RIP Derren Smart

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    Tue, 23 Sep 2014, 15:15
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  • London has lost one of its key promoters.
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  • Derren Smart, the London promoter known for the T Bar and A Night With... among other endeavours, passed away on the weekend. Smart was best recognised among London clubbers as the programming and promotions manager at T Bar, the Shoreditch venue that played an integral role in establishing the neighbourhood as a stronghold for dance music. He joined T Bar in 2005 after cutting his teeth in Ibiza, working at the island's fabled Manumission parties. Smart later went on to start the London Electronic promotions company, which was behind parties such as A Night With... and Shoplifter, an event Smart ran alongside his close friend Craig Richards. Details of the circumstances surrounding his death are unknown at this point. Our thoughts are with his friends and family.