A collision of sound and visual arts,
launching on the 28th & 29th July 2017
in a stunning UK location.
A look inside
KALLIDA is a two day music and arts festival that is located within Baskerville Hall – a 19th century country house. This small scale festival will be a collaboration of artists, musicians and DJs to produce an experience that is individualistic and immersive.
Our audience will have the freedom to explore the grounds, equipped with heavy weight sound systems and a selection of the UK’s best underground artists. This experiential production will bring immersive light & art instillations to a stunning UK location, with hotel room accommodation.
Soundcloud links and artists info below.
1/2 of Okapii and all round digging legend, Alex is part of the Touching Bass show on NTS as well her own Ritas Rhythmic Remedies on Balamii Radio.
A true Sheffield stalwart and DJ’s DJ that has been active on the local scene for nearly 10 years now. Technically gifted and always armed with something new and different in the crate, a set from Autograff is always fresh, unique and relentlessly heavy.
Bambooman’s style is mixture of cascading melodic motifs, richly produced field recordings and heavy dance floor grooves that combine to create a hit of warm electronica. His live shows have seen him share stages with the likes of MF Doom, Madlib, Jon Hopkins and Venetian snares whilst he has collaborated on releases with UK rapper Jehst and vocalist Segilola.
The crew behind one of the hardest touring nights in the UK are on hand with a bag full of dancehall, bashment, soca and afrobeat bombs.
Daddy Long Legs puts out unashamedly groovy tunes on labels like Central Processing Unit, Off Me Nut Records and Loose Lips. Acid house, 80s boogie and jacking electro are all fair game.
With releases on Champion’s Formula Records, Off Me Nut and Tumble Audio, and appearances on Rinse FM, as well at The Bassline Festival and fabric, its safe to say Deadbeat is one of the hottest names in bassline right now.
Undoubtedly one of the most influential figures in drum and bass working today, DJ Storm has been a vital part of with Metalheadz since its inception. It’s an honour to have the woman affectionately known as “first lady of drum and bass” gracing the decks at KALLIDA.
One of Bristol’s premium sound system selectors, with releases on Idle Hands and Punch Drunk, Dub Boy will be pushing the very limits of the subs.
Resident DJ for Party For The People & The Night Kitchen, armed with a bag of irresistible house grooves for your listening pleasure.
The artist formally know as Squarehead swapped the garage bangers for crunchy hardware driven, electro tinged house and techno records.
FRIENDLY FIRE BAND
Friendly Fire Band has been one of the most active live reggae and dancehall outfits in the UK’s reggae capital, Birmingham, both onstage and in the studio. Collaborating with artists such as YT, Luciano, Murray Man, and Susan Cadogan, to name a few, they have enjoyed radio and soundsystem plays around the world.
GREEN BAY WAX
Green Bay Wax are a label and collective who are dedicated to putting out classic jungle, with an uncompromising focus to that golden era sound and a true passion for the movement surrounding it.
Tumble Audio head-honcho – man like Hank Limit and a heavyweight soundsystem is a combination that cannot be messed with.
HOT DIAMOND ACES
Hot Diamond Aces are a horn lead 7 piece instrumental band fusing elements of 70’s Funk, Afrobeat and Jazz. Taking influence from the super tight brass section of the JB’s and earthy grooves of the Headhunters, Hot Diamond Aces write original music guaranteed to show you a funky good time.
KALLIDA resident Hugh Taylor is a London based techno DJ drawing for styles above and beyond your vanilla 909 grind.
Footwork, jungle, drum and bass and dancehall make up part of Itoa’s multifaceted sound – 160 bpm mutations with an unmistakable swagger and buckets of attitude.
JAM JAH SOUND
Jam Jah Sound is a reggae sound system playing a tight selection of roots, reggae and dancehall, with live MCs from the Friendly Fire family and live percussion by Bongo Damo.
There’s been a lot of column inches in recent years about a so called jungle revival, but to many it’s never gone away. Kid Lib is one such name – immaculately chopped classic breaks and rowdy basslines that will never go out of style.
With his breakneck bassline rhythms, Killjoy has been a familiar face in the UK music scene for quite a while. In that time, he’s had a string of massive tracks, and collaborated with D Double E.
KOG + THE ZONGO BRIGADE
The 9-piece deliver infectious West African vibes from Ghana via Sheffield, whipping up their signature heady brew of afrobeat, soul, funk and reggae
Co-founder of Bad Taste Records, Abdullah’s one of the hardest working music heads heads in the UK, and has tune collection to match. Known for his fast paced assault through hip-hop, grime and beyond, he’s definitely one to catch at KALLIDA.
LIQUID STEEL SOUND
For a decade now, Liquid Steel Sound have firmly established themselves as figureheads of the party scene in their native Sheffield. The crew of DJs, MCs and operators have hosted many of the brightest names in global bass music, and their own are equally wide ranging.
Somewhere between drone, pop, power electronics and trip-hop, we can’t wait to hear the Sheffield based four piece live.
You never know what kind of sounds Mella Dee will be drawing from for his next release. At some point the London based Doncaster born producer has turned his hand to classic house, hardcore, techno, rave and garage, and his DJ sets are no different.
Known purveyor of eerie samples and dusty drums, Morriarchi first emerged from the smoky hills of Sheffield with a number of Bad Taste Records collaborations, including Skelly Zone & the critically acclaimed Brainwave Canvas.
Since his 2011 instrumental outing The Outer Sphere EP, Morriarchi has continued to carve out his signature sound, with features on a number of Blah Records releases. He has also built up an eclectic mix of beat tapes – Weight , Restbyte, Buggstrumentals – strengthening his rep as one of the UK’s most innovative producers.
That innovation continued last year with the release of his collaborative project with Blah Records – Buggzville Sessions – which was packed with strong features, his trademark vibes, as well as some progression into new sound territory.
Nilüfer’s music incorporates London’s urban edge with beautiful wandering guitar lines, downtrodden soulful and jazz flickered melodies, on top of minimalist and atmospheric beats. Featured in i-D class of 2107, one to watch for the upcoming year.
“A rising talent way her beyond her years.” -The 405
This London based 10 piece ensemble look toward jazz, afrobeat, hip-hop and soul to create an infectious sound that’s all their own. One of the most exciting live acts around, they’ve played on huge stages internationally, and their self-titled debut album was heralded across the musical spectrum.
OFF ME NUT
If you know, then you know – Sheffield’s Off Me Nut Records are raving champions of the highest order. Bassline, grime and breakcore are all fair game, and their label showcases are always a roadblock, whether in their hometown or at the many festivals where they are a household name.
PARTY FOR THE PEOPLE
Party For The People is a UK based social enterprise and online ticketing platform, set out to raise funds for charities all over the world in collaboration with events and festivals. They use the profits from booking fees to support those in need.
Green Bay Wax’s Percussive P is committed to the classic sounds of ragga jungle – a high energy breaks master class.
Phatworld are the duo of Dankle and Tich, owners of Off Me Nut records. They’re sitting on a vault of their own productions and dubplates that most DJs can only dream of, and tear through bassline and jungle tracks that sound like nothing else on this planet.
A founder member of Liquid Steel Sound, Reuben G has been tearing down dancefloors across the UK for over eight years now. A talented producer with an eclectic record bag of tricks, his style matches Liquid Steel Sound’s diverse musical sensibilities switching from Garage and Grime to Bashment and Drum & Bass.
Sacha Kella first started DJing and promoting drum & bass in his native London before switching to grime, funky and bashment. Since then, his curation of Leeds based events Clarks & The Honey Pot have made a big impact on the wider scene with appearances at Outlook, Parklife and Hideout Festivals.
Satsumas is music event and DJ squad based in Bristol, promoting anything to get you moving and grooving.
A true 2-Step garage specialist, Shorty blends little known cuts and rarities interspersed with high energy garage and grime classics.
Grime might often be thought of as a purely London concern, but there’s plenty of talent across as the UK – as Birmingham MC Slick Don makes abundantly clear with every release.
Bad Taste affiliate, sometime producer, full time lyrical don Sniff has established himself as one of the pillars of the new wave UK Hip-hop scene
Absolute garage legend, Richard ‘Sticky’ Forbes needs no introduction. He’s produced more of the genres anthems than you can shake a stick it, and as half of Foundation with Scott Garcia has been reliably tearing up dancefloors across the country.
For a few years now, the UK scene has been haunted by a flow like no other. Self-declared swamp lord and piff king, Stinkin Slumrok is a name synonymous with that rough, rugged and raw rap, as if Mobb Deep grew up on a 90’s London housing estate.
The first murmurings of this mic killer came into earshot a few years back, thanks to a series of deadly verses and features. With a flow like that, it seemed only right that he joined the Blah Records camp and that led to the release of his debut LP Don Pong in 2015.
Since then his cult status has grown and appearances on the Cult of the Damned releases last year, solidified his place among the most original MCs this country has to offer. Now almost two years after Don Pong made waves, he is ready to stir it up again.
2016 was a massive year for the Manchester bass label, landing a Label of the Month feature on RA, and being named as label of the year by FACT magazine. Releases from Murlo, Brackles, Famous Eno and many more spread across the global bass music spectrum and will always destroy the dancefloor.
THE NIGHT KITCHEN
By the time the doors of KALLIDA open, Sheffield’s beloved club The Night Kitchen will have had to closed their doors for the final time. Lets see it out in style.
At the forefront of the new generation of Sheffield bassline producers, Thorpey’s unrelenting take on this Northern institution is both fresh and authentic in equal measure.
Timbah moves effortlessly between different style and genres. Grime influenced dancefloor mayhem guaranteed.
Vels Trio are the result of three experimental jazz musicians born out of collective obsession, emotion and improvisation to sculpt contagiously frenetic compositions.
Channelling ingrained deep grooves, progressive soundscapes and contemporary hip hop productions – Vels Trio synthesise their mutual loves to challenge the psyche of not only the seasoned Jazz lover, but hyperactively engaging audiences with their heavy groove and energetic live sets.
Walter Ego is a rare gem of a DJ. The Bad Taste mainstay works closely with Birmingham grime MC Slick Don but he’s just as able to drop a set of meditative deep house as he is grime instrumentals and jersey club.
With releases on Black Butter records as well as remix work for artists such as Alice Jemima and Toothless, Waywards smooth take on house and disco has quickly brought them a global fan base.