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We are Fstvl 2016 is set to the biggest line up yet with over 200 acts announced across 16 stages.
The two day festival takes place at the Airfield of Dreams, London on 28-29 May. With too many acts to choose from we have narrowed it down to our top 10 recommendations from the line-up.
No dance festival line up would be the same without mentioning legendary DJ Fatboy Slim. Norman Cook aka Fatboy Slim will return to We are Fstvl headlining the main stage on Saturday. Spanning two decades with a back catalogue of hits including -Rockafella Skank, Right Here, Right Now and Praise You a chance to see the producer live is a must.
Continue reading: Top 10 Acts To See At We Are Fstvl 2016
Back to give the people of Sussex its annual dousing of electronic music, Shakedown fans returned in their numbers for an evening of debauchery and hard beats. Juxtaposing that of more commercial contemporary electronic festivals like Creamfields, Shakedown is a one day event that offers something different to the commerce and pop glamour that electronic music has now become. With a line up that boasts 2manydjs, DJ EZ, Jaguar Skills, Sigma, Camo and Krooked and Sub Focus, it would become easy to point the finger at the obvious crowd drawers. Though not at Shakedown.
With two 2manydjs headlining the festival, it was surprising to see the sheer dominance every other stage had next to the internationally known disc jockeys. And maybe this is what makes Shakedown different to most commercial electronic festivals, the hardcore drum n bass faithful that make the event what it is. Using record labels like Defected in the House and Hospitality Records, the festival offers more niche, more specialised and far less commercial music for house and drum n bass respectively.
With a host of MCs backing the turntablists, the drum n bass tent saw the cult legend Sub Focus warm up the crowd before Camo and Krooked took the headline set, whist MK and Oliver Dollar took the reins for the final few sets in the house tent. The sheer size of the Hospitality Records tent dwarfed all the other arenas, and probably had 50% of the festival's attendance inside it. At one point, an olive branch felt like it should be offered to the Belgian Brothers (2manydjs) who probably had no idea how petit and incomparable their tent and crowd size was to the rest. It was very transparent to see who the main drawers of Shakedown were.
Continue reading: Shakedown Festival - Waterhall, Brighton - August 15th 2015 Live Review
A week in music videos... Kanye West has been doing a lot of promotion for his edgy, rock-infused track 'Black Skinhead' (or 'BLKKK SKKKN HEAD' as it's otherwise known'), the lead single from his US and UK number one album 'Yeezus', so his anger when the unfinished video directed by Nick Knight was leaked earlier in July was unsurprising. He described the unauthorised distribution as 'heartbreaking' and no wonder; a video as unique as this was definitely worthy of a grand entrance but, nonetheless, the spoiler has definitely not affected the viewing experience.Watch the video for BLKKK SKKKN HEAD here.
French house star Kavinsky has already become a hit in his home nation with his debut album 'OutRun', released earlier this year, reaching number 2 in the charts and he's certainly turning heads overseas too. Teaming up with Canadian producer The Weeknd on one of his newest singles, Kavinsky delivers a driving dance beat with 'Odd Look' - the single from his new EP of the same name. The track also features on his album as a collaboration with fellow electronic musician SebastiAn. Listen to Odd Look here.
Chase & Status' new single, Flashing Lights, was released on November 21st and is the sixth single from their second album No More Idols. It follows on from their successful summer single Hitz, which featured British rapper Tinie Tempah and was released in July 2011. Chase & Status will play a sold out show at UKF Bass Culture in London on November 25th, 2011.
Continue: Chase and Status - Flashing Lights
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Touched down in NYC! Playing @analogbkny tonight https://t.co/6iDCDJScHM
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'Desire' is @AnnieMac Hottest Record tonight on @BBCR1 ! Tune in from 7pm 💥💥💥 https://t.co/JrwuDK2jqS
My new single 'Desire' with @dimension_uk is out now! https://t.co/imvnl1bXqi https://t.co/jIjezDTRVf
My new collab with @dimension_uk - 'Desire' is out tomorrow! https://t.co/UbJt70mbZt
Sub Focus & Dimension - Desire 14.09.18 https://t.co/99h1UxU7h9
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Testing new beats at @Amnesia_Ibiza last week, back again tonight! https://t.co/F2EICbeser
Big one at Beats for Love in Czech Rep this weekend! https://t.co/nLtHK9BNtf
Weekend of shows in Canada! Calgary, Edmonton and Toronto, see you guys soon 🇨🇦✌🏻
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