The London Remixed Festival just took place from 3rd-4th February, and it showcased an eclectic mix of ghetto funk, reggae, hip-hop, and folk music for the capital, ultimately engaging crowds with the finest emerging showstoppers and a number of further events.
Over the festival’s two days, people were served a creative helping of anything from brass band hip hop to electro swing, a feast perfect for those who enjoy sampling the more innovative edges of the musical world. As a centre of musical revolution, London is perfectly suited to play host to The London Remixed Festival, and visitors enjoyed performances from over 25 pioneering bands and DJs across four stages, all set within the vibrantly beating heart of happening Shoreditch.
The 2017 line-up featured:
- Brass Off (Curated by Continental Drifts) delivered Bring Your Own Brass VS The Brass Funkeys, DJ Chris Tofu, and Count Bassy.
- Tropicarnival (Curated by Wormfood + Movimientos + Vibes & Pressure) supplied Beating Heart + Afriquoi, Mango Rescue Team, Matuki, JJ SoulX, and Me and My Friends.
- Polka Club (Curated by Continental Drifts) brought Gypsy Hill Ft Koby Israelite, Hallouminati, Kefaya, Op Sa!, DJ Kobayashi, Penny Metal
- Folk Ghetto (Curated by Two For Joy + Woodburner) fetched up The Elephant Sessions, Ruth Theodore, Screamin’ Miss Jackson, Faith I Branko.
The festival delivered on all cylinders, bringing together a diverse array of up-and-comers alongside seasoned industry legends. Previous bands that were once just getting their start at The London Remix Festival have included Florence and the Machine, MUSE and Mumford and Sons, all of who can claim The London Remixed Festival as their first ever festival stage, so we can’t wait to see which acts emerge from the 2017 line-up to become household names.
We also saw the Remix Fair taking off. Organisers teamed up with Community Music (CM), a youth and community music organisation, to provide an excellent selection of remix workshops completely free of charge. Remix studio sessions showed the basics, with live demonstrations from the likes of DJ Kobayashi and Gareth Small. Brand demos showcased the latest music production gear and software, and there was even a panel discussion on the ways funding can be made available for young and promising artists.
The London Remixed Festival once again solidified the city’s reputation as a thriving musical centre, and we’re already looking forward to hearing about London Remixed 2018.