5 Artists You Need To Check Out This Month: April
At Data Transmission we’re firm believers that the essence of the beautiful is unity in variety and in that variety we always look to broaden our horizons with new music, DJs & parties!
Starting today, each month, we are asking our staff, writers & contributors to look ahead at the coming months events and look a little beyond the obvious headline acts to find some interesting, new and exciting DJs, that you must check out and get on your radar.
This month Aimee Knowles picks her 5 for April.
Stumble into London’s new mega industrial Playground Printworks, and you will find G Walker on resident duties.
2016 was an overwhelmingly successful year for the DJ as he warmed up for big names in the industry, including Adam Beyer, Anja Schneider and Alan Fitzpatrick. G Walker has stormed into 2017 fully cementing himself in the underground London circuit and providing the dance floor with minimal and deep, deep techno grooves, mostly inspired by his younger years spent in Berlin.
As well as residing at Printworks he has also been on the bill for London’s underground guest list party, Into the Woods. Taking his inspiration from the likes of Ricardo Villalobos and Apollonia, his minimal sets and selective track choice will keep you moving for hours.
Keep your eyes peeled for Ronnie Spiteri across UK festivals this summer. Head honcho of his Kenja Records label – Ronnie’s had house music running through veins from the day he was born, inspired by his Dad’s love for the house music scene.
More recently Ronnie has had a string of successful bookings and releases. In February he embarked on his first Australian tour, March seen Ronnie join the Underground Artist Agency roster, amongst artists including Hauswerks, Raffa FL and Truth Be Told, it was also in this month that he made his debut in the USA, with a last minute flight to Miami to join the Do Not Sleep crew at the Miami Winter Music Conference.
His constant determination in the studio is being continuously recognised as his releases climb higher and higher in the Beatport chart. April will mark the release of his new track Acid Lights alongside his long standing industry pal Darius Syrossian. The track has received some serious testing on the roads to all of his gigs, unleashing trippy tech beats to those on the dancefloor. Acid Lights is available on digital format from the 10th April.
Acid Lights: https://www.beatport.com/release/acid-lights/1962899
A DJ with over a decade behind the decks, Eli Brown’s recently released tracks have fell into the hands of some the biggest DJ’s in the industry. The Bristol based DJ has a strong historical background in the drum and bass genre, however, Eli has decided to lower the BPM to show off his multi-genre producing abilities.
His debut in the house genre landed last December with Acid Test, released on Skream’s Of Unsound Mind imprint – another artist with a very similar multi-genre skill set. Acid Test has been shown appreciation by the likes of Radio 1 DJ Monki, who has invited him alongside Ben Pearce, for her Monki & Friends event, The Warning Tour.
Check out his new Debut Transmission ‘Got the Power’ which is about to drop on Skream’s Of Unsound Mind here
You can catch Eli Brown here:
An accomplished DJ and a producer that’s making waves in the industry, Boxia is certainly one to keep on your radar. 2016 seen Boxia’s release Revolution signed to Drumcode. A pounding techno tracks full of synths and featuring two phenomenal build ups with exhilarating dark vocals.
2017 has already been a promising year for Boxia, with his most recent release ‘Colour Sequence’ receiving positive feedback from Radio 1’s B-Traits and featuring on her Future Sonic Selection.
The 1st of April will see Boxia’s biggest booking to date, as he joins Alan Fitzpatrick for the bRave weekender at Fabric.
You can catch Boxia here
An avid record collector, Annie Errez music career has been flourishing in the north of England, appearing on the bill at Mint Leeds a handful of times, quickly landed her with a residency. This is a lady who clearly has technical ability behind the decks, cultivating her own style and sound. Her sound compliments the minimal techno genre, sounding very similar to the minimal tracks played in some of Berlin’s best underground clubs. In 2014 Annie appeared in Fact Mag’s ‘100 underrated DJ’s who deserve more shine’.
Since 2015, her releases have been falling comfortably into the Mosaic music label and her mixing ability has been so on point that she’s enjoyed b2b sets with the likes of Ricardo Villalobos and Loco Dice.
This month Annie will be playing at the system. & Set One Twenty Terrace Party, Mint Warehouse.