Double-whammy! Just when we thought it was safe to resume our Xmas shopping, Terminal V come and distract us by dropping another wave of artists joining them in Edinburgh for the New Horizons show at Easter. Last week, we were informed of heavyweights such as Richie Hawtin, Nina Kraviz and Robert Hood’s Floorplan, meaning the follow up to Halloween’s The Reckoning was already shaping up to be a house and techno bonanza. Terminal V could be forgiven for scaling things back a little with their next announcement, but it seems they’ve no intentions of doing so.
Commendably, the organisers have added yet more female-identifying talent to the line-up, to complement the previously confirmed Nina and Octo Octa. Most notable of all is Belgian prodigy, Charlotte de Witte. Few DJs have enjoyed the ascent of de Witte these past few years. Not content with her impressive career trajectory, the artist formerly known as Raving George is now fronting her own label KNTXT while her touring schedule shows no signs of slowing down. Buckle in!
Equally as huge is securing LGBTQ+ icon Honey Dijon. The provocative star has been one of the most talked about DJs of the past half-decade. Underlining her versatility, it doesn’t matter whether she is holding fort in Berlin’s Panorama Bar or being her flamboyant best at carnival, there’s a different version of Honey for all weather.
Another highlight is the addition of Shanti Celeste. The Berlin-based Bristolian with Chilean heritage is a favourite in the office - and her new Tangerine LP is getting a lot of repeat plays. The Peach label boss is fiercely creative, whether in the studio or in the booth, so Scottish fans are in for a treat.
Few DJs come as highly recommended as Tijana T. The Serbian counts Dixon, Solomun and Black Coffee amongst her high-profile admirerors. An ambassador for her country’s burgeoning scene, Tijana might only recently have been getting international recognition, but she’s been plying her trade in her homeland for two decades. Finally getting the focus she deserves.
Further female talent comes in the form of Hamburg emo-queen Helena Hauff, west coast chameleon Avalon Emerson, the criminally-underrated Lena Willikens, radio presenter Moxie and student of the game Saoirse.
Of course, Terminal V have loaded the guys as well. Hessle Audio music fanatic Ben UFO, Trancewax’s more commonly known alter-ego Ejeca and Italian techno titan Luigi Madonna are three of the prominent addition. However, easily the biggest of them all is the multi-talented Chicago legend - and owner of one of the most distinct voices in house music - Green Velvet.
Surely Terminal V don’t have anything else up their sleeve… do they? We wouldn’t bet against it. Returning to Edinburgh’s Royal Highland Centre at Easter on Saturday 11th April, they’re bringing the biggest house and techno line-up Scotland has ever seen. First release standard and VIP tickets are on sale now.