Mr C, the DJ and producer who used to run the much-loved London nightclub The End, has started a new mini-festival in London — and wants it to grow into an annual event to rival Movement in Detroit.
“Even though London was the birthplace of dance music culture as we know it in the late 80s, it's never had its own cutting-edge dance music festival,” Mr C told DJ Mag.
Erol Alkan has compiled an ongoing Spotify playlist of classic tunes from much-loved London clubnight Trash, the party he was resident DJ at from '97 to 2007.
The playlist includes tracks from Brian Eno, Sisters of Mercy, LCD Soundsystem and many more — the music has been compiled by Erol this time round, but will hopefully see selections from fellow Trash residents Rory Phillips and The Lovely Jonjo as its updated.
At the moment, it seems like every month there's another established nightclub under threat. The Arches in Glasgow has just closed down (see our feature on its heritage on page 69), and in the past two years, London — where DJ Mag HQ is — has lost ten clubs.
Mr C, the tech-house DJ/producer, former co-owner of The End nightclub in London and ex-rapper from pioneering dance act The Shamen, is auctioning off the codpiece he wore on Top Of The Pops — for charity.
The Superfreq head honcho wore the fetish item when The Shamen were performing their controversial No.1 single 'Ebeneezer Goode'. Watch it here: