Hannah Wants (aka Hannah Alicia Smith) is a self-taught house music DJ and producer from Birmingham who cites influences from the bass-orientated scene (read: Annie Mac, Shadow Child, Disclosure, Redlight, Mak & Pasteman, etc). In fact, she played alongside all of those names in 2012/2013 so she’s evidently a rising star. Hannah pretty much made her breakthrough in 2010 after a summer spent in Ibiza, picking up club residencies and a decent reputation which made its way back to the UK for 2011 and has definitely increased ten-fold now that we’re in 2013 … time goes fast doesn’t it? Hannah put up a mix on SoundCloud just the other day, check it out below. It should give you a pretty clear idea what to expect from her set.

BANG BANG and MVMNT have teamed up with TROUPE, a club-night-turned-record-label based in London, in order to put this event on. A quick look at the event listings on TROUPE’s Facebook page tells you that these guys are doing pretty well indeed. There are plenty of on-point bookings, for sure. Add that to the recent record label launch along with residencies and stage-takeovers at international summer festivals and … well, you get the idea.

TROUPE resident Balou will be supporting Hannah Wants. His Brown Sugar EP was the first release on TROUPE’s new record label, put out just a few weeks ago. I’ll be damned if I can find it anywhere though, maybe there have been some delays or something … the SoundCloud stream appears to have been taken offline too. Anyhow, having listened to his recent podcast (embedded below) for Vertigo Festival it appears to me that he’ll be perfectly suited to playing alongside Hannah Wants. Interested in finding out more about this Londoner? Here you go then: An interview.

Update: Balou has put together a 35 minute mix for MVMNT, it’s available to stream via Mixcloud.

Also on the bill for this Friday night at Junk club are Natural Beatz, Krown Jules, and Rocksteddy. Names you’ll probably recognise from previous BANG BANG and NO LOGO events. Downstairs there will be a healthy dose of UK garage thanks to Mr. Foord, Allmostt, Spiro, and Scruff. I often get carrried away in Junk and completely forget there are DJs downstairs too, must rectify this.



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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.

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