Electric Picnic Preview #2

In Part 2 of our EP guide SUgARTiTZ takes a look at some more artists playing....

Grace Jones:

This genre-jumper has released ten studio albums since 1977 dipping her androgynous toes into disco, funk, electronica and more. Grace Jones, who was at one stage Warhol's muse, is about as iconoclastic as they come. If you're old enough to know who Miss Jones is you are old enough to know that she shouldn't be missed.

Our boy Chewy will be pleasing the masses in Fossett's with a Pyjama Party from 11pm-3am on Friday night/Saturday morning. He'll be keeping it dance-floor friendly with a mix of disco and all time favourites from the 80s and 90s. Think Sweet Valley High sleepover meets eurotrash discotheque...in a circus.
Chewy MaXXXiMix

Late of The Pier:
I was lucky enough to catch Late of the Pier a few months back in the POD. They are one of those rare bands that I found myself having a bop and singing along to when I'd never heard their stuff before. Their anything-goes sound is getting lots of hype and rightly so. Having Erol Alkan as your producer int gonna hurt neither. Their slot should be aces.
Late Of The Pier - The Bears Are Coming (Original Mix)
Late Of The Pier - Bears are Coming (Partyshank Remix)
Late Of The Pier- Space & The Woods (Blaze Tripp Remix)

The Dying Seconds:
If The Dying Seconds' performance at Castle Palooza was anything to go by, their set at the picnic should be a stormer. Lots of bloggers have been giving them their propers and they've been compared to the likes of Arcade Fire and Death Cab for Cutie. I prefer to think of them as the bastard child of Elbow and Kraftwerk – you've got to hear it to believe it. This lot are such crackers they've been given two slots...check them out in the Pop Baby tent at 11pm on Friday and 11.30pm on Saturday.
The Dying Seconds - Feist Remix

Thems in the know (LCD Soundsystem, Architecture in Helsinki, Vampire Weekend...) have been scrambling over each other to get Yacht to tour with them and recently Vibe Magazine called the band indie rock's Timbaland. Yacht head honcho Jona Bechtolt describes the band as an amalgamation of self-taught dance moves and anthemic electro-power jams all played backwards and covered in cherry cola. What more could we ask for? Don't miss the boat on this one.

Toddla T:

This Sheffield youngfella has been getting up to all sorts of late - producing tracks for Roots Manuva, remixing Hot Chip and helping two climaXXX favourites Sinden and Switch fill the floor at Fabric, not to mention making top tracks of his own. He'll be playing the Twisted Pepper Arena in the Bodytonic Village on Friday night with a live MC. If you want to get your weekend off to one helluva start with a pleasure from the bass genre-mash then Toddla's your kid.
Toddla's 13 Minute Micro Mix
Toddla T - Soundtape Killin ft. Serocee (Nastee Boi Remix)

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