5 Artists You Need to Check Out This Month: September
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!
Each month, we ask 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 September.
New to the scene, but not to be underestimated is Mall Grab. Originally hailing from Australia, the youngster has recently set up home in London and brought with him a vast amount of ‘home grown knowledge’ which derived from his parents extensive record collection. Mall Grab creates an electro melodic sound that rings through all of his tracks, he has the ability to strip back house music and make it his own.
This summer has seen Mall Grab appear at festivals across the world and it appears to be his most successful year of bookings to date. We caught him playing the Frequency stage at DGTL Barcelona last month, he has the ability to read his crowd and inject energy with his track selection.
This month you can catch Mall Grab at The Warehouse Project on Saturday 23rd September.
A vinyl DJ with a distinctive sound. Mimi was selected as a ‘local resident’ for this years Sonus Festival in Croatia and is also the founder of one of Croatia’s biggest parties, the 4 piece DJ collective Ekstrakt. It is safe to say that Mimi has become a master behind the DJ booth, his ability to read the crowd has meant that he is able to push techno boundaries with his mixing ability. Currently, he is bossing the festivals in his home town of Croatia but Mimi’s sound would be a perfect fit for the likes of minimal techno parties held throughout the UK.
When it comes to creating the most stand out and unusual DJ partnership name, Bedouin takes first place. The duo originating from Brooklyn New York, are the masterminds behind producing some of the most unique, eclectic melodies and rhythms in the house and techno genre. Within this, they seek inspiration from their Middle Eastern, Nomad roots and their constant willingness to travel and explore other cultures seeps through in their track choice. Bedouin have the musical ability to combine fascinating drum patterns with wind instruments, holding a strong sounding resemblance to a snake charmer Let this duo take you on an adventure, a psychedelic desert trip, from track to track.
2016 was a busy year for Bedouin, they headed out once again to BPM Festival in Mexico, booked a string of successful worldwide sets which boasted their ability to hypnotise dance floors around the world. They curated the Kindisch Stories, a compilation with over 10,000 listeners and even landed a huge career milestone, as they accepted an invite from Pete Tong, for his BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix.
Bedouin will be headlining at Village Underground on 23rd September.
Peggy Gou is very quickly becoming one of the most talked about female DJs on the scene. It would seem from her set list when playing live, that she knows the techno genre inside out, she has the ability to mix techno tracks seamlessly, providing the dance floor with non-stop energy. This year has seen Peggy pick up sets all over the country and has seen her name amongst some huge artists in the industry, including The Black Madonna, Ben UFO and Motor City Drum Ensemble.
September is looking like another busy month for Peggy. You can catch her at Bristol’s In:Motion on the 29th September.
Living in Berlin but originally from Ireland is The Drifter, a DJ with a unique sound that is both melodic and hypnotic. He is a DJ that secures some big festival bookings. This year we caught him at DGTL Barcelona, making the crowd sweat with energy at the Modular Stage. He runs a record label, Meave with two of his best friends, the label has picked up an increase in exposure especially within the last year with Dixon supplying remixes. Aside from successes on his own label he also has tracks signed to Zaun Records and Lossless to name a few.
You can catch The Drifter at Castello Festival in Berlin on the 8th of September.