The Simple Weekender returns in 2014 after a successful debut last year. Full details released, see below.
Last few early bird tickets left with 1st release coming online imminently http://www.wegottickets.com/festivals/f/7045
SIMPLE STAGE - The Dome
RvS Label Showcase
/// Asadinho (RvS)
Just who is Asadinho? After almost two decades of DJing across the globe, running a label, and producing hundreds of releases under various monikers, Asadinho may seem to be a fresh name to the scene, but the man behind it certainly is no novice. His deep, sophisticated, party-savvy sets have been tickling feet and minds alike since the mid-nineties, having DJed in hundreds of clubs over 40 countries across 5 continents to crowds of up to 20,000 people.
Having rebranded his label with slick new artwork and a new shortened name, RvS, it did not take long for labels to prick up their ears to his updated aesthetic, with remixes wrapped up of artists such as Lana del Rey, Doc Martin, Phoenix, Onur Ozman and many more. His remix of Lana del Rey was in the Beatport Top 100 Deep House Chart for over 4 months and has had more than a million listens online. His current single ‘Love Capacity’ has had over 25,000 plays in a week. Recent supporters include Seth Troxler, Tensnake, MANDY, Aeroplane, Maceo Plex, Doc Martin, Damian Lazarus, Laura Jones, DJ T, Kate Simko, The Glimmer Twins, Mark Farina, Terry Francis, and Alex Gopher plus many more.
Not forgetting that Asadinho has to date sold well over 100,000 units of his work, his experience in production can be heard in every release, his extensive tour history has taught him a thing or two about the dancefloor, straddling the lines between the contemporary and the old school in his addictive journey sets.
/// Paul Soul (RvS)
Playing alongside Asadinho will be label partner Paul Soul. Check out the Fabric link below, We’re in for a treat!
/// Kostas G
Kostas G is a DJ & Producer who has been making waves with his unique crossover sound of Breakbeat, House, and Acid. As an artist he has proved himself to be highly dexterous in the studio, effortlessly shifting between genres such as Ambient, Chill, Breakbeat, House & Techno.
As a DJ Kostas G defies genres and pushes boundaries with a relentless energy that has seen him play as far and wide as the Miami WMC. His DJ schedule continues to gain momentum with headline bookings across the UK and internationally. He is a yearly regular at the award-winning Gottwood Festival where he has been known to rock a crowd for up to 7 hours straight.
Festival hosts ‘Simple’ now in its 16th year continue to host quality monthly club nights and sell out boat parties in Oxford. Recent bookings include Boddika, PBR Streetgang, Andrew Weatherall and Maxxi Soundsystem. Long serving Simple residents Em Williams and James Weston are joined in the dome tent by regular Simple guest DJs playing the spectrum of house and techno.
Em Williams, James Weston, Tom Baker, Dan Gascoyne, Tim Gore, Man of Science, Kristian Winslade, Mark Dancer, Carl Drury, EDMS DJs, Stav McGuinness, Leon Sofroniou
‘Switch’ has been hosting some massive club nights over the past couple of years in the Oxford O2 Academy, with resident duo MaxQuerade & Mac White who have warmed up for the likes of DJ EZ, MK, Annie Mac, Skream, Gorgon City and George Fitzgerald to name a few.
Peoples is a London based club night hosting quality parties at various venues around the capital. Resident dj Joel Kane joins us for a 2nd year.
The Cratedigga crew are dedicated to revisiting and enjoying vinyl-based dance music from days gone by. Look forward to some classic sets from these guys.
Andy James, Sam Edney, Stu Foster, DJ D
DUB POLITICS / BASSMENTALITY STAGE - The Bedouin
Dub Politics and Bassmentality focus on bass heaven, with artists ranging from Roots Reggae to Old Skool DnB, Hip Hop through to Funk & Soul (plus a whole lot more!). These guys have been tearing up dance floors for many years. They will be hosting the bedouin tent for the whole weekend and have added two quality headline acts for the 2014 festival including the amazing Dutty Moonshine.
/// Dutty Moonshine
The sounds of the 1930s big band meets modern basslines and chunky beats!
Dutty Moonshine is the creation of Michael Rack and Alex Furley. Both have had years of experience mixing many genres from Hip-Hop to Breaks to Jungle and with a passion for the vaudeville arts the birth of Dutty Moonshine was inevitable.
This duet have played various parts of Europe, headlined some of the UK’s biggest clubs, smashed big stages at festivals such as Glastonbury, Bestival and Secret Garden Party and with a tour of the east coast of the USA on the cards for 2013, and the duo frequenting Europe all year round you can be sure to see Dutty Moonshine bring back the roaring 20′s.
"Absolutely phenomenal masters of unique mixes that somehow can grab acoustic brilliance of the Gypsy and Swing world and slam them screaming into the 22nd century. For a slice of the future with a digit in the past get these guys" – Chris Tofu – Electro Swing
"Played with these guys a few times and they never fail to rock the shit out of it" – JFB – 2 x UK DMC Champion
"You are without a doubt the badboys of swing" – some random guy backstage at Glastonbury
"Dutty Moonshine’s set was definitely the highlight of my Secret Garden festivities. Decadent, glamorous, fun and darn right sexy… Toe tappin’, hip shakin’, ball breakin’, we couldn’t stop. Long live the mighty Dutty" – Kate from the Puppini Sisters
/// Count Skylarkin
Count Skylarkin stumbled into DJing in the late 90’s after his mixtapes proved a hit with customers at a South London cafe. The lauded DJ, promoter, garden shed enthusiast and all-round dapper dan behind Skylarkin’ Soundsystem, an hour in the company of the Count guarantees jumpin’ jivin’ rockin’ swingin’ reggae, ska, soul, dancehall and rhythm & blues, aching feet and grins all round.
The Count has shared stages, decks and rum with such black music luminaries as The Wailers (UK Tour DJ), The Specials, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, The Skatalites, Prince Buster, Alton Ellis, Max Romeo, Mad Professor, Don Letts, Jerry Dammers, Trojan Soundsystem, Benga, DJ Yoda, Alex Paterson (The Orb), Massive Attack’s Daddy G and Horace Andy.
As co-founder of The Disco Shed he has made headlining appearances at numerous summer festivals, including The Big Chill, Latitude, Reading, Truck and The Mayor’s Thames Festival. Shedless, The Count has also rocked Glastonbury, Shambala, The Secret Garden Party, Notting Hill Carnival and countless others. An authority on reggae music particularly, he has written for several music publications, including NME.
In 2009 The Count (aided by Harvey K-Tel) moved into music production, and their debut release “Dub Of A Preacher Man” is out in 2010 on Trojan/Universal Music.
Check a couple of great DISCO SHED mixes right here - http://www.discoshed.com/music/live/latitude2009/Live_from_the_Disco_Shed_07.mp3
“Oxford’s most esteemed dubmeister”
“A local institution, providing an essential education in all things ska, reggae and r&b.”
“The King Of Rum & Bass” - Oxford Mail
“Rhythm and blues meets rocksteady, calls round for ska and rock and roll to see if they’re playing out before heading round to drum ‘n’ bass’s place for a party right out of the top drawer” - bigchill.net
/// Dub Politics and Bassmentality supporting acts:
ZAIA, Dublings, Positive Vibes Crew, Rhymeskeemz, The Book Thieves, Matt Fluid, Fridge & Bungle, Billy Disco, Dutty B, Inflatable Dave, Move Somethin', Red-I meets Roots Guidance, House Of Roots, Voodoo Collective, Deep Cove