Friday Night DJs
Saturday Night DJs
6.00pm - 7.30pm
6.00pm - 7.00pm
OUT PAST DARK
The Out Past Dark crew is made up of four avid music lovers, Acid Rain, Giorgio, Deputy and Reign. House, Techno, Dub and Hip Hop are all found here with each member possessing their own musical palette and unique mixing style. This fusion of styles allows for a presentation of sound that challenges the listener while engaging their body and causing them to dance in ways they have not before. At the Newt Beer and Music Festival, Out Past Dark (OPD) are sure digging deep in to their musical catalogue to provide moments of introspection as well as hands in the air bliss.
Reason Sound is the head honcho behind the Reason Roadblock Carnival Truck at Glastonbury Festival and key player within the Babylon Uprising Market Sound System – rolling out Roots, Reggae, Dubwise and Dancehall of the highest order. Reason Sound will be easing you all in from Fridays madness from 18:00 on Saturday evening.
7.30pm - 8.30pm
7.00pm - 8.00pm
You never know exactly what you’re going to hear with Big Hen. Drawing inspiration from the diverse Bristol music scene, he brings a solid groove and bass laden sound to the party. From Disco slammers through to afro-centric house edits his wide range of musical tastes bring an eclectic energy to his sets that never fail to get everyone dancing. Get ready for a journey through the mind of Big Hen.
Kazuma Sound is a collective and sound system born out of the south west scene. Dan has been producing for a number of years, with previous releases on Lockdown Recordings and Groove Yard Collective, spanning various genres. On Saturday night Kazuma will be providing the vibes, running roots reggae, heavy dub and steppas. Expect live vocals and tuff dubplates!
8.30pm - 9.30pm
8.00pm - 9.00pm
Having performed at Glastonbury Festival’s Babylon Uprising 4 years running and being a key member of Bristol’s Out Past Dark crew, Deputy is no stranger to playing out. With an ear for an eclectic selection and passion for sound system music, expect anything from House and Techno through to Dub, Half Time and Jungle.
DEPUTY B-2-B WITH KNOHTS
Deputy back-2-back with Knohts.
Manchester based Producer/DJ Knohts will be coming through with an exclusive set of funky house and techno grooves. He’s smashing the dance with bass heavy tunes and his eclectic music taste at the moment up north, so expect big things. Knohts is one to follow and make sure you watch out for his new releases coming soon.
9.30pm - 10.30pm
9.00pm - 10.15pm
Bristol based Drum & Bass outfit Cybin exploded onto the Drum & Bass scene back in 1999 with the mighty ‘Roller,’ which was their debut release, the first release on the legendary MC GQ’s ‘Emcee Recordings’ imprint and a tune that touched the drum & bass scene scene worldwide. ‘Roller’ received club and radio play by some of the scenes biggest DJs and charted in the top ten in the official BBC Radio 1 D&B chart.
The duo went on to produce, a stream of subsequent releases with Emcee also over that time also released through Trouble On Vinyl, one of the biggest and longest standing labels in the D&B scene, featuring on the acclaimed ‘Here Comes Trouble’ EP series and on TOV’s ‘Fast Lane 2’ CD album mixed by DJ Friction. In 2003 Cybin set up their own label, Lockdown Recordings, which has grown steadily since then and has been the platform for bringing a host of fresh new talent to the forefront of D&B including: Trex, Ill Truth and Superior Selectionz.
Over the years Cybin’s tunes have received club and radio support from the biggest DJ’s in Drum & Bass music including: Goldie, Andy C, Grooverider (Radio1), Friction (Radio 1), Rene LaVice (Radio1), Bailey (Radio 1Xtra), Hype (Kiss 101), Ray Keith, JJ Frost, Roni Size, Doc Scott, DJ Storm, DJ Die, A Sides and many more.
Boa Kusasa are production powerhouse Jake and Dean who are nestled deep in the darkest wilds of the Somerset levels. It’s a relatively new project, but the duo have been Djing and playing together for over 10 years as they are both long time sound-boys and the originators of what is now known as Glastonbury festivals Babylon Uprising Market Soundsystem; one of the festivals most revered underground stages by both artists and ravers alike.
Sonically, Boa Kusasa is driven by hard primal percussive rhythms, amalgamated with haunting melodies played on instruments from the farthest flung corners of the globe. However what makes their tracks stand out and gives them their own unmistakable stamp is that there is always a haunting undercurrent inspired by the geographical and historical surroundings that the guys find themselves in, and despite their catalogue sounding like a trip around the world, there is a certain mood constantly present which is anchored in the unique and dark spaces of rural South West UK. The name Boa Kusasa is also reflective of their intercontinental sound as it has literal translations in many languages from across the globe; including “Future farmers” “Good Kiss” and “Music of tomorrow”, each of which the guys are happy to be identified under!
Since emerging from the studio bunker a few months ago Boa Kusasa have been getting support from all over the scene and have already received international attention, having been played out on NTS in the states, Rinse France and having a production only guest mix on Emily Dusts Radar Radio show. This year has already seen Boa Kusasa’s first release after having caught the attention of Lorenzo BITW, who’s own imprint released “King Kong”in January; featuring a menacing and heavy vocal from the always impressive Magugu who delivers what is without doubt one of the catchiest hooks of 2018.
10.30pm - 11.45pm
10.15pm - 11.15pm
Jurango is an artist who has, over the past couple of years, grown within the Bristol music scene. With tracks out with Brunswick Sound, Classical Trax and District Sound, his productions speak volumes of his ability to take influences from other genres to create his own signature sound.
Jurango is also known for showcasing these productions and the sound that represents him through radio, with appearances on Radar Radio, 10twenty Radio, Noods, and the world-renowned underground station Rinse FM. Although he is known for having musical output with his own productions and radio shows, he is most comfortable in front of a crowd. Having played at various nights around Bristol (Psychotherapy Sessions, Coyote Records and more) and Glastonbury Festivals very own Babylon Uprising stage, Jurango certainly knows how to bring the right vibe with his eclectic selection. Expect an exploration of sounds rooted in the UK’s rich dance music heritage, as well as further afield.
For those who are unfamiliar with Jus Now, this duo is made up of two music obsessives who both share a strong love for rum, bass, parties and carnival. Having put out their first 2-track EP release on Gutterfunk 5 years ago they are now a well-regarded duo flying the flag high for the Soca, Bass and Bashment sound they represent.
These two take influences from Trinidadian Soca rhythms and combine it with flavours of the UK sub heavy underground, which in turn has created a unique signature sound. At this years festival expect to hear Jus Now play a high energy set that will undoubtedly get everyone dancing one way or another.
11.45pm - 12.45am
11.15pm - 12.45am
Addison Groove will be making a special appearance at this year’s festival. The second pseudonym of Dubstep mainstay Headhunter; famed for his releases on labels such as Tempa, Deca Rhythm and Bristol’s highly revered Idle Hands. Despite having moved from Dubstep to a more Funky, Juke And Techno influenced sound he has lost none of his passion for a thunderous low end, incorporating acid synth lines and booty tempting vocals.
This new alias took off straight after his first release titled ‘Footcrab’, which quickly picked up support from highly regarded DJ’s and producers throughout the scene, which soon got signed to Loefah’s label ‘Swamp 81’. This release shifted the bass music scene entirely and people’s perceptions on what could be achieved in dance music due to its obscure sound for its time. This release is a prime example of Addison Groove taking Footwork influences and combining it with a Techno tempo and structure. Having released under, 50 Weapons, 3024, Skeleton and Swamp 81, Addison Groove is a highly regarded artist within House and Techno.
His latest release ‘Changa’ is an absolute must to listen too, which will inform those of you who are unfamiliar with what Addison Groove is about. This is a must-see set for anyone with an open mind and a dancing disposition.
OUT PAST DARK
The Out Past Dark crew is made up of four avid music lovers, Acid Rain, Giorgio, Deputy and Reign. House, Techno, Dub and Hip Hop are all found here with each member possessing their own musical palette and unique mixing style. This fusion of styles allows for a presentation of sound that challenges the listener while engaging their body and causing them to dance in ways they have not before. At the Newt Beer & Muisc Festival Out Past Dark (OPD) are sure digging deep in to their musical catalogue to provide moments of introspection as well as hands in the air bliss.