We had a real swell time strolling round the Tate Britain on Friday night whilst filling our ears with the sounds of Warp Records. It was pretty ramoed with young hip things but the galleries glorious rooms had lots of space to sneak off to. We caught a bit of patten on the decks and had fun playing around in Jake and Dinos’ ‘The Chapman Family Collection’ complete with flashing lights. Our highlight was Rollo Jackson’s film ‘Rave’, inspired by the tunes of Rustie, which shows Morris Dancers dressed in some mighty fine rave gear and throwing some serious shapes - watch it here. We even found a few kittys hiding in the paintings…
The biggest event on the clubbing calendar has to be New Years Day, with more and more parties popping up and bigger & better headliners than NYE, it makes it a far more appealing day to party.
So that’s exactly what we’re doing this year as Desolat & London Warehouse Events is hosting a huge New Years Day party. The lineup reads like a who’s who of the best underground artists… Seth Troxler, Maceo Plex, Heidi, Martin Buttrich, Anja Schneider, Yaya, Enzo Tedeschi and a ‘very special’ headliner to be announced soon. All this is to be hosted at London’s Tobacco Dock, a grade 1 listed warehouse space – we’re pretty excited!
London Warehouse Events have thrown a whole load of awesome parties this year and given that they’re partnering with German label Desolat for NYD, you know they’re going to welcome 2014 with a bang! Red Bull music academy will also be recording some of the sets.
If you like the sound of it then get yourself over to Reisdent Advisor now as tickets are quickly selling out and there are limited VIP tickets left. See you on the dancefloor!
Keep an eye on the blog for our review and follow our twitter for live updates throughout New Years Day
Having not been to The Warehouse in Leeds before I wasn’t sure what to expect; we’d heard rave(ing) reviews so I was anticipating that we were in for a good night and when we arrived we weren’t disappointed. First impressions? It’s a small venue but the crowd and djs on the night made up for anything that could have been lacking. The place was packed and the vibe was good. Everybody was partying and making the most of their night. Being quite a small venue means it’s quite an intimate club, I personally prefer this as it feels like it brings everyone together. The whole room was full of people enjoying themselves and good music. But stepping back from all of that, the night was bound to be a success with a line up of Hotflush Recordings’ best: head honcho Scuba, George Fitzgerald, Paul Woolford and Dense & Pika showing everyone how it’s done.
George Fitzgerald was the highlight of my night, playing some amazing tracks including his most recent single ‘I Can Tell’. Being the final night of his recent stint he really pushed the boat out and the crowd reacted accordingly, I could see alotta love for the G-Fitz from everyone involved. It was good to finally see and experience his performance in person rather than through my headphones. His set was everything we wanted to see from a dj today and possibly even more. The night continued with amazing talent; although I’m not the biggest fan of Paul Woolford I enjoyed his set and my mind has now been changed. Scuba came on in the early hours and had the crowd going for it; it didn’t feel like you were in Leeds city centre that’s for sure!
Obviously the night had to come to an end but a smashing night was had by all. We came away feeling good and thoroughly partied out. It’s good to see that there are still venues out there pushing for nights where it’s just about the djs and the crowd.
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Two great British institutions have hooked up to bring us a night of electronic music and art. The always inspiring Tate Britain will be hosting the Warp Records crew this Friday night for an evening of performance and installations inspired by artist Jeremy Deller’s work ‘The History of the World’ (a big scribbly mind map about acid house and brass band music created in 1998). The Warp artists have picked out sections of the piece to work with; Oneohtrix Point Never does Melancholy, Hudson Mohawke is giving us Summer of Love, Rustie’s rave(ing), there’s a tribute to 808 and 303 from Hellicar & Lewis in collaboration with Arthur Carabott and John Nussey and Patten will be playing live. We’re not quite sure what to expect but we know it’s going to be damn cool whatever it is. The event is open 6.30pm-10.30pm and it’s free (niiice) and is on a first come first served basis, but the Tate Britains’s pretty big so we’re hoping there’ll be room for all us electronic music lovers. Probably best to get down there early if you can though. We’ll report back next week.
Last night XOYO threw a party to celebrate the exciting announcement that Eats Everything will be their first ever resident DJ. The East London venue is launching its residency series in 2014 where four huge talents will each take up the post each quarter of the year and play 12 consecutive Saturdays.
The resident DJ has a place in the club history books and it’s great to see a huge venue like XOYO reviving the tradition making the resident the headline once again. There’s no announcement on who the other three residents of 2014 are going to be just yet, but we’re sure they’re going to be pretty huge.
Dan Pearce (aka Eats Everything) was there and played a set shortly after we’d all been treated to some Salt Beef sandwiches (Dan’s favourite food). He’s pretty excited with the announcement:
“I used to look forward to seeing the resident DJs at clubs as much as the headliners, they used to be a lot more present 10 years ago than they are now and I’m excited to be part of bringing that idea back. Ibiza has always celebrated the resident, but we lost it a bit here in the UK. Once you find a club you like, the crowd is right and the resident DJs are consistently good it’s hard to stay away. The opportunity to take up a residency myself again after all these years is massively exciting.”
Eats Everything is kicking of XOYO’s residency from Sat 11th Jan and over the following 12 weeks will be joined by some big names… keep your eyes out for more details soon. Advance tickets will be available via XOYO’s website.
In the mean time get a feel for Dan’s sound with his essential mix below…