Ben UFO has announced a 13-week residency at London’s XOYO and each party is looking uniquely amazing.
The Hessle Audio founder will play the venue every Friday night from 6th April to 29th June accompanied by an incredible cast of guests. The first date, for instance, will find the inimitable selector playing b2b with the mighty Joy Orbison in Room 1 while Covco and Jon Rust take over Room 2.
Artwork has been tapped as the first XOYO resident of 2018. His three-month residency, dubbed ’13 Works of Art', runs 5th January through 30th March 2018.
“I never thought I’d actually get to do this… Actually, it was the plan all along,” shares Artwork of the opportunity.
XOYO has unveiled the full lineups for its hugely popular residency series which will see Motor City Drum Ensemble playing every Friday for 10 weeks beginning 13th October.
The opening party's (13th October) guests will include Dego and Patrice Scott, whilst Marcellus Pittman and Bradley Zero will be joining Motor City Drum Ensemble's Danilo Plessow on October 20th.
XOYO London's next resident has been revealed as Danilo Plessow aka Motor City Drum Ensemble today (Monday 21st August), with the German disco selector set to take over on Fridays from October to December.
MCDE is set to replace Erol Alkan's To The Rhythm party on 13th October as the fourth DJ in XOYO's long-running residency series that sees a different DJ take over the club for three consecutive months on Friday nights, whilst inviting special guests to join them in the booth each week.
XOYO has lifted the lid on The Black Madonna’s upcoming 13-week residency, which is set to kick off on Friday 7th April with an opening all-night-long set from the revered selector.
Moving onto Friday 14th April, Marea Stamper will be joined by her long-time friend Mike Servito, whilst the following week will see fellow Smart bar resident Derrick Carter touching down in London for a special disco set alongside one of Amsterdam’s most exciting exports, Young Marco.
Claude VonStroke will be back in Europe next month, with six dates confirmed across the continent.
First up he'll touch down in Glasgow at SWG3 alongside Scottish DJ royalty and SOMA heads Slam, followed by gigs in Antwerp and Austria, before heading to the UK for dates at Stealth in Nottingham and XOYO in London.
Earlier this year, the DirtyBird bossman (real name Barclay Crenshaw) pushed his musical boundaries with the release of an experimental hip-hop album under his own name.
You can watch his house set from DJ Mag's ADE party below.
XOYO has revealed The Black Madonna (real name: Marea Stamper) will be the club's next resident DJ, running from 7th April to 30th June.
Beginning the 13-week series with an all-night-long "The Body Electric" performance based around electro, EBM, industrial and techno, the Chicago DJ will play solo twice more — first offering dub, hip-hop, Miami bass and jungle at her "These Are The Breaks" party on 5th May, before focussing on house and disco on the closing night of her residency, titled "Love Is The Message".
XOYO's Saturday night series XOYO Loves is set to return this weekend, with sets from Detroit Swindle, Magda, Paranoid London and more schedule for its latest three-month run.
Swedish tech-house don Jonas Rathsman will start the series off this Saturday, 21st January, with live acid act Paranoid London (supported by Pangaea and Dimensions Soundsystem) scheduled for the following weekend, 28th January.
Pretty much the whole of clubland was appalled when Fabric had its license revoked a few months back — after all, if Fabric could be closed so easily, what hope was there for other clubs?
So pretty much the whole of clubland united behind Fabric’s #saveourculture campaign to have their license reinstated, and there were joyous celebrations when the campaign was successful.