Coalition in Brighton has attracted a stack of top-tier acts to its stage in 2012 and the year looks to be ending on the same note as the venue opens its doors to dance supremo, Madeon.
The 18-year-old first came to real attention through online remix competition for drum’n’bass band Pendulum. His repositioning of their ‘The Island’ as tough, sparkling house won whilst his remixes on the Yelle “Que Veux Tu” and Deadmau5 “Raise Your Weapon” singles further raised his profile with support from of Annie Mac, Swedish House Mafia, Pete Tong, Deadmau5, Alan Braxe, Chase & Status, Skrillex, Knife Party, Porter Robinson, Zedd, and Martin Solveig.
As well as these breathtaking remixes there was the excitement caused by his Pop Culture video that he uploaded to YouTube in July 2011, which featured him performing with his Novation Launchpad controller, as he live mixed 39 samples from pop tracks from the likes of ELO’s Mr Blue Sky and the Gorillaz ‘Dare’ to Britney Spears’s ‘Baby One More Time’ – into three and half minutes of music that has currently had over 14 million views.
His first official single which he released on own popcultur label, Icarus, was taut electro-house, but its follow-up, Finale also released on popcultur and distributed by Sony Music’s Columbia label – was “a 92 bpm anthem rock track”. “Very important for me,” he notes, “because I wanted to test the water of people’s open mindedness.” The third single ‘The City’, which he has just released is he says “a conclusion of a type of style I’ve been exploring and is one of my favourite tracks.
Tickets are available for £14 and can be purchased here.
Event runs from 8pm – 11pm.