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  • Tom Odell

    Tom Odell

    Tom Odell is the name on everyone’s lips. Last year Tom’s critically acclaimed debut number 1 album, Long Way Down, went gold. He also supported his hero Elton John at The Roundhouse in Camden. This time last year, a little- known pianist called Tom Odell had just picked up the Critics’ Choice Award at the Brits, a prize that anoints a future star and pretty much guarantees good times ahead. It worked that way for Emeli Sandé, Ellie Goulding, Florence Welch and Adele, so it’s not surprising that it signalled 12 extraordinary months for the deserving Odell. One gold-selling debut album and some high-profile gigs later, there’s no question about it, he says: “It’s definitely the best year of my life.” He returned to the Brits, where this time he was up for for British Male and British Breakthrough. He was pipped at the post this year however, he is currently embarking on a full UK tour, this guy’s star is set to rise further. Tom performed his first new song since the release of Long Way Down, entitled "Alex" as part of his tour this month and listen out for more air play over the coming months.  
  • Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls

    Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls

    The story of Frank Turner, the former punk rock frontman, the man who tours harder than anybody else, is one of the most heart-swelling there is. Frank Turner is an English folk/punk singer-songwriter from Hampshire. He was initially the vocalist of post-hardcore band Million Dead, however, Turner embarked upon a primarily acoustic-based solo career following the band's split in 2005. Starting off in London's tiniest boltholes and grottiest pubs, he's risen slowly but surely, album by album, gig by gig. Pubs have given way to top rooms of venues, which have given way to theatres, which, in 2012, gave way to Wembley Arena. This time out, touring in support of new record Tape Deck Heart, he's taken on arenas all over the UK, including the biggest of all, the O2. Both in the studio and during live performances, Turner is accompanied by his backing band, The Sleeping Souls, which consists of Ben Lloyd (guitar, mandolin), Tarrant Anderson (bass), Matt Nasir (piano) and Nigel Powell (drums). To date, Turner has released five solo albums, two rarities compilation albums, one split album and five EPs. Turner's fifth studio album, Tape Deck Heart was released on 22 April 2013. He will go down a storm at Wakestock, but be sure to check him out before he takes to the stage  
  • John Newman

    John Newman

    John Newman’s soulful voice has made him one of the hottest stars in Britain, the voice of two No 1 singles and albums, with the group Rudimental and solo. Conveniently stepping into the gap currently vacated by Plan B and CeeLo Green, and filling the need for a male counterpart to the likes of Adele and Emeli Sande, John Newman’s soulful, gospelly big beat sound has proved irresistible. Hailing from not too far up the road from Leeds in Settle, and most definitely a product of Yorkshire, it’s not surprising that all the tickets for his show at the O2 Academy Leeds were snapped up swiftly. His album Tribute went to No 1 on release last year and this year sees him nominated for two BRIT awards for Best Single and Best British Male. His sound blends the organic feel of Sixties soul with the thick pulse of modern pop and the piano-driven energy of house music. He has across the board appeal and is sure to be a hit on stage this year. Check him out at
  • Razorlight

    Razorlight

    Razorlight are an English indie rock band formed in 2002 by lead singer and rhythm guitarist Johnny Borrell. The band are primarily known in the UK, having topped the charts with the 2006 single "America" and its parent self-titled album, their second. With huge hits under their belts including America, Stumble and Fall, Golden Touch and In the Morning their set at Wakestock this year is sure to be well received. Front man Johnny Borrell is currently promoting his solo material however the band are touring and will be coming to North Wales to rock the stage and make the crowd go wild. Check them out
  • Clean Bandit

    Clean Bandit

    Clean Bandit is a band with four core members who call on an array of vocal collaborators to create their unique sound. The culture clash of bass, beats and soaring strings evokes memories of classic Massive Attack and their live shows, when they are joined by crazy dance crews, evokes classic Basement Jaxx yet all this is done with a brand new twist. They topped the UK singles charts with their third single “Rather Be” back in January where they remained for four weeks. Singed to Black Butter Records they are going to smash 2014. 2013 saw them supporting Redlight, Big Boi and Rudimental alongside appearing at: Secret Garden Party, Bestival and Field Day. As well making music, their own videos, running their own record label and DJing they also run a successful club night called National Rail Disco, for which they’ve booked James Blake, Deadboy, Pariah, and Submerse amongst others. Their debut release "Mozart’s House" on their own label Incredible Industries achieved great support from DJs like Nick Grimshaw, Annie Mac, Rob Da Bank, Huw Stephens, John Kennedy, Eddie Temple Morris and Fearne Cotton. The self directed/produced music video for their second single "UK Shanty" was commissioned by Channel 4, featuring supermodel Lily Cole as a mermaid-siren, was premiered on the channel's Random Acts programme.
  • Duke Dumont

    Duke Dumont

    Duke Dumont, is a British DJ and music producer. Still haven't got the earworm of Duke Dumont's Grammy-nominated "Need U (100%)" out of your head? The song has topped the UK Singles Chart, and also charted in Belgium and the Netherlands. The supremely catchy follow-up from the British electronica producer is here. With over a million SoundCloud hits and early support from the ever on-trend Annie Mac, it's looking like "I Got U", set for release in March, is the sound to kickstart the summer. Having teamed up with fellow producer Jax Jones, the track blends a bouncy Caribbean steel drum rhythm with a sample of Whitney Houston's evergreen "My Love Is Your Love". The video shows a young tea-drinking loner receiving a Daft Punk worthy waiver which allows him to (virtually) experience the holiday of his dreams. You won’t be able to get this song out of your head by the time Wakestock hits the Llyn.
  • Gorgon City

    Gorgon City

    Both respected and renowned for their individual producing pursuits, Gorgon City serves to fuse the deeper, sexier sounds that have excited the two producers for years but remained untouched. Releasing on Black Butter Records, their polished, powerful and party-minded sound has already caught the ears of tastemakers across the globe. You can thank their strict childhood diet of jungle, house, grime, hip-hop and garage. You can thank the many messy sessions they’ve spent DJing on the White Isle. You can thank the sonic chemistry between the pair in the studio. Either way, this exciting new project from Gorgon City is the sum of their many influences, inspirations and ideas; and right now they’ve only just scratched the surface. Matt & Kye have capitalized on their successes of 2013 with their smash new single ‘Ready For You Love. Featuring the vocal talents of rising star MNEK, RFYL has been played practically non-stop since its announcement; Supported by Radio 1, I Xtra and added to the Kiss FM playlist 8 weeks upfront of release, the single is set to help stamp Gorgon City’s mark well and truly all over 2014.
  • Levellers

    Levellers

    Brighton folk-rock band Levellers celebrated 25 years in the ‘business’ in 2013. There are plans for a new album, a film and more in 2014/15. The band released their tenth studio album Static On The Airwaves in 2012, the second produced by Sean Lakeman. Static On The Airwaves is unquestionably their most mature and considered release to date and is an album rich in reasoned clarity and insightful observance of the world in which we currently live. Levellers have long been and still are, one of the best live bands around but, often overlooked is their impressive back catalogue of recorded music. The Levellers sold more platinum, gold, and silver albums in the 1990s than any other act. Their platinum-selling 1991 album Levelling The Land, which is widely regarded as an absolute classic, features hits including One Way, Riverflow, The Game, Far From Home and Liberty Song. “The Levellers album to silence the critics and repay the faithful is here – tune in.” Classic Rock 8/10 (Static on the Airwaves) “This affirmative and emboldened revival by the alt rock rebels is a career best.” Daily Mirror 4/5 (Static on the Airwaves) Check them out before they take to the Wakestock stage
  • Frightened Rabbits

    Frightened Rabbits

    Frightened Rabbit are a four-piece band from Selkirk, Scotland, now based in Glasgow. Essentially the work of songwriter/frontman Scott Hutchison, Frightened Rabbit play intense, emotional guitar-rock, categorized by Hutchison's raw vocals, which are often pushed into a keening, faltering falsetto, and predilection for writing songs about heartbreak. The band has been cited as leaders of a vague 'Scottish emo' scene, which includes other bands like The Twilight Sad and We Were Promised Jetpacks. Frightened Rabbit began as Scott Hutchison's side-project in 2003. Hutchison grew up playing guitar, and spent his teenaged years playing in high-school bands covering Jimmy Eat World and Foo Fighters, writing songs of his own was something Hutchison "didn’t even have the notion that [he] could actually do." Until, one day, in 2003, a song came forth. From that very first song, Hutchison has written songs about a singular subject, heartbreak. Hutchison spent three years home-recording and assembling the sad, sad songs that would populate the first Frightened Rabbit record, 2006's Sing The Greys. Made with his brother, Grant, whilst they were students at the Glasgow School of Art, Hutchison thought of his band as a "hobby" even after they'd released their first record. In 2010, Frightened Rabbit released their third LP, The Winter of Mixed Drinks. A brander, bigger, louder-sounding record, it cemented their status as an established, important indie act. After two albums of staunch Scots miserablism, the set was their most upbeat and optimistic. The band’s popularity has soared in the last few months as their new album Pedestrian Verse smashed the Top Ten as they finally broke the mainstream. If you don’t know of them already, maybe it’s time you should! Check them out
  • Ella Eyre

    Ella Eyre

    Word of mouth can work in mysterious ways, making or breaking a person’s career or reputation. Luckily for Ella Eyre it’s the former that has helped kickstart her career. Signing in July 2012, she has already attracted the enthusiastic attention of Professor Green, Disclosure and Rudimental. With an extraordinary voice that belies her young years and a skill for songwriting that manages to be mature but not precocious, the 18 year-old is an intriguing and enigmatic new talent. It’s perhaps also helpful that she possesses a captivating personality; self-deprecating, sharp and bright, Ella is really good company. Despite venturing into songwriting just two years ago, Ella has already accumulated an impressive list of musicians keen to collaborate. Initially working with inspiring unknown writers in order to sharpen her skills, Ella quickly found herself in Copenhagen with Cutfather (Kylie, Brandy) and Sweden with Ishi and Eric Turner (Tinie Tempah, Professor Green, Cheryl Cole). Bold, edgy and occasionally a bit swear-y, with an incredible vocal to boot, Ella’s buzz grew exponentially. She now counts Fraser T. Smith (Adele, Taio Cruz), Claude Kelly (Bruno Mars, Jessie J), Raphael Saadiq (Joss Stone, John Legend) and Chris Loco (Rita Ora, Emeli Sandé) among her producers and co-writers. Until recently unsigned, when Ella’s name repeatedly cropped up at an unofficial writers and publishers powwow at an Ivor Novellos after party, she was offered a number of publishing deals quite literally overnight. She signed to Warner/ Chappell in July 2012 and then Virgin/ EMI shortly after. Since then her career has taken quite an incredible trajectory. Ella featured on indie buzz band Bastille’s cover of TLC’s No Scrubs classic, No Angels, which shot straight to the top of the Hypemachine chart. Shortly after, a casual songwriting session with Rudimental evolved into Ella contributing to the band’s debut album, and she can be heard on a track with Emeli Sandé. Ella Eyre featured on Rudimental's single "Waiting All Night", the single was released on April 14, 2013 and peaked to number 1 on the UK Singles Chart, making it her first number 1 single in the UK. Ella released an EP in June 2013 with the lead single "Young Forever" so check her out before she hits that Wakestock stage
  • Chloe Howl

    Chloe Howl

    Citing a diverse range of influences, from Amy Winehouse to New Order, Chlöe Howl’s frank lyrics and electro beats have drawn comparisons to the likes of Icona Pop, Lily Allen and Katy B. She first came to attention in late 2012 with No Strings, a furiously sweary pop belter about a feckless boyfriend. "You don't even know if I'm the right sex, do you?" she taunted. Her Rumour EP followed this year, with similarly sassy observations on being a modern British teenager – many inspired by her traumatic school years, which she describes as “like being in prison”. The Maidenhead singer was signed only weeks after finishing her exams and has since spent time in the studio with hitmakers such as Eg White (Adele, Duffy) and Richard X (Sugababes, Pet Shop Boys). Her early interviews display a pleasing disregard for conventional media-trained pop star tropes. “I hate it when Rhianna does the whole 'I don't want to be a role model – I never signed up for that' thing,” she told The Guardian. "I'm like – yes you did, stop rolling weed on someone's head. Your fans are all 14!" Following the success of her Rumour EP, she’s been invited to support the likes of John Newman, Bastille and Alex Clare. She’s also picked up plaudits from the likes of Huw Stephens, Zane Lowe and Annie Mac. Check her out in advance of her return to Wakestock this year
  • B.Traits

    B.Traits

    Embracing genres from across the bass music spectrum, including garage, drum 'n' bass, reggae, jungle, dubstep and carnival house, B. TRAITS has earned herself a well-deserved reputation as one of the moment's most eclectic DJs and producers. Currently working on her debut album, B holds down a permanent show on Radio 1, following a stint as a monthly In New DJs We Trust presenter. Currently smashing up a tour of Universities across the country we are very much looking forward to bringing her to North Wales this year. Check out her Radio 1 show here
  • MNEK

    MNEK

    MNEK may only be 19 but Uzoechi Osisioma Emenike (MNEK for short) is certainly one of the best connected men in the UK music industry. Zane Lowe recently said of him “His star is on the rise and his talent is so evident in everything that he’s done so far.” He has credits on songs by Rudimental and Little Mix, and scored his first number one this April on Duke Dumont and AME’s club Anthem Need U (100%). In his downtime, he remixes hits for A-list artists including Whitney Houston, Jennifer Lopez and George Michael. Born in Lewisham, London, he started making music in his bedroom at the age of nine, and had a publishing deal by the time he was 14. A fan of pop production house Xenomania (Pet Shop Boys, Girls Aloud, Kylie Minogue), he got in touch with their songwriter Miranda Cooper on Facebook and ended up in their Kentish hit factory, co-writing The Saturdays’ All Fired Up. Sharing a haircut with ‘80s hip-hoppers Kid ‘N Play, he is signed to dance collective Rudimental’s label, Black Butter. His sultry, soulful vocals recently got an outing on the Gorgon City’s house track Ready For Your Love but MNEK, who cites Janet Jackson and Timbaland amongst his formative influences, is yet to release any material under his own name but 2014 is going to be a big year for this guy. Check him out
  • REDLIGHT

    REDLIGHT

    Redlight occupies the airspace between house, bass and beyond. Having already crafted a handful of jet-propelled bangers which have won over fans and followers including Skream, Toddla T, Jack Beats, A Trak, Mark Ronson, Zinc and Annie Mac. 2010 saw Redlight's rapid rise with the release of two dance floor destroyers. The first, 'Stupid' on Digital Sound Boy featuring the vocals of Roses Gabor. The second 'What You Talking About!? on Chase & Status' More Than Alot imprint, which saw the return to form of Ms Dynamite with devastating effect. In the last 12 months Redlight has released two more unground bangers via Digital Sound Boy in the shape of 'Source 16' & 'Progress' as well as selectively remixing some choice artists from Ceelo Green to Mavrick Sabre to Ms Dynamite as well as continuing to produce tracks for some of the most promising up and coming UK acts. The Redlight sound is spreading fast with his unique DJ sets throughout the UK and Europe and with his bi-monthly Rinse FM show this ensures people are sitting up and paying attention the World over. He has made the trip to Wakestock before and we can’t wait to welcome him back.
  • Craig Charles

    Craig Charles

    Who better to bring you funk and soul than the one and only Craig Charles? Actor, stand up comedian, poet, radio presenter and club DJ Craig Charles has been a dedicated soul boy from a tender age. Since 2002, Charles has been a DJ on BBC Radio 6 Music, presenting The Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show, where he plays a diverse range of funk and soul music, from the roots of black music through to the current club sounds, featuring classic tracks, new releases, sessions and interviews. In 2001, as the BBC prepared to launch the new digital radio station 6 Music, he was asked to present a show – Over 10 years on from the debut broadcast, the show is now the award winning stations longest running, and has the biggest share of audience too, a very impressive result for what was originally thought of as a ‘niche’ programme! It wasn’t long before promoters of club nights and festivals were asking for Craig to bring his ’Trunk Of Funk’ out on the road, and countless DJ slots across the UK and into Europe included Mostly Jazz Festival, The Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Kendal Calling and the Big Chill, Vintage at Goodwood and even the world renowned Glastonbury Festival. As it was clear there was huge demand for more – monthly ’Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club’ nights began at The Wardrobe in Leeds, Band On the Wall in Manchester, and attendance records were smashed as eager funk fans created road blocks as they clamoured for the combination of nights of top DJ tunage and blistering lives sets from the likes of Maceo Parker, The New Mastersounds, JTQ and The Fantastics!. 2012 saw Craig release his first DJ compilation album – The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club – on Freestyle Records, containing 19 “rip snorting, bass drum banging, brass blaring booga-bloody-loo, big beats, bass lines and blooming brilliant vocals”. It includes tracks by artists as varied as Nostalgia 77 & Alice Russell, T Bird and the Breaks, The Excitements, and Smoove & Turrell. He should go down well at Wakestock Gŵyl y Môr.
  • Shy FX

    Shy FX

    Shy FX is, without question, one of the original pioneers of the Jungle and Drum & Bass scenes, a true innovator for dance music across the globe. Shy’s career has spanned almost twenty years, cementing his name in both the underground and mainstream folk-law. A true stalwart, Shy continues to maintain his legendary status, whilst staying true to his art form, and staying relevant and at the forefront of eclectic dance music. Having released countless classics over the year on London Records, EMI, Warner and his previous label ‘Ebony.’ including the massive 90s anthems ‘Original Nuttah’ feat. UK Apache and ‘Bambaataa’, Shy has gone onto release over 350 releases including the chart smash ‘Shake Your Body’ (which reached No. 7 in the UK Charts), as well as ‘Don’t Wanna Know’and ‘Murderation’, to name but a few. Shy promotes quality over quantity ethos, steeped in flawless production, dance floor anthems and some of the finest guest vocal features. Stamina MC is a stage name of drum & bass Emcee and vocalist Linden Michael Tarquin Rippington Johnson Spitfire Reeves Smythe. Stamina MC used both rapping and vocalizing. He began performing in 1994. In 2000 he met DJ Marky, DJ Patife and XRS Land. Stamina is said to have the ability to MC to any style of music in any way. He is best known for providing vocals for chart-topping singles Barcelona by D. Kay and Epsilon and LK by DJ Marky and XRS Land. Stamina MC has also collaborated with Makoto and London Elektricity and will take to the stage with Shy this year. Why not follow him before he hits our stage
  • The Rifles

    The Rifles

    In January of 2014, when the new, fourth album from The Rifles arrives, it will be a full decade since their first ever gig. The venue at which it took place, The Bull & Gate in Kentish Town, is no longer with us, just like so, so many of the bands who began their journey around the same time. Most of those bands enjoyed a couple of months of hype, managed to get an album or at least a single out, then felt the hype die down and the magazines, blogs and radio lose interest, and so packed it in. The Rifles did not, because they were never in it for any of the above things, and still aren’t. The radio doesn’t play them, people don’t write about them, but they’re still after all of this time making a very powerful connection with a certain type of person. The last Rifles album, September 2011’s ‘Freedom Run’, saw a lot of changes for the band. The bigger change, though, was in the sound of the record: the Jam-esque power-pop of the first two albums traded in for a fuller, poppier, more lush-sounding aesthetic, best exhibited by the strings and keyboard-assisted ‘Tangled Up In Love’, and ‘The Sweetest Thing’. Some of the hardcore fanbase may have baulked at such a radical change in direction, but it’s credit to The Rifles creative core that they felt they had to go there, and did. All of which brings us to ‘None The Wiser’, a fourth album that has evidence of the band that made ‘Freedom Run’, but is also a much-more unmistakably “Rifles” record. The return to the original line up is symbolic of something bigger, of a band who are now comfortable with what their classic sound is, and how to expand upon it rather than completely change it up. Truly, The Rifles story has only just begun. Check them out
  • Catfish & the Bottlemen

    Catfish & the Bottlemen

    Catfish and The Bottlemen play loud, explosive, sexy rock and roll songs - full of guitars and energy. The 4 piece from Llandudno, who met at school, have honed their amazing live show over the last 18 months, which sees vocalist and guitarist Van McCann climbing the walls and playing as though his life depends on it, whilst Billy Bibby (lead guitar), Benji Blakeway (bass) and Bob Hall (drums) keep up the action their end with powerful, thrilling tunes. With a brand new single, tour and appearances at The Great Escape, Dot to Dot and Tramlines Festival the summer is looking decidedly busy for these four young men. The band signed to Communion Records in the spring of 2013 and released their debut single last year. 'Homesick' starts off gently before bursting into a full-on rock/pop classic with thrashing guitars - infectious and exciting and all under three minutes. Working with producer and Communion co-founder Ian Grimble at the legendary Rockfield Studios in Wales, 'Homesick' is the band's first offering from what was a hugely productive session. The track has already been played by Steve Lamacq on 6 Music (who also tipped them in the Independent on Sunday) and Zane Lowe on Radio 1, who made them his 'Next Hype' By bugging promoters for gigs up and down the country and beyond they ended up playing over 100 shows last year both here and in Europe. When they bumped into Carl Barat in Germany he invited them to play his weekly club Jubilee in London, they dragged The Vaccines to see them whilst they were hanging about backstage at an Arctic Monkeys gig and they've also played Chris Hawkins' (6 Music) club in Islington. Along the way they put a couple of tracks online, including 'Sidewinder', which gained them more fans along the way courtesy of YouTube and their website. 2014 looks set to be the year they make their mark. Check them out
  • Jess Glynne

    Jess Glynne

    Jess Glynne is a British singer/songwriter. She is best known for featuring on Clean Bandit's 2014 single "Rather Be"; the song reached number 1 on the UK Singles Chart and number 1 on the Irish Singles Chart. She also featured on Route 94's single "My Love" which was released weeks later on 28 February 2014. On 5 March 2014 the song was at number 1 on the Official Chart Update and it went on to enter the chart at number one. She is also signed to Black Butter Records publishing.
  • Kidnap Kid

    Kidnap Kid

    Kidnap Kid made his name with a string of successful singles, with debut ‘Vehl‘ on Black Butter going on to receive the accolade of US iTunes ‘Best Electronic Song of 2012‘. Follow up ‘So Close‘ racked up over 100k plays on Soundcloud in just one week, and summer anthem ’Survive‘ went straight to the top of the Hype Machine charts. These bonafide club favorites, alongside official remixes for Disclosure, Emile Sande and Rudimental among others, have seen him rack up a 1.4 million strong following on Soundcloud. Kidnap Kid returns with a new single ‘Stronger‘, which sees Matt Relton apply his singular touch to a six-and-half-minute dark and emotionally charged house epic. Highlighted by expressive piano chords and a haunting vocal refrain, ‘Stronger’ displays the deft musical instincts and production flourishes that have singled him out as one of the UK’s hottest up and comers. Things continue full steam ahead in 2014, having just come off a European tour supporting Disclosure in Europe and Matt prepares for a sixteen date US tour supporting Rudimental, TEED, AlunaGeorge & Disclosure. Following a UK run in April as main support to Clean Bandit the summer will see him gracing the festival tents of Glastonbury, Parklife, Hideout, Miami Winter Music Conference and of course Wakestock in July.
  • A Plastic Rose

    A Plastic Rose

    A Plastic Rose kicked off 2014 with the announcement of new single “Someone’s’ Daughter” a UK headline tour and a Maida Vale session for BBC Radio 1. Their most recent single “This Side Of Winter” gained support from Fearne Cotton, Huw Stephens and Phil & Alice on BBC Radio 1, as well as heavy rotation on XFM, Amazing and Absolute Radio. The current A Plastic Rose single “Someone’s Daughter” establishes the bands plans for the release of their 2nd album “Flickering Light Of An Inner War”. After the critical acclaim of their debut album “Camera.Shutter.Life” and phenomenal live reviews it seems there’s no stopping A Plastic Rose. Having relocated to Nottingham, the band are keen to prove their commitment and desire to inject the music they make into the arms of the masses and prove they are a force to be reckoned with on any live circuit. In 2013 A Plastic Rose played alongside The Rolling Stones at Hyde Park as Sonys guests on the Sony Music Unlimited Stage.
  • Shift K3y

    Shift K3y

    A London kid through and through – born, raised and living in the city this 19 year old is an early adopter to the trade of a musician, in part due to his musical family but convinced it was in his blood anyway. Lewis ’Shift K3Y’ Jankel started playing around on the piano at an pretty early age. Since the release of the Froze EP the demand for Shift K3Y’s expertise has risen from many labels and artists demanding remix work. He can now count the likes of Angel, Kat Dahlia, AlunaGeorge and King L as fans with an impressive string of remix releases. On top of that DJ bookings at Annie Mac Presents (London), Outlook Festival (Croatia) plus a mini tour at a selection of the best promoters in the UK has seen Shift K3Y become an all-round performer and entertainer as well as an incredible vocalist and producer.
  • Le youth

    Le youth

    Wes James, better known by his stage name Le Youth, is an American electronic musician, DJ, and producer. He is known for combining R&B with 90's house music. James was raised in Ohio and currently resides in Los Angeles, CA. Le Youth gained attention on the internet when his track "Cool" featuring a sample from Cassie Ventura's Me & U rapidly received over 200,000 plays on Soundcloud in a short period of time. The single was picked up by Ultra Records and the Cool EP was released on July 2, 2013. The music video for the song was directed by Renata Raksha and was released on April 9, 2013. On July 22, 2013 Nick Grimshaw selected "Cool" as the Record of the Week on BBC Radio 1. 'Dance With Me' was his second official single and is set for big things this year.
  • Goldierocks

    Goldierocks

    Goldierocks, AKA Sam Hall, is an international DJ and broadcaster extraordinaire with a celebrity following that includes Madonna, Giorgio Armani, Richard Branson and Jade Jagger (she's performed exclusively for them all). Her weekly global radio show 'The Selector,' legendary to those in the know, goes out to a staggering 40 countries with over four million dedicated listeners, prompting The Sunday Times to recently describe it as "the most cutting-edge British music show out there." She also hosts a Friday late night specialist dance show ‘Selector After Dark’ on Mexico’s Ibero FM, China’s Loop FM & Warsaw’s Roxy FM. Sam visits the countries where Selector is transmitted and holds workshops with local youth forums, educating young people on working within broadcast media and more specifically careers for young women. As well as radio, Goldierocks performs at endless festivals worldwide including Creamfields, V, Leeds, Latitude, Secret Garden Party and Bestival to name a mere handful. Then, more unusual venues might be Soviet bunkers in Kazakhstan, inside igloo discos in Austria and then on slightly more luxurious super yachts in Monaco. She also has her own self-titled London club night and has been the official red carpet presenter at the BRIT awards for the past two years running. No wonder The Evening Standard said of her, "she could be the most influential woman in pop." Check her out
  • Racing Glaciers

    Racing Glaciers

    Originally intended as a one off collaboration, Racing Glaciers produced their debut EP over five days in a living room. The EP quickly gathered attention, reaching #1 in the Bandcamp Alternative chart. Combining post-rock influences with pop melodies Racing Glaciers driving live performances have captivated audiences at venues across the UK, solidifying their place on the live circuit. The band has just finished touring with Dan Croll and Kodaline and will began the year touring to support their single. Originating from Macclesfield and now based in Liverpool, Racing Glaciers have been shaked, baked, and essentially flung into a rather intense period of rocking out in the studio and on the stage. Seeing as they survived all of that, these merry men kicked off 2014 by announcing details of their first proper release, an EP entitled “Ahead Of You Forever.”
  • Fred V & Grafix with Felcon MC

    Fred V & Grafix with Felcon MC

    Fledgling stars Fred Vahrman and Josh Jackson a.k.a Fred V & Grafix signed to Hospital at the end of 2011 and have been making waves ever since. A pair of producers who have been working together for the past five years now and showing huge promise, the boys have already brought us such gems as “One Of These Days”, “Just A Thought“ and “Major Happy”, as well as featuring on a number of Hospitality compilations. When they’re not making uplifting liquid gems and charming D+B fans across the globe, the Devon duo are often found on BBC Radio 1Xtra or doing mini mixes for Annie Mac. Recent recruits to the scene, Fred V & Grafix were initially into live music, with Fred’s guitar talents still coming into good use in their recent contribution to the “Fifteen Years Of Hospital Records” album “Find My Way”. The pair converted to D+B when they heard Pendulum’s controversial and genre-changing album “Hold Your Colour” and High Contrast’s sophomore “High Society”. Influenced by an eclectic range of sounds outside of D+B, from electro/French house, ambient and hip hop, Fred V & Grafix cite artists such as Flying Lotus, Bonobo, Dilla and Jimi Hendrix as key inspirations, alongside fellow Hospital artists High Contrast and Logistics. Most recently, the boys have been in the spotlight with the resounding success of their Sick Music 3 contribution “Major Happy” which has garnered high profile support from Annie Mac and more. With plenty of charisma, talent and the backing of many of the industry’s key players, one thing’s for sure – as we look ahead, the future is most definitely bright for Fred V & Grafix. This year they will be bringing Felon MC to North Wales to perform with them. Don’t miss it.
  • Josh Record

    Josh Record

    Josh Record’s debut EP, Bones, charted at No 2 in the iTunes singer-songwriter chart, he has some summer live dates with Bruce Springsteen penciled in, as well as festival slots at Glastonbury, Latitude and T in the Park. Newly signed to Virgin, he has been working on his debut album with Mike Crossey (Ben Howard, Foals, Arctic Monkeys) on a slew of songs. “For Your Love” showcases Record's voice, which is well suited to melodrama. He has been working on his debut album with Mike Crossey, who has done the business for Arctic Monkeys, Foals, The 1975, Jake Bugg and Two Door Cinema Club. In 2013, Josh performed at Glastonbury, Hard Rock Calling, T In The Park, and support slots with London Grammar and Lorde. He ended the year with a tour of fans' houses and a slot at the Manchester leg of XFM's Winter Wonderland.His dramatic, lush music features a voice that recalls Tom Odell, Chris Martin and even the heightened melodrama of Jeff Buckley. Josh also runs a music and film studio for young people in London and is involved in projects taking young people from the city's estates to Kenya. Look out for this guy whose multi-tracked harmonies that are positively Brian Wilsonesque
  • Trojan Sound System (Dex & FX)

    Trojan Sound System (Dex & FX)

    Formed in 2004 from London Sound System legends, to represent the label in England and throughout the World. The Sound System has already had hugely successful shows as a single entity and with the greatest names in reggae. The Sound System comprises of Selectors - Earl Gateshead and Daddy Ad. Earl Gateshead began DJ'ing in Brixton in 1979. He is well known in London for his 20 year residency at The Dive Bar in London's Chinatown and his Saturday residency at the legendary Blue Note club. He has worked as selector and MC with Cutty Ranks, Big Youth, Dr Alimantado, and Dennis Alcapone. His reggae nights at Plastic People received Worldwide recognition. Daddy Ad comes from Roots and Reality Soundsystem and has worked with Eek-A-Mouse and Tappa Zukie amongst many others and has always, like Earl, pushed for new sounds and acts to break on though. His experience as a drummer and audiophile has led Ad in a direction to be responsible for the Sound's FXs and Mixing. They are joined by vocalists, Superfour and Chucky Banton. The Sound System's vocalists have twenty years experience as members of the great South London Sound Systems: Taurus, Sir Coxsone and Saxon. They have been chosen as the absolute cream of London's Reggae entertainers. Legendary Recording Artists including Lee Perry, Dr Alimantado, Tippa Irie, Dillinger, Dennis Alcapone, Horace Andy and Gregory Isaacs have all worked with the Sound System. Check out what they are all about
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    Weekend Round Up

    Wakestock Gŵyl y Môr has been and gone for another year and what a great festival it was. We were lucky enough to get away with mainly sunny skies for the whole weekend, with the exception of a large downpour on Saturday night but this did nothing to dampen the spirits of the festival goers who came along in their thousands to enjoy three nights of banging music. Some highlights from the weekend include an epic set from Razorlight to a huge crowd, Clean Bandit smashing it, some of the best young riders we have seen in many years taking to the water, the bling Nautique tow boat providing some of the best riding in years, great local support and an event that had the feel of a festival that appealed to all, which was our aim from the start for this year. The title of 2014 Wakestock Champion went to David O’Caoimh and Ladies champ was Megz Barker. The Fox Big Air title went to CK Koester. Thanks to all those who came along and supported this year’s festival. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!

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    Sunny Sunday

     

    Happy campers woke up this morning to glorious sunshine and those feeling up to it made their way down to Pwllheli Marina to enjoy the finals of the wake competition. With the site once again open during the day, they will be making their way back up here quickly to enjoy an afternoon of entertainment across the 5 stages with an exciting line up that includes all the local talent, from spoken word, and comedy through to bands and dj’s cumulating in tonight’s headline act John Newman. Don’t forget to catch festival favorites Levelers, whose back catalogue has been played out to festival audiences all over the world. Roll on Sunny Wakestock Sunday. See you on the other side

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    Saturday – Smashed it!

    Saturday’s Wakestock Gŵyl y Môr has had a great day with action going down both on and off site. With the Fox Big Air taking place down on Abersoch Main Beach, the Artisan Market, Funfair, Scavenger Hunt, 5 stages worth of music it was a fun filled day. The day dawned cloudy but, whilst a little over cast, the rain has stayed away for the majority of the day. By 11am the crowds gathered for the Fox Big Air. All wake results will be announced this afternoon following the main competition down in Pwllheli Marina early this morning. The Main arena opened earlier than ever before with a full line up on both the Huw Puw Stage and Focus Wales Stage of acts from in and around the region. The main tents action was smoking. The arena, really filled up as the evening drew on. As people enjoyed sets from the likes of Gorgon City, Jess Glynne, MNEK, Frank Turner and more. It is no surprise that Razorlight’s set saw the main tent packed out to capacity to listen to incredible festival anthems such as “Golden Touch” and “America” The audience were treated to an additional show by Johnny Borrell and Zazou on the Wakestock stage earlier in the evening. This was one of many impromptu performances that will be going on over the course of the weekend. There will be acoustic sets popping up all over the place! The arena is now open and filling up for the final day of Wakestock fun. The sun is shining, the artisan market is in full operation, the fun fair is running and the stage is set for another wonderful day. There are performances to look forward to from headliner John Newman, festival faves Levelers, Jimmy the Gent, Frightened Rabbit and many more. Tickets are available on the door so get down here and enjoy the sunshine!

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    Tom Odell, Clean Bandit, Duke Dumont and many more smash it

    The first night of Wakestock Gwyl y Mor has come to close and what a night it was. The crowds gathered on a festival site that was bathed in sunshine to enjoy a festival that has taken on something of a different feel this year. With a line up that appealed to all ages, it was great to see some little ones in the mix, enjoying themselves, for the first time this year. The sun shone down as the music kicked off on all 5 stages. The bars were heaving, as was the Rum Shack, as people settled in for a night of partying under the stars. The crowds grew as the evening’s wake competition came to a close down in at Pwllheli Marina to enjoy the likes of Ella Eyre, Chloe Howl, Frightened Rabbit, Duke Dumont, Craig Charles and many more including Ivor Novello winner Tom Odell who ended the night with an ace set in the main arena.

    Campers are beginning to emerge from their tents ready to make their way to the Main Beach for the Fox Big Air which kicks off at 11. There are a tonne of beach games including volleyball, football, scavenger hunts and much more taking place along with fun on the festival site in the way of dance and drumming workshops and a parade, the artisan market, fun fair and much more including a music line up that kicks off at midday. We can’t wait. The headliners tonight at Frank Turner, Razorlight, Gorgon City, MNEK, B-Traits and loads of local talent on the Huw Puw and Focus Wales stages. Get you tickets on the door or in the local shops and get yourselves on site. It is going to be great!

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