There are so many DJs playing great sets at the moment. If you get the chance, you've gotta make sure you see these guys - and soon...
The most hyped name on the underground circuit right now, the Numbers label boss has the ability to sell out warehouses without the need to announce any supporting DJs. His eclectic style sees him unafraid to throw absolutely anything into the mix so long as it’ll get the heads moving. Expect speed garage to ’80s electro boogie.
The Belfast duo became 2012′s rising stars with their $tripper EP and the ’90s house influenced Vision of Love, but it’s their tekkers behind the decks which really sets them apart from the competition. These boys are seasoned crate diggers, which gives them a seemingly endless supply of B-sides, dub mixes and rarities to explore. Their decision to go all-vinyl should also be applauded in a world weighed down by digital blandness.
Say what you like about the Hot Creations label boss, his meteoric rise from underground hero to global superstar is not without merit. Over the past three years he’s helped define house music for a generation, and his DJing skills, along with his label’s identifiable brand of deep, slo-vocal house, are what got him there. Still one to see in 2013.
Versatile and accomplished in as many styles and genres as we care to name, the big lad from Northern Ireland’s talent shone through last year in both performance and production. From slamming down earth shattering bass at Fabric for RinseFM, to getting a sweaty Bestival crowd bouncing to disco, crowd control seems to be his second nature.
He stole the show at last summer’s Eastern Electrics festival with a full frontal selection of UKG classics and remixes, and his own productions, including last year’s anthemic Elipsis, make him one of the pioneering producers of a new generation. His unreleased material, which he saves exclusively for his own sets, is reportedly even better.