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8 artists you absolutely have to see at Sunfall

The London festival is back for its second year

  • Mixmag crew
  • 21 July 2017

Sunfall returns for a second year in South London (and beyond, once night descends).

It brings a delectable range of artists to the city, many of who – like Jayda G, Princess Nokia and Larry Heard – rarely play in the UK. The curation of the event whips up a deliciously summery atmosphere, perfect for a baking LDN August (though don't get too comfy, there's hell-raising techno and dusky low-end frequencies to be heard too).

Ahead of the all-day-and-all-nighter, our crew picked eight artists you simply must see at Sunfall, which kicks off on Saturday August 12.

Tickets right here.

1 Madlib

West Stage + CoOp Night Session

House and techno might be the main order of the day at Sunfall, but there's a special selection of hip hop sides to cater for your beat-craving appetite. Madlib's one of those and the man behind classics like 'Shades Of Blue', 'The Unseen' (as Quasimoto) and 'Madvillainy' (a coveted collaboration with MF Doom) will be packing a bag of soul-dripping records made to make you bop. Hip hop's the genre he made his name with, but his record collection branches out with hip-swinging boogie, squelchy funk and Latino rhythms. Once Theo Parrish's four-and-a-half-hour session is up, it'll be time for an education from one of the finest hip hop artists in history. Get ready for a jam.

2 Princess Nokia

West Stage

Was there a more rambunctious rap tune in 2016 than 'Kitana'? With its bold strip club bass and skittering trap drums, it was the perfect platform for Princess Nokia to announce, "I step in this bitch and I do what I want, I don't give a damn and I don't give a fuck." While the beats she rides are pure ATL, her attitude is strictly NYC and the Big Apple native takes no prisoners with her delivery and lyrical content (check the punchy 'Tomboy' for further proof). She plays in the evening on the West Stage and, among a line-up heavy on sunny house and disco, will be sure to stomp all over the breezy vibes with her unbridled swaggy confidence and armoury of stone-cold bangers. Latest drop 'G.O.A.T.' will get you prepped nicely.

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