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Everything electrical with an arresting groove, the Head of State - aka Andy Ellis - deals in upfront, bass heavy, wet-your-knickers filth. Former Crafty Rascal, current auditory rudeboy, general party starter of the highest order, he plays whomp, glitch hop, hip hop; a bit of funk and soul as the sun rises, house, techno and electro when the mood takes him. His sets nod to everyone from Tipper to Tiga. He invariably knows what you want before you do.
A festival and underground party impresario, he’s rocked stages at some of the planet's largest and most revered events: Burning Man, Glastonbury, Glade, Electric Picnic, Secret Garden Party, as well as a selection of the UK's best nightclubs. He lives and breathes parties; hosting his own stages at festivals and making large scale raves happen, sometimes accidentally. Past exploits include the Good Golly Miss Molly Trolley (a mobile soundsystem and bar) and The Rockery (an inflatible venue at Secret Garden Party).
He can be found DJing aboard a trike with a rig, cycling round the fields of many of the UK festivals this summer, as well as behind the decks at Uppercut - a brand spanking new festival arena which is primed to completely fuck shit up.
The real deal.