Dance royalty in the room
For the last five years the hits have just tumbled out of Sigala. In 2015 he reached the number one spot with the Jackson Five sampling ‘Easy Love’ and since then he’s hit us up with the likes of ‘Sweet Lovin’’, ‘Say You Do’, ‘Give Me Your Love’, ‘Came Here For Love’, ‘Lullaby’, and – my personal fave – last year’s whooshtastic ‘Wish You Well’. Every one of those singles shot into the top ten. He is one of the UK’s most respected and influential electronic music producers with seven platinum singles, 10 million worldwide streams, 10 million monthly listeners on Spotify and over two billion streams under his belt. And he knows the value of a good collaboration, working with a diverse range of both emerging and established talent from Paloma Faith to Becky Hill to produce his own intoxicating blend of house-inspired dance-pop. Expect this one to go off. Big style.
Sigala, Sunday 16 February, O2 Academy, Newcastle, 7pm, £21. academymusicgroup.com/o2academynewcastle