Glastonbury. What a special place! Is it the crowd, the layout, or maybe the low energy field in the area?! Whatever it is, it’s a hedonistic paradise, as people from all walks of life fly the flag for an old-fashioned British knees up at Worthy Farm. The LWE team were lucky enough to head to this year’s festival and checked out some of the artists playing at Acid Future this August, and all of the rest of course 😉
Here were a few highlights from some of those playing Tobacco Dock in August…
First up for us on Thursday night was J.E.S.U.S.; (Jackmaster, Skream, Eats Everything and Seth Troxler) playing at the Wow stage. Even if they were reaching in-toxicity levels that would put most people in hospital, the music went through a whole spectrum of enchanting sounds; with the four bouncing off each other as one. Seemlessly moving and constantly evolving that although seeming adhoc, there was a clear direction and purpose in what was a breathtaking performance; which aimed to deliver a ‘tunes to hear before you die’ . For electronic music fans this was the pull of the first night, and after that they were treated to Patrick Topping on the same stage.
It would have been rude not to check into The Beat Hotel, and catch Seth’s Friday afternoon DJ set, where before and after he was serving up some delicious treats from Smokey Tails next door. Playing a laid back, funky disco set the setting of The Beat Hotel created a real summery atmosphere, with delicious cocktails to give it that added Zest. Stay tuned for a little clip of the action coming soon.
Seth told us the story behind the secret sauce “My grandfather, a Native American man from Kalamazoo [Michigan], made the sauce first for me when I was eight years old. And then when I was 20, he got cancer, and he took me aside and taught me the family sauce. It’s my responsibility to keep him alive through making it.”
On top of that we caught Skream who was playing on the fire breathing spider – Arcadia! What a treat that was. Moving through a myriad of sounds, Skream who is no stranger to bass; played a bottom heavy set that really suited the vibe of the stage.
We also stumbled across The Craig Richard’s Boat Party on Sunday, where Felix Dickinson was also playing. From what we heard we’re in for a real treat this August.
Jack was a busy boy with plenty of sets across the weekend. One of the highlights was his back to back set with Leon Vynehall at The Beat Hotel and of course J.E.S.U.S on Thursday night. He also linked up with Annie Mac to mix love for Radio 1, you can listen here.
Seth Troxler’s Acid Future
Saturday 8th August 2015
12pm – 10.30pm
Tobacco Dock, London
Seth Troxler b2b The Martinez Brothers (Tuskegee)
Paranoid London (Live)
William Kouam Djoko
Filsonik + Jesse Calosso
General tickets on sale
VIP tickets include:
– Fast track entry
– VIP rooms with comfy sofas and bean bags
– VIP cash bar with cocktails, champagne & premium spirits
– VIP lockers / cloakroom
– VIP toilets with no queues