Joining the three previously announced acts at Matterley Bowl from Thursday 15th – Sunday 18th July will be techno legend Jeff Mills, DFA’s Holy Ghost!, Seth Troxler, Fuck Buttons, Green Velvet, Plastician, Magnetic Man, Autechre, Boy Better Know and loads more!
The legendary Detroit techno DJ Jeff Mills played a major part in laying the foundations for respected music collective Underground Resistance. Under the pseudonym "The Wizard", Mills was famed for his beat juggling and scratching over new wave, Detroit techno, Miami bass and Chicago house on Detroit radio station WJLB in the 1980s. Mills often produces bespoke tracks for his DJ sets and is known for his technical prowess with three decks, playing up to 70 tracks in one hour through series of rapid edits.
Joining Jeff Mills will be unconventional house hero Green Velvet who makes his Glade debut. The casual clubber will know him as the neon-haired techno-punk who warned us of the dangers of out of control teenage parties (‘Flash’), taking too many pills (‘La La Land’) and choosing a bad day to check your voicemail (‘Answer Machine’), but his contribution to dance music goes much deeper than a few comically off-kilter rants. As Cajmere, he re-wrote the house music rulebook with ‘Brighter Days’ and ‘U Got Me Up’, whilst his labels Cajual and Relief were arguably the most prominent and prolific outposts for new wave Chicago beats throughout the 1990s.
Magnetic Man is a joint collaboration between dubstep DJ and producers Benga, Skream and Artwork. Their sets consist of a mix of original tracks produced together and live remixes of Benga and Skream's tracks, accompanied by synchronized projected visuals by Novak Collective. On that vibe, Skream and Benga will also be doing a special back to back DJ set so expect tons of wicked dubstep tunes.
The dubstep boys will be sharing the bill with grime collective Boy Better Know - arguably one of the most well known crews on the scene. They are closely associated with Wiley's Roll Deep Crew, with some members featuring in both. Another grime DJ is Plastician who’ll be added to the mix – as well as being resident at London’s club night FWD he’s also a key producer and DJ on the scene. Joining them will be DJ Zinc - responsible for the awesome track with Ms Dynamite ‘Wile Out’.
Moving onto the music of a more wonky nature, there is groundbreaking electronic duo Autechre who have just released their new album 'Oversteps' on Warp Records. For almost 20 years their releases have consistently raised the bar of experimental electronic music and always receive critical praise from press and public alike. From his 2001 debut on Warp, Clark’s mismatch of glitchy drum patterns, warm pads and a unique harmonic sense have earned him favourable comparisons to Aphex Twin and Autechre. In the 9 years since he was invited into the stable he has delivered a handful of albums as his style developed and grown in all the right directions.
US disco and electro-funk duo Holy Ghost! have remixed Moby, Phoenix, MGMT and Cut Copy and will be unleashing their own brand of superb synthed-up dance. Their style reflects a love of cool, clean dance music alongside the warmer, more organic variety beloved of late-70s New York. Think Studio 54-style nirvana, handclaps, strings, a sprinkling of cosmic keyboards that's pure Italo disco and a processed bassline that sounds as though it's on loan from early New Order. According to The Guardian they are: "the freshest, best-kept secret of DFA and the Big Apple. Mating house, disco and tight indie jeans for a mesmerising dance outfit ..."
You can’t open a magazine of late without seeing coverage on Seth Troxler who recently compiled the latest in the ‘Boogybytes 5’ series for BPitch. Voted 2009’s 8th best DJ in the world by Resident Advisor, Troxler’s influences include “...the chirping of crickets, the whirring of spaceships, and the sweet sound of whistling voodoo magic”.
ATP Recordings’ Fuck Buttons will be performing live at this year’s Glade. Their album ‘Tarot Sport’ was included in NME’s Best Album list of last year and earned praise from Pitchfork. The pioneering duo take the next step in their continuing mission to expand the sonic landscape with the release of a new single, ‘Olympians’, on 12th April 2010.
Always reinventing the party and sliding between genres and sounds, Wolf & Lamb are a brightly equipped two-man army taking over Brooklyn and beyond. The more you read about the duo, the more you find yourself picturing what it's like to get down with the DIY party-starters/label managers/hotel owners/DJs/immensely talented musical souls.
Representing drum & bass so far Glade are bringing in Shogun Audio boss DJ Friction and Hospital Records boss London Elektricity. Both labels are putting out the cream of the crop in drum & bass today as well as holding sell out events all over the country.
Kompakt’s wonderboys The Field are gracing the fields of Glade and Sheffield’s instrumental post-rockers 65daysofstatic are also bringing their intense live show to the mix. 65days have supported Metallica, Lostprophets, Linkin Park and Deftones.
Glade now enters its seventh year – described as ‘Like Glastonbury for electronic music lovers’ it continues to evolve as a unique hybrid between a rave and a fully fledged English festival. Glade recently launched their new redesigned website where tickets are on sale for £135 and a handful of discounted student tickets for £110. Glade is also running a £50 deposit scheme.