About a month ago we launched a competition with our friends over at Glade Festival offering one lucky producer the chance to collaborate with Kamikaze Space Programme (aka DnB hero Raiden). We’re now happy to announce that Harry Lawless is the winner and bagged himself a whole heap of prizes. His track has been professionally mastered and will be promoted via Glade, he also won tickets to the festival as well as a place on a Pro Producer Course. You can stream Harry’s winning effort below.
So, after giving our winner his selection of prizes, we decided to pop down to the Glade site to check out what was on offer. The festival took place in the beautiful Norfolk countryside among acres of amazing landscape and featured a stella line-up of acts, including the likes of Sven Vath, Jimmy Edgar, Boddika, Rusko, Addisson Groove, Pinch and loads more.
After a stroll around the site it was time to check out some music. First up was a set from Throwing Snow who delved deep to get things going with a set of bass-heavy rollers, tracks from Breach, Claude Vonstroke and Throwing Snow himself all featured. Next we headed over to the mighty Pyromid stage for some outdoor shenanigans in the sunshine. A giant pyramid made up of lots of smaller pyramids, it was an impressive sight and had the sound-system to match…
Kicking things off at the Pyromid stage was Local Action Records boss Tom Lea, a highlight of our night. Weaving through house, garage, techno and everything in between, Tom put the system through it’s paces. Upfront new tracks from the likes of DJ Q, Thefft, Artifact and classics from artists like R.I.P Productions made for a pretty unforgettable set. Next up we were treated to the sounds of rugged-house maestro West Norwood Cassette Library. WNCL offered up an all-vinyl selection of jams designed to make you jack. We even got to watch from behind the booth!
Before reaching the climax of our night there was enough time to catch a set from one of Point Blank HQ’s own DJs, who ran through a selection of house classics seamlessly blended with more upfront sounds of garage and techno, although we may be biased, we reckon he did a sterling job. Finally we finished up the night with a set from man-of-the-moment Mosca, we danced into the small hours among the crowd after which it was time to head back to our tent to catch up on some much needed sleep. All-in-all Glade blew us away….See you next year!