It's been a funny year for London clubland has '08 what with The Cross laid waste to rubble, The Key gone with it and Turnmills lost to office blocks. If ever London clubland was crying out for a bold new venue launch it was now and that's exactly what we've got in the form of Matter.
Housed in London's 02, conceived by the people behind Fabric and promising to redefine the technological boundaries of London clubbing circa '08, Matter will be a three floor, 2,600 capacity venue that comes equipped with more space-age kit than the Starship Enterprise. Taking Fabric's Body Sonic dancefloor to new levels, the advanced Body Kinetic dancefloor will literally pump the sound into every raver's body whilst 360 degree visuals, a tile clad exterior of ever-morphing LED lighting tiles and moving LCD images creating the most advanced audio/visual clubbing presentation in London.
Musically things are looking pretty damn rosy too. As part of Matter's drive to integrate solid live programming into the heart of its ethos, the Live launch throws open the venue's curtain on Friday 19th September with a rare live show from James Lavelle and Pablo Clements aka U.N.K.L.E. supported by the infectious melodies and electronic assault of Late Of The Pier and buzz makers Iglu & Hartley. The next day's club launch is no less breath-baiting with enduring techno titan Carl Cox, nu-rave icon Kissy Sell Out, Circus leader Yousef and more to be announced.
Within six weeks of opening, Matter will have played host to Sasha courtesy of Renaissance's party 27th September, man-of-moment Deadmau5 who beds his Mau5trap brand in on Friday 2nd September as well as John Digweed who has chosen to celebrate Bedrock's 10th birthday there.
Full listings for the Matter firt six weeks are below.
19th – Live Launch Night – UNKLE Live, Late Of The Pier Live , Iglu & Hartley Live, Huw Stephens (Radio 1) (£20)
20th – Club Launch Night – Carl Cox, Kissy Sell Out, Yousef & More TBA (£18)
26th – Mylo, Reverend and The Makers Live, Casino Royale Live, Riotous Rockers more TBA (£15)
27th – Renaissance – Sasha, Marcus James. Room 2: CR2 Live & Direct - Mark Brown, Micky Slim, Steve Mac, Arno Cost (£16)
2nd – Mousetrap Party: Deadmau5 Live, Chris Lake (£12.50)
3rd – This is Not London – Simian Mobile Disco (£15 Early Bird, £20 Door)
10th – BedRock 10th Anniversary – John Digweed (All night) (Limited £10 tickets)
17th – This Is Not London – Southern Fried Records, Armand Van Helden
(£15 Early Bird, £20 Door)
18th – This Is Not London - Moshi Moshi Records Label Party
(£15 Early Bird, £20 Door)
24th – This Is Not London – James Murphy (£15 Early Bird, £20 Door)
31st – This Is Not London – details TBA (£15 Early Bird, £20 Door)
Tickets for matter promoted events go on sale 14th August and are available from www.matterlondon.com
Located at The O2 in North Greenwich, matter is easily accessible by boat, tube, bus and road. You can take a boat trip with Thames Clippers from any of six piers; Embankment, Waterloo, London Bridge, Blackfriars, Tower Pier and Canary Wharf. The service runs every 30 minutes and delivers you directly to The O2. In addition there will be a new all night boat service back into town every night we are open. For all of your transport needs, go to: www.matterlondon.com