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20 Aug 2013

Hub festival debut year in Cardiff this weekend (23rd - 25th August) 150 acts across 8 venues!!!



What more could you possibly want from a Bank Holiday weekend in the capital? 150 acts covering 8 venues all for £15!!! Hub festival looks set to be a great celebration of music in Wales.

We caught up with Sam from Hub festival to find out a little bit more - 

EMW: How long has Hub being running? 


S: This is HUB Festival Cardiff's first year running and we've had a fantastic response from the city already. We're hoping to become a staple part of Cardiff's festival season.

EMW: How would you best describe Hub festival?


S: HUB Festival Cardiff is an opportunity to showcase some of the incredible music, art and performance that this city is overflowing with at the moment! In our opinion, Cardiff houses some of the best music in the world at the moment, and the scene has never been so vibrant. We've tried our best to put as much of it as we can all on one street, for a nice and affordable price.

EMW: What music are you listening to in the Hub office at the moment? 

S: We're currently sat in the office getting familiar with some of the acts that are performing this weekend! Trippy Wicked & The Cosmic Children of the Knight are something a bit special, if you prefer your music on the heavier end of the scale. Joe Driscoll and Sekou Kouyate are an interesting one too. They're one definitely not to miss. We've also been rocking out to Howl, and jamming to Tree House Fire. It's a hard old life running a festival!

A load of info on the festival is up here: hubcardiff.com

Weekend wristbands are £15 and there are a ton of great acts across the weekend.

James Reichelt, Cardiff producer Alone and promoter of What The Math? gives us a low down on one of the many events that are happening this weekend. 


On Saturday Midnight - 3am What the Math? and JC Ents are curating at Four Bars above Dempsey's, bringing retro consoles, beats, glitches and loops from local artists and DJ's

JellyBear

JellyBear is the alias of Jack Farrow, twenty year old experimental producer currently living in Cardiff. After studying music from an early age playing the piano JellyBear moved on to writing chiptune influenced music in 2008 taking inspiration from Sabrepulse, Philter, nsrrenard and many other chip artists. In July 2013 JB released his colourful debut album Hey, JellyBear!, 10 tracks of buzzing squarewaves, looping samples and sweet as candy beats:

jellybear.bandcamp.com/album/hey-jellybear

Alone

Alone is Cardiff based producer James Reichelt. Loops of guitars, reverb and delays cascade into beat laden chiptunes powered by the now 30 year old NES console, a host of DIY synths and a Game Boy. Alone's music touches on many genres, blending post-rock, video game soundtracks and Kompact-inspired dance. Alone paints a post-something slice of hazy danceable sounds pulled from late night memories of virtual adventures.

Alone live has played with Hexstatic @ Swn Festival 2012, Laurence Made Me Cry, Citizens! and Mr Fogg. Tracks have been featured on AmazingRadio and BBC Radio1 Introducing with Jen and Ally.

alone-music.co.uk // soundcloud.com/alonemusic

Byzanite

Going solo from an Electro/Glitch duo in March 2009, Byzanite since then soared to a unique sound of chiptune. With other tastes in music, He indulges in non-purism chiptune or creations which have no 8-bit elements in at all!

With tracks featuring on Adam Walton's Welsh Music Show on BBC Radio Wales, Jen Long's Introducing Show on BBC Radio 1 and working closely with Babycakes Clothing, Byzanite will soon be a house hold name for Dance & Electronic music!

In 2013 Byzanite unleashed Citadel of Chaos, his latest album mixing dubstep, chiptune, house, hard beats and a passion for partying, pizza and cigarettes. Both as a live performer and DJ, Byzanite is an artist not to miss.

soundcloud.com/byzanite

Chemical X and Kepler


This mysterious duo (who would not provide a bio) close our night with a set of deep house, reverse bass and filthy beats.

soundcloud.com/chemical-x

What the Math? (whatthemath.com) promotes retro tinged musical events, inspired by the healthy chip/retro scenes of New York, Liverpool and Manchester. In April 2013 WTM? brought US Nerdcore MC MegaRan for his first ever show in Cardiff and hosted the Retro Game Party in 10 Feet Tall. In November, alongside JC Ents, WTM? will present Gameaplooza, a full day festival of retro videogames, art, video and of course, music from the finest chip/retro inspired musicians in Wales.

JC Ents (jackcooperents.com/) presents a wide variety of events across South Wales, including gigs, stand up night, variety shows, speed quizzes and more. JC co-promted the Retro Game Party with WTM? and this partnership continues with Gameaplooza in November 2013.

Many thanks to both Sam and James for the info. If you are in the area then do not miss this festival! 


Here's the full festival line up -  






    Joe Driscoll & Sekou Kouyate
    Trippy Wicked & The Cosmic Children of the Knight
    Right Hand Left Hand
    Sophiaisfunk
    Treehouse Fire
    Them Squirrels
    Maddie Jones
    Prosperina
    Heavy Quartet
    Wonderbrass
    Dead Residents
    Chris Ridgeway
    Zail
    Fjords
    Howl
    Gwenno
    Nanook of the North
    Totem Terrors
    Iron Eye
    The Vendettas
    Kundama
    The Earth
    The People, The Poet
    Johnny Cage's Hopeful Sinners
    The Dirty Revolution Soundsystem
    Tomos Lewis
    Fingertrap
    Wight
    Sen Segur
    Third Party
    Ruby Samba
    Tim Short
    Estrons
    The D Teez
    Evanjack
    Best Laid Plans
    Candelas
    Bright Curse
    Wicket
    Masts
    Junior Bill & The Scallies
    Harri Morgan
    Jimmy Rowe
    Greta Isaac
    Stalins Street Party
    Groblar
    Think Pretty
    Mixalydia
    Old Samuel
    Rhodri Brookes
    Firewood Island
    Francescas Word Salad
    The Bones of St James
    Ampersand
    Maharaja Blues
    Shhh...apes!
    Heavy Flames
    Knights of Boom
    Christian Pattemore & Phil Andrews
    Swnami
    Stereoripe
    XicoRodrigues D'Taba
    The Lost & Found
    Jets to Zurich
    Redmoth
    Little Eris
    Byzanite
    ALONE
    Chemical X & Kelper
    A Shoebox Orchestra
    Shiny Tiger
    Ellie Makes Music
    The Reardon Smith Lecture
    Dominic Griffin
    Luke Williams
    Rob Cross
    Fontaine
    Steve Winch
    Geraint Rhys
    Candelas
    Cobalt Sons
    Hud
    Jam With Robina
    Sinéad Claire
    Ten Year Trip
    Tarsiers
    Y Pencadlys
    Kinetic Monkey
    The Lay Lows
    Soap
    The Cradles
    The Bluebells
    Lee Dai Jones
    Calum Duell
    AC Fear
    Magnu
    Scarbelly
    Aaronson
    Sugardogs
    The Seratones
    Jefferson Lobo
    Ieuan Williams
    Dead in the Water
    CJ Blues
    Goldbringer
    Evan Gardner
    Remembering
    Jess Jenkins
    Jamie Willets
    Kyle Kirkhouse
    DJ Puddlefunk
    DJ SpunTongue
    F-Block
    DJ Chisol
    Gary Twisted
    Undercover DJs
    Toclifrench
    Daff (Juju Nations)
    Sowande (Juju Nations)
    DJ Jaffa
    Tim Tyson Short
    Disco Palace
    Sarah Sweeney
    Mikey Snooze
    DJ Lovelytime
    Love n Harmony Sounds
    Joy Collective
    Balderdash
    Rockpie promotions
    Music Box
    Freakscene
    No Sweat
    Fizzi Events
    Bluebox
    Crosswire
    Split Personalities
    Jack Cooper entertainments
    What the Math?
    Lesson no1
    FYB
    Dragon Era
    Candela
    Big Scott presents
    This, That, & the Third
    Five Dollar Shake
    Gigantic
    Strange Daze
    WOMP
    Boom
    Juju Nations
    Audio:Traffic
    Boulevard
    Disco Sucks
    Eclipse
    Deep Inside
    Delirium
    FAO
    Obey
    Signature
    Delete
    Dirty Knees
    Batucada Basics
    Bye Bear
    The Lost Agency
    Club Love
    Spiral Brothers
    Young Promoters Network
    Astrosnooze
    Back to Basskicks
    Rave Revue
    Busk Stop
    Péchés Mignons
    Spun Tongue

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