For the last 16 years, South West Four has been a highlight of the London festival calendar, calling on some of electronic music’s brightest stars to round the summer off properly. For this year’s festival, the crew have invited a range of close partners and artists pushing all styles of bass and urban dance music to take on hosting. In keeping with the party’s ethos and musical identity, we’ll be flying the FABRICLIVE flag by inviting a crew of heavyweight drum & bass hitters with whom we share a rich history.
Leading the proceedings are one of neurofunk’s most coveted forces, Noisia. The acclaimed Dutch trio land to showcase their trademark floor-driven sound, covering the darker end of tech step and its offshoot styles. Stepping up alongside them are two FABRICLIVE veterans, DJ Hype and DJ Hazard. The Playaz stalwarts have long shared close ties with us, and prepare to unite for another tear-out session at 170BPM. Black Sun Empire also rep the genre’s harder end, while Shogun Audio chief Friction plays a set marking his Connections LP.
We also host a series of back-to-back performances: longstanding associates Alix Perez and Spectrasoul go head-to-head, while AudioPorn talent Benny L links with one of the scene’s pioneers, Dillinja. Also set to link are established faces Total Science and Breakage, plus ascending producers Kyrist and Monty. Sammy Virji and Rough Tempo both land for solo sets, with a very special guest slot completing the bill. Having toured together extensively in recent years Serum, Voltage and Bladerunner team up, calling on help from Manchester’s Shadow Demon Coalition under a new joint alias: Kings of the Shadows.
Every artist is set to play on our FABRICLIVE stage’s premier Martin Audio MLA sound system across 11 hours, with a host of key names from the day joining us in Farringdon for the official after party.
Tickets for South West Four Festival are available now here.
Tickets for our South West Four after party are available here, with full line-up details dropping soon.
Bank Holiday Sunday 25th August (day) – South West Four x 20 years of FABRICLIVE, Clapham Common
DJ Hype & DJ Hazard
Black Sun Empire
Friction presents Connections
Alix Perez B2B Spectrasoul
Dillinja B2B Benny L
Total Science B2B Breakage
Kyrist B2B Monty
Very Special Guests: Kings of the Shadows
Bank Holiday Sunday 25th August (night) – FABRICLIVE: SW4 After Party, Pretty Weird Records & Rompa’s Reggae Shack
Full line-up TBA