Having spent a year mixing up the classic sounds of US house and garage with their UK bass pumped mutations, London club night Banjee Boy Realness celebrates its first birthday with a special warehouse party at The Hive Project, Hackney Wick, on Saturday 2nd November.
Topping the bill are Faith legends Terry Farley and Leo Zero playing a special back to back set. Having recently compiled the excellent 'Acid Rain: Definitive Original Acid & Deep House 1985-1991', comp of the issue in September's DJ Mag, Terry draws on years of clubland experience. One of the original Junior Boys Own crew, alongside Andy Weatherall and X-Press 2, he's been part of numerous hits from 'In Your Bones' to 'Ultra Flava'. Leo Zero, one of Terry's partners in Faith, the house music fanzine, club night and now website, has an equally illustrious career. His new Trackwork label revels in his experience of classic New York house, while he has enjoyed everything from underground success, DJing and running seminal nights like Soulsonic, to a Top Ten hit as one half of Dab Hands.
Also playing back to back are Capraca and Rushmore. With an album coming for the multi-facted Unknown to the Unknown label, home to the likes of DJ Stingray, Marcus Mixx and DJ Q, Capracara has previously released for James Murphy's ever fresh DFA imprint as well as Mathias Aguayo's excellent Cómeme (check Capracara's previous DJ Weekly podcast here). Rushmore, meanwhile, is co-promoter and resident of London's House of Trax night, who've hosted a rollcall of talent from DJ Assault and Tyree Cooper to Bok Bok and Slimzee. This year he also launched his own Trax Couture label with four original tracks, our pick of which was Andre 3000 sampling club banger 'Harder'.
They're joined by residents Josh Caffe and Joe Robots.
BANJEE BOY REALNESS 1ST BIRTHDAY BATTLE!
2nd November 2013
9pm - late
The Hive Project
The Yard Theatre
Battling it out...
Terry Farley (Junior Boys Own) vs. Leo Zero (Faith)
Capracara (DFA/UTTU) vs. Rushmore (House of Trax)
Josh Caffe vs. Joe Robots
AND special performances!