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Waifs & Strays (Futureboogie/Leftroom/Hot Creations)
Hot Since 82 (Noir)
(Cameron Smith, Kag, George a g, James Winter)
ROOM 2: Gottwood
Giles Smith (secretsundaze)
Ed Steele & Costas G
Summer is on the horizon and that only means one thing, festival season!!! To warm you up for one of the most talked about festivals of the year, Apogee presents...Gottwood opening
- the Leeds (UK) based DJs, producers and label owners making big waves in recent years with original productions and remixes for labels such as 20:20 Vision, Leftroom, Get Physical, Diynamic and their own rapidly expanding Gruuv imprint.
Whilst it was their robotic techno sound that filled the dance floors in their early years launching them onto the international stage it is their current deeper and housier style which has thrust them back into the spotlight, reaffirming their ability to produce groovy underground music across the genres whilst maintaining their own strong signature sound.
The first release of 2012 came out on Gruuv in February features two Audiojack originals with massive remixes from FCL, Gorge and Waifs & Strays. Collaborations with Noir, Ruede Hagelstein and Stee Downes are expected to follow soon after, along with a brand new EP on 20:20 Vision and another, soon to be revealed label.
WAIFS & STRAYS
- Their debut track – 2010’s late night ‘3am’ – was rapidly snapped up for Matt Tolfrey’s Leftroom imprint, and set the benchmark high for future success; featuring in DJ Mag’s essential releases, and picking up props from major players including Luciano, DJ T, Anja Schneider, dOP, Danny Tenaglia and Laurent Garnier.
The follow-up record ‘Yeah Yeah’, gathered significant international support following its debut at the last year’s Detroit Music Conference, smashing dancefloors from Fabric to Watergate. With Heidi calling it ‘the dirtiest house track I have heard in a very long time’ and featuring it on her Radio1 show, and set to be one of the must-have releases of 2011.
2011 saw tracks and remixes forthcoming on the likes of Get Physical, Hot Creations, Leftroom and Futureboogie, including exclusive cuts for the ‘Five Years Of Leftroom’ and Heidi’s hotly-anticipated ‘Jackathon’ compilations. They are one of the UK's most in demand acts so 2012 will se them go from strength to strength.
HOT SINCE 82
- Flying back from Sonar festival especially for this gig, “Hot Since 82” (A.K.A Daley Padley ) is no stranger to the scene and has been producing music and playing for over 10 years, headlining Pacha, Ministry of Sound & touring the world extensively. Recognized as a established producer and writer with a publishing deal to match, Hot since 82 is on the verge of once again pleasing the sound of the underground with his ground breaking original productions and his extended live sets
Busy in the studio, Hot Since 82 has just completed a new remix for noir music, a remix for Berlin’s Off Recordings, a new e.p for Noir music, Even Radio 1’s very own Jaymo & Andy George have been kicking down the door for the sound of “Hot Since 82.”
With an array of future releases and remixes, and his burning passion to produce quality house music, It’s sure the talk on everyone’s lips over the next 12 months will be “ Hot Since 82”
- Is a man who needs no introduction. With a CV that is enviable by dj's and promoters alike, the father of the world famous secretsundaze is joining us as a very special guest courtesy of Gottwood.
For those who don't know, secretsundaze launched in 2001 and in a short period of time, secretsundaze became the hottest ticket in town for both guest DJ’s / Live Act’s (Ricardo Villalobos, Carl Craig, Steve Bug, Luciano, Ame, Losoul, Ivan Smagghe, Jay Haze, Rhadoo, Cobblestone Jazz, Mountain People, Keith Worthy and Jus Ed to name a few); and party people from all over Europe.
These colourful summer Sunday daytime parties have also made secretsundaze the darling of the UK media with it being voted “Best Club Night” by readers of Time Out in London in “The Time Out Live Awards 2005” and awarded the accolade “Club of The Year” in the January 2006 edition of Mixmag. secretsundaze also became known for taking risks with bookings, breaking new, fresh talent in the UK, something which Giles was largely responsible for. The buzz about secretsundaze has also spread across Europe with hugely successful parties taking place in Ibiza, Sonar Festival In Barcelona, Miami and Austria and Snowbombing
Musically his style is focussed around Deep House and Techno with a warm, hypnotic feel. However his sets draw on many styles from Chicago to Detroit to more modern European influences and we are truly honoured to have him play.
-Finally for those of you who don’t know, Gottwood have gained a reputation for spotting new talent and breaking them in, breaking some current luminaries such as Casino Times, Koreless, Max Cooper, Objekt and Dark Sky into the festival circuit before anyone else.
The Welsh festival is situated in Angsley, and takes place from the 21st to the 24th of June. This year is no exception to the rule, the organisers staging massive coups over the whole period. Man of the moment Mosca is the biggest draw, along with house titan Move D and shady disco-dons Tiger & Woods. However, the shrewd choices become apparent further down the list, with up and comer Huxley, Appleblim and Arkist rounding off what is an eclectic, thoughtful set of headliners. This one is a no-nonsense, honest representation of some of the best in electronic music this year so we hope to see you there!!!