51st State Festival 2019

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51st State Festival will once again celebrate the roots of House music, pulling together the threads of this hugely influential sound, exploring classic house, tech house, afro house, garage, disco, soul, dub, dancehall and more. Your favourite pioneers from Chicago, New York, Detroit, London and beyond will be joined by the trailblazers of today. The 51st State Festival program is truly transatlantic, joining the dots between the US, the UK, Europe and the Caribbean.

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Featuring

Crazy P Soundsystem

Crazy P Soundsystem appearing at this event

Seven albums, a career spanning over 20 years and yet Crazy P remain stronger and more relevant than ever. Funny how the tides of time turn, and how the sounds of a typically British type of house and disco are now more du jour then ever before. Way before the rise in prominence of disco, house and soulful pop Crazy P have spearheaded the revival (and perpetuation) of these sounds since 1997.

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Crystal Waters

House singer best known for her 1991 worldwide hit 'Gypsy Woman', famous for the chorus line 'La Da Dee La Da Da'.

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Dimitri From Paris

Dimitri From Paris appearing at this event

The legendary and always outstanding house-meister from The Roxy and Chemistry clubs in Amsterdam, and Paris. Dimitri from Paris has forged an international reputation and is a true French Icon. He has not only DJ'd in the best clubs across the globes but also with fashion designers such as Chanel, JP Gaultier and Yves Saint-Laurent. His first album Sacrebleu sold more than 300,000 copies and since then he has gone on to to selling in excess of 500,000 with his 'A Night at the Playboy Mansion' and 'Disco Forever' collections.

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Joey Negro

Joey Negro appearing at this event

Joey Negro is the most well known pseudonym of master British DJ, producer and remixer Dave Lee. Under a plethora of other monikers including Jakatta, Akabu, Doug Willis, Raven Maize, The Sunburst Band, Sessomatto and Z Factor, Dave was one of the first artists to incorporate disco samples in house music when he began his production career in 1990. Indeed, he was in the studio making credible and outstanding British House music when many luminaries around him were still busy getting to grips with their decks.

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Joyce Sims

Solo recording artist from New York City, perhaps best known for her 1988 no.7 UK chart hit 'Come Into My Life'.

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Kevin Saunderson

Legendary Detroit house DJ, best known on these shores as the driving force behind dance outfit Inner City in the late 80s whose seminal hit ‘Good Life’ will never grow old.

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David Morales

David Morales appearing at this event

Producer, remixer and DJ from New York. His work is largely inspired by the Chicago house movement and often features the vocal breaks, piano and string riffs that are synonymous with the Def Mix collective, to which be belongs. Awarded Remixer of the year at the 1998 Grammy Awards he has worked with acts as big as Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey and the Spice Girls.

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Melba Moore

Beatrice Melba Smith, best known by her stage name, Melba Moore is an American disco, RnB singer and actress. She is the daughter of saxophonist Teddy Hill and RnB singer Bonnie Davis.

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Norman Jay MBE

Norman Jay MBE appearing at this event

Norman Jay is unquestionably one of the most respected and popular DJs in the world today. Co-founder of the legendary Good Times Sound System and London dance music station KISS FM, Jay fostered the ‘Rare Groove’ scene pushing the boundaries of the UK’s emerging club culture. Awarded an MBE for services to DJing and music, he recently compiled his most eclectic compilation to date, ‘Good Times Skank & Boogie’. He continues to tour around the UK, converting generations of clubbers to the cause, championing new sounds, yet never forgetting his musical roots, thus guaranteeing nothing but ‘Good Times’.

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Roger Sanchez

Roger Sanchez appearing at this event

One of house music's most enduring and prolific DJs. He has been going since the early 1980s and is credited with bringing the deck skills of hip-hop to house music, incorporating scratch mixing and that all important third turntable.

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Stylo G

Dancehall/ Reggae stalwart Stylo G is currently emerging as one of the most exciting new talents of 2013.Infusing Jamaican heritage with sounds of UK underground, Stylo G is leaving his mark not just locally but globally. Taking inspiration from his father legendary "Poison Chang" and Dancehall icons Shabba Ranks and Supercat, Stylo has been perfecting a style of his own since 2004. "The lord of the Dancehall" – The Guardian "An ambassador for the UK Dancehall scene, Stylo G’s interpretation of the genre is the stuff of dancefloor dreams" – The Sun

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Tanya Stephens

Tanya Stephens appearing at this event

Tanya Stephens is an influential reggae artist from jamaica who emerged in the late 1990s. Stephens is most known for her hit 'Yuh Nuh Ready Fi Dis Yet'.

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The Heatwave

London's premier purveyors of dancehall.

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Todd Edwards

House legend and Daft Punk collaborator Todd Edwards is known for his hypnotic collage of cut-up samples over swung beats and lively disco flavoured basslines. Credited as one of the godfathers of UK garage, his four to the floor beats have earned him a passionate following in Europe.

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Todd Terry

Todd Terry appearing at this event

Legendary Grammy Award-nominated USA House DJ/producer. Widely regarded as one of the most influential producers to shape the house sound in the early 90s.

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Wookie

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Wookie, the renowned producer and remixer is widely regarded as one of the most influential founding fathers of UK Garage. He began his musical career releasing classics such as “Scrappy”, “Down On Me” and “Storm” through his own label ManChu Recordings. After signing to the production collective Soul II Soul, Wookie (real name Jason Chue) released his seminal self-titled album.

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Aitch B

Aitch B, long standing member of the world famous musical collective Soul II Soul and one of “The Original Funki Dreds”.

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Barbara Tucker

Brooklyn-born and bred, Barbara Tucker was discovered singing at her local church. She has worked with everybody from Dee-lite to George Clinton, as well as cutting her own tunes with production duo Masters At Work.

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Bobby & Steve

Bobby and Steve have been fundamental in molding the UK house scene while promoting and DJing at there legendary Garage City and Soul Heaven parties in London and across the land.

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Creed

Dance DJ.

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DJ Bigger

Resident DJ at Urban Essentials and No.1 UK RnB DJ.

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DJ Luck & MC Neat

DJ Luck & MC Neat appearing at this event

London-based house and UK garage duo.

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Elisabeth Troy

Soulful dance/garage singer who has worked most famously with MJ Cole including 'Crazy Love' & 'Be Sincere'.

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Firin' Squad (Capital Xtra)

Firin' Squad (Capital Xtra) appearing at this event

Bringing the best urban music to the masses, Mista Grill, Chris Vee and Sean Slim make up this DJ crew on heavy rotation at major clubs up and down the country. They bring a unique and natural energy to their sets, clearly enjoying what they do - namely fill the floors and make them rock.

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Jason Kaye

'The Master'.

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Jerry Bascombe

Choice FM DJ, and regular DJ on the London club scene.

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John Morales

John Morales appearing at this event

John Morales is one of the most recognized names in dance music history, as a Remixer / Producer / DJ, mixing and producing some of the biggest dance music tracks of all time, as well as DJ’ing at some of the most famous and prestigious venues in the world.

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Jumping Jack Frost

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Veteran drum'n'bass DJ, purveyor of constant change and never afraid to experiment. Generally speaking, he likes it funky, jazzy and perhaps just a little bit more organic than his peers.

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Kele Le Roc

UK R'N'B diva who first made an impression with late 90s hit single 'Little Bit Of Lovin'. More recent collaborations have seen her provide guest vocals on the last Basement Jaxx album.

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Kenny Ken

A DJ for well over a decade and an ambassador for drum'n'bass worldwide. His sets are as surprising as they are earcatching, and have earnt him respect everywhere.

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Kenny Thomas

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A multi-platinum selling artist who dominated the commercial, soul and album charts in the 90’s, Kenny Thomas had been nominated for 2 Brit Awards by the age of 23, and had shared the stage with such luminaries as Edwin Starr, Freddie Jackson, Kool & The Gang, Incognito, Mica Paris, Lalah Hathaway, and Lonnie Liston Smith.

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MC Kie

Resident MC at Cookies & Cream.

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MasterStepz

East London producer extraordinaire and leading Garage DJ. Influenced by reggae and 70s and 80s soul, Masterstepz has remixed tracks for Celetia and Kele Le Rock amongst others and once toured Europe as a dancer for Public Enemy.

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Matt 'Jam' Lamont

A pioneer, respected DJ, an accomplished producer/remixer, label / A&R manager and radio presenter, Matt ‘Jam’ Lamont has been an intrinsic part of the UK Dance scene from its very inception.

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Mike Lloyd

Mike 'Ruff Cut' Lloyd, top UK garage DJ.

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Nick Curly

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One of the hottest talents emerging from the hotbed that is Mannheim, Germany. Well known for his productions on such labels as Defected and Drumcode. Expect sit down-worthy tracks and tribal house and techno.

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Norris 'Da Boss' Windross

Norris is one of the longest serving and most influential UK Garage DJs. He is renowned for playing funky sets, which along with his high standard of mixing, create high quality memorable sets that rock. He has the skill and expertise to tear it up wherever he plays. His background in the House and Garage scene extenuates his popularity

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Ragga Twins

The men behind classic old skool anthem Hooligan 69, the Ragga Twins have spread the talents throughout dance music for over a decade. Producers, MC's, DJs and talented recording artists in their own right.

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Richie Dan

Garage/reggae artist performing the smash hits 'Call It Fate' and 'Temptation'.

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Robert Owens

The legendary DJ who is at the top of his class. An early pioneer of the classic house groove, he has not so much embellished house music as played a large part in defining it.

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Robbo Ranx

Dancehall DJ for BBC Radio 1xtra.

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Seamus Haji

Resident at Pacha in London who has guested at almost every major club across the world. The main behind the incredible chart-topping anthem 'Last Night A DJ Saved My Life'.

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Session Victim

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Hamburg DJ duo Hauke Freer and Matthias Reiling are Session Victim. The pair demonstrate a charming disregard for the boundaries of house music, and unleash an unparallelled energy behind the decks.

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DJ Supreme

Star DJ at Sunset Regime events.

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Sweet Female Attitude

Sweet Female Attitude appearing at this event

Pop duo whose hits include 'Flowers', '8 Days a Week' and 'Hey Mr DJ'.

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Terry Hunter

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Started in Chicago as a mobile DJ and worked with some of that city's finest including the legendary Frankie Knuckles. Terry has a knack for combining heavy club boom-boom groove, strong musical influences and just a hint of moodiness.

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Tippa Irie

Tippa Irie appearing at this event

Tippa Irie is the UK Reggae legend from Saxon Studio International. Tippa started to chat the mic in the 1980s, launching a hugely influential movement in UK Reggae music. Along with artists like Smiley Culture, Maxi Priest and Papa Levi, Tippa emerged from London's Saxon Studio and onto the international music scene.

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Kerri Chandler

Kerri Chandler appearing at this event

One of the original creators of the deep US house sound, and a true innovator within dance music.

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Also Appearing

Louie Vega, Julie McKnight, 2 Four 7, Brutha Basil, Champain, David Bailey, DJ Replay, Ellie Cocks, Graeme P & Soul Diva, Jason H, Jazzi Q, Jerry Rankin, Jigs, Jonsey, Judi Love, Mangrove DJs, M-A-X, Mel-O-DJ, Mood II Swing, Onyx Stone, Opolopo, Paolo Francesco, PSR, Scarlett O'Malley, Selly J, Siggy Smalls, Sol Brown, Steve Macca, Twinz In Session, Victor Anderson, Wallace MC, Kings Of House NYC

Trent Country Park

  • Cockfosters Road
  • Enfield
  • London
  • EN4 0PS