LOBSTERFEST, the new festival from Lobster Theremin, has revealed the full line-up for its inaugural event at London club The Cause.
Tim Reaper, Mama Snake, Bklava, Coco Bryce, Interplanetary Criminal, Yazzus, NIKS and Denham Audio are among the artists on the bill for the one-day event, which will also include a set from Lobster Theremin label boss Asquith.
The festival's line-up has also been put together with a commitment to boosting diversity in dance music, hosting both 50% women and non-binary artists and 50% BIPOC artists.
SALOME will make her debut on Lobster Theremin this month with the ‘Fatal Glow’ EP.
Tim Reaper will release his new EP, ‘Ecospheres’, via Lobster Theremin on 14th May.
The DJ, producer and Future Retro label boss’ third EP for the London label is a typically top-notch four-tracker of frenzied breaks and frosty melodies, with a careful balance of classic jungle forms and futuristic ideas. Alongside three original cuts, Coco Bryce steps up on remix duty, offering a vintage rave refix of Reaper and Devnull’s collaborative track, ‘Give It 2 Me’.
Route 8 will release his debut album ‘Rewind The Days of Youth’ this month via Lobster Theremin.
Set for release on 20th November, the album is inspired by the same highway the Budapest-based artist took his artist name from, and which he regularly travels on to visit his grandmother. An original version of the album was lost when Route 8 had his belongings stolen while on tour in the US. Determined to retain the concept of the album he had made, he managed to eventually recreate the project upon his return to Hungary.
Lobster Theremin founder Asquith will release a new EP on his other, eponymous label next Friday 15th May.
‘Rave Til Dawn’ , as its title suggests, is one tailor-made for the dancefloors, either at sunrise or in the depth of peak time. High-speed rhythms, classic rave breaks, euphoric synths and elated vocal samples make this a four-tracker of pure ecstasy, and we can’t wait to hear it out on a festival floor when the time comes round again.
Lobster Theremin has shared three charity compilations.
Jimmy Asquith's London-based label, founded in 2013, has released some of dance music's pivotal releases.
Today (20th), the imprint has released the 'Lobster PLUR' series, which spans three releases and 35 tracks, raising money for mental health charity Mind, and homeless charity Shelter. Money from the records will also go to "an independent fund for a number of contributing artists to help give back to the music and wider community during these uncertain and strange times."
Brooklyn-based DJ, producer and live act Heidi Sabertooth will release her 'Ur Eyes Are Watching' EP via Lobster Theremin on 5th April.
Fast becoming known for her gritty, raw take on industrial techno and penchant for hardware-driven cuts, Sabertooth’s latest outing is a relentless selection of rough-and-ready club tracks that retain a hypnotic atmosphere amid their off-kilter ferocity and distortion. With as many nods to Autechre, Plaid and harsh noise acts as there are to techno progenitors, this is rapturous work from the emerging artist.
DJ Different will release his new EP, ‘Permission 2 Dance’, via Lobster Theremin on 30th November.
The fast-rising Swedish DJ/producer veers from classic jungle and rave forms to ambient and house on this five-track EP, showcasing a continued evolution from his early output on some of the more formidable soundcloud/YouTube channels causing a stir in recent years.
‘Angels’ is the biggest track on display here, a rapid breaks cut with a sprawling synth atmosphere and vintage rave feel that invokes the likes of Orbital or Bicep. Check it out below.
Lobster Theremin founder Jimmy Asquith will release his second solo EP, ‘Never Alone’, via his new imprint on 30th November.
Maintaining the club-floor focus that defined his killer debut in August, ‘Never Alone’ borrows from years of experience in the scene and a veritable array of styles – from techno and house to UK bass, bleep and and garage.