SW4 Hitlist: 10 Artists Not To Miss!

SW4 Hitlist: 10 Artists Not To Miss!

It’s the big one, folks. The final summer showdown. The season’s Royal Rumble. If you’ve got nothing planned on August Bank Holiday you might as well hand in your raving badge and gun and retire now.

There’s all sorts going on across the UK but being as we’re actually hosting an arena with Ram and GetDarker on Sunday August 26, our sights are set on SW4. Fully sold out and oozing bass on both days, if you’re lucky enough to have a ticket here’s switch flipping top 10 tracks of acts you strongly suggest you check out.*

Shucks Even if you’re not going, this top 10 is a fine soundtrack for any party preparations you’ve got going on. So turn it up and start counting down the minutes… The biggest weekend of the summer is about to kick off!

*Yup, we’ve picked some non D&B artists… If you can’t stretch your ears at a festival when can you stretch them? Normal service will resume tomorrow…


Anthemic, euphoric, catchy and a number one hit. Plus horses. Plenty of horses. You really don’t see enough of them in music videos these days. Feel the love people!

Jack Beats

Drum & bass purists look away now! Jack Beats’ remix of John B’s classic continues to cause endless debate amongst the passionate fans. We love it; it kicks the shizzle out of terrible bootlegs that surface every few years.

Foreign Beggars

UK hip-hop at its finest. Stage monsters and crowd bashers, no one leaves a Foreign Beggars crowd unscathed. In the best possible way of course. Here’s a outrageously heavy banger they made with Noisia.

Chase & Status

Boasting an impressive live set-up and a growing repertoire of bangers to showcase, Chase & Status’s command of the mainstream and underground has opened doors for so many emerging acts. Do they know what level of carnage they’re responsible for? Of course they do! They made this firesome jam didn’t they?


You’ve seen the headlines: Fresh is hot right now! Like Chase & Status he’s armed with a full live outfit complete with a Pendulum’s drummer Paul Kodish and frontpeeps Fleur and Messy MC. Tighter than a double drop and twice as lively, here’s a Fresh classic to get you in the mood.


Diplo; a major culprit in far-flexing, multi-tempo bass explosion, his sets are wild and unpredictable – just like his cheeky remix of Ray Charles right here. From hip-hop to D&B via all shades of sub-low ravaged house, you won’t be disappointed.


An undisputed badman! Do we need to justify you checking Friction at SW4? Of course we don’t.


Celebrating 20 years of big business, Ram are in full force at SW4 and they’re hosting an arena with us! Loadstar are just one of many massive names joining us on the Sunday.

Public Enemy

It takes a nation of millions to hold us back… From checking these legends out! So in demand SW4 have published the time they’re playing! (2pm Sunday, just in case you’re wondering). DO believe the hype!

Andy C

Seen Andy’s Alive show yet? He’s got over 360 buttons at his mercy; mad visuals, untold effects and some serious bangers to back it all up. Like this killer remix of Fresh & Dizzee right here. Unlike Public Enemy says, DO believe the hype.

See you there! http://www.southwestfour.com/


Drum&BassArena Editor: Dave Jenkins has documented beats for over 15 years working with the likes of UKF, Mixmag, DJ Mag, iDJ, Bandcamp, Resident Advisor, Radio 1 Xtra and many more.