ALFRESCO NEWS

27 April 2018

Clandestino

On the final day of the festival, we will be teaming up with long time friends of the festival, Clandestino. The Leeds based trio will be hosting a stage line up deep into the woodland with a stellar line up consisting of Paramida, Manfredas and a special B2B set from Tim Sweeney and Man Power to keep you dancing until sundown.

Clandestino have been involved in Leeds’ underground music scene for almost 20 years; regularly throwing diverse parties and inviting exciting DJ talent. Their exotic blend of left-field dance music has gained them gigs at some of Europe’s premier club spots such as Renate in Berlin, Stalingrad in Paris, Geneva’s La Graviere and Powerhouse in Moscow in addition to being regular fixtures on the discerning festival circuit. Their monthly show on KMAH Radio is deemed essential, showcasing their inimitable style while their podcast series is revered world wide for showcasing regular mixes from high caliber guests such as Andrew Weatherall, Jennifer Cardini, Optimo, Man Power and many others.

Listen back to the archive of their KMAH show here:

Headlining the stage will be the long awaited B2B between Tim Sweeney and Man Power.
Man Power is a Northern powerhouse now located in Mexico. With releases on luminary labels such as ESP Institute, Hivern Discs, Optimo and Correspondant to name just a few as well as DJ appearances at the likes of Fabric, Panorama Bar, Glastonbury and Burning Man, it’s safe to say this man has quite the pedigree.  Man Power’s new venture is a label of his own. Established in 2016 ‘Me Me Me’ has already played host to music from DJ Tennis, Red Axes, Axel Boman, Pional, Andrew Weatherall, Rex The Dog, Last Waltz, James Hadfield, Pale Blue, Elliot Adamson, Shit Robot and is proving to be hands down one of the most exciting imprints of the day.

Tim Sweeney is the man behind Beats In Space radio. To call BIS one of the most respected institutions in all of dance music would be a understatement. Since 1999, the radio has broadcast each Tuesday from New York’s WNYU radio station with Tim as the host and with a list of guests as long as one could imagine. On top of this, the Beats in Space record label has been functioning since 2011. Releasing a wide variety of music which runs the gamut between techno, house and all the left-field, psychedelic weirdness that occurs in between, truly reflecting the ethos of the radio show.

Joining them will be none other than Manfredas. The name packs a hefty punch. After years spent amassing knowledge as a radio DJ, he took his talents to the club, where he’s been convincing the unconvinced ever since. This man has a serious gift for throwing his every physical move hammering home the strength of his musical convictions. From the unique way he palms the jog wheel, to the ardent torque of his dancing, music feels a little more impactful in his midst.
Manfredas’ ascent has been aided by musical cult leaders enthusiastically co-signing on his taste and talent.

As one of the key residents and programmers at Opium Club in Vilnius, where he runs his clubnight “Smala”, Manfredas has been instrumental in creating a culture that has led some mega-respected DJs to call it their favourite club in the world. The space feels like a feedback loop of love, dramatic intensity, and open-minded passion that draws everyone deeper into the music. Fact: the best DJs are always residents. Fact: Opium just might be the best club in existence. Logic dictates our man is a champ.

Paramida made her name as an integral part of the new Berlin school of DJs embracing a more expansive sound than straight forward house and Techno. Now most well known for her stellar label, Love on The Rocks, Paramida has managed to carve out a globe trotting DJ career based purely on her skills as a party starting DJ.

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