10 DJ’s you won’t want to miss at LIMF 2018
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What DJ’s Will You Be Dancing To At LIMF 2018?
LIMF is all about music, not just bands or solo artists, but music as a whole. That’s why this year is awash with amazing DJs to keep the tunes coming, and to make sure that there is never a silent moment. Last years DJ tent was one of the best things about the festival, and the tradition continues into LIMF 2018 with this lot of legends.
DJ Jazzy Jeff is a living legend, best known for his work with the Fresh Prince himself, Will Smith, many credit Jazzy Jeff with helping bring Hip Hop to the mainstream. With an almost uncountable amount of credits as a DJ, producer, actor and comedian, this headliner is a complete master of many crafts and we’re lucky to have this living legend spinning the Hip Hop beats that made him so famous at the True School Club House on the Sunday at LIMF 2018.
Fusing Soul, House and Hip Hop with Afro, Latin, Jazz and much more, comes Gilles Peterson. Warming up for DJ Jazzy Jeff, Peterson came to Liverpool for the carnival chaos that is Fiesta Bombarda and blew us away with an amazing headline show. His quirky sounds and arrangements are perfect for a summer’s day in the park and will get your feet moving and your head nodding, without a doubt.
Perhaps best known for his 2016 hit single, You Don’t Know Me, featuring Raye, Jax Jones is a record producer, songwriter, remixer and of course, DJ, and one of the most relevant names in the business right now. Concentrating on House and Deep House, Jones will be treating us to his new single, Breathe, and many more tunes you’ll know and love with a full live set on Central Stage on Saturday. Bring it on Jaxy boy!
Keeping things old school, we’ve got UK radio favourite, Trevor Nelson. He’ll be bringing his Ultimate Soul Playlist and Rhythm Nation grooves to Seton Park on the Saturday to headline the True School Club House stage. Nelson’s beats will be the perfect way to dance the night away to all of your classic Rn’B faves.
Filmmaker turned DJ, Don Letts, is a real special addition to the line-up, giving fans of his from various parts of his career to the True School Club House stage on the Sunday. Letts specialises in the summertime sounds of Reggae and Ska, even dabbling in a little Trip Hop. This will be one for those who want to let themselves go, but also to those who need to relax after a full weekend of music.
Radio and TV personality, Tim Westwood, will be one of the crowds top choices for this year’s festival as his time on the UK version of Pimp My Ride gave him true celebrity status. But that has never got in the way of the music he delivers; some of the best Hip Hop mash ups and old skool beats this side of the Atlantic. Don’t miss him headline The Shubz DJ Tent on Sunday 22nd January.
Basement Jaxx return to the Liverpool International Music Festival once again; this time to deliver a DJ set as show stopping and crazy as their full band set a couple of years ago. If you weren’t at that show, then where were you? You missed out on an outrageous headline performance, but you can make up for it by getting down to the main stage to see them do their crazy thing once again on the Sunday evening, all be it in a different way.
Toddla T is a name that you’ll probably recognize from his weekly show on BBC Radio 1 and 1 Xtra; a show that has featured huge names such as Skepta, JME and fellow LIMF artist, Wiley. This Sheffield born producer/DJ blends Garage with Hip Hop, House with Grime and to mesmerising effect, infecting your body and making you dance whether you’re meaning to or not.Check him out on Saturday 21st July.
Another Radio 1 Xtra favourite comes to LIMF 2018, this time in the form of Seanie B. Taking to The Shubz DJ Tent, before his colleague Toddla T, Seanie will deliver the perfect soundtrack for a day out in the sunshine, bringing Kingston Town to Sefton Park.
Bringing the early 80s Electro scene into the 21st century and, more importantly, LIMF 2018, we have Greg Wilson. A man that lived through the time and was actually part of the original movement brings his authentic sounds and a wealth of experience to the True School Club House on the Sunday.