Joining the announced acts of the After 2AM programme, Netsky&MC Dynamite, Drumsound & Bassline Smith & MC Dynamite, Borgore and Goldie & SP:MC will be three outstanding performances by Skream & Sgt Pokes, Sub Focus & MC ID and MistaJam!
Exit Festival audience are already familiar with the wizard of dubstep, Skream, who is coming back in a sensational fashion to Exit’s Main Stage. After the well-remembered performance with Benga in 2008, as well as his Exit stint with Magnetic Man last year, Skream returns to the fortress on Sunday, July 15 with MC SGT Pokes. Let’s get this Dubstep party started!
The first day of the festival will be crowned by true D’n’B chaos, created for us by the one of electronic music's most exciting names Sub Focus. Nick Douwma's rise through the ranks of underground drum & bass along side his peers, Chase & Status and Pendulum to become a major player in electronic music has been nothing short of spectacular. Since releasing his self titled triumphant 2009 debut which featured hits "Rock It" and "Follow The Light", Sub Focus has been pushing the boundaries with his live show, and working hard in the studio. Earlier this month Sub Focus released "Out The Blue" feat. Alice Gold, a ready made summer anthem and an introduction to his second full-length album which we are desperately waiting for!
On the same day, we are welcoming MistaJam the multi-genre music pioneer from BBC Radio 1 and 1xtra. MistaJam is a three-time winner of the Sony Academy Award. He champions artists from a variety of music genres through his daily radio shows, with an intention to fill the gap between mainstream and genre-oriented audience, thus, his show's slogan - "The Key to the Underground".
Happynovisad Stage has also prepared reinforcements to the existing roster - Jimmy Edgar, Addison Groove, Jon Convex, Trevino, Benjamin Damage & Doc Daneeka!
Happynovisad Stage proudly presents a producer, photographer, multi-instrumentalist from Detroit, the one and only - Jimmy Edgar. His music is an interesting blend of electro-funk and a sensual instrumental R’n’B. His latest album, “Majenta“, released on May 7, already earned the most positive reviews from NME and Resident Advisor. Jimmy Edgar will also give Exit’s audience a treat, his LIVE AV set!
A good way to start the Exit journey is heading to Happynovisad Stage and witness the performance of Addison Groove. This dubstep artist, also known as Headhunter has been focused for the past year on the Chicago “Juke“, and his debut album “Transistor Rhythm“ was released in March this year for Modeselektor’s “50 Weapons“ label. The same day, another performance will satisfy the needs of all electro fans. Jon Convex, known for his D’n’B works within the project “Instra:mental“, where Convex is joined by Boddik.
What happens when a D’n’B giant goes astray and finds himself in the house music world? Trevino will explain it to us on Thursday, July 12. Known in the D’n’B circles as Marcus Intalex, this studio and studio equipment buff says that he has stragefright again. We are 100% percent sure that it will feel like home for him at Happynovisad Stage! Finally, the first day of the festival we also welcome Benjamin Damage & Doc Daneeka, a duo whose genre is defined as a mixture of UK rhythms dominant in their individual work, with stunning vocals by Abigail Wyles and a convincing background of Berlin techno. Their latest album 'They!Live', which was released in January earned high critical acclaims and praises from the biggest musical magazines. This summer, Happynovisad hosts one of their numerous performances, where they will present both the material from 'They!Live', and the material from their upcoming projects.