Line-up /WildKats (Hot Creations / Lower East / Get Physical), Bigfoot's Tea Party ft Christopher Kelly, Wrick, redux visuals, Fuad (Rememory Music), Krazzy Martin
As one of Scotland’s premier destinations for DJs and clubbers, Club Snafu in Aberdeen have been chosen to present the exciting Kopparberg Kube tent at RockNess 2012.
Snafu director Steve Morris explained, “everyone connected with Snafu were delighted to again be involved with one of the UK’s biggest and best festival events. Having been voted into DJ Mag’s World Top 100 Clubs earlier this year as a leading spot for electronic music, Snafu is a wonderful match for the RockNess line up at what is surely the most beautiful festival site in the world”.
Snafu’s boutique vibe and infamously sweaty dance floor will transfer perfectly to the new and intimate Kopparberg Kube at RockNess 2012.
The club's renowned booking policy will be represented at RockNess by Hot Creation’s WiLDKATS, whose 80’s funk and groove led house will have the tent undoubtedly rocking.
Joining WiLDKATS in the Kopparberg Kube are Bigfoot’s Tea Party whose reputation for audio and visual performances continues to grow around the country while expert Snafu residents Fuad and Krazzy Martin complete a solid straight up party arena.
Head of Snafu programming George Russell said, “Wildkats were a stand out act for everyone at Snafu over the last 12 months. One of those gigs you are lucky to be at, when the artists are still pretty unknown but everyone in the crowd can tell they are onto something really special. They’ve gone on to be in huge demand, releasing on exciting labels like Lower East, Jamie Jones' Hot Creations and also forthcoming work with Get Physical and OFF. Being Scottish as well, it’s a bit of a homecoming for them, in fact we are proud to say that our whole line up is made from some of the best Scottish DJs and producers including Bigfoot’s and Fuad, who you should definitely watch out for”.
If you plan to have a festival to remember, we’ll see you in the Kube on Saturday night.
=== WiLDKATS ===
Mix for UGroove – September 2011: http://soundcloud.com/wildkats/groovecast-014-wildkats-inside
WiLDKATS are a production collective formed in East London when Edinburgh DJ’s Stuart Sandeman & Scott Dickie met US import Corey Baker. After sharing ideas over a booming warehouse bass bin they decided to get into the studio. Pulling influences from 80s Funk and New York Disco they began to develop their sound; an energetic combination of groove led house and dubby disco with their trademark WiLDKATS bass-line. WiLDKATS are part of a new movement in contemporary house music fusing 80s drums, synths and bass sounds, putting their own funked up stamp on this with their catchy edits and raw dance floor killers.
Since their inception in summer 2010 their tracks have quickly caught the attention of some of the biggest names in the dance music community. Support has come from Hot Natured, Wolf + Lamb, Crosstown Rebels, Lee Curtiss, Droog, Jamie Jones, M A N I K and Soul Clap, all of whom have tried and tested WiLDKATS’ tracks across some of the globes most prolific dance floors including Sonar, Burning Man, Glastonbury and Ibiza’s mecca DC10.
2011 proved to be WiLDKATS’ year, with big releases on various imprints. ‘System Crank’ (with Russ Yallop) on Hot Creations created quite a stir across the dance community and received notary kudos as the Essential Tune Contender on the UK’s Radio One show. Upon hearing the quality of their releases and after their Hot Waves track ‘Perpetrating’ climbed to number 2 in the Beatport charts, the Hot Creations crew have also given them the rare opportunity to put out their own Hot Creations EP in early 2012. This is something that only a handful of talented artists have been asked to do. There are also upcoming releases on Get Physical, Stranjjur, Lower East and Neim.
As DJs, the boys can play as a full production trio or as a duo act, and their trademark funked up sleazy bass-lines are guaranteed to get any dance floor grooving. As a result, the WiLDKATS busy touring schedule has recently included gigs up and down the UK, Ibiza, the US and Mexico.
=== Bigfoot's Tea Party ===
For nearly three years the Bigfoot show has been taking Scotland by storm. Regular outings at Snafu and Sub Club have been complimented by outdoor riverside parties, infamous off-radar warehouse gatherings and mind bending visual displays. Snafu just wouldn't be the same without them.
Their exhilarating RockNess performance last year alongside Ivan Smagghe meant we had to ask them back, so Bigfoot returns to do battle with Nessie as celebrated residents Wrick and Christopher Kelly fly in to give us a flavour of the Tea Party’s many sides, while visual artist Redux squeezes in beside them.
=== Fuad ===
Fuad is one of the most hotly tipped producers from the North East in years. His early work on Auntie Flo artist Esa Mervin Granger’s celebrated label Rememory Music (also home to Affi Koman, Subb-an, OOFT!) was greeted with widespread praise. Hype around the young man seems to build monthly, just drop in to Snafu on a Saturday night to catch his warm, dance floor focused sets and you’ll find out why. Only 22 years old and already a veteran of RockNess and T in The Park, Fuad is sure to deliver us all those perfect summertime vibes.
=== Krazzy Martin ===
A key member of Aberdeen’s clubbing community, KRAZZY MARTIN has staged some of the North’s most legendary parties in recent years. So he’ll be right at home at RockNess!
His Everything Else Sucks parties have brought Mele, Zombie Nation, Jackmaster and Drop The Lime to the Granite City for the first time. No event would be complete without his smile behind the turntables, expect him to kick the tent off in style on a journey that could go anywhere.
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