All the artists confirmed for the festival in Alphabetical order.
Their sound veers from slow, dark, heartfelt acoustic numbers through to fast, intense, guitar-driven abrasive pieces. There's elements of Northern England 'Americana' in there, strains of indie-blues, alt-folk, a medley of musical contradictions ....
And then Circo Abusivo developed:
When we play on stage (or just on the ground because after all a stage isn’t always necessary), we communicate our music, our gestures and intentions to the audience, who in their way respond more than enthusiastically and smile, dance and get caught up by the magic and suddenness of the circus message….
We are very proud that Coldcut will be headlining the main stage in 2008. The Colcut show captures the mind through it''s thought provoking imagery as much as it captures the body through irresistible beats. Slamming down an orgy of sound and vision, they fill the top slot at Rocket like no-one else can.
Come prepared to be blown away by the masters....
D-VICE is a drum n bass, breakbeat, electro, hip-hop band. After two hard years of digital music creation, they finally started playing and practising in 2007, giving analogue life to the digital pre-project. Though the backbone of the band is formed by MC MANTISSE (production and vocals) and ERIK FREAK (production and drums), they've been joined upto now by scratches, bass, brass section and guitar. The Rocket Festival 2008 will be the venue for the official presentation of D-VICE live. This is not to be missed.
En estos quince años el grupo no ha parado de crecer en popularidad dejando atrás una estela de cuatro discos publicados – Otílicos perdidos (1997), Otiliamina pura (1999), Ska Zone (2002) y Wateke (2004) – y más de mil conciertos en directo, entre los que se puede destacar su participación en el multitudinario concierto de No a la Guerra junto a los artistas más importantes de Barcelona, o su actuación en los premios MTV en su edición de 2004 celebrados en Edimburgo.
Ruben Herran, alias DJ BENAS, was born in Nerjamaica City - otherwise known as Nerja, Malaga - in the heart of a family of immigrant artists. He was reborn seven years ago in the marvellous city of Granada, where he has grown musically to the point where he is now seen as a key piece in the musical puzzle of the city of the Alhambra. DJ, promoter, producer, programmer and more, he is well-known for his great range of skills within the musical scene and industry. Since October 2007, he has been in charge of Thursday nights at the Sala Plantabaja, with his special Club Mestizo, so if you've loved his music there, don't miss him at the Rocket.
A true veteran of the Granada scene, Jose Reina defines his music as purely electronic with techno, house, fat minimal, energy and a strident rhythm.
After five years as resident techno DJ in SALA MOLINO WORLD (Loja-Granada), in 2000 he branched out into techno house, house, electro house, etc and started DJing all over the land. In 2007 he signed up with the SOUNDFLOWERS and SOLODEEJAYS collectives, dedicated to maintaining Granada's electronic fiestas at the highest level.
Dj Killer, also known as Rafa Alcántara, is considered to be one of Spain's biggest Djs and producers; he has played and produced dance music in many countries around the world as a Dj as well as a prodcer with: Natural Productions and Natural Break Records whom he is co-founder of. After Australia, Spain has probably got the 2nd biggest Breakbeat community in the world, outside of the United Kingdom.
MEMO is a big, big name all over Spain as well as in "Stereo Bar" (Berlin), "United 7" and "Bar 54" (Londdon)Discoteca "Catwalk" (Barcelona), "Zen Club" (Barcelona), "Moog" (Bcn), "Kubik" (Bcn), Space (Ibiza), Discoteca Privilege (Ibiza), Industrial Copera (Granada), Palafitos (Dominican Republic) Shaga (Mexico). He's shared billing with the biggest electronic groups and DJs in the world (Prodigy, Cristal Method, Orbital, Public Enemy, Carl Cox, Richie Hawtin, Jeff Mills and a very extended etc) and now he is monthly resident DJ in the most prestigious cities in Europe, "City Hall" and "Sidecar" (Barcelona) and Bar 54 (Londres). Carl Cox uses DJ MEMO tracks and Space (Ibiza) use him as fiesta DJ alongside Derrick May, Adam Freeland, Alexander Kowalski, etc.