Cut Chemist, Derrick Carter, Tom Findlay (Groove Armada), Zero 7 (DJ set), Ghetts and Footsie lead over 50 new electronic additions
We're delighted to announce another huge injection of electronic artists, with the likes of Cut Chemist, Derrick Carter, Tom Findlay (Groove Armada), Zero 7 (DJ set), DJ Woody, Ghetts, Footsie, Giant Swan, Joe90 (Futureboogie), The Reflex and over 40 of Sheffield’s finest featuring amongst the latest additions.
Leading the DJ talent on this latest announcement are Chicago house legend Derrick Carter, Groove Armada’s Tom Findlay, and the genre-bending Zero 7, all appearing at the University on Saturday night.
For something a bit more lyrical, Ghetts - one of the UK’s most highly-acclaimed rap artists - will perform at the o2 Academy on Saturday night, joining the already-announced garage, grime and drum & bass lineup with My Nu Leng & Dread MC, DJ Hype, Machinedrum & Ragga Twins and Big Narstie.
At Foundry on Sunday night, revellers will be treated to a masterclass in turntablism, from World Champion Scratch DJ Woody and Jurassic 5 co-founder Cut Chemist, who takes to the decks following the full group's Main Stage live set.
Other key sets across the festival come from Newham Generals’ grime favourite Footsie, known for releasing on Dizzee Rascal’s Dirtee Stank label as well as producing for Big Narstie; Joe90 of the Bristolian dance music collective Futureboogie; The Reflex, who breathes new life into soul and disco staples, with his boxfresh edits praised by Nile Rogers and Craig Charles, and industrial techno duo Giant Swan, whose improv approach makes for a singularly unique live show.
Known across the UK for its forward-thinking club scene, Sheffield is home to some serious DJ talent, with over 40 local artists newly added to Tramlines' 2016 bill. Joining the lineup at The Night Kitchen are Huddle, famed for their killer parties around Sheffield with the likes of Crazy P and Medlar, both of whom are also playing Tramlines. Joining them is Chip Butty Records’ DJ Cryptic, no stranger to the top of Juno Download charts and Roots, helmed by the much-loved club promoter Akid.
Another stand-out local act are the Hybrid Vigour collective. The electronic brainchild of local experimental band Blood Sport, they have curated the venue's lineup, and will DJ alongside featured artists including Giant Swan, Guttersnipe, Negative Midas Touch, Steve Davis (DJ) and Mica Levi (DJ).
31 May 2016