It feels good to be finally back at the One Tribe news desk and it’s already it feeling like we never left.
According to my most recent calendar, it’s a new year and what an exciting year 2020 shaping up to be with September’s Festival lineup being one of the most in-depth and diverse with talent across the music landscape.
I know there’ll be many musically inclined that saw the line-up and lost their minds and well done to you lot.
But, I thought it’d be nice to have a go-to A-Z guide of all our fabulous acts just in case you may have missed something and regret after the festival. It’s the philanthropist in me.
Also, this can be used as a guide for those around you that weren’t as animated as you might have expected from phase one announcement. The ones that had blank faces while you yelled what were essentially random words at them whilst maniacally swinging off the light bulb; “What’s a Prosumer” and “don’t Kink at me”. The latter may see you end up in human resources.
Between now and the time comes to open the festival gates we’ll be doing more featurettes like these including interviews, mixes, and playlists from the artists, promoters, and DJs that will be with us over that weekend.
Now that we’ve got the prologue out the way, let’s see what we’ve got on the board so far.

AGE OF GLASS
We start with Age Of Glass. A slick grooved Manchester band that has played every festival that our crew has put on.
I would be struggling to coin a sentence better than the one on their Facebook page
“The bastard triplet of Björk and Joe Strummer, they will make you dance with your hands in the air like you just don’t care.”

ALOONA
The Ministry Of Sound regular made her festival debut for us on a hazy Saturday summer morning with a refreshing collection of jazz-step and artcore.

ANNABEL FRASER.
One of the most genre-pushing selectors, not only in Manchester but on the musical map asa whole. We’ve proudly supported Annabel Fraser since we’ve started the festival, with her set at the Audio Farm Festival at The Workhouse way back in 2013
Her continued commitment to deep dive crate digging and procurement of interesting and rare beats from across the musical spectrum has earned Annabel pride of place at events from Pikes Hotel to The White Hotel and turning heads/warping minds at her residency on NTS

BEN SIMS
The UK techno machine that’s been one of the biggest flag-wavers for the scene for some decades now. He’s Ben Sims. What more do you want me to say?

BLASHA & ALLAT
You can expect absolute screamers from the word go from the techno talisman team.
They’re a rallying war cry for the roaring underground in Manchester with clinical turntable precision and world-class meme game.
This is from a rowdy room 3 at Freerotation that many of us here were losing stones to.

COMMIX
As a DJ his focus is on the deep, the experimental and the musical. Drawing on his wealth of experience in both Drum & Bass and 4×4 based genres, he joins these styles together in a mesmerising weave, defying genre and categorisation, that cements his reputation as one of the most respected artists in the scene today.


CRAZY P (DJ)
Less representative of a DJ set, this track from the band I’ve loved for many years. Crazy P’s disco tinged elements are always on show, whether fronted by Danielle Moore’s shape throwing performance or the heads down disco in some of their DJ sets, the same quality is apparent.

D.A.V.E THE DRUMMER
He’s continues to pave his own path since this 90’s radioactive firestorm, Henry being one of the highlights of the 2017 One Tribe Festival event where he closed the Forest Stage with a tour de force of clinical pneumatic techno. A must see for all the stompers out there.

DJ FOOD
Those who like their Hop Tripped will be lazing around the couch with excitement at the announcement of DJ Food
Ninja Tune darlings and pioneers of that slack, lo fi grooves will be on hand for the perfect hazy summer afternoon.

DRS
Liquid lyricist MC DRS is back with us once again. First thing I’d ever heard him on was an outstanding yet tricky time signature track from Blame called 360 Click alongside Conrad. I did have a look for it but couldn’t find it. It’s on Logical Progression 2 if you want to dig it out.
In terms of more recent effort, here’s him painting lyrics over the legendary and never forgotten Marcus Intalex

EUPHONIQUE
Here’s Nikki AKA Euphonic. The fearsome midlands Drum & Bass ambassador.
I’m going to let her music speak for itself. Check out a set made purely from her own work.

GINA BREEZE
Hailing from Manchester, UK, Gina Breeze is a driven, passionate and charismatic DJ and producer with a unique approach to her blend of house music, tech and experimental electronica..


JEROME HILL

The DON’T and Super Rhythm Trax head honcho is arguably one of the most versatile DJ’s to walk the planet, Jerome sits in his own personal gravity that straddles techno, acid and rave all etched together with hip hop and electro sensibilities. His DJ sets are always guaranteed to blow the roof off wherever he is.

KINK (LIVE)
The unprecidented force of nature in KiNK is astounding. Unautordox to the core, Kink blends house techno and Jungle sounds together in a very unique approach to performance, triggering sounds and jamming on the fly with an ever changing kit list and an attitude fixated on crowd enjoyment.

KRYSKO
There’s a certain amount of romance around the the name Krysko for generations of club goers across the decades.
Many of the most legendary events over the years from his Sankey Soap tenure in the early late 90’s into the early millenuim, through to the decade and a half reign of the Warehouse Project, we’d have all seen the name Krysko on various seminal posters on walls off Oxford Road or a flyer in Eastern Bloc. It’s with good reason that his name has stood the test of time with impeccable taste, great feeling for the floor and passion for what he does.Long live Krysko. Manchester’s resident DJ.

LEAH FLOYEURS
Long time Freerotation resident. Leah has a keen ear for haptic rhythms in her eloquently programmed sets. Techno from the forefront at its best.

LTJ BUKEM
Roundly viewed as the godfather of liquid. That’s incredibly reductive. Bukem is a rare entity on the dancefloor that’s changed the conversation so many times. From Demons Theme, to Atlantis (I Need You) and most importantly in my eyes ‘Horizons’. This mix is a fair representation of what to expect with the D&B Don.

METRODOME
Manchester’s Metrodome is possibly the most standalone artist on the bill. His music is unique, forging bass, forwardthinking drum programming and melodic sound design and twisting it into something wholley new, yet relatable in the molds of modern day bass music. That or I’m talking nonsense and this party starter mix is much more about it. The truth is somewhere in between.

MOBIUS LOOP
Mobius Loop have been low key and in some cases high-key moments at our festivals over the years. Their fun and often thought provoking music has been a welcome addition and always seem to bring something new to the table.
After a good while of trawling through footage, I finally settled on this clip from our friends over at Kendal Calling asit’s the most evocative of their festival presence.

MUNGO’S HI FI
Mungo’s Hi Fi are a soundsystem and music production collective based in Glasgow, Scotland. They produce and play music which blends Jamaican influence with contemporary bass music, resulting in a unique take on Ska, Reggae, Dancehall and Dubstep that has made them firm favourites in the underground music scene.

PROSUMER
The big bear of house music is heading over to lovingly mawl uswith one of the most comprehensive vocabularies of house and disco around. Here’s him in one of the most iconic Boiler Rooms of all time.

RICH REASON
Personally, one of my favourite mixes from one of the most influential names in Manchester’s underground. His mariana trench level knowlwedge of multigenre evolution is eye-watering. His night Hit & Run aftermore than a decade is more impressive and that’s before we even get to Levelz and Rich’s strong ethic and community work. Layers and layers to this guy!|

SAM WATSON
Sam is a tuned in techno DJ with decades of experience on the turntables, holding court at Freerotation every year as well as for the Audio Farm, Onetribe and Festival No 6.

SPECTRASOUL
Since their emergence in 2006, SpectraSoul have carved a truly unique position, not only in Drum & Bass, but electronic music as a whole. Having released music on only the very finest and most respected labels in the scene. Goldie’s Metaheadz

TANTZ
Over the last few years, Leeds’ based klezmer/Balkan beats/gypsy jazz bohemians Tantz have taken the UK world/roots music scene apart with their full-on musical attack on audiences across the length and breadth of this nation.

THE STORYTELLERS: DJ BONE / DEETRON
It’s so nice to see these two together. Watch this space as two of techno’s finest geared minds throw down this September.

WILL TRAMP .
Will Tramp is a firm favourite over this way, crossing paths with him at his residency at Homoelectric, The End Of Year Riot, Parklife and anywhere else a good cross section of house, disco and party anthems are needed, sewn together with some hands-in-the-air accapellas are needed.

ZED BIAS
The man about ‘Neighbourhood’ is famed for his garage footprint but he switches styles through his set like tapas. It’s truly a bit of an honour to finally have the man down to One Tribe.

If that isn’t enough music for you then be sure to check out our Soundcloud account where we’ve got a bunch of exclusive sets from the likes of Special Request, DJ Sneak and many more.