16 November 2018 - 17 November 2018
From backroom bods to the Hollywood Bowl, from tiny specialist shops to a million-selling album, Zero 7's story has always been about dreaming bigger. The duo consisting of Sam Hardaker and Henry Binns started their early days by engineering music for British groups like the Pet Shop Boys, Young Disciples, and Robert Plant, and went on to become one of the iconic acts of the 2000's. With four studio albums, various compilations, world tours, and Mercury Prize and Grammy nominations, Zero 7 created the kind of buzz that most major label bands could only dream of.
Described by FACT Magazine as "your favorite DJ's favorite DJ” and voted best in the Red Bull Belgium DJ Top 100 Category multiple times, LEFTO has proven to be one of the most important tastemakers Europe has to offer. Famed for his gloriously eclectic DJ sets, he switches effortlessly between genres. He's also widely popular for curating his own stage at the Dour Festival and his own nights in the Belgian city of Gent. And as Boiler Room puts it, 'there are few moments as fun as Lefto firing off all cylinders'.
Free The Robots
LA beatmaker and DJ FREE THE ROBOTS is a pioneer of the beat movement, known for his ability to jump in and out of other worlds, creating a unique signature sound that hints at electronic, hip-hop, jazz, psych, and constantly defying genre classifications.
FOURMÏ ROUZ is a DJ, broadcaster, and curator from the subtropical island of Mauritius. By merging influences from rare and hard to find African rhythms with cutting-edge electronic music, he creates a unique sound of his own. With recent publications on Trax Magazine, The Ransom Note, and Ninja Tune’s Solid Steel, Fourmï Rouz has consolidated his reputation as one of the most avant-garde trendsetting artists in the region.
Know V.A. are two Amsterdam based producers that play around with the concept of a dystopian sound - a very distinctive style that is both energetic and melancholic. The duo gained recognition on the international scene the last few years via standout slots at Warp x LuckyMe, R&S label showcases, and their popular monthly radio show on Red Light Radio. They've also released on Lowriders Recordings and had their work remixed by grime heavyweights Rabit and Plastician.
BLOT! is a live electronic music project based out of Delhi, India. Straddling music and art, party and performance, Gaurav Malaker is the producer and DJ at the helm of the project. Since its start in 2007 with Thiruda (Avinash), BLOT! has slowly edged away from more minimal sounds into mastery of a warmer and more emotive sound that straddles techno and deeper side of modern house. The producer has delivered an inspiring run of music releases in his career spanning a decade, as well as immersive audiovisual sets and innumerable art installations both in India and abroad.
Spryk is the brainchild of Tejas Nair, who has been consistently redefining the role of an independent electronic artist in the Indian scene across various spectrums. His tireless creative endeavours engaging with electronic music and technology-driven art has now amassed a significant following for his work. Having shared the stage with titans of his craft, Spryk holds the promise to deliver cutting edge experiences, both on and off the dance floor. His latest sounds as part of a collaboration with bigfatminimalist, titled 'Strange Movements' has been regarded as one of the finest audio-visual treats to have come out of the country’s bludgeoning scene. Meanwhile, his DJ sets feature a mix of bass music, swift rhythmic beats and a plethora of halftime beats.
Harshita Kalee, a.k.a Kaleekarma, first cut her teeth DJing on the club circuit in Mumbai for a few years. During this inception period, she slowly started to gain prominence with her sets of deep house, electronica and 'ethno' techno.
The brainchild of nights like 'Wobble' and 'Evolution: The History of Drum & Bass' DJ Uri has nurtured the Indian bass music scene, influencing the next generation and still managing to stay fresh in his music and in his approach. 20 years in the Indian scene and regular shows across Europe, this one man DJ machine just keeps dishing out a barrage of heavy weight bass, scratches, live sampling and finger drumming over a mind boggling array of Quality Music.
As a touring DJ, radio host and music critic, 30-year-old Abhi Meer from the island city of Mumbai has his hands pretty full. Employing a methodical, research-like approach to the dance floor as a selector, Abhi in the last few years has had the privilege of deejaying at club gigs, festivals and residencies at home and around the world. In recent months, he’s represented Resident Advisor at the Magnetic Fields Festival alongside Call Super, and played New Delhi’s first Boiler Room. He’s also a regular contributor at boxout.fm where he routinely presents shows exploring the underbelly of global electronic music.
Aniruddh Mehta aka bigfat is Graphic Designer, Visual Artist and a DJ. He believes in no-hype, low-end bass music. His ideal night is a dark room with a good soundsystem. He is constantly exploring the larger hemisphere of dub music ranging from roots reggae to meditative dubstep. In his DJ set, you can expect everything from old school heavy weights to the latest releases on cutting edge labels.