The summer of fun is nearly over but now the winter madness starts, it's time to bring the festivals inside, ladies and gentleman Electric Empire is back!
To cool your bones into autumn we are bringing you the funkiest of all parties, headed by possibly the best DJ the world, Mr Grandmaster Flash!
Prepare yourself for some b-boy partying because the rest of the lineup does not disappoint, plus more artists to be announced!! Grab your early birds quick, at £10 these are gonna fly...
Immortalised by Blondie, feted by the hip hop cognoscenti, Grandmaster Flash is the man who turned the humble record deck into an instrument as potent as the piano or guitar. He was the first DJ to put out a rap record and in “Adventures On The Wheels Of Steel,” he created an aural template that let the world at large into the secrets of the New York ghettos. If Afrika Bambaataa provided the ingredients and Kool Herc a rough method, more than any other, it was Grandmaster Flash who refined the recipe and turned hip hop from a boroughs novelty into a worldwide phenomenon. He’s the decknician with magic in his fingers. The DJ who put the hip in hop. Flash is fast. Flash is cool. And then some.
KRAFTY KUTS & A.SKILLZ (Tricka Technology Set)
The combined forces of Krafty Kuts & A.Skillz is a dj match made in heaven, this is gonna go off!
Electric Empire Escapade is all about the party, this is an individual who is the party! A perfect pairing some might say. If you have ever seen Krafty Kuts play you know he gets the crowd going in every way(like what I did there), his multi genre sets are something to behold, sliding between Breaks, Drum'n'Bass, Trap, Funk, Electro and even sometimes the odd bit of swing!
From humble beginnings, Krafty Kuts is now one of the big players on the world’s club scene. An enviable career which boasts accolades ranging from eight times Breakspoll Winner, Best International DJ and Best Single of the Year by DJ Mag, and DJing alongside The Prodigy, Fatboy Slim and even the Rolling Stones.
Record label owner, producer and DJ extraordinaire, A.Skillz’ incredible deck talents fuse funk, soul and hip-hop with D'n'B, dub-step and breaks, all sliced, mashed and cut together with a unique style of scratching and mixing. His reputation as a true party rocker has won him prime-time slots across the world at a ‘who’s who’ of major events.
DR MEAKER (Live DnB)
“DR MEAKER SPLICES THE DIRT WITH THE SOUL TO FIRE UP THE SOUND SYSTEM’’
Dr Meaker are one of Bristol's prize assets. Many have been won over by their mind blowing live performances, tight production, quality writing and their ability to effortlessly mix Soul with Bass Music.
Huge radio support has been given for their new single Right Back Feat Sian Evans, youve probably heard it on the likes of Radio 1 or 1Xtra.
These guys are only going to get bigger.
Sibling production and DJ duo and BBC Radio 1Xtra presenters Star.One are known for their fast paced DJ sets and original productions that blur the lines between Garage, Hip Hop, Grime and Jungle. Their debut mixtape ELEMENTS is highly anticipated featuring the likes of P Money, D Double E, G Frsh and Doctor and can be Downloaded here:http://www.staroneuk.net/. Their set is hosted by Ping Pong.
Odjbox is undoubtedly one of the biggest talents in the Electro Swing scene! His trademark sound, a fusion of Funk, Swing, Glitch and Hip Hop has really made him stand out from the rest and exposed the huge talent that is Odjbox.
He's in hot demand right now from huge players in the global music scene wanting to collaborate. His DJ talents are now being recognised to after being shortlisted for best DJ at the UK Glitch Hop Awards 2014. Has been a big part of the rise of Electric Empire playing pretty much every show that has been. It would just be wrong to not have him on the lineup.
Resident DJ at Electric Empire and the master of mashup, he's gonna have some competition on this night! Ducking and diving between styles like no other, mixing everything from Swing to Trap! I’m sure you’ll hear the odd dose of Drum’n’Bass in there too.
You could say he is the 2 Many Djs or the DJ Yoda of the swing world - lots of people are starting to take note and are realising the talents of this masterful DJ.
See you on the DANCEFLOOR!