Welcoming the likes of Eliza Rose, HAAi, Barry Can’t Swim, Manami and Tai Lokun to Tuscany for the first time alongside members of the FLASH famiglia (DJ Boring, MYD, Inside Moves, Dan Shake), our line-up is made to be appreciated by discerning dance music heads but engineered to be enjoyed by all.
She’s the baddest of them all and she’s coming to Tuscany. The mastermind behind the song of 2022 and the first female DJ to score a UK Number 1 for twenty years, the Dalston-born singer is the platinum-certified BOTA and the ciabatta toast of London right now.
Australian-born producer HAAi’s debut album Baby, We’re Ascending was one of the best LPs of last year, an ecstasy of kaleidoscopic synths and rushing BPMS. For those in the know, though, she’s been ascending for a while.
Moustached and mischievous, Parisian producer and DJ Myd is a breath of fresh air ready to be inhaled. Whether he’s dancing in saturated music videos, teaming up with Mac DeMarco or inviting radio listeners to create the final track of his album, he’s a wind-up-merchant selling actual gold. While his persona might be playful, though, his music is seriously good: sun-kissed, blissed-out, dance-pop imbued with Vitamin D and a little bit of E, too.
If you’re playing volleyball in the FLASH pool, remember: do not under any circumstances invite Barry in for a game. While the Edinburgh-born DJ might not be an able swimmer, he is riding a wave right now thanks to his frenetic, energetic sets, ones that defy magnetic laws by fusing together polar opposites: jazz, house, techno, jungle and whatever else his record-digging hand is attracted to in the moment.
Back to fly the flag for FLASH’s hefty Australian contingent, DJ Boring is returning to FLASH a hero, having helped make our 2022 edition the sweetest yet. Now a decade since he started producing and (wildly) seven years since we all fell in love with lo-fi gold-dust ‘Winona’, Boring has become one of the most exciting DJs on the planet, a globe-trotting party-starter whose record collection and USB stick arsenal must be protected at all costs. Most recently, he’s segued into live shows and collaborated with Cad73 for ‘Shakedown / The Vulture’, with heaps lined up for the future.
Another member of the FLASH famiglia, Dan’s back for seconds after stealing the show in 2019. DS is all about gigantic, soul-quenching, mind-altering grooves: think funk, samba, soulful house or four-cheese disco. Winning the attention of Moodymann back in 2014 by slipping a burned-CD of '3am Jazz Club / Thinkin' into his record bag backstage, Shake quickly learnt how to DJ, going straight to vinyl with a dodgy set-up so nothing could throw him along the way. Beginning a worldwide touring marathon that’s never really ended, Dan started his own House Party series of events and has pinned his USB to every corner of the map – London, Lebanon, Las Vegas, Lithuania, Limerick – and that’s just one page of his A-Z travels. We can’t wait to welcome him back to Tuscany, ready to roll back the years to our second edition and set the foundations for future ones to come.
Japanese-born DJ Manami has had a wild few months; she’s supported Peggy Gou in Japan, played Percolate's huge 10th anniversary NYE (after a quick trip on the same night from playing with Midland in Brighton) and closed We Out Here's Worldwide FM stage. Bristol heads, though, will know that she’s been bubbling up over the last couple of years; she’s been playing parties across the city and imbuing her trippy sets with the city’s distinctive bass sound.
You might not have heard of Tai Lokun yet, but you’ve likely been a matter of metres away from her; last summer, she played at Love Saves The Day, Lost & Found, Parklife, Love International and Lost Village to name but a smattering. Regularly appearing on Rinse, NTS and all those other grande stations, Tai’s sets revolve around skippy, shuffling beats and a sharp combination of smooth and choppy textures. We’re ready to lock in to Lokun in Tuscany this summer; and with previous B2Bs with Eliza Rose and HAAi in her portfolio, she’s set to be a perfect accompaniment to the sounds of FLASH Quattro.
Seemingly bringing at least half of Northern Ireland over for FLASH 2022, the Inside Moves boys are back with a new bag of tunes (and, likely, the other half of NI). Playing with total freedom, the duo splice together classic house, soul, disco, balearic and afro rhythms with one sole aim: make people dance. Boasting great taste when booking for their regular party – they’ve given Belfast debuts to Jayda G, Chaos in the CBD and Carista – they’re also a mainstay at AVA Festival, loaded up with scores of ID-this-for-me tunes.