Line up 2018
Once again we have a fabulous line up of musicians, DJ’s and visuals artists set to make Together the best weekend of the summer... with even more to follow soon!
Dropping sets at illegal raves and club nights since the age of 17, Djinn’s evolving style spans a 12 year journey starting in breakbeats; first crossing to 2000 dnb before reverting to 90’s jungle & oldskool hardcore, later transitioning early dubstep years through to a mixture aggressive & sparse 140 before reaching a current-day precision of brooding minimal drum & bass, deep rolling beats & dark menacing amenism.
In a rare live performance, especially for the Together festival, Kelli Ali (of Trip Hop band Sneaker Pimps /Becoming X) will be singing songs from her forthcoming Ghostdriver album and film project
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
Anne Frankenstein is a DJ and broadcaster based in east London, specialising in soul, jazz, funk, disco, early rap, latin and afrobeat. She can be heard spinning and chatting about music every Saturday & Sunday afternoon on Jazz FM, and djing in bars and clubs all around the UK. When she’s not DJing, Anne also co-writes and sings with Wah Wah 45s tropical funk outfit The Gene Dudley Group.
DJ and label owner Nan Kolè is a natural-born musical activist. A long-time advocate of contemporary African music and trans-national cultural exchange and runs the label Gqom Oh!
Since 1992 one particular label has released way more than their fair share of that rare elusive beast: the 'right-kind of jungle'.
Kemet are legendary, and head honcho and producer Mark X has agreed to do their first ever live show, for us at Together 2018 !
With Chatta B on the decks and vocals from Junior Dangerous, the show will include a live PA of their soon to be released new version of one of their biggest underground anthems!
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 alongside DJs like Grooverider, Colin Dale, Randall, Mickey Finn, Hype, Kenny Ken etc.
Sherrine has a very special record collection of Ska, Reggae, Roots, Dub and early Dancehall that spans from early history to present sounds. She has her Granddad's and Father's record collection from when they used to play sounds many years ago and she’s adding to the collection with her own new sounds.
She plays a mixture of styles and tracks that’ll get you tapping your feet and your head nodding without you realising it, regardless of genre, tempo, style, or release date.
Fresh from releasing the most eagerly awaited drum and bass album for years Blocks and Escher are coming to Together.
Ever elusive and consistently shying to the shadows on the outskirts of the Drum & Bass scene, Blocks and Escher have carved a position where they are able to write and release their art, on their own terms.
As record collectors and DJs for over 20 years, Blocks and Escher have earnt a reputation for varied, immersive DJ sets and can regularly be seen on the best line ups in the UK and across the globe.
Do you like good music? Sweet Soul Music? So do Del Gazeebo & Aldo Vanucci, who have exploded onto the scene with their new 7" only Soul Flip project. The concept is simple, to take great Soul tunes & respectfully steer them directly at the dancefloor. Northern, Motown, Chess, Stax, Atlantic. Marvin / Aretha / Otis / Jackson 5. Roll out the lino and shake out the talc!
South London bred and now residing in Australia, Nico Lupo stashed his lunch money to buy vinyl from London’s iconic record shops. His collection covers more than a few genres, bringing to life the sounds of polluted house, garage, bass and grime so expect to hear what you’re not expecting. Nico has played large festivals to intimate events across five continents and has worked with musical martians including, DJ EZ, Bok Bok, Oneman, Dusky, Disclosure, Pendulum and Eric Prydz.
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
Rob Park back from hibernation under new label FunKutz. Rob began Djing in 1989 after an unhealthy interest in early 80’s Electro and Hip Hop, that spurned a multi genre love affair. With a music collection spanning 5 decades and having rocked clubs and parties inc Hacienda, Foundation, Dogmatique, Paradise, Amnesia and various fields across the UK and beyond.
Extended periods of listening to short-wave radio on headphones as a boy left a deep impression on Misled Convoy. Fast forward many years and he is still more interested in time and tone than melodies. For Together 2018 he is collaborating with John Rixon on an AV piece conceived at last years festival and producing a solo AV mapping work.
Founder / A&R for First Word Records, home to Children Of Zeus, Tall Black Guy, Eric Lau, Kaidi Tatham, Souleance and many more. Originally a club promoter he ran seminal clubnights Funky Mule and New Bohemia in his adopted city of Leeds for many years, putting on shows for a host of acts, including Roots Manuva, Bonobo, Nightmares On Wax, 4Hero, Benji B, Gilles Peterson and Flying Lotus. Now a resident at Peckham’s Bussey Building his sets take in beats, soul, hip hop, jazz, disco and beyond.
Futuristic riddims sent back through a wormhole by a band of post-apocalyptic dancehall loving robots.
Robot Riddims combines circuit bent drums, 8-bit sound chips and a healthy dose of bass into a tasty lo-fi stew, before live dub mixing the results for your listening pleasure.
Resistance is futile.
Marsha by name and mellow by nature, MarshmeLLo takes you on a musical journey of all her influences plus a little extra for Together 2018.
Lock up your daughters and your daughter's daughters! Lock up your uncles and your daughter's tortoise!
Drones Over Keyham have burst onto the scene in 2018 with their unique blend of 808, 303 and Riot Grrl attitude.
Their influences include shamanism, David Lynch and Loose Women.
Like all the best bands, they have no guitars or boys.
When Tom Blip isn’t putting in work to run the excellent Blip Discs label, (a favourite of Four Tet that has also released the music of Mubashira Mataali Group from Kampala) he tends to find himself weaving sublime vibes together through his DJ sets.
Glyn “Bigga” Bush: ex Rockers Hi Fi midi maestro; producer of heavyweight BiggaBush tunes and dub latin amalgam Lightning Head; afrobeat wrangler; head beat-head of the Magic Drum Orchestra; freestyle frock-wearing DJ and purveyor of interesting mashups and versions.
Jean Jacques Smoothie (aka Steve Robson) is an Englishman, living in Wales, pretending to be French. He is best know for the chart topping house hit, 2People which sampled Minnie Ripperton and became and still is a staple of BBC Radio 1. He's been associated with labels like Plastic Raygun, Echo, Defected and is currently working on a series of disco infused, deep house bangers for Mabuk Recordings.
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.
Torulf is a Nordic Tribal endeavour that weaves together Nordic folk, techno, atmospheric black metal and ambient in one vivid experience. Torulf’s inspiration is wide yet centred in his Norse heritage. Born and raised by the western coast of Sweden, he yearned to create his own saga, rooted in the footsteps of his forebears into the modern era. He believes in the strangeness, the raw and grand elements of journey, what lies within, and reawakening.
Segments of the performed music will be from the upcoming album Västerled, soon to set sail.
Across ancient realms, from the Black Deep to the High Halls, discover forgotten times and explore unknown branches of Yggdrasil.
Look out for some deep, funky and quite possibly acidic house music from one of Nottingham's finest selectors.
Tim Tonal is a prolific solo artist and also one half of Tonal Fusion who's been releasing tracks since the early 90's on labels such as DiY, Pressed For Time and Replay Records.
Djing for over 15 years, playing the best in Northern, 6ts, Motown and crossover, 100% vinyl. We play music to make you smile, dance and have a good time. Big Northern Soul classics mixed with personal favourites. Having established the We Have Soul night we can’t wait to come and play some of our favourite tunes at Together
This year I am returning to bring you a slice of my vinyl collection Remember when the music had a lot of soul and depth? I do. Tempo is relatively relevant, what really counts it’s keeping an open mind, catching the moment and that bit of magic that comes when every tune makes sense for you as well it does to those dancing in front of you.
Let go and follow me, I will see you on by the bassbins.
Samizdat is a historian/selecter whose research involves crate-digging for soul, funk, ska, rocksteady, psychedelia, rock 'n' roll, garage rock, jive, swing, mambo, bossa nova, boogaloo, and whatever else. He’ll be leaving his remote forest home and to play the most delicious dug-up tunes for us.
Do call it a comeback. After a 10 year hiatus from DJing, Miko has decided to dust off the Ones & Twos for a very special performance especially for a birthday gal named Rose. The old SoxaN crew will know to expect her trademark blend of krafty breaks, plump beats and dancefloor warriors, hand-picked for all the breakbeat lovers.
Long time Purple Radio DJs Tom and Vannie have been providing the perfect musical accompaniment to your Sunday at Together.
16 year old Singer & guitarist Emily makes her festival debut, performing unique acoustic versions of tracks from modern artists such as “Angus and Julia Stone” and King Krule.
Spiritland music programmer and resident record spinner Mr Black serves up the Balearic goodies, as only he knows how.
Swapping out his glowsticks for a pint of cider and a Ned's tshirt, DJ1990s is back with a difference. It's Feet First, Camden Palace on a Tuesday night. It's purple DM's, moleskin trousers and a bad fringe. It's L7 and Pulp and Breeders and Beasties and it's Madchester and Grunge and B**tpop and we're all going to dance like we're 17 again. Still silly, still playing more tunes a minute than should be legal. It might not be very clever, but it certainly will be big. Bring your sticky dancefloor feet.
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.
Martin Corbett (aka dr trippy) first started playing electronic instruments at the tender age of 14 when he built his own analogue synthesiser. Combining Indian vocals, the rhythms and resonance of dub reggae and a battery of synthesisers and effect units, the dr trippy sound caught the attention of Toby Marks (Banco de Gaia) who persuaded him to play his music outside of a cellar.
Former Big Chill visuals co-ordinator, video artist and film maker, Amukidi spends his retirement in leisurely pursuits, like making visuals for Together. This year he is collaborating with Misled Convoy on an AV piece conceived at last years festival!
"True magic of the senses; every note, every vocal turn is a little gem.”
Taz Alexander is an accomplished singer who has worked professionally as a musician, singer, writer and collaborator with Juno Reactor, Sin É, Sounds From The Ground, Al-Pha-X and as a solo artist.
The driving (the car) force behind (sometimes just to the side of) Essex techno-punk legends Disco Bitch, Cheddar George has spent over a quarter of a century pressing the play button, occasionally triggering visuals and stripping down to his pants. By turns Jungle David Guetta is as talented as he is unpredictable, you can confidently expect a flurry of mindless bangers, inappropriate changes of direction and the occasional demand for lager
For 20 years, Digitonal has been quietly making beautiful, melodic electronica for the heart. Tricky to pin down to one genre, Andrew Dobson's project has released four studio albums, has remixed artists as diverse as Max Richter and Kelli Ali, and been much acclaimed for live sets of great range and beauty. Currently entering into a new, heavily improvised phase with hardware twiddler Dom Graveson, and veering back into their ambient and IDM roots, expect something strange and new from this festival stalwart.
Dadhaus is two music obsessives touched by the hand of the rave and seeking to rekindle the simple love of analog synths, glowsticks and hands in the air. Where are you from and what have you done ?
Creeeday's natural habitat is standing around in a field, wearing a high-vis and trying to look busy while holding a radio. Every so often he is allowed to escape, and takes the opportunity to play records – from jazz to afrobeat, hip hop to disco and everything in between.
Lifetime music lover Miss Kitty has been playing the music she love on Purple Radio for 6 years - an eclectic mix of tunes with her hear in the cream of Disco, Funk & Soul.
Dog Unit are afour-piece instrumental improv rock band.
Do call them: purveyors of entrancing drone, tactile texture, slow-mo polyrhythm and skewiff riff.
Don't call them: Dogwai.
Taking time out of his busy schedule correcting people on the internet The Buckmeister Fresh will be laying down some maximal, kicking party tunes