On July 16th, two of the most exciting new club nights in London team up at XOYO, with 2 floors of heavy duty talent.
Headlining the basement is one of the world's most respected DJs, Alain Macklovitch AKA A-Trak. Aged 15 he became world DMC champion, going on to win endless turntable competitions around the globe, and leading to his becoming Kanye West's official tour DJ and confidant. Founding NYC label Fool's Gold alongside Nick Catchdubs, Macklovitch has been responsible for huge remixes of Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Boys Noize, and original tracks such as Ray Ban Vision. Alongside Armand Van Helden his latest project Duck Sauce has seen consecutive hits "Anyway" and "Barbra Streisand" become worldwide hits. An album is expected later in the year.
Main support comes from 2011's hottest dance top; Frech techno purveyor Gesaffelstien. Having signed to Tiga's Turbo imprint, he has the blogosphere going crazy with remixes form Azari & III, Miss Kittin, Cassius, Moby and more.
Completing the line-up in room 1 is east London's very own Mumdance. Jack Adam aka Mumdance has been killing it for quite some time now, with his raucous and infectious blend of grime, dancehall, electro, garage and everything in between, resulting in a deal with Diplo’s Mad Decent imprint.
Room 2 is hosted by Fresh To Death; a celebration of the old school, the recently retro and the still FRESH. If you’re old enough it’s the stuff you were going out to back in the day, if you’re younger, it’s the grooves you were hearing on the radio, or sneaking into underage…. That GOOD groove. No room for cheese though.. this is old school music for the heads not the hen parties.
Headlining room 2 is the doyen of D&B, as responsible as anyone for the growth of this music… deserved of the word legend and still in charge of Radio One’s flagship show; Fabio will be leading the charge with a champion sound, back to the old school set.
Southern Hospitality hold down one of the most amazing weekly night’s in town. The brains behind Hip Hop Karaoke, they are the go-to guys for the golden age of hip hop and beyond, which is what we can expect for their set.
Also in room two will be Tayo. As happy playing dirty bass as he is playing 80’s electro at his Tracksuit Parties, he’ll be weighing in with some back in the day bass & garage music to keep the party going.