Gilles Peterson gets out his extensive list of contacts for this one. Bristol don Julio Bashmore needs no introduction, but his recently launched Conch Records, picking up from where UK funky left off, proves there’s even more to his game than the world-beating bangers we know him for. He props up Gilles Peterson’s headline set in which you can expect a truly Worldwide range of sounds of the highest quality, the kind Gilles has been championing for over three decades. Joining them in room 1 are long-time Peterson favourites Benji B and Romare, who plays live.
Over in room two, Moxie’s On Loop takes the reigns. Of the current wealth of talent in the UK, Moxie may be the truest heir to Gilles’ spirit, with a wide-ranging approach to curation, an unwavering commitment to championing new artists and a natural ease with the radio microphone. All of that has translated into a close connection with the dancefloors she plays, showcasing a truly eclectic range of sounds. Joining her are the delightfully loose German house duo Session Victim, and Bristol’s own Admin.
Boogie nights hold down room three, and in Throwing Shade we welcome another NTS mainstay and top DJ, rounding off a bill with quality strewn top to bottom.