Chingfest returns to Ridgeway Park on 31 August from 1-9pm, and it’s bound to be one to remember!
The main stage will play host to superstar NAO as the headliner, however talent continues throughout the site with a huge amount of music, workshops and talks on offer.
We’re taking some time in the coming weeks to look at each stage, and highlight all the artists and performers taking part in this unmissable music festival.
This week, we’re taking a look at artists playing the DJ Dome Stage. Scroll to discover!
Lord of the Mics
Lord Of The Mics is a brand that’s synonymous with Grime. Born before the genre even had a name, the brainchild of Jahmek ‘Jammer' Power and Chad ‘Ratty’ Stennett, Lord Of The Mics provides a platform that seeks to elevate underground UK street culture and the artists within it.
Beginning as a DVD box set that saw established MCs stepping up to clash - think of a lyrical boxing match and you’re close - it’s now etched in Grime history.
From Wiley going to head-to-head with the then relatively unknown Kano in the basement of Jammer’s family home, to scene stalwarts including Skepta, Frisco, Tinchy Stryder & P Money stepping up to the challenge over the last 15 years, Lord Of The Mics is renowned for delivering the ultimate wars of words. Check out their YouTube channel for a taste of what's to come!
London born Artist Harry Yeff (AKA Reeps One) produces work spanning disciplines, contexts and media as a response to an on going investigation into vocal music, art and science. His work explores the fusion of visual and audio cultures, transforming vocal music into visible, physical form through performance, installation, sculpture, photography and film as well as curatorial, directorial and academic projects. Yeff’s expertise in vocal musicianship and performance has generated an online global following, rendering over 100 million views and recognition as a pioneer of experimental vocalism.
Yeff’s desire to visualise vocal music inspired him to experiment with audio-visual work and physical phenomena from an early age. He fuses vocal performance with mediums including cymatics, voice-reactive projection mapping and VR. Cymatics, the use of vibration as a medium to move, organise and control matter, constitutes a prominent focus in Yeff’s work; the performances and photographic prints have gained him two consecutive ARS PRIX nominations. Fancy a sneak peek? Check out Reeps One's Spotify channel.
Niro Tha DJ
Specialising in club, festival and event bookings, NiroThaDJ's professionalism and efficiency makes him a cut above the rest. NiroThaDJ has shared a stage with some of the biggest names in the UK scene; From Fredo to Sneakbo, Lotto Boyz to Headie One, Geko, Jaykae and Ramz just to name a few. He's been a staple feature of both Chip's 5-date Ten10 UK tour and D-Block Europe's 6-date Kitchen Kings UK Tour. NiroThaDJ has had the pleasure of playing at some of the biggest and best venues across the UK. Check out his website here.
Hailing from Walthamstow, Krassus enjoys blending music from across multiple genres to create eclectic and engaging DJ sets. Having played at renowned clubs from Ministry of Sound to Egg, festivals like Arcadia and internationally from Goa to Thailand, expect good vibes and melodic blends sure to get a crowd moving. He currently hosts The Krassus Takeover biweekly on Don City Radio and plays regularly at Gigi's Hoxton as a resident DJ. Find out more about Krassus by checking out his website.
Lillie P is a House DJ and Producer from East London. Her love of music started at a very young age, and at 22 she decided to embark on a music course at London Sound Academy. Lillie P has played at some of London’s most renowned clubs, including Ministry of Sound, and most recently Amsterdam Spring Break Festival. She has recently released her first track, is now a resident DJ on Infinity Tunes Radio, and is looking to take the scene by storm! Check out her tracks on SoundCloud.
IAMIN is an international DJ and Producer originally from Casablanca, Morocco; He now lives in London, UK. He specialises in House music, Electronic dance music, Deep House, G House, TRap , Tropical & Jackin styles. He has a great character and gets the crowd crazy in clubs, he is a crowd pleaser and talented musician. Iamin has been DJing all over London such as Egg Club, Ministry of Sound, Cafe Mambo ibiza ,Ramsgate Hall, Canary Wharf, Soho has DJ’d in Morocco including Casablanca, Rabat, Marrakech. Check him out on Instagram.
We cannot wait!
Check back in next week to find out what’s coming up on the Main Stage at this year’s Chingfest.