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Fatboy Slim

There’s not many artists who can claim 3 decades experience of making people dance under their belt!
Before we got to know him as Fatboy Slim, Norman Cook had already been playing bass in The Housemartins, scoring a UK number 1 with Beats International, worldwide hits with the pop-funk groove of Freak Power. He then turned his attention to house music with numerous monikers including Pizzaman & Mighty Dub Kats.
Fatboy Slim emerged from the Big Beat Scene, before gaining mainstream attention with some insanely catchy samples consolidated by some of the music videos of the 90s & 00s. Tracks like Praise You, Star 69, Weapon of Choice, Eat/Sleep/Rave/Repeat, Right Here, Right Now to name just a few.
We can’t think of an act more suited to the main stage at Life 18! 


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Joseph Capriati

Capriati's brand of slick and emotive techno – delivered with precision, flair & infectious energy can only be enhanced when him & Adam Bayer (who’s Drumcode label Capriati made his production debut on) both take control of the decks at Life 18 for a back to back set that could well be the highlight of the weekend!

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Blawan

The Barnsley-bred producer has caused a lot of commotion of late.
He's worked with labels such as Hessle Audio, R&S, Clone Basement Series, Hinge Finger & has brought his experience as a former drummer, to his intricately programmed tunes & DJ sets. Quite simply, Blawan hears things a tad differently than the rest of us! 
Make sure to check out his always performance this May at Life 18.

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Dax J

Dax grew up listening to the UK sounds of Jungle, Drum n Bass & Garage from a very young age before getting the chance to DJ on pirate radio at just 15.

He went on to discover his love of Techno during one summer spent in Ibiza. From this point on his passion for cutting edge 4/4 beats took over but the old school influences are still present in his DJ sets & productions. 

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Honey Dijon

Honey Dijon's brazen style blends all genres of house music whilst ostensibly looking to the future.
She captivates with her instinct, versatile sound & dazzles both the clubs & fashion circuits in London, Paris, Berlin & beyond.

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Jeff Mills

It’s hard to know where to even start with Jeff Mills. Alongside artists like Robert Hood, Carl Craig, & Joey Beltram he is one of the most innovative American names in techno. A founding member of Motor City institution Underground Resistance & revered artist in his own right. Mills is as happy working with orchestra as he is delivering one of his legendary 909 heavy, stripped-down techno onslaughts. 
He has a lot of history with Life Festival & will be a definite crowd favourite this May so be sure stake our your place early!

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Motor City Drum Ensemble

Despite the name this particular ensemble consists of just one man; Danilo Plessow who’s simultaneously retro & futuristic productions have made him a consistently in demand DJ in Ireland. If you’re not already familiar with his productions we’d recommend his ‘Raw Cuts’ series (on his own MCDE-label) as a starting point which showcases his mix of deep & haunting sounds fused with an amount of roughness, energy & gritty soul which can be sometimes missing in times of predominately digital production.

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Yaeji

Kathy Yaeji Lee is a Korean-American electronic music artist based in Brooklyn. Her style blends elements of house & hip hop with mellow, quiet vocals sung in both English & Korean. Just 24 years old Yaeji has progressed from DJing on busted speakers in basement bars to selling out venues around the world. She recently started touring her live show, interspersing her own tracks with short stretches of DJing. 

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Armand Van Helden

Another act who can truly say he’s done it all in dance music. From underground house classics like Witch Doktor & The Funk Phenomena to worldwide hits like You Don't Know Me & Barbra Streisand (As Duck Sauce) Armand has been a pivotal figure in house music scene for the best part of 30 years now. 
This is his first time at Life & a long overdue return to Ireland. All in all this looks like its set up to be one of the unmissable performances at Life 18. 

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Alan Fitzpatrick

A real favourite amongst Irish crowds so we were delighted to be able to confirm him for Life 18. 
Whilst Fitzpatrick has always been synonymous with techno underground his popularity keeps rising to the point you can hear his productions everywhere, from Match Of The Day to Annie Mac on Radio 1 to KFC!
If you’ve not caught one of Alan Fitzpatrick’s sets yet you’re in for impressive succession of high impact, floor-filling bombs at Life 18.

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Brame & Hamo

Born and bred in Sligo, Ireland and currently residing in Berlin. Brame & Hamo have expertly produced some of the most effortlessly danceable house music of the last few years. Following acclaimed releases on labels such as Dirt Crew & Detroit Swindle’s Heist, the duo now take full control on a fresh eponymous imprint. There is no doubt Brame & Hamo have not only put Sligo on the map, but are taking over the world 1 festival at a time.

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Fatima Yamaha

Bas Bron, aka Fatima Yamaha already has a strong Irish connection – apart from being a festival favourite the anthemic ‘What’s A Girl To Do’ was released way back in 2004 on Irish label D1 as a limited release. 
It’s only in recent years it’s been rediscovered & played out by acts like Jackmaster amongst others & finding a new lease of life going on to be one of dance music’s ultimate sleeper hits. 
It’ll be something of a homecoming for the song when it’s played at Life this May! 


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Jax Jones
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Mall Grab
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Versatile

Versatile are Eskimo Supreme and Casper Walsh who bring their daily routine on the streets to life (in both senses) through their music. These lavish-living, hoop-loving, Ringsend natives paint a vivid picture of day-to-day occurrences of inner city Dublin. As the co-founders of Outburst Productions, they are responsible for hits such as She Goes Out with a Redhot, Mad Scene, We Sell Brown, Who Robbed the Hash From the Gaf and their most recent banger Dublin City G’s.
The lads were a highlight of Life 17, we expect this year to be no different. 

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Mango X Mathman

It wouldn’t be too much of a stretch to say that 2018 has been the best year so for Irish hip-hop. It really has found it’s voice & with it international acclaim. Mango & Mathman have been right at the forefront of the movement so be sure to catch their performance at Life to see how far hometown hip-hop has come! 

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Adam Beyer

From the fertile Swedish underground to the peak of global club culture, the reign of Adam Beyer continues to pull on the heartstrings of modern techno like few others. The Stockholm based producer/DJ/Label boss's legacy has seen his functional & focussed take on techno become one of the genre’s most sought after & respected visions. What’s more at Life 18 Adam will be going back to back with Joseph Capriati.

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Amelie Lens

One would be hard pressed to find another artist whose meteoric rise parallels that of Belgium’s most exciting new producer; Amelie Lens. She has, in a little more than a year, soared from relative anonymity to one of todays most in-demand acts the world over & we’re couldn't be happier she’s making her Life debut this May.

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Bugsy Malone

Bugzy Malone is one of the foremost MC’s instigating a ‘grime revival’, moving the UK urban scene away from more commercially orientated music and is the first rapper in the grime genre from Manchester to make a commercial crossover in the UK. His EP, Facing Time, even knocked Beyonce's Lemonade off the number 1 spot on the iTunes chart and he was a part of a stellar grime line-up at Glastonbury in 2017. Be sure to catch his set at Life 18.

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Hannah Wants

Hannah is a champion of the new breed of bass-orientated, garage & house influenced by her hometown of Birmingham.
Following a life-changing trip to Ibiza Hannah worked hard to build a solid fanbase through her energy-filled sets until she was crowned both DJ Mag and Mixmag’s ‘Best Breakthrough DJ’ as well as Mixmag’s ‘Star of the Year’. 

Championing music that is true to herself, Wants further constituted herself as one of the biggest names in dance music with herR adio 1 Residency, her exponentially popular bi-monthly mixtape series and expansive music productions.

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Jay Clarke
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Midland

Unassuming & surprising in equal measure, Midland is known for for his contemplative approach to each & every set he plays. 
For example; his BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix, which went on to earn him ‘Essential Mix of the Year’ was described by Pete Tong as “a real timeless classic from start to finish”.
In 2017 he recorded Fabriclive 94, which finished at number 1 in the Mixmag top compilations that year. 
Check out his set for yourself, which no doubt he's already planning! at Life 18. 

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Wiley

The godfather of grime is coming to Life 18! Undoubtedly a pioneer of the British music scene & massively influential artist. Known for his impressive work rate. Wiley always has several projects in the works at one time. Yet it’s his originality & thrilling live performances that have kept his sound perpetually fresh. He manages to comfortably mix underground respectability with mainstream appeal.  

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Boots & Kats

One of our favourite moments at Life was Boots & Kats sunrise set so we’re delighted to have the guys join us again for another performance that will be talked about long after the sun sets.

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+ 100s more acts playing across the weekend at Life 18. 4th & final tier tickets on sale here.