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Over the course of a 16-year career, Nick Douwma aka Sub Focus has risen through the ranks
of underground jungle to become a global dance music superstar. First building a reputation
around air-punching, dancefloor-dismantling drum & bass, he now draws from all corners of
the electronic landscape - epitomising the ‘anything goes’ mantra of today's scene.
Reaching the pinnacle of the drum & bass world, Douwma would go on to become a mentor
for the scene’s new school of exciting talent - forging boundary-pushing collaborations with
the likes of Wilkinson and Dimension. Sub Focus and Dimension’s 2018 single ‘Desire’ has clocked up over 30 million global streams, signifying a new chapter in the story.
Moving into 2019, the release of double-single ‘Solar System’ and ‘Siren’ conveys an artist
who’s stayed true to his musical roots throughout his long career - a career that he doesn’t
look like curtailing anytime soon.
Steel Banglez (born 5 February 1987) is a British producer and solo artist who is signed to Warner Bros. Records. Best known for his production work with artists including MIST, MoStack, J Hus and Wiley, Steel Banglez achieved his first chart hit as a lead artist when his track ‘Bad’ reached the top 30 in February 2018.
He released ‘Money’ in March 2017, which featured several of his friends and collaborators such as MoStack, MIST, Haile and Abra Cadabra MoStack also appeared on the follow-up single ‘Bad’ alongside Yungen, Mr Eazi and Not3s. Released in November, ‘Bad’ climbed the Official Charts for several weeks before peaking at number 29 in February. In March, the track was certified Silver by the BPI in recognition of 200,000 sales.
Steel Banglez’s success has allowed him to help his family by funding his mother’s retirement and his sister’s university fees. He was given the nickname Steel Banglez by a Jamaican friend in reference to the karas (steel bracelets) that he wears as an initiated Sikh.
Originating from Southampton but now located in Brighton – Caity Baser combines honest, no-holds-barred lyrics with lilting, catchy melodies resulting in uplifting pop songs with a real bite. Her lyrics are filled with British slang, often aimed squarely at those who have wronged her in her past.
Caity’s fanbase erupted late last year – literally overnight. After singing some lyrics and a melody she’d written over a jazz guitar loop and posting it on TikTok, she woke up to be greeted by over 1.2 Million likes of the video with it going viral. Fast forward to today and Caity Baser has accumulated 4+ Million streams on DSP’s and sold out her first headline show in under 3 minutes.
Caity recently performed at Reading & Leeds Festival this summer which got noticed by NME who listed her as one of the Top 10 best new acts at the festival. She has been championed by Mollie King and Jack Saunders at Radio 1 and entered the UK Top 40 Charts with her newest single X&Y. Caity also just finished a sold out 5 date headline tour.
During this success Caity has signed to EMI records and has plans to release more music in the near future.
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Think youthful arrogance, raucous guitars, explosive drums and anthemic vocals soaked in enough saturation to get you sweating and begging for more. That’s Ratoon!
THE STRAY PURSUIT
The Stray Pursuit is a Swansea-based Alternative Rock band. Taking their musical influence from bands such as Stereophonics, Kasabian, and The Enemy. Their eclectic individual music taste makes each song distinctively their own.
The four-piece consists of the lead singer, Aaron Morgan; lead guitarist, Dylan Evans; bassist, Fred Wilkinson; drummer, Ben Lewis, and they had their first gig in November 2018. They went on to sell out the famous Swansea music venue Sin City in March 2019 with their debut single release show of “Out of This World”. Since then, they have featured on This Feelings ‘Big in 2020’ and have played gigs as far as The Dublin Castle, Camden.
Your aunts favourite drum and bass producer.
DJ, Producer, Dancer, Radio Presenter, YouTuber & Content Creator .. Kwamz Original (born on the 21st February 2000) is a British/Ghanaian DJ who never fails to get any crowd hyped and on their feet at any point! KO started his career at the age of 13 learning the ways of DJ'ing and Over the years from 2014 to now, Kwamz Original has grown to become an amazing Disc Jokey and established himself as one the most significant upcoming DJs with his own sound. And Supported many artists such as Burna Boy, Ghetto Boy, Jaij Hollands, Mista Silva, ManLikeStunna, R MVMT , Afro B , A-Star , CKay, Vianni, Dappy, Eugy, Deno & more!
Casso - Cassö is an emerging producer with a distinct vision and passion for pushing the boundaries of electronic music. With a captivating blend of drill, techno and trance, Cassö weaves together an immersive experience that has caught the attention of listeners across the UK.
Albeit a learning producer, Cassö creates tracks that are both mesmerizing and energetic. His compositions feature pulsating beats, ethereal melodies, and aggresive basslines that transport listeners to another realm. Cassö's quick rise was stimulated by the use of TikTok where many of his videos gained traction which ultimately translated across to streams. Offering a unique marketing approach, he has gained a number of fans that push him to keep hitting milestones and venture further into the EDM scene.
Venturing into the trance scene, he is blending both rap and drill into the genre providing a unique listening experience. Although he has been producing for less than a year, he aims to keep pushing and venture into live shows to further his musical career.
The anonymous trio GWCCI are exploding into 2023 with the ambition to raise the temperature of the Welsh music scene.
With their first singles ‘SGERBYDE’ and ‘CANNA’ making serious noise, we can expect to see much more from the mysterious rap group this year. You will hear a load of unreleased songs from a variety of different genres ranging from ‘Techno’, ‘Bassline’, ‘Trap’, ‘RNB’, ‘Drill’ through to ‘Drum & Bass’.
CLAYTON & FOSTERS
What can be said about the infamous Fosters-Clayton duo? They're a pair of selectas who know how to prescribe the vibe no matter the occasion. From the rhythmic beats of house and garage to high-energy drum and bass, they never fail to get everybody two stepping the night away. Back with a bang this year at SSB, they'll be taking charge of the decks and bringing the tunes u need for the perfect end to the semester.
IGGY B + JONNY D
Once upon a time, there were two DJs.. and that time was now!
IGGY B + JONNY D have arrived
Summerball, 5 till 6 on stage 2
Rumour has it they’ll be performing spoken word poetry
Those rumours are wrong
Good music, good vibes and games galore,
Maybe a pint if you’re lucky