The Freestylers DJ set Aston Harvey (UK)
The Freestylers were formed in 1996 by music producers Matt Cantor, Aston Harvey and Andrew Galea. The first single they released was “Drop the Boom (AK-48)” and the first EP – “Freestyle EP” (1996). After Galea’s departure, the group was backed up by session musicians (guitar, drums, bass, turntablism, two MCs and three break-dancers). The debut album “We Rock Hard” was released in 1998, but their most popular record is “Raw as Fuck” (2004), with the group’s greatest hits: “Push Up” and “Get a Life”.
The Freestylers have performed at all major festivals and visited most popular night clubs in the world, achieving the level and fame other artists could only dream of. It looked like the perfect time to rest on one’s laurels… Nothing could be further from the truth. Aston and Matt constantly work on new tracks and roam around the world, promoting breakbeat / bass. No matter if they appear on stage as a live band, soundsystem of DJ set – they always rock hard!
Little BIG (RU)
Crazy musical ensemble from St. Petersburg, imaginatively combining rave, rap and electronics. By many they are called a Russian, much groovier (or rather much boozier) version of Die Antwoord! The band consists of Ilya Prusikin, Sergey Gokk Makarov and Olympia Ivleva, who produce 200% energy on stage, giving an unreal and crazy show. Their most popular song “Everyday I’m Drinking” is pure energy gypsy punk, rave version of Gogol Bordello. The text of the song leaves no doubt what kind of performance the maniacs from Little Big are going to give:
No future, no rich
This is Russia, bitch!
Every day I’m drinking! Every day I’m drinking!
I’m drinking every day!
Great comeback of an energetic young man, brought up on Podlasian pork chops, who replaced his pineal gland with a mixer! Straight from the UK! His first live performance in our city in over a year.