16:00 - TRACKS AND GROOVES DJ
Tracks and Grooves playing waxy treats and under the radar beats.
16:15 - CALYPSO
The 21 year old multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter from Salisbury but now based in Oxford makes her AYL debut.
17:00 - NIGHTJJAR
Nightjjar is the work of Reading-based songwriter, Aden Pearce.
Originally toiling in rock bands around the Thames Valley at the turn of the century, Aden came to the attention of Interscope records through a Kerrang! magazine demo competition – the snag being that he was shortlisted for a live set and had no band, having produced the songs on his own. However emboldened by the experience, he relocated to Reading, playing shows for the next decade under his own name and quietly earning a strong reputation as an acoustic performer.
By the end of 2015 Aden had found himself a stalwart of the local scene but, becoming disillusioned with the limitations he had imposed upon himself as a one-man-and-guitar act, he took a year off and began to tinker with a loop station and a laptop to expand his sonic palette. Inspired by Radiohead and John Grant, Aden took off to produce a new sound fused somewhere between organic folk and electronica and started playing well-received shows to small but enthusiastic audience.
17:45 - MUTANT VINYL
Tipped by the likes of Huw Stephens, Janice Long and Tom Robinson, Mutant Vinyl aka Edwin Pope has been cultivating his own musical genre since 2011.
Supporting the likes of Rudimental, Mystery Jets, Rita Ora, Wolf Alice and Hackney Colliery Band; Pope’s infectious music has secured him features on 6music, Radio 1, 2 and Amazing Radio. His latest offerings; Lavender & New York Dub have gained tremendous support, with Lavender winning the SongLink prize for Best Contemporary Song in 2014.
Collaborating with the likes of Tricky, Wayward, Fun Lovin' Criminals and praised by Sir Paul McCartney, Mutant Vinyl has become a pioneer in his field.
18:30 - THE AMAZING TIGER BAND
The Amazing Tiger Band is a Reading based Indie/punk/Hip-Hop artist with witty lyrics, innovative looping, Classic grooves and a passion for writing bio's in 3rd person.
19:15 - J DOGG
J Dogg aka Jordan Hawkins is an enthusiastic and aspiring lyricist who is taking the local music industry by storm. He’s a Reading lad and grew up in the Southcote Council Estates. After school, J Dogg enlisted with the Military and served six years before leaving in 2015. His friends and family have supported his decisions with love and understanding and were extremely glad and happy to have him home again.
J Dogg was shown the ropes of the music scene by Danny Mrt a well recognised uk garage artist, and has expressed how much he appreciates and is grateful to Danny for making all of this possible. J Dogg’s unique style of performance has a soul baring difference to the mainstream comparison and the meaning and emotion behind his lyrics touches everyone who listens. Several interviews from his fans have confirmed that J Dogg’s style has touched and enraptured even those who don’t consider themselves a fan of the particular genre of music. He is turning many heads his way and he is only growing more popular with the local music industry. His style and the lyrics that he chooses to use comes from the heart, and that type of natural emotion in any performance is a rare and talented find.
J Dogg describes himself as a “Grime and D ‘n B MC” and is a true lyricist in every meaning of the word. He has supported many acts including (but not limited to): Oxide ‘n Neutrino, Preditah, High Contrast, Serial Killaz, Wiley, Congo Natty, Annix, Ivy Lab, DJ Brockie, Kenny Ken, Nicky Black Market, Artful Dogder, Bushkin and many others. J Dogg, started out on the pirate radio scene and has moved up from there to places such as UK Raw radio and Flight FM.
J Dogg has been in the club scene and has found that he loves it and that it also loves him. His fan following has grown exponentially since he stormed the clubs and is only increasing with all the extra exposure this gives him. He does a lot of work with Reading’s very own DJ Pressure – a well-known DJ who has been on the scene for over a decade and who has helped several other artists get the exposure they need.
J Dogg’s goal and aspirations are to keep climbing that ladder of success he’s on and to perform at bigger venues, festivals and events, and to eventually release an album.
19:45 - RUM AND DONUTS DJ
Rum and Donuts return to Milk to entertain you with music which focus on the instrumental side of Hip Hop and expect to hear a wide variety of Dilla productions as well as tracks from the likes of Madlib, Q-Tip, Flying Lotus, DJ Format and The Herbaliser, to name just a few.
20:00 - HERE ARE THE YOUNG MEN AND UNCLE PEANUT
Here are the Young Men’ and ‘Uncle Peanut’ are not a couple that socialise on a regular basis. They just make music together, swap ideas and make them a reality.
Since releasing their well-received debut album in 2015 entitled ‘GIMME! GIMME! GIMME! PEANUT PUNK’, they’ve played shows with the likes of Wire, Sleaford Mods, Electric Six and Evil Blizzard. They also put on the odd show in the back of a van, described as providing audience members with an ‘unsettling sense of fear and intimidation’.
Their new album ‘THIS IS THE STANDARD LIFE’ features collaborations with Art Brut’s Eddie Argos and Bille Ray Martin (S’Express, Electribe 101) and was released as a digital download through Musical Bear Records in October 2017.
20:45 - GRACE SAVAGE
In 2017, Grace was shortlisted for a number of competitions and funding opportunities including having two tracks selected and entered into the SALUTE Music “Top 10”, winning the "Public Choice Award" for the B-side Remix Project as well as being selected for the Emerging Artist and Transmission Fund through Help Musicians UK.
21:30 - ASH THE AUTHOR
Ash The Author; Reading born and raised, the local MC has been making waves in the underground scene these last few years with 1Xtra championing his music.
With his tongue in cheek style, a mixture of wit and hard-hitting punchlines Ash has an incredible stage presence, crafted from his time as host of local based hip-hop night Holdin Court as well as rapping across the country with some of the UKs best emcees. Ash has supported the best of Britain including Chester P from Task Force and Dirty Dike from High Focus records as well as international acts such as Blackalicious and The Pharcyde.
22:30 - THE PUSH DJ
UK Breaks Producers The Push, have been a part of the Bass scene for a number of years now. The duo focus on making Bass-poppin beats that span a mixture of genres, from Breaks, Garage and Jungle to Drum and Bass. With a string a releases on Hotcakes, Distorsion and Let’s Go Recordings, as well as tracks featured on Deekline’s 'This is Bass' compilation, The Push are fast becoming in demand. As Bass fanatics, The Push consider themselves as true selectors, when it comes to their DJ sets, so you can be sure that they will bring fire to any sound system.
23:30 - PLUMP DJS
Plumps DJs are internationally renowned UK DJ/Producer duo Andy Gardner and Lee Rous of London, whose passion for innovation and non-conformist attitude to electronic music has fuelled their fire for over a decade.
Notorious frontline pioneers of the breakbeat genre in late 90's, the Plump DJs have diversified in recent years incorporating broader styles in dance. Though their sound is still widely thought to maintain a breakbeat aesthetic.
During their prolific musical career spawning over 100 singles, 6 albums, and 5 compilations to date. Their list of collaborators and remixes reads like a dream line up at super festival: Mark Ronson, Gary Newman, Deadmou5, Fatboy Slim, Orbital, Jermaine Jackson and Louise Rhodes... The list goes on, and yet the duo have still managed to maintain relevance on a world scene with recent cross genre support from the artistes like Porter Robinson, Eats Everything & A-Track. To add to essential UK radio support and plays from BBC Radio 1 DJ’s Annie Mac, Mista Jam and Annie Nightingale, galvanizing an already established list of Plump enthusiasts.
Their legendary 10-year residency at Fabric Nightclub and subsequent regular shows at their hometowns coolest venues XOYO & The Nest are testament to the success of the Plump DJs in the London to this day. Further afield their performances have graced the main stages at Glastonbury UK, Coachella USA, Fuji Rock JAP, Breakfest AUS, and the Berlin Love Parade GER to name a few. Some of the worlds best nightclubs and venues have also felt the power of repeatPlump DJs shows, Womb in Tokyo, Avalon LA, and even The O2 London are all on the smashed it' list.
Gardner & Rous are true innovators of sound who proudly co-created the popular Breakbeat genre of the last decade with their initial releases on Finger Lickin’Records. Pioneers of production whose shared passion for electronic music and the art of making people dance, has inspired a generation of dance floor experiments. The ever-evolving sound of Plump DJs continues to be met with enthusiasm from discerning dance music fans worldwide. Listen then to the sound of Plump Music.
01:00 - GILBERT DJ
Gilbert has a reputation for serving up amazing party breaks, nu-disco and house rhythms as one half of the Shoreditch-based night, ‘Ditched at Old Street Records. Not content with that, you can also catch him most months at Full Fat and ReVinyl (both at Milk), where he lays down choice cuts of downtempo beats, nu-funk, hip-hop, soul, reggae and electro.
Amongst others he's supported class acts like the Scratch Perverts, DJ Format, Dub Pistols, LTJ Bukem, Charlie Tee & Kidkanevil.