DRUK - Simplon

DRUK

Manga Saint Hilare + Garage Girls + more

Za 18 Mei 2024
Waar: Grote zaal Open: 23:59 - 05:00 uur Aanvang: 23:59 uur Ticket: €17,- Genre: Grime / Bass Leeftijd: 18+
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On 10 February, DRUK returns to Simplon after two successful editions! This time with a line-up of DJs and MCs from the UK, Germany and the Netherlands. Coming to Groningen as headliner is Manga Saint Hilare, a grime artist who played a major role in the development of Grime as a member of pioneering group Roll Deep. Berlin group Garage Girls will also come to Groningen, known for their garage parties at Berlin club OHM.

Manga Saint Hilare

Matthew Reid, better known by his stage name Manga Saint Hilare is an independent British artist and two time MOBO award nominee of St Lucian and St Vincent heritage. His musical history is well-documented. He played a part in Grime’s development as a member of pioneering crew Roll Deep, a group with which he earned 2 UK No.1 hits. Since going solo, Manga has unapologetically developed his artistic style as an MC, a designer and a media personality.

Growth and introspection are common themes in his thought-provoking lyrics. He’s a storyteller. He talks vulnerably of the relatable trials in everyday life with cold hard facts and perfectly balances them with humour and light hearted fun. He’s a true wordsmith. Manga Saint Hilare performs live with as much heart as he writes. He consistently provides high energy & high-quality performances, delivered in an energetic and captivating fashion.

Jeftuz

Jeftuz is a 38-year old Moluccan producer & DJ from Groningen, the Netherlands. He is also an experienced beatmaker, having started making beats at just 14 years old. Jeftuz began producing tracks for various artists at the age of 18 when his career started to blossom. His remixes of tracks by Justin Bieber, Jagged Edge, TLC, Destiny’s Child and SWV drew significant attention online with listeners on Soundcloud, building the popularity he now has today. 

Currently, Jeftuz is working on a solo project with some great collaborations that listeners should look forward to, recently working with the legendary Zed Bias for a remix of his track “London Town”.

Garage Girls

Garage Girls is a female curated party series and collective, founded by DJ NORTHERN and The Honey Tapes. Focused on empowering and promoting female artists, highlighting and sharing a passion for Garage Music and UK sounds.

In a scene historically dominated by males, Garage Girls aims to showcase the array of talent from FLINTA artists whilst promoting a more caring, conscious and safe environment where marginalised folks can feel safe and welcome whilst maintaining a loving and community spirit which Garage music is about.

Now with 2024 residency at one of Berlin’s most beloved clubs, OHM, Garage Girls is continuing to solidify themselves as the go-to Garage party in Berlin.

de Lacey

de Lacey is a grime and bass DJ based in Groningen. de Lacey is the founder of DRUK and was previously a deejay at the well-known London radio stations Deja Vu FM and Mode FM. He moved to Groningen in early 2023 and now has a radio program on Relate Radio.