It’s just the one event for this weekend and Saturday brings in September with Romanian tycoon Horatio at the helm for Natural Rhythm. Natural Rhythm will be making their first appearance at Sankeys, and in enlisting Horatio to headline, they’ve declared a bolshy and lustful opening gambit.
The larger than life eastern European is reflective of the company, with a legacy that stretches from the erstwhile grooves of super group Ar:Pi:Ar to the monolithic presence of Bucharest club du jour Kristal. Since exploding onto European notoriety with his sex-drenched remix of Riva Starr’s ‘When I Was Drunk’, Horatio has hit the dance music fraternity with a bevy of pounding beats. His fans have ranged from Vilalobos to Reboot, Heidi to Hawtin, with DJs across the planet enjoying his sassy interpretations of the razor sharp grooves of modern dance music. He’s had the patronage of a certain Mr Steve Lawler, whose VIVa imprint has been impressed with his productions.
Supporting Horatio is wAFF, who, still only in his early-20s, the UK based DJ and producer is a talent who possibly far exceeds his tender years. Co-founder of long established Northern clubnight Koala, wAFF has played host to DJs the likes of Matt Tolfrey, Yaya, Glimpse, Subb-an, Nico Lahs and Jordan Peak in his mission to bring quality techno and house music to his native East Yorkshire. Support for this party comes in the shape of two DJs in Sankeys resident roster, Mancunian and home grown hero Ellesse and the Leeds’ Darius Syrossian. For more info, check: www.sankeys.info