A Londoner through and through, Artwork is a man who has been a key
part of some of the capital’s pivotal music scenes in the last two decades.
After a time producing techno under his Grain alias in the 90s, forefronting
dubstep with Big Apple Records in the early noughties and
forming Magnetic Man alongside Skream and Benga in 2007 – Artwork is
now busy injecting his character into London parties, festivals and clubs
around Europe. After a 15-year solo release hiatus, 2017 was finally the
time for the long-awaited release of ‘Let Go Of This Acid’ on his newly
launched Unfinished Records.
4 years ago, he took a soundsystem, lasers, a bar and four DJs into
someone he met on Twitter’s living room- and the idea of Art’s House was
born. Art’s House invites rare disco, uplifting house, and unexpected gems
into a living room setup at clubs and festival stages, with big
soundsystems and inspiring co-DJs. Recent guests have included the
likes of Maurice Fulton, Studio 54’s Nicky Siano, Jackmaster, Scotland’s
Sub Club residents Harri & Domenic and many, many more. Artwork has
now announced his biggest party yet, taking place in 2018 – Art’s House: A
Lovely London Festival. January marks the start of Artwork’s 3 month
residency at XOYO, welcoming guests like Derrick May, Omar S, Peggy
Gou and many more to his house every Friday night.
Growing up on a diet of musical variety and a love of records has made
Artwork more than a DJ and veteran producer. An expert in all kinds of
music, an insanely skilful digger and accomplished selector, his impact on
London’s electronic music scene has been felt for more than 20 years.
He’s produced Grammy nominated music and has been an important
feature on London panels for topics like Fabric’s possible closure back in
2016. This year, he’s a holding a monthly Thursday night on residency
BBC Radio One – and in the summer, he’s even putting on his very own
‘Lovely London Festival’. Best of all, Artwork still doesn’t take life too
seriously. Shying away from relentless promo and lifeless social media
posting, he lets his impeccable taste in music, top notch production and
artful personality speak for itself.
I wanted to get involved with the Equalising Music campaign because I believe it’s up to all of us to push for gender equality