Top 10 must-see acts at Electric Castle Festival 2017!

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Electric Castle is a five day Festival in Romania, inside the walls of a 15th Century castle. Encouraging great music, great food and booze from prices as low as just $2. Summarising what you can imagine to be a great summer atmosphere.

Each year the Festival announces a handful of some of the best acts. This year the line up includes a of variety of music genres from some of the most must-see artists.

Starting on Wednesday 12th-16th July, the 24 hour music policy Festival is destined to give you a great experience.

Furthermore, here are the TOP 10 ACTS NOT TO MISS at this year’s Electric Castle Festival:

  1. Deadmau5: Deadmau5 will be headlining the festival, bringing to you a collaboration of urban house tracks that you just simply cannot miss.
  2. Slaves: Kent based duet, Slaves, are a charismatic act full of everlasting energy and are certain to give you that ‘feel good’ adrenaline rush for your upcoming weekend.
  3. Alt- J: Originally formed in Leeds, the indie trio have gone from strength to strength. Dabbling in indie rock and folk, the sweet Alt-J are definitely ones to see at this year’s Electric Castle Festival.
  4. Franz Ferdinand: Scottish four-piece Franz Ferdinand, are a indie pop group who in 2004 published their earworm track ‘Take Me Out.’
  5. House Of Pain: Hip Hop legends House of Pain, are back in the music scene and will be making an appearance  at Electric Castle this year.
  6. Duke Demont: Duke Demont, another house inspired DJ that you can’t miss at Electric Castle Festival this year. In 2013 he released ‘Need You 100%’ which reached over 150 thousand likes on YouTube. He has since released a number of house bangers.
  7. Eats Everything: Showcasing fun, psychedelic dance music, Eats Everything are at the forefront of transcendent beats and are definitely an act you want to see at Electric Castle this year.
  8. Zedd: Solo musician, Zedd, will be kicking off  day one at Electric Castle alongside Slaves, Moderat and many more. Playing his set at the main stage at 12:30am.
  9. DJ Sneak: In the words of DJ Sneak he is happy to present you with heavy “house music all night long!”
  10. Nero: Finishing off with Nero. Those in which are Famously known for their futuristic and unique music videos and are essentially the heart of dubstep. If you’re like myself and are a fan of electronic or drum and bass then Nero are 100% a must-see act for you this year at Electric Castle.

 

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Words by Laviea Thomas

 

[PREVIEW] JUDAS AND LITTLE GRIM @ UCA, EPSOM

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JUDAS are a four piece from London who have already nailed the stadium rock sound despite only having one EP under their belt. For evidence of this look no further than the surging guitars in the euphoric track Sister or the crashing percussion in the anthemic Call Me. They play UCA at the start of a string of UK dates which sees the band visit Camden’s Barfly before the end of the month and Liverpool and Sheffield in February. Hopefully their recently uploaded, poignant and heartfelt cover of David Bowie’s Let’s Dance makes an appearance too.

Support on the night comes from local boys Little Grim. The four piece formed in 2013 and have been making beautifully bruising and bass heavy songs ever since. It’s a sound that has been getting them noticed a lot recently and the band have featured on various music blogs and performed a live session for The Clubhouse as a result.

Catch both bands at UCA Epsom’s SU on 22nd January.

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Words by Shannon Cotton

[PREVIEW] SLAMBOREE AT THE FORUM

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The completely unique Slamboree are coming to London this Halloween. Combining electronic music with live instruments, visuals and theatrical performers, they create a truly one-of-a-kind live performance. Think Cirque du Soleil meets electronic rave whilst playing live instruments.

 

Since forming in early 2011, Slamboree have garnered a lot of attention, playing at festivals like Glastonbury, Beautiful Days and Boomtown Fair. Their Youtube channel has been viewed over half a million times and they were awarded best live act 2014 by Breakspoll awards. Their show is brought together by synths and electronic beats and adapted using live instruments, fronted with the vocals of Kathika Rabbit.

 

Chris Tofu, creator of Shangri-la Glastonbury said “after 25 years in the industry. I can just feel and tell that Slamboree are the heroes

 

Joining them on stage will be: Too Many T’s, Age of Glass, Captain Hotknives and Wolfie Razzmatazz, all offering different vibes to the already vibrant performances. With their overt visual performances – containing pyrotechnics! – there has never been a better time to see them, than on Halloween.

 

Tickets are on sale for £15 via the 02 Forum website.

 

Words by Jordan Emery