With SW4 fast approaching it's time to get your shit together and finalise your hit list
Because we can’t help but throw the glimmer of influence into your heads, here’s a small list of artists who we think will put on a hell of a show in South London this Bank holiday weekend. We guarantee jaw dropping performances from each and every person on this list.
Faithless: With the release of their Insomnia 2.0 remixes there’s been a lot of attention on these pioneers of dance music. Only those without souls will find this boring.
Eric Prydz: With hits like "Tether", "Generate" and "Opus" garnering worldwide support this year, the Swedish progressive maestro will definitely bring his A-game. Eric is known to place a tremendous amount of emphasis into his live performances so watch out for the usual Prydz epic-ness.
Pleasurekraft: The tech-house duo have been doing some serious damage for years now and their Kraftek imprint has introduced the masses to genuinely innovative dance music. Definitely not a set to miss this year
Sasha: The fact that he is Sasha alone should be enough of an incentive to give him your precious time. A living legend, he’s recently launched his Last Night On Earth radio show, having also made a massive production comeback with singles like “Vapourspace” and “Ether”.
Carl Cox: The house and techno icon is a famously brilliant DJ and an incredible performer. Anybody who takes this industry seriously needs to take some detailed notes from the Carl Cox dance music manifesto.
John Digweed: Mr Digweed is not a fan of EDM. With him being a headliner at this festival you should expect a glorious set, full of tracks that you almost certainly won't know.
Kolsch: The Danish techno king has released countless records on some of the best labels in the world and is viewed highly by fellow techno elite such as Richie Hawtin, Ricardo Villalobos, and Sven Vath. His recent remix of "Generate" by Eric Prydz was a huge hit and if past sets are any indication of what to expect from his SW4 set, you’ll not be disappointed.
Gorgon City: The North London duo have been on fire for the past two years with singles like "Saving My Life" and "Go All Night", having become instant favourites amongst house music fans all over the world. Get out there and support some local talent!
Maya Jane Coles: The very talented MJC is as versatile as they come when it comes to producing music. She splits her time between deep/house productions and haunting dubstep under her Nocturnal Sunshine moniker. It’s always a total surprise to see what Maya will dig out from the record bag.
Ilan Bluestone: Arguably the most consistent producer on Above & Beyond’s label, the London native has helped shape contemporary trance music with his unique melody infused bangers. He will be representing Anjunabeats alongside Andrew Bayer so sprint on over to their showcase for some yummy melodic goodness.
Words: Jon Davidescu
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26 Aug 2015