This week we welcome Patrick Topping, whose rise to dance music’s upper echelons has been nothing short of meteoric.
Ever since his release on Hot Creations sub-label Hottrax, Topping has been one of dance music’s brightest new names. Jamie Jones and Lee Foss’ label was instrumental in fostering Topping’s talent, releasing five of his EPs that included techy floorfillers ‘Forget’ and ‘Taking Libz’.
But it’s in the last 12 months that his star has really begun to shine, reflected in a residency at DC-10, playing Detroit’s Movement, Ultra in Miami and what he describes as “the pinnacle of US festivals”, Coachella.
Not that the recent exposure has gone to his head. When we put Topping on our cover in May, he took us to his home of North Shields, Newcastle and showed us around his local haunts, including the fish and chips shop.
Patrick Topping will no doubt be a solid hour of power in The Lab LDN this Friday. The live stream starts at 5pm BST. You can tune in live over on our Facebook page and re-watch on MixmagTV from 6:30pm BST.
Louis Anderson-Rich is Mixmag’s Digital Intern. Follow him on Twitter