The picturesque backdrop of South London’s Clapham Common is where you will find South West Four, a festival which promises a tremendous lineup of artists from right across the dance music spectrum when it runs on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th August.
An area littered with the beauty of nature, Clapham Common provides an idyllic escape from the frenetic surroundings of the capital. The festival, which has always expertly compiled the right mix of acts, promises an energetic soundtrack for the Bank Holiday weekend featuring Bakermat, Marshmello, Sven Vath, Camo & Krooked as well as Nicky Romero to name but a few.
This year there will be platforms, promising colossal structures and tantalizing production, to showcase all kinds of uplifting sounds. If you want a deep and soulful offering from the likes of Andhim, Solomun and Paul Oakenfold or a sonically charged and progressive sound courtesy of Dimension, Don Diablo and My Nu Leng, SW4 has all bases covered.
Ones to watch: Pendulum
Regarded in electronic music circles as one of the most boundary-breaking acts of the past 20 years, Pendulum are bringing their live show to the capital after a six-year hiatus.
Comprised of six individuals, who were influenced by a wide array of styles from drum & bass to metal, the Australian act have continually sought to create a perfect bridge between electronic music and the similarly energetic and punchy sounds of rock. The chance to see these true innovators is one you would be foolish to pass up.
Ones to watch: Eric Prydz
Eric Prydz, who has a variety of monikers such as Cirez D, has long been regarded as one of the most gifted craftsmen when it comes to conjuring up dance music. The Swede has always been attracted to a variety of genres, including electro, house and techno which translates into one exquisite aural journey during his DJ sets.
Under another of his aliases, Pryda, which focuses more on the melodic sounds by concentrating on achieving the right blend between the hooks, harmonies and punchy basslines, Prydz has promised there will be a new album.
To see this man weave a sumptuous combination of sounds, as well as to hear him possibly road test material from the forthcoming album is too good an opportunity to turn down.
Photo courtesy of South West Four
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