After a memorable edition last August, Straf_Werk Festival is back again this year at Sportpark Riekerhaven. Those attending can expect to dance and chill to their heart’s desire, and enjoy the range of cookery found at the diverse range of food stands. On the line-up there are two distinguished gentlemen hailing from Bristol, UK: Waifs & Strays.
Waifs & Strays are a duo born out of diverse musical backgrounds but brought together by a love of house music, pure and simple. A decade in house music has seen one of the two promote and DJ at some of Bristol’s most influential parties, including the infamous club Scream. In addition he has played across the UK and Europe, with virtually every big name DJ you care to mention, holding residencies at some of dance music’s most influential parties including The Rock in Bristol and the legendary Escape in Swansea.
The other took a different path, first cutting his teeth in the world of jungle and drum ‘n’ bass, before finding himself at the heart of the fledgling dubstep scene, Producing under his ‘Soundbox Productions’ moniker and releasing on various labels including dubstep giant Boka Records, a chance meeting on Bristol’s after-party circuit saw this duo’s diverse musical backgrounds brought together to create the effortlessly eclectic and undeniably unique sound of Waifs & Strays. Their debut track – 2010’s late night ‘3am’ – was rapidly snapped up for Matt Tolfrey’s Leftroom imprint, and set the benchmark high for future success; featuring in DJ Mag’s essential releases, and picking up props from major players including Luciano, DJ T, Anja Schneider, dOP, Danny Tenaglia and Laurent Garnier.
Jamie Jones | Ame | Tensnake | Agoria | KiNK | Breach | Huxley | Noir | Shadow Child | Gerd | Ten Walls | Pional | Finnebassen | Waifs & Strays | Amine Edge & DANCE | Maribou State | Homework | De Sluwe Vos presents Kontra | Prunk B2B Pony | Job Jobse | Tsepo | KERK! | D-Ribeiro | Kevin Duane | August 23 |
Cleavage & Lars Vegas – Grace
O&A – Shake It (Extended Dub)
Alvaro Smart – Back To You
Shur-I-Kan – Wont Love Cant Love
Bollen & Fichtner – Positive Vibe
Max Chapman – Groove
Freaks – Wake Up (Oliver $ And Jimi Jules Remix)
Dj Le Roi – Black Shine
Second City – Technique (Here We Go)
Waifs & Strays – Keep Pushing
Cajmere – Satisfy (Tiger Stripes & Pleasurekraft Remix)
Christian Neilsen – Drongo
Nikola Gala – Dope Beat
Harry Wolfman – On Tap (Waifs & Strays 7Am Mix)