2023’s festival season is well under way. After what felt like a never ending winter period, the long days and nights of dancing in the fields with your pals is back and I couldn’t be happier. To celebrate this return, we’ve asked UK-based DIY festival and event series Floorless to take over our mix series for the month of May. Over the next four weeks we will be spotlighting some of the founders and residents of Floorless, showcasing why they are one of the most exciting new event series to come about over the last few years.
Taking place from the 4th – 6th August, Floorless Festival was a natural response to those lonely months brought on by the pandemic. The Floorless brand originally started as a series of club shows run by a group of friends who are DJs, promoters, producers and music lovers and have since hosted parties at venues such as Corsica Studios, The Glove That Fits, Venue MOT and The Carpet Shop. Over the years it has grown into an event with a real community spirit, seeing the same faces on the dance floor of every event. This extends into the festival where the music policy represents a breadth of UK clubland with a focus on local talent; last year’s festival line-up included the likes of Mi-el, Allecto, Alicia, EMA, Melati, Manami, FAFF and more.
To launch the takeover, Cam Joon – the co-founder and head booker of Floorless Festival – takes us on a moody tripped-out journey for those early morning introspections before bringing the energy right up, rolling through classy techno, big bassy moments and the hint of pop edits here and there. With a focus on UK-centric sounds heavily influenced by his early experiences in the scenes in London via Bristol, where he began his journey as a promoter and DJ, the name Cam Joon is a nod to his Iranian heritage, reflecting his connection to family and friends through Farsi term of endearment ‘Joon’. Alongside his work at Floorless, Cam has a monthly residency on AAJA as well as playing gigs at the likes of Unfold, Corsica Studios and The Cause.
Floorless Festival takes place from the 4th – 6th August – buy tickets here.