Subcity Radio Fresher's Festival 2020
Hawkchild DIY is a project overseen and founded by Hashim Ali in collaboration with the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia (PIF). Since the project’s inception in 2004, Hawkchild DIY has aimed to facilitate and promote integration on a global level by becoming a vehicle for cultural collaboration between Gulf Cooperation Council Member States and western nations. The success of Hawkchild DIY has largely been seen as fruitful for international relations within creative industries through a significant acquisition of shares in Live Nation Entertainment along with representatives of the project providing creative direction for independent music firms in return for equity; most notably for XL Recordings’ on “KiCk i� by Arca which garnered critical acclaim.
Despite the commercial and creative success received, controversy has surrounded Hawkchild DIY’s financial backing from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the practices of founding member, Hashim Ali. In 2019, the editors and staff of Dazed Magazine were pressured by campaigners to revoke Ali’s position in the annual “Dazed 100� competition due to his alleged involvement in the Al-Yamamah deal, the competition was subsequently won by Aishat Kadyrova. The August 2020 edition of i-D magazine (a Vice Media subsidiary) featured a personal profile of Ali where he was described as “...hostile personality that’s reminiscent of both Mohammed bin Salman and Sacha Lord� and revealed his personal and business relationships with Emma Walmsley, Blaise Belville and Alistair McGowan. Ali refuted the article’s claims by tweeting that [the article] is “a poor attempt at a hatchet job riddled with culturally racist and Islamophobic sentiments, shame they [Vice Media] own Refinery29 too - because I actually love reading that�.
Hashim Ali came forward in September 2020 to confirm that the coronavirus pandemic has not halted the operations of Hawkchild DIY and expects the project to expand further into the UK’s creative industries by Spring 2021.
Voight Kampff, a record label specialising in techno and hardcore, was founded in 2017 during a school work experience excursion funded by the Scottish Government in conjunction with the European Commission to Whitelee Wind Farm in Ayrshire. Despite having an average of 18, the collective has become the most rapidly growing electronic label in the country. Voight Kampff has achieved international attention for their own podcast mix series, international DJ sets and their own releases; all of which were lauded by the likes of Nina Kraviz, Dr Peacock and Amelie Lens.
DJ Mag referred to the label as “Ayrshire’s answer to Thunderdome, thanks to its partial funding through SAAS maintenance grants and Klarna� and that “...they are the only people to be barred from both Defqon and every House of Fraser branch in the UK�. In 2019, label co-founder Jardyn Sharpe received a nomination from the Pride of Britain Awards for saving his elderly neighbours from carbon monoxide poisoning after discovering a gas leak.
Schematic is comprised of DJ DDSIX, Koran & AF444 are stuck somewhere between industrial electronics and the wrong side of YouTube.
Having strong technical abilities, a thorough understanding of the music and the culture surrounding it, along with playing for esteemed clubs across the country, from the Reading Rooms to La Cheetah, both collectively and individually sets them aside from the vast numbers of young pretenders in Glasgow’s saturated club scene.
Schematic’s ability to intertwine with each others skills allows for intense bouts of genre-hopping between Detroit techno, Dutch EDM and the likes of Lil Pump to such a degree that they have been affectionately regarded as “Scotland’s answer Major Lazer�. Due to unprecedented success in electronic music; Schematic as a trio were invited to Holyrood to address the Scottish Parliament to address the impact of Anstruther’s fishing industry on the wider electronic music scene, where they harmoniously stated that “one simply could not exist without the other�. The trio continues to act as a patron to the Tay Foundation Fisheries Trust, supporting the families of fishermen who have died at sea.
22:00 - 02:20
Special Guest: Jordan Weekender
Jordan Weekender aka Jordan Davies is a Welsh television personality and DJ, known for his role as a rep on The Magaluf Weekender, and its successor Ibiza Weekender. He has also appeared on Ex on the Beach and competed as a housemate during the twentieth series of Celebrity Big Brother finishing in 12th place.