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Ten debut performances at SW4 you can’t miss

With South West Four drawing closer we look at the acts you definitely need to see.

Get ready to witness a plethora of world-class acts touch down on Clapham Common for the first time. We have picked our ten must-see performances of day two, with performances ranging from techno titans Martinez Brothers to house music demi-god Martin Solveig, there will be something for everyone.


The brothers from the Bronx have become serious players in the game with high profile gigs around the world, notably their residency at Circoloco, DC-10’s notorious weekly Monday party. Their polished tech-house sound has become a hit with millions of dance music fans across the globe and will be making their long awaited debut at the Amnesia Arena on Day Two of SW4.


Pride of the British electronic music scene, Dusky have turned into one of the most sought out after live acts on the circuit. Their last appearance in the capital witnessed a quick-fire sell out at Electric Brixton as they packed out the venue to deliver a jaw-dropping show. Their productions never fall short of expectation and with more bangers in their arsenal, it is set to be one the stand out live sets of the weekend.


Parisian house music giant Martin Solveig has been in the forefront for nearly two decades now and the appetite for the producer is as rife as ever. Holding down a weekly residency at Ibiza’s world-renowned Pacha, his hunger for the scene has meant that he is as busy as ever. He will land into the common for his debut on the SW4 main stage alongside some of the greatest acts around.


Championed by Skrillex from Day One, Jauz has had the eyes of the world on him since he burst onto the scene 18 months ago. His bass-heavy and explosive sound has given him an army of fans in the US. He is now on a mission to spread his sound to the UK and will be making his London festival debut on Sunday 27 August. Be prepared, this performance wont be for the faint hearted.


Matador’s formidable live show has been a constant talking point in dance music as the Irish man has been working tirelessly to perfect his energetic sound. A regular guest at Ibiza’s most loved parties, he is set to perform at Cocoon, Circoloco & Resistance this summer and will be landing into SW4 on Day Two, joining Marco Carola, Sven Vath, Loco Dice and more.


Australian sensation What So Not is a god amongst men when it comes to dance music in the Southern hemisphere. Worshipped by millions of fans, his soulful and instrumental-driven tracks have taken him to the next level. Following in the footsteps of industry leaders such as FLUME, What So Not is in the handful of producers who are on the top of their game. The summer of 2017 will see him make his debut and perform on our huge main stage for the very first time.


The last twelve months has been one to remember for Eli & Fur with the likeable pair receiving staunch support from industry leaders such including the highlight of Carl Cox inviting them for one of his final Revoulution parties at the legendary Space last summer. Their ingenuity behind the decks is authentic and intriguing which makes them a top booking for any dancefloor around the world. This summer will see the duo make their first ever apperance on the Common.


The man behind club bangers like Okay masterfully combines hip-hop and house into bass-heavy ghetto funk. Support from the likes of Dirty Bird label head’s Claude Von Stroke have rocketed Shiba San to the top tier of producers with his tracks spreading far and wide across the globe being played by an impressive roster of DJ’s.


Responsible for one of the biggest-selling Ed Banger Records releases, Riton’s output and creativity knows no bounds. Tracks like Rinse & Repeat and more recently Money have meant that the Englishman is never too far away from the charts with his infectious yet carefully curated productions included in many artists’ catalogues. This summer will see him perform at main stages across the world with some notable shows in the clubbing paradise of the world, Ibiza.


Confined by no genre barriers, Max Cooper’s creativity has led to some truly exceptional productions including Artefact and Adrift. His audio-visual performances have been hailed by industry leaders Mixmag, who labelled his Emergence show as “one of the most striking live experiences out there”. We are anticipating an earth-shattering live performance from him later this year as one of the hottest talents makes his SW4 debut.


Tickets for Day Two of SW4 will be increasing in price this Friday 7 July at midday so make sure to get yours now via Ticketmaster.co.uk.

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