First acts revealed! Thursday headliners and more to be announced!
Annie Mac is Radio 1’s Queen of dance music. On Friday nights from 7pm-10pm over 1 million listeners tune in to hear Annie kick-start the weekend with her dazzling selection of the best new dance music. Outside of her radio career, Mac is also one of the most in demand DJs right now, having graced the decks at some of the world’s best clubs and festivals including Space Ibiza and Manchester’s Warehouse Project. Her Annie Mac Presents (AMP) brand has gone from strength to strength, putting on some of the most exciting parties around, whilst also helping to transform artists like Disclosure and Rudimental into household names. Annie is somebody who’s infectious energy translates both on the airwaves and the dance floor, and we are beyond excited for her to bring the party to Leefest this year!
Moxie is many things: a Londoner born and bred, raised on raving and records; a seasoned DJ, playing big-room clubs and sweatbox basements worldwide; a charming radio host, as at home on national FM as regional stations and independent start-ups. It’s this balancing act between the underground and the mainstream that’s seen her become one of the UK’s hottest DJs. Refusing to be pigeonholed into one particular sound, Moxie’s sets navigate the entire dance music spectrum from vintage disco cuts to the harder sounds of break-beat and techno.
Moxie now holds down a bi-monthly radio show on London’s NTS whilst also recently launching On Loop, a nomadic Club Night and label. The night has travelled across the breath of the UK and even as far as Amsterdam and Lyon. We cant wait to welcome Moxie to The Neverland this Summer!
Oxide and Neutrino
Cutting their teeth on London’s pirate radio stations like Supreme FM and Delight FM, Oxide and Neutrio quickly made a name for themselves as some of the most prolific UK producers of UK Garage around. Now considered UKG royalty the duo still continue to bring the party to clubs and festivals all over the world, after almost 20 years in the game.
Makeness can be mapped to the vast, open hills of Scotland, and a desolate ridge of the same name where producer and songwriter Kyle Molleson arrived after a less-trodden path. His childhood was spent moving between Edinburgh, The Outer Hebrides and South West England, before an interest in music and technology in part led to a degree in Electronics at Leeds University. Here, playing bass in Glad Hand led to numerous trips north of the border to work on albums in the hillside studio he helped build.
Drawing on a passion for Afrobeat, New Wave, Folk Music and Detroit Techno – from a unique vantage point in the Scottish wilderness – Makeness’ debut EP contains four largely-instrumental songs, but all still vocal in their movement, openness and depth. Atmospheric and insular opener ‘Rogue’ introduces a debut EP themed around the idea “of having two realities, and not being able to distinguish which one is real life.” It’s a selection caught between places and states, with the rhythmic, increasingly-urgent ‘Laca’ and ‘Langa’ finished following a move to London, and starkly contrasting with the wide open spaces of Makeness’ roots.
Krywald and Farrer
Percolate residents Krywald & Farrer have been sparking the party fuse since their paths first crossed way back in 2012. An indispensable part of the nomadic boogie crew’s furniture, they’ve vibe shepherded across London, the UK and much of Europe – sharing the decks with a who’s-who of the house, techno and disco elite.
Just as adept working a simmering room up to boiling point as dishing out peak time rollers – their distinct take on warm organic house has proved a hit across the land. Afrobeat, disco and jazz flourishes inform both their sets, and burgeoning production output – which has seen two stellar releases on Rob da Bank’s Silver Bear Records, an infectious cut on Gottwood’s Gottwax, and a secret new edits project we aren’t supposed to mention…