His first insight into making music came aged of 9 when his parents bought him a drum kit. Mark ‘Wilkinson’ joined a few bands playing at venues as far as the Birmingham NEC and as close as the local old peoples home. This swiftly ended at the age of 14 when Wilkinson discovered his passion for dance music. In his final year at college he tried his hand at making beats, leading him to buy his first bits of production gear and turning his bed- room into a studio. A few years and part time jobs later, after driving his family mad with large amounts of bass loosening the brickwork of his house, Mark secured himself a studio not far from his home - and you know how the rest of the story goes.
Quickly emerging on the global touring circuit in 2019 with "Take It", shortly followed by "San Frandisco", Dom Dolla hassold out headline shows across Australia, North America, and the UK, whilst having played an incredible 125 shows globally in the 12 months prior to COVID, including appearances at Coachella, Tomorrowland, EDC Las Vegas, Electric Zoo New York, and Spring Awakening Chicago, amongst many more. With his biggest undertakings to date still ahead of him, with a sold-out national tour of Australia, and forthcoming dates across America, UK, and Europe, including festival appearances at Ultra Music Festival, EDC Las Vegas, Tomorowland, Reading and Leeds Festival to name just a few, Dom is looking forward to reconnecting with his fans once more.
Putting the woof into subwoofer since he emerged in 2016, young UK artist Kanine is currently wrapping up his biggest year so far. During 2019 he’d released over 10 original productions on labels ranging from Shogun to Playaz via our very own UKF10 series. He’s collaborated with the likes of Friction, Annix, Turno, Killa P and P Money, he’s explored the widest range of styles he’s ever been known for and has also set up his own Unleashed imprint in order to get even more music out there and articulate an even wider scope of sounds. He’s not done yet, either - he’s hinted at even bigger projects in '21.
Skream’s history is well documented; a love affair with music that was triggered by his older brother, Hijak. DJing since he was 11. Making music at 15 and one of the key innovators at the birth of dubstep. All before he’d left his teens. With his place in UK music history already assured, he could have easily kicked back and taken advantage of his legendary status. Instead he opted to make the transition to disco, house and techno, leaving the dubstep world to do his own thing, in typical Skream style.
Forget 'roo's, crocs, and gum trees - enter "the sting zone" with Australia's new #1 export: PARTIBOI69. An undeniably unique brand of techno, hard house, breaks, and outright stupidity will have you two stepping your way 0-to-69 in 3 seconds flat. After his eclectic video-dj-mixes made waves across the planet by energising the locked down masses, PartiBoi69 has locked in shows at festivals the world over in 2021, and is certainly not one to miss.
Leeds-based electronic duo Harvey Blumler and Gosha Smith (aka Prospa) chart a course through classic house and rave-era dance music. Growing up, both Blumler and Smith were more interested in rock music, with the former taking up drums and the latter learning guitar. In their teenage years, they gained an interest in electronic music production: Smith started out by crafting dubstep inspired beats, whilst Blumler was intent on making jazz-infused hip hop. They crossed paths in the early 2010s, joining forces as producers in 2013, originally pursuing deep house before moving into classic rave sounds. They released their breakthrough single "Prayer" in 2018, helping to revive Stress Records. Their debut EP, 2019's self-released Control the Party arrived the following year.
If you follow any of Nina Las Vegas’ social media escapades, you’ll know how busy she is and how much she loves what she does. Over the past decade, Nina has become one of the most influential figures in the Australian music scene, passionately dedicating herself to promoting and celebrating the sounds of underground dance music from both Australia and abroad. Her reign began at 18 years old when she packed up her piano and made the move from Wagga Wagga to Sydney working as a producer in radio. It wasn’t long before Nina’s unprecedented passion and talent as a DJ saw her hosting her own weekly radio program, quickly becoming the unmistakable voice of Saturday nights on triple j with her shows, House Party and Mix Up Exclusives.
Tuff, dark and handsome - LNTG is a night over night disco babble sensation that is the result of a tub of oil, a fear of daylight and a secret love for all the other Jacksons.
One of the seminal greats of house and disco from across the ditch - Late Nite Tuff Guy - Joins us for a special intimate night at IMPALA to bring in the first weekend of June - and let you get toasty with his tune selection roasting the speaker stacks to provide you some early winter warmth of the audible kind.
The host of George FM days on New Zealand’s dance & electronic radio station, Sin is totally plugged into the New Zealand dance music scene, and has quickly become a revered authority on all things electronica. She has appeared on NZ's biggest festival lineups (Rhythm & Vines, Hidden Valley, Bay Dreams, Homegrown) and played on support for the likes of Fatboy Slim, Netsky, Solardo, Illyus & Barrientos, Sam Divine, Cut Snake, Eli Brown, and Rebuke among others. With her infectious, cheeky energy matched to groovy house & disco tunes, it's a total dance floor love affair.
Aroha is one of New Zealand's most accomplished DJs and Tali is an internationally acclaimed vocalist and freestyle MCSince joining forces, Aroha & Tali have rocked stages at Rhythm & Vines, Northern Bass, Homegrown, Electric Avenue, Diplo support, Bluesky Fiji, Wanderlust Festival, Splore, Soundsplash, Grace Jones afterparty, NZ SKI events and Highlife to name a few. Together they bring a set packed with deep, dirty, wonky House music, with Aroha seamlessly mixing a selection that is pure fire for the dance floor - all with Tali's soaring vocals and uplifting lyrics complimenting the mix. Their natural chemistry and onstage energy is undeniable, as is their desire to engage their crowd, always taking the party next level.