With the second party of 2011 taking us near to the end of year two at The Russian, Freitag Residents James and Dimitry are joined by Local up and coming talents and regular guests Natalie Coleman(Mooch) and Yiannis Balkizas(Use Your Loaf).
A man of humble roots whose talent for music is derived from his deep rooted love for it. It’s a passion that he embodies when promoting, creating and delivering the music he loves.Born to Greek parents in the East of London, he has always enjoyed a cultured and diverse taste for all things with a beat.Since taking to the dance floors of London in the mid 90’s and experiencing a liberating era of dance music, to the diverse and evolved scenes of today, he has known where his heart lies. Yiannis is about the moment; the one you wish would never end.He believes the music and people are what make a party one to remember.
Having cut his teeth in the capitals music scenes, Yiannis pursues his musical quest on 3 fronts, admitting that he loves all facets of the music industry. To date Yiannis has released over 30 tracks and impressively has tracks signed to labels all over the world including Remud/Presslab Records (Italy), Inminimax Records (Brazil), Eclectic Records (Italy), BDivision (Germany), Mad Hatters Records (UK) and Itch Records (UK) to name just a few. His style definitely bares witness to his Mediterranean heritage, often blending powerful traditional sounds with the craft and rhythms of the genres around him, as seen in tracks like ‘Stavros Plays The Bouzouki’.
Over the past year or so Nat’s name has been on the flyer of almost every London party worth its salt. Influenced by heavyweights such as Luciano, Queen Maxine and Loco Dice her unique style of driving minimal house, blended with playful techno has seen her rock packed out floors alongside the likes of Booka Shade, Martin Landsky, Hearthrob, Jerome Sydenham, Silicone Soul, Dinky, Mr C, tINI, Guti to name a few. Nat’s residency at Terry Hart’s Redlight Afterhours has given her a platform on which to build a reputation for consistently delivering the goods. Adding to this with a slot at Booka Shade's Album Launch, Jaded and regular appearances for Genius, HouseFM and other London underground parties, she has cemented her place as one of London’s rapidly rising stars.
Nat’s technical prowess and ability to work a crowd has taken her to some of London's elite venues including T-Bar, Koko, Public life, Cable, Horse & Groom, Cargo, Herbal, The Lightbox, Corisca Studios and 2010 will see Nat take her unique style further afield with gigs already booked in Italy and plans to take Mooch up to the next level. Fasten your seatbelt!
As usual doors open at 10 pmand admission is FREE B4 11pm.
£5 after 11 and £7 after midnight!
Just 7 min walk from Hoxton Square, or Buss 67, 149, 242, 243(5 min from Liverpool Street) to stop Laburnum Street which is right outside the russian door!