The latter half of 2013 saw DBP through a bunch of impressive warehouse parties, 2014 appears to be continuing along the same trend: Having hosted names ranging from Pete Tong to Rudimental, they’ve now secured Bondax for a headline performance (DJ set), supported by Kidnap Kid and a selection of Southampton’s finest including BITR8. Earlybird tickets are on sale now for just £6 which is an absolute steal so they’ll be snapped up right away!


Headlining this show will be high flyers Bondax, who have made a massive impact in the last 6 months or so and 2014 is shaping up to be even bigger with a support slot on London Grammar’s stadium tour not to mention this warehouse party! Always up for a good time their DJ sets infuse everything from down tempo R&B, to house, hip hop and synth pop. With their debut live date in London selling out well in advance, there’s a lot of hype around this wonder duo from Lancashire.

Here’s what XLR8R had to say about the duo’s (fairly recent) episode in their podcast series: “Listening to the mix, it seems that when the pair is operating in the DJ sphere, Bondax sounds a lot like, well, Bondax. As such, this nearly hour-long session includes a lot of upbeat melodies and hook-laden grooves. The duo has a clear affinity for funk- and soul-flavored pop, but also makes sure to include plenty of nods to the feelgood anthems of ’90s house and garage. It’s light, it’s carefree, and it’s unquestionably pop, but we’re guessing that’s entirely the point.”

It’s no secret that our eclectic underground music scene has over the past couple of years skimmed the edge of commercial success with artists like Disclosure, Breach and Julio Bashmore entering the UK Single Charts. Consequently, it forms a challenging direction for a lot of producers, one that means staying dedicated to the cutting-edge, underground aesthetic we know and love whilst adhering to commercial recognition, satisfying the ears of both party goers and club tastemakers afar. It’s a direction and sound that can be hard to establish, with producers either pushing one too far or not doing enough of the other. However, out of the musical haze comes a small cluster of producers that get it just right. One of these producers is the formidable Matt Relton aka Kidnap Kid …


For those that have made it thus far down the page, perhaps you’d like to know a little something extra? Well, we’re reliably informed that SEMSU, The Society for Electronic Music at Southampton University will be running things in the second room. Fancy joining them and spinning some tunes on stage? Get in touch.





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Adam is a physics graduate from the University of Southampton with an interest in electronic music. He co-founded Sotonight and was involved with SEMSU and other music-related projects while at university.