Soundwave, Tisno Croatia 24-07-17

Full Line Up Announced
Super Early Birds: £69 ( SOLD OUT )
Early Birds: £99 ( SOLD OUT )
Standard: £129 ( )

The Pharcyde | Roy Ayers | GoGo Penguin
Roni Size ft. Dynamite MC | Gilles Peterson | Laura Mvula ( Stripped Back Set )
Horse Meat Disco | Egyptian Lover | Yussef Kamaal

Josey Rebelle | Mndsgn | Sadar Bahar
Moses Boyd: Solo X | Alexander Nut | Mr Thing
Mall Grab | Medlar | Chaos In The CBD
Ross From Friends | Contours | Anchorsong

Children of Zeus | LayFullStop | Werkha
Mount Nakara | Donna Leake | No Fakin’ DJs
The Natural Curriculum | Mr Doris | DJ Gilla | DJ BobaFatt

Cervo | DJ Mo Fingaz | Danuka | Rich Reason | Dulahli
Gerard C | Dj Dirty Freud | Martyn Savill | Russ Ryan
Boston | Two Two | Ocsid Werks | Shunya | Harri Pepper | Arthur Lastmann | Step Daw


Banana Hill | Bedmo Disco Records | Bodywork | Bruk uP !! Caramello |Eastern Bloc Records | Euphony | Fiesta Bombarda First Word Records | Funk Delegation | Hidden

High Hoops | Hit & Run | No Fakin’ | Pretty Pretty Good
Psyched | Reggae Take Over | Reform Radio | Shak Out | Simmerdown |So Flute | So Fresh So Clean 

Sonic Sahara | Soundcrash | Sure Shot | Taste The Diff’rence
Tru Thoughts | Tuckshop. | Worried About Henry | Yellow Arch Studios

Super Early Birds: £69 ( SOLD OUT )
Early Birds: £99 ( SOLD OUT )
Standard: £129 ( )

We are delighted to announce that Soundwave Croatia is back for another incomparable five day adventure at one of the world’s most idyllic musical settings. Now in it’s 9th year, Soundwave returns to the magical Garden Tisno where kindred spirits flock to experience one of Europe’s most life-affirming festivals packed full of music, art, film and good vibes.

The tranquil location of Soundwave offers an energising setting where by day your ears are massaged by soothing beats & hip-hop, reggae & dub, blissful world & electronic rhythms, jazz and soul-drenched funk & disco all performed and selected masterfully by some of the worlds best musicians and DJ’s. As the sun sets and day enters night, the intoxicating atmosphere builds into an evening of electric live performances and late night DJ sets packed full of world dance floor grooves, soulful bangers, hypnotic drum and bass & broken beat as well as anything else that fits in with the festivals eclectic musical spectrum. 

As always, the (in)famous Soundwave boat parties will be frequently in and out of dock and the hedonistic late night open air club sessions return, all hosted by some of Europe’s prestige club nights. Having been one of the highlights of last year’s festival, we’ll yet again be commissioning some of our favourite artists to transform The Garden into an even more visually stunning setting. When the time comes to energise once more, we have regular film screenings and yoga classes across the five days plus much more

Donna Leake (NTS / Boiler Room) w/ Sure Shot DJs 11-03-17

Part time grafter at Brilliant Corners, London, full time music lover. Her sets spread far and wide, always depending on how she feels in the moment and for getting lost in the present. 

Music for open ears, open minds, open hearts and zero expectations.

She’s responsible for bringing crowds to sold out shows eager to dance to one of the best sound systems in London.

With a vast, eclectic vinyl collection that leaves other DJs full of envy, Donna’s sets take you on a journey and that’s why she’s travelled the world playing at the most respected festivals and clubs.

If you haven’t already, check her recent wide-ranging mixes [Funk, Jazz, Soul, Psych, Disco, World and plenty more] for NTS, Boiler Room, Worldwide FM and more!

Warming up we have our worldly, funky residents… The Sure Shot (Miles Day) & Hully Gully ( Veto + Double Cee) DJs. This is a Soundwave Croatia launch party and there’ll be some treats on the night.

Typesun Live w/ DJ Miles Day (The Sure Shot) 28-01-17

Typesun Live w/ DJ Miles Day (The Sure Shot) 28-01-17

Cosmogramma are delighted to welcome an extremely rare live show from the Jazz informed, dance-floor tempting compositions of Typesun at the final night of Independent Venue Week 2017.

Bristol based Luke Harney is the centre around which the textural, orchestral, jazz tinged Electronica of Typesun falls - coming to attention with crossover Neo-Soul such as ‘The PL’, marked by fractured emotional vocals as much as lo-fi Disco bass licks. 

Since, he’s taken time over gems of releases, with February’s ‘Make It Right’ a clearly honed and perfected piece of dancefloor enigmatism, “Eastern orchestral lick and terse cello riff send your anticipation off in one direction, only to have the ice-cool disco core of the track neatly step out of a side alley and send your body in a whole other direction.”

With production acrobatics that come magically alive in person, expect a stunning live show at Gwdihw, with Sure Shot & Fat City DJs playing Jazzy Electronic-Disco cuts until late.

Turn it up! J Dilla all night long w/ Typesun (7 Arrows) 14/01/17

Typesun DJ Set at Sure Shot, Gwdihw, Cardiff Jan 14, 2017

Facebook event here

It’s almost 10 years since the sad passing of a legend that was taken way too young! 

Everyone’s favourite beat maker. We’ve got DJs / producers / collectors playing special Jay Dee dedicated sets to include his beats, raps, samples, influences and ‘post-Dilla’ sounds, including their own productions. 

*** LINE UP *** 

- 7 ARROWS (Root Elevation / Futureboogie) 

A DJ set from this hugely talented Producer / Drummer / DJ from Bristol. His unique brand of rugged underground soul music has captured the attention of listeners around the world. Dilla samples for days + his own ‘post Dilla’ soulful, warming productions. 

- ALFIE SWAN (One Good Thing) 

Founder of OGT / Beatmaker / DJ / Collector. He loves Cardiff, tea & boom boom squiggy riddems

- VETO (Afro Cluster / Hully Gully) 

He likes scratching records for Skunkadelic / Afro Cluster and drinking dark rum (& coke)

- MILES DAY (Sure Shot) 

This may well be an A/V set if he gets himself organised over the Christmas period (unlikely)

James Yancey aka Jay-Dee aka J-Dilla, created a new sound for Hip-Hop that inspired beat smiths, MCs and music lovers around the globe. With an incredible line of production credits for De La Soul, Tribe Called Quest, Erykah Badu, The Pharcyde, The Roots, Janet Jackson, Busta Rhymes, Common, D’Angelo, Jaylib, his own crew Slum Village and so many more it is little wonder that he has been described as a visionary, a genius & the quintessential producers’ producer by many of the most respected names in the game. 

Dilla’s albums “Rough Draft” & “Donuts” on Stones Throw, “Welcome 2 Detroit” & “The Shining” on BBE Records alongside “Jay Loves Japan” and his work on his brother Illa-J’s album “Yancey Boys” stand out as masterpieces of modern music production and capture the imagination of producers, DJs & all music lovers across the world. A selection of his work has even been released in full orchestral form on the brilliant “Suite For Ma Dukes”

£4 OTD

Habibi Funk // John Stapleton // Gwdihw // Cardiff // 12-11-16

Habibi Funk is a label and platform for funky/soulful and/or psych influenced music from the Arab world of the 60s, 70s and 80s.

Facebook event

Jannis of Jakarta Records got to travel a lot in north Africa in the last years thru touring with Blitz The Ambassador and a studio session with Oddisee and Olof Dreijer of The Knife for the “Sawtuha” project in Tunisia. While being there he did some record digging and found some incredible music from the 60s, 70s and 80s. Since then he went to Morocco, Tunisia and Egypt searching for records. It’s incredible to see how the music of these days seem to be the opposite of the very stereotypical idea of the “the Arab world” mainstream media portrays way too often.

Some of the music has zero info on the net, was never sold on ebay and has not been “rediscovered” by a wider audience yet, while others are somewhat classics in the field of “Arabic groove“. Up to date Jannis has done 4 mixes of said music, that have been prominently featured by sites such as The Guardian, Okayplayer, Wax Poetics and many more.

Playing original and incredibly rare vinyl, Jannis’ DJ sets are a unique blend of funky sounds from Sudan, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Syria, Lebanon and the European Arabic diaspora.

+ John Stapleton (Wanted Records)

John has been collecting records and DJing for longer than he cares to remember. He’s compiled 15 LPs for labels React and Harmless, dabbled in music production and his own record labels, and played records in clubs and festivals from Iceland to Australia.

Previously behind such seminal Bristol clubs as Def Con, The Cooker, Vision and BlowPop, he currently plays at two regular nights in Bristol – Go, Go Children and Easton Standard Time – playing funk, soul and reggae music, all on original vinyl releases, and can be found at festivals from WOMAD to Glastonbury as well as guest spots at discerning nights up and down the country.

++ Miles Day (Sure Shot)

Our funky, worldly Sure Shot resident for about 4 years now

Frontal Lobe Presents: Matuki, Hipicat, Miles Day 21/10/16

An evening of sounds from around the globe;
Afro-Funk, African Synth, Electronic Psychedelic, Beats and Melody.

For anyone who missed their set at Greenman, Secret Garden Party or Glastonbury this year, you now have the chance to come and spectate the incredibly accomplished Matuki. The 12-piece Bristol band play Afrofunk/Afrobeat fused with jazz that’s laced with a psychedelic twist, they’ll leave you disorientated and stuck in euphoria… and covered in sweat.

Support from Hipicat, having returned to Cardiff after a glorious summer of festivals that’s left grit and glitter under every nail, their deep psych-electronic sound, lavished with textures of dreamlike melodies and screaming guitars will get you warmed up, ready for an evening of sweaty auditory sex 

Club night with Miles Day

Miles Day is a DJ and collector of worldly sounds for over 15 years and will be rounding off the night. His tastes are as eclectic as they come. He loves anything with a groove from Afro, Funk, Boogie and plenty more. 

Lets go!

The Big Top, Church St, Cardiff

Soundwave Croatia 2016, Tisno 4th - 8th August

Soundwave takes place in the beautiful and enchanting Garden Tisno, a mesmerising piece of paradise hidden along the Dalmatian coastline. Sound-tracked by the some of the world’s finest exponents of broken beat, reggae, afro to acid jazz, hip-hop, soul, funk, drum and bass and more, the festival is a harmonious and beatific odyssey which seamlessly merges a sublime holiday and musical escape like no other. Soundwave is revered for its eclectic range of bookings and its laid back attitude, which come together in an enchanting adventure by the sea, exploring a range of music seldom heard in the Adriatic region. -

Thursday 4th August 2016 - Monday 8th August 2016
The Garden in Tisno, Croatia

Pharoahe Monch
Craig Charles
Fatima & The Eglo Live Band
Gentleman’s Dub Club
Channel One Sound System
Riot Jazz
Clap Clap
Josey Rebelle
Alexander Nut
Henry Wu
Dan Shake
Jordan Rakei
Harvey Sutherland
Flo Real (Mahogani Music)
The Menendez Brothers
Subculture Sage
Eva Lazarus
Sarah Williams White
Mo Fingaz
Russ Ryan
Jack Tyson Charles (trio)
DJ Mylz
Normanton Street
Manu & Ando
Amber Shells
Thirsty Work
Harri Pepper (Stamp the Wax) 
Alex Crescent
The Future Dub Project
Olbi Iyah
Bloxed Beats
Sounds of Harlowe
French DJ
DJ E Double D
Mount Nakara
In Search Of
Melt Out
Touchy Subject
Kid Gorgeous
South London Samba

Friends & family:
New Bohemia
Tru Thoughts
Taste The Difference
Firstword records
So Fresh So Clean
Shut The Front Door
Bedmo Disco
The Origins
Bite Size Music
House of Wax
Sure Shot

Full info here:

Full info for travel, accommodation, tickets line up and more can be found at :

Early Bird tickets have sold out!

Standard Ticket - £125 + booking fee
Available here:

Age restriction: Under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult

A Tribute To Paradise Garage

A Tribute To Paradise Garage - Saturday 9th July - Gwdihw, Cardiff

We pay homage to New York’s most legendary nightclub and resident DJ, Larry Levan.

Originally, the ‘disco’ scene was far from a homogeneous, definable form. It was anything people would dance to: rock, Latin, soul, funk, rhythm and blues. It was a small, close-knit world and the dancers’ togetherness, their sense of redemption, their feelings of escape from a racist and homophobic reality. More than anything, disco was driven by an underground idea of unity.

Larry Levan was an early child of this scene. He danced in its clubs, he learnt from its originators, and he joined a growing band of DJs who were filling New York with thrilling, loving music. And later, in his own club, The Paradise Garage (as mainstream disco was declared dead in the late 70s) he took it underground, nurtured and developed it and allowed it to take its first steps as something new.

Paradise Garage at 84 King Street, in Hudson Square, NYC operated from 1977 to 1987. It was one of the few clubs in New York which the gay, and predominantly African-American and Latino, patrons could genuinely call their own. The Garage was a place for people that were not accepted in society, a place from them to be free, to be who they are. 

House music as a genre has origins with Larry Levan and his contemporaries, Frankie Knuckles and Nicky Siano. These DJs played all kinds of music. The Garage shaped club culture as we know it today. As well as DJs, artists also performed there, including: Grace Jones, Patti LaBelle, Chaka Khan, Karen Young, Colonel Abrams and more. Some famous acts like Gwen Guthrie actually started their careers on that stage.

One thing was never in doubt: this was where you found the city’s most devoted clubbers: kids who danced for seven, eight hours, or more every week. They knew the records that were played, they screamed with excitement for their favourites. There was no attitude at The Garage, no cliques defined by their muscles, no fashion victims, no A-list. These people were dancers and this is what made the atmosphere so electrifying – it was driven by the energetic input of its clubbers. The intensity of the disco pyrotechnics was unlike anything anywhere. Venturing onto the dance floor was like swimming into an undertow – you were sucked into the vortex, and you surrendered, for hours at a time.

DJs: Dave Little (Melange), Andy Rich (Blue Honey), Van Pelt (Rotary Club) and Miles Day (Sure Shot) select their favourite Paradise Garage and Larry Levan cuts - all night long

Awesome Tunes From Africa

Sat 14th May -  Gwdihw Café Bar - Cardiff

- Issa Farfour (LIVE Syrian Darbuka)
- Gareth Ludkin (Fat City)
- Tom Downs (Club Tropicana)
- Miles Day (Sure Shot)

You can expect all sorts of niceness from all over the continent and close by. Sounds from a long time ago to brand spanking new. You can also expect to be dancing all night long. 


Four pound on the door please.

Thank you Jay Dee

An incredible night in the name of a legend. All profits (£230) were wired to the J Dilla Foundation & Lupus UK.

Thank you Jay Dee 

 Friday 5th Feb 2016 - Gwdihw Café Bar - Cardiff 

 It’s 10 years since the incredible ‘Donuts’ LP was released on Stones Throw Records on Dilla’s 32nd birthday. We’re marking this special occasion with a night dedicated to the genius himself, everyone’s favourite beat maker. We’ve got DJs / producers / collectors playing special Jay Dee dedicated sets to include his beats, raps, samples, influences and ‘post-Dilla’ sounds, including their own productions. 

 Line up: 

 - DARKHOUSE FAMILY (aka Earl Jeffers + Don Leisure) 


- DOUBLE CEE (Hully Gully) 

- MILES DAY (Sure Shot) 


 James Yancey otherwise known as Jay-Dee or J-Dilla, created a new sound for Hip-Hop that inspired beat smiths, MCs and music lovers around the globe. With an incredible line of production credits for De La Soul, Tribe Called Quest, Erykah Badu, The Pharcyde, The Roots, Janet Jackson, Busta Rhymes, Common, D’Angelo, Jaylib, his own crew Slum Village and so many more it is little wonder that he has been described as a visionary, a genius & the quintessential producers’ producer by many of the most respected names in the game. 

 Dilla’s albums “Rough Draft” & “Donuts” on Stones Throw, “Welcome 2 Detroit” & “The Shining” on BBE Records alongside “Jay Loves Japan” and his work on his brother Illa-J’s album “Yancey Boys” stand out as masterpieces of modern music production and capture the imagination of producers, DJs & all music lovers across the world. A selection of his work has even been released in full orchestral form on the brilliant “Suite For Ma Dukes”

John Morales

John Morales - Boxing Day Special

Advance tickets sold out

Disco fiend John Morales’ hits Cardiff once more for what’s set to be a very, very special Boxing Day. 

We’re also rolling ‘til 4 am. Morales has been smashing his way through the scene for the better part of 30 years, playing hotspots such as Stardust Ballroom and the infamous, Studio 54. 

As one half of Morales & Munzibai, Morales is one of the most prolific names in disco, with more productions to his name than some people have had hot dinners. Tickets available via RA. 

22:00 - 04:00

Mr Thing

The Final Sure Shot with Mr Thing!! // Gwdihw // Cardiff // 4th Dec 2015  

Tickets // Facebook Event

We had to go extra special for our final party (and 3rd Birthday). We’ve had some amazing times and would love you to join us at our final monthly night at Gwdihw. 

Mr Thing is our favourite DJ in the whole wide world! It took lots of nagging but finally we’ve got him to Cardiff for this special occasion. We teamed up with the Starving Artists team to make this dream a reality.

Known worldwide as a DJ & turntablist Mr Thing is a name synonymous with Funk, Soul and Hip-Hop that always brings a smile to the faces of fans and promoters alike as they remember genius performances of impeccable skill. 

First touching the tables in 1987 he has been non-stop perfecting his art since and is now one of the worlds best. Touring the world with an understanding of records and music that is second to none, he always creates flawless and exciting sets mixing some of the rarest records with some of the best loved records ever heard with an apparently effortless ease honed after years of practice.

If Mr Thing is playing at a party… make sure you GO! You will never be disappointed!

Rocking parties is not the limit of his skills, not even close!

He has won DJ battles, both solo and as part of the Scratch Perverts, has a production discography that is the envy of most. He is responsible for some of the most perfect mixtapes & for a string of BBE released compilations including the creatively titled “STRANGE BREAKS & MR THING” and of course the rightly titled “KINGS OF HIP HOP” with DJ Premier.

Check out his incredible mixcloud and boiler room set!


Lefto // Darkhouse Family // Gwdihw // Cardiff // 2nd Oct 2015  

Tickets // Facebook Event

“Your favourite DJ’s favourite DJ” – Fact

“Consistently a couple of steps ahead of your average early adopter” - Resident Advisor

The Belgian-bearded Hip Hop stalwart, Lefto, takes over Sure Shot. Famed for his gloriously eclectic DJ sets, he switches effortlessly between hip-hop, funk, breaks, neck-snapping beats, future bass, South-American influences and some wild African rhythms. Gwdihŵ will be shaking with heavy beats with a psychedelic tinge flowing from one of the finest DJs around.

One the most important tastemakers Europe has to offer, and affiliated with labels Brownswood, Blue Note, !K7 Records, Stones Throw, and Jazzy Sport. Lefto doesn’t wait for the next thing to land on his lap, actively seeking it out - he’s revered by anyone who knows including heavyweights such as Rough Trade and Gilles Peterson.

Firmly rooted in jazz and hip hop, he sharpened his digging sensibility working at the now legendary Music Mania record store in hometown Brussels. His passion for jazz resulted in a remix album for Blue Note which was well received by the community. Lefto is forever moving forward but always has an ear in the past.

Check his selections on Boiler Room | Soundcloud | 22 tracks

The Boogie Cafe // Gwdihw // Cardiff // 4th Sept 2015

Boogie Cafe is a record label and DJ partnership of Jimmy The Twin and Alex Dinham who get props from the best of them (including huuuge names such as Joey Negro and John Morales).

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They regularly host the hottest parties in Bristol at the most renowned musical venues. The duo mostly spin Boogie, Disco and House but always keep it varied and interesting for the floor.

This’ll be their debut in Cardiff (I think).

Boogie Cafe are eagerly awaiting their 5th vinyl release (end of Aug), that includes another track from Jimmy The Twin and also features Laura Ingalls. All their releases sell out super quickly so don’t hang around.

Listen and pre-order your copy of the latest release here:

Soundwave Croatia, Aug 6th-10th 2015

“Top 10 Festivals In Europe”: The Independent

Soundwave Croatia, one of Europe’s most friendly and intimate festivals returns for it’s 7th year and announces the addition of a developed live art and film programme to its eclectic musical offering.

In a Soundwave first, street artists, mural artists and illustrators from across Croatia and the rest of Europe will be invited to transform the walls of apartments and buildings across the festival site into living, evolving pieces of art. Aside from enjoying a holiday soundtrack provided by an ever evolving line-up of global musicians, club nights and boat parties, festival-goers can also spend time snorkelling, diving, renting a boat or taking a trip around the islands, to sample the local cuisine or visit one of the nearby national parks such as Krka and Kornati.






The Big Chill, Bristol - Sat 6th June

Gilla (First World Records) & Sure Shot DJs

Bedmo Disco’s showcase of the finest DJ talent from Bristol and beyond gets proper summery with a little taste of Croatia’s Soundwave festival from the man himself, DJ Gilla!  Promising everything but the tan, it’s sure to be a good’un.

Founder of First Word Records, promoter, DJ and all-round dancefloor specialist DJ Gilla ‘s passion for giving the music he loves the attention it deserves remains unwavering since starting the label in 2003. A resident at reknowned party spots such as The Hifi Club in Leeds, London’s Bussey Building and Soundwave Festival itself, his sets cover Soul, Hip-Hop, Jazz and more. A firm believer in Duke Ellington’s sentiment, “if it sounds good, it is good,” Gilla’s firm foundations in Jazzy Hip Hop beats comes to the fore in his beautifully structured live sets and solid ear for a belter. Whether you’re off to the festival or not, head down and witness Gilla bringing a little bit of the Balkans to Bristol.

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And of course, we’ve got Awon, Sell-By-Dave and Five-Stylez in support, delving into their bottomless record bags and slinging out the bangers. Representing the sound of Bedminster, the DJ Tag Team/Record Label/Production Outfit/Party Crew have spent the last year illuminating some of the best DJ talent from across the globe, in fitting with their own expertise in disco, electrofunk, boogie, nu-boogie, modern funk, nu-disco and things guaranteed to get your feet moving.

Over 21s only. Free entry before 11pm. £3 after.

GILLA and Bedmo Disco, Soundwave launch party



The ultimate tan topper; guaranteed to leave you bronze for the Croatian sands, if you’re lucky enough to be going.. 

But if not, don’t worry - we’ll be filling Gwdihŵ Café Bar with factor 50 good time beats and we’re bringing this lot in for the ride. 

DJ Gilla // First Word Records 

Founder / A&R for First Word Records, home to Tall Black Guy, Souleance, Yosi Horikawa, kidkanevil and many more. Originally starting out in club promotion he ran seminal clubnights Funky Mule and New Bohemia in his adopted city of Leeds for several years, running shows for a host of acts including Bonobo, Nightmares On Wax, 4Hero, Gilles Peterson and Flying Lotus. As a DJ he has built a reputation for his eclectic and floor-filling sets, holding down a residency at famed Leeds venue The Hifi Club for 5 years. Now a resident DJ at London’s Bussey Building as well as Croatia’s Soundwave Festival, Gilla’s DJ sets take in soul, beats, hip hop, jazz and beyond

Bedmo Disco

Bedmo Disco are producers as well as DJs; prodigious re-editors of dusty old tunes, as well as creators of fresh new jams. Their tracks and edits have been played by a wide range of DJs, including Annie Mac, Rob Da Bank, Todd Terje, the Idjut Boys, Futureboogie, Joey Negro, The Glimmers, Chris Duckenfield, Rune Lindbaek and many more

+ Sure Shot 
+ Blue Honey
+ Hully Gully 
+ Van Pelt

Friday, June 5th
21:00 - Late 
£4 ADV // More OTD

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