Genre-spanning sisters and DJs Daughters of Frank give us a peep into what they're playing at the moment, ahead of their set on Sunday night at Secret Garden Party.
Words Liam Cattermole (@liam_cattermole)
Putting electronic music through its paces, Daughters of Frank thrive off a commitment to playing whatever they want, whenever they want. From garage to groove and breaks to R&B, no stone is left unturned in the sets of sisters Ruby and Lily. Ticking off Gottwood earlier this summer, playing at The Lighthouse Stage, the double act will be at sea once more for Secret Garden Party, stepping up to Pagoda, which famously floats on the water of Abbots Ripton.
Groove-laden, riotous and rowdy are just a few words that come to mind when witnessing Daughters of Frank’s fiery blends. Chopping between sing-a-long bootlegs and brooding house selections, the Rinse FM residents keep ravers on their toes, showing a virtuosic knowledge of dance music in the process.
Such is the nature of sibling rivalry, one could presume that Daughters of Frank's DJ sets get quite competitive. However, going b2b kindles copious amounts of joy from the sisters, as they gas up each other's blends and feed off each other's energy.
Ahead of their Sunday night set at SGP, Ruby and Lily have kindly made us a playlist of tracks they can’t stop playing at the moment. Soaked in hardgroove, dreamy house, and frantic breaks, the five tracks have been a fixture in their sets this summer, and with more festivals just around the corner, they’ll be doing plenty more damage to soundsystems in the next few months. Tap in below.
Dylan Fogarty - Inversion
We buy every track Dylan Fogarty makes; they go so perfectly into a high-energy festival or club set. He's an amazing Dublin-based producer and expect big things from him in the future.
DreamrDreamr - Tracksuit
Ruby: This is a track from my debut EP, 'Velvet Tracksuit'. I've been using it as an intro track/party starter in recent sets. It sounds hard on a big system and is a good way to keep a crowd drawn to the floor. It’s out now, on Shall Not Fade!
Dense & Pika - U, My
Lily: I pinched this one from Ruby after hearing it in her HVYWGHT set and have been reloading it again and again when listening at home. It’s both spooky and sexy and is exactly what you want to play on a Sunday night at SGP.
Nova Cheq - Get This Ish
Ruby: This one's a harder, techno and breaks blended track by Nova Cheq. It's a sound Lily got obsessed with after hearing Chloe Robinson & ADHD DJ together last year at Fabric.
Pugilist - Nightshade
This one has a nice dubby intro that’s easy to bring in, before the drop transforms it into a deep 150 bpm jungle roller. It's a rare “serenade-esque“ track by Pugilist.