Eric Duncan aka Dr Dunks (Rub-n-Tug/ Still Going) 3hr set , Pete Herbert (Reverso 68), Neil Thornton & Dave Rose (Discovery), The Boogie Cartel, Ears Have Eyes & Curious People & friends
Once they close the gates at Victoria Park and Snoop Dogg says his goodbyes at a certain big Music festival taking place 15 mins down away. The Horse & Groom gets ready to present another US legend making a very rare exclusive London appearance at our special soiree. We're very excited to announce that Eric Duncan aka Dr Dunks will be playing an exclusive three-hour set at the newly refurbished Shoreditch venue, with support from Pete Herbert and a collection of some of the finest party crews London has to offer. Three rooms of pure dancefloor bliss. We have been trying to get our one of fav djs/ producers Mr Duncan for a couple of years so intend to make this night a little bit special. Tickets will be available from Resident Advisor for a bargain £4 don't miss out!
Eric Duncan aka Dr Dunks is one half of legendary DJ duo Rub-n-Tug & also half of DFA’s Still Going. Dunks releases his secret weapons on the Keep it Cheap label, but he’s also “involved” with Japan’s mysteriousdisco-edit “C.O.M.B.i..” imprint. No matter the name though, the game remains unchanged: peak time party provider. Ever since coming up in his hometown of Los Angeles’ freestyle and hip-hop scene in the early 80s, Duncan has been a sound selector extraordinaire. With partner Thomas Bullock, he threw the notorious late 20th century Rub-n-Tug disco parties in downtown Manhattan, turning on a new generation of revellers to the sleazy pleasures of disco. He followed that up as the Saturday night resident at Passerby Bar, fuelling the party until Sunday morning. Be it slo-mo disco, incandescent funk, or banging house music, Duncan weaves it all together into a nightlife soundtrack. In the studio, Dunks has remixed everyone from LCD Soundsystem to Zero 7, the Beastie Boys to Coldplay, !!! to Roxy Music, Patrick Wolf to Grace Jones. Now it’s time for folks other than New York City’s 24 Hour Party People to get a dose of Dr. Dunks’s medicine. Forthcoming is the eagerly-anticipated Rub-N-Tug full-length album, as well as the first album from Still Going. All of which will be supplemented by even more releases on Keep It Cheap and C.O.M.B.i. Noice!- now it’s high time for London to get a dose of Dr. Dunks’s medicine.
Supporting Dr Dunks downstairs in the newly refurbished DJ booth will be remixer/ & editor du jour Mr Reverso 68.., Pete Herbert and Discovery's Neil Thornton & Dave Rose. These DJs have rocked the Horse & Groom on numerous occasions, most memorably at last year’s August Bank Holiday party where an intense packed out dancefloor partied until 6am – you can bet your life that this occasion will be no different.
Upstairs we have a selection of London’s finest party crews doing their thing over two rooms. In the main room a crew that have got London’s clubbing community in a tizzy with their intense parties – The Boogie Cartel, who will be delivering their signature sleazy disco and neon boogie sounds alongside good friend Curious People. Next door in the intimate Boudoir, party crew Ears Have Eyes will be providing the tunes under the infamous red light. As it's a special occasion, we've pulled out all the stops and ensured a bumper 6am license to keep the walls thumping until the sun comes up.
The Horse & Groom has gained a reputation as Shoreditch’s finest party venues with the likes of Greg Wilson, Jamie Jones, Pilooski, The Revenge and Rahaan all helping the venue achieve legendary status over last 2 years. With a newly refurbished downstairs and some amazing acts to look forward to in 2011, we’re confident it’ll stay that way.