glut of similarly respected veterans give EVERYWHERE an unmatched authority when it comes to familiar faces of underground electronic music. Paul Woolford's run of tech house releases over the past decade marked him as an under-the-radar favourite, but 2013 proved a long-awaited breakout year: "Untitled" ran out song of the summer, and his breakbeat dalliances as Special Request kickstarted the jungle revival. Multiple dollop headliner Scuba's legacy is equally assured: first instrumental in forging middle-ground between London dubstep and Berlin techno, his decision to explore brighter house music brought a flash flood of colour back to dancefloors, pushing the Hotflush head honcho onto peak-time festival slots the world over. Enigmatic producers Floating Points and Leon Vynehall make their EVERYWHERE debuts; both will bring record bags stuffed with dusty soul, rare disco and leftfield house.

dollop's resolute dedication to showcasing upcoming talent is in full effect at EVERYWHERE 002, where the cream of the (bubbling) crop are due to play: Bass-heavy club champions Paleman and Mak & Pasteman will join up with the daddy Loefah, founder of scene-defining labels DMZ, Swamp 81, School, and a dollop mainstay. 2013's EVERYWHERE headliners Disclosure will be pitching in from the periphery this year, given that stars-in-waiting Tourist and Lxury are stablemates on the brothers' Method label. A whole glut more of dancefloor-focused house talents pad out the bill: wAFFRichy AhmedHannah WantsKarma KidIsaac Tichauer and many, many more. It makes for a faintly dizzying read; and, come Sunday May 4th in Nottingham, will make for a thoroughly head-spinning run of DJ sets at the second EVERYWHERE Festival.