With the countdown now well and truly on for the return of Skye Live, festival organisers have arranged a launch party with Vicious Creatures at the Sub Club, hosting Jonas Rathsman’s ELEMENTS concept.

On Thursday 31st March, Skye Live residents Munroso and Ali McFly are hooking up with Sub Club regulars Vicious Creatures (who will also feature at the Skye Live festival), to present Swedish DJ and producer Jonas Rathsman. With previous releases on French Express and more recently, KX and Disclosure’s Method White imprint, Rathsman’s brand of brooding, melodic house claimed him two ‘Essential New Tunes’ for Pete Tong last year, as well as non-stop festival dates throughout the summer.

Rathsman will be presenting his ELEMENTS concept at the Sub Club - a party based on his mix series of the same name which has acquired a reputation for breaking exclusive tracks from both underground and established artists since launching last autumn. You can listen to the third instalment of the series below:

Now in its second year, Skye Live will see world-class electronic and live talent descend on the idyllic Isle of Skye in Scotland’s Inner Hebrides over the weekend of the 29th and 30th April. With a strong Glaswegian presence including Jackmaster, Harri & Domenic, Denis Sulta and The Revenge lining up next to international players such as Âme, Ivan Smagghe, Simian Mobile Disco and Bicep, it’s set to start the festival season in stunning style.

Early bird tickets for the Skye Live launch party with Jonas Rathsman at the Sub Club are available from Resident Advisor at the price of £6. Weekend and day tickets for Skye Live 2016 are available in advance from Eventbrite priced at £95.00 and £55.00 (excluding fees). The festival takes place on the 29th and 30th April at Portree’s King George V park. More info can be found here.