Our good friends Cadillac Soundsystem are back for one of their legendary parties at BAR A BAR in Dalston. Tonight’s theme is Disco Africa and they’re going big – think animal heads, fur and feathers, all in keeping with their mantra: to provide a hot and heavy greased-up disco. See you on the dancefloor.
It’s that time of year where we pack our bags and fly off to our favourite city in the world, Barcelona, for Sonar.
We’re pretty excited about Despacio this year after the mess that was their two nights at The Roundhouse, and of course no visit to any part of the world would be the same without a little Poland in the form of the lovely Catz n’ Dogz. They’ve given us some ear-fodder for the journey.
Miss Emily Goddard is representing for OFTV at BPM Festival so expect to see some slightly blurry crowd shots and videos (!) but for those of us stuck in the office in the rainy darkness, you can live it vicariously through the coverage on BE-AT.TV.
You can choose from Life and Death at Mamita’s with Thugfucker, Mano Le Tough and Tale of Us, Paradise at Coco Maya with the usual suspects Jamie Jones (try to ignore the woman in the crowd screaming), Derrick Carter, Richy Ahmed and Lee Foss, and forthcoming is last night’s Dirtybird Players at Mamita’s with Catz ‘n Dogz, Claude Vonstroke, Justin Martin and J Phlip.
Watch this space to watch the Boiler Room Tulum takeover with the amazing Miguel Puente, Art Department and DJ Tennis, and good old soundcloud has sets already uploaded from Adriatique (Miss Emily Goddard recommends) and Green Velvet.
It’s just the same as being there, right?
Three reasons to head to Kings Cross this weekend:
1. You get to witness history in the making as Justin Jay of dirtybird fame makes his UK debut
2. Everyone knows Jim Warboy knows how to throw a party… (& a 13 hour one at that)
3. You can finally give yourself a weekend off Secret Warehouse locations and have a proper drink, in a proper club with world class DJs on a killer soundsystem.
What’s not to love?
For those of you who need a little more persuasion, hailing from LA, Justin Jay is Claude Vonstroke’s rising star of choice. After being taken under Claude’s prestigious dirtybird wing back in 2011 with the enormous, How Goes the Dynamite? (everyone remember that one?! … big!), Justin has released a series of great, bass-oozing EPs on dirtybird, Southern Fried and Culprit. These have recently caught the ear of the man we refer to as wise Uncle Pete [Tong] giving him Radio 1 airtime as well. Here are some of our favourites…
Joining Justin, taking things a little bit deeper, will be the excellent Tom Budden. I think it’s fair to say that over the years, Tom has made his mark on our hearts as we happily whiled away time on dancefloors as far apart as Southampton and Miami. Partner in crime to the Zabiela’s and Fanciulli’s of this world at the pinnacle of their careers, Tom has carved out a fresh new presence for himself heading up ALiVE Recordings and through stellar releases on golden imprints such as Pets and Gruuv.
Finally don’t forget to catch your resident & host, Warboy do what he does best as well.
All in all, not to be missed.
Saturday 10 August 2013
Heroes w/ Christian Smith, Boris (NYC), Tom Budden and Justin Jay
10pm – 11am
Egg London, 200 York Way, Kings Cross, London N7 9AX
Tickets: Adv from £13 – Students £17/members £15 – 22 otd
Genre: House/ Tech-house/ Deep House
It’s Big in Japan’s 6th birthday, and the club night that has brought you the likes of Erol Alkan, Daniel Avery, TEED and Todd Terje are back at their spiritual home The Book Club next Friday 30 November for a good old italo-disco knees-up. They’re joined by disco royalty in the form of Ghostly and Balihu founder Daniel Wang, leader of the New York 90s disco pack, and Ray Mang (producer of one of my all-time favourite party records, Bullet Proof).
Alongside them comes the king-of-the-edit Leftside Wobble, and he’s done an homage-mix to Daniel Wang:
See you on our favourite dancefloor.
We’re all heading South this Saturday to Peckham’s favourite ex-department-store Peckham Palais, where music collective Wholemeal are celebrating their 3rd birthday with the likes of Simbad, Lief, and Outboxx. Wholemeal have been busy in their baby-years, starting with nights at Rhythm Factory to regular shows on NTS Radio, and now returning to their local hood for a Peckham party. We do like a birthday, and this one promises to be a good old-fashioned sweaty little house-fest.
Bloody excited to see headliner Simbad, partner-in-crime to Mala for his recent release on Gilles Peterson‘s label Brownswood Recordings, Mala In Cuba, also with three albums and over 200 of his own productions under his belt. Check out his Worldwide mix for a taste of what he can bring to the party.
To warm you up we’ve got an all-vinyl mix from Wholemeal resident and man-about-town Carter. Get your ears round this:
See you on the dancefloor yeah? Get tickets here.
Great Suffolk Street warehouse has done us proud over the years, and this weekend its caverns are being taken over by the mighty Hypercolour for their showcase night, featuring Groove Armada, Maxxi Soundsystem, Todd Edwards, Youandewan, Alex Jones (whose Higher Level EP just came out on the label) and Tom Demac (whose Obstructing The Light EP just came out on their picture-disc label Glass Table).
You’ll recognise a Hypercolour party by the hundreds of people with smiles on their faces; the Miami showcase was a storming affair, and we’re looking forward to being back on their dancefloor. We’ve got two VIP tickets to win, just email [email protected] and tell us: who are the two co-owners of the Hypercolour label?
Real Nice & Cubiq – Had Enough (Kreature Remix)
Tapesh & Maximiljan – You Got It
TKR & Luke Ellis – Don’t Leave Me
Andre Crom – Reality
Black Light Smoke – Lovework (DJ T Remix)
Chopstick & Johnjon – Listen
DifferentME – Back To Tomorrow (Catz n Dogz Remix)
Martin Dawson – Get On Up
Behling & Simpson – Work That Body
Huxley – Box Clever
La Fleur – Cendres
Julio Bashmore – Troglodytes