Saturday 1st January 2011 | 10pm – 6am
12-18 Hoxton Street, Shoreditch,
(entrance on Drysdale Street)
£10 early bird tickets available/ £12.50 / £15 adv from www.residentadvisor.net / www.murmurrecords.com
After a big year in the world of No Fit State, having brought us sell out parties with the likes of cheeky compadre Seth Troxler on a stunning new years day affair, Tensnake dropping his defining record of the summer ‘Coma Cat’ at October’s party and two of the hottest properties of house music, The Revenge & Dyed Soundorom gracing us some magical musicianship in November, happily we can see in the New Year with another special murmur event.
The fresh faced French man, Shonky has a natural aptitude for producing has been evident with releases like Let Me Ask U, his remix of Mlle Caro & Franck Garcia‘s Far Away. Back in 2007 every underground club was echoing to the sounds of Olympia – a slab of panoramic techno that seemed to have been custom-engineered at the bottom of the sea; Or dancing to his massive remix of Danton Eeprom‘s All I Can Say. In 2008, Shonky took another bold leap forward by releasing his first full-length album Time Zero. More than a haphazard assortment of tracks, Time Zero is blended together with a common theme: getting your groove on at a party and the art of celebrating life.
Since moving to Berlin from Detroit, Shaun Reeves' status in the house world has risen significantly. He's garnered attention for his collaborations with fellow transplants Seth Troxler, Ryan Crosson and Lee Curtis (together forming Visionquest), all while regularly spinning hotspots like Weekend and Club der Visionaire. His DJ sets are characterized by a slick and flawless style of mixing with a steady but adventurous groove. Reeves has linked up with several labels over the years, but it's his partnership with New York's Wolf + Lamb that has nabbed him the most acclaim. His smooth and organic house sound has caught the ear of several high-profile DJs and landed on compilations from EQ Recordings and Cécille.
Geddes has had quite a year under his belt. Having had string of Ibiza special performances at Space's 'Kehakuma' club night and making his DJ debut at DC10, he also took his signature deep, ethereal sounds to Glastonbury's fortieth birthday bash packing out the WOW! Stage and then to Burning Man festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada as well as more recently playing back to back with Steve Bug at mulletover’s recent sell-out Halloween party. Next year he looks set to release a special murmur compilation on his revered label.
Taking over room two are, Bad Passion, London’s new East end party mafia, holding monthly underground low-key but high-octane bashes held in various unique and odd ball venues in and around the east end. Promoted by a collective of DJ's musicians and producers that go under the collective name of Bad Passion Project, support to their nights also comes from it's favoured two residents, disco kings Felix Dickinson (Cynic Records ) and Phoreski aka Richard Gâteaux (Fat Fuk / bare Fist ) ensuring that the music is always of the highest caliber. 2010 saw the first musical release from Bad Passion on a remix package for A Mountain of One.
murmur’s annual New Year's Day parties are now becoming the thing of legend and after everyone’s said goodbye to 2010 we will be forging onwards and upwards towards 2011 starting off as we mean to go on.