After a big debut in 2021, One Out Festival returned for a much anticipated and hugely successful second year.
All new were an additional two stages to cope with increased capacity, and a massive line-up to match the festival’s ambition.
It all went down in a lush location in the bends of the river Thames with beautiful greenery and rolling hills just 35 minutes outside London at Apps Court Farm in Surrey. The crowd was friendly and up for it, the organisation was on point and the production meant every stage looked and sounded superb.
Here are some of the killer tracks we heard that will stick long in the memory.
Butch – No Worries (Re-cut)
This German-Turk is master of compelling tech house grooves. He has put out millions of them, each as catchy as the last. No Worries went down a storm with its classic vocal samples and chunky bass locking everyone in for some good times.
Joey Negro – Make a Move On Me (Club mix)
Another stone-cold classic this from 2006. It’s one of Dave Lee’s finest and a perfect mix of glossy diva vocals, disco energy and rolling house beats. The vamping chords power it forwards while the lush strings bring the sunshine.
Red Carpet – Alright – (Brad Carter remix)
This was a nice sentimental and emotive one to bring those weary moments to the festival. The deep rolling drums and minor chords really make a strong and heartfelt impact amongst the bigger moments of the set.
Alden Tyrell – Say Wut (909)
Raw, jacked up, analogue-edge Chicago house is something Alden Tyrell excels at and this tune is a perfect example of that. The hi hats cut up the drums, the acid line is a head wrecker and the bass is hard hitting and perfect for outdoor dancing.
Jamie Roy – Organ Belta
The new school hero that is Jamie Roy seems to be everywhere at the moment and when his Organ Belta bust out of the speakers it got a big reaction. It’s one from last year but is still doing damage and comes with plenty of tumbling toms, tough chord stabs and retro house feels.