Signed to Tru Thoughts, Lakuta reference a wide range of genres in their writing, blending traditional instruments with a modern, hard-hitting sound.
Headed up by vocalist Siggi Mwasote and Latin percussionist Cicely Taylor, the group draws on influences from jazz, funk, soul and tropical music.
Altern8 / Mark Archer (DJ Set)
Mark Archer is one of the biggest names in rave history. Founding member of Bizarre Inc, and half of Nexus 21 and Altern8, Mark is quite simply one of the most important and influential dance music producers of the last two decades.
A legend of the Jungle scene, Tamsin began spinning at the tender age of 13... and her career has seen her play at seminal club nights including: RIP at Clink St, Pirate Club, Telepathy, World Dance, Jungle Fever etc. and as a resident at Sunday Roast, the original London jungle night, playing along side DJs like Grooverider, Colin Dale, Randall, Mickey Finn, Hype, Kenny Ken etc
Matt Black (Coldcut/Ninja Tune)
Matt Black is half of legendary DJ duo and multimedia pop group Coldcut, formed in 1987, and founders of Ninja Tune. In 2015 Ninja Tune celebrated 25 years as one of the worlds leading electronic music labels and a beacon for the independent music spirit.OK
Blue Lab Beats
Blue Lab Beats is the brainchild of NK-OK and Mr D.M - The pair are the engine room behind many of the freshest new acts - Age Of Luna , Ruby Francis , Louis VI and also remixers for Jodie Abacus , Dua Lipa , Rag n Bone man to name a few. Their production style and music is raw but also sophisticated.
IntroducingLive are a unique live prospect. They stage whole albums previously thought unperformable. As previously performed for Rob Da Bank’s Radio 1 show, live at Maida Vale, this six-piece band will be playing Daft Punk’s 2001 ‘Discovery’ album live from start-to-finish. Their first project, to huge acclaim, was recreating DJ Shadow’s 100% sampled classic ‘Endtroducing’. Now they have done their homework to nail every last robotic detail of the French duo’s massive album.
Severino (Horse Meat Disco)
Music was destined to set the pulse for Severino's life since first discovering his sisters vinyl collection at the tender age of seven.
Futuristic disco and seductive tones worked their magic on him and he went on to DJ at just about every world famous club there is, uniting different musical tribes around the world with his beautiful disco vibes.
His set will be a night of pure disco heaven and one to remember.
IG Culture is a selector/ producer best known as a pioneer producer of the broken beat movement and co-founder of the legendary CoOp club night.
Pitch Black are award winning multimedia artist Michael Hodgson and Salmonella Dub producer Paddy Free.
Their sound is distinctive: with dub being the glue that holds their sound together.
Emily is a pure and supremely talented singer/songwriter.
Her songs blend bittersweet folk with a melodic mix of alt-country, pop & folk & for all her wistful romanticism, there's plenty of soul here too. Unashamedly retro but with a modern sensibility,
The Jungle Drummer is a unique live performer with over fifteen years of experience playing with the biggest live acts in turntablism, hip-hop, electronica and drum and bass.
Nik Weston - Mukatsuku Records
Nik Weston has been running club nights since the mid 1990's .He has put out over 100 cds/albums/singles since 2001 including 8 compilations on Japanese, US and European record labels. He'll be bringing us lucky folk at Together a exclusive African vinyl DJ set.
Part-time Disco-Shedonist. Full-time party-starter. Might have something you can dance to. Listen to his special Together mixes and much more here.
Sadie Scarlett Smith is a Bermudian born, Bristol based, builder and blender of beats bearing bizarre breeds of experimental bass music for brains to behold.
Formed in 1994 , Akasha were members of the original Wall of Sound bratpack of 1995.
Akasha's legendary music stretches stylistically from the cosmic jazz infused “Mescalin”, to brass led funkatronic workouts such as “Cold Fusion”.
Whilst their music is admired by DJ’s and Producers, Akasha are first and foremost exceptional musicians who embrace their leftfield sensibilities and eclectic influences.
“a heavenly overture…sweeping bows and tumultous build ups. ...if the bass doesn’t get you then the throb of the cello will” – Music OMH. Andrew Dobson has been recording and performing his take on classically-influenced electronica as Digitonal since 1997.
Mark Daly and Michael Harding, Sheffield electronica duo Animat, are cooking up something special for Together this year.
Prolific House & Garage producer who's music and Dj sets combine many genres.
Dan Fraser is based in South Devon and at 19 years old, has already accumulated an impressive armoury of songs. His subject matter ranges from love and heartbreak to political commentary and sharp, witty everyday observations. He is shortly moving to Brighton to study at the Insitute of Music and is certainly one to watch for the future.
Daft Pink is a multi-talented female collective playing what they want, when they want it.
Expect anything and everything from funk to jungle, loads of party tunes in between and beautiful visuals to boot.
Rupert is an inspirational nature inspired motivational self-help guru working using the medium of blazing hot rap bars over futuristic space beats. Minds will be blown. Probably.
Known for having one of the most influential radio shows playing UK Garage in the past 15 years, Havoc does not only recognise Garage from back in the day but has been a major part of concentrating the focus on new talent and breaking new music from producers such as Wookie & Jeremy Sylvester.
Echaskech are a London based electronic act drawing on numerous influences ranging across techno, acid, IDM, classical and drum and bass. With three album releases on Just Music.
Dubwives will bring you all the funky-dubstep-garage-hiphop-reggae(ton)-junglish-drumnbass-futuregarage to make your booty shake.
Soul music, sixties groovers, northern stompers, gritty funk, disco tinged crossover and Motown monsters.... music they love all played from vinyl.
Queen of the Disco Shed, Miss Splinters grew up with a jukebox in her bedroom - which has given her impeccable musical taste!
Comes with everything from electronica to heavy jungle, and balearic thrown in for good measure!
Jali Fly Cissokho
Senegalese master griot Jali Fily plays the 21 string West African kora/harp
The mystery man is back again. Ready to cater for all your raving needs... MAKE SOME NOISE!
Sparkle Darkly roam the abyss between art and science, dark and light, to the place where magic happens.
BAM BAM SOUND
Described by the late great DJ Derek as "the Ant & Dec of reggae". Described by intercontinental techno big dawg Jon Hopkins as "the Cannon & Ball of dubstep". Described by themselves variously as "beats and bass", "Acid House Carnival", and "a pair of wannabe rude boys from the home counties". Johnny Clash and Duck aka Bam Bam Sound currently reside in sunny south-east London and broadcast on Purple Radio. You can get a taste of what to expect here.
Join The Gents for a raucous sing-along of all your favourite pop tunes in the Cockney style!
Sugar Mountain are a trio of Anna, Charlie and Emily who started singing together whilst working together in London. They play unique covers of some of their favourite songs with goosebumps during harmonies. Favourites include Sufjan Stevens, The Staves and Bon Iver.
Futuristic riddims sent back through a wormhole by a band of post-apocalyptic reggae loving robots. Resistance is futile.
Louise Plus One
Spinning everything from AcidHouse to Jungle, Electro to Techno – all carefully picked out of her to-die-for vinyl collection – Louise Plus One rocks the dance floor every time.
Peepshow Paddy aka Patrick Bickerton of the legendary Peepshow club night who co-launched the infamous Disco Shed (plus DiscoWed) will be spinning party tunes to make your booty shake and your wigs fly!
Songs Of Praise
Band members Marts & Mista V span the genres and generations to bring people together as one. If Quincy Jones met Tom Middleton and Patrice Rushen in the pub and at closing time they all went back to Greg Edwards house for a party... err it might sound a bit like this. 100% sunshine guaranteed.
Bruce will be playing material from the more ambient end of his catalogue. Visuals are supplied by old friend Ed Richardson. Bring your pipe, pillow and slippers.
Purple radio head honcho and all round good egg Mr Black will be treating us all to some sweet sweet lovin'.
As a founder of the long-established Digital City warehouse parties, and resident DJ for the Disco Shed festival collective, BustMasta BarryDark has also developed a two fold speciality in promoting highly clandestine electronic music showcases in extraordinary locations throughout the big smoke, while also taking a live re-edit party sound to national and international festivals including SGP, Dimensions (Croatia), Bestival, Big Chill, Bogotrax (Columbia), Shambala and Latitude. This approach has seen him warm up for the likes of DJ Yoda, Jon Hopkins, Roni Size, Trojan Soundsystem, Fuck Buttons, Mark E, Tom Middleton, Max Cooper, Coldcut, Dub Pistols, A Skillz, DJ Semtex, Luke Slater, Plaid, and the much missed DJ Derek.
Taz Alexander has worked with countless bands and producers as a musician, singer, writer and collaborator. Working with Sounds from the Ground and Al-Pha-X among many many others. She is a former member of Sin É, a band that made three albums and was lauded in the folk and jazz world.
'True magic of the senses; every note, every vocal turn is a little gem'
Chris Brambley is an accomplished guitarist and and singer. His sound is reminiscent of the great singer-songwriters from across the ages, including Nick Drake, Fiona Reagan, Neil Young and Devendra Barnhart. Chris recently released his hotly anticipated debut EP, Aperture and we are thrilled to welcome him to the stage at Together 2017.
Jake Bickerton has had his music played on BBC Radio 1 and 6 music and included on The Big Chill's iChill compilation. 'Together' welcomes him back on stage after a decade away from live performance.
Alex Nimmo's new project will take you on a journey from ambience to electro and back again via some unexpected detours.
DJ Andy Newcombe (DISCOBOX / HPA) and percussionist Patrick Dawes (Groove Armada / Richie Havens / The Herbaliser) touch down at Together to present their ANDY&PATRICK show. Expect disco influenced tracks from Andy with Patrick adding his highly energetic and creative percussion. Lookout for Patrick playing congas, bongos, timbales, whistles, bells and his legendary frying pan.
Tony Volker is a South London songwriter who makes artfully produced electro-folk drawing on diverse influences from Elliott Smith to Jon Hopkins
Mach V's visual career now spans 17 years of supplying visuals for some of the greatest names in dance music - DJ Pierre, Liquid, Jon da Silva, Luke Vibert, Billy Nasty and Hardfloor to name but a few. For Together he will be reigniting his long standing partnership with East London electronica duo Echaskech as well as a live visuals mix for Altern8's Mark Archer.
Saul is excavating his record collection and returning to the decks for a Together special. Expect deep and cosmic sounds from across the musical spectrum, music to dance in fields to.
Dr Em brings the sunny exotic flavours with soul jazz, latin vibes, bossa beats and a splash of disco (of course).Soul jazz, samba, beats and bossa.
Former Big Chill visuals co-ordinator, video artist and film maker, amukidi spends his retirement in leisurely pursuits, like making visuals for Together
Armitage Shankz Sound System
The Shankz, otherwise known as Lady SK, Monk de Wally de Honk and Sh*t Bob, are venturing out from behind the U bend to make you dance. Expect the hits. And Monk may even give you a mix. And remember: No Shankz, No Thankz.
A crossroads collision between Orbital & Ulrich Schnauss". DJ Magazine
Dialog's deep cinematic atmospheres meet Andy Stone's (Soxan) impressionist style visuals. Last seen at Festinho, they have reunited for an after hours down-tempo set.
Nelly B Page
Nelly B Page started life in the cult club Tiger Lounge in Manchester, playing sleazy 60s soundtracks, indie and Northern Soul. When she relocated to Oxford she was adopted by the Trashy crew at the legendary Zodiac, playing to packed crowd every Saturday for 7 years. With an eccentric mix of music from 40s big bands, 50s rock and roll, 60s Soul, pop, rock and mod, 70s glam and disco, 80s electro and hair rock, 90s alternative and hip hop through to now
Stuart has been a DJ since the early nineties. A smile will be understood and reciprocated, because a smile is something that everybody, everywhere, does in the same language.
Shed to bed
Ian and Stu bringing you a selection of prime disco beats and rhymes - all well past their bed times...
Melodic ambient magic, with moments of euphoric head nodding