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Down the Rabbit Hole

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Pangaea Festival returns this September! Join more than 6,000 fellow students Down the Rabbit Hole, as we unlock a world of fantasy, puzzle and splendid mystery. Let the music guide you through this magical night, with live performances, house, techno, disco, grime and much more providing the backdrop to a night of adventure and discovery with Alice and her usual friends. Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality, so lose yourself in over 15 rooms bursting with delight till the early hours of the morning; just make sure you don’t bang your head on the ceiling. Prepare yourself for the descent into the parallel universe of Pangaea, dress for the occasion and you’ll never want to leave this wonderland.

Lineup


Anteros | Blue Hour | Cinnaman | Dark Sky | Dub Conductor | Ella Eyre | Eliza and the Bear | Fuse ODG | KLOE | Late Nite Tuff Guy | Mosca | RSD | Serial Killaz | Sigha | S.P.Y + SP:MC | Swing Ting | The Reflex | V.I.V.E.K. & Dego Ranking

  • Ella-Eyre

    Ella Eyre

    Fuse-ODG-1000-x-1000-pixels

    Fuse ODG

    S.P.Y

    S.P.Y

  • SPMC-Dubai-2014

    SP:MC

    Anteros

    Anteros

    Blue-Hour

    Blue Hour

  • Cinnaman

    Cinnaman

    Dark-Sky

    Dark Sky

    eatb

    Eliza and the Bear

  • Dego-Ranking

    Dego Ranking

    Dub-Conductor

    Dub Conductor

    KLOE

    KLOE

  • LNTG

    Late Nite Tuff Guy

    Mosca

    Mosca

    RSD

    RSD

  • Serial-Killaz

    Serial Killaz

    Sigha

    Sigha

    Swing-Ting

    Swing Ting

  • The-Reflex

    The Reflex

    VIVEK

    V.I.V.E.K.

Ella-Eyre
Ella Eyre
I've always wanted to hit people in the face with my music, rather than tickle them,' Ella Eyre says. Fierce and fearless at just 22, with a number 1 feature on Rudimental's 'Waiting All Night' to her name, her new breed of soul is here. With an ear for the past and a foot in the future, led by a voice exploding with power and passion, brawling and bawling, Ella's songs speak to us while we dance. Already tipped as the artist to watch by media across the board including the runner up in the BBC Sound of 2014, MTV, Vevo, 1Xtra as well as the being in the top 3 of the BRITS Critics Choice, the voice of 2014 is sure to have a spectacular year. Born an April Fools baby to a Rastafari father and a knitwear designer mother, music was always the driving force in this Londoner's life. You might even say she was a born performer ' or, at least, 'I was always a show-off,' she laughs. Named after the First Lady of Song, Ella Fitzgerald, she's drawn to powerful women and soulful men with something to say, like the music she grew up around, Lauryn Hill and Gil Scott Heron. 'I've always been into punchy, loud songs ' passionate, with a message. And I've always been really lyrical ' I love the idea that someone has felt the same as me. I love honesty, brutality and rawness.
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Fuse ODG
Born Richard Abiona in south London on 2 December 1987, Fuse ODG is urban music's most thrilling new talent in years, and the brightest star of the Afrobeats sound taking over the clubs, the airwaves – and the charts. Aged 26, Fuse moved to Ghana, returning to London for secondary school, and doing so with a west African accent. “Secondary school wasn't the easiest,” he reflects with a smile – “being African back in the day wasn't as cool as it is now.” He managed to connect with his peers in London – just like he has with fans around the world – through his music: making hip-hop in his bedroom with his class-mates. It helped that even then, Fuse had a unique array of influences to draw on: for one thing, he was the only one in his teenage crew 2 Gully who was rapping with an African twang. With his parents playing traditional Ghanaian highlife in the house, the likes of So Solid Crew on the local airwaves, and an obsession with American hip-hop, these are the roots of his melting-pot sound now known as Afrobeats. “I was trying to find myself in this country,” he says. “These sounds were the moulding of me.” Aged 16, with the rest of 2 Gully Fuse entered an open mic competition at Croydon Fairfield Halls, and immediately knew he wanted to be a performer: “I was just buzzing off that performance, and started to feel more free to express myself, and my identity – finding a balance between my African origins and my London experience.” Fuse ODG's career moved into a different gear after a trip to Ghana in 2011 – it was there that Reggie Rockstone, the legendary 'Grandpapa of Hiplife' took Fuse under his wing. Listening to more and more cutting-edge African pop, rap and dance music, he met with leading Ghanaian producer Killbeatz to create the international hit Azonto: “I was looking for that western-meets-Africa sound, and in the end all I had to be was myself. I kept seeing the ‘azonto’ dance everywhere I went in Ghana, but no-one was talking about it, so it seemed the perfect thing to make a song about, and show to the world.” After its viral release in 2011, with a guest spot from Ghana’s leading female rapper, Itz Tiffany, Azontobecame a YouTube dance sensation – securing over 12 million views. It’s also an anthem that has spread the Ghanaian dance craze around the world, and led to invites for Fuse to perform to tens of thousands of fans across Europe and Africa. The viral dance video for Fuse’s second big single, Antenna, accumulated almost 2 million views on YouTube in late 2012, and the next person to succumb to its addictive qualities was hip-hop legend Wyclef Jean. Performing alongside Fuse at a show in Ivory Coast, Wyclef became obsessed with the song, and jumped on the remix to stunning effect. This collaboration catapulted Fuse to another dimension: Antenna ft Wyclef Jean spent 13 weeks in the UK Top 40, peaking at 7, while the video has over 7 million YouTube views. It's also the highest selling urban record of the year [check]. Azonto and Antenna both went to number 1 in the iTunes World Chart as independently-released singles – and have been playlisted across the board on BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra, Capital and Kiss. His message and music fizzes with the most irresistible kind of fun, but Fuse is also serious about using his music to change lives. “That's where TINA comes in,” he explains, regarding the movement, hashtag, and clothing line he has created: TINA stands for This Is New Africa. “It's something that encapsulates what Africa is now. The stuff I saw on TV about Africa when I was growing up was so negative… but these kids have grown up now, and they're showing the successful and positive side of Africa – it's about being proud of where you're from.” He's also spoken at Stamford University about TINA, and when he was 19 started a youth group called 'Escape', working with young people to help them explore their own artistic dreams. With his third single ‘Million Pound Girl’ debuting at no.5 in the UK charts, and a debut album in the works for 2014, featuring more collaborations with the likes of Wyclef and Sean Paul amongst others, and a host of new hits, Fuse ODG is the one to watch right now.
S.P.Y
S.P.Y
Moving to London from São Paulo in 2003, S.P.Y was quick to establish himself within the UK drum+bass scene. A er six months of working with only basic equipment, S.P.Y’s natural talent for production saw his rst ever release signed to Metalheadz in 2005, with a release on Hospital’s Medschool imprint soon following in 2006. S.P.Y began collabora ng with ar sts such as Marcus Intalex, Total Science, Kasra and DJ Marky. In 2009 S.P.Y released his rst solo EP on Marcus Intalex’s label Soul:R and had releases on many other labels including Digital Soundboy and Innerground.
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SP:MC
Making the breakthrough into the world of the drum & bass MC is no small task, yet SP:MC has managed to establish himself as one of the busiest & most innovative on the circuit. Host of choice for the likes of Friction, dBridge and many more, his distinctive yet versatile style has also made him a favourite with top dubstep DJs such as Youngsta, V.I.V.E.K, Skream and Benga. This mutli skilled individual has also proved to be a talented producer in his own right with releases on Tempa, Shogun and Exit (as Code 3, with Jubei & Dakuan). Winner of the ‘Best MC’ category at the DnB Arena Awards in 2011, SP:MC is without doubt at the top of his chosen profession. SP:MC’s first break came after MC GQ heard one of his early mixtapes with DJ Jubei and made them residents at his own monthly Emcee Sessions event at Dingwalls in Camden. Following that and as the MC of choice for Friction and dBridge he established close ties with Shogun Audio and Exit Records/Autonomic respectively. Throughout his career he has also represented for labels as diverse as Renegade Hardware, Commercial Suicide, Hospital, Prototype, Bassbin, Good Looking, Metalheadz, Valve, Quarantine, Digital Soundboy, Symmetry, Soul:R, Innerground, DNAudio, Tempa, System & 3024. Versatility & quality control are a guarantee when SP’s in the building. He cites MC GQ, Dynamite & Conrad as early influences. After multiple nominations at awards ceremonies throughout the early years of his career, including the Knowledge awards as well as BBC 1xtra and DNB Arena awards, SP:MC finally won the well deserved ‘best MC’ award at the DNB Arena awards in 2011. If a diary bulging with gigs wasn’t enough, SP:MC began to produce tracks in 2005. Collaborations with Breakage set the standard, and after releasing his monstrous Dubstep track ‘Trust Nobody’, on the infamous Tempa imprint to widespread acclaim in 2008, 2009 brought forth ‘Code 3’ - a Drum and Bass trio consisting of long time friends SP, Jubei & Dakuan, and their debut 12” for Friction’s Shogun Ltd. Since 2009 SP:MC released 3 more highly rated and supported Dubstep 12”s on Tempa Recordings, 2 of these in collaboration with longtime friend and fellow MC LX:One, as well as a collaboration with Youngsta for Kryptic Minds ‘Osiris’ imprint. Code 3 have had further releases for dBridge’s ‘Exit Records’ and Kasra’s ‘Critical Recordings’. SP:MC also provided guest vocals for a landmark tune on Icicle’s debut album for Shogun Audio. ‘Dreadnaught’ proved immensely popular and once again cemented SP:MC’s unique style. 2013 saw his most substantial release to date, the ‘Declassified’ EP for Tempa which also featured another collaboration with Youngsta. To add to a great year for SP:MC, he also started offering DJ sets for selected events. Fast forward to present day and his diary is as packed as ever with as he continues to be the host of choice for a multitude of bass music’s leading labels, as well as continuing the produce tracks, including ‘We Run This’, for Digital Soundboy in 2015. Also launching the ‘Zones’ project with long time sparring partner and friend Jubei, this will shed new light on the DJ/MC combination with selected sets of theirs being recorded and made available via the custom ‘Zones’ website. Innovative Drum and Bass & Dubstep MC, Producer & DJ, SP:MC is consistently leading the charge in each of his chosen musical expressions.
Anteros
Anteros
Anteros are a four-piece band from London, via Barcelona, where singer and lyricist Laura Hayden grew up with her Spanish father and English mother. She’s now in the English capital fronting a band making smart, sharp guitar pop. They call it “bitter dream pop”; same difference. It will please fans of 1978 new wave (you can tell Hayden’s mum fed her a constant diet of Pretenders and Blondie, although she also loves Stevie Nicks and Gwen Stefani) and 1995 Britpop (bassist and producer Joshua Rumble’s tipple of choice is Blur with a side order of Oasis). Hayden tells us that she wants “to make people dance and have a good time”, but there have been stranger responses to Anteros’s music: at their first gig, at Camden’s Monarch in 2015, a homeless man grabbed the mic from the singer and started telling “the rudest obscene joke, primarily about the Queen and parts of her anatomy”. More usually, they get people humming along and tapping their feet: these songs would slot quite comfortably on a 70s-90s radio station’s playlist next to What Do I Do Now and Kid, Connection and Rhiannon.
Blue-Hour
Blue Hour
Under the guise Blue Hour, British producer/DJ Luke Standing has carved his unique imprint and distinctive sound not only onto the UK Techno scene but the global Dance community as a whole. A series of notably designed 12"s delve forward and strike classically with a fresh, exciting fusion of functionality and traditionalism of dancefloor focused Techno, intimately driven by the spirit and energy of the 90s, Millsian futurism and timeless Electronica. This depth of appreciation, love and understanding is also evident in his approach as a DJ, where Blue Hour's profound inclination to the discovery of esoteric records and devotion to creating a musical story spanning past, present and future creates an inspiring performance at venues worldwide, blurring the lines between geography and scene, light and dark, extroverted in its dancefloor pragmatism and at once truly introspective.
Cinnaman
Cinnaman
The Amsterdam based Yuri Boselie, alias Cinnaman, is rightfully known as one of the leading Dutch DJs of the moment. At an early age he stepped up behind the decks and his years of experience clearly come to the fore in his eclectic DJ sets. Cinnaman plays a wide range of styles and is never afraid to mix the known with the unknown. From Chicago house to hip- hop, from UK bass to garage: Cinnaman never hesitates to take risks in his sets and always draws for remarkable combinations and transitions. His sets are not the only way he introduces his listeners to new sounds: he was head of Viral Radio and together with Jay Scarlett he curated the Beat Dimensions compilations. At the moment he’s hosting his own bi-weekly show on Red Light Radio and co-organizes the Colors event in Amsterdam. The latter is known as one of the most innovative electronic music nights in The Netherlands, where new international producers and old favourites are always included on the bill. Cinnaman is an all-rounder: not only is he a DJ and a curator, he is also a producer. He collaborated with Presk on a release for the Audio Culture label (“Sweat”, which includes remixes by Doc Daneeka and Jon Convex) and worked together with Tom Trago on a release for Rush Hour (“Rise Up”). Cinnaman is one to keep an eye on.
Dark-Sky
Dark Sky
Matt Benyayer and Thomas Edwards together make up the London based production duo Dark Sky. Having met at secondary school, Dark Sky formed in 2009 out of a mutual love for the ever evolving London electronic music scene, a love that the duo have always reflected through not only their DJ sets but also their productions.
 
Fast forward a few years and the London based duo have repeatedly toured the globe, remixed the likes of The xx and Maya Jane Coles via Bombay Bicycle Club and Kelis and have released music with Mister Saturday Night, 50WEAPONS, Black Acre, Tectonic, Pictures Music and Monkeytown records
 
August 2014 saw the release of Dark Sky’s long awaited debut album on the aforementioned Monkeytown Records. Founded by Modeselektor, the globe trotting duo have been long term Dark Sky supporters, and subsequently their label proved the perfect home for Dark Sky’s percussion driven, soul laced debut album ‘imagin.’
 
‘imagin’ in turn lead to the development of their hardware heavy live show and over the past twelve months Dark Sky have performed live throughout Europe with notable appearances at Glastonbury, The Warehouse Project, Sub Club, Melt, DGTL, Robot Festival and countless others. The show has wowed audiences with live re-works of their album tracks and back catalogue, truly showcasing not only the depth and quality of their recording career so far but also their talent to perform live as well being highly competent DJs.
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Eliza and the Bear
London-based quintet Eliza and the Bear formed in 2011 when songwriters James Kellegher (lead vocals, guitar) and Callie Noakes (vocals, guitar) began writing music together after the collapse of their respective bands. Soon after, they added friends Martin Dukelow (guitar), Chris Brand (bass), and Paul Kevin Jackson (drums) into the fold to complete the lineup, and they began to play live shows around London. Their name raised a few eyebrows among fans when no "Eliza" was to be found in the band's lineup, but they later confirmed the name was in fact taken from a collection of poems by Eleanor Rees that had inspired them. Their upbeat, indie folk music pulled together the romping folk-pop of Mumford & Sons and the Lumineers, while the layered instrumentation took inspiration from the likes of Arcade Fire and Broken Social Scene. They released their song "Brother's Boat" digitally before their first single, "Upon the North," appeared in 2013. Later that year they were invited to open for Paramore on their U.K. tour, where they played a sold-out Wembley Arena. At the beginning of 2014 the outfit was tipped for success by many corners of the U.K. music press and released the single "It Gets Cold" on Capitol Records. The label released Eliza and the Bear's first EP, Light It Up, that summer, and the band's eponymous full-length debut arrived in April 2016. ~ Scott Kerr, Rovi
Dego-Ranking
Dego Ranking
Dub-Conductor
Dub Conductor
Dub Conductor is a unique blend of electronic Dubwise with it's roots firmly set in reggae music. Their collaborations with the likes of Horace Andy and the legendary Cornell Campbell have brought the classic style form the past into the prominence of the modern day Dub scene. The sound system was hand built in 2007 and has been mashing up the dance ever since.
KLOE
KLOE
LNTG
Late Nite Tuff Guy
Late Nite Tuff Guy is one of our favourite producers and DJs on the planet right now. The Tuff Edits series have shown us how his loving hand can take seemingly untouchable tracks and draw something extra out from the source material, giving them an additional dance floor kick and an aural twist that has become the LNTG hallmark. Whether it be a major artist such as Prince or the Bee Gees or something with a more Balearic heritage the results are equally irresistible. We have been following Late Nite Tuff Guy's progress over the past couple of years and seen the reaction to his Soundcloud and consistent DJ support growing ever more solid and diverse. The modern production method he applies to vintage tracks, carries them into this century whilst grabbing the attention of a new generation of DJs and dance floors in the process. LNTG has some very influential support, Greg Wilson has been regularly playing a handful of LNTG track's in any given set and his ongoing support is testament to the quality of his work.
Mosca
Mosca
We've all read enough artist biographies by now. This is just a little intro to the music I make, the trax I run, and a bit about me. Long story short, I mostly make and play underground house and techno. I came up on the standard diet of hiphop, jungle, rock and indie, as well as lots of dub reggae, dancehall and world music, so I've got as many influences as anyone else I guess. But it took me a while to figure out what it was about music I love, and really it's just a certain vibe... The shit that grabs me most has always been dark but still sexy, it's deep and emotional but with energy, it's dissonant and experimental and raw but still made for the club, and above all it's got endless groove, it rolls... the direction is always >>> So that's what I aim for when I'm making tunes or digging for them. I'm a producer first - as in I started producing before I started to DJ - but to be honest I can't really say one or the other is more important to me. I love other people's music too much to ever just play my own trax. But I also love producing, struggling to make that mythical perfect tune, you know? I know it'll probably never happen but that's some kinda guiding light for me. I know I don't put out enough tunes, sorry about that... I'm working on it though. Even after all these years of producing I still feel like the new kid though, I'm still learning about music, and to be honest I hope that never changes. One other thing to mention - I have a two hour show on BBC Radio 1 where I get in the mix and also bring in some friends and heroes in for guest mixes. This is probably the best way to understand what I've been talking about here... But anyway I could bang on about music all day so best to stop here. Thanks for reading.
RSD
RSD
RSD, perhaps better known as Bristol bass music stalwart Rob Smith and one half of the respected production duo Smith and Mighty, has been pushing bass heavy rhythms for more than two decades. Forming the, now legendary, production duo Smith and Mighty with collaborator Ray Mighty in 1987, the pair’s early releases on the Three Stripe label were influential in laying the groundwork for both the trip hop and jungle scenes for which Bristol would become renowned. As well as their own releases, they take production credit for Massive Attacks first release ’Any Love’ and Fresh Fours top ten hit ’Wishing on a star’. From there it went to a world-wide respected musical career as Smith & Mighty – with world-tours and releases on K7 – including the now legendary DJ Kicks Mix series. Rob remains firmly at the forefront of Bristol’s endlessly inventive music scene, with a staggering discography and a range of projects encompassing dub, drum and bass, 2-step and dubstep, Rob Smith has his finger squarely on the bass-pulse. Under the moniker RSD, Rob Smith produces fresh, innovative bass music that simultaneously pays dues to his deep soundsystem roots while pushing things ever forward. He comfortably adapts to the rolling, sub- heavy rhythms of dubstep. With releases on respected labels including Punch Drunk, Earwax, Tectonic, Black Box and Moonshine, RSD’s sound is typified by impossibly heavy soundsystem-testing sub-lines and junglist dub breaks. On the DJ front, RSD is constantly touring the world, he stopped in Switzerland, Holland, Sweden, Slovenia – toured through Asia (China, Japan, Thailand, Philippines and Vietnam) and of course performed all over the UK – the summer months are filled with festival, outdoor and club gigs in Finland, Ukraine, France, Slovakia, Poland, UK’s Glastonbury festival and as resident DJ at Croatia´s Outlook Festival, and as a glorious end to a very busy 2011, RSD performed on New Year´s Eve at the massive Electronic Ballroom event in Tokyo alongside Francois K, Goth-Trad and DJ Kentaro from Ninja Tune Japan plus many others. in 2012, Rob was reunited with Ray Mighty for a massive Tokyo date with Mad Professor.
Serial-Killaz
Serial Killaz
Sigha
Sigha
Swing-Ting
Swing Ting
A Manchester-based crew including; four DJs, three producers and an MC, united by a love of soundsystem and street sounds. Swing Ting began as a specialist radio show hosted by Samrai & Platt before becoming a party in December 2008. Since then the dances have moved to arguably the UK’s finest club venue, Soup Kitchen, where they take place every 3rd Saturday of the month. During 2012, residents MC Fox, Murlo and Joey B joined the fold. Winter 2014 sees the inception Swing Ting label seeking to provide a platform to release fresh music from the family as well as from friends, peers and like-minded producers…
The-Reflex
The Reflex
"Originating from France but now a London resident, The Reflex is an exceptional Producer and DJ who specialises in edits and remixes from original master tapes. By using imaginative arrangements and intricate editing, The Reflex breathes new life into soul and disco classics, extracting killer grooves into ultra-tight edits for the next clubbing generation. No newcomer to the music scene, The Reflex has spent the last twenty years DJing, record digging and producing resulting in head-turning reworks that have caught the attention of many of the world’s finest DJs including; Dimitri From Paris, Greg Wilson, Disclosure, Horse Meat Disco, Gilles Peterson, Danny Krivit, Mousse T, Soul Clap, Jacques Renault, Late Nite Tuff Guy, Joey Negro and Bottin along with many others. The Reflex Revisions radio series has become an almost weekly staple on BBC6 Music’s top show; The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show as well as regular airplays from Gilles Peterson, Rob Luis, Dom Servini, X-Press 2 and countless others across the globe."
VIVEK
V.I.V.E.K.
There are few artists in the dubstep sound who can truly be credited with driving the genre forward – while paying homage to the rich heritage of music built on 140bpm. Vivek Sharda, you’ll likely know him under the V.I.V.E.K alias, is one such artist. He comfortably stands within this small group of dubstep tastemakers and influencers. Much like the sound he is known for, V.I.V.E.K has a rich and varied background – gained from combining his own Indian roots with early experience gained while producing both DnB and dub at the turn of the millennium. Announcing himself in 2007 ; the producer has subsequently built and released anthem after anthem on some of the most respected imprints in the dubstep genre – DEEP MEDi, TECTONIC, the seminal reggae imprint GREENSLEEVES and most recently via SYSTEM MUSIC, his own imprint. Each release, whatever the label, catalogues V.I.V.E.K’s ability to combine his musical influences to form sounds characterised by sharp midranges, light snares, dubbed out space and heavy low-end rumbles. Not to mention some truly beautiful melodic presence. In addition to his music, the London-based producer is also a well respected for promoting his love of soundsystem culture with a custom-built sound system and a clear effort to champion both pure sound and extraordinary bass weight. In a time where 100% dubstep line ups are disappearing, both in and outside of the UK, and the term ‘dubstep’ is still associated with the commercial noise, SYSTEM has stepped up to become the event for fans of soundsystem culture and the original dubstep sound. Today, the SYSTEM events and SYSTEM MUSIC are two of the most instantly recognizable brands in bass music. These are just two powerful examples – and there are many more – of just how much of an impact V.I.V.E.K has made on 140bpm music since his debut release. He’s a truly inspirational dubstep figurehead who’s done more in seven short years than some producers manage in their entire careers.

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