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10 DJs you should check at Glasto's dance arena this year

The line-up for Silver Hayes dropped this week

  • Mixmag crew
  • 29 April 2016

The line-up for Glastonbury's dance arena dropped this week.

Silver Hayes boasts a number of stages, from impressive rave tent WOW to Mungo's HiFi-powered hang out The Gully, and is the part of the festival where you can go full rampage to house, techno and, to use a catch-all term, bass music.

If you're into dance music you'll no doubt find yourself at Silver Hayes at some point during Glasto weekend. Alongside the Block9 area, it's the place where you'll rave hardest on Worthy Farm, so here's 10 of the worthiest DJs to go and see (in no particular order, of course).

1 Ivy Lab

This London trio's 20/20 party is one of our favourites in the capital right now. Feisty, swagger-soaked bass is the order of the night, switching between halftime drum 'n' bass, footwork and wonky hip hop instrumentals. We've rolled down to the mid-weeker loads of times but still keep enduring the Thursday hangover just to be treated to some floor-shaking belters on a Wednesday night. We know they've got it in 'em to throw it down at a festival, too, after catching them three times at Outlook Festival in Croatia last year.

Though they've stole a few hearts with liquid d'n'b like this, we'd put money on their 20/20 sound being the one they go with at Glasto. So prepare yourself for bangers like this.

2 Madam X

Madam X has been holding things down for a minute now.

As a DJ, she's been pioneering the rhythmic, techy, bass-heavy sound of the UK underground and as the boss of Kaizen records, she's been actively cultivating it too, putting out drops from Biome and Silas & Snare (with more to come). There's also a Kaizen Klub party, currently based in London.

This activity is testament to Madam X's work rate and creativity but also her ear for fucking good new music. Like we said, she's been the lightning rod for an emerging UK sound for a minute now. Go see her to experience a hard-hitting but bashy (and fun) selection of tunes. The next Kaizen party is on May 28 in LDN if you need to whet your appetite.

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