CO-OP PRESENTS A 4-HOUR SET FROM HARRI (SUB CLUB/UNDER THE SHADE – GLASGOW), AS HE MAKES HIS TRIUMPHANT RETURN TO SYDNEY ON SATURDAY 2ND JULY FOR CO-OP’S SECOND BIRTHDAY AT A SECRET INNER-CITY VENUE*
*VENUE ANNOUNCED: SUN STUDIOS, 42 MADDOX STREET, ALEXANDRIA
TICKETS ON SALE NOW AT RESIDENTADVISOR.NET
Now less of a baby and more of a toddler, CO-OP is walking (shakily) and talking (gibberish) better than previously but still shitting where it shouldn’t, much like the people that run it. Our usual rhetoric aside though, what better excuse than a birthday for a proper ‘what the fuck was that?!’ party? That’s right, there isn’t, and we’ve got one for you that we think comprehensively fits the bill. In fact we know it does, because you told us when we did pretty much exactly the same thing a year ago.
If you were present at the first birthday, you’ll know what to expect. We usually try and change things up a bit for every event but as there wasn’t too much wrong with how this played out twelve months ago, we’ve decided to conserve what little energy we have and stick with a winning formula. For the hazy or the lazy, here’s a rundown of what you really need to know about Saturday 2nd July and the second anniversary of CO-OPeration…
• The man, the legend, the Scot that is Mr James ‘Harri’ Harrigan will be gracing us with his inimitable presence for another 4-hour set of some of the best House music on the planet – ask anyone who has ever heard him play if you don’t take our dirty promoter word for it.
• The CO-OP DJs will probably play for a bit on the night, and will also be inviting some no doubt ill advised ‘friends’ to do the same (you’re getting Harri but, as they say, you can’t win ‘em all).
• As befitting of a special occasion, we’re pulling out all the stops to make this a night that will be remembered beyond the following weekend – expect the right space, the right sound and the right amount of mayhem to make this one promise we can guarantee to keep.
• You like drinking? You like not selling family members or body parts to afford to do it? You’re in luck – its our party and we’ll BYO if we want to (which we do).
• We’ll start getting warm from 9pm and end up in a cold sweat by the early hours, so probably best not to arrange Sunday brunch with your parents.
Details of the venue will be announced via email to ticket holders and also that Facebook thing near the date of the party, so seek out our group or the relevant event page if you haven’t already done so.
Word on the street is that Harri is quite popular after his last appearance for us, we all know BYO and warehouses are eternally popular for obvious reasons, and hopefully the rabble at CO-OP HQ are more popular than they probably deserve to be, all of which will mean that tickets to the second birthday party should move at more than a snail’s pace. Saunter towards Resident Advisor to purchase said tickets now(ish) so that you don’t have to pay more later – it’s the right thing to do on so many levels. Alternatively, send a smoke signal in CO-OP’s direction to request a more direct hook up and we’ll see what we can do.
Welcome along (again)…
HARRI (SUB CLUB/UNDER THE SHADE – GLASGOW)
James ‘Harri’ Harrigan is synonymous with Glasgow’s vibrant House scene. His record-breaking (and ongoing) 20 year residency at the Sub Club was the foundation for it’s growth into one of the UK’s premier dance music venues (in the past couple of years it has been voted Resident Advisor’s #10 and DJ Magazine’s #14 in their respective ‘World’s Top Clubs’ polls).
In the early 90s Harri teamed up with Stuart McMillan and Orde Meikle of Slam and Soma, and for 4 years they spun their sonic magic at the Sub Club on Saturdays. However, the departure of Slam from the Sub saw Harri join forces with one of Glasgow’s most talented DJs, Domenic Cappello (20/20 Vision/Soma) and together they created Subculture, the club’s flagship Saturday night. 14 years on Subculture with Harri and Domenic at the helm is possibly the longest running weekly House night in the UK (if not anywhere), having hosted the cream of international DJs and artists and with a formidable reputation as one of the best and most credible House parties in the world.
Creating and recording music under aliases including the Daddy’s Favourite, the Papa Washington Trio and H Foundation, as well as under his own name, Harri has showcased his extraordinary mixing and production skills. Daddy’s Favourite’s ‘I Feel Good Things For You’ propelled Harri into the charts and is now a standard on many House compilations. H Foundation’s ‘Liaka’ and the Papa Washington Trio’s ‘Calling All Dancers’ also found considerable favour with DJs and music lovers, while his own Tax Discs label has scored many hype chart hits over the years.
Harri’s 5 year London residency with Kenny Hawkes at Plastic People was regarded as one of the best House nights of the 90s and outside of the UK Harri regularly travels to Europe, the USA, Asia and beyond, where his take on and knowledge of electronic music has gained wide acclaim. In DJ Magazine Harri was voted one of the world’s top 100 DJs for 2 years running and The Face (R.I.P.) and many other leading style and music magazines have lauded Harri’s unique contribution to the UK House scene.
Harri continues be in great demand on the DJing front but is still managing to find time to work on new material with his good friend Graeme Clark (AKA Future Disco ringleader The Revenge) as part of their Harri & The Revenge and Burnt Island Casuals projects. The pair have already released or remixed for labels including Instruments Of Rapture, Jisco, Under The Shade, Home Taping Is Killing Music and Five20East.
CO-OP’S SECOND BIRTHDAY WITH HARRI (4 HOUR SET)
SUPPORTED BY CO-OP DJS AND GUESTS
SATURDAY 2ND JULY
A SECRET INNER-CITY VENUE
9PM TILL LATE