Hatcha’S Dubstep Chronicles
Hi all! I have been writing my monthly column for you from my recently built home studio; it has been a mad month and I have lots to fill you in on. I kicked off the month by playing at XO Festival in Holland, where me and N-Type did our 6-deck back-to-back show - no laptops – it was a proper hands on job…
I had two huge events last month that I mentioned in my last column and the first of these was 'Hatcha and Friends', which went down the day after ‘XO’ at Croydub. The days building up to an event are always a worry because if no one turns up it doesn't look too good on my behalf [laughs] - but it was an absolutely blinding night.
The second big event was the ‘Sin City’ night at Fabric. Again, it was a brilliant, sold-out event and we had a great alternative line-up. Friction represented for D&B, the legendary DJ EZ played old-school garage, The Scratch Perverts were doing their thing and a few new guns such as Lost were also there on the night.
Apart from the usual, everything's gearing up towards the huge number of shows I've got for Outlook Festival over in Croatia! There will be the Sin City Boat Party where I'll be playing alongside Skream, N-Type, MC Crazy D, Mighty Moe, Lost and Zed Bias. I'm doing an old-school garage set with Plastician and I'm on the main stage twice.
I've done Outlook every year since it launched and it just gets bigger and better. Me and the usual suspects, N-Type, Mighty Moe, Crazy-D and Plastician will also be at the Beach Party and BBQ they have up there. You've no excuse to miss me playing if you're in Croatia for Outlook that weekend! [laughs]
If you're not able to make it to Outlook, you can also catch me in Leamington Spa on August 10, Belgium on the 11, Fabric on the 17, and Proud2 the day after for an old-school dubstep set before I head back to Belgium on the 25.
Until next time, check out my Top 10 tracks for the month which you'll be able to hear on my Kiss FM show!
1. Distance - 'Set You Free'
2. Coki - 'Chicken Bop'
3. Cato - 'Moon Dust'
4. Lost & Minus - 'Swinging'
5. Jammer - 'Big Man' (Hatch & Lost Remix)
6. Skream - 'Vacillate'
7. Emalkay - 'The Line' feat. Glen Boden
8. Mutated Minds - 'Massacre'
9. North Base - 'Insomniac'
10. Emalkay - 'Bad' feat. P Money
If you missed the last edition of Dubstep Chronicles, read it here.
DJ Hatcha was speaking to James Walsh (@JW_DittoMusic)