B.A.D. makes its party debut at the excellent Colour Factory with a broad and banging lineup.
We’re really excited to announce our event series, B.A.D. Presents…, which finally sees us venture from the online space to the physical world. B.A.D. Presents… will be a celebration of Black culture, bringing our wonderful community to finally take part in the shared experience of dance, sound, and togetherness, featuring and celebrating the finest Black DJs and artists.
Our first celebration will take place at Colour Factory, a new Black owned venue in London’s Hackney Wick, on Friday 1st October 2021. Much like us, Colour Factory got started during the pandemic, and much like us, they love and celebrate Black culture in the musical realm. We’re super excited to create an experience with a team with which we share a lot of values, and we’re sure they’re just as excited as we are to welcome you to their abode.
B.A.D. is a platform that draws inspiration from both our pioneers, and those at the cutting edge of the scene we love - so what better person to visualise our first events than a man who represents both? Junior Tomlin, described as the ‘Salvador Dali of Rave’, is putting his visionary pen to paper to draw up the artwork for our first shindig. One of the most recognisable and inspirational artists in the UK, his body of work spans 3 decades, adorning record sleeves, flyers, bedroom walls and collections of many a raver. In that time Junior has always gazed forward thematically, with his works combining sci-fi, surrealism and traditional African colour, to produce singularly unique work; work that truly can be described as Afro-futurist. The community will hopefully have a chance to keep this artwork on their walls and in their collections - more details on this to follow.
What's a party without some music? Setting the scene in both the Main Room & The Garden will be a hand-picked selection of Black music’s best selectors, given full freedom to express their creativity through the medium of sound. Heading up our main space is South African born, Berlin based Lakuti, one of the finest DJs to grace house music. A leading mind behind “Bring Down the Walls”, a project spotlighting the Black and Queer roots of electronic music, Lakuti never fails to bring the groove. Either side of her are the inimitable Worldwide FM resident and Club Yeke founder Tash LC, and London favourite Errol of the Touching Bass crew.
In The Garden, keeping things moving will be Danielle, laying down bass-heavy grooves from across the electronic spectrum, alongside the steadily rising Otik, as well as B.A.D. founder & top draw DJ NIKS.
We thank the wonderful allies to our community for copping the 'Ally ticket' option - this donation enables us to hold back a decent number of tickets for our community members at a heavy discount, for those that need them most. Feel free to get at [email protected] for more details on these.
Please do not attend if you feel unwell.
You will be temperature checked on arrival, as well as needing the usual registered negative lateral flow test result. Take a lateral flow test (free at pharmacies) up to 24 hours before the party and register with the NHS https://www.gov.uk/report-covid19-result
The venue has high ceilings, high-level ventilation and a large outdoor space.
As always we want to create a safe environment for everybody. This extends beyond our inclusivity ethos to a medical one.
Please respect people who have chosen to wear masks and other people's space. This will be many people’s first time back on a dancefloor in many months and we ask everyone to be considerate and kind.
See you in the dance!