Gramaphone DJ heading for Creamfields

The final DJ confirmed for Creamfields will be taking old skool to the extreme by using a pair of wind-up gramaphones and some old 78's for her exclusive set.

Naomi Kashiwagi will be performing in this year's new Residents Bar alongside the likes of Cream residents Andy Mac and Gareth Wyn.    

Using two gramaphones, the Manchester University arts graduate will lay down an eclectic mix of dance golden oldies, spanning Bill Haley and the Comets and Glen Miller through to Pinky & Perky.

She said: “Gramaphones have now been replaced by more advanced technologies and are therefore obsolete. The 78rpms are no longer made and therefore represent a specific era.  

"People are intrigued at what is involved, so rather than just listening to the music, many people like to watch the process of winding the gramaphones, changing the needles and changing the records.  

"Its my take on DJing giving them a new modern function as turntables and I'm really looking forward to DJing at Creamfields, winding it up for the weekend with 1940's and 1950's classic dance music to get the crowds rockin' around the clock."

Naomi has already performed her ‘Wind Up’ set at the Sonic Arts Network Expo and will play ‘The Cream Show’ exhibition at Liverpool’s Site Gallery in a couple of weeks.

Creamfields will be her first ever festival performance though. Others playing the one-day dance festival include The Chemical Brothers, Mark Ronson, Carl Cox, Groove Armada and Pendulum.

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