Xray and DiS are ridiculously excited to welcome Ghostpoet to the Harley in October. The recently named mercury music prize nominee will bring his full live show to sheffield and will no doubt destroy the place. Plus the supporting lineup aint half bad either.


Hour Glass Sea (live)
Breton (live)
Blood Sport (live)

Special Guest DJ – CHECAN

Xrayhorse Djs
Drowned in Sound Djs


Ghostpoet aka Obaro Ejimiwe has quickly and quietly cemented his stature as one of the UK’s most exciting and original artists. Heralded a mighty force to be reckoned with by inspirational figures such as Roots Manuva and Mike Skinner of The Streets, Ghostpoet is no flash in the pan.

Obaro’s debut album ‘Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam’ is crammed with his loveable ramshackle, homemade productions and instantly recognisable vocal ditties, ‘Peanut Butter Blues…’ is a neat summation of the MC’s musical journey to date, but also an impressive statement of intent.



This night however is definitely not just about the headline act. A massive lineup of local and national talent will be gracing the stage and providing us a night of amazing future sounds.


Checan is a rising 19 year old producer/ DJ from Sheffield who’s fresh brand of productions and DJ’ing have seen him make massive strides in recent months.

2010 saw the release of his first E.P ”New Breed” featuring
Manchester’s MC DRS; ‘an ecelctic mix of garage, emceeing and a whole bunch of other stuff’ on the Sheffield based Tipping Point Label and in 2011 Checan is making waves in the UK music scene with radio support from the likes of Toddla T,Seiji, Monki and Whistla.

Now regularly found smashing up dancefloors across the Steel City and beyond his live sets are always heavy, exciting and soulful.



‘If Hourglass Sea is anything to go by, at least we can be assured that chillwave has dripped through to the city, and long enough for the city to be getting bored of it.  In the space of two songs, Bentley may have moved into being West Yorkshire’s most promising musical talent.The work of Dean Bentley, this project sounds like Solar Bears being played on a better speed setting’ (thanks to The pigeon post for words).

HGS will be bringing his hi-tech reverb drench trip hop to the party – and in the process you will see the meannig of life. Very excited.



Breton began life in a warehouse somewhere in South East London.

Born from the creative force of musicians and filmmakers – Roman Rappak and Adam Ainger – and expanded recently into a multi-instrumental and visual collective with the inclusion of Ian Patterson, Daniel McIlvenny and Alex Wadey.



Brand new afrobeat noise jazz band that are killing their first forays into stage occupation. On stage they ‘use a fuck load of pedals’ and ‘don’t wear any shoes’. Fucking agree, who needs vans anyway.
Xray is happy we get to hear their music , up close like.


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