As blowouts go, New Year's Eve is as big as it gets. We've now got another cracking NYE option together for you to contemplate, this time in Birmingham, as The Institute's vaunted Seven Series (programmed by the teams from GlobalGathering, Godskitchen, Seedy Sonics and Ec-lectricity) closes out in style with two of the biggest starlets of this year at the helm, Rudimental and Annie Mac.
Since exploding onto the scene via Black Butter Records, four man operation Rudimental have emerged to bring their very British fusion of bass music, R&B and hip-hop right to the forefront of radios and dancefloors across the globe. Their huge 'Feel the Love' was omnipresent at festivals last year as well as topping the Singles chart, before the release of their album Home (stream above on Spotify) showcased their sound to devastating effect.
That sound is a furious concoction of smooth songwriting with a rougher rave aesthetic, creating a beguiling blend of accessible underground reared sounds. They've worked with Emeli Sande and been championed by everyone from Nick Grimshaw to Zane Lowe, whilst John Newman, the voice of 'Feel the Love', has since gone onto stardom himself. Put simply, they're a stunning end to 2013.
They will be ably supported by Annie Mac, the nation's most favoured rave vixen. Not even motherhood has stopped her constant juggernaut of electronic music brilliance, as she continues to be the torch-bearer for dance music in this country. Her sumptuous blend of electro, house, bass music and techno remains one of clubland's most alluring combinations, and the melting pot of influences evident from both DJ sets is sure to deliver the perfect start of 2014 soundtrack.
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Like this? Try John Newman live @ Academy 2, Manchester.
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