Ultra Music Festival announce Resistance lineup for 2017

Ultra Music Festival
The 2017 edition of ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL will see its RESISTANCE concept dominate not one, but two huge stages at Bayfront Park as it grows into a festival within the festival. In addition to welcoming back Arcadia Spectacular’s imposing ‘Spider’ structure across all three days of the event, RESISTANCE will now team up with its recently announced global ambassador Carl Cox to take over the Megastructure on Friday, March 24 and Saturday, March 25. Following thirteen consecutive years of ‘Carl Cox & Friends’ inside the vaunted arena, the legend himself now introduces a brand new era as a driving force behind ULTRA’s burgeoning RESISTANCE concept.
 
Having unveiled a select few RESISTANCE performers in its Phase One lineup announcement on November 17 (including the U.S. return of Sasha & John Digweed together for the first time since 2010), the World’s Premier Electronic Music Festival now drops the names of thirty-one RESISTANCE acts set to descend upon Downtown Miami in just a few months time.
 
 
Arcadia’s fire-breathing Spider will welcome house and techno heavyweights including (in alphabetical order) ANNA, Chris Liebing, Dosem, Dubfire, Eats Everything, Hector, Hot Since 82, Jamie Jones, Kölsch, Maceo Plex, The Martinez Brothers, Matador, Matthias Tanzmann, Nic Fanciulli, Reboot, Seth Troxler, Technasia and wAFF. Support comes in the form of Elio Riso, Josefin Rosen and RioTGeaR.
 
As mentioned previously, Carl Cox will helm RESISTANCE’s debut outing in the Megastructure across both Friday and Saturday, where he will be joined by (in alphabetical order) Black Coffee, Joseph Capriati, Marco Carola, The Martinez Brothers, Sasha & John Digweed and Tale of Us, among others. Support comes from B. Traits, Eli & Fur, Jon Rundell and Saeed Younan.
 

Croatia’s Hideout Festival 2016 lineup announced

Once again the Island of Pag plays host to the most cutting edge of festivals with grime pioneer Skepta headlining, alongside UKG legend DJ EZ, house stalwart Hannah Wants and breakthrough producers Gorgon City. The inimitable David Rodigan MBE makes a welcome return to Hideout as does BBC Radio 1's Monki and digital soundboy Shy FX, with a host of new acts joining them on the line up. Making their Zrce Beach debut in 2016 will be Stormzy, Preditah, Kurupt FM, My Nu Leng, DJ Hype and many more still to be announced. The festival will also be unveiling a  brand new stage to make room for yet more eclectic and diverse artists. Hosted by the unique and uninhibited Elrow, the new platform ‘Noa' is situated right at the end of the beach, with the dance floor reaching out into the sea. Registered ticket holders are able to purchase tickets from today via the Hideout Festival website and general tickets will be available from 10am on Wednesday 5th November for £139 + BF.

With Hideout having already cemented itself as the definitive European dance music destination thanks to a previous 5 sell-out years, 2016 will see the festival continue to raise its game with artists spanning the full spectrum of electronic music and surprise new additions. 

Hideout's ethos of bringing electronically diverse acts together will come into its own this year, thanks to a roster ranging from the legendary to the up and coming, all set against the beautiful Island of Pag.

This year, Hideout announce their partnership with Barcelona’s legendary Elrow, as they take over the latest venue addition ‘Noa’. Hideout also promises more new offerings for 2016 with exciting plans to vamp up the food, drink, travel and retail elements of the experience too.

Set on Croatia's idyllic Zrce beach Hideout is the number one festival destination for music lovers and adventure lovers alike,  whether it be catching cutting-edge sounds at one of the six beach facing venues, relaxing on the picturesque Island of Pag, or taking in the astounding views whilst aboard one of the infamous boat parties.

Hideout will also be offering a dedicated travel platform to make it even easier for fans to book safely, securely and direct from the festival site itself. Transfers and coach trips will also be available at great value money via the site, making it the cheapest and most reliable way to plan the Hideout experience. 

A firm favourite with electronic music revellers and adventurers alike, 2016 will see Hideout push all boundaries to become the highlight of the festival calendar.

First Line up announced:

Jamie xx
J.E.S.u.S / Jamie Jones / MK
Andy C / DJ EZ / Dusky / Eats Everything
Gorgon City / Hannah Wants / Hot Since 82 / 
Seth Troxler / Skepta / Stormzy 

Bicep / B Traits / David Rodigan MBE / Darius Syrossian / Heidi / Jackmaster / Joy Orbison / Julio Bashmore / Kurupt FM / Patrick Topping / Paul Woolford / Richy Ahmed / Shadow Child / Skream / Steve Lawler

Andhim / Barely Legal / Catz 'N Dogz / Denney / DJ Hype / Doorly / 
Eton Messy DJs / Friend Within / GotSome / Jasper James / Mak & Pasteman / Midland / Monki / My Nu Leng / Oliver Dollar / Preditah  / Sante / Secretsundaze / Special Request / Sidney Charles / Toddla T / wAFF / Zinc

Arkive / Cera Alba / Damian Martez / Grainger / Jack Swift / Last Magpie / Mediate / Mike Jones / Nicola Bear / North Base / People Get Real / Scot Bradford / The Sonic Emporium

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:

BIG NARSTIE
CYRIL HAHN
FLAVA D
FRIEND WITHIN
HANNAH WANTS
HOT SINCE 82
JOY ORBISON
KiNK
KURUPT FM
LEON VYNEHALL
MAKAM
MELE
MOTOR CITY DRUM ENSEMBLE
NEWHAM GENERALS
PALEMAN
REDLIGHT
ROUTE 94
SHIBA SAN
WAFF
WOOKIE

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

Carl Cox, Sven Vath, Jamie Jones and more set for We Are FSTVL 2015

Award-winning dance music event We Are FSTVL have announced a staggering100 names for their anticipated 2015 event, ahead of returning to the ‘Field of Dreams’ in Upminster, Essex for the third year running on Saturday 30th & Sunday 31st May 2015. Featuring the likes of Carl Cox, Loco Dice, Pleasure State (live), Hannah Wants, Sven Väth, Jamie Jones, Seth Troxler, Adam Beyer, Ten Walls (live), Dennis Ferrer, Hot Since 82, Jackmaster and many more, We Are FSTVL have curated a line-up that firmly positions itself at the very heart of the international festival circuit and paves the way for their biggest year to date.

Having made a spectacular sell-out debut in 2013, We Are FSTVL has seen a rapid rise in the space of just two years. After doubling in size in their second year following unparalleled levels of demand, We Are FSTVL has since broken through in a massive way and now attracts crowds of over 30,000 from right across the UK. 

Saturday 30th May 
The first to grace the festival’s main stage is dance music mainstay Carl Cox. Taking the reins from the likes of Disclosure and Fatboy Slim, Carl’s debut We Are FSTVL performance will be packed full of Ibiza spirit, whilst Seth Troxler is also set to unleash his universally recognised brand of techno on the Upminster crowd.Grammy nominated producer Nic Fanciulli is set to share his driving strain of house and techno, with the larger than life force of Solomun also set to cause a stir. In-demand producers Gorgon City and Hot Since 82 will also feature, joined by Anglo-American Second City and BBC Radio 1 tastemaker Monki.

Heading up Saturday’s techno Warehouse is Loco Dice’s Used + Abused party, whose thundering brand of techno is sure to kick things off in style. Drumcode head Adam Beyer and Berlin-based duo Tale of Us will be on hand to deliver their atmospheric take on deep house and techno, with special guest Recondite providing a melodic live set of his own. Fuse-boss Enzo Siragusa also make his We Are FSTVL debuts, with Yaya set to round off the day’s proceedings.
 
The ‘What Hannah Wants’ takeover of Saturday’s Big Top Bass stage brings a selection of artists at the heart of the UK’s bustling underground scene. Joining Hannah is iconic DJ and one half of ‘Can U Dance’ Oneman, who’s set to perform alongside PMR signee T Williams and the duo who recently charted at #3 in the UK singles charts with their rework of R Kelly’s ‘Bump & Grind’ – Waze & Odyssey. Black Butter’s My Nu Leng and Kidnap Kid will also be joining ranks, alongside up-and-comers GotSome and the enigmatic Friend Within.
 
Seminal house music label Defected are also to return to Upminster to showcase the latest and greatest names in electronic music. Danish visionary Noir is set to explore the darker edges of electronic music, whilst Berlin native Oliver Dollar will also feature, having stormed the UK charts with ‘Pushing On’ earlier this year. Label upstarts Sonny Fedora and Christoph will each deliver their distinctive twist of techno, disco and italo dynamics and wrapping up the label’s ‘Very Big Top’ arena are Sam Divine and Simon Dunmore – two producers at the heart of the imprint for over two decades.
 
Mark Knight’s newest offering of ‘Toolroom Live’ presents the label’s core artist roster in the festival’s luxury VIP village. After his recent remix of London Grammar’s ‘Sights’ became an Ibiza staple, Dennis Ferrer is set to deliver his iconic brand of tech-house, whilst Dirtybird-affiliate Shiba San and Tensnake both make their We Are FSTVL returns. German duo Tube & Berger are next in line, with the deep house sound of Wanklemut“My Head is a Jungle” also guaranteed to make an impression on the dance floor. Purple Disco Machine will then add a touch of soul to the line-up, which is rounded off by Toolroom residents Dosem and Weiss.  
 
Sunday 31st May  – Main Stage announcement imminent. 
 
Returning to We Are FSTVL for the third year running are crowd favourites Cocoon, whose stage will be spearheaded by the undisputed king of techno Sven Väth.Joining him are Cocoon heroes Ilario Alicante and Ricardo Villalobos, whilst Âmeand Dixon will play an extended back-to-back set – a recent highlight of Fabric’s 15th Birthday weekend. To top this off Ten Walls, credited with producing one of the biggest tracks of the summer in ‘Walking with Elephants’, is also set to perform live.

 
Drum & Bass stalwarts Hospital Records are next to call the shots of We Are FSTVL’s ‘Big Top Bass’ arena. Boasting one of the largest line-ups at the festival, the label will be out in force to showcase the likes of Camo & Crooked, Logistics b2b Nu:Tone, Lynx, Fred V & Grafix and Etherwood. Special guests will also include garage legends DJ EZ & MJ Cole, as well as the joyful Toyboy & Robin, all supported by three of the leading MCs on the circuit; LowquiWrec & Dynamite MC.
 
Bringing his acclaimed club night ‘Paradise’ back to Upminster is Hot Creations head Jamie Jones, who will be supported by label mates Richy AhmedRuss Yallopand WaFF. Prolific DJ and Viva Warriors frontman Steve Lawler will also be accompanied by Mark Jenkyns and rising star Patrick Topping, who’s recent single ‘Voicemail’ has been dominating the Beatport charts. DC10 residentJackmaster is next in line, whose eclectic music taste stretches from techno and house right the way through to classic disco and grime.

 
Back by popular demand is one of house music’s most sought after producers MK, whose ‘Area 10’ heads up Sunday’s VIP village. Joining MK are close friends Lee Foss and Anabel Englund, who will collectively perform as Pleasure State, having recently unveiled their debut release ‘Ghost in the System’. Purp&soul boss Ben Pearce will also feature, joined by up and coming producers andhimKant andShadow Child. A rare father-and-son performance from Kevin Saunderson andDantiez Saunderson will round off proceedings in fitting style.

Electric Daisy Carnival 2014 Review

Originating from the USA, Electric Daisy Carnival, or EDC as it is more widely known, made its second trip across the pond to the UK this weekend, transforming Milton Keynes outdoor National Bowl into an entertainment spectacle.

Riding on the success of last years London based event, EDC 2014 offered a who's who of chart-topping EDM, (electronic dance music) producers, best known for their knob-twiddling skills and dance music know how.

Aside from the music, one of EDC's unique selling points (persistently featured in the promo videos) was the scale of special effects on offer. Promising the UK's largest ever 360 degree LED light display, pyrotechnics and hundreds of weird and wonderful performers, the organisers clearly aimed to make their event just as visually appealing as the music itself.

Musically, this years EDC boasted a diverse line up of British and European producers, with EDM duo Bassjackers opening the main stage at midday before Avicii's headline set in the late evening, with chart hits 'You Make Me' and 'Wake Me Up' lighting up the bowl.

Earlier in the day, Calvin Harris played a mid-afternoon set, including recent number ones 'Summer' and 'Under Control', with the majority of the crowd on each other's shoulders early on. It was a busy day for Harris, who hurried off to play a main stage set at T in the Park where he was joined and introduced by Will Smith! Not a bad day for Calvin, who achieved eight top-ten hits from his 2012 album, '18 Months'.

Meanwhile, over on the Cosmic Meadow stage, house music was the order of the day if EDM drops became too much for some. Route 94, who scored a number one earlier this year with his piano house track 'My Love' featuring vocals from Jess Glynne, opened the stage at 1pm with a well received set. Later on, Leeds success story Hot Since 82, real name Daley Padley, performed an evening set of deep house drawing on tracks from his album 'Little Black Book'.

Back at the Kinetic Field main stage, 19-year-old Dutch producer Martin Garrix, who topped the chart with the inescapably catchy 'Animals', which is given an outing today, as well as follow-up top-ten track 'Wizard and a remix of Empire of the Sun's 'Alive' drew a large crowd. Mixing Naughty Boy and Sam Smith's number one 'La La La' with his own new single 'Tremor', the chorus bass drops team with confetti and smoke machines going off in unison.

Next up was Steve Aoki, who is currently hosting his Aoki Play House residency in Ibiza, here making a rare UK appearance, dropping bass heavy tracks, 'Boneless' and a new collaboration with Afrojack, before scaling the grand DJ podium set up. While stood high, he threw numerous cakes at the crowd, something which has become synonymous with the 'Beat Down' producers energetic sets.

For only it's second visit to the UK, it's safe to say that Electric Daisy Carnival is here to stay, fulfilling a gap in the British festival market and offering a world class line-up! Next year's event can't come quicker!

Parklife Weekender Review 2014

Temperamental wet weather didn’t dampen the spirits of 70,000 festival goers at last weekend’s sold-out Parklife Festival, which now in its fourth year, saw Snoop Dogg, A$AP Rocky, Disclosure and Sam Smith prove to be essential highlights.

Arriving at around 1pm, SFG headed straight to the Hospitality tent for some early afternoon drum & bass with flashing strobes, courtesy of Logistics and later, Camo & Krooked.

Heading to the main stage for Kiesza, who is accompanied by two male dancers, her 90’s influenced choreography and funk tracks prove an early treat. Giant In My Heart fuses disco and funk perfectly, before the Canadian ex-navy recruit takes to the piano for a stripped down cover of Haddaway’s, What Is Love, showcasing her powerful vocal range. Ending with number one track, Hideaway, she lifts everyone’s spirits despite the grey clouds looming up above. Catchy “ooh’s” and “ahh’s” and house-y beats provide the first sing-a-long of the weekend (with many more to come), before the track is mixed into Gorgon City’s deep-house edit. Now recording her debut album, expect another catchy chart-bothering track to go viral in the coming months.

Spending around 20 minutes struggling to find the Colonnade presents: Drop the Mustard stage, where the majority of the main house draws performed, SFG caught some of Hot Natured’s, Lee Foss’ Ibiza-cum-Manchester house set at the hilltop Kaluki stage. Eventually, finding the Greek coliseum-like Colonnade stage, SFG caught house duo Waze & Odyssey’s set, including their now infamous house remix of R Kelly’s timeless classic, Bump & Grind as well as a remix of Robin S’, Show Me Love. Later at the Colonnade, it was Route 94’s turn on the decks. Performing a mostly obscure but impressive house set, with the exception of Defected Records releases, Fly 4 Life and Tell You Why, the young London-based producer drew a large crowd, with one fan feeling the need to scale a tree, receiving a smile from the producer and applause from the audience below. But it was number one house crossover hit, My Love, which saw everyone take out their iPhone’s to record the sing-a-long moment before 94 imminently takes his sound to Ibiza for the summer.

Pacing back to the opposite end of the site, to the Red Bull Academy Presents stage, Gold Panda’s hotly-anticipated set proved essential for the eyes and ears. Synth-led electronics impressed the large crowd during cutting-edge debut album offerings, Vanilla Sky, Snow & Taxis and early track Marriage before a chopped up reinvention of fan favorite, You, with its pitch-shifted vocals circling around the tent.

Back at the main stage, Grammy –winner, Foxes, attracted a large crowd with tracks from her debut album Glorious, including Youth and recent single, Let Go For Tonight, while another Hot Natured label-mate, Richy Ahmed, continued the Amnesia Ibiza-ready house vibe with 808 hi-hats and drum machines aplenty during his mid-afternoon Kaluki stage set.

Later, the sun shined while Radio One DJ Annie Mac drew the biggest crowd so far with a house orientated set including Ten Walls’ new track, Walking With Elephants and Gorgon City’s collaboration with Laura Welsh, Here For You as well as Second Citys’ I Wanna Feel which rocketed to number one two weeks ago. Later, before Sigma’s, Nobody To Love, she tells the crowd to, “grab your friend, boyfriend, or a total stranger”. Its sets like these, demonstrating which tunes to play to get thousands of people dancing, which stand testament to why she is such a hot DJ commodity.

Rudimental, who, trumpets included, perform album tracks, Spoons and Baby, show a softer side to the Black Butter Records collective. Dedicating Not Givin’ In, to his son, DJ Locksmith pulls on the crowds heartstrings before the drum & bass beats kick in, but are soon cut off due to a technical problem. It’s all back to normal though after the crowd chant “Rudimental, Rudimental, Rudimental” to give them the support to carry on, which they do oh so professionally, continuing with album tracks, Free, and later, Feel The Love.

It’s A$AP Rocky however, who delivers the best and most charismatic performance of the weekend, as a more than deserving replacement to Kendrick Lamar, who cancelled his slot. Weed promotion, referring to women as “hoes” and a whole lot of swearing, but what else would you expect from song’s titled, Hella Hoes and Fuckin’ Problems which are performed with a fifteen-man-strong A$AP Mob watching him from the side of the stage. Bassier and rowdier than on record, Palace and Wassup take the Now Wave tent to Rocky’s hometown, Harlem, New York City. “Put your hands up if you smoke fucking weed ‘cos that’s what I stand for”, demands Rocky, real name Rakim Mayers, before Purple Swag where he toys with the crowd saying, “are you people ready to get turnt up or what?” New A$AP Mob track, Hella Hoes, results in a mosh pit before taking it to a “whole new mother fucking level” during Skrillex-produced Wild For The Night and Lana Del Rey-featuring Hands On The Wheel. Thanking the audience for getting him so far, he exclaims, “I can’t wait to get on them rides tonight” before a quick run through of his part in final track, Fuckin’ Problems. If you ever get the chance to see A$AP Rocky live, TAKE IT. You won’t be disappointed.

Weaving back into the middle of the main stage crowd for Saturday headliner, SFG didn’t know what to expect from the legendary Snoop Dogg’s headline set. “Who’s getting blazed in the house tonight?” asks Snoop’s DJ during a ten minute prelude to the iconic rapper coming onstage. Dressed in a USA stars and stripes jumper and yellow shades, Snoop stalks the stage with everyone taking his picture. He dedicates Supa Dupa Fly to “all the girls in the house” before rapping his part on Justin Timberlake collaboration, Signs, and his brief part on Katy Perry’s, California Girls. The only thing he could be blamed for, is looking relatively bored and indifferent, but it is Snoop Dogg after all, why should he be bothered?

Ending the night back at Kaluki in Marc Kinchen provided early evening house, in his number one remix of Storm Queens, Look Right Through, which is quickly followed by his Medicine remix of Shadow Child's, Friday and his edit of Hot Natured’s, Reverse Skydiving.

Sunday would prove to be better weather on the whole, aside from one insane downpour during Warpaint’s set which saw everyone flock to the nearest tent.

Opening the Disclosure Presents: Wildlife stage, Kanye West-collaborator Pusha T, performed tracks from his acclaimed debut album, My Name Is My Name as well as his part on the aforementioned Kanye hit, Mercy. Stalking the stage, which looks like brown lego bricks stacked high, Pusha runs through the trap beats of King Push and Nostalgia. Promising a new album in the not-so-distant-future, he continues with Numbers on the Board, seeing arms in the air pulling back and forward – an impressive debut at Parklife for the hotly-tipped ex-Clipse rapper.

Next up, are classical-cum-electronic Cambridge graduates Clean Bandit, who remained at the top of the charts for a month earlier this year with their single Rather Be. An early afternoon set time doesn’t seem to affect the eager crowd, growing by the minute. Arriving onstage to classical music alongside two guest vocalists, the quartet open with older track, A&E, before Dust Clears, with Jack Patterson leading the vocals over a synth-y beat. Tracks from their debut album New Eyes soon follow. Up Again, begins as a hand-swaying, blissed-out production before drum beats and classical chords intrude, culminating in a full on drum and bass climax while Come Over hears cellist Grace Chatto’s sweet vocals soar over a Caribbean, almost reggae beat. Mid-set, it’s clear that new single Extraordinary could become their second number one judging from the crowd’s reaction. Heart on Fire, featuring vocals from Elizabeth Troy is dedicated to “all the garage heads” before the lyrics of Mozart’s House ask, “so you think electronic music is boring?” Following this genre-crossing set, they’ve proved that that their sound is far from boring. Nightingale is then mixed into Gorgon City’s deep-house edit before feel-good festival anthem, Rather Be, which stayed at number one for a month, ends their set with the crowd on each other’s shoulders singing along word perfect.

Unexpected pop star Sam Smith, arrives for his 5pm slot to screams of excitement. Opening with Nirvana, he shows his powerful voice off straight away before Disclosure collaboration Together, complete with Chic-esque funky bass guitar lines. Leave Your Lover slows the set to a mellower, emotional halt, with some female fans starting to tear up, before further winning them over by telling the crowd that Manchester is his favorite place. Before new track, Restart, Smith informs the audience that he’s filming the music video right now, and of course everyone is more than happy to clap and sing-a-long for it. An unexpected cover of Arctic Monkey’s track, Do I Wanna Know breaks up the set with a unique take on the indie hit. Money On My Mind and Lay Me Down follow with emotional lyrics, while the heavens fittingly starting to open, before ending with recent number one single, Stay With Me. It’s obvious that Smith is providing the definitive sound of 2014, after his vocal talent was first discovered by the mainstream on another Disclosure collaboration, Latch, which is given a flawless acoustic rendition.

Later, over in the Heidi Presents: The Jackathon tent, Hot Since 82 brings deep house and techno beats to a sweaty strobe light flashing tent, delivering arguably the best bass orientated set of the weekend.

Over in the Sounds of the Near Future tent, SBTRKT gives an astonishing live
set. Opener, Pharaos, gets the packed tent going before the masked man says, "It's so good to be back. It's been like two years since we've been here.” New lasers and synths track Temporary View, which went up on Soundcloud just two days ago, receives a great reaction as a taster of what to expect from the impending second album. Debut album tracks, Never Ever, Trials of the Past and Wildfire follow with tribal drum beats and feature Drake-collaborating, Sampha’s recorded vocals and Little Dragon’s in the latter, which echo around the at-capacity tent.

Pacing back to the Wildlife stage to catch headliners Disclosure, it was shockingly easy for SFG to get near the front – probably because Oxford indie-types, Foals, were headlining over on the main stage. The wunderkind production duo of house revivalists, Guy and Howard, open with synth led F For You featuring on record vocals courtesy of Mary J Blige. Preacher lyrics and simplistic house beats follow in When a Fire Starts to Burn and newer Friend Within collaboration, The Mechanism, with the background screens showing the duo playing in real time while Guy picks up the bass guitar to play the funky chords in the former, while pyrotechnics shoot from the top of the stage. Checking with the crowd that they are okay to play some older material, they bounce into older E.P tracks, Boiling, Tenderly and Flow before inviting guest vocalist, Sasha Keable, onstage during album track Voices and later Sam Smith to join them for the song which started it all off, Latch.

It’s only in its fourth year, but soon enough Blur’s iconic single won’t be the only thing which comes to mind when thinking of Parklife. Providing a great line up, the organisers delivered great variety at an affordable price, SFG cannot wait until next year!

Photos by Paul Taylor

Sonus Festival lineup adds Hot Since 82, The Martinez Brothers and more

The Summer Festival Guide can announce three massive additions to this years Sonus Festival in Croatia. UK big talent Hot Since 82, energetic duo The Martinez Brothers and Minus member Gaiser (live) join over 50 international artists for five days and five nights of partying in the summer sunshine.

Sonus Festival 2014 brings together the biggest names in techno for its second Croatia outing, as it announces its full lineup for the Zrce Beach extravaganza, with CLR face ChrisLiebing, influential techno head Dixon, house revivalist Jamie Jones, spontaneous selector Loco Dice, Music On’s own Marco Carola, techno pioneer Richie Hawtin, and Detroit mastermind Seth Troxler, as well as Adam Port, Henrik Schwarz (live), Karotte,Marcel Dettman, Margaret Dygas, Markantonio, Mirko Loko, Monika Kruse, Pan-Pot,Robert Dietz, tINI, Valentino Kanzyani and more.

In Sonus we trust.

The full lineup (in alphabetical order):
Chris Liebing
Dixon
Jamie Jones
Loco Dice
Luciano
Marco Carola
Ricardo Villalobos
Richie Hawtin
Seth Troxler

Adam Port – Alexandra – Apollonia – Bella Sarris – Binh – Bunte Bummler live – Cormac – Dan Andrei
David Mayer – David Nicolas & Sebastian Werle – Djebali – Dorian Paic – Ernesto Ferreyra – Evan Baggs – Gaiser (live)
Henrik Schwarz live – Hot Since 82 – Ian F – Jacob Husley – JSR AKA Janina – Joseph Capriati – Karotte – Leon
Marcel Dettmann – Margaret Dygas – Markantonio – Meat – Mirko Loko – Monika Kruse – Nastia – Pan-Pot
Peter Pixzel – Praslesh – Rare Movement – Reas – Robert Dietz – Shaun Reeves – Sonja Moonear – Steffen Deux
The Martinez Brothers – tINI – Tobi Neumann – Valentino Kanzyani – Yaya – Zip

Aneuria – Examine – Homeboy live – Labud – Mariano Mateljan – Mimi – Sergej Snooze – Zero

Shakedown confirm NERO to headline Supercharged Arena‏

Shakedown is thrilled to announce Nero as the headliner of the Supercharged Arena as Brighton’s biggest festival once again delivers an outstanding line-up featuring the most vital names in electronic music.  Nero bring their adrenaline fuelled, high octane show to Shakedown for what promises to be an explosive performance. Having spent the past few years storming across the globe, amassing a devoted following and enjoying international success with their #1 album ‘Welcome Reality’, the Grammy-Award winning act touch down in Brighton with a show that is bursting at the seams with incendiary drum & bass, dubstep and electro house. 
 
 
 
Nero join a bill that features serious main stage heavy weights including hometown headliners Rizzle Kicks, urban pop superstar Labrinth, electronic aristocrat DJ Fresh who will be performing live and soul man Maverick Sabre.  Bass music superstar Sub Focus will be laying down the beats in the Supercharged Arena alongside Radio 1’s new music legend Zane Lowe and a much anticipated 4 hour takeover from drum & bass dons RAM Records.  With Annie Mac, Kerri Chandler, Toddla T Sound, MK and many more slaying audiences in the Audio Arena, Shakedown is set to finish the party season in serious style.
 
SHAKEDOWN LINE UP TO DATE
RIZZLE KICKS / LABRINTH / DJ FRESH (LIVE) / NERO / MAVERICK SABRE / SUB FOCUS / ZANE LOWE / DELILAH / RAM RECORDS TAKEOVER / ANNIE MAC / KERRI CHANDLER / TODDLA T SOUND / MK / HOT SINCE 82 / JAGUAR SKILLS / MIKILL PANE / KRAFTY KUTS / A SKILLZ / JACOB PLANT / DEVOUTION / ENZO SIFFREDI

  STANMER PARK / BRIGHTON / SEPTEMBER 28TH 2013
 
Tickets £45 + BF www.shakedown.co.uk/tickets
 
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