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#013 // 08/06/23


For the Prospa duo, Harvey Blumer & Gosha Smith, the only way is up, and their ascent has been strategic and well thought out; priding themselves on their ability to have revived rave-era dance music, the duo who joined forces in 2013 has undoubtedly honed-in their craft transitioning smoothly from deep house, into what can now be described as their signature sound of classic rave sounds. Household names in the electronic/dance scene, they have amassed an impressive 707,000+ monthly listeners on Spotify (with their 2020 single ‘Ecstasy (Over & Over)’ being streamed a remarkable 23M+ times since its release) and their breakthrough 2018 single ‘Prayer’ helping to revive the label Stress Records. Their sound is a reimagining of classic dance music and as they aim to emulate their heroes Daft Punk, The Prodigy, and Chemical Brothers – this producer team is one to watch.

One of fasting rising electronic acts in the world. Prospa join us at Loft to shell out their signature sound. An ethereal sonic blend of the 90’s rave movement with modern electronic breaks and thick basslines. Their breakthrough track 'Prayer' is a perfect example of their ability of bending genres, fusing the old with the new which went on to receive hottest record of the year in 2019. Now in 2023 the duo are showing no signs of slowing down. The native Leeds duo broke into the scene via BBC introducing and have never looked back since. Stacking impressive release upon release, their meteoric success garnered attention and support from both the biggest artists and promoters across the globe. Having played at festivals such as Creamfields, ADE, L&R and Glastonbury. The duo even supported the governor of electronic music, Flume on his recent UK tour an accolade of the highest relevance in the dance scene.



It's hard to think of a duo that have had a bigger impact on rave culture, apart from maybe The Chemical Brothers. However, Prospa have been tipped to be the next rave trailblazers. To have the duo join us in Durham is actually one of the craziest feats we've ever managed. The pair fresh before their extensive festival run took the time to join us in Durham for an extended set full of delicate and delightful dance music. 

The Leeds born duo Harvey Blumler and Gosha Smith came and conquered Durham, for a Thursday night the room was absolutely electric. If you don't believe me, I implore you to have a look at their set on our youtube and check out the final 10 minutes. When 'Want Need Love' dropped, the place went into pandemonium, limbs flying everywhere as we all belted in unison the lyrics. A song that has shaped the Durham music scene and has a profound place in our crew's hearts. A truly special moment I will remember forever.

The chaps showed us exactly why they're at the top of the game right now. Effortless blends and calm demeanours silently screamed that were not here to do party tricks, we just came for the music. An almost air of arrogance that isn't misplaced. The boys knew exactly what they were doing, bringing the crowd up and down at their every command. Tugging on heartstrings and knowing exactly how to get us all in the mood and grooving. 


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