Photo: Alex Metric
We've already spoken at length about Wickerman's upcoming line up. It seems each year they seem to out do themselves on the eclectic front, successfully marrying bands from across eras and genres, that in turn goes some way to promoting the all inclusive, anything goes spirit that Wickerman is so famous for.
Joining the likes of Dizzee Rascal, The Feeling, Del Amitri, Big Country and The Zombies comes a swathe of quality dance music acts, all primed to keep the Dumfrieshire festival bouncing into the wee small hours.
Comprised of two huge tented arenas, Wickerman's Bass Camp is split between the Skiddle Tent and the Em-It Tent, whilst it also includes the Vinyl Frontier - a open air stage that will welcome the likes of Manchester funk and soul specialists Funkademia, fellow Mancunian disco and house experts Love Dose and Cumbrian rave purveyors Insomnia.
Heading up Skiddle's rave line up will be Riva Starr - the mercurial, unpredictable maverick that has become one of the most captivating personalities in dance music for a long time.
Lauded by everyone from Claude VonStroke to Fatboy Slim, with whom he recently penned the ubiquitous anthem 'Eat Sleep Rave Repeat', Riva Starr is a born entertainer, with his sets encompassing all styles into one brilliant, cohesive whole. Check out his breathless mix from last year's Ultra Music Festival in Miami above.
The live disco-fueled shenanigans of Crazy P join him at the top of the bill, with dance music legends X-Press 2 also hooked in to deploy a raft of classic, dancefloor bombs.
Hot Creations favourites PBR Streetgang (read our interview with them here), Whartone boss Sonny Wharton, Back to Basics main man Tristan Da Cunha, Seelie, Taneli, James Ryan, Luke Stanger and The Filth Wizard have too been drafted in to provide a wicked selection of everything from modern house to driving techno.
The Em-It tent sees prolific remixer, producer and DJ Alex Metric turn in one of his rabble-rousing, genre smashing live sets that typically sees the Londoner traverse synth pop, electro house, breaks, nu disco and house with frightening ease.
Recent releases on Skrillex's OWSLA have seen him further push the boundaries of his electrifying sound. Check out 'Hope' with Oliver above.
French master of sleazy techno and dark room disco Ivan Smagghe gets in on the action too, with Soma Records regulars Silicone Soul and long standing Glaswegian technoist Harvey McKay also hooked in to throw down an array of club bangers for the benefit of Wickerman's rave clientele. Head here to check out the full Bass Camp line up.
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