*IMPORTANT UPDATE - 02 Apr*
As the last tickets sell up until the event, we have decided to open up a limited guest list which will close on Saturday at 2pm. To get onto the list, simply email names to [email protected] putting '1ST BIRTHDAY' into the subject field. You will receive a confirmation email to let you know your request has gone through ok! See you there!
Well, well. What a year that was! Before we get onto the 1st birthday party, we'd like to start off by thanking all of the people who joined us on the floor over the past 12 months and of course our guests Subb-an, Marc Antona, Martin Landsky, Audiojack, Coat of Arms (Eats Everything & Chris James), Marcin Czubala, Cesare vs Disorder, James What and Fabrizio Maurizi for joining us along the way!
As our anniversary lands on the same weekend as Easter, we jumped on the opportunity to make it extra special and felt there was no other way to do this than to invite Detroit legend Derrick May to join us in London to make his first appearance here since 2010 with a extended 3 hour set!
Of the Belleville Three, the cadre of early Detroit producers who tested the limits of spirit within electronic dance music and changed the integrity of the form forever, Derrick May's reputation as an originator remained intact despite more than a decade of recording inactivity. While Juan Atkins is rightly looked at as the godfather of techno, with a recording career beginning in the electro scene of the early '80s and encompassing some of the most inspired tracks in the history of dance music; and Kevin Saunderson is the Detroit producer with the biggest mainstream success through his work with vocalist Paris Grey as Inner City, May's position as an auteur eroded slightly during the 1990s due to a largely inexplicable lack of activity. As far as influence counts as part of the equation, however, May recorded the techno tracks which top dance producers point to as the most original and influential. The classic Derrick May sound is a clever balance between streamlined percussion-heavy cascades of sound with string samples and a warmth gained from time spent in Chicago, enraptured by the grooves of essential DJs like Ron Hardy and Frankie Knuckles. May's Transmat Records label was the home of his best material, cuts like "Nude Photo," "Strings of Life," "Kaos" and "It Is What It Is," most produced from 1987 to 1989 as Rhythim Is Rhythim.
Tickets will go on sale on 13 Feb, we strongly advise to get one due to the intimate capacity of the venue! This party will sell out!
1 Year and counting.. Come and help us celebrate!