Sidexside comes once again to Tobacco Dock this April 16, with another massive line-up. We’ve already given you the little known best bits of some of SidexSide’s headliners Jamie Jones, Guy Gerber and Leon Vynehall, as well as our favourite cuts from Cassy, Ryan Elliot and Matthew Dear. As if you need any more reasons to buy a ticket, here are two amazing tracks from Dubfire and Art Department.
SIDEXSIDE gives the DJs a platform to push boundaries and dig deeper into their record collections alongside some of their favourite acts, playing back to back all day long. Jamie Jones hosts the Great Gallery, Guy Gerber hosts the Car Park and Leon Vynehall hosts the Little Gallery. Each room has a flavour all of it’s own, as do the guests - expect forgotten classics, hidden treasures and guilty pleasures.
Art Department – Living The Life ft Seth Troxler
It’s 2011, Art Department have already made a lasting impression on electronic music with their haunting debut release ‘Without You’ on Crosstown Rebels. They release their album The Drawing Board, and the dance community go crazy for twelve slices of deep, dark, sometimes groovy, love-obsessed, 80s tracks. Drawing on all the best elements of Chicago house and featuring the signature oft-off-pitch vocals of Kenny Glasgow and a young Seth Troxler. then a musical prodigy and darling of the scene. Profound lyrics, beguiling basslines, mysterious synth patterns and soothing croons make this a highlight on the album.
Dubfire – Rabid
In typical Dubfire fashion, this minimal gem starts smoothly and explodes into a full on techno assault. Unlike other of his tracks, it’s a more minimal affair with a groovier bassline, something of a prty starter as the crescendo builds and eventually drops. Snippets of huge, Grindhouse-esque vocal samples do appear through the track. If big room techno is your thing, consider Rabid an essential but under the radar Dubfire release.
Don't forget to grab tickets now for Sidexside, April 14 at Tobacco Dock.