South Yorkshire’s biggest dance music festival has continued to grow into one of the most vibrant parties within the region over the past few years. The event, which is celebrating its fifth anniversary as it gets set to take place in the ultra-edgy backdrop of a disused steel mill, is hosting some of the most exciting musical tastemakers across various genres. Whether you like trap, house or bassline there is a room that will promise to satisfy your musical appetite and ensure you are treated to a mesmeric Easter Sunday celebration.
Starting out life as someone who booked the biggest techno names to his own club night, including Solomun, Tale Of Us and Sven Vath, Patrick Topping has since developed into a prolific producer himself. The Newcastle-born artist has quickly established himself as one the leading names in the scene, always promising to explore every delightful nuance within the world of house and techno. Whenever you get the chance to see this man at work expect him to set any club into a state of wondrous hysteria.
Over the last few years a wave of American artists, including Jauz, have taken future bass and turned it into a sound which has garnered worldwide appeal. The genre which is born from trap, and centred on soul-shaking basslines has paved the way for Jauz’s evolution into one of bass music’s top stars. Championing an ultra-frenetic brand of music, which now traverses various genres, this 24-year-old will provide the most scintillating finale inside the main room.
Widely considered as one of the jump up pioneers, this Londoner never fails to invoke complete pandemonium whenever he takes to the decks. Whilst the sub-genre started out as a sound that wasn’t taken as seriously within the dnb scene it has recently enjoyed a surge in popularity. The one thing that has always been guaranteed with jump up and Guv in particular is how quickly energy levels inside a room sky-rocket. If dnb is the sound that makes your right foot feel heavy be sure to check out this man.
After enjoying a breakout 2017 Holy Goof has rightly emerged as one of the most exciting bass house music DJ and producers. The Coventry-based artist has been turning heads in the scene for a number of years but the last 12 months have seen him progress to another level, recently co-producing a track with one of UK bass music’s founding fathers, Zinc. His sound, which masterfully blends numerous styles, including bassline and grime, never fails to raise the roof and that will be no different when he lands in Rotherham.
If you are wondering why AJ Tracey is being talked about as one of the brightest grime acts in recent years you only have to look at his collaborations to date, including rap kings Rick Ross and ASAP Rocky. This 23-year-old has taken the genre by storm thanks to his supreme knowledge of UK street music whilst incorporating the finest rap influences from around the planet. Widely regarded as one of the most promising UK rhyming connoisseurs this is an artist you can’t afford to miss.
Springfest 2018 takes place at Magna in Rotherham on Sunday 1st April.
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