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Five Must See Acts at The Lost City Weekender

Find out who we've tipped as the must see acts at the upcoming Lost City Weekender.

Mike Warburton

Date published: 15th May 2015

Photo: Him_self_her

Friday 26th - Sunday 28th of June sees a new festival land at Pontins, Southport. Dubbed the Lost City Weekender, the debutants on the festival circuit have hooked in a massive line up covering house, disco and UK garage across three days of unbridled hedonism (more on that here).

With a significant number of headline acts jostling for your attention, we've taken a closer look at the line up and revealed five acts that simply cannot be missed.


Having appeared on labels like Crosstown Rebels, OFF and Elite in the past couple of years, Claire Spooner and Leon Baggotts have been quietly establishing a name for themselves in the deep house and techno world.

Filling their bass heavy, floor focused sound with warmth and emotion, the fast rising duo have a unique command of their craft that shines through in their DJ sets. Listen to their (or Her) recent mix for DanceTrippin above to see what's in store.

The Mekanism

Parisian house specialist The Mekanism has been on our radar for some time now. His soulful, emotive sound seeps into your brain refuses to leave. Irresistibly dancy and melodic without being clichéd, The Mekanism always tears it up behind the decks. Listen to his latest record 'Touch' to see why we dig his sound so much.

Carnao Beats

Supported by everyone from Audio Rehab's Mark Radford (read our interview with him here) to house icon Roger Sanchez via G-House innovators Amine Edge & DANCE, Carnao Beats' sound lies somewhere in between deep tech and modern deep house, with nods to UK garage and classic house. Check out free download 'Paint Out The Sun' to get to grips with the Carnao Beats experience.

Sam Divine

Upfront, jacking house laced with positive vibrations has been Sam Divine's identifiable trope since becoming the poster girl for Defected's In The House parties in Ibiza and across Europe a number of years back. With her finger firmly on the pulse when it comes to modern house music, expect a set brimming with unreleased gems and classic bangers, as heard in her mix for us above.

DJ Luck & MC Neat

Lost City Weekender's UK garage line up is nothing short of impressive, with Artful Dodger, Oxide & Neutrino and Matt Jam Lamont amongst the highlights.

Out of those though, we've plumped for the formidable double team of Luck and Neat. Celebrating their 20th anniversary in a few weeks time, the duos symbiotic nature is a surefire hit at Lost City. Expect things to go off when they drop some of their classic sing-a-long, bass heavy anthems. 

Head here for Lost City Weekender tickets.

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