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New additions for Echo
Echo Festival have announced the latest new names for their stunning line-up. The first new addition is Sully, described as the King of Swing amongst DJs and critics alike, this boy is something special.
Occupying an interesting place in the musical landscape for the last couple of years, Sully has been a consistent producer, with his first releases dating back to 2007. With an initial set of heavier dubstep tunes on small labels he then burst out in a big way with a sudden turn to garage with the mythical 'Phonebox' on Frifsjo Beats, rated as one of FACT's favourite dancefloor jams of the past few years. His debut album 'Carrier' was dropped on Keysound last September, whose blend of 2-step, garage and juke proved to be one of the strongest dance full-lengths of the year. An elusive figure who rarely even plays live, his performance is set to be one of the highlights of the festival.
Another wizard joining the line‐up is new talent Pedestrian. His intricate, crystallised
production and an instinct for DJ sets that can captivate any club has seen him
ranked in K Magazine’s ‘10 Bass Music Artists To Watch Out For In 2012’. With
Releases through groundbreaking labels Metalheadz and Brownswood, and now
with his 'Hei Poa' EP released through Push & Run Records, London‐based Pedestrian
has a passion for unique and meaningful sound with penetrating basslines,
crystallised synths, organic audio sampling and crackling melodic harmonies.
Echo Festival also welcomes Klic/Medlar. 2011 was a fantastic year for Ned Pegler. His original productions under both his Klic and Medlar monikers gained support from a diverse selection of tastemakers including Motor City Drum Ensemble, Jackmaster, Addison Groove a nd Space Dimension Controller ‐ as well as airplay through Radio 1 and Rinse FM. Medlar's 'Terrell' hit dancefloors hard when it dropped back in June with its Moodymann‐like atmospherics, immediately cementing his place as a producer within the record boxes of many of the major players in the deep house scene. His work under Klic continues to explore the territories between house, disco, garage, techno and upfront UK sounds with his stand‐out track 'Disco Music' reflecting his eclecticism.
With the line‐up growing to a close, things are looking special for this 3‐day party on the
crystal shore of the Adriatic. Keep your eyes peeled for an extra addition very soon!