With our third birthday almost upon us we’ve been reminiscing about our favourite times. Here are 10 Superstore memories that will never leave us!
Hot Boy Dancing Spot Construction Party
We had no idea what we were letting ourselves in for when we opened our doors for the very first time for a ‘secret’ construction party with the help of The Lovely Jonjo. Totally bonkers.
John Sizzle and A Man To Pet are the epitome of showbiz. Their bar-top interpretations of classic movies are legendary. Our favourite? Difficult to choose between The Birds and Human Centipede… Their mini epics are always utterly incredible.
Every time JD Twitch & JG Wilkes come down on the Megabus we have to have the handyman on standby the next day to repair the damage! Our basement has never seen such punishment.
Lovebox Sunday Afters
Firmly locked in the calendar as the must-do aftershow… Peaches dancing on the bar, Robyn on the decks and more synthetic hair than you could possibly imagine in one place.
Body Talk Launch
Rokk launched our flagship Body Talk night with a massive Grace Jones tribute and covered the venue with blinking ‘80s TVs – Since then it’s gone from strength to strength with some serious DJ guests like Trevor Jackson, Digs & Woosh, Mickey Moonlight and others dropping beats for one of London’s best crowds.
Robert Owens’ Residency
We couldn’t quite believe it when the legendary vocalist and DJ Robert Owens asked to play here once a month. His residency along with the Society collective pairs him with house music veterans like Terry Farley, Trevor Fung and Rocky. The Christmas party was something else… “Happy Christmaaaaaasaaaaaas Dalston Superstooooooooooore!”
Always a pleasure when Mr Panzetta drops in for a spin! He rocks our basement like no one else and definitely scoops the prize for most enthusiastic DJ-dancer!!
Beautiful Freaks Opening
Gutterslut’s Ralf O launched his awesome photography exhibition with the help of artist Tony Hornecker …. A surreal happening involving a temporary shanty town in our basement, a hidden tranny in the toilet and Jonny Woo trapped in a box.
Trailer Trash Christmas party
Who’s idea was it to install a snow machine in the upstairs bar??!! Somewhere between Santa’s grotto and a budget foam party – a night that we (and dry cleaners within a 5 mile radius) will remember for quite some time
A DJ or two…
Andy Blake, Prosumer, The Two Bears, Erol Alkan, DJ Nature, Thomas Bullock, Hard Ton, The Magician, Danny Wang, Joakim, Kim Ann Foxman, Mickey Moonlight, Discodromo, Abe Duque, Tom Trago, Tiago, Boris, Mylo, Villa, Disco Bloodbath, Horse Meat Disco, Hannah Holland, Boy George, Smokin’ Jo, Honey Dijon, Nathan Gregory Wilkins, Hunee, Mark Seven, Trevor Jackson, Alex Smoke, Chloe, Neville Watson, Frank Tope, Maxxi Soundsystem, Toby Tobias, Andrew Weatherall, Blake Baxter, Deepgroove, Azari & III, Daniel Avery, Bicep, Jay Shepheard, Danny Rampling, Little Boots, Zombie Nation, Drop The Lime and loads more….
Let us know YOUR favourite Superstore memory in the comments section and the best will win a bottle of prosecco to drink here at your favourite disco pleasure palace.
Dalston Superstore 3rd Birthday Party is this Saturday 26th April with some of our favourite DJs ever playing including Severino, Tom Stephan Kris Di Angelis, Mikki Most, Rokk, Dan Beaumont, Squeaky, John Sizzle, A Man To Pet, Josh Caffe, Borja Peña, Mark-Ashley Dupé, JERK! and Will Viper.
Photo credit of Beautiful Freaks Opening: Darrell Berry