The guys at High Focus Records have set their sights on Bristol as they look to conquer the UK one city at a time, and have tied down the Lakota grounds as they take command with their All Day Block Party. Featuring a tidy selection from the plethora of talent to release on the imprint, the party will bring together some of the best music High Focus has to offer as well as live graffiti, merch stalls and a staple of summer music events - a flaming, mouthwatering barbecue feast. Taking place on the 27th August from 2 in the afternoon until 9 in the evening, the party will bid farewell to the last month of summer with an extra large Saturday serving.
Much like the London Summer Party recently held at Electric Ballroom, label head Fliptrix returns alongside another of his The Four Owls collective, the magnificent Leaf Dog. Dirty Dike, Ed Scissor and Ocean Wisdom are among the other big names who’ll pick up the baton in this UKHH relay, whilst former “World’s Youngest DJ” turned hip hop devotee Smellington Piff will hope that his time with mic in hand will justify his early retirement from techno. Molotov will again be showing off his considerable abilities as a beat maker, whilst DJ Sammy B-Side and DJ Frosty will exhibit the tracks that make them the label’s first-choice selectors. Datkid, Dablla, WMD Collective and the jazz mastercraftsman Illinformed make up the remaining names on a seriously impressive team sheet, each having contributed to the easily recognised sound that the label has developed in recent years.
Recent outings have shown that High Focus have a lot of Bristolian mates, so you’ll want to be on this one quickly if your tastes reside with UK hip hop.
Words by Andrew Kemp
Photos courtesy of Ashes57
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