REVIVEHER returns for the first time since NYE, for a last-minute Bank Holiday Sunday, COVID-safe special! We will be reviving right next to where we left off on NYE; right next to Hackney Wick station at our mates HWK’s summer pop up outdoor terrace, for a fully fledged, socially-distanced ALL DAY BOOGIE.
No tickets required. It’s FREE ENTRY! So, just bring yourself and try to arrive early as capacity is, of course, limited. Doors open at 1pm and it all ends on a high at 11pm.
This is the antidote to the current crop of over-priced, over-hyped, background-music-only events. This is us doing what we do best: a party vibe; a great sound system; a sumptuous BBQ provided by Light Bar And Dining; a perfect location; a unique venue and world-class DJs…which brings us on to our headliner for the evening:
★ THE HEADLINER – NICK THE RECORD ★
One of the world’s greatest record collectors and selectors, Nick The Record, closes REVIVEHER with a 3 hour set.
There’s so much to say about Nick. His entire career has been a lesson in love for the music and passion for the culture that has made the sound he represents such an integral and enduring part of dance music culture.
One of the scenes most well respected DJ’s and record collectors for over 30 years, it was only fairly recently that he became something approaching a household name in the UK. 2017 proved to be a pivotal year, when he was chosen to play the “Final Night in Paradise” (Paradise Garage tribute) for Boiler Room, and hand-picked to pull together the landmark Arthur Russell tribute mix for RA, full of unreleased versions and previously unknown material that Nick had managed to source over the years.
The past few years has seen Nick spreading his music further & wider, as well as to a younger demographic, with sets at Kala Festival (Albania), Garden Festival and Love International (Croatia), Sunset Campout (California), Wonderfruit (Thailand), Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Festival, Meadows In The Mountains (Bulgaria), Dekmantel Selectors Festival and an Australian tour with Theo Parrish. Nick has had a profoundly close relationship with the scene in Japan for decades having co-founded Life Force in 1993, Japan’s first open air festival, where he played 3-4 times a year. A residency at Taico Club open-air festival followed for some 15 years, where he’d close the festival on the main stage in their sacred forest. Nick still spins regularly out there, alongside a packed touring schedule and a monthly residency at London’s Jazz Café for their disco-oriented Soul City (night prior to lockdown, of course).
It’s not just the quality of his selections and the depth of his crates that make Nick the consummate DJ’s DJ (although it’s indisputable to say that he’s accumulate one of the most coveted collections of rare 12 Inches in the UK), his own productions, edits and releases also add to the pure joy of his sets.
He’s founded two labels for his own beyond impeccable releases; Record Mission alongside Dan Tyler (The Idjut Boys), where they’re now on EP no.6 and have reworked the likes of “Boyd Jarvis – The Music Got Me” for Ransom Note Records, “Tabu Ley – Hafi Deo” for Soundway” & “Robot Jam” for Emotional Rescue; as well as more recently ‘Natural House’, as a home for his own remixes. His own original 12” productions on Nuphonic, Ene & 20/20 Vision are already timeless classics, as are his legendary compilations, including ‘Under the Influence’ for Dave Lee’s Z label, and two official mix CD’s for Lastrum & Avex, the biggest record label in Japan.
So that’s Nick now. For more on his incredible history and influence, scroll to the bottom where we’ll be posting awesome articles. But in the meantime, the more important bit - what sort of set we can expect from the great man on Sunday. Well, of course, it depends on the mood, the tone of the day, the energy of the crowd. Nick can play any style. He leans towards house with some disco, or disco with some house, but you can be sure he’ll throw in some African and Tropical records too when the feelings right. Nick likes to play long sets. But listening to what he can cram into three hours of outdoor partying will be a trip for sure.
★ THE SUPPORT ★
Warming up proceedings, 3 best friends go B2B2B for 3 hours. A trio made up of 2 young Northern lads and one upcoming, Belfast producer, Swoose, whose appearances with best friend Cromby at AVA Festival / Boiler Room, has made him a firm favourite in both capitals. Together the 3 lads have performed various illicit raves and club nights, and we met them through their sets at the infamous London Loft / Tribes parties, thrown by Dom Chung and Stu of The Cause / Costa Del Tottenham fame. Now was as good a time as any to invite them to a reunion!
Now based in London, Swoose aims to focus on studio material (with his introspective EP turning plenty of heads on the Lost Palms label earlier this year), as well as spreading his wings in a noticeably more international capacity.
Andrew Hill will be joining Swoose over the 3 hour set. He is the founder of the revered Abandon Silence series and Baltic Weekender festival in Liverpool. Since moving to London, Andrew’s DJ’d at some of the finest venues across Europe, from DC10 to Fabric to The Warehouse Project; as well as summer festivals Lovebox, Dimensions and Love International to name a few. His sets focus on house, but with touches of Italo Disco, as can be heard in his recent NTS Radio and High Hoops mix series guest appearances.
The third and final member we’re not revealing till on the day. All we can say about this DJ, is he’s Yorkshire born and bred; his day job is looking after some of the most exciting new live acts in UK and Europe; has built a solid reputation via his Rinse FM show; was asked to play along Skream and Dennis Ferrer by them for their Local Heroes Boiler Room, and has done a little set live for Monki on her Radio 1 show. He’s got plenty of tunes in the bag for any occasion, his versatility lending itself adeptly for any way the day can go throughout the trio’s set.
Respected and long-standing residents / founders Bi-Bop + Will Best, complete the line up, opening up proceedings with all manner of genre bending forgotten classics, nu age, slow jams, disco not disco and steady floor fillers, easing you in to the late afternoon before the aforementioned dance triumvirate take things up a notch.
★ THE LOCATION ★
A brand new outdoor space in Hackney Wick from the guys who run HWK! This unique pop-up opened its doors just last month and is only running through till the end of summer. This is the first official “party” / “takeover” happening there. It’s adorned with three stacks of sound, making wherever you sit or stand in the space, be surrounded by music at the right level. Not too loud, nor too quiet. This is one of the only few real outdoor spaces in London able to play amplified music to a reasonable volume.
What was a disused car park, is now a fun-filled hang out with plenty of spaced out, outdoor seating; excellent beer exclusively from Coalition brewery; freshly cooked BBQ’d food by head chef Jonnie Collins of Light Bar & Dining and excellent music programming. All next to Hackney Wick station!
★ ENTRY ★
Due to the on-going pandemic, the venue adhere to strict rules on capacity. We’re not selling tickets or tables for this event. Instead, capacity is limited to around 120 and dictated by the numbers of tables available within the venue at any one time.
With that in mind, we highly recommend you arrive early. We also ask that you be respectful of the people around you and don’t act irresponsibly during this sensitive time. In the event of us reaching capacity later in the day, we ask you to be patient and will try to get everyone in. In this scenario, why not check out HWK’s bar next door that has a small interior courtyard, food, cocktails and DJ’s Cameron from Hi & Saberhagen and Jayson Wynters, who will be on hand playing all vinyl sets throughout the whole day too.
FOR ALL THE REVIVEHERs, DISCERNING DANCERS, THOSE WITHOUT PLANS, THOSE ON THE FENCE AND THOSE LATE TO THE PARTY - THIS ONE’S FOR YOU. NOTHING ELSE CAN COMPARE ON BANK HOLIDAY SUNDAY. THIS IS SOCIAL DISTANCING ON STEROIDS. REVIVEHER PARTIES DON’T COME AROUND OFTEN, ESPECIALLY IN SUCH WEIRD TIMES, SO WE CAN’T WAIT TO SEE YOU THERE.