Being in unsettled economic times gives us the right to party …one would have thought? No? Well, seems not everyone would agree especially when a handful of worthwhile London bar /club venue’s are disappearing at an alarming rate having a knock on effect to the weekend’s frivolities especially Friday’s. What a prospect to imagine the masses wandering the streets aimlessly looking for their next playground is alarming to say the least if not depressing and grey…. “Is it a bird, is it a plane.”
KUKU is about to fly in, lay it’s nest eggs and bring back the mayhem to Friday evenings…the bastard chick of Natalie Coleman (Mooch /Redlight) and Terry Hart (Redlight /Nude/Drama) shall descend upon the refurbished On The Rocks (now spread over 2 floors including private garden /patio and larger dance-floor but still has the underground, feel) delivering the best in nu wave disco, deep house, tech house percussive grooves with a smattering of intelligent techno all delivered by some of the most influential Djs from across London and beyond.
SMOKIN’ JO [Area Remote/ We Love…]
Smokin Jo is one of the most talented Dj’s to emerge from the British dance music scene. Jo’s undeniably cutting edge sound has carved her a niche in clubland.
She has played in pretty much every corner of the globe and in every major nightclub you could care to mention: Womb in Tokyo, Panorama Bar in Berlin, Made / Warung in Brazil, Cavo Paradiso in Mykonos, Crobar in New York, Space in Miami & Ibiza, Vinyl in New York, Zouk in Singapore, Fabric in London and Cocoon in Frankfurt are just some of the venues she has played in recent years.
MALARKEY [The LAW London]
Malarkey is the collaboration of two dynamic and versatile artists and DJs from Cambridge, after hosting event after event, packing dance floors to the brim they moved to Shoreditch to break on to the ever rising minimal and techno scenes. With their unique dark deep sound, playful leads and funky rhythms it won’t be long before they’re popping up at different venues supporting the best in local DJs
NATALIE COLEMAN [MOOCH/Resident]
Over the past year or so Nat’s name has been on the flyer of almost every London party worth its salt. Influenced by heavyweights such as Luciano, Queen Maxine and Loco Dice her unique style of driving minimal house, blended with playful techno has seen her rock packed out floors alongside the likes of Booka Shade, Martin Landsky, Jerome Sydenham, Dinky, Mr C, Clive Henry, Tim Sheridan, Smokin’ Jo, Dan Berkson & James What, tINI and Arnaud Le Texier. Nat’s residency at Terry Hart’s Redlight Afterhours has given her a platform on which to build a reputation for consistently delivering the goods. Adding to this with a slot at Booka Shade’s Album Launch, Jaded and regular appearances for Genius, HouseFM and other London underground parties, she has cemented her place as one of London’s rapidly rising stars.
Natalie & Terry x
Launching Friday 2nd July, then weekly
Basing House (old On The Rocks), 25-27 Kingsland Road, E2 8AA
£3 before 11.30pm, £5 after