In 2012 The Hydra series was launched on the August Bank Holiday weekend, so after a brief hiatus from this flagship weekend, we're very excited to reveal our return. Over three days we have curated a weekend of events that represent some of our key musical facets, so a beautifully mixed bag, but an opportunity to showcase some of the artists we truly love. Honouring London's diversity through the universal language of music, we present a collection of exceptional talent for the capital's electronic music community. A unique opportunity to enjoy this one-off gathering of venerated talents, under a single roof, over a long Summer weekend. Unmissable.
The Saturday of the August Bank Holiday weekend is one of the biggest dates of the year in our world. So for this return, it felt only right to enlist one of our scene leaders. Jeff Mills' debut at Printworks was a Techno masterclass, so expect more of the same. He is joined this time by his compatriot from the Motor City, Juan Atkins, in a rare Model 500 performance and venue debut. Electro deity Helena Hauff also hits the Press Halls, with Ben Klock side stepping his Photon residency at the space to appear here too. Another venue (and UK) debut sees Detroit's Terrence Dixon make a much-awaited Live debut on these shores whilst LA's Mor Elian gets us started.
Dark Room welcomes Workshop affiliates Willow and Move D. David Moufang has been with us from the beginning and continues to represent so much that we love about electronic music. We’re also pleased to have Hydra debutant Damiano Von Erckert bring his Hip Hop-channeling House sensibility to the second space. NTS’s DEBONAIR gets us started here.
Day in to late night on this one, as we road test a 2am finish for the first time...