VIVA’s ‘ones to watch’ at South West Four festival this August bank holiday
| 18th August 2019
With the potential promise of a heatwave for the August bank holiday, VIVA Magazine will be heading down to London’s South West Four festival to chase those sun rays and appreciate only the finest talent within the electronic dance music scene at the moment.
If you’re heading down too, make sure to catch our five ‘ones to watch’ to be in for a summer scorcher of a weekend…
As arguably one of the biggest DJ’s on the entire planet, Martin Garrix is returning to London for his biggest show to date. With nine UK top 40 hits, Garrix truly shines when he steps behind the decks, with high energy and spectacular production that is second to none. Garrix is set to stun the thousands in attendance on Clapham Common under the night sky for his debut headline performance as he powers through his hits like ‘Animals’ and ‘Don’t Look Down’.
As a name synonymous with the UK rave scene, Shy FX is undoubtedly one of the pioneers of the jungle and DnB era. From his timeless classics such as ‘Shake Ur Body’ and his remix of ‘Gold Dust’ to his most recent release; ‘Roll The Dice’ with Lily Allen; Shy FX is back for another taste more of SW4.
Black Sun Empire
Celebrating 20 years of Black Sun Empire in 2019, the Drum and Bass trio are fresh off the back of their biggest ever headline show at the Village Underground and will be bringing their signature sound to one of their biggest ever London festival appearances. Celebrating their past, present and future, these guys show no signs of slowing down the tempo any time soon.
Redlight b2b DJ Zinc
Teaming up for an insane collaboration, Redlight and DJ Zinc will be gracing the greenery of SW4 and bringing their huge catalogues of Drum and Bass, House, Bass and Garage music along with them. Whilst Redlight has earned millions of streams across the globe from his super hits ‘Lost In Your Love’ and ‘Get Out My Head’, DJ Zinc is one of the UK’s top musical contributors and a major name in the world of British underground music. You’d be daft to miss out on this one!
Amassing millions on Spotify alone, Mabel draws revelers in from far and wide with a constantly growing catalogue of memorable pop hits. With infectious lyrics accompanying the bops like ‘Don’t Call Me Up’ and ‘Ring Ring’, Mabel is sure to provide the perfect soundtrack for the festival fields of Clapham Common.
Friction presents connections
As one of the most influential and hardest-working acts in the DnB scene, Shogun Audio boss-man Friction has been smashing dance floors and setting musical trends in the Drum and Bass world for quite some time. His BBC Radio 1 weekly show spent 6 years becoming one of the world’s most famous and respected DnB shows, and made Friction an essential player in the Drum and Bass circuit.