Portsmouth’s Mutiny Festival is fast approaching, with two days of cracking music, several thousand punters and all the trimmings descending upon King George V Fields in Cosham at the end of May. We’re pretty tickled by the line-up this year, so thought we’d put together a mini playlist to give you an idea of the classic tunage coming your way between noon and midnight on both days. Those of you with tickets, it’s time to start cranking this playlist to your friends on the fence - if the music won’t get them there, nothing will!
We’re placing solid bets Liverpool legend Yousef is going to drop his remix of this instant classic from FOMO, a collaboration between the grand mistress of funk, Chaka Khan and her siblings Taka Boom and Mark Stevens. No day that starts with Chaka Khan can be a bad day.
From legend to legend, a groover from Kerri Chandler to follow up the Khan seems like the best fit. Though not a new offering, ‘Get It Off’ often shrugs its way into Chandler’s sets to this day and will be just what you need to start spilling beer on the (hopefully not too) muddy field dance floor.
Hands in the air folks! You’re several cans deep, the sun has come out and it’s sing-a-long time! Steve Angello to the rescue of course, because there are few who know how to rock a festival main stage better.
Whilst you can be reasonably assured of hearing that iconic Superstylin riff at some point during the evening, keep your ears peeled for this less ubiquitous but equally irresistible bass riff of ‘Get Down’ - and commence your bounce.
All over the radio this winter, you can be sure this track will be charging across the summer festival airwaves in 2016 too, especially when Riton himself is on the bill! Deadpan vocal delivery keeps the mood cool while the bass line ricochets below to get your feet moving.
Nursing a hangover no doubt, ease yourself into the Sunday session with some soulful CeeLo Green and a cider in the sun. This track is as fresh as they come right now, but you’ve got at least a month to learn the words in time for a Mutiny chorus.
On heavy rotation in Pete Tong sets right now, there’s a decent chance this beautiful swooner will get an airing at Mutiny’s Sunday leg. A soothing blend of dance and indie, there’s no better track to gently ease you back into party mode.
Warm synths, clipped percussion, irresistible hop…it must be Shadow Child. Taken from his latest EP, ‘Work’ is the ultimate groove injection to any set, and sure to get an airing at Mutiny this year.
In a few short years, UK northerner Patrick Topping has gone from emerging DJ to headliner - teaming up for Mutiny Fest with some small time fellow the world knows as Pete Tong. Fingers crossed his recent release ‘Baddie’ struts its way into their back-to-back offering.
A favourite of his sets, prepare to go heavy with Jaguar Skills when he drops this Future Fold banger into your lives. Not for the faint hearted, this set is where you spend the last reserves of energy and shed any remaining inhibitions.
By Jordan Rahlia