The Garden Party... Five Acts We're Looking Forward To.

The 10th anniversary of the Garden Party in Leeds is approaching, and it's pretty much our must-see event for August Bank Holiday weekend. Using the Tetley Brewery as the venue, the first time it's been away from the Fav, this anniversary is looking extra-special...
Here's our top 5 artist of the weekend.

Hip-hop fans unite. Fewer line-up additions have excited us more this summer than the announcement of Yasiin Bey. Black Star are a firm favourite in this office, a breath of fresh air from gangster rap and mainstream hip-hop. His classic album Black On Both Sides is regularly revisited, reaffirming the classic hip-hop aesthetics.
All seriousness aside, if he drops Mathematics, we'll be a happy bunch.

Mos Def – Mathematics

Fatima appeared on our radar in late 2013, after appearing at Boiler Room with the Eglo band. 2014's soul Yellow Memories album really put her on the map, with that distinctive Eglo brass band sound and Fatima’s breathless, almost seductive voice marrying perfectly. She's pretty much our ideal as far as that summer sound goes...

Fatima – Ridin’ Round (Sky High)

I don't even think we can say anything about John Talabot that hasn't been said before... The man has some skills, and never fails to please. We earmarked him as one of our must-sees at Lost Village and he didn’t disappoint. His skill and reputation among the more 'mature' house fans allows him to slot perfectly in what is a massively eclectic live bill.

John Talabot – So Will Be Now 

Todd will never have to buy another drink in his life, that’s for sure. Three and a half years on from his seminal ‘Inspector Norse’ release and it’s still as bouncy and as perfect as ever. That aside, Terje’s recent output has been ultra-consistent. His album ‘It’s Album Time’ was a brilliant bunch of exquisitely produced melodic, piano-based grooves that build and build until it’s seemingly impossible to build any further. His live show is very much of the same ilk. We know the majority will be there for Norse but the whole package will be a finely-tuned treat, we’re sure.

Todd Terje – Inspector Norse

Local talent for local people, or not. Manchester duo Bernard + Edith have roots in indie (Nick ‘Bernard’ Delap was formerly of Egyptian Hip Hop) but have found their feet with a Portishead-esque balance of electronica and trip-hop. Disturbing, a bit dark in places – but meaningful. Sounds are considered and polished, we can’t wait.

Bernard + Edith – Poppy

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