Few voices have navigated us through as many styles with as much clarity as that of Delroy Pottinger. MC, poet, story teller, vibes dealer, blues man; the Manchester artist known best as DRS is one of the most distinctive and influential MCs across both drum & bass and UK hip-hop.
DRS is one of the true foundation MCs to bring a deep, musical style to the then burgeoning drum & bass scene and push the ideas of how artistic and creative a host can be at 170 beats per minute. DRS’s signature singing style, deep soul, acerbic flows and emotional throes leave him cited and respected as one of the most vital mic craftsmen in the field.
Delroy explores way beyond the board. His roots in hip-hop run just as deep as his drum & bass foundations as, alongside Konny Kon and Strategy, he helped put Manchester on the map with the cult crew Broke N English. As well as spawning three massive careers, the crew also gave us Estate
Recordings. Co-founded and run by Delroy & James Mernagh, Estate was responsible for all Broken N English singles before developing into a wider community-based label. Encouraging and supporting many Manchester manoeuvres from the next generation of the city's innovators such as Chimpo, Skittles and Dub Phizix.
Still navigating us through the many styles and packing even more clarity than ever before, Delroy Pottinger is creating a space for even more of his prolific creations across even more movements.
Based in the North West of the UK, Madeline Hall is an artist, music producer and DJ performing under the moniker M T Hall. With a focus on emotionally experimental electronic music, M T Hall’s background as a visual artist has translated into building dense sonic structures derived from her multidisciplinary approach and political praxis. While founded on a palette of field recordings, synthesis and tension-building melodies, M T Hall's productions bleed into strange worlds beyond the dancefloor. Having developed a wide portfolio of multi-disciplinary solo work, she has produced compositions and sound pieces for projects including TripleFlex and RRR by Frances Disley, Restoring Waves for Heart of Glass and audio play The Retoucher on BBC Arts. M T Hall is a member of the collective Cartier 4 Everyone, hosting a monthly show on Melodic Distraction Radio and is resident experimentalist on Bidston Observatory's artist-run online radio station, Domes FM.
Torus Vil is a project/network organised by Kimiya Sato. It aims to research traditional culture and art while creating a cultural edge that is needed today. Torus Vil. mainly produces music, as well as planning, organizing, performing, and directing concerts, stage performances, workshops, and exhibition.
Kimiya Sato is a musician and composer born in Hokkaido, Japan.
Early exposure to his grandmother’s shigin (a type of Japanese poetical singing), and personal experiences with the chanting in Buddhist temples and the hymnal singing in Christian churches has led Kimiya Sato to create and explore his own personal type of vocal expression. He also plays the violin, viola, and a variety of percussion instruments.
Joining Kimiya Sato as a member of Torus Vil is pianist, accordianist and singer Mayu Gonto. Born in Tokyo, Japan. Through music, she interacts with the world and adds flowers to all kinds of beauty. In addition to composing and performing music for some groups. She has also been active in the field of stage music and film music. She is the organizer of “Otono Terakoya,” a musical circus created with children.
Kimiya & Mayu also perform as folk duo Mikka Mangetsu