Westfest: The top five

Picking five from the Halloween jaunt's monster line up wasn't easy...

Amelia Ward

Last updated: 25th Oct 2017

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One of the biggest clubbing nights of the year is nearly upon us and don't Westfest just know it.

The all-nighter has a huge line up with names from across the bass music spectrum booked for their Halloween 2017 event, which is happening on Saturday 28th October at the The Royal Bath And West Of England Society.

From drum n bass to grime to UKG, Westfest has got it covered, so here are our top five picks for the day. See the full Westfest line up here.

5. Ratpack

Hardcore and rave legends don't come much bigger than Ratpack, whose immortal 'Search for my Rizla' is still guaranteed more furious rewinds than Boris Johnson backtracking about his Brexit brags.

Recently though they've shown their much more than nostalgia overload, May's The (co)LabRats Album showing they still bring the heat. Expect bang up to date basslines with the occasional slab of old skool flavour thrown in too.

Jimmy Coultas

4. My Nu Leng

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Following their breakthrough back in 2014, Bristol-based duo My Nu Leng have cemented their legacy as one of bass music's most respected names and their recent collab with DJ Zinc for 'Crawler' proves that these two are going nowhere fast.

Holding the sought-after ability to fire rapidly between the genres, the Black Butter signed lads jump seamlessly from groovier house vibes to grime, trap and any number of bass mutations they may come across, creating the perfect habitat for an incredible party.

Amelia Ward

3. Barely Legal

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Chloe Robinson aka DJ Barely Legal is known for her high octane sets which encompass everything from house to grime to jungle in a way that delivers maximum dancefloor impact.

Past radio shows on quality platforms like Rinse, NTS and 1Xtra have underlined her position as one of the most exciting DJs to have emerged in the past couple of years, don't miss a set from this musical risk taker.

Becca Frankland

2. DJ Q

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Alongside the likes of DJ EZ and Wookie, DJ Q is seen as one of UK garage's true tastemakers. Making a name for himself on 1Xtra, Q became the youngest DJ at the station, hosting the fortnightly UKG Mix Show.

DJ Q has put out massive releases on Local Action, Butterz and his own imprint Q Recordings, all the while delivering the best in the genre to masses through his own tours and various label showcases. Want to know more? Check out DJ Q's A-Z of garage


1. Andy C

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One of the main players of the UK drum n bass movement, Andy C reached legend status years ago. Not just a technically outstanding selector and producer, he started up the iconic RAM records in 1992 and since then has turned the label into an institution.

Cited by countless artists as an influence, he is sure to be a highlight at this year's Westfest as his headline set closes the 'Day of the Dead' themed rave.


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