about the ARTISTS
Happy Mondays were the leaders of the late-'80s/early-'90s dance club-influenced Manchester scene. The Mondays' sound relied heavily on the sound and rhythm of house music, spiked with '70s soul licks and swirling '60s psychedelia. The group's work bridged the Manchester independent rock music of the 1980s and the emerging UK rave scene, drawing influence from funk, house, and psychedelia to pioneer the Madchester sound.
At the root of his incredible success are several core principles; passion for the music, a deep rooted desire to cultivate community, impeccable technical skills and a genuinely warm, friendly disposition. Driven by these fundamental elements Patrick has attained international status as a headline act, with an illustrious discography and a blossoming label and party brand.
KiNK has become one of house music’s most in demand producers and remixers: his tracks easily stand out in any club night and they are second to none in the most competitive environment electronic music has ever seen. His abilities in finding the ‘sweet spot’ of new machines and even of sounds considered ‘classic’ and to reshape them into totally different beasts would be totally enough to justify the phenomenon. Yet this barely touches the surface of the story.
Formed by a trio of lifelong friends, Friendly Fires began combining the anthemic choruses and swooning melodies of indie rock and shoegaze with the insistent pulse of dance music in the mid-2000s. Friendly Fires make razor-sharp post-punk that burns through the memories of all the dismal, skinny jeaned ‘80s revivalists you’ve been hearing these past few years. Sounding brittle, knotty and urgent, Friendly Fires are the real deal.
A contemporary UK electronic music institution, Eats Everything (AKA Daniel Pearce) has a global reputation built on versatility, superlative skills and a positive outlook - core fundamentals that have made him one of the most in-demand artists around. With his roots firmly embedded in the vibrant, influential music culture of his hometown, Bristol, Eats Everything channels his broad musical palette into every aspect of his output.
Where do you start with Leeds-born Ibiza based producer George Evelyn, the man from N.O.W that pioneered British electronic music? Well for those already hip to his world the following will serve as a timely reminder. For new arrivals it’ll provide a crucial guide to a musical ride that ends with ‘Shout Out! To Freedom’.
NIGHTMARES ON WAX
This plucky young broadcaster, DJ and singer-songwriter has always known who she is and precisely where she’s wanted to be. Aside from the radio and her own expanding DJ sets, Sarah’s also been the host of BACKSTORY, a podcast delving into the stories of some of the industry’s most interesting and intriguing names, including Eats Everything, DJ Paulette, Bklava and one of the UK’s favourite drag queens, Jodie Harsh.
NOVABLOOD are Carlisle based electronic / House music producer and former Burn The Negative songwriter, Mark Zowie and former Genic vocalist David Beattie.
Formed in early 2016, Delagrave started as the solo project of singer/songwriter Lauryn Graves. With the help of producer Rory McDonald, DelaGrave has been featured frequently on BBC radio Cumbria and her song ‘Clean’ was played on The Huw Stephens show on BBC Radio 1 in 2017. Delagrave’s music draws on a diverse range of musical influences including Etta James, Tame Impala, Mac DeMarco, Alt-j.
Lauryn now plays with a 6 piece live band under the name Delagrave featuring Lee Barnham on drums, Martin Mcdonald and Craig Bryson on guitar, Ben Rogerson on bass and Alistair Urquhart on keys and has since played at Kendal Calling 2018 followed by a slot on the BBC introducing stage at This is Tomorrow Festival in Newcastle in May 2019 and Solfest 2021 and a return to Kendal calling in 2022. They have also supported Space, Republica, Little Comets and She drew the gun.
BETH / KI
30 years of DJing with no sign of letting up, Ki Creighton continues to smash it. There’s another big anniversary this year: 10 years of his legendary imprint, Under No Illusion Recordings.
Since stepping onto the scene, up and coming artist BETH has already taken the industry by storm. The Glasgow based DJ has already managed to cement herself as a regular feature in one of Glasgow’s leading venues SWG3 as well as being a resident for the Edinburgh’s based Fly Open air brand.