Circus returns to the Camp & Furnace in Liverpool this Bank Holiday weekend for a daytime special set across three unique spaces. Ahead of the party this Saturday, we pick out a few names on the lineup that will be well worth checking out.
Marco Carola is the undisputable king of Italian DJs and an appearance from the Music On spearhead shouldn’t be missed in any city. Carola’s long standing residency at Amnesia Ibiza has been one of the most talked about parties on the island for some time and his Music On parties and other appearances in the UK provide snapshots of the energy you can see on the terrace that is famously open long into the morning during the summer.
Paco Osuna is one of the most renowned DJs on the Spanish electronic circuit and has earned his stripes through playing peak time music with self engineered climax and build using a setup that embraces technology and utilizes it to the full. He is the mind that created Mindshake Records and regularly appears at Carola’s aforementioned Iberian party, so expect similar energy here.
DJ Tennis not only has one of the greatest DJ names ever, he is also the co-founder of Life And Death Records, which has been one of the most charted labels of recent years. With a psychedelic edge and melodic character, the sound of the label and DJ Tennis has spread to parties worldwide and is donned by the likes of Thugfucker and Tale Of Us, who both appear regularly on the imprint. DJ Tennis’ own music carries slight pop sensibilities, yet these are torn through with trippy sounds and long builds. Appearing alongside Guy Gerber will surely result in some closed eyes and hazy scenes in The Blade Factory.
Lauren Lo Sung
Lauren Lo Sung is one of the most exciting DJs to be rising up through the ranks of recent years, having had a number of appearances at Circus, her own local haunt, since she gained notoriety. The young DJ has also broke into producing with some great releases on DRAFT, Love Not Money and Pole Position, all the while putting on her own parties dubbed LOLiFE. Her music takes on the ever-rising dub techno sound, so expect drum and bass drives grooves to warm you up for the day ahead.
As one of Drumcode’s shining stars, Alan Fitzpatrick provides the tougher end of the spectrum at this daytime party on Easter Sunday. His loops, drum based techno has been welcomed on Adam Beyer’s imprint for years and he has also been a favourite of the Circus crew for just as long. Prepare for something heavier to see out the sun with.
Words by Josh Plews
Photos courtesy of Marco Carola