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Red Bull Music Academy & Discovery presents The Trojan Soundsystem photo gallery
Line-up /The Trojan Soundsystem (live)
The Boogie Cartel
Ears Have Eyes
This event will be filmed & recorded for the Red Bull Music Academy
This month sees the launch of a series of dancefloor-shattering bi-monthly parties at The Horatia, as Discovery set up residency at Highbury's favourite party venue.
For the opening event we hook up with the Red Bull Music Academy to provide a evening of musical entertainment with the Trojan Soundsystem playing a full live Show.
The agenda is simple: to turn the party scene on its head by putting big names in the Horatia's intimate confines at next-to-nothing door prices. The roster of guests will always be original and exciting, with an aim of putting big name club DJs in this stylish and unusual 350 capacity space for maximum intensity and party atmosphere. Greg Wilson's April appearance at the venue was a great example of this theory in action with an incredible party vibe going on until 4am. Being the shameless teases that we are, we're keeping the majority of acts under wraps, but to give you an idea of the standard of guests you can expect at the Horatia this year we can reveal that Norway's King of Disco Todd Terje will be appearing in the early autumn.
And so to tonight's party. For our first Saturday event, The Horatia and Discovery are very proud to announce that the mighty Trojan Soundsystem will be headlining the party with a full live performance, and these cats certainly know how to put on a show. The famed London reggae soundsystem, comprising of legendary selectors Earl Gateshead and Daddy Ad and vocalists Superfour and Chucky Banton, formed in 2004 to represent the renowned label in England and worldwide, and have rocked parties from Fabric and Cargo in London to the main stage at the Garden Festival, Croatia. They've worked with some of the greatest names in reggae, including Gregory Isaacs, Horace Andy and Lee Perry, and we're extremely excited to have them down to the Horatia. No matter your musical persuasion, expect to feel the full-force of some of the best party-throwers in town.
As well as the guys from Trojan, DJ support on the night comes from some of the most talked about party crews on the London scene at the moment. Discovery, The Boogie Cartel, Ears Have Eyes and Hang the DJ plus friends will be joining the dots between disco, funk, soul and house to provide a backdrop to the reggae and dub sounds of Trojan Soundsystem. To t op all that off, we've secured a bumper 4am license to ensure the party doesn't get stopped in its tracks.
As you can see, the focus at The Horatia this year is firmly on fun-packed parties with top level guests. This night promises to be exactly that, with many more lined up over the coming months.