At Together HQ we are working day and night seeking out extra special surprises and inviting familiar favourites that we know you love.
So it's with massive excitement that we are making our first line-up announcement of fabulous musicians, DJs and visual artists set to make Together the best weekend of the summer.
We'll have everything - from disco to dub, deep house to soukous, ambient, folk and jungle, no (soulful) musical stone will be left unturned in our search for the best party vibes to celebrate peace, love, and Togetherness!
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.