The May Bank Holiday holds pride of place amongst the British rave community, gently coaxing the season of outdoor partying into view, and providing a timely break before an inevitably busy summer.
Kumasi Music have embraced this spirit by having a Manchester bank holiday knee-up to accompany a day-night extravaganza the following day in London.
Central to the success of these parties is a short hop across the channel from Belgian KOLOMBO, who has had 12 months to remember, releasing on 2DIY4, Kompakt and MTA Records. In addition to this takeover of house music’s major labels, an intense touring schedule over the past couple of years have cemented an esteemed reputation as a party-starting DJ, where cuts are designed firmly for the floor. HNQO joins Kumasi in Manchester for a double header as part of his UK tour. Riding high on the back of signing to Hot Creations, the young Brazilian is held in extremely high regard, intending to follow in the footsteps of Brazilian greats such as DJ Marky and Amon Tobin. MATT FEAR continues his Kumasi residency, at a time where his “Groove With It” EP (Resonance Records) finds him in superb production form. As a DJ, the Yorkshireman continues his straight-laced, no nonsense approach to getting people moving, positively attacking his fans with growling sub-bass and forceful drumwork. Similarly, KREATURE will step up to the decks once more, as a remix for MTA beckons him to continue his steady rise towards dance music’s elite. SION, creative force behind “Make You Do” (MTA), has set about rubber-stamping his new-found fame with slew of releases on Sleazy Deep, Suspect Behaviour and Nasty Funk. Finally, NastyFunk co-owner ERIK CHRISTIANSEN will grace the decks, fresh off a glittering remix of “Waiting Up” on Popart, and a tour of Brazil.
From 10:00 pm to 4:00 am.
Keywords: kumasi music, gorilla, SION, HNQO, Kolombo, Matt Fear.
Artists / Speakers: SION, HNQO, Kolombo, Matt Fear.