Of all the things Britain excels at, sessioning a rave from Thursday to Monday lands slap bang at the top of the list. Just ask newcomer Joe Unknown. He charged around the UK’s straight-through-scene, finding hearts in muddied fields and darkened rooms, before landing on his hyper-alive sound. As he boasts on the single “Ride”, “I like to participate in life’s little edge.”
Born in Reading and raised in Four Marks, in east Hampshire, his early years were spent how most creative teens in small towns spend them: searching for fun, and a world beyond the same four streets. Here was a place where, if you wanted to see your friends, “nine times out of ten, it’d be in a field.” But that’s also how music came along, via countryside raves in said fields.