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Snowbombing 2018 announces Eats Everything, Idris Elba, Richy Ahmed, MJ Cole + more!


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After an impressive first announcement, Snowbombing 2018 gets bigger and bigger with over 30 new names confirmed today for the Mayrhofen slopes next April.

 

Leading the charge is two of the most vital names in UK grime, AJ Tracey and Big Narstie. After spending 2017 honing his craft around the globe, AJ Tracey now sits as the next big superstar of British music. With a unique ability for lighting up crowds wherever he grabs the mic, his latest EP ‘Secure The Bag’ confirms his standing in the grime scene, teaming up with the likes of Craig David, 67 and JME for a defining statement in where he goes next. Big Narstie has become a true modern phenomenon, known throughout the mainstream world with his instantly recognisable voice becoming a beacon thousands flock to. The BDL leader will be dropping the big-time beats when he heads to Snowbombing 2018, for what’s sure to be a packed-out highlight of the week.

 

 

From to igloo raves and an underground tennis club, to a main stage in a forest clearing and pop-up parties in a butcher shop, Snowbombing know how to do things differently! This year, they’re pulling out all the stops for The Snowbombing Street Party. After taking Snowbombing 2016 by storm, the previously announced Craig David and his globally acclaimed TS5 takeover are back once again to headline, by popular demand. Joining the garage legend on the night, influential Radio 1 spinner Mistajam will be diving through his record collection, alongside fellow garage pioneer MJ Cole and ‘Would I Lie To You’ favourite John Gibbons. Now that’s you throw a street party…

 

Also announced today, continuing Snowbombing’s tradition for DJing excellence, is a huge batch of names and faces who’ll be playing across the seventeen unique stages and venues. This includes chart-smashing royalty Rudimental, electronic duo Gorgon City, eclectic Eats Everything, bass heavy My Nu Leng, Snowbombing friend and favourite Idris Elba, house weaver Richy Ahmed, heavy hitting wAFF and French mixer Jeremy Underground. Across genres, styles, moods and moments – Snowbombing offers a programme designed to light up the party no matter what hour of the day, or night, it is.  The week long event will also see further sets from Andrea Oliva, Huxley, DJ Hype, Heartless Crew, Friction, Barely Legal, Zinc and many more all primed to hit the slopes running with a soundtrack guaranteed to be massive.

 

Snowbombing wouldn’t be Snowbombing without the diverse mix of favourites and alternative entertainment all heading to Mayrhofen – and 2018 is no different. Rave-bingo spectacular Bongo’s Bingo will be an unmissable sight at this year’s festival – bringing their unique twist to the classic game bursting into life on the slopes. Get motivated in the only way possible with Mr Motivator who’ll be stretching out any aches or niggles you might have picked up the night before – whilst the ‘Fun Haus’ will be well and truly open for business where TV great Pat Sharp will return with a bang. The Dance-Off are back, with brand new games to get you pirouetting and gyrating – the perfect time to dust off those moves. The Provibers will ensure you get stuck into Chairlift Speed Dating, Cable Car Karaoke and a load of glitter based activity, whilst We Go Bang Bang will have you up on the table in your ski boots, belting out the words to all those classic hit ‘après-ski’ songs! There’s no doubt Snowbombing have got you covered, with new sights, sounds and experiences waiting around every corner.

snowbombing.com

 

My Nu Leng said:

“We are very excited to be back at Snowbombing in 2018 – one of our highlights each year!”

 

 

DJ Zinc said:

“Snowbombing is the original and the best – something for every taste, with unique venues and the perfect crowd.”

 

 

 

These names join a staggering bill of heavy hitting favourites and of course the iconic voice of Liam Gallagher for his Snowbombing debut. Reformed drum and bass legends Pendulum return with a dive through their incredible and visceral live show, whilst grime originator Dizzee Rascal gears up for a ‘Bonkers’ journey as the ultimate party-starter for a ‘Holiday’ under Austrian skies. With further sets from the likes of Bicep, DJ EZ, Jackmaster, Wilkinson, Skream, Dusky, David Rodigan, Jax Jones, Artwork, Heidi, Disciples, Mall Grab, Flava D, Alan Fitzpatrick, Redlight, Monki and many more – there’s an avalanche of moments you won’t want to miss at Snowbombing 2018!

 

Snowbombing provides the chance to party in unique locations including the Forest Stage, The Racket Club, The Pool Party and more, not to mention the Spas & Saunas, Paragliding, Chairlift Speed-Dating, Cable Car-aoke, Alpine Yoga, Cable Car Raves, Ride & Seek, an award-winning Snow Park, Musical Bingo and The Snolympics. Visitors can eat authentic Austrian cuisine in the well-known, delicious restaurants, ride in style in Snow Limos or see the incredible sights of Mayrhofen from the skies whilst trying paragliding, all with the opportunity to stay in incredible accommodation! From 5* spa luxury hotels with rooftop jacuzzis, chalets, pensions and apartments in the heart of central Mayrhofen, to pocket friendly self-catered apartments and cheaper options in the surrounding Zillertal Valley, Snowbombing has something for everyone.

 

Serious skiers and beginner boarders alike are all encouraged to hit the slopes with 650km of piste and the 78° gradients of Austria’s steepest slope The Harikiri (the steepest slope in Europe) is on hand for those feeling adventurous, plus lessons and plenty of beginner-friendly slopes to get to grips with for first timers. Black runs, blue runs, beer runs – there’s something for all abilities on Mayrhofen’s powdery peak district. Snowbombing has truly redefined winter sports holidays and shown what the ultimate alpine music festival looks and sounds like.

 

ANNOUNCED TODAY

 

AJ Tracey

Big Narstie

Rudimental DJ Set

Gorgon City DJ Set

Eats Everything

My Nu Leng

Idris Elba

Mistajam

Richy Ahmed

wAFF

Jeremy Underground

Andrea Oliva

MJ Cole

Huxley

Heartless Crew

Friction

Barely Legal

Zinc

DJ Hype

Sticky

Uncle Dugs

 

John Gibbons

Hutch

Apexape

Grainger

DJ Ardi

Daddy Nature

Nicola Bear

Boots & Kats

 

Bongos Bingo

Mr Motivator

Pat Sharp

We Go Bang Bang

The Provibers

The Dance-Off

 

IGLOO RAVES | FOREST PARTIES | MOUNTAIN STAGES

POOL PARTIES | EUROPE’S LARGEST FESTIVAL ROAD TRIP

650KM PISTE | AWARD WINNING SNOW PARK | 100+ SPAS & POOLS

 

PARAGLIDING | SNOW LIMOS | SNOLYMPICS

ALPINE YOGA | CABLE CAR-AOKE

CHAIR LIFT SPEED DATING

 

ABOUT SNOWBOMBING

Explain Snowbombing? Where to start… Mayrhofen, Austria, that’s where. Up a massive mountain 8,497 FT above ordinary! The finest ski resort in Europe, sprinkled with world class acts, insane venues (think Igloo rave, enchanted forest party, tennis club turned super club). Blue runs, black runs, beer runs. More? Add Mr. Motivator, throw in a pool party, a celebrity butcher named ‘Hans’, whack a luxury jacuzzi on every other rooftop, stand back and survey the majesty. If it’s good enough for Mr. Motivator, it’s good enough for you. As Fatboy Slim brilliantly said: “there’s no shared experience in the world as mental as this”.

 

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Review: Chase & Status at Brixton Academy


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Being one of the most anticipated show of 2017 I knew Chase and Status live at Brixton Academy would be busy and the venue was packed to the rafters with good vibes all round from the start with a largely topless Big Narstie hyping up the crowd before the main event. Now, onto the show…….

As soon as Chase and Status appeared on stage, the Brixton crowd went absolutely wild as the started the set with the title track from their latest album Tribe. Veteran mic man Rage was on top form as usual as Chase and Status played all of their classics including Take me Away, No Problem and more classics which seem not to have aged at all were peppered throughout the night such as flashing lights featuring Pusha T and Count On Me ft. Moko.

 

 

 

One of the many highlights of the night was the arrival of Kano on stage to perform the excellent Dubplate Original and Rage performing Nervous. Later in the set they welcomed on stage Liam Bailey who sang Blind Faith much to the delight of the capacity crowd.

Throughout the night the track after track hit home with the energy we have come to expect from Chase and Status since they formed in 2003. The bass was so heavy,  the walls of the Academy were shaking most of the evening with the only let-down being the sound did become distorted at times especially when the Section Boyz were performing but all in all a near flawless show.

The latest Chase and Status album ‘Tribe’ is out now and is available here

Further Chase & Status Tour Date here

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Roots Manuva, Holy Goof, Subzero and more added to Playaz NYE Winter Carnival at 02 Academy Brixton


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JUST ANNOUNCED:

VERY SPECIAL GUEST

ROOTS MANUVA – EXCLUSIVE DUB COME SAVE ME PERFORMANCE

PLUS HOLY GOOF, SUB ZERO, MCS EKSMAN, IC3, AD.

 

LINE UP:

DJ HYPE B2B DJ HAZARDMY NU LENGCLIPZ – ROOTS MANUVA

BAD COMPANY UK – HEARTLESS CREW – HOLY GOOF

 

(A-Z)

ANNIX/TAXMAN/TYKE (PLAYAZ ALLSTARS SET)

BENNY PAGE B2B POTENTIAL BAD BOY FEATURING GENERAL LEVY

CRISSY CRISS B2B MAMPI SWIFT (7-DECK SET)

DANNY BYRD B2B MOLLIE COLLINS (FULL SPECTRUM SET)

RANDALL B2B DIE

 

ROOM 2 HOSTED BY RUM’N’RIDDIM

ROOM 3 HOSTED BY ROUGH TEMPO

Tickets on sale: www.playaz.london

 

Playaz has announced that Roots Manuva has been added to the festival-sized line up for Playaz’ New Year’s Eve 2017 ‘Winter Carnival’. Roots Manuva will bring an exclusive performance of his ‘Dub Come Save Me’ album to London’s biggest New Year’s Eve Show. Playaz has also just added bassjacking, rising star Holy Goof to the main room line up, plus  Subzero and MCs Eksman, IC3, and AD will also now be performing.

 

Playaz returns to the capital after hosting an incredible stage at London’s SW4 festival to present Playaz’ New Year’s Eve 2017 Winter Carnival’ at the iconic 02 Academy Brixton, the drum & bass label’s biggest ever event.

 

Original UK hip hop artist Roots Manuva will perform the special dub remix version of his UK gold-selling album ‘Run Come Save Me’. The seminal rapper, who grew up in the shadow of the Brixton venue, will perform his bass-heavy ‘Dub Come Save Me’ album project, which has only been performed at festivals before. Coventry-based bass DJ/producer Holy Goof has made major inroads into the bass house scene with elements of grime and dubstep woven into the fabric of his streetwise mix. They will join a role call of legendary bass artists including Hype & Hazard performing a special back to back set, My Nu Leng, Bad Company UK, Heartless Crew, Crissy Criss b2b Mampi Swift (7-deck set), Benny Page b2b Potential Bad Boy featuring General Levy, DJ Die b2b Randall, Danny Byrd b2b Mollie Collins (Full Spectrum set), and Taxman b2b Tyke b2b Annix. Very special guest will be Clipz. Rum ‘N’ Riddim will host Room 2.

 

 

 

In the world of drum & bass there are few labels that match the events record set by Playaz. The imprint has notched up over 150 shows since their first party at legendary London venue The End, before relocating to world-renowned Fabric and running sold out shows at the majestic Electric Brixton. This summer, Playaz’ stage at the landmark 2017 edition of SW4 became one of the festival’s highlights, leading SW4 promoters Lock N Load to choose Playaz to host London’s biggest NYE 2017 event.

 

TICKET MESSAGE: ALL TICKETS INCREASE IN PRICE FROM 6PM FRIDAY 3RD NOVEMBER

NEW YEAR’S EVE 2017

‘WINTER CARNIVAL’

02 ACADEMY BRIXTON

SUNDAY 31ST DECEMBER 2017

LONDON’S BIGGEST NEW YEAR’S EVE SHOW

Tickets on sale: www.playaz.london

 

 

 

 

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RONI SIZE ANNOUNCES UK ‘NEW FORMS’ ANNIVERSARY LIVE TOUR


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TICKETS GO ON SALE FRIDAY 27TH OCTOBER // BUY TICKETS

PRE-ORDER NEW FORMS 20TH ANNIVERSARY DELUXE REISSUE

 

This February 2018, Roni Size will take his ground breaking audio-visual live show on an exclusive 4-night tour; first hitting his home town of Bristol and then onto London, Birmingham and Leeds. A combined live instrument and hardware show, this unique performance will feature state of the art production and 3D effect projection mapping in the form of the ‘light box’; and marks the first time Roni has performed the Mercury Prize winning album New Forms as a solo performer.

 

The live show is a high-energy audio and visual celebration of New Forms, drawing on the original tracks whilst bringing them right up to date with 2017 edits and remixes.

 

Having debuted earlier this year at the Oval Space and since showcased at Moovin Festival, The Downs and Hospitality in the Park, before coming back to the UK next year Roni Size will be playing live on an impressive tour through Australia, New Zealand and the US.

 

 

One of the definitive electronic albums of the 90s, New Forms brought drum ‘n’ bass into the mainstream. Fighting off industry heavyweights including the Spice Girls, The Prodigy, Suede, Radiohead, Primal Scream and The Chemical Brothers, Roni Size & Reprazent won the 1997 Mercury Music Prize, going on to sell 300,000 units in the UK with its release on BBC Radio 1 DJ Gilles Peterson’s Talkin’ Loud.

 

On 10th November, Roni Size & Reprazent will celebrate New Forms 20th anniversary with a deluxe 4CD / 2LP reissue. To commemorate this era-defining drum ‘n’ bass album, the package will feature a New Forms 20th anniversary live hardware mix programmed by Roni featuring previously unreleased remixes and re-edits, remixes from drum ‘n’ bass legends such as Grooverider, Source Direct and Krust (previously only released on vinyl) and the 2017 remaster of the original 2CD / LP.

 

Since its announcement, this highly anticipated re-issue has seen a wide range of support from the likes of RA, Mixmag, DJ Mag, Boiler Room, TRAX Mag and Annie Mac on BBC Radio 1 who premiered one of the album’s most sought-after dub plates, the “Trust Me VIP 2017 Remix”.

 

The New Forms 20th Anniversary Deluxe Re-issue is out 10th November 2017 via Mercury Records / Universal Music

 


UK TOUR DATES FEBRUARY 2018

Thursday 22 – The Marble Factory, Bristol

Friday 23 – O2 Forum, London

Saturday 24 – Institute 2, Birmingham

Sunday 25 – Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds

 

For more on Roni Size:

Facebook / Twitter / Soundcloud / Website

 

 

 

 

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Lock N Load announces PLAYAZ NYE 2017 02 Academy Brixton


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Coming off the back of an incredible appearance at London’s SW4 festival, Playaz returns to the capital at the iconic 02 Academy Brixton this New Year’s Eve for the seminal brand’s biggest ever event.

 

Headlining what will be London’s biggest New Year’s Eve show are Hype & Hazard performing a special back to back set, plus a festival-sized line-up featuring My Nu Leng, Bad Company UK, Heartless Crew, Benny Page b2b Potential Bad Boy featuring General Levy, Mampi Swift b2b Crissy Criss (7-deck set), DJ Die b2b Randall, Danny Byrd b2b Mollie Collins (Full Spectrum set), and Taxman b2b Tyke b2b Annix. Very special guest will be Clipz. Rum ‘N’ Riddim will host Room 2.

 

LINE UP SO FAR: (MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED)

HEADLINERS: HYPE & HAZARD BACK-TO-BACK SHOW

MY NU LENG – BAD COMPANY UK – HEARTLESS CREW

BENNY PAGE B2B POTENTIAL BAD BOY FEATURING GENERAL LEVY

MAMPI SWIFT B2B CRISSY CRISS (7-DECK SET) – DJ DIE B2B RANDALL

DANNY BYRD B2B MOLLIE COLLINS (FULL SPECTRUM SET)

TAXMAN B2B TYKE B2B ANNIX

VERY SPECIAL GUEST: CLIPZ

ROOM 2 HOSTED BY RUM’N’RIDDIM

+PHASE 3 OF ARTISTS TO BE ANNOUNCED

 

Pre sale tickets released Wednesday 11th October at 9am

General sale tickets released Friday 13th October at 9am

Final chance to register for early access to tickets: www.playaz.london

 

In the world of drum & bass there are few labels that match the events record set by Playaz. The imprint has notched up over 150 shows since their first party at legendary London venue The End, before relocating to world-renowned Fabric, and since then running sold out shows at the majestic Electric Brixton. This summer, Playaz’ stage at the landmark 2017 edition of SW4 became one of the festival’s highlights, leading SW4 promoters Lock N Load to choose Playaz to host London’s biggest NYE 2017 event.

 

 

 

 

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