Its 2014 and Link London are back and ready to give you lot a MONSTER year full of parties that will have London talking all year long!! From everyone here at the LINK HQ we want to say a massive thank you for making last year so amazing (AND IT WAS AMAZING) – The VIBE you guys & girls bring to Link London is like no other party we’ve ever seen and we LOVE you for that!
RIGHT, GET READY.. HERE IT IS!!! LINK LONDON PRESENT TO YOU.. THE 2014 OPENING PARTY –
YOU are the Link London Crew.. so we have single handily crafted a line-up which musically will be hard to challenge for you.. we know EXACTLY what sound you lot are after and we have mixed up a blend of all your favourite flavours for this one with a few extra treats on the side!!
TOYBOY & ROBIN
ANX & IETY / SPIKE O’CONNELL
FORWARD MOTION / ALFIE LOVERIDGE
BRASKO / GENIUS
TOYBOY & ROBIN:-
London’s fast rising producer duo, Toyboy & Robin, have been infectiously fusing the sounds of house music with slices of garage, bass and everything in between over the past 18 months.
Raised on a healthy diet of Garage and 90’s RnB & Hip Hop Toyboy & Robin, started gaining admirers early last year when they released ‘No More Sunshine’ on Sccucci Manucci, which hit number one on Juno and positioned a spotlight firmly on Toyboy & Robin’s slick garage-flecked productions. But it was Summer 2013 that saw the real jewel in their crown 'Jaded', which consequently saw them play many times in Europe, as well as all over the UK.
Having produced stunning remixes for Ellie Goulding, Lana Del Rey and Example, Toyboy & Robin also boast support from the likes of Radio 1’s MistaJam, Toddla T and Cameo, DJ support from the likes of Bondax, T.Williams and Waze & Odyssey and some serious online love from only the coolest Hype Machine blogs.
All of these factors combined has led to their signing to Chase & Status' MTA imprint, which boasts an impressive roster including Nero, Redlight and Ben Pearce. With an single and EP dropping in the first quarter, Toyboy & Robin look to well and truly stamp their mark on 2014 from the very start!
Wildkats are a production collective formed in East London when Scottish born DJ’s Sandeman & Dickie met New Yorker Corey Baker.
Their forward thinking productions, remixes, edits and exciting DJ sets has clearly marked their territory on the deep house music scene. Influenced by multi-genres old and new, the Kats combine their music brains in the studio. In goes 10 years DJ experience, all things from house, funk, techno, 80s, 90s, hiphop, disco, a couple beers, a touch magic and outcomes the Wildkats sound. Often difficult to pinpoint, it’s got the energy of house and disco, but sometimes with dark synths, muffled vocals and heavy bass sounds.
Their releases have had great response and support from across the globe. After early releases with London’s Lower East label and Mexico’s Neim Recordings, their ‘System Crank’ track with Russ Yallop was snapped up by Hot Creations catapulting them into the limelight. Later their ‘Perpetrating’ track on Hot Creations little brother Hot Waves caused quite a stir ranking high on Beatport charts. Since then they have had further successful releases with Hot Waves, Off Recordings, Made to Play, Akbal Music, Digital Delight and gained notary kudos for their remixes on house giants Get Physical and OM Records.
When these guys are not in the studio its all about having fun on the road. Having already toured some of the best underground party hotspots around the globe from Warung Brazil, Fabric London, Space Ibiza to the internationally renowned Robot Heart Bus at Burning Man Festival, these guys know how to party and engage the crowd.
Whether it’s in the studio or on the road the Wildkats are always pushing new boundaries. Their evolving sound continues to establish them as key players in a new wave of contemporary house music.
A Lister (Alex Lister) is a 23 year old House Producer and DJ from Bradford, UK.
A firm believer in ‘hard work pays off’, Alex spends most days in his studio trying to perfect a sound he can call his own. Tough beats, stabby chords and heavy basslines are the flavour of Alex’s productions.
After years of being involved in local scene, 2012 saw Alex change his sound drastically and push himself to release quality original music
With the help of friend and label owner, his first release ‘Your Soul’ entered the Traxsource Top 20 and gained Alex wider support and recognition from around the globe.
Fast forward swiftly to 2013, Alex now has several Traxsource Top 10’s and a Deep House #1 under his belt already, its easy to see why his productions are becoming fast sought after, and why his name is becoming synonymous with good quality House Music.
With support coming in from names such as – Supernova, Homework, Huxley, Roger Sanchez, Ejeca, Grant Nelson, Amine Edge & Dance, Perseus & Jonas Rathsman, Kraak & Smaak, Chocolate Puma, Shur-I-kan, Dale Howard, Plus plays on Radio 1, Kiss FM and Rinse. A Lister is definitely a name to keep an eye out for in the near future.