Kolsch dropped Dave Canto's refix of Oxia classic 'Domino' at the pool arena on the first night for his final tune. It went berserk! It's got a live orchestral re-work in the middle that's total bliss — this tune set the tone for the week!
DJ Pierre tore up his usual set list and took us in a completely new direction. He switched his tough acid jams for summer grooves, disco edits and proper '90s house and garage. 'All I do' was the highlight!
DJ Pierre’s closing track at the all-day beach party. Absolute hands in the air moment and set everyone up nicely for the afterparty.
London lad Alexis Raphael was another DJ who did things differently. After Skream told him to "just smash it out", he rebelled and played a set peppered with classics, vocals and slower cuts, with Ralph Rosario’s house classic ‘You Used To Hold Me' being the pick of the bunch.
This track is getting a lot of play time at the moment but much-loved DJ duo Fur Coat were one of the first to start including it in their sets. A perfect track to take things a little darker!
Another highlight of the week at GrooveFest was Rodriguez Jr’s live set in The Colosseum. The balance between melody and darker techno worked a treat for Jr .and his style of crafting classy build-ups and re-editing on the fly. He dropped his re-work of 'Chrysalism' at the peak of his set!
Played by the man himself at the pool arena. This record still has the same power over people it had back in 2006 when it first came. Great track, infectious groove. It booted off!
Osunlade’s deep, heads-down set erupted when he dropped this classic deep house cut at the Marina Stage.
Doorly and Skream back-to-back at the Marina Arena was a highlight! This set was peppered with disco, deep grooves, jackin' house and thundering techno too — a fun and eclectic mix!
NYC jock Randall M played an inspired set at The Secret Villa afterparty. The same night Skream played back-to-back with MK, but Randall’s set was the most interesting. Weaving together warm grooves and punchy house, plus a few minimal weapons — incredible.