Nina Kraviz A guy called Gerald (Live) A very Special Guest Anthony Naples Citizen Youandewan Giles Smith James Priestley Mike Huckaby
Headlining for Easter all the way from Moscow is Nina Kraviz (Rekids), whose rise to prominence has been nothing short of astounding. She has become one the most in-demand artists in the world within the last 18 months, playing at Melt, Decibel and DEMF festivals as well as Fabric, Panorama Bar and The Warehouse Project, and it's mostly thanks to her much-loved debut LP on Rekids – the eponymous 'Nina Kraviz', and her biggest hit, 'Ghetto Kraviz'. She collaborated with Efdemin on his Naif imprint and released her first EP on Jus Ed's highly regarded Underground Quality. Her sound as a DJ is varied but the roots of Detroit techno and Chicago house are ingrained within her, and one can tell that DJing, not production was her first love. Her Voices party at Propoganda ran for many years and she invited the cream of underground stars to play. We are very much looking forward to her second appearance for us.
Second up we are extremely excited to welcome one the original acid house pioneers and innovators A Guy Called Gerald - Live. Gerald Simpson is very much to the UK scene what the likes of Juan Atkins is to the Detroit. Hailing from Manchester, his biggest hit the evergreen 'Voodoo Ray' is still cited as one of the tracks that ignited the scene and still sounds just as good to this day, not forgetting his initial involvement in 808 State writing the equally anthemic 'Pacific State'. However far from resting on his laurels Gerald restless desire to explore new territories has seen him produce solo material on K7, Zip's seminal Perlon and also has a killer new EP on the Italian label Bosconi just released. His live sets are simply stunning combining both laptops and hardware to great effect and we had to get him on board after seeing him live at Boiler Room late last year in Berlin.
Check out this dope new A Guy Called Gerald track out on the excellent Bosconi imprint:
Mike Huckaby is an enigmatic figure, considered a true DJs' DJ by house music lovers worldwide. His first releases on Harmonie Park in 1995 are bonafide classics and he continues to remix and produce records to the same high standard today – 'Bassline 89' was an anthem across underground dancefloors worldwide in 2012.
His DJ sets have their roots in house music, digging deep playing souful and atmospheric music. But he is also well accustomed to more muscular techno sounds; as demonstrated in his most recent commercially released mix, on the Tresor imprint. He makes his UK debut after playing for us in New York on our annual boat party and totally rocking the joint.
There are more announcements to come for the main room so keep your eyes peeled! Of course our very own Giles Smith and James Priestley will be joining the antics in room 1.
Room 2 will see a The Secret Agency takeover with a stunning line up that reflects the strength of the young artists onboard. Headlining this room will be the 22 year old bright hope Anthony Naples from NYC. 2012 was a fantastic year for him with his 'Mad Disrespect' EP on Mister Saturday Night being included in the top singles of the year by none less than RA (no.10) Juno Plus (no.3), Little White Earbuds and SPIN…He has had props from the likes of Four Tet and we think 2013 will be an even stronger year for him.
Also stepping up is Citizen. The equally young London based artist has made big noises with his releases on Kerri Chandlers Madtech imprint and Love Fever, busy touring schedule and Boiler Room appearance. Last up we have another young protogee Youandewan. Ewan hailing from Leeds has a unique, refined, classy sound that has already seen him remix artists such as Maya Jane Coles, Gerry Read and Dusky. He has forthcoming material on secretsundaze and Simple.