This weekend sees the arrival of the much-anticipated Eastern Electrics Festival. On show will be some of the hottest talent in electronic music today, with a fair few stars of tomorrow thrown in too. What better opportunity to have a little look at them?
The Black Atlantic Stage looks exciting, with Joy O and Julio Bashmore pulling in the crowds – but attention should be drawn to Irish duo Bicep, who’ve been causing a storm throughout 2012. They first started playing out the track below six months ago, but now it’s getting a proper release in September and appeared online this week. We hope you agree, there’s not a lot wrong with it. We hope to be hearing a lot more of those piano keys this summer, starting tomorrow.
Although Main Stage headliners Azari & III will be their usual bundle of excitement, we’re also interested in the duo that is Dusky. If you’ve not got the ‘Flo Jam EP‘, it is definitely worth a listen. Deep house and great percussion abound, and the infectious cut below will be ringing through your ears for days to come.
Other popular choices will most certainly be the fun(ky) Tensnake and cult heroes Crazy P and Boddika (whose work with Pearson Sound and Joy O is in full flow). Yet top of our wish list is Huxley. Brought to you by 2020 Vision, he’s penned two of our favourite tracks of the year. One previously blogged, one below. With such an eclectic range of brilliant DJs on show tomorrow, Eastern Electrics is set to be a highlight of the summer festival season (unless it rains all day and/or gets cancelled at the eleventh hour, leaving tens of thousands of people stuck in North Greenwich).