Open Up returns to The Gallery for a flagship London showcase this November. Presenting a host of special guests which represent more established names alongside the new, all have been handpicked with one common goal – to showcase the sounds of a harder persuasion, but within an open-ended musical remit. We welcome Simon Patterson, John Askew, Shugz and the eagerly-anticipated debut of Waio. Before this quartet unites to drill The Box with harder sounds this Friday, we got each artist to pick their favourite track of the moment.
Simon Patterson - "Kick Bass Acid Loud"
Simon Patterson: It has been a long time coming but I’m over the moon to finally finish my new single "Kick Bass Acid Loud". This has been a labour of love, I guess as all my tracks are - but this one especially has been changed and evolved so many times. Anyway, at last, it’s done and at last, I can reveal this to the world. I played it out for the first time last weekend in Orlando at EDC and it went off big time. This is out on VII (2nd December).
Adam Ellis & Ellie Lawson - "An Ember In The Ashes" (John Askew Remix)
John Askew: This is my new release on our new label Deep In Thought. It’s a remix of an Adam Ellis track that was originally out on Kearange - but we licensed it to release on our own label. Been the biggest track at all my gigs for the last six months so super happy to have it out now and can’t wait to hear this in The Box.
Simon Patterson - "We’ll See" (WAIO & Sean Tyas Remix)
WAIO: My top track for Open Up London is Simon Patterson - "We’ll See" (WAIO & Sean Tyas Remix). I’ve chosen this for The Gallery because it has a bit of a 'Clubbers Guide' influence, as I always bought those compilations when I was young and discovering electronic music in the early 2000s.
Shugz & Billy Gillies - The Journey
SHUGZ: I have chosen my latest release with good friend Billy Gillies. An absolute highlight in all of my recent sets and it demonstrates both of our production styles in a single track. I really can’t wait to hear this one on the famous sound system at Ministry of Sound.