Kat Richmond (GB)
Kat Richmond is an electronic music producer and DJ based in east London. She is resident of Buntu, one half of Arsenic Mines, the founder of Electronic 17, and director of the Stow Festival. Kat plays a combination of minimal house and techno, often with influences of classical, jazz and world music but with a psychedelic twist. She is one half of Arsenic Mines with Andy Green, an electronic instrumental duo, using Ableton Live and violins to perform house and techno. She is the founder of Electronic 17, a community of DJs, producers and live electronic artists in Walthamstow, and organises events and parties at different venues in the area throughout the year showcasing local talent. Special guests have included Dave Congreve (Soma Records), Ashley Beedle (Xpress2 / Black Science Orchestra), Waterson (Back To The World), Leif (Freerotation Festival / UntilMyHeartStops), Samantha Blackburn (Buntu / Get Diverted), Ewan Pearson (Misericord / Compact), Lascelle Gordon (Vibration Black Finger / Brand New Heavies), Faze Action (Faze Action Records) and Mercury Music Prize winner Talvin Singh. She has warmed up for A Guy Called Gerald, the Stanton Warriors and Terry Farley as well as played a special Hacienda classics set for a 10 year anniversary tribute gig celebrating Tony Wilson. Outside of London she's played at Farm Festival in Somerset, the Chicken and The Egg festival in Dorset, and The Masked Ball Festival in Cornwall. She is the resident of Buntu, Samantha Blackburn's party in London with parties at Sedition and Egg London, and has played at the Ministry of Sound for Deep Love, the new party run by ex We Love Space resident Daisy Heartbreaker. She has guested on Mark Limb's The Electric Disco radio show on MyHouseYourHouse.net, on East London Radio for ‘music takes me up’, on Daisy Heartbreaker’s Deep Love Radio, hosted the Shoplifters show for Jon Ford on Soho Radio, as well as had guest mixes on US podcast series DeepDaze, Austrian podcast series House Music Movement, French podcast series Good Vibes, and Mexico's Midnight Express FM. Kat is one of the Directors of the Stow Festival, an annual multi genre music festival in Waltham Forest, London, and manages the Glittering Plains dance area at the Barbican’s Walthamstow Garden Party.