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All Good presents MIDLAND
Friday 23rd March 2018

Van D & Ethan Bell on warm up
Tickets from Resident Advisor and Skiddle

Midland Boiler Room x Dekmantel Festival DJ Set

We are incredibly excited to announce our next guest who’s list of accolades and contribution to the dance music world are insane, Midland. Midland has been in the game for the past 9 years , with one of the most varied discography’s of any dj we’ve had the pleasure of hosting. At the moment his Regraded label is the go to label for a ‘sanctified’ club / disco banger.

Whilst his tracks do some of the talking his dj sets completely seal the deal known as one of the versatile DJs out there, he perfectly blends a whole array of styles and tastes into one set. Playing sets regularly at the worlds best clubs. His track last year (final credits) became a huge hit finding its way into pretty much everyone’s bags. Midland's production style has nimbly evolved from one record to the next. “Your Words Matter” his collaboration with Pearson Sound (then Ramadanman), set the tone for his long-lasting relationship with Aus Music:– stripped-back, garage-flavored house, which also characterised his 2011 single “Bring Joy” on More Music. Soon after, though, he flipped the script, joining forces with Pariah for a scuffed-up techno EP that formed part of the Sheworks series on Karenn’s Works The Long Nights label. This dark turn continued on what may have been his breakthrough track, “Trace”, a warped after-hours tune that seemed to emanate from the deepest corners of the subconscious.

Midland’s entries for mix series, from Resident Advisor to Beats in Space to Fact Mag, have become word of mouth classics. In 2016 this culminated with his entry for BBC Radio 1’s Essential Mix, which went on to earn him “Essential Mix of the Year” and was described by Pete Tong as “a real timeless classic from start to finish”. In 2017 he recorded Fabriclive 94, which finished at number one in the Mixmag top compilations of the year and corresponding lists from Pitchfork and Fact magazine who said, "Quietly, and without much fanfare, Midland has grown into one of the world’s best DJs. Fabriclive 94 is a testament to what makes him so great”. The only takeaway from these accolades is that Midland is a man still very much exploring and honing his craft, and one of the key reasons that his ascent has never felt forced or manufactured.

On the night he’ll be supported by our trusty residents Van D & Ethan Bell, who are no strangers to warming the place up for our guests.

Midland - Essential Mix 20.02.16

Midland - Macarena Club, Barcelona

Midland - Boiler Room Milan

Midland - Essential Mix 2016 Winner!

Midland - Double Feature

Midland - Vigilante