Next weekend sees our annual jaunt down to Victoria Park for Lovebox Sunday! To celebrate we’re throwing two parties over the course of the weekend AND we’ve managed to get our mitts on a pair of VIP Lovebox Sunday tickets to give away! With some of favourite people appearing at the festival, from Kim Ann Foxman to DJ Harvey to Frankie Knuckles to Derrick Carter and a whole host of DSS family and friends across all the stages throughout the day, it’s sure to be a family affair.
Catch Johnny Woo, Horse Meat Disco and former DSS guests A Love From Outer Space (Andrew Weatherall and Sean Johnston) over in the Russian Standard House Of Davai… Hannah Holland, The Lovely Jonjo, Kris Di Angelis and of course Superstore boss Dan Beaumont can all be found in the East Side Strut.
Meanwhile here at the good ship Dalston Superstore, we’re kicking off the weekend with our Lovebox Sunday Warm-Up… on a Friday! We’ll be doing our duty helping you warm up your rave muscles for Sunday’s amazingness (our doctors advise you to stretch out at Dalston Superstore where we have a taster of what’s to come on the big day). Horse Meat Disco’s Luke Howard and Guy Williams of Paradise 45 will be massaging your dancing feet in the bar and kick-ass DJ Kris Di Angelis and Macho City hero Dave Kendrick will attend to your cardiovascular needs downstairs.
And on Sunday evening, it’s time once more for our legendary Outside The Box afterparty where we welcome a very special NYC guest to play alongside our fave local hero DJs including Grizzle, Borja Peña and Mikki Most.
For your chance to win a pair of VIP Lovebox Sunday just email the correct answer to firstname.lastname@example.org by 10am Monday 15th July with the email subject “GIVE ME A PAIR OF VIP LOVEBOX SUNDAY TICKETS!”
Which former Dalston Superstore guests will be playing at Lovebox Sunday?
a. A Love From Outer Space
b. A Love From The Laser Basement
c. A Love That You Found After One Too Many Hackney Iced Teas
Sunday sees a special pop-up London Fashion Week party takeover Dalston Superstore. Club Dimanche, set up and hosted by Konstantinos Menelaou and Michelle Arnusch, plays host to some of the hottest names in fashion from Marios Schwab to Aqua by Aqua. RSVP will be required for this fabulous party and they’re only asking for a suggested donation of £3 on the door that will go straight into the pockets of housing and homelessness charity, Shelter. We caught up with both Michelle and Konstantinos to find out more ahead of the party…
What led to you deciding to set up Club Dimanche?
We just wanted to have a good party and we liked the idea of the designers and talent all DJing together.
We were very inspired by the different services they offer and we wanted to contribute. We both regularly talk to homeless people around our areas to try to get to know them and help them out where we can. One thing we both realized is that there are a lot of misconceptions around homeless people and the reasons they ended up where they are – kids who were facing abuse at home etc. The stories are all so different you can really see how easy it is for someone to face these troubles. It’s also heartbreaking to hear how much abuse they get on the streets, verbally, physically etc. If any charity is trying to help them we are all for it.
And why do you feel it is important to establish a strong connection between fashion events and charities like Shelter?
It’s such a huge industry and has so much to offer so why not direct that towards people who really need some help.
How did you chose which fashion luminaries would be DJing?
We just asked our friends.
What kind of music can we expect?
Different flavours of super dance!
How does Club Dimanche differentiate from the other parties taking place during LFW?
Different designers, stylists and musicians all DJing together for charity.
Who on your lineup are you looking forward to seeing for whatever reason?
All of them of course.
What one track epitomises what you’re aiming for with Club Dimanche?
Anything by Prince And The Revolution.
What will you be wearing?
Michelle: Belle Sauvage by Chris Neuman and Virginia Ferreira.
Lovebox is so very nearly upon us and you’d think we couldn’t possibly be more excited for it! Well, that was until we got our hands on Squeaky’s Disco Tent Warm-up Mix. With tracks from Anita Ward and Chemise, this will certainly get you pulling on your dancing shoes (or wellies!)…. Whatever the weather we’ll be there in full force dancing at the front of stage, knocking back shots in the covered refuge of the Disco Tent or getting our rave on with our GutterSlut and Trailertrash sisters in the dance tent.
1. ODDYSEE – NATIVE NEW YORKER (HENRY T MIX) 2. SHARON REDD – CAN YOU HANDLE IT ( FRANCIOUS K EDIT) 3. RAYKO – TO THE BONE (RAYKO EDIT) 4. GWEN GUTHRIE – HOPSCOTCH (LARRY LEVAN MIX) 5. BANBARA – SHACK UP 6. GWEN McCREA – ALL THIS LOVE 7. CHEMISE – SHE CAN’T LOVE YOU 8. JUNIOR BYRON – DANCE TO THE MUSIC 9. B.B. & Q BAND – DREAMER (SHEP PETTIBONE MIX) 10. STEVE ARRINGTON – FEELS SO REAL 11. GENE CHANDLER – GET DOWN 12. YARDBIRDS – FOR YOUR LOVE (TODD TERJE EDIT) 13. LOLLEATTA HOLLOWAY – HIT AND RUN (NOODLEMAN DUB) 14. T-COY – CARINO 15. MAN PARRISH – HIP HOP BE BOP (DISCONET MIX) 16. RICK JAMES – GIVE IT TO ME (JACOB LONDON EDIT) 17. ANITA WARD – RING MY BELL 18. TWO MAN SOUND – QUE TAL AMERICA (WALTER GIBBONS MIX) 19. SYLVESTER – DO YOU WANNA FUNK 20. BOYS TOWN GANG – CRUISIN THE STREETS
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.
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…
We’re super pleased to announce the headline act for our Dalston Superstore Live stage at Lovebox’s Out And Out Fierce Sunday…. Miss Lana Del Rey! The singer-songwriter shot to fame last year via her debut single Video Games making waves with the online community and has since been propelled to mega-stardom.
Joining her will be two of our favourite bands, Azari & III and The Rapture! With a line-up like this you just know tickets will be flying out the door like last year.
Lana Del Ray – Born To Die
We love her music and her look and can’t wait to have her performing live for us. Also playing over at This Is….Circus will be Kris Di Angelis who not only remixed Miss Del Rey but is playing in our basement tomorrow evening for Delirium! Check out our interview with him about him plans for Lovebox and listen to his remix.
Lovebox is in Victoria Park, Hackney from 15th- 17th June. For more information and the full line-up over all three days visit:lovebox.net
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!”