16:00 - BREAKING MORE WAVES DJ
South Coast music blogger and emerging Glastonbury judge Robin has been a big supporter of AYL since we began.
This year we have invited him to spin some of his favourite tunes between the bands.
Also DJ-ing: 4:45 - 5pm, 5:45pm - 6 pm.
16:15 - BECCI LOUISE
Becci Louise is a performer, poet and educator, who produces work for the stage as well as the page. Her first spoken word show, 'A City of Foxes' received the Reading Fringe Award in 2015, and her poetry has been published in Cannon's Mouth Magazine, Dreamcatcher and the Dawn Treader in 2016. Her first full-length collection is out in October with Two Rivers Press. Becci also produces short, handmade collections of poetry, of between seven and twenty poems long. Her work is available on Etsy from her shop 'Poetical Treasures'.
17:00 - MATT TANNER
Once described as sounding like David Bowie signing Incubus songs with Mike Patton, singer / songwriter Matt Tanner has one foot firmly kicking up the dust in the 90s, while the other subscribes to a more folk-pop agenda. It was the 1990s that fuelled and inspired Matt as a song writer, but 20 years on and the taste of ballsy pop rock lingers, albeit now with a more mature outlook, like Sara Cox moving to Radio 2. Matt is a seasoned performer, both with bands and as a solo artist. He now continues his dynamic shows playing both acoustic and electric guitars, and mixing his blend of folk, pop and rock. It touches on the ethereal while throwing weighty pop punches.
17:45 - SMALL TOWN BLUES
18:15 - TRACKS & GROOVES (DJ)
Track and Grooves play eccentric, eclectic records out loud in Milk bar between the live acts.
Also DJ-ing: 7 - 7:15 pm, 7:45pm - 8 pm.
18:30 - NEMMY
A musician at heart with a savvy business mind helps create the make-up of Alex Nemmy. After starting his very own successful shows called Junction Music back in 2015. Nemmy has now taken it upon himself to create a Record Label which focuses on helping musicians achieve their goals. Nemmy has had his fair share of musical success in the process, with frequent invites to perform on the Berkshire BBC Introducing show as well as headlining his own gig in February. Nemmy has a distinct and unique style, effortlessly incorporating old school rhythms over dramatic and powerful instrumentals, projecting his voice to cater the message he portrays. 2017 will be a busy year for Nemmy as he plans to release his first solo project while managing the future of his own business.
19:15 - FIGURES OF SPEECH
Figures of speech the elite rap group from Reading. Founded by Smiley Smuggler and Marcus-Data ft DJ shards, Luv Okami, James Tanch, Bless, Lemmy and Du'val "Milky". Standing as strong members ofthere community the group spread a positive message about life experiences as young growing men in a nowadays society. FOS is the evolution of live music and UK sound, with a fusion of hiphop and grime with a rock and soulful touch.
20:00 - EASTGREEN
Eastgreen is an ambitious and genuinely humble young hip-hop artist from Coley Park in Reading who has been building his audience with quirky and original lyrical content over the last five years.
He self-produced the first of his four albums at the age of 13, and in the past year he has been taking major and crucial steps to the spotlight with gigs across the country performing at prestigious venues such as Thekla in Bristol, and the O2 Academy in Islington.
This year has begun creatively for Eastgreen with writing, producing and filming a brand new track ‘The Cycle’ within seven hours on New Year’s Day. The musical stall has been set out for him to release his forthcoming fifth album, new videos, projects and performances to an ever-growing fanbase. His maturity over the last couple of years, strategy and creativity has earned him a well deserved position as one of the Alt Reading Sound 2016 acts to watch this year and beyond. He will be premiering the new album Lucifers Journal.
20:30 - RUM AND DONUTS DJ
Rum and Donuts is a monthly night @ Milk that has been built around a mutual respect for J Dilla and his work. Focusing on the instrumental side of Hip Hop, 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.
Also DJ-ing: 10:45 - 11:30 pm.
20:45 - BORJAD LUIS
Determined and mischievous, Borjad Luis is one that stands out from the crowd. His artist name Borjad comes from the Latin America word ‘Borja’ which means ‘strong and captivating'.
21:15 - OLLIE TEEBA FROM THE HERBALISER
Ollie Teeba has been Djing Hip Hop, Funk, Soul and everything that falls in between since his teens in the mid-eighties. Starting out playing college parties and swiftly moving into a residency (before he was old enough to legally enter a licensed premises) at The Boilerhouse.
In 1993 Ollie met up with Jake Wherry and shortly after formed a production partnership resulting in the inception of The Herbaliser. Both avid vinyl collectors, Jake and Ollie began using the freshest sampling techniques, coupled with Jake’s musical know-how to create early demos for the fledging label Ninja Tune.
Since those early days, The Herbaliser have gone from strength to strength, collaborating with some of the most revered musical talents on the international hip-hop scene; notably New York Rapper and story teller Jean Grae, the Uk’s Blade and Roots Manuva, Dilated Peoples’ Rakaa Iriscience and the legendary MF Doom.
In his DJ career Ollie has played all around the globe at many notable clubs and festivals including Glastonbury, Harvest festival, Womad, The Big Chill, Essential, The Blue Note, Concorde, The Big Chill bar and Fabric to name a few. Delivering sets very much in the old school/classic era Hip Hop, funk/soul style.
23:30 - 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.
00:30 - DJ BINGE
Dj BiNGe - mashup scratch DJ since 2003; BiNGe spins a wide range of beats from hip-hop and funk to jungle and garage. Last year he headlined in India and Lebanon and toured the festival circuit notably playing Outlook and closing Charlie Browns casino at Boomtown Fair as well as playing Glastonbury and Secret Garden Party. He's supported De La Soul, Grandmaster Flash, David Rodigan, Craig Charles, Snoop Dogg, A Skillz, Dutty Moonshine, Big Narstie and Dj Skitz. He djs (and drums) for the bass heavy group Engine-Earz Experiment (Circus records) and produces podcasts for Bring-Dem FM. BiNGe is currently co-writing for the debut album by the Dutty Moonshine big band and collaborating with Dj Skitz.