It’s getting to toe-tingling time, as Annie Mac’s Lost & Found Festival kicks off in just two weeks. Opening up on Thursday 13th April at St Paul’s Bay in Malta, the festival will welcome the likes of Jamie Jones, MK, Andy C, Giggs and loads more for four days and nights of music at the most stunning of locations. With plenty to keep you occupied during from dawn to dusk and dusk to dawn, here’s a few of the artists that we’ve got down as essential sets to squeeze into your itinerary.
Armand Van Helden
Nobody embodies that New York House swagger more than the legendary Armand Van Helden, so getting to see him DJ is a treat for even the most practiced clubber. An inspiration to many of today’s best house producers and DJs, Armand has tracks for days and is one of the best remixers in the game, so he’s never likely to fall short behind the decks.
Miss Annie Mac and you’ll be doing a disservice to the festival’s curator, as the BBC Radio 1 DJ will be using the festival as her first DJ performance in six months. You’ve presumably bought a ticket because of the vast array of talent set to perform, so doesn’t it make sense that the woman who brought it all together will know exactly what you want to hear? Expect a real mix of the very finest dance music.
The Black Madonna
What more can be said about The Black Madonna that hasn’t already been said before? A supremely talented selector with boundless energy, irresistable charisma and a record collection that bangs harder than an explosion in a firework factory, Marea Stamper is one of the best in the house, techno and disco game. Absolutely essential viewing.
Either a genius concoction or a recipe for disaster, bringing together Jackmaster, Eats Everything, Skream and Seth Troxler is sure to make for a pretty exciting party. Expect things to get chaotic as four of dance music’s maddest DJs go b2b and show off their famous all-in approach to partying. Big tunes are a given.
With grime’s rise to power comes a little UK garage resurgence, so maybe it’s no surprise that blast from the past acts like Heartless Crew are creeping back onto high-profile lineups. DJ Fonti and MCs Bushkin and Mighty Moe were stars of pirate radio back in the late 90s, adding UKG sounds to hip-hop, jungle, dancehall and R&B, eventually getting signed to a Sunday evening slot for BBC Radio 1Xtra. After holding down the slot for four years and releasing their compilation album Heartless Crew presents Crisp Biscuit Vol 1 in May 2002, the trio disbanded in 2011, but came tearing back last year and are planning on sticking around at least long enough to smash Hideout to pieces this summer.
Tickets for the Lost & Found 2017 are still on sale.
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