The sun shone strongly for this year’s SW4, headlined by Pendulum and Deadmau5 across the two day event at the end of last month. Here’s a little flavour of a bass-filled weekend, including shots from sets by Example, Disciples, Laidback Luke, Knife Party and Sub-Focus…
Probably our favourite producer/DJ right now, Dimension – aka London-based Robert Etheridge – absolutely smashed his Saturday night set at South West Four Festival at the end of last month, and new tune Black Church is a slick slice of the raw, pared-back drum & bass that he is becoming known for. The track has also been given the full music video treatment – Dimension’s first full visual.
If you like this, you have to hear his incredibly atmospheric and energetic pair Automatik and Generator… although please promise us you’ll do so in the dark. And on the loudest speakers/headphones you can find.
Dimension – Black Church
With less than a month to go until some of the biggest names in EDM assemble on Clapham Common for South West Four, we’ve been casting our eye over the stellar line-up to pick a few not-to-be-missed acts. With headline sets from the likes of Knife Party, Deadmau5, Pendulum, and Tinie Tempah, the event maintains its reputation for booking huge acts. But to be fair, there is solid stuff to be found right throughout the schedule so here are a few that you should seriously consider seeking out if you’re heading along to the big Bank Holiday weekend party. Continue reading
Dancehall meets pared-back drum ‘n’ bass in this gem from Sub Focus with vocals from Stylo G. No further words required – just try staying still while listening to it. Probably not possible…
Sub Focus – Lingua
It’s been way too long since we heard something new from Sub Focus (Nick Douwma), but when this dropped last month, it was not only long-awaited but also hugely surprising as it represents a major departure from pretty much all of his previous work. (Oh and he’s grown his hair quite long too – what’s going on with the world?!)
Full of retro 1990’s references, we guarantee Love Divine will get stuck in your head. It might take two listens, but it will!
Sub Focus – Love Divine
Kicking off our week with a bit of premium drum’n’bass is this belter from Kove, the alias of Sussex-born tech-house and d’n’b producer James Rockhill.
From the EP Nightfires Vol.II (due for release 19 September), Into the Fire features sublime vocals from Folly Rae – who has herself only just appeared on Sync with her new song U.
Given how Mondays can typically be, we felt this just had to be THE tune to get our week off to the best possible start. Enjoy!
Kove – Into The Fire
Having been a big fan of Wretch 32 since Traktor (and seeing him do that signature track at Exeter’s tiny Lemon Grove venue, a performance which still gives me goosebumps when I think about it!), it’s great to see him team up with one of the sharpest D&B DJ’s on the scene at the moment in Wilkinson.
Flatline sees them both keep it simple, with both bringing to the party what they do best and complementing each other perfectly. The finished result is a polished tune and one that’s firmly stuck on our playlist at the moment.
Wilkinson – Flatline (ft. Wretch 32)