Often described as the most picturesque festival in Britain, Gottwood is well known for it’s considered and excellent curation. Following its eighth edition this year, we went behind the scenes to speak to artists and find out more about what makes this mad and mystical Welsh pearl tick.

Kicking off our new event-film series, ON REEL, we are delighted to begin with Gottwood Festival. With full length interviews to come and our coverage of east-coast sister festival Houghton to follow, make sure to tune in and keep your ear to the ground.


Music in order of appearance:
Bison - Familiar Stranger (Day) [Claremont 56] | Johannes Albert - All Around [Fine Records]  | Pryda - Madderferrys [Pryda Recordings] | Matthew Herbert Feat. Zilla - Brand New Love (Special Request Remix) [Hypercolour] | Martin Buttrich - Hunter [Cocoon Recordings] | Red Axes - Avalon [Correspondant]

Production credits:
Camera / Editor / Colourist: Max Law (Driftend Films)
Director / Producer / Editor / Sound: Ben Carey

Huge thanks to:
Katie Louden (The Rest Is Noise) | Angie Towse (The Rest Is Noise) | Tom Carpenter (Gottwood) | Digby Neill (Gottwood) | Tom Elkington (Gottwood) | Move D | Moscoman | DJ Tennis | Dave Harvey | Mathew Jonson | Dele Sosimi | Jamie Russell |Roman Flugel | Red Axes  | Steve Hart | Damiano von Erckert | Secretsundaze  | Mac "N" Cheese van

Ahead of his set at XOYO, as part of MCDE's residency, we went shopping in Phonica with Italian Cosmic Disco legend Daniele Baldelli.

Selected records in order of appearance:
D.K. - Distant Images [Antinote] | Lars Bartkuhn - Massai [Utopia Records] | Bill Brewster presents Tribal Rites [Eskimo Recordings] | Modula - The 780's Chronicles [Firecracker] | Various Artists - Relight [Light of Other Days]

Production credits:
Camera: Chris Shenkman
Editor: Max Law
Director / Editor: Ben Carey

Thanks to Sam from Phonica.

Veteran selector Bill Brewster buying records at Rye Wax in Peckham.

Selected records in order of appearance:
Dego & The 2000Black Family - The Way It Should Be [Neroli] | Brazilian Disco Boogie Sounds Vol.2 [Favorite Recordings] | Jacques Bon & Virgo Four β€Žβ€“ Machine Love [Mule Musiq] | Golden Teacher -First Three EPs

Production credits:
Camera / Editor: Max Law
Director / Editor: Ben Carey

Thanks to the Rye Wax team.