Found: Soltek with Addison Groove, Dusky, J.Phlip, Throwing Snow, Somethinksounds photo gallery
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Addison Groove (50 Weapons, Swamp 81)
Dusky (Dogmatik, Anjunadeep)
Throwing Snow (Local Action)
Dexter Kane (Lower East)
Photomachine (2020 Midnight Visions)
Black Orange Juice (Somethinksounds)
Get People (Luv Luv Luv)
Daffadam & Medlam (Soltek)
Andy Lemay & Kzm Kzm Kzm (Somethinksounds)
Ben & Oscar (Farr Festival)
After residencies at the CAMP Basement and the Gramaphone, during which they’ve showcased eminent artists such as Commix, Phaeleh, A1 Bassline, SpectraSoul, Nu:Tone and Coat of Arms, Soltek kick off the end of the summer with a brand new show at Hidden under the renowned FOUND series. Recognised for the crossover appeal of their parties, Soltek have put together a lineup that emphasises their eclectic take on electronica and affection for combining the established with the up-and-coming.
Topping the bill we have the man behind one of the biggest bass music anthems of the decade “Footcrab”, Addison Groove. Carving his own unique sound using influences from the Chicago ghetto tek and juke scenes, and having recently released his ground breaking debut album “Transistor Rhythm” on Modeselektor’s mighty 50 Weapons imprint, his impact on modern electronica has been colossal and will continue to be for quite some time. Next up is J.Phlip, whose skills on the decks and in the studio have made her a key member of the Dirtybird crew and “Claude Von Stroke’s favourite support dj”. Her effortless blend of booty bass and deep, tech house has been turning heads for a while and we can’t wait to welcome her to Hidden for her Soltek debut. Accompanying her will be Dexter Kane, who’s gone from strength to strength since his memorable remix of seminal classic “Dirty Cash” last year, not to mention his other releases on WYS!, Akbal Music and Lower East, which he co-runs. Last but by no means least is burgeoning producer Throwing Snow, whose critically acclaimed tracks and remixes have garnered support from dance music pioneers Gilles Peterson and Benji B, as well as guest slots on Kiss FM and Ministry of Sound Radio. His XLR8R podcast from January was regarded by many as the best of the series, and with several exciting releases and projects in the pipeline, this year is set to be a defining one. Support comes from Soltek residents Daffadam and Medlam.
Hosting Arch 2 we have independent Berlin/London based label Somethinksounds. Championed by the likes of The Guardian, XLR8R and FACT Mag, they’ve been making waves in the scene for the past year with releases from the likes of Eliphino, Lucky Paul and Ossie’s side project Black Orange Juice. Heading up the bill in their room are a London based duo who’ve been causing a massive stir of late, Dusky. Their debut album from 2011, “Stick by This”, was celebrated by Pete Tong as one of the albums of the year, “Tyto Alba” and “Flo Jam” on Dogmatik have blown up as house/garage underground anthems, and their recent remix of Hot Chip’s “Night and Day” has transformed it into a modern garage bomb. It’s safe to say that with so many accolades to their name already, the boys are only getting started. Next up is Ossie, who’s been making moves on the UK Funky underground for a while now. With recent releases on celebrated labels such as Hyperdub and Lightworks already under his belt, and with forthcoming material on Hypercolour and a second EP on Hyperdub, make sure you keep an eye on this talented and highly original producer. He’ll be joined by Photomachine, an up-and-comer whose intricate blend of garage and house secured him the first release of 2020 Vision’s newly launched sub-label, 2020 Midnight Visions. His track “Technicolour” (backed with “Sine Language”) was put out last year on Raffertie’s imprint Super and received remixes from the likes of Throwing Snow, Optimum and Raffertie himself. Last but not least we have the label’s very own collective, Black Orange Juice, who’ll be adding their unique and infectious sound to the proceedings. Somethinksounds residents and co-founders Andy Lemay and Kzm Kzm Kzm will be rounding up the bill for what promises to be an exciting showcase.
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