Sat June 29
Midland made his 2010 debut alongside longtime friend Pearson Sound with their anthemic "Your Words Matter", a track that would go on to be placed in DJ Mag's "100 most important house records" feature. Within the track, the pair wove, defied and played with a number of genres and, in doing so, Midland laid a clear foundation stone for his vision of how electronic music could be. It is a sound that is rooted in House and Techno but with the rumbling low end of Dubstep and wide screen experimentation of classic Electronica. Since then, subsequent releases on Phonica, More Music and Aus, plus remixes for Turbo, Werk and artists like the 2 Bears and Julio Bashmore have all cemented his reputation as a producer whose tastes reach beyond the dancefloor. The now London based producer's deft edits of Washed out, Boards of Canada and Caribou have also become firm favourites with many, winning over some diehard fans along the way. As a DJ, Midland's sets are unsurprisingly diverse, something witnessed at clubs from Fabric to Plastic People to Space in Ibiza, Horst in Berlin and Chinese Laundry in Sydney. As a result, he is just as likely to be seen playing alongside artists like Joy Orbison or Ben Ufo as he is James Zabiela, Steffi or Will Saul. With collaborations due to emerge with Breach and Pariah as well as a number of projects aimed at pushing his sound into uncharted areas, it's a good bet you will find yourself dancing to something he's had a hand in sooner rather than later.