"Each new hour holds new chances for new beginnings, the horizon leans forward, Offering you space to create new steps of change". A millisecond of silence hangs in the air like a vacuum in deep space. Then. ...Boom! The crowd erupts as the breaks charge out the speakers across the dancefloor like horses bolting out of the stable door. Dumbfounded, watching this elegant creature galloping in its natural habitat with tears in my eyes unashamedly watching LTJ Bukem drop his seminal track 'Horizons' at Glastonbury's Silver Hayes 5 years ago.

Danny Williamson's marriage of Jazz and second-wave Detroit techno with raw, hardcore breaks from the UK made his sound sit side-by-side with the likes of Lenny Dee, Slipmatt, and Carl Cox in early tape packs and Dreamscape flyers and yet miles apart sonically. He became a poster boy for the burgeoning 'Intelligent Drum & bass' of the 90s that tied likes of Roni Size, Goldie, and Adam F together under one umbrella.
Instead of reading a whole lifted, dusty biography, we've put together a selection of some of Bukem's biggest moments on wax.

With its lush, thick, Juno pads laid over rough-shot amen breaks, Deamon's theme was the first record to be released on the seminal, Good Looking Records.

Sampling the 91 track 'Thoughts Of Mind' for his 93 Good Looking release gives the sample a whole new lease of life.

This absolute heartstring tugger is easily one of the most memorable tracks in D&B history
Atlantis is the remix of Bukem's own Apollo 2 guise, a track called Return To Atlantis. That iconic riff, however, dates back to banger from 1990 called 'Real To Real' by Surken.

LTJ Bukem will be closing down our Saturday evening with solid support from Manchester's finest. Rich Reason and Biome.

-: Check this really informative video clocked while I was looking for one of the above links.
It's an interesting look at how music in general is made


Music is a fluent language for the multifaceted artist known as Afrodeutsche, charting a unique and defined course through the rough terrain of the electronic music landscape.
Henrietta Smith-Rolla started out in her journey through a string of intimate live performances around the Mancunian underground, hand in hand with appearances on NTS, organically evolving into Afrodeutsche's acclaimed monthly 'Black Forest Radio Show'.

An irresistible force cheered on by a loving local fanbase, Afrodeutsche has exploded onto the international stage fuelled by a production sound that draws from a deep library of references evoking everything from seminal Detroit artists like Drexia, Underground Resistance and Vangelis. All these easily apparent in releases like the jaw-dropping 2018 debut album: 'Break Before Make', on seminal Manchester label, Skam as well as the first releases on Eclair FiFi's 'Rapid River' imprint.Afrodeutsche's DJ sets are a freeform sonic kata, delicately tip-toeing across punchy electro, effortlessly bending monstrous warehouse grooves and into old-skool rave breakbeats at whim. These skills have been witnessed alongside seminal artists like Aphex Twin, Goldie and 808 State, in venues like Berghain and The White Hotel, and on display in lip-splitting sets at Dekmantel Boilerroom and HOR.

We're looking forward to hosting Afrodeutsche with open arms and some desperately itchy feet here at Audio Farm alongside some of the biggest artists on the planet!

Hope you can join us this coming September at Hopton Court.



Tickets on sale 9am Friday 30th April 2021

Audio Farm HQ are beyond elated to officially announce that our 2021 Audio Farm Festival will be going ahead over 5 days from the 2nd to 7th September. The Audio Farm crew are overflowing with excitement and anticipation to reunite with you all under the ceremony of unified dance on the rolling fields of Shropshire.
Audio Farm Festival 2021 will return to the magical, beautiful lakeside and walled garden grounds of Hopton Court for another chapter. After the challenges we have faced over the past year, this will undoubtedly be one of the most unique and special Audio Farm gatherings to date. Let’s celebrate!
At 9am on Friday 30th April 2021, the full festival website will be launched, and the limited number of tickets will be on sale.
(Please note: like most 2021 UK festivals, this event is likely to sell out)
Big Love, Audio Farm HQ