State London's Sunday afternoon shindig returns to showcase the best of London's up an coming DJ's, artists and producers along side fantastic headliners from around the world playing amazing music across all spectrums of house and techno...
After several parties across the capital in 2011, State moves to Cargo in East London's Shoreditch to provide you with a season long fantastical sunday evening shindig.
After a amazing opening party with a super crowd braving the arctic conditions to come and party with us. State return's with in March with Nathan Coles taking control with support from rising talents Electronic Youth and our two superb residents Aneesh Gera and Pablo Godofredo . . .
Resident at the prestigious superclub FABRIC in his hometown, London, Nathan enjoyed his musical journey at such seminal clubs as SPECTRUM at HEAVEN and the SUNRISE parties where the first generation of House Music entranced a whole generation. Nathan was there at the very beginning, ready to make his mark. Armed with a 10000 watt grin, and almost superhuman reserves of stamina, Nathan bumped and hustled his way into the hot, humid netherworld of the warehouse party scene, and in alliance with Mr C launched the legendary RELEASE parties. it was in 1994 however that he really cemented his lofty position in House Music's Hall of Fame when he and Terry Francis begun the infamous WIGGLE parties, and in the process, gave birth to musical movement now known as TECH-HOUSE. WIGGLE'S far-reaching reputation was officially recognized when it was nominated for "BEST UNDERGROUND CLUB' at the MUZIK MAGAZINE SAS awards.
In this respect Nathan can justifiably be called a musical pioneer, having spent the last 15 years as a kind of roving ambassador of Tech-House, laying down rapturously-received sets of loose-limbed, funk-fuelled House in an array of venues all over the world, such as: Space, Pacha, Bora Bora, Underground (Ibiza), D Edge and Lov E (Sao Paulo), Mint(Buenos Aires),The Milwegg, Stalker, Now Wow, Impulse, The Caves & Ofcorso (Holland), The Zouk(Singapore) Aria(Montreal), Folis Pigalle, RedLight , The Rex & FatKat (France) The Roxy & Summer of Love(Czech Republic) The Bomb, Turnmills and of course Layo and Mr C's club The End(UK)... to name but a few.
Nathan has also aquired a reputation as an excellent producer, having built up an essential portfolio of House and Breaks releases on labels such as Loaded, Visitor, Plank, 10 Kilo, Household, The End, Eukahouse and Funk'd (offshoot of Jamayka), picking up critical acclaims such as'Essential Release of The Month' for his and Nils Hess's"Get Fucked' albums. He has worked with the best, such as Mathew Bushwaka! Nils Hess, Asad Rizvi(Two Right Wrongans), Gareth Oxbey and Terry Francis. And remixes for Hardfloor, Kurtis Blow, DJ Pierre and most recently the acclaimed Will Saul track 'I got rhythm' reaching no. 3 in DJ Magazine's Breakbeat charts and appearing on his new album “Give me a Break”, on 10 Kilo.Having recently built a studio at his home in London, and on his 4th release with his new label “Is This”, Nathan thankfully shows no signs of slowing down. Like a fine wine he surely gets better with age, where his ability to read a crowd, taste in music and flawless mixing abilities never cease to amaze and astound.
Electronic Youth are an exciting duo from London. They are a duo made up of Rustem Rustem (Sexy Trash Digital) and Leisuregroove (Digital Disco). They have made many tracks together as a collaboration duo with tracks getting signed to Maquina Music, East Van Digital in Canada and have had great support from giants such as Mark Knight (Toolroom), Roger Sanchez (Release Yourself) and Sander Kleinenberg (This Is).
On there solo projects Leisuregroove has had number one’s and top ten hits on the beatport charts with his sound of Tech House and main room floor fillers, as well as tracks being signed to Subliminal, Maquina, Farplane and 303lovers. While Rustem Rustem has kept his ear firmly on the underground with his successful events in London called Toast, pulling massive crowds to hear his techno sound, and running his label Sexy Trash Digital.
Together they decided to create a new sound and with there new sound they decided on a new alias, and Electronic Youth is born. They created an amazing mix of current dance floor underground beats with the 80’s synths and 808 stabs. They want to bring all there influences together with the records that they grew up on and molded there music attitudes. They want to be looked at as...
The new generation of Electronic Music, ELECTRONIC YOUTH
Current Projects Beetle Juice EP: There first release will be an EP that will come out on This Is Recordings. Sander Kleinenberg (Global Superstar DJ) has been a fan of their productions and supported their tracks for some time now. So when Sander asked if he could have some more material from them, they thought what better way to start their new project then with This Is Recordings... This EP is already getting massive global support by some of the biggest names in the business such as Mark knight playing it on his global radio show as the ‘promo pressure of the week’ and support from Erick Morillo on his Subliminal brand. http://www.beatport.com/release/beetle-juice-ep/674186Life On Mars EP:
This EP is when EY really take on their role as the new generation of Electronic Music. These three tracks are all completely different in there own right, but all with the unique mix of the current underground and 80’s influences. These 3 tracks have been signed to a massive label in New York called System Recrodings, who is home to some of the greatest techno producers of all time such as, Sasha & Digweed, Josh Wink, Derreck Carter, James Zabiela and loads more.
The future for our sound is bright, the demand is great and the ears are fresh.
Goa ( India ) is famous for its beautiful beaches, nightlife and now Aneesh Gera.From his humble beginnings in music at the age of 17, Aneesh quickly earned a reputation for pushing the envelope at his DJ gigs and bringing underground music to the top of his playlists.
After working with every major club in India’s party capital, Aneesh began to tour the country developing a large fan base. Adding many accolades to his name such, being named as INDIA’s DJ OF THE WEEK / working alongside Grammy award winning superstar ASHANTI and being invited by the legendary MINISTRY OF SOUND to do a guest mix and interview for MINISTRY OF SOUND RADIO / GLOBAL UNDERGROUND RADIO.
Aneesh soon became a permanent fixture with all things BIG in India and aboard, from the SUNBURN FESTIVAL ( post / pre parties ) to BACARDI’s massive concerts. He has performed with A list artists such as SULTAN / D RAMIREZ / SONNY WHARTON / STEVE LAWLER / JOHN 00 FLEMING / ANIL CHAWLA / ARJUN VAGALE / DALE ANDERSON / JIMMY KENNEDY / D-NOX / HANNA HANSEN / LEE BURRIDGE / FUTURISTIC POLAR BEARS ...
With a hectic DJ schedule including his residency with THE WEEKEND MILLIONAIRE and famous SECRET PARTY PROJECT events in the UNITED KINGDOM . Fashion TV / MTV / SUBMERGE / VH1 / BLUE FROG - India’s largest night club, who have hosted ARMIN VAN BURREN / BT / ABOVE & BEYOND / GMS / MARKUS SCHULZ / PENDULUM, where Aneesh performed with GLOBAL UNDERGROUND’s ANIL CHAWLA & DALE ANDERSON for the 3 year anniversary party. Aneesh started the ultra chic event company MUSIC FACT3 in India, where they hosted a VIP New Years Eve party in association with MERCEDENZ BENZ & MINISTRY OF SOUND on a luxury yacht.
As a music producer, Aneesh has a solid foundation as he graduated with honours from the prestigious SAE INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE as an Audio Engineer.
This year ( 2011 ) has been the year Aneesh made his International debut as a UK music producer, signed to 4 major labels in EUROPE / UK / INDIA and URUGUAY. Releasing over 14 tracks in 2011, cementing himself on the International scene with massive remixes for JAYCE LEWIS ( EMI ) FUTURISTIC POLAR BEARS ( SUBLIMINAL RECORDS ) HAYLEY PARSONS ( MINISTRY OF SOUND / TOOLROOM ) ROSIE ROMERO ( VANDIT / BLACK HOLE ) DANIEL DONNELLY ( MIAMI HOUSE MUZIK ) etc. The impressive list of support he gets from the big boys in the industry speaks for itself, FEDDE LE GRAND / ANTOINE CLAMARAN / MICHAEL GRAY / STONEBRIDGE / CHRIS LAKE / MICHAEL WOODS / CEVIN FISHER / CARL KENNEDY / JASON HERD / JESSE VOORN / MICHAEL CASSETTE / OLIVER LANG / THE FLASH BROTHERS / DANIEL PORTMAN / KASEY TAYLOR / DAVE SEAMAN / DIBBY DOUGHERTY / KID MASSIVE / FRAN COSGRAVE / BENNY ROYAL / RALPH GOOD / DJ ROOG / GABI NEWMAN and many more ..
As a magazine once quoted “ This is one guy to watch out for ” and that’s exactly what we recommend you do !
Legend has it; he was discovered as a baby neatly wrapped up in a record box on a deserted beach in Ibiza . . .
All we know is electronic music pumps through his veins . . .
pablo started GLAM in 2006 at the Drayman in south east London with resident DJ's Studio B, Matt Paczenski & Ben Phelps with L BONGO J on percussion... featuring guest Dj's The Hoxton Whores, Jesse James, Orztroka and Greg Nottage
In September 2007 pablo alongside DJ Ramo took over 'The Hackney House Sessions' in a huge Edwardian Mansion in Hackney Fields and after four huge parties with some amazing DJ's including Kerry Wallace, Nick Maleedy, Live Tech Rebelz, Tulani, DJ Ramo aka Omar Bicane and Jasmine Childs they developed an astonishing following, The House Sessions allowed Pablo the chance to entertain the crowds with a blend of deep dubby house, breakbeat and techno using both vinyl and newly developed digital setups.
Breaking into the London music scene in 2008 with a 12 month residency at London's Smartie partie, saw pablo wowing the dance floor with his percussive tech and deep dubby groove driven house, being the only DJ still playing vinyl for SP brought great admiration from both clubbers and fellow DJ's. Pablo finished off his 12 month stint playing the closing set on SP's infamous boat party....
With sets following at Ministry of Sound for ANUJA DEEP, The End, Public Life, The Zap, Cargo, NOMAD, Den & Centro, Scala, The Aquarium, Volks Club, Egg, Pacha, Drayman, THAT, The Custard Factory, Russian bar, Turnmills and loads of warehouses, car parks and secret locations along the way.
pablo has embraced new technology and kicked off 2011 playing out using a full on live digital setup and with the launch of his own party State in January at Shoreditch's coolest little venue Nomad. with Headline sets from Nick Maleedy, SAMANTHA, Leroy Roberts, Ryan Winters and of course residents pablo godfredo and DJ Ramo they packed out Nomad until 5am. With several successful parties across the capital State finishes the year in spectacular style with secret party in Ibiza in September before taking a break for pablo to get stuck into the studio.
With his first release "the humans are dead" due out on 66khz Productions this Spring pablo godofredo is only just getting started.. . .