There's still a handful of tickets in person from The Star of Bethnal Green, 359 Bethnal Green Road, E2 6LG 020 7729 0167 & Phonica, 51 Poland Street, W1F 7LZ 020 7025 6070
January sets the standard for 2012 with the infamous January Sale.
Michael Mayer heads up the first installment of the year. A founding member of Kompakt Recordings, the Cologne imprint borne out of Delirium, the record emporium he was involved with alongside fellow Kompakt founders Jurgen Paape and the brothers Voigt. Since establishing the brand in 1998, they have forged a signature “Cologne Sound”.
“Strangely, nothing really new comes out of Berlin. It's where you dance to the music that's made elsewhere. Cologne is the industrial area where the work is done. Then you party in Berlin.” Michael Mayer, Kompakt
Though he remains dedicated to the spell of the 4/4 kick drum, Michael Mayer is by no means a techno purist but is constantly striving to look beyond one's own nose, to shift frontiers and to go in depth. His compassion to the scene, devotion to music and his craft as a DJ and producer has set him in a standard that few have been able to accomplish, regarding himself as ‘ both an entertainer and educator.’
Completing the bill is South London’s techno prince rising, Joy Orbison.
Joy Orbison is the well-mannered nephew of drum ‘n’ bass legend Ray Keith that grew up in Croydon listening to garage icons Todd Edwards, Groove Chronicles and Zed Bias. His brand of garage-house has been celebrated for finding a sound that marries elements of house, two-step, jungle, techno and dubstep. When he released his gargantuan "Hyph Mngo" on Hot Flush in late 2009, the sonic offering became a bona fide anthem, which not only crossed boundaries but laid out a path for the arrival of this brave new talent.
"Every time the two introductory notes [to Hyph Mngo] ring out in a darkened room, it's impossible not to stifle a smile or hide your excitement at the drop that awaits." - Resident Advisor
As well as releasing material on his own imprint ‘Doldrums’, notorious mixes for Radio 1 and Ministry have only served to cement Joy Orbison's renown. Most recently his dark-hued take of Lana Del Rey's "Video Games" was featured as BBC Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe's Hottest Record in the World. Turning preconceptions about bass music on their head, he blended 2 Step, house and more with plenty of dubstep rhythms. With this magic mixture of sounds and feelings, the Croydon boy can do no wrong being headhunted for a series remixes.
On the night he will be bringing his unique take on what works on the dance-floor and joining the incredible, ever forward looking founder of Kompakt Records Michael Mayer and mulletover’s own Geddes for a January party of epic and refined proportions.
On top of the normal mulletover schedule of the three key parties, there will also be one extra show for 2012, a secret pop up event with a limited capacity, none of the guests will be announced until the night, and we’ll be releasing more details come February. Next year will also see the first mulletover compilation album complete with full colour booklet and the mulletover story so far. In the summer months they'll be taking a break from London and hitting the road, with Hideout Festival in Croatia being the first stop.
"I'm excited for 2012, it’s gearing up to be our best year yet. As usual we'll be doing three stand alone shows; for January we're taking things back to our roots with a warehouse, which we've never used before, the birthday there's an amazing line-up in the making and Halloween will be off the radar. “ Geddes, mulletover/murmur
Tickets for the mulletover January Sale available below