Rise Festival – Bringing you the best of Dance Music
This is not your typical festival held in one place – Rise is made up of is a series of events held in separate locations, throughout the resort this week.
Even though this festival is still taking its first baby steps, the organisers have managed to secure some very big names within the electronic dance music scene. Three major record labels have sent some of their biggest acts to entertain the revellers; Hospital Records, one of the oldest Drum and Bass labels in the UK has sent its founder London Elektricity, and one of its longest serving artists High Contrast.
The second record label is Rinse FM, which started as an underground radio station in the early 1990’s, later becoming an integral platform for the fledgling dub and dubstep scene during the mid-late noughties, it has now grown to incorporate its own record label, and has sent along arguably its biggest artist, Skream, along with other acts including, Artwork and Faze Miyake.
Thirdly, Rise brings you a record label that has been set up through the powers of the internet, more specifically YouTube. Eton Messy began as a channel on YouTube, gradually growing in stature, and is now signing artists, three of which have been sent along to Rise, Blonde, The Golden Boy and Toyboy & Robin.
If you are a lover of dance music, these labels not only will bring you some great music, they are also a history lesson in dance music and its progression over the last twenty years. Hospital records began in the mid-nineties, releasing music in the old fashioned way, on vinyl and cd’s, and the only way to get your music heard was by heading out to clubs and DJing. We then move on to Rinse FM, although it has been around since the early 1990’s, it was the emergence of dubstep in the early 2000s that it begun the journey towards what it is today. Through the use of its radio transmissions artists were able to get their music out to the general public, this may sound similar to Hospital Records, but the radio platform allowed more artists to be heard, helping the dramatic rise of the subculture of dubstep. Eton Messy have built on their successful YouTube channel by giving artists and producers a place to showcase their new music and with the re-emergence of UK Garage and the strengthening Deep House community, they have thrived.
This is set to be an amazing experience for all those going combining the love of skiing with great music and a killer Après schedule, in a range of Venues. We hope those going will enjoy their time at Rise Festival!
Let us know who you are most excited to see!