16:00 - TRACKS & GROOVES DJ
Tracks and Grooves playing waxy treats and under the radar beats.
DJ-ing between the acts until 7:15 pm.
16:15 - JOE HICKS
Newbury Singer-Songwriter Joe Hicks blends blues, funk, folk and pop influences, combining intricate guitar composition with classic pop song-craft. Having spent his earlier years in numerous different projects following a childhood of classical training, Joe released his first solo single 'Best Clothes' at the start of 2017. Soon after, the 28 year old was made 'BBC Introducing Artist of the Week' on the regional 'Georgey Tonight' radio program, receiving extensive airplay across the U.K. Third single 'Talk to Me' dramatically increased Hicks' audience, being playlisted heavily on Spotify and Soundcloud collections around the globe. Included in Sofar Sounds ‘Best of 2017’ Spotify playlist following acclaimed Sofar performances and fresh off the back of extensive BBC Introducing support for his new 'Blinding Light' Acoustic EP, Joe spent the bulk of 2018 gigging across the UK and will release new music at the start of 2019.
17:00 - COLOURS & FIRES
Emotive acoustic Indie folk band from Reading. Performing songs that will make you listen and sounds which will make you think. Our songs gives an insight a personal transformation across genders and relationships. We are active supporters of LGBT+ equality, specifically around transgender rights. Previous performances include Alphabet Soup, Oxjam Reading, Reading Pride, Readipop festival, Are you Listening Festival, Reading Beer Festival. Here comes the sun Festival, Trans Pride Brighton and Brighton Pride
17:45 - JACOB HOLROYD
18:30 - CITRUS DUO
Formerly in Indie/punk-fizz band Citrus Luke and Daisy come together for a one-off special acoustic set showcasing Citrus songs in an acoustic light.
19:15 - BORJAD LUIS
Borjad Luis is one who stands out from the crowd. His unique style of music and outlandish character can be rather ambiguous but fascinating at the same time. He has been heavily involved in the Berkshire rap scene for a number of years and is getting even closer to accomplishing the ultimate dream of becoming something incredible. Being partly Mexican, he has recently adapted a Latin American feel to his music with authentic guitar samples and other Native sounds.
19:45 - RUM N DONUTS DJ
Rum and Donuts return once again 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.
DJ-ing in-between the acts until 10 pm.
20:00 - NONAMEDISCIPLE
NoNameDisciple was one of the standout performances on the BBC Music Introducing stage at last year’s Reading Festival for Radio 1 and BBC Music Introducing DJ Abbie McCarthy. Lily Allen is a big fan of the MC from Berkshire and NoName refers to the fact she doesn’t want performances to be about her, she’s using her music to help evoke change in others and Disciple because she’s training to be a pastor alongside making music. She uses her lyrics to talk about her past struggles and to get her audience discussing mental health more freely.
This will be her AY? Debut and we are looking forward to it.
**Please note - This live set is 15 mins long, so don't be late if you wish to watch NoNameDisciple**
20:30 - RHYMESTAR featuring Max Profit and DJ J Rich
Following a landmark year in Rhymestar’s illustrious career as an MC, 2018 sees the unveiling of his own live show. With a performance debuting for none other than taste-makers BBC Introducing, the excitement around the launch of Rhymestar’s solo career as an artist in his own right is gathering increasing impetus.
2017 saw the release of four independent singles, all of which received airplay and on-going backing from BBC Introducing. ‘Take Control’, Rhymestar’s second single, was chosen and play listed as the BBC Introducing ‘Track of The Week’ on 1xtra, also receiving plays on Radio 1.
Merging sounds and influences from Jungle, Drum & Bass and Grime, Rhymestar’s unique style seems to be taking flight, gaining the attention of fans of the genres across the UK, Europe and as far as North America & Australia.
One of the most dynamic artists to successfully cement his name into the Drum & Bass scene, having performed at club nights and festivals in over 35 countries worldwide, including the world-famous Glastonbury Festival, Reading & Leeds Festival, Creamfields and EDC, he is not prepared to take his foot off the gas. Rhymestar’s aspirations to innovate within his field have seen him apply his vocal talents to not only DnB but Grime and Hip-Hop too. Often identified by an unstoppable flow replete with deep and meaningful lyrics, this recognisable talent is firing on all cylinders. As well as being the preferred MC for household DnB acts; Matrix & Futurebound, Tantrum Desire and Culture Shock, Rhymestar is also a permanent fixture at the Viper Recordings tour nights across the UK and further afield.
Having featured on Danny Byrd’s last album ‘Golden Ticket’ on tracks such as ‘BANG!’ and ‘Sublow Junkie’ (Hospital Records), he also made his debut release on Viper Recordings in 2015 releasing ‘Cardiac Arrest’ with Smooth. 2016 saw Rhymestar achieve his first ‘Beatport’ and ‘Track It Down’ number 1 ‘Anarchist’, collaborating with Tantrum Desire on Technique Recordings.
With a number of features on BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra and Kiss the future is extremely exciting for this rising star, so sit back, buckle up and watch this space.
21:15 - TIGER MENDOZA
Tiger Mendoza is the alias of producer/remixer/multi-instrumentalist Ian De Quadros. Following the release of the Hope Sick EP in 2009, Tiger Mendoza has released a number of EPs and albums as well as producing remixes for artists and bands including Public Enemy, DJ Shadow (who he also supported), and Little Red. Live shows are a shapeshifting beast, based around massive breaks, bass and, more than anything else energy.
His most recent releases, Old Ideas 1 and 2, released in 2017 and 2018 respectively were a attempt at trying to deal with personal and national events over the last the 2 years and involved collaborations with a number of friends old and new from the Oxford Music scene including Kid Kin, Luke from Daisy, Asher Dust and a track with rapper / poet Pierquin which earned a spot in Nightshift's tracks of the year 2017.
You could sum up Tiger Mendoza as an accident – but a happy accident. The music is an attempt to create great songs with beats, guitars and whatever other sounds and nonsense happen to wander past at the time.
22:00 - SK SHLOMO
The record-breaking beatboxer and collaborator with Ed Sheeran, Bjork and Damon Albarn turns electronic singer-songwriter on his album tour, blending his innovative live-looping and breathtaking beatboxing with epic synths, crushingly honest lyrics and lush electronic layers. Massive Attack meets James Blake.
Simon Shlomo Kahn knows how it feels to be on top of the world. For over a decade, the genre-defying, award-winning, recording-breaking beatboxer, producer and live-looper has set new standards for his craft.
Under his new moniker SK Shlomo, Simon found himself taking a ‘dark pop’ direction after listening to lots of Caribou, Jamie xx, SOHN, FKA Twigs, James Blake and Massive Attack.
22:30 - PHIL TAGGART (FROM BBC RADIO 1)
Having cut his teeth DJ’ing in his teenage years Phil is bolting all around the UK and Europe bringing his insanely high energy performances and ear melting mix of lefty dance floor fillers. Just cause he’s skinny fringe boy worry not, there will be no indie or rock. How dare you for profiling. This is a rave not a riff factory.
Whether it be dropping club sets at Koko, XOYO, Kamio in London, Ibiza Rocks support Skrillex or Dizzee Rascal or slaying sets at Wireless, Field Day, Kendal Calling, Reading and Leeds etc... His versatile sets are packed full of energy and have made him a repeat booking wherever he goes to play.
Phil Taggart is one of the youngest faces tearing up the night time on BBC Radio 1 and he also fronts up all the new music on Vevo from DSCVR to 'Lift' to 'Ones to Watch' to writing and producing his own content for the company in his own show DSCVR New Videos, and much more.
Phil also runs a Record Label - Hometown Records, as well as running a hugely successful club night called SLACKER.
23:30 - KRAFTY KUTS (DJ)
Legendary Brighton turntablist Krafty Kuts joins the fold too. Real name Martin Reeves, Krafty Kuts has been winning awards for his turntable gymnastics since first entering a DJ competition aged 12 in the late 80s. Described by Resident Advisor as ‘the undisputed King of breaks’, Krafty has produced legendary Fabriclive mixes, soundtracked everything from Masterchef adverts to Guy Richie films, and played out to crowds of 40,000 people alongside superstars like The Rolling Stones and The Prodigy. Krafty Kuts’ full-throttle genre-bending DJ skills are sure to leave jaws on the floor this April.
01:00 - THE PUSH DJ
The Push is the collective work of producers Elliot Harrison and Richard Tugwell. The duo focus on making bass driven breaks that span a mixture of genres.