Once again returning to RAF Church Fenton not far from Leeds, Mint Festival is one of the north’s best events.
It takes place in a hangar, shipping containers and huge stages with massive production and massive crowds.
The line up is sign and deep with all shades of house and techno covered, so we look at five of the best you absolutely should catch.
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There is a very strong chance you will already have a well formed view of Seth Troxler. Heis one of dance music’s most effusive and unapologetic characters. Whatever you want to talk about, he will do so, and will pull no punches. It is an attitude that has won him as many fans as it has detractors, but he really doesn’t care about that. What’s important is that he always delivers a real journey in the booth, drawing on classy house and techno old and new.
The big, happy Bristolian always comes correct. He mixes up big bass, heavy techno and plenty in between with the skill of a real pro. He is an expert at working big crowds but still injecting some fun and humour so is always worth seeing.
The FUSE boss has become a real star in recent years. His sleek, stripped back, dubbed out brand of tech has really taken over the underground and made stars of the DJs who play it and artists who make it. His own skills in the booth are well informed and ensure you will be dancing non stop.
This German wizard is a real deep house shaman. He commands audiences with his wispy melodies, deep drums and moving melodies. He draws on elements of house, techno, soul and funk and does so with a sense of patience and balance that keeps you intrigued throughout.
A long time face in the tech house scene, Ahmed is first and foremost a DJ who focuses on the drums. His bottom heavy sound rolls for days and can look back to the classics or future to a demo you will not have heard from one of his chronys. Well worth your ear.