MADE is returning for a second year!By Sj.Cliff
After last year’s success, MADE Birmingham is back!
MADE Birmingham is proud to announce its return to The Digbeth Triangle on Saturday 25th July. In association with Rainbow Venues, the midday-to-midnight event has revealed its first wave of names to a line-up promising an exciting and eclectic mix of both live music and DJ performances that showcase the second city’s reputation as a ground-breaking, innovative and diverse creative hub.
Topping the bill this year and playing out to a MADE crowd for the second year running is Detroit heavyweight MK. The multi-talented producer, DJ and songwriter first learnt his trade in Kevin Saunderson’s studio, quickly building a reputation for his distinctive, club-focused sound and timeless production work.
He’ll be joined by Wilkinson - a DJ who’s performed in over 65 countries, produced with the some of the world’s most infamous hit-makers and topped the UK singles chart with his rework of Lou Reed's 'Satellite of Love' - all while producing under half a dozen different production monikers.
A fluid mix of genres will also be represented - from drum & bass via Shogun Audio boss Friction and talented production duo Matrix & Futurebound, to techno via legendary DJ and Dirtybird label head Claude Von Stroke and even the blurry, hip-hop leaning sound of Warp affiliate Nightmares on Wax.
Award winning beat-boxer and innovative live performer Beardyman will also play, while Pleasure State - a collaboration between headliner MK, fellow producer Lee Foss (who will also perform an individual DJ set) and iconic singer Anabel Englund - and new-school house proteges Blonde are also all scheduled to appear live.
Legendary dub ambassador David Rodigan will be spinning his unique collection of customised dubplates and classic recordings, alongside fellow MBE Norman Jay - promising a set filled with house, disco and classic party jams – as well as London’s Trojan Soundsystem crew.
Fresh from the launch of their 17 Steps label and Warehouse Project takeover, Dusky add to this year’s list of home-grown UK underground talent alongside Bristol house maverick Julio Bashmore, Swamp 81’s Paleman, foundation production duo Stanton Warriors, up-and-comers Dorsia, Brighton’s Fono and - playing back-to-back - Birmingham's own Subb-An and Adam Shelton.
On an international front, MADE is also keen to showcase artists from every corner of the globe, whether it is Canada's Heidi, BBC Radio 1 DJ and head of the iconic ‘Jackathon’ party brand, Ibiza Rocks’ resident and Cajual Records mainstay Doorly.
With a solid lineup of both fresh and respected musical talent and even more to be announced over the coming months, the unique, metropolitan event is set to make its mark on summer 2015.