Ahead of another round of bust yo nut this weekend, sexy basement DJ Cathal has sent us this HOT mix! He’ll be down in the laser pit on the actual night laying down some classic house realness alongside Gutterslut’s Nic Fisher. Meanwhile upstairs BYN resident and genuine scratch DJ Mistamaker brings the ’80s hip hop vibes with newcomer Afwa and a very special live PA from FERAL is KINKY! On top of all of that amazingness, hostess with the mostess John Sizzle will be on hand to cater to all your whims and fancies.
Join Cathal at bust yo nut at Dalston Superstore this Saturday 10th August from 9pm – 3am.
Ahead of tonight’s Banjee Boy Realness party with Capracara and Josh Caffe, BBR resident Joe Roberts drops this hot mix on us! Featuring Ralphi Rosario, Paul Woolford, Cajmere and more it’s the perfect brief trip into banjee to get you hyped for tonight.
As well as joining us here at Superstore, Mr Roberts will also be hitting up brand new boutique festival Field Maneuvers and we have a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky winner! Taking place an hour outside of London over Friday 30th August – Sunday 1st September, the festival will also feature Drums Of Death, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Auntie Flo, Jane Fitz, Deep Shit Records Nadia Ksaiba and more.
For your chance to win email the correct answer to firstname.lastname@example.org by 10am Thursday 1st August with the email subject “GIVE ME FREE TICKETS TO FIELD MANEUVERS PLEASE!”
*only the winner will be contacted
Who is also playing at Field Maneuvers…
a. Plums Of Death
b. Drums Of Death
c. Thumbs Of Death
Join Joe Roberts for Banjee Boy Realness tonight (Friday 26th July) at Dalston Superstore from 9pm – 3am.
Tonight is the night when all the banjee boys, banjee girls, butch queens and club freaks descend on Dalston Superstore for another taste of Banjee Boy Realness. Resident DJ Josh Caffe has sent us this amazing warm-up mix featuring MikeQ, Jesse Perez, Honey Dijon and more to get us in the mood and answered a few of our burning questions about it!
Which track is the guaranteed dance floor banger on your mix?
That’s a tough one, so many choices. I think Sax – No Pares (Don’t Stop) is a winner.
Is there a secret weapon on there you yet to unleash on a crowd?
There is, but I won’t say which one, you’ll have to come to the night and find out.
Have you got a particular favourite track on it?
Time to Care by Todd Edwards. I’m a real fan of his music, brings back good memories of my teens listening to US house and garage. His stuff can be a little repetitive but I like the vocal reconstruction techniques he uses on all his tracks.
Which one track do you think really exemplifies the Banjee Boy Realness sound?
I think it would have to be La Beija by Deep88. To quote the sample on the track, “This has got to be a tribute to the Houses of New York”, this exactly what Banjee Boy Realness aims to do, equally celebrating the scene we have here.
And finally sum up your mix in one sentence for us!
Shamazing – thanks for that one Cedric.
Catch Josh Caffe at Banjee Boy Realness tonight at Dalston Superstore with Danny Taylor (A Village Raid) and Joe Robots (SOS) from 9pm – 3am.
This Saturday Rokk is joined by Digs of Digs & Woosh (DiY) fame returning for a solo set and Spanish born DJ Alejandro Asencio. Alejandro helped set up the London version of the legendary Loft Parties and has played some of our favourite venues and clubs including for our good friends Gutterslut! He also runs Luna 42, a monthly radio broadcast… so who better to provide a warm-up mix for Saturday’s Body Talk than Alejandro Asencio!
JOHN TALABOT F. PIONAL – DESTINY CONTRA COMMUNEM OPINIONEM- RADICAL EMANCIPATION M.A.M.I.- VERANO DEL 2008 MR WHITE F. LARRY HEARD – YOU ROCK ME CHICKEN LIPS presents THE RHYTHM ODYSSEY – RIGHT ON UP FOR LOVE DARABI – TRUCKIN’ (THE LOVE SUPREME MIX) REY & KJAVIK – LISTEN PHREEK PLUS ONE – PASSION (DJ T REMIX) HOMENAJE A JUSTINO – EL SOCAVON (KMTR MIX) MARK E – PLASTIC PEOPLE (MEDIT)
Alejandro Asencio plays Body Talk this Saturday 15th September with Rokk, Digs, Charlie Bones and Tristan Reed from 9pm – 3am.
Swedish illustrator and London resident Martin Wollerstam joins us in the top bar this week for White Leather Viper Club. He’s no stranger to Superstore however, with his work being featured both in group shows and his own solo show on our walls. His seemingly naive yet often dark and adult style of work really seems to resonate with people, so much so that his work has been used for Guy Gerber’s record label Supplement Facts, featured in both TimeOut and the New York Times and regularly used for flyers for Fabric’s Sunday night party WetYourSelf.
We posed some of our most burning questions about his art ahead of his set tomorrow and he even sent us a mix to give a taste of what lies ahead…
You’ve had a few exhibitions here at Superstore- which has been your favourite and why?
I’d definitely say my solo show, Relationship Out Loud, that I had last summer. It was a cynical study of love related relationships. I guess people could relate to it as it seemed to be appreciated by quite a lot of people and I was very pleased with my drawings, especially the large A0 sized illustrations that I made specially for it.
You also create the flyers for WetYourSelf, the weekly Sunday night at Fabric… how did that come about?
A good friend of mine that used to live in London introduced me to one of the founders, Peter Pixzel, and after only three days living in London I went to my first, (and their second ever), WYS party that used to be at Aquarium. That first year I think I probably went to all their parties. I became friends with the WYS crew and they asked me to design their logo. Two years later when they moved to Fabric they felt it was a good idea for me to make the artwork for their flyers and yeah, here I am.
Can you tell us about the creatures that appear in all the WYS drawings and the narrative running through this year’s batch of flyers?
I wanted WYS to be something big that creates havoc over London. At first the humans ran in fear, then fought back, then both sides had to realise that they needed to work together and they became good friends.
The second year it was more about WYS giants having fun and more of a focus on individuals.
And this year my idea was to follow a WYS giant growing up and each month’s flyer shows it meeting a new friend that added up to some kind of entourage.
Your work can be quite dark- what inspires you?
It’s always been there. There’s something about the dark, the wicked, cynical humour and madness that appeal to me. I don’t find horror as entertaining though.
And don’t get me wrong, I’m actually a nice guy, hehe.
Earlier this year you had your work featured in the window of Selfridges. That must have been pretty exciting….
Yeah it was really fun. It was a collaboration with fashion designer William Richard Green for Selfridges’ Bright Young Things. I had made a tiled illustrated print for his collection and we made an installation taken from that print.
What’s the most unusual place your work has ever been featured?
Haha, I think it must be when I made live drawings projected on some stranger’s wedding in a barn in Essex. It was quite weird, because I wasn’t really sure what I was suppose to do and it was meant to be in the background while they had the reception dinner, but when I was about to start it turned into a performance instead. It was a bit of a high heartbeat and sweaty forehead of a moment, but they seemed to like it.
What are you currently working on?
I’m working day and night on a mural sketch for a competition that I’ve been chosen for together with five other artists. We’re competing to get one of two areas to decorate for a new culture centre in my hometown back in Sweden. It’s a high budget project and hopefully I have the opportunity to make a large mural. Fingers crossed.
What other large-scale murals have you done in the past?
Biggest I think must’ve been for an office in Stockholm, which they flew me over to play with last year.
What kind of music do you plan to play at White Leather Viper Club?
Post-punk, new wave, synth-pop and other nice synthy things from (or inspired by) the eighties. Yes, there’s where my heartbeats are.
And finally, what is your dancefloor killer track?
Hmm… hard one. Right at this moment I feel for dancing to Enola Gay with OMD.
Later this month a brand new night comes to Dalston Superstore: It’s Banjee Boy Realness… Gold chains, snapback caps and Nike Air Max. Strictly Rhythm, ballroom and UK house. Swagger, attitude, and looking like the boy who mugged you.
And we’ve managed to get our mitts on a mix courtesy of resident DJ Joe Robots (SOS) for us to flex our biceps to…
Banjee Boy Realness Intro Babe Rainbow x 5kinandbone5 – Did You Knock [Unknown to the Unknown] Riffs –’Girls Attack [Rag & Bone] Disclosure – What’s In Your Head (Mak & Pasteman remix) [Greco-Roman] Squarehead – Girls [5ANDSEVEN Records] The Town – Pulse [ClekClekBoom] Marlon D – Jesus Creates Sound [Strictly Rhythm] Teeth – Percolator Meme [Sound Pellegrino] Ride Committee – Get Huh! (Kutz Style) [PHAT Records] Jordan Peak – Work [Robsoul] The People Movers – C Lime Woman (Farley & Heller Dub) [Stickman Records] Marble Players – The Machine [Marble Music] French Fries – Yo Vogue [Dirtybird] Tony Quatro – Out on the Floor [Bad Taste Records] Manaré – Down to Dis [ClekClekBoom] Kastle – Technique [CDR]
Join Joe Robots for Banjee Boy Realness on Friday 24th August from 9pm -3am with Josh Caffe and Rushmore (House Of Trax).
We collared Miss Coleman for a quick chat ahead of her Dalston Superstore debut next week at Techno In My Fridge. Known for her east London night Mooch and for her unique style of driving minimal house blended with playful techno; we’re delighted to have her play alongside the legendary Ivan Smagghe and TIMF residents Mikki Most and Alexander Parade…
We see you’re an avid tweeter! Describe yourself in 140 characters or less!
HAHA! I would say…. A cockney techno loving Foody, who isn’t exactly on the quiet side! Who goes by the nickname Butcher! (that’s Pat if you were wondering)
You’re playing at Techno In My Fridge next weekend- what’s your all time favourite techno track?
Hmm that’s a hard one. I would say “The Sky is Pink” – Nathan Fake [James Holden mix] This is a classic! It brings good memories of dancing on speakers at east London afterparties! I also played it at the MOOCH third birthday and the place went off!
Being on the same bill as Ivan Smagghe must be pretty exciting. Who would you share your dream line-up with (alive or dead)?
Yes Ivan is a legend. It’s very exciting and nerve racking at the same time. I guess my dream line up would be with Raresh, Luciano and Ricardo Villalobos. I fell in love with Raresh a few years back after seeing him play at Circo Loco DC10. Also Luciano is my fave DJ. I know some people recently gave him stick, however he’s a party DJ and, well, DJing is about having one big party and making everyone dance. Ricardo is just standard! LEGEND! So I think he would be on many peoples lists.
Tell us a bit about your own night Mooch…
MOOCH is a techno/house eastend knees up which is now going strong in its third year. I started the party up with my close mate Ed and it started in our favourite eastend boozer The Horse & Groom. We are currently in new venue Basing House (formerly On The Rocks) which is a great lil’ rave cave. We have been really lucky over the years to have booked great artists such as tINI, Guti, Tim Xavier, Huxley, Dachshund, Quenum, And.id…. the list goes on. We book people who don’t regularly play in London or who are on the cusp of becoming huge. We find that in London, once one person books someone, another party follows and then you see an artist on the same bill at six different parties in the space of a few months. Later in the autumn we are going to be launching the MOOCH record label and our first release comes from Quenum with Tim Xavier on remix duties so we are pretty excited about that.
And finally what is in your fridge?
Not much to be fair, I need to go shopping, but at the moment a bottle of tequila, a few beers, a shelf full of condiments, juice, pasta and eggs!
Natalie plays Techno In My Fridge on Friday 6th July from 9pm – 4am with Ivan Smagghe, Mikki Most and Alexander Parade. Follow her on Twitter @nataliecoleman1
We might still be nursing a birthday hangover from the weekend but with another bank holiday weekend almost upon us, it’s time to start readying ourselves for more madness.
The very next Delirium is only days away and if we weren’t already excited about the prospect of the legendary and lovely Tasty Tim playing upstairs in the bar, this mix sent to us by Delirium resident James Pople is getting us in the party mood on this grey Tuesday morning!
Catch James play Delirium at Dalston Superstore with Kris Di Angelis, Jaime Ritchie, Tasty Tim and Munroe Bergdorf this Saturday 5th May from 9pm – 3am.
Horse Meat Disco’s Severino will be hosting his ever-popular party here at Superstore, aptly named Severino And Friends. He’s joined in the lazer basement by the mysterious house duo Waze & Odyssey whilst the upstairs bar sees Italy’s Kinki Bros take over. We caught up with Severino for a quick chat about his night, his new mix for Phonica and most importantly, what he’s getting us for our upcoming birthday!
You’re part of the legendary Horse Meat Disco… what’s been your personal highlight over the years and what are you looking forward to most as part of this disco behemoth?
HMD is such a great adventure that we’ve been having for more than 8 years now. Soo many highlights: DJing all over the world, DFA parties, fashion shows… too many; but the most important is at The Eagle every Sunday, still having fun with cool friends and open minded crowd.
Your night Severino And Friends features Waze & Odyssey- what is it about them do you feel represents the type of music you like to play?
YES. I’ve always been playing house music over any kind of genre. Since I moved here in 1997 I’ve seen the UK garage/speed garage/funky house/tribal/electroclash etc… It’s all about house music now and there’s lots of great stuff and producers (young and not). I think Waze & Odyssey represent a kind of old skool US ‘90s house but with a modern twist.
Fellow Italians Kinki Bros are playing upstairs- do you think between you guys you represent the best of the music of your mother country?
There are so many good Italians around who live in London and especially understand this city. It’s not an easy capital to live in (some Italians complain about weather/people/stress) I never complain because I LOVE it here. Nico de Ceglia (my half music partner for my HYENA STOMP project) is one the respectful ones.
You’re playing our birthday party next month- firstly what amazing presents are you getting us and secondly what musical delights have you got for the occasion?
OH LA LA. I still have to think of the pressie. Music-wise I will say some house classics but maybe some GABBA too HAHA.
Tell us a bit about your Phonica Mix- what are your favourite tracks on it and what are the more unusual gems?
That’s a difficult question because I like all the tracks I put on it. I try to put them all together in an accessible way to listen and maybe dance. Sometimes it’s a deep journey but also with a bit of vocals and revisited classics like from Bucketheads to Nick Harris in a more modern way.
Tutti Frutti has been a weekly feature at Superstore since July 2010, running every Sunday from 8pm till 2am. Resident DJ Squeaky has put together this special mega mashup mix for us, and it’s a two-hour dip in and out of some top tunes that he’s been working the floor with. Squeaky tells us,
“Tutti Frutti is becoming one of the best Sunday Socials in Dalston; a place where you can detox or retox your weekend. We are dedicated to playing you a fine selection of musical genres both old and new. Our sound has become synonymous with remixes & re-edits including our very own brand of mashups, which are born from the live sets at the club.
Soul, funk, r’n’b, rare groove, pop, country & western, disco, ’80s, breakbeat, indie, hip-hop, tech and authentic house are in the mix. All tracks have been Squeaked and Tweaked in the true TUTTI FRUTTI style.
Artists on this mix are Tom Tom Club, M.I.A, Labi Siffre, Carly Simon, R.Kelly ft Jay Z, Missy Elliott, Amerie, Snoop Dog V’s Jackson 5, Chakachas, Kelly Rowland, Sahara, Dee-Lite, Michael Jackson, Dolly Parton, Anane, Depeche Mode, Claudja Barry, Hercules & the Love Affair, Rick James, Lolleatta Holloway, James Curd, Kylie, Leftfield and of course Madonna!”
This weekend sees electro-techno mash-up night return to Superstore with familiar faces Kezokichi (Back To Back) and PressPlay (Tinar) taking over the basement and Bi-Bop (ReviveHER) and Alex Who? (Back To Back) upstairs. And if that weren’t enough we’ve rolled out yet another top-secret guest for this Friday’s festivities. This top European DJ might be more commonly seen around Panorama Bar in Berlin….
Resident Kezokichi has kindly provided us a warm-up mix and even a full tracklisting for the night which you can download for free.
1. Jokers Of The Scene – Black Mountie (Daniel Avery Remix) 2. Agoria Feat. Scalde – Singing (Dixon Dub Mix) 3. Gunnar Stiller – Tiagos Destiny (Emerson Todd Remix) 4. Andy Martin – Telekinesis 5. Clement Meyer – Making Moves At Random 6. Marc Houle – Undercover 7. Camel – The Square 8. Insignificant Others – Me And Silver T 9. Niko Stojan – Dusty Fingers (Meyerdierks Remix) 10. Octo Octa – Memories
Kezokichi plays alongside Alex Who? Bi-Bop and PressPlay PLUS a secret special guest over from Berlin this Friday from 9pm until 3am at Back To Back.
Disco pioneer THOMAS BULLOCK comes to Superstore to headline ReviveHER’s residency launch this Friday 27th January. Originally from Cambridge, he got his start in the Tonka HiFi crew alongside DJ Harvey, before moving to New York to form seminal band A.R.E Weapons, who he eventually left to start his ongoing legendary Rub N Tug parties. As well as continuing to run these parties, Bullock also plays a vital role over at much hyped NY label Whatever We Want.
With such an eclectic career thus far, it’s fair to say that he’s is considered by many to be a true underground hero. Ahead of his appearance this weekend, check out this interview with him followed by a recording of him playing live at 9 AM from the No Way Back New Years Day party in San Francisco.
The night will also feature Australian artist and designer MISCHA HOLLANDBACH who runs clothing label P.A.M. (Perks and Mini) and has recently been collaborating with Bullock for Dalston-based store LN-CC. Also playing will be MINKIONI (Electric Minds), MR. MING (A Too) plus residents NICHOLAS FEEL (Silver Magic Airways) and BI-BOP (ReviveHER / Dogme East).
ReviveHER is this Friday 27th September from 9pm until 5am.