Beginning with the Basement, we have a slew of returning guests, including crate digger Dana Ruh, Spanish selector Rick Maia, Berlin veteran Janina, German house heavyweight Thomas Melchior, dub techno don Steve O’Sullivan and Berlin-based grafter Vera. As with last year there's a strong Romanian influence, with Praslea and Raresh tempering the beat individually and under their moniker Praslesh, and you also have Barac, Priku and Premiesku with the ammo. Island favourite tINI will also make a reappearance after her Unusual Suspects debut in December. And making their Unusual Suspects debut in the Basement are island mainstay Bill Patrick, HYTE regular Rossko, sonic voyager Voigtmann, Berghain bulwark Sammy Dee and Toulouse-born tastemaker Lamache, among more.
Over in the LAB is a solid roster of revered international artists dropping in for their first taste of Unusual Suspects, including Josh Wink, Kenny Glasgow, Hector, Luigi Madonna, Terry Francis, Traumer and Einzelkind. And the seasoned selectors returning for another helping are Guido Schneider, Silvie Loto, Romano Alfieri, Cristi Cons and Shlomi Aber.
In total, you'll have 21 Thursdays to get to grips with the Unusual Suspects sound, starting on 11 May and it all grinds to an explosive halt on 28 September 2017. There'll also be monthly daytime parties (six in total) at Benimussa Park, so you can warm up before the big event at Sankeys.