thanks to all that made in down to our third birthday celebrations at cargo – it was a roaring success with the usual storming set from nathan fake and some sublime djing from appleblim. at our next party on the 14th november we turn our attention to one of our favourite labels, the brilliant playhouse records.
since it's inception in 1993 (alongside sister labels klang electronik and ongaku music), by ata macias, heiko schafer and alter ego's roman flugel and jorn elling wuttke the playhouse aim has been to create "futuristic house-music, combining the timeless elements of old school house music with fresh science fiction ingredients". along the way they have given us classic releases from the likes of isolee, lindstrom, ricardo villalobos, alter ego, rework, melchior productions, daniel wang, international pony and roman flugel amongst many others, and the exquisite famous when dead compilation series which draws together a faultless collection of diverse and essential electronic music (see below for a list of our 5 playhouse morsels to check if you don't already know them).
one name virtually synonymous with the label is peter kremeir aka losoul. dubbed “the coolest m.f. in minimal house” by none other than kompakt's michael mayer, losoul’s tracks and remixes have been setting fire to dancefloors across the world for well over a decade. away from the studio he is an highly regarded dj, drawing music from different eras to create what he describes as a “timeless mood.” we are extremely chuffed and more than a little excited to be hosting one of these sets at cargo - check out his awesome recent mix for resident advisor here.
also along for the ride and putting the full rubber stamp on this as a playhouse night is label founder heiko schaeffer. clearly a man of faultless taste as the label roster proves, he is a dj of over 20 years and we our very proud that he will be joining losoul and ourselves on the decks for a rare london set. this is not to be missed.
once again the price you pay for entry is upto you with 50% of whatever you give being donated to amnesty international. whatever you pay the night will be a bargain with the phenomenal music starting at 8 and lasting till 3. come early.
allez-allez's playhouse essential listening
khan feat. julee cruise - say goodbye (losoul mix)
rework - jogging beat (roman flugel's tender feet mix)
isolee - schrapnell
ricardo villalobos - easy lee (smith n hack remix)
recloose - cardiology (isolee mix)