Streatham bred Steve Bishop aka Oneman has the ability to synonymously blend disparate genres into hybrids that simply make you dance. His eight year stretch on London institution Rinse FM recently culminated in the broadcast of his four-hundredth show – a feat which cannot be understated. He has just been announced as the new XOYO resident taking over the Friday night residency from 1st July for 13 weeks.
Not only focused on UK-centric dance music, Oneman displays his wide-ranging musical taste as he nods towards hip hop, house and techno with Ben UFO, Just Blaze, Mount Kimbie, Giles Peterson, Skream and Artwork in session. Friday 8th July sees Geenius, Tippa, Rosca, MA1, Donaeo and Crazy Cousins take us on a journey through UK Funky whilst Zed Bias, MJ Cole, Wookie and Todd Edwards play classic garage sets on Friday 5th August.
In an ode to dubstep, the originals; Digital Mystikz, Plastician, Youngsta and Horsepower Productions join Oneman as they take it back to celebrate genre’s formative years. Originators Wiley and Slimzee come through on Friday 29th July for a grime special.
Oneman comments on his XOYO residency – “As a pure DJ this Summer’s residency has been something I’ve been working towards for many years now. It gives me the chance to showcase some of my favourite artists and DJs that have influenced me throughout the years and to celebrate my hometown, London, the city that birthed UK Garage, Grime, Funky, Dubstep and more. I’ve been playing / raving at XOYO for a few years now and absolutely love the club and the staff, a family affair, so couldn’t think of a better place to do this.”