CLF Art Cafe aka Bussey Building, Peckham
Held at an abandoned fort on the coast of Croatia, Dimensions festival are renowned for their on-point music policy and unique experience.
Since 2012, Dimensions have grounded themselves as one of the most forward-thinking music events in Europe.
They bring the same thoughtful billing to this year’s Sunfall… Arguably one of the biggest night session billings of the festival, they invite the likes of Joy Orbison, Jeremy Underground and Ryan Elliott to Peckham’s Bussey Building.
The crew behind Dimensions Festival come together to soundtrack the evening festivities at the Bussey Building under their Dimensions Soundsystem banner. You can expect to hear the kind of selections that reflect the diverse booking policy of the venue, ranging from funk and soul all the way to house and techno.
An artist on Motor City Drum Ensemble’s esteemed MCDE Recordings, Harvey Sutherland hit the big time last year with his smash ‘Bermuda’. It’s not hard to see why he’s affiliated with MCDE either; his productions are silky smooth and jam packed with soul and flair, much like the label boss himself.
An integral part of the growing south London soul and funk scene, Henry Wu has seen his work recently championed by outposts such as 22a, Eglo and Rhythm Section. As part of the Yussef Kamaal Trio alongside Kamaal Williams, Tom Driessler, Wu has been pushing the envelope with the group’s improvised jazz sessions.
Jeremy’s a passionate record collector and music lover whose collection and knowledge of deep house surpasses his years of collecting it. Regarded as a fine selector with a strong musical identity, Jeremy carries his heavy bag of records across the globe, spreading his love for underground music. His My Love is Underground label parties are fast becoming an institution, with music lovers traveling from country to country to experience the Jeremy Underground Paris vibe.
Joy Orbison’s brand of garage-house has been celebrated for finding a sound that marries elements of house, two-step, jungle, techno and dubstep. Alongside the release of instant classics like Hyph Mngo and Ellipsis, his collaborative work with Boddika and a string of notorious mixes have seen him firmly cement his reputation for delivering dancefloor highs time and time again.
Ryan Elliott’s distinction as an internationally respected DJ has grown steadily over his decade-plus behind the decks. They don’t hand out ‘DJ’s DJ’ reputations at the club door, and Elliott’s is well earned and well deserved. With a bottomless record collection and a meticulous ear, Elliot knows how to drive crowds out of their minds, his sets calibrating the very essence of techno and house.
Corsica Studios, Elephant & Castle
Eight years strong, Radio 1’s Benji B’s Deviation is one of London’s most seminal nights.
Joining Deviation boss and tastemaker Benji B for this roadblock affair will be a host of Deviation favourites; Moodymann, Zomby, Anthony Naples, Josey Rebelle and Sassy J will all be stopping by.
With steadfast principles and always doing things the right way for the right reasons, Deviation started out life at Gramaphone, growing via Concrete and XOYO to the present day where it holds the status as the most respected club night in London with a strong, devoted fanbase to follow. Their Sunfall night session should be very special indeed.
Once a favourite “breakthrough” DJ amongst the critics, Anthony Naples has fast become a key player in the rawer, more leftfield side of house music. He’s released on the Mister Saturday Night label and on Will Bankhead’s The Trilogy Tapes imprint, as well as remixing for Four Tet on Text Records.
A forward-thinking selector, his sets carry serious dancefloor tension while exploring some of electronic music’s lesser-trodden territory.
Benji B is one of the UK’s most respected DJs. Renowned worldwide for his radio shows and club sets, he’s amassed a wide fan base and a reputation as a leader in the future music movement. Since first falling in love with Londonʼs club culture at an early age, his tireless work has led to a place as one of the UKʼs most respected broadcasters and DJs. A respected tastemaker, Benji is known for his deep, crate plundering club sets, which take in everything from soulful electronic music to hip hop, house and beyond.
Josey Rebelle likes to keep things simple: heavyweight selection first and foremost. Coupled with the skills to blend it all together, seamlessly joining the dots between house, techno, disco and more, it’s a formula that’s seen her gain a solid reputation both in her native London and across the world. One of Rinse FM’s key faces, Josey’s keen following on the station is a testament to her never-ending love and passion for the music she plays.
Kenny Dixon Jr. aka Moodymann has emerged as one of Detroit’s most enigmatic and successful house producers. A key proponent in the Detroit sound, his music combines the city’s deeper approach to house production with elements of soul, blues and disco. These influences form the current in his DJs sets, which attract followers of all backgrounds, united by a love for some of the best soulful underground music.
Swiss DJ Sassy J has crafted her trade through her esteemed night Patchwork. A platform for her sound, she’s enlisted plenty of guests such as Moodymann, MF Doom, Theo Parrish, Sadar Bahar and Floating Points to put her party and residential set on the map. We can’t wait to have her play records at Sunfall.
Zomby has consistently proven himself to be a unique presence in an increasingly cluttered field. From an LP that paid homage to the early days of rave, to the deeper after-hours meditation that followed and his most recent LP that traces an arc across an astonishing 33 tracks. His skill as a producer is equally matched by his ability as a DJ, his sets flitting effortlessly between darkened emotion and dancefloor euphoria.
Opening in September 2015, Phonox went against the grain of the all-too-common story of club closures.
For our own Sunfall night session, we present Glasgow to Detroit with house master Omar-S, our very own resident Jasper James who will play back to back with his dad, Sub Club resident Harri James, and Glasgow duo Dixon Avenue Basement Jams.
Detroit and Glasgow are two cities where house music has been deeply ingrained in the fabric of society. Over a number of years, it has been a unifying factor in both of their cultures, with countless legends shaping the course of dance music to what we know today.
Harri is synonymous with Glasgow’s vibrant scene and his record breaking Sub Club residency is the foundation for it’s growth into one of the UK’s premier electronic music venues. As a former resident of Plastic People and having spent decades travelling the world playing to a variety of different crowds, Harri has a wealth of DJing experience to draw on.
Saturday nights at Phonox are run by permanent resident DJ Jasper James. Jasper was recently crowned the Breakthrough DJ Of The Year by DJ Mag, was voted into the top 5 for the same honour by Mixmag and broke into RA’s Top 100 DJ list. The young Scot is joined by his father Harri, and Detroit legend Omar S.
Emerging as one of the great, idiosyncratic talents from the 90s Detroit house scene, Omar S has never looked back, going on to achieve legendary status amongst his peers and fans alike. With an individual approach to house music that is infused with funk, soul and groove, his discography is filled with classics aplenty.
As one of the most unpredictable and mysterious personalities in the game, his DJ sets are a rare treat into the musically brilliant world of Omar S.
From their humble beginnings in the basement of a Cardiff takeaway, promoters Studio89 have gone on to throw parties across the country. This summer they take over Brixton Electric for a very special Sunfall night session…
For this party they’ve invited the legendary Derrick Carter, Gramophone’s Michael Serafini, NYC selector Honey Dijon + a Studio 89 favourite artist to be announced very soon.
Inspired by disco and all things 70’s New York their commitment to detail (sound, light, atmosphere) is unrivalled. They’re set to transform the Brixton Electric, making the stage into a dance floor of its own and the records to be played from the soundbooth in the middle of the floor.
Studio 89 DJs
Exclusive to Studio 89’s Sunfall night session at the Brixton Electric we welcome the legendary Chicago DJ and producer Derrick Carter.
Born and raised in Chicago, Honey met house pioneer Derrick Carter while digging crates in one of the city’s hallowed record stores. Honing her skills under Derrick’s guidance, she developed a hugely authentic style of mixing, fusing the bump of Chicago with classic NY cuts and European influences.
Michael Serafini is an essential part of Chicago’s dance music scene. Not only is he the owner of the city’s world famous Gramaphone Records, he’s also a consummate DJ with a 10 year residency under his belt – a great many of those spent playing alongside the late, great Frankie Knuckles and close friend Derrick Carter.
Starting out from humble beginnings, Studio 89 began in the basement of an exotic takeaway in the heart of Cardiff. With inspiration taken from the disco era of Studio 54 and Paradise Garage it set about hosting intimate parties in distinctive locations, with the focus being on having a good time.
Outlook and Metalheadz join forces for this huge Sunfall night session, do not miss this.
Both true to their sound, this is set to be a highlight of the festival with a bumper line-up to boot.
Commix, Ulterior Motive, Doc Scott (Blue Note set), Digital & Spirit, Khanage make up Metalheadz line-up with MCs Lowqui & Visionobi.
And as if that wasn’t enough, Outlook have curated a line-up which more than justifies their reputation as Europe’s premiere bass music festival featuring Mala and Mumdance.
Strongly influenced by techno, Commix don’t sound like the average junglist act. Citing Derrick May and Carl Craig as influences, the duo’s productions bring together the drive of techno with the rhythmic complexity of drum’n’bass. Their sets explore these influences to great effect, bridging jungle and d’n’b classics with elements of house and techno.
Not one who cares much for social media activity or online presence, and someone who likes to keep himself to himself, Commodo is one of the rare few who like to make an impact through the strength of their music alone. Much of his production is influenced by his long-term affinity for hiphop, and their is certainly a low-frequency bass consistency throughout his work. Regardless of whether you prefer his tougher, pressurised dance-floor leaning productions or his more tonally rich, immersive & analytical work, you simply can’t deny this man’s insane talent. His recent collaborative effort with fellow Deep Medi producers Gantz & Kahn is outstanding, and has garnered support from just about everyone associated with the deeper side of dubstep and bass music.
A true veteran and leading tastemaker in drum’n’bass, Doc Scott has been an essential and pivotal figure in the scene since its inception. His DJ sets in the mid-90s at the Metalheadz Blue Note sessions became legendary. Almost two decades later and Doc Scott remains one of the most important names in the genre.
After co-founding Manchester club night and label BPM, Madam X began focusing on her own career as a dj, and quickly became known for her effortless ability to command the attention of any dance floor or radio audience with an upfront mix of garage, grime, bass, techno and everything in-between. It was this reputation that paved the way for a series of BBC Radio 1xtra residency slots, and she is now a regular fixture at some of the most prestigious festivals and clubs throughout the UK and beyond.
Mala is a producer, DJ, label owner and visionary best known for his contributions to the dubstep scene. Mala began spreading this message from South London in the early ‘00s alongside a community of likeminded individuals, playing at the now infamous club night Forward>> at Plastic People and on Rinse FM. As the music began to flow, the DMZ label was born to share it on vinyl and now, years later, those records are viewed as foundational dubstep milestones.
We’re pleased to welcome Mumdance to the Outlook X Metalhead session, as the eclectic producer continues to push boundaries within a variety of bass-lead genres. He’ll be joined by Riko.
As a producer and DJ, Jim Coles has been a significant and pioneering presence in various dance music circles for the past five years. Coles is a sought after DJ who has made countless trips around the globe championing his exploratory take on the deeper end of electronic music. Key to his appeal as a DJ is his desire to never settle for the destination and instead focus on what can be learned from the journey.
A true veteran of the grime scene, few of the original mc’s have managed to stay relevant for as long as Riko has. With high underground status across London’s pirate radio stations in the early 00’s, his sound-clash background helped him develop unprecedented battle skills, and earned him the nickname of London City Warlord. He went on to become a crucial member of arguably the most celebrated grime collective of all time, Roll Deep. The story doesn’t end there though, Riko has been demonstrating his unique flow, apocalyptic patois and raw talent as a solo artist through radio sets, club nights and festival performances for the best part of 15 years.
Ulterior Motive are at the top of their game. As DJs they have performed at festivals and clubs across the globe to rapturous audiences. As Metalheadz goes from strength to strength so do Ulterior Motive. Both their productions and DJ sets indicate a firm commitment to quality over quantity that continues to set the label and the duo apart from their peers.
New York selectors Mister Saturday Night join forces with Rhythm Section at their Peckham home for this special Sunfall night session.
“This dance will operate a little differently to usual. For one night only, we will be partnering with SUNFALL to be official AFTERPARTY hosts. This means that to come along to this party, you have to be attending the festival, and you must choose us as your night session when buying a ticket. It’s bound to be a sell out so head over to RA now and make a day and night of it. The line up for the daytime is going to be all kinds of madness, (just you wait!) so now’s the time to get a cheap ticket quick and finish the day down at the pool hall for an intimate session with the misters and BZ.” Bradley Zero, Rhythm Section
With community at the core of both RS & MSN, this transatlantic match up is sure to be a very special evening of music and dancing.
Mister Saturday Night
Proudly flying the flag for his adopted home in Peckham, Bradley Zero is fast becoming the tastemaker of his generation. As founder of the Rhythm Section institution, Bradley has carved out a unique role for himself within the vibrant London scene as resident club DJ, broadcaster and label boss of one of the most exciting new imprints today – Rhythm Section International. Rhythm Section’s bimonthly nights have become an institution in London; their success rests on an infectious love for music and a passion for dancing.
Together as Mister Saturday Night, Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter have brought a homegrown approach to party making. Whether playing casual loft parties in Brooklyn or marathon sets at Panarama Bar in Berlin, they can be relied on for bringing a far-flung musical selection and an unadulterated energy. In addition to DJing and throwing parties, Eamon and Justin run the Mister Saturday Night label, which has released the debut EPs from Anthony Naples, Archie Pelago, Alex Burkat and Hank Jackson.
Effra Social, Brixton
We’re huge fans of Dele Sosimi’s legendary Afrobeat Vibration project - this night session is down to be very special indeed.
We’re huge fans of Dele Sosimi’s legendary Afrobeat Vibration project as he keeps alive the music, spirit and legacy of Fela Anikulapo Kuti. Band leader of Fela’s Egypt 80 alongside Fela’s son Femi, Dele is a champion of the London Afrobeat scene.
In support comes the Cosmic Slop DJs aka Record collector and audiophile Tom Smith playing his finest afrobeat cuts… Floating Points said of Tom’s sound system “Cosmic Slop in Leeds has the greatest sound system in the world” He’s also got quite a record collection.
Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra
One of the most active musicians on the Afrobeat circuit, Dele Sosimi started his musical career playing the keys for Fela Kuti’s legendary Egypt 80. Joined by the Afrobeat Orchestra he has since become a master in his own right, blending complex but highly danceable funk grooves, Nigerian traditional music and African percussion.
The Tokyo born, London based DJ, producer and promoter is widely recognised for his highly developed and unique style. Jazzy and percussive; playing a distinctive and smooth mix of Soul, Jazz, and Funk, Koichi he has collaborated with the likes of Gilles Peterson, Snowboy, Phil Asher to name but a few.
The Coronet, Elephant & Castle
As well as playing our daytime event we're very pleased to announce Jamie xx will curate his very own night session.
Taking over The Coronet, this is set to be a highlight of the festival. Hunee, a special guest to be announced and London selector Jon Rust join Jamie.
Since a first release in 2009, Hunee’s been in no rush to make it big but has instead slowly seeped out into the world via choice cuts of rhythmically playful and super-soul infused house music.
This enthusiasm is clearly palpable in his Dj sets, his selections made with a clear passion and a deep understanding across all genres. The music he serves up is rooted in genuine love and knowledge – there are no cheap thrills with Hunee, just pure musical joy.
“There are tracks that you hear that instantly trigger images of incredible parties,” says Jamie, a producer and DJ who’s grown to become one of the UK’s most cherished music exports in recent years. His sets are rooted in the UK garage and classic house tracks that inspire his productions, a patchwork of genres all tied together by the irresistible rolling steel pans that synoymise his output both as a solo artist and as part of the XX.
He plays both the day festival as well as his own curated night, Jamie & Friends at The Coronet.
One of London’s foremost purveyors of club music with his fortnightly show on NTS, Jon Rust is a man whose musical directions know no bounds. With his own label Levels in its infancy, Rust’s eclectic DJ sets regularly run the gamut from house and disco to more leftfield and heavy-hitting club sounds.
OTC Bar, Herne Hill
Sunfall are proud to announce Young Turks will host a very special and intimate night session this July, adding to our post-festival program.
Taking over Herne Hill’s OTC Bar, the prolific London label has curated a billing that outweighs most. Far bigger than should ever go in a venue of this size, this is a great opportunity to join Young Turks in a brilliant and musically challenging night with family and friends.
A headliner in the day, Kamasi Washington will also play a rare intimate lives et in the evening. A ground breaking American jazz musician (just listen to his acclaimed solo album ‘The Epic’ for proof) – there won’t be many more occasions to catch him in a setting as small as this.