For our last party of the year we pull out all the stops for a very special event with two of Europe's finest and most in-demand DJs, Popof and Oliver Koletzki. Not only that but Oliver plays as part of a Flash Records showcase, their first time in the UK! In our New York Loft we also have the magnificent Serge Santiago and Bones for an anything goes Disco session!
Popof makes a rare trip over the Channel from Paris for our Christmas party. He is a truly versatile artist and DJ having had his minimal tech / electro releases hit the top of the Beatport Charts on several occasions- his 2007 Alcoholic EP was a huge hit and he has remixed the likes of Moby, The Mystery Jets, Tiga, Tocadisco and Butch. One look at his calendar and you can see how in demand he is, with dates all over Europe up until the middle of next year. A favourite of many top DJs including Ricardo Villalobos, Luciano, Tiesto, John Digweed, Erol Alkan and Sven Vath to name a few, he is a DJ that is set to carry on his rise to the top in 2009!
Matt Walsh has had quite a year so far, being picked up by Tiga's Turbo Recordings as a DJ for their USA tour / podcasts and as a producer with his Clouded Vision project. He is a regular and a firm favourite here at AF and always rocks the crowd with his tech-electro-acid sounds!
Peter Pixzel is one of the residents and founders of the infamous Sunday night East London weekly that is Wet Yourself. This year has seen him travel the world as a DJ, including several trips to Japan and a recent set at the world famous club, Womb. He will be rocking the crowd into the early hours with some bouncy techno, chunky electro and maximal minimal.
Stopmakingme is resident at AITBF and Kill em All and has been quitely been carving a name for himself in 2008 with slots at all the top parties / clubs / festivals. He is one of our favourite DJs to play here this year, so it made sense to ask him back for the Christmas Party. Expect plenty of disco-fied electro sounds for a warm-up not to be missed!
Up on the middle floor we have Flash Records with their first ever UK showcase…
Florian Meindl and Oliver Koletzki started Flash Recordings in autumn 2006, a label primarily dedicated to releasing their own collective music. However, today Flash also releases other artists such as the established producers Daso, Lützenkirchen or newcomers such as Michael Strauss.
Oliver Koletzki first made his name on the international clubbing scene in 2005 with his release of the number one best seller track 'Der Mückenschwarm'. Signed to Sven Vath label Cocoon the release was later named "Best Track" in the 2005 Reader's Poll of Germany's Groove Magazine and has since been remixed by Dominik Eulberg and Pig & Dan. Following the release of "Der Mückenschwarm", Oliver Koletzki stayed on top of the game with releases on Cocoon, Kling Klong, Oliver Huntemann's Dance Electric imprint and has also set up his own label, Stil vor Talent that have become hugely successful.
There are not many young people in electronic music that have had such a huge success as quickly as Florian Meindl. By the age of 21, he had already released tracks on Great Stuff, Stil vor Talent, Resopal, Trapez, Session Deluxe and Kling Klong and started his own label Flash Recordings together with Oliver Koletzki. We are pleased to welcome him for his Always Fridays debut!
2008 have been a massive year for the Danish techno duo Husley & Gunz. Their EP New Pleasure became huge after being played on Kiss 100 by John Digweed and Carl Cox and made it to the top of the what peopleplay and beatport charts.Their burning LIVE sets executed with CDJs, samplers and keyboards have given them regular bookings in the biggest venues around Europe and further.
Up in our newly launched New York Loft we have the rather fine partners-in-crime, Serge Santiago and Bones (Black Rabbit) for an all-night anything-goes Disco session. Expect the unexpected!
(Party continues in The Apothecary until super-late...)
£5 + Free Drink B4 11pm
£8 before 12
£12 after (£8 NUS)
Funktion One Sound.
Large Garden / Smoking Area.
Free shuttle bus up & down York Way all night.
Drinks offers all night:
2.50 Red Stripe / £3 Vodka Mixer / £3 Draught
2-4-1 drinks on selected items before 12am
Advance tickets at clubtickets.com
Dress to Excess- No suits or casual branded sportswear.
Over 18s event- Please bring ID.