Malta’s Aria Complex will host a 2 day open air festival at the end of the month, with The Aria First of May Weekender kicking off on Sunday 30th April to soundtrack the handover to May. Featuring James Zabiela and Reboot as the headline stars, the festival will also welcome Carl Bee, Daniel Blade, Ziggy and more as a handpicked selection of artists enjoy the splendid Maltese weather.
Frankfurt native Reboot found his dance music enlightenment on the dancefloors of Sven Vath’s influential Omen club, and has a penchant for tougher techno and weirder house very much in line with such a musical background. Going on to release on Sven’s Cocoon, as well as other esteemed labels like Cadenza, Get Physical Music and Defected, Reboot didn’t take long to assert himself as a precociously gifted producer, and applies a similarly creative approach to his DJing as well. Joined by a skilled turntablist in Southampton’s breakbeat fanatic James Zabiela, Reboot will top a lineup stocked with some of Malta’s most talented DJs, for what looks to be a very special weekender on the Mediterranean island.
Words by Andrew Kemp
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