Five essential acts to see at Simple Things
It's all going down in Bristol town
While the second coming of grime might have stolen all the headlines in 2015, over in parts of South London something of a more gentle persuasion has been brewing. Loyle Carner's combination of heartfelt and confessional lyrics and laid back Dilla-esque instrumentals has been winning fans aplenty since he dropped his debut EP this time last year. With a debut album in the works and London shows selling out in seconds, this might be one of your last chances to catch the Peckham wordsmith in reasonably intimate surroundings.
Amsterdam-based German/Korean DJ, Hunee has really come to the fore in 2015 with his fun filled and inventive sets that effortlessly flit between 70s disco, house, techno and everything in between, without ever sounding incohesive. And that's before we even mention his excellent debut album 'Hunch Music', which dropped back in the summer on Rush Hour, and proved he's just as adept at driving us wild with his own productions as he is with other people's records. Make sure you catch him at the Studio 89 stage where undoubtedly he'll be the perfect muse for the city hopping party that's made an art out of harking back to the glory days of disco.
Created using solely analogue equipment, Helena Hauff's 2015 album 'Discreet Desires' has all the starkness and desolation of the 80s electro the Hamburg producer is clearly mining for influence, without ever sounding like pastiche or nostalgia. This is your chance to catch one of electronic music's most interesting producers at the peak of her powers. This set will demand your attention.