Line-up /DJ Vadim
DJ Format & The Simonsound (AV set)
plus special guests tba
We are absolutely thrilled to announce the most exciting line up to take it to the stage this summer! Be at KOKO on the 18th of August to catch the hip hop party of the season, featuring some of the UK’s biggest and baddest acts; cats who have made history on the wheels of steel and who leave audiences slack jawed, sore and wanting more with nothing but two turntables, a mixer, and a total mastery of that boom bap thang.
DJ Vadim is amongst the heralded few who can count themselves as true innovators and one of the hardest working men in show business. Never predictable, he rips the rule-book to pieces, unleashing a barrage of killer grooves from genres as varied as hip hop, soul, funk, grime, reggae, trip hop and bass music; he never runs out of ideas. Vadim draws upon several lifetimes’ worth of experience: his project is now approaching its twentieth year and has seen him tour across more than sixty countries and perform over two and a half thousand times. A true scholar and a musical titan, every performance is guaranteed to be an experience.
One of the most highly regarded DJs to ever come out of the UK, DJ Format is sure to set the venue alight with bombastic grooves, catchy basslines and body rocking beats so funky you’re certain to be fronting in the b-boy stance before you know it! Never one to rest on his laurels, he’ll brandish the hallmarks of his Simonsound audio-visual set - a collaborative project between DJ Format and Simon James described by DJ Spinna as “a refreshing mesh of the past, present and the future. It's like Mort Garson rocking shell toe Adidas with fat laces blasting into the galaxy in a funky space ship.” Casi nada.
Joining them is fellow heavyweight and the former DMC Champion Mr Thing, who has established himself equally as an absolute virtuoso behind the wheels and as one of most consistent purveyors of infectious grooves in the UK. One of the world’s eminent DJs, his skill and utmost respect for the material never fail to shine through. Heavyweight material.