Ladies, fat boys and tennis players get ready ! Here come the incredible Naive New Beaters, best beat in town. Take an American wannabe singer, a 90's rock'n'roll fan and a French programmer. Leave them two years in a dirty flat, feed them with 80's nostalgia, audio devices, kinky language and you'll find out what it's all about. Careless with music traditions, the Naive New Beaters go from hot sand to burning snow, throwing a powerfull music filled with wild melodies.
Nathan Fake is 27 years of age (born in 1983), and yes, that is his real name. He hails from that most unlikely hotbed of new musical talent, the deepest, darkest farmer country of Norfolk, UK. Two years ago Nathan, headed for the bright lights and big city of Reading(!), and since then has never looked back. Nathan exploded onto the scene last year with the mighty ‘Outhouse’ on James Holden’s Border Community label, one of the most astounding debut singles in a long time which has surely now earned classic status, still receiving regular club and radio plays one year down the line.
Redial is an Australian electro act from Sydney. He is fast becoming one of Sydney's most sought after musicians with his productions and remixes being showered with a frightening amount of attention and distinction. In the space of a few weeks Redial has played alongside the likes of Danger and D.I.M. Not to mention having already found himself completely blowing the crowd away at Future, one of Sydney's biggest music festivals.
Formed in the early part of 2005, Van She is a band from Sydney. Unashamedly taking bits and bobs from 80’s post punk, funk and synth pop, 90’s grunge, french house, film scores, 70’s krautrock and the latest collection of innovative artists like Tom Vek and M83, Van She is that unique beast that one was beginning to believe no longer existed – a band that takes all these influences from days gone but makes them sound unique, modern, and…. fresh. A lazy pastiche this isn’t.
Congorock (real name Rocco Rampino) is a DJ and producer based in Lecce, Italy. He is part of the current fidget house trend alongside other Italian producers like The Bloody Beetroots, Crookers and Gigi Barocco. Congorock released his first EP, Runark, on February 2009, on Fools Gold Records.
We are Crystal Fighters.
We make fast dance music with Basque instruments, synthesizers and our voices.
We play new material at every show, come and see us live. From somewhere high above the old hills of our home,
The love will come to conquer. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * “there is nothing more alive or energetic than Crystal Fighters” Dazed & Confused "Single most exciting live show in dance music" Mixmag “Crystal Fighters stand out as one of the most interesting prospects by a mile– something genuinely new sounding” NME
The brainchild of Beni G (Mixologists) and Plus One (Scratch Perverts), Jack Beats represent part of the new wave of British house music. Wobbly basslines, big breakdowns and edgy accapella’s are cut, copied and pasted together to create a floor-filling brand of house. Citing influences as diverse as Timbaland, Rage Against the Machine, A Guy Called Gerald and SebastiAn, this British duo demanded our immediate attention after their gob-smacking take on Boy 8-Bit’s anthem Fogbank dropped earlier this year.
A London, UK production & remix team. Formed from the ashes of Simian in 2005 its members are James Ford and Jas Shaw. In addition to his work with Simian Mobile Disco, James Ford is a producer and has worked for bands such as the Arctic Monkeys, Peaches and Klaxons. Simian Mobile Disco was originally formed as a traveling DJ duet, playing on the side of their early four-piece band Simian. They ultimately released a number of low profile singles, such as "The Count" on Kitsuné Music, but arguably gained more fame for their remixes of artists such as Muse...
With sound histories in the musical realm, brothers Joshua (voice) and Ben (synths) manifest digital and analogue ideas; one part divine inspiration, one part machine translation. Together they create grand poetic electronica, with its own future echo. On stage drummer Robbie makes his own waves, and the trio is complete.
Andrew Rantzen is a Sydney-based lo-fi electronic recording artist and writer. Trained as a psychologist, he has been lecturer and tutor at the University of Sydney. He is most well-known as part of the duo Itch-E and Scratch-E along with Paul Mac (Boo Boo & Mace is another alias for the same duo). He has produced remixes for Severed Heads, INXS and The Wiggles, and has done soundtrack work for the film Sample People. He also records with the Pelican Daughters. In 2001 he released his first solo LP, Blue Hour.