Canadian artist Defunk blends dubstep and glitch, with funk and classic music from the 30’s and beyond. The godfather of electro blues; he is known for his original approach to re-inventing electronic music. A unique fusion of groove, pounding bass, and instrumentation makes his music approachable, familiar and unforgettable. Working with musicians and vocalists from around the world, Defunk's sound stands alongside his contemporaries Griz, Pretty Lights and Gramatik, and like them, his music is well known for bringing back the oldskool. Having played to sell out crowds in the UK in 2013, he returns again this summer to bring the funk once more.
Defunk's debut album "Welcome to Groove City", released with New York based High Chai Recordings, gained him international recognition, reaching staggering heights in the Beatport charts and hitting the Glitch Hop No.1 spot just two days after release. Working with musicians and vocalists from around the world, Defunk's sound stands alongside his contemporaries Griz, Pretty Lights and Gramatik, and like them, his music is well known for bringing back the oldskool. Having played to sell out crowds in the UK in 2013, he returns again this summer to bring the funk once more.
His critically acclaimed second album, Back to the Funk, is OUT NOW with Simplify Recordings featuring an array of international artists, sounds and grooves to mark his most refined work yet.
Pretty Lights - Total Fascination (Defunk Remix feat. Benjamins Vibe)
Defunk - 'I Put A Spell On You' feat. Sam Klass & Vindaloo [Simplify Recordings]
DEPHICIT & SUMMER BRIGHT
With a formidable blend of turntablism & live saxphone, Dephicit and Summer Bright are taking the underground head on with their finely tuned ghetto-funk sound, bridging raw jazz and swing elements with alien basslines and rawkus beats.
Dephicit is no stranger to the studio, consistently delivering a slew of bangers to your ears on labels such as Riddim Fruit and Adapted Records, gaining him international support for his productions. With a handful of featured remixes in Mixmag as well as his track 'Babuska' gaining support from UK legend Ed Solo. This young producer has enlisted the power of live sax courtesy of the effervescent Summer Bright, resulting in the marriage of dirty drops and authentic live instrumentation.
This dynamic duo have taken their stomping ground by force, performing over 35 shows in the UK and Europe in 2013, supporting local and international heavy hitters Slamboree, Featurecast, Gypsy Disco, Hong Kong Ping Pong, Itchy and Skratchy, Opiuo, Stickybudz, and Wolfie Razzmatazz. With a handful of festival appearances under their belts, including Beach Break & Wrong Fest and two shows at Boomtown in 2013 on both the Boombox and Spaceport stages, this powerful combination will be bringing the noise to the UK Festival circuit this 2014!
Hailing from Lyon, Flatmate have been making their mark in the scene since 2006 with their refined quality of production and the surgical efficacy of their live performances.
This magnetic French duo were quickly noticed for their scathing neurofunk rhythms and deadly low end frequencies, maintaining a perfect combination of groove and emotion.
Releasing with Caliber and Gradient several times over, Flatmate continue to redefine the genre with their intricate sound design, dynamic stage performances and core shaking bass.
Enlisting the support of heavy hitters like KOAN Sound, Culprate, Joe Ford and Reso, their tunes have taken the world by storm with their array of notable releases including Safari, Moth, Clutch and Hot Ball.
The rise of neuro will undoubtedly hold their music in high regard, having been ahead of the curve with their latest releases, Randomizer and remixes for Skope and Circuit Bent.
We introduce you to the Freefall Collective - an inspired team of musicians from the South Coast. Their style is unrelentingly upfront and energetic. They have a big sound, informed by dub, reggae & funk; it’s an organic fusion of roots and contemporary electronic music and these ingredients make them an unstoppable live act.
They’ve played some of the best clubs and festivals in the world. Glastonbury, Glade, Shambala, Secret Garden Party, Electric Picnic, Fabric, The Opera House, Seville Olympic Stadium – the list goes on, and every single gig has ended with the crowd going absolutely bananas, screaming and pounding the ground like thoroughbreds. Freefall Collective are simply awesome. To see them live is to love them instantly. Burn their name into your memory and make it your business to check them out.
Freefall Collective Live @ Boomtown Fair 2013 (Poco Loco stage)
Freefall Collective - Sounds out of Time (Album Teaser)
Goosebumpz has become a household name within the glitch-hop community Worldwide. Based on the East Coast of Australia, he is renowned for his super tight production, attention to detail and quirky, psychedelic sound design.
Goosebumpz is consistently booked in Australia for some of the largest, most reputable outdoor events, which in the past have included Splendour In The Grass, Rainbow Serpent, Maitreya, Earth Frequency, Strawberry Fields and The Solar Eclipse Festival of 2012. With two consecutive Summer tours of Canada under his belt already, he has been showcasing his original mid-tempo monsters at some of the World's most acclaimed music festivals internationally, including; Shambhala, Bass Coast, Motion Notion & Astral Harvest and has also rocked well known sound camps and art cars at the legendary Burning Man Festival in the U.S. like Fractal Nation / Planet, The Buddha Lounge and The Mayan Warrior.
With a constantly growing international fan base, his music has gained universal support. Seeing him booked to perform after legendary live acts such as Bassnectar and share stages with heavyweight performers like The Crystal Method, Downlink, Bare Noize, Dirtyphonics, Opiuo and Tipper. He has also enjoyed regular time in the charts for his original music on leading online EDM stores, Beatport and Addictech.
After a busy string of shows around the globe in 2013, Goosebumpz has been flat out in the studio producing his own unique flavor of energetic, fresh, funky Glitch-Hop, sexy, psychedelic dubstep and squelchy mid-tempo breaks. Touching down in the UK this summer as part of his debut European tour, his live show has been carefully refined, with tasteful layering and effects, room for improvisation and seamless transitions between styles, creating a highly original and exciting dance floor experience. Accompanied by an arsenal of fresh, phat, cheeky beats, Goosebumpz is very excited to deliver his eclectic style at festivals and indoor shows in the EU this Summer.
Rainbow Serpent Festival ~ last sunset on Sunset Stage
Kairo Kingdom rose in the dawn of 2012 to erect their empire of Bass and House music. The two Germans made their first huge impact on the scene with Beatport #1 hits such as ‘One Two’ and ‘Get Down’, throwning the charts for a record breaking two months. Proving that the boys master more than just one genre, several of their Electro House and Dubstep monsters received further chart approval, citing their exact agenda: musical freedom from Glitch to Dubstep to Electro House and further.
2013 started off nothing short of sensational for Kairo Kingdom, with the release of ‘Don’t Shake’ which received major support by the likes of Calvin Harris, Knife Party and Showtek as well as a remix for US trio sensation Krewella and two new tracks lined up on Deadmau5’ infamous Mau5trap label imprint.
The boys are just back from playing the exhaustive 40 gigs in 50 days Vans Warped Tour Tour throughout the United States and Shambhala Festival 2013 in Canada, burying themselves in the studio to craft some more cutting edge dance goodness.
Krewella - Come And Get It (Kairo Kingdom Remix) HD - Free Download
Krymes consists of Mike Wallis and Ben Parker.
The pair linked up a few years ago after they played the Meteor stage together at Glade Festival, they have been busy in the studio too and are set to unleash a single later this year following on from their free track 'La Dubiously' released earlier this year.
Mike started out his career as one half of Crunch with Dave Tipper and one half of Abstrakt Knights with Sam Ashwell (aka Vent). His label Colony Productions has released big hitters including Mouldy Soul, Tryptich, Dephicit, Schema, Vent, Crush, Si Begg, Skope, Funckarma, Krossbow, Bit Meddler, Shamanic Technology, Mr Bill, Kursa and Duskky among many others over the last decade.
Ben has also released a single under his Lone Drum guise on Colony and has recently been in the studio working on tracks with Kursa and Shamanic Technology. Dj'ing as Lumo he was a resident at infamous breaking night Throwdown for many years where he fine tuned his scratching skills, playing a mix of breaks and hip hop. He is also one half of Shake N Herb who have an album scheduled for release later this year.
Coming from a hip hop, funk and mid tempo background, the Krymes sound is no stranger to the glitch hop scene, ram packed with sic bass lines, a good slice of funk and tight beats alongside Ben's cutting their sets are sure to make any dance floor shake.
As members of the UK Glitch Hop crew, both Mike and Ben are an integral part of this growing scene and have a monthly residency on Glitch.fm.
Hailing from the UKs’ thriving underground music culture, Shamanic Technology takes elements from all over the sonic cosmos and fuses them together with melody and bass to create conscious, omni-tempo music for the bass rituals of tomorrow.
As comfortable producing bass-heavy neuro as he is laying down cinematic, mid-tempo or brain shaking drum & bass and drumstep. Shamanic Technology’s productions and live performances are highly energetic, sometimes emotive, fierce and driving, often uplifiting and he is no stranger to the stage. With DJ sets and live showcases across the global festival circuit, club scene and beyond. His music has taken him to Glade Festival (Meteor & Poundland), The Secret Garden Party (Drop Stage), Noisily (Main Stage), Leopalluza (EDM Tent), Burning Man (US) , Motion Notion Festival (Canada), High Times Awards (Amsterdam) to name but a few; seeing him billed alongside some of the leading names in Bass Music.
His genre bending releases and remixes have seen his music receive an international following; gaining support from Sticky Buds, Skope, Blunt Instrument, Vexisle, Minnesota, Si Begg, Knowa Knowone, AMB, Soulacybin, The Human Experience, Jpod, Solid Steel and many more. He has made regular guest appearances on Glitch FM, showcasing his diverse production tastes and intelligently crafted sets.
Shamanic Technology is music for the glitch generation, a shamanic brew of audio soup, a sonic blue pill for those trapped in the matrix of the mundane.
With a keen focus on the meticulous production that goes into the neuro sound, Skope is a new breed of producer. Creating musical and synth driven Glitch Hop, Neurohop, Dubstep & Drum and Bass, he draws influences from classic Noisa and Spor as well as hip-hop, soul and funk.
Skope recently collaborated with Mr Bill on the Auzzie glitch maestro's artist album, resulting in a next generation glitch n bass hybrid. He remixed 'Jump' for Vent on Colony Productions, doing the original justice with a 100bpm Neurohop remix and recently collaborated with Erb n Dub on Technique Recordings for another D&B track laced with a powerful vocal from Damien Soul titled 'Let me Fly'.
This pace shows no sign of slowing down as his recent work pricked the ears of acclaimed turntablist Krafty Kuts. Skope is now a full member of the band 'Wicked City' alongside Dynamite MC, Erb N Dub, Steve Yamaha. Chris Sargent and Krafty Kuts. They recently remixed Mr Scruff's 'Get A Move On' as a collaborative project and remixed 2 tracks from Kill Paris’s latex EP on OWSLA.
Keep a watchful eye on the horizon for Skope’s fully-funked 'Laser Brick' EP coming out on 'Instant Vibes Records' before 2014 is over!