PLAYED ON: Saturday 14 August 2010

The Playground ft. KAVINSKY

Kap Bambino
Is Tropical
Punx Soundcheck
Gash DJs
Untitled DJs

Gig info

KAVINSKY French-electro producer shows us why he is ranked among the world greats such as Justice, SebastiAn and Mr Oizo.

KAP BAMBINO Caroline Martial and Orion Bouvier are known for their excited and electric live shows; Caroline’s wild vocals and Orion’s electronic metal mixes have toured through-out Europe and Japan, playing along-side These New Puritans, Late Of The Pier and Patric Catani and are set to blaze the stage yet again for our delight and delectation.  “Their digital hardcore sound is compelling.. …a demented pulse of fight-or-flight energy that leaves us wanting to stomp on car bonnets all the way home.” NME

AUTOKRATZ This London-based Electronic duo which comprises of David Cox and Russell Crank work together to produce a distinctly unique sound which boasts infectious bass hooks and insanely catchy vocals that have led to support slots for The Prodigy, La Roux and Crystal Castles to name but a few. “The Kitsuné-approved duo deliver brutal bangers that would slip seamlessly into any Justice or Hervé DJ set.. …AutoKratz are coolly logical pop craftsmen.” NME

IS TROPICAL This London 3-piece have been described as sounding like The Strokes if they gave up hard-rock-Thin Lizzy and listened to ratatat/justice.  An Electronica sound concerned more with creating hooks and melody, but won’t shy away from throwing in a loop every now and then. From the moment you finish listening to their first song, you know you’ve found something that’ll stick with you.

TEENAGERS IN TOKYO Originating from Sydney, Australia, this talented five-some are currently based in London, UK. Their mix of dark pop had earned them a fearsome reputation, which led to collaboration with David Kosten (Bat For Lashes) on their Debut Album, and have performed sell-out shows with CSS, The Slits, Midnight Juggernauts and the Gossip amongst others. “It may well be a long walk home back to Sydney, but here’s hoping it’s one they don’t have to take any time soon.” Altsounds

RUBICKS Already establishing themselves as an act that stands out from the pack, with their New Wave-Electronica vibe that saw the London-based foursome performing alongside the likes of Gary Numan, White Rose Movement and John Foxx.  “Fantastic ability to synthesize the pop pout of Blondie, the chilled machine thrum of Goldfrapp and the rock sensibilities of the Pixies into one late night, last-dance swirl of cheap lipstick and perfume.” 9/10, NME

PUNX SOUNDCHECK The partnership of John Taylor and Arif Salih brings together the music that shaped them and the music that’s shaping their future, traversing disco and house, reggae and dubstep, electro and (old) rave, all the while sounding effortlessly and elegantly modern. Supporting in room 2 will be DPPLGNGRS, Andy Leary and John the Baptist spinning electro all night long.

GASH DJs With a residency at ‘Ibiza Rocks’ and Zane Lowe amongst their ever-growing fan-base, Gash Dj’s will surely see you hurtling towards the dance-floor with their “..chunky balls of guitar-driven mayhem..”

UNTITLED DJs These guys will be rocking the decks with the very best of Dubstep and Electro.

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