XOYO might boast about the return of the resident and Seth Troxler is declaring himself a regular at pretty much every top underground venue on the planet, but way before all that Harri and Domenic started their weekly Subculture nights at Sub Club, Glasgow — and guess what? They never went away.
When dance music’s beloved don Carl Cox lauds your music, you can rest easy knowing two things: you’ve got real production chops and the burgeoning DJ career you were hoping for will assuredly be a fruitful one.
Nicole Moudaber started out promoting parties in her native Lebanon, before eventually ending up in London. However, after buckling down in her studio with the discipline of a monk, she exploded onto the scene almost immediately in 2009 as techno’s force to be reckoned with.
Line-up: Neneh Cherry, Jamie Xx, Simian Mobile Disco, Pixies, Dusky, George Fitzgerald, John Wizards, Jessie Lanza, Sophie, Todd Terje, Erol Alkan Btb Daniel Avery, Gerd Janson, Ghostpoet, Moxie, Ryan Hemsworth, Sbtrkt, Metronomy and more...
Opening a vinyl-only store in Soho just over 10 years ago was seen as a risky move. The area was, and still is, saturated with independent record shops and at the time, record shops were fighting for survival. But Phonica Records has proven resilient to music industry vagaries, changing formats and consumption habits, and a recession.
Amine Edge & DANCE are on a mission. Coming up from the not-so-mean streets of Marseilles, the production/DJ duo bonded as kids over a shared obsession for hip-hop’s greatest martyrs, Tupac and Biggie. Now, 15 years on, they’re injecting all they know and love about booty popping gangsta shit right into the heart of house music, and taking on the world with the slick, jacking result.
With interest in house and techno higher than ever, the bug is spreading across the Big Smoke. Before it was mostly restricted to a small circle of clubs and covert pockets of the city, but The West End — previously a haven for glitzy VIP haunts — is now beginning to provide for people more interested in tunes dropping than Tequilas. The Qube, a new basement club connected to Pacha London but with its own door policy, is where you'll find it.