The 2015 Found series rolls on this weekend with Found Festival making a welcome return to the season in a new South London Location. Brockwell Park will play host to five stages featuring the best in House and Techno this Saturday, June 13, giving you the chance to get down with some of the leading figures in the Dance music scene from across the UK, Europe and America. Guy Gerber, Ellen Allien, Anja Schneider, Motor City, Drum Ensemble, George Fitzgerald, Alan Fitzpatrick, Genius Of Time, Davide Squillace, Matthias Tanzmann, Ron Trent, Tevo Howard, Nick Curly, Dark Sky, Mosca and Marquis Hawkes are among the many names spinning ones and twos this time around
Making his Found Festival debut is Guy Gerber, you can catch Guy headlining the open air main stage, bringing his unmistakable brand of deeply emotive, fluid techno, most notably captured in his critically acclaimed Fabriclive 64 mix – released in 2012 – which has seen him become one of clubland’s most sought-after producers and the perfect choice to bring a euphoric climax to Found Festival’s third edition. Representing two of Berlin’s leading imprints, BPitch Control head honcho Ellen Allien returns after her stand-out set for Found’s inaugural Halloween double-header last autumn as well as Found favourite and Mobilee label boss Anja Schneider.
Bringing his unique fusion of retro inspired future House, pioneer Danilo Plessow aka Motor City Drum Ensemble will also make his Found debut, whilst San Soda returns after his dancefloor pounding set at Found’s Love Fever arena last year, with production partner Red D, to bring their acclaimed FCL project to the Main stage. Ruthless analog bandits Genius Of Time are also set to appear, with Tresor stalwarts Zenker Brothers and founder of Moscow Records and Moss. Co, Archie Hamilton welcoming the gathering crowds at Brockwell Park.
Found Festival’s third edition promises to bring the vibes in its new look location with Dance music heavyweight George Fitzgerald bringing an army of truly cutting edge House and Techno purveyors. Festival-goers can also expect Alan Fitzpatrick’s trademark tough grooves, the live sounds of Bob Moses‘ vocal deep house, the precise and calculated sound of Kompakt’s Barnt, a set from famed festival powerhouse promoters, Dekmantel Soundsystem and Lobster Theremin head honcho Asquith.
Keeping it moving, Nick Curly’s Trust launched in early 2014 and has quickly gathered a reputation for exceptional music and wild parties. Bringing the project to Found, Curly has enlisted Conform record signing, Davide Squillace, Circo Loco resident, Matthias Tanzmann, Point G and his paired down house tools, topped off with a back-to-back set from Randall M and Bella Sarris.
Rounding off this packed out all-dayer, a collective close to Found’s heart, London based party connoisseurs, Feelings will curate an arena dedicated to house, soul, funk and disco. Heading proceedings, Ron Trent, is considered to be an architect of Chicago’s vibrant music scene as founder of legendary nightclub Vinyl in downtown Manhattan and lead resident for Giant Step at NYC’s infamous Shine.
He is joined by an ensemble of vibe wielding heavyweights including Detroit producer and DJ, Andrés, Chicago house maverick and founder of the Beautiful Granville Studios, Tevo Howard and The Black Madonna – known for her uplifting sets balancing timeless anthems with idiosyncratic selections. Adding to this formidable program is Melbourne based DJ/Producer, Francis Inferno Orchestra and his productions which join the dots between soul, disco and the sample based music that inspired him as a teenager as well as Love Fever, Kasra V and the Feelings residents.
With a tagline like “Don’t Assume“, you can only expect the unexpected from VIP hosts, NTS. Founded in 2011, the independent online radio project has shot to fame, now broadcasting worldwide with over 160 regular shows and won Mixcloud’s award for ‘Best Online Radio Station in the World’ in 2014. They have assembled a lineup that doesn’t disappoint with a hefty offering of edgy underground sounds.
Featuring Dark Sky, Mosca, Marquis Hawkes, Bell Towers, Bradley Zero, Drakeford, Cheerystones, Debonair and Mr Wonderful, NTS is set to entertain the crowds at Found Festival’s beautiful VIP arena, which also offering garden seating area, luxury toilets, exclusive cocktail bar and an offering of gourmet street food from the acclaimed Burger and Lobster, who will be serving their famous Nova Scotian Lobster Rolls all day in the VIP area.
If you haven’t already, be sure to get your tickets, festival season is up and running and Found look set to put on a great show. Found Festival 2015 takes places on Saturday, June 13 at Brockwell Park in South East London, tickets and more information are available here.
Words by Akua Ofei