Meadows Bar

Jun 10 2011

The Meadows Bar is where all of Lounge on the Farm’s eclectic musical stylings find common ground, and we are very excited by programme this year.

From turntablist supreme DJ Format, ibizan legend Adamski through to original junglist Congo Natty, the Field Bar is shaping up to become the place to go to sip an Oranjeboom and take in sets from some classic DJ’s.

Format‘s DJ sets are renowned for their boundary-crossing selection of the funk, soul, rock & hip-hop and his fabric mix showed of a condensed version of the party set that he’s built a solid reputation on.

A recent flurry of activity has seen Format deliver another mix album, this time for the legendary Fania label, applying his signature b-boy style to the world’s foremost catalogue of Latin music. Alongside this, Format’s discreetly released 12″ tribute to James Brown ‘Stealin’ James’, has been a huge success both with DJ’s and dance floors alike.

Format is currently hard at work on his third album.

 


Adrian Sherwood
is an English record producer best known for his work with dub music as well as for remixing a number of popular acts such as Coldcut, Depeche Mode, The Woodentops, Primal Scream, Pop Will Eat Itself, Sinéad O’Connor, and Skinny Puppy.

He is co-founder of Carib Gems and Pressure Sounds, and founder of Hitrun Records as well as Green Tea Records and Soundboy Records. His most well-known label is On-U Sound.

 


Rebel MC first announced himself to the world as part of 80s hip hop/dance act Double Trouble alongside friends Karl ‘Tuff Enuff’ Brown, Leigh Guest and Michael Menson. That catapulted the name Rebel MC into homes up and down the country thanks to the releases of ‘Just Keep Rockin’ in 1989, which peaked in the UK top 20, before really hit the big time with ‘Street Tuff’, which reached number three in the charts.

Over the next seven years, the name Congo Natty became a standard bearer for the original authentic Jungle movement and spawned numerous hits including the classics ‘Police in Helicopter’ and ‘Champion DJ’, released under the alias Blackstar.

While the remixes kept coming throughout the late 90s and early 2000s,

Watch the Jungle Lion roar in this time, and make sure you keep up to date on the latest manifestations of the Junglist movement.

 


Adam made his first record at the tender age of 11, in 1979, as part of the kinderpunk group “The Stupid Babies”

Over 10 years later, he renowned himself as Adamski (after the UFO enthusiast/space traveler George Adamski) and provided us with the massive number 1 hit ‘Killer’, featuring the vocals of Seal. The song has since been covered by George Michael, German trance DJ ATB, Sugababes, The Whitest Boy Alive and most recently, Scottish indie band Sons and Daughters.

This summer will see Adam’s own 21st century update of his own ‘Killer’ on his housemusic label, Phonetic, featuring old friend Gerideau on vocal duties.

 


Lounge Originals were the duo that kick-started this whole Lounge / Lounge on the Farm thing way back in 1997 – putting on parties at Oranges, the Unity, Studio 41 in Canterbury, and then all over Europe.

Sean Porn & Comfy Rob – the dynamic duo – who together are more commonly known as Comfyporn – definitely know how to murder a dancefloor, and their blend of anything from the freshest house n electro through to warehouse rave classics or stone cold hiphop cuts never fails to get the party jumping.

 

 

Barry Ashworth is also known for his full-throttle peak-time DJ sets that have wowed crowds in every country and festival know to man. In the past 18 months Barry’s passport has been stamped in Australia, Singapore, Serbia, Dubai, Thailand, Germany, Croatia, Italy and 40 times over in France, and that is just a few countries that have played host to this international DJ.

Barry’s co-owned label Westway is making bigger waves than ever with a new Dogtown Clash (another of Barry’s guises) single released in September, which is already single of the month in DJ Mag.

There is just no letting up for this much-loved party starter.

 


Asteroids began in summer 2009 when a late night discussion between friends, Jon Kahuna and Simon Duffy, about their adolescence, and the music that first shaped them, got out of hand.

Fate struck hard the night Jon Kahuna dialled, and as Connaghan’s phone rang at the other end, he was being ejected from a nightclub only a few miles away in Hoxton while in London visiting friends.

The trio met up the next day at Si’s home studio, played Rory one of the demos and within 4 hours the new band had recorded its first record proper, “Straighten Up”.

More sessions followed over the next 10 months, forced into already crammed schedules, jobs were lost and found but all the time the chemistry between the three fizzed and popped.

Note by note, line-by-line, track-by-track, the record came together.

Drink by drink, conversation-by-conversation, party-by-party, the gang came together.

Ladies and Gentlemen we give you Asteroids.

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