Mosaic [məʊˈzeɪ.ɪk] : art derived from small fragments of coloured material.
Maceo Plex thought that this name fit perfectly for a party brand that aims to bring together many "musical colours", blending the likes of DJ Koze, John Talabot, Pachanga Boys, Red Axes and many many more over 20 weeks of Ibiza events. The concept of bringing together the more experimental and esoteric electronicians of our age has helped reinvigorate an island, and now, on New Years' Day, it comes to help reinvigorate a city.
London's nightlife may be under siege, but we continue to party in the face of adversity; New Year's Day has become a celebratory day of clubbing in for the city, which makes it the ideal day for Maceo Plex to bring his eclectic event to one of the best venues in Cetral London: the cavernous Bankside Vaults. This former train depot boasts three rooms of music, a capacity of 2000 and will feature the customary Mosaic production, all within walking distance of the River Thames. We're installing a custom aircon system this week in the club, along with industrial fans to ensure you can last the whole stretch...
As for the lineup...the don of Ellum and master of Mosaic, MACEO PLEX, will of course be in attendance, after performing in London earlier this year what some say was one of his greatest ever sets. Maceo is joined by a plethora of talent, starting with the enigmatic MODESELEKTOR, the hugely diverse and talented Monkeytown Records duo having excelled at Mosaic in Ibiza this summer and just completed a storming tour under the Moderat moniker.
DJ TENNIS, the super producer, DJ and co-founder of transcendent label Life & Death, makes his Bankside Vaults debut, as does AXEL BOMAN, the owner of esteemed imprint Studio Barnhus, as well as releaser on pretty much every forward thinking label going. It's been a long time since EAGLES & BUTTERFLIES played London, and with his releases on Innervisions being played by pretty much everyone, especially Dixon, he's someone we're really excited to have come into the Mosaic fold. Fellow Innervisions artist DENIS HORVAT completes the lineup, with Avant Garde residents RABOTA and TROUBADOUR joining the Mosaic stars