Posts Tagged ‘Shoreditch’

Hoxton Street Christmas Market

One of the East End’s oldest markets, Hoxton Street Market, gets into the spirit of Christmas by welcoming new breed of creative stall holders with special carol service on 15th December just outside Hoxton Gardens.

The market will be selling original, lovingly hand made quality items in the run up to Christmas. Sitting amongst the original and authentic traders, the vibrant new merchandise will feature items from the Tea Print Gang, Wise Wool, Pug Mugs and Connie Kaler’s Curious Clobber stall. 

Prices start from £5 per item and range from designer chinaware, specialist vintage, exquisite candles and artworks from local art collectives that are all one offs and made locally. 

The Christmas Service on Saturday 15th December will take place outside Hoxton Hall with carols from the collective churches of Shoreditch and Hoxton and a sing-a-long of traditonal ‘Knees up Mother Brown’ tunes from the Improv-athon group. 

Win Tickets To Horse Meat Disco This Saturday

What better way to get through a terrible Tuesday that to start planning the weekend! This Saturday sees our good friends Horse Meat Disco headline the SIDEXSIDE warehouse party alongside NY legend Danny Krivit and we have some tickets to give away so you and a pal can dance Saturday night away.

Here’s what SIDEXSIDE say about the party…

Now into their eighth year, Horse Meat Disco have continued to lead the way with packed residencies at their HQ at The Eagle in London’s Vauxhall, Lux in Lisbon and with the Tape organisation in Berlin. Inspired by the music and inclusive ethos of New York’s club scene during the ’70s and ’80s, the collective have garnered a unique reputation for amazing parties and unmatchable sets, the quartet of DJs each mixing their own individual quality blend of disco juice with all manner of dancefloor fillers: be it punk funk, italo, house, electric bangers or plain old oddities!

HMD will perform alongside New York legend Danny Krivit, his list of residencies and associations demonstrates every ounce of his legendary status. Danny Krivit is the don behind the immensely popular 718 Sessions and one-third of the Body & Soul collective. He started DJing at age 14 and learned from all the greats, including James Brown, David Mancuso and Larry Levan and become famous for his funk, soul, and disco edits (under the Mr. K name). Expect Danny to dig through his enormous record collection to deliver an inspirational insight to one of house music’s living legends.

To win a pair of tickets to see Horse Meat Disco and Danny Krivit email the correct answer to hello@dalstonsuperstore.com with the subject “I heart Horse Meat Disco” by Thursday 11th October 2012 2pm. Only winning entrants will be contacted.

What venue in Vauxhall do Horse Meat Disco hold their own party?

a. The Eagle

b. The Beagle

c. The Chicken

SIDEXSIDE with Horse Meat Disco and Danny Krivit takes place this Saturday 13th October at Factory 7 in Shoreditch.

For more info and tickets visit: www.londonwarehouseevents.co.uk

Trailer Trash Memories

For those who don’t know TrailerTrash is the eastend rave rodeo that has defiantly stamped its filthy mark on London’s underground electronic dance scene over the last 8 years. They’ve showcased some of the best DJ’s around since 2004, when promoters Mikki Most and Dan Glamtrucker teamed up with DJ resident Hannah Holland and started the legendary weekly Friday nighter at On The Rocks, playing an explosive soundtrack of electrofied booty shake, jackin’ techno rave, distorted disco and dirty off-kilter jump up sounds.

Along with fellow resident DJ Ian Robinson the party ran for over 5 years until they finally closed the doors at On The Rocks in 2009, but the TT crew continue to put on big warehouse raves and this summer are lining up to takeover the main dance tent at Lovebox Sunday with party partners GutterSlut. It’s set to be a big day with DJ Hell, Tiga, LCD Soundsystem and Ivan Smagghe headlining the big top tent, which holds up to 5000 people – so no problems if the rains come!

Ahead of the big event we caught up with Mikki and Hannah for a chat about their fave TrailerTrash parties over the years, and which ones particularly blew their minds. So for all those who remember the lost Friday nighters and sweaty warehouse bangers then here are some of the standout moments from the last 8 years of no good fun… it’s been one hell of a ride!

Kwik-Fit Garage rave

The first massive rave we ever did nearly didn’t happen! We lost the original space at the last minute but luckily managed at the last minute to secure the disused Kwik-Fit garage near the Old Street roundabout. With hardly any power and one strobe light (literally!), about 1000 people turned up and went mental to Ivan Smagghe in the concrete bunker. Everyone thought we had hired a load of smoke machines for it but it was just all the dust in there!

Banged Up – Prison Rave

We were given the chance to do a party in a 200-year-old underground medieval prison near Clerkenwell. It was a maze of underground dungeons; an amazing, surreal and very creepy space, but it just worked perfectly, and I remember the atmosphere as being so intense especially when Hannah played the whole place went crazy. Because it was underground people couldn’t find the entrance for hours!

Every Friday at On The Rocks

Possibly the most seedist venue, it was voted the worst toilets in London by Time Out, with dodgy crates in the DJ booth, so that gives you a little idea of how grimey it was. But that was its charm and to watch it grow from a small family of Shoreditch party people to a completely mobbed electric rave over the course of 5 years was amazing. Every week it went off, people really lost there minds in there. The music of 2006 was probably the best year; Oliver Huntemann was a staple sound of the club… big dirty filthy electro techno.

Summer Camp

Along with our pals from Horse Meat Disco and Disco Bloodbath this was the biggest outdoor party we have ever done and was actually after Lovebox in 2008. Over 2500 people turned up to some outdoor football pitches next to Liverpool Street (which have sadly now been developed) and it was just brilliant. It was special because it is so hard to do outdoor parties in London because of the sound issues but for that one night we were somehow allowed…. we even had an ice cream van!

Eastend Pleasure Cruise

We have done several boat parties but the first one stands out when we teamed up with our friends at The George & Dragon because it was just a perfect summer’s day. I will always remember a boatload of trannies sailing under Tower Bridge waving at everyone to the soundtrack from Baywatch!

Rumble In The Jungle – Boxing Ring Party

For some reason we thought it would be a brilliant idea to have a full size boxing ring in the middle of a rave with a DJ battle in it for our 8th birthday. It was totally amazing apart from when the ring broke because there was too many people dancing in it and we had to pay loads of money to a very pissed off boxing coach. Ooops… it was worth it though. 

TrailerTrash and Gutterslut will be taking over the main dance big top at Lovebox Sunday this year – for tickets and info visit lovebox.net

They will also be having a summer rooftop party in August, a series of intimate warehouse events in early September and a massive Halloween rave as well… so keep  ‘em peeled kids…

Seven Years Of East London Nightlife

Body Talk resident and Superstore family member Rokk has been taking pictures of East London nightlife for as long as he’s been making people dance.

We wanted to share his gallery on our website because the pictures remind us on whose shoulders we stand. Lost weekends in Shoreditch at Golf Sale and Family, bonkers Sundays at the George and Dragon, popping into Trailertrash at On The Rocks for ‘one drink’, Hoxton Square before it resembled Leicester Square, Brick Lane before it became Camden, The Joiners before it was trendy, when Jonny Woo was Satanica Pandamonica, when secretsundaze was a secret, The Russian Bar before it was actually called The Russian Bar, early morning refreshers at The Royal Oak before it went gastro, Gary’s Bar, Dovebridge, Return To New York, Bones & Ramsey at Catch, Mother Bar on a Sunday (and Monday) nights… All these things inspired us to start Dalston Superstore and we’ll always be grateful to the pioneers who showed us the way.

Seven Years Of East London Nightlife from Dalston Superstore on Vimeo.

We’ve put a selection of these photos up on our Facebook

Photo credit: Rokk DJ