New London festival Sunfall looks set to be one of the hottest new entrants into the summer scene, as the minds behind Phonox bring together a massive lineup for a day party at Brockwell Park and a series of local after parties. Kicking off at midday on Saturday July 9th and running well into the Sunday morning, the party will showcase acts from all corners of modern dance music, featuring the likes of Ben Klock, Jeremy Underground, Honey Dijon, Mala and countless more. With tickets covering the day party and one of the eight night sessions, Sunfall will offer a full day of partying tailored perfectly to your tastes.
As there’s now under a month to go, here are five reasons to check out this phenomenal new festival.
Moodymann (Day party/Deviation after party at Corsica)
There’s really no excuse for not knowing this name, as Detroit’s moodiest producer and DJ is responsible for quite simply some of the best dance music you’re likely to find anywhere in the world. Detroit artists tend to be fiercely proud of their hometown, and the likes of Kenny Dixon Jr. demonstrate why. Soulful beyond measure, Moodymann’s patchwork productions take samples from all over and transform them into poignant, funky and exhilarating music of the very highest order. If you haven’t searched through the catalogues of his Mahogani Music or KDJ labels then your musical education is surely missing a vital chapter.
Hunee (Day Party/Jamie & Friends after party at Coronet)
A rare selector who can draw from almost any genre and still do it better than 99% of the genre’s specialists, Hunee is blessed with extraordinary musical knowledge, unwavering party spirit and one of the most interesting record collections in the game. He’ll set your heart fluttering with funk and soul, get feet moving to unidentifiable disco and then whip up a storm of shuddering acid, and there’s about a 0% chance that it won’t all be fantastic.
Young Turks Presents after party at Off The Cut
You can trace a lot of London’s most interesting experimental music back to Mica Levi, and so her DJ set at Off The Cut will be sure to present a pretty unique experience to those lucky enough to get into the intimate venue. Set that next to the party’s headline booking, jazz’s man in demand Kamasi Washington, and you’re sure to have a pretty spectacular night ahead. Young Turks have played a blinder.
Mister Saturday Night (Day party)
NY label Mister Saturday Night sends forth its resident DJs, offering up a big slice of the big apple party scene and their noisy take on Brooklyn house and raucous disco. Sure to be one of the most fun and friendly sets going on during the day, if we’re lucky maybe they’ll bring some of the dancers that made their Boiler Room parties so spectacular.
Glasgow to Detroit after party at Phonox
Most of the after parties look sterling, but not many offer a father-son back to back or the chance to see Motor City colossus Omar S. Jasper James and his pa, Harri (of Harri & Domenic) will go toe to toe with plenty of family favourites, whilst FXHE head Omar S flies the flag for Detroit amongst the Glasgow contingent. Sounds a lot like a party to me.
Catch these and many more at Brockwell Park on Saturday July 9th.
Words by Andrew Kemp
Photos courtesy of Melborne Deepcast