Jim Warboy's SOS crew are taking 5 rooms in the amazing 3-floor warehouse at Islington Metal Works (Electrowerkz) for a huge Jubilee Sunday party.
Zombie Disco Squad will be flying in straight from their Made To Play EP launch party in Berlin, specially to play. Also headlining will be Dave Spoon's new project The Shadow Child which has been making great waves with the recent releases on Dirtybirtd. SOS residents Warboy, Andy Blake, and Joe Robots will join them in making this a floor dedicated to forward thinking house music.
Funkystepz, CRIM3S, and Venice Calypso will joining Hyperlink, the underground partymakers popping up across the city right now, and fast-forwarding us to The Future Now! with some earth quaking bass.
ZOMBIE DISCO SQUAD
Zombie Disco Squad were raised from the dead in 2006. Starting out as DJs, their Zombie Disco Squad parties across east and west London quickly became the thing of legend. Meanwhile, residencies at the likes of Dalston-den Catch and Central-London playground The Social, a slew of internet based mix tapes and a track ‘Straight Boy’ given away for free clocking over 10,000 downloads meant that Zombie Disco Squad soon found themselves touring the world bringing their own version of haunted house to the masses.
Things have changed since those days with Lucas Hunter recently departing the Zombies and leaving Nat Self as the last Zombie standing. Whilst the line up may have altered the philosophy has not; Nat’s sound is inspired by everything from classic house, ghetto tech, disco and hip hop. It’s this off-kilter approach to dance music that continues to see Nat in demand as a DJ, playing at the seediest rave dens to the biggest brightest clubs, including a residency at Berlin’s Watergate for ‘Made For The Night’, tours of Japan, North America, Australia, all over Europe, as well as back in his homeland of England.
Past releases on labels like Jesse Rose’ Made To Play, Dirty Bird and Sound Pellegrino as well as remixes for big hitters such as Cashmere, Black Box and Groove Armada mean that Nat has proved his versatility and demonstrated his natural skill for reworking tracks. His new debut album ‘Brains’ on Made To Play is a case in point; an all-out assault on the senses that fully deserves it’s place in the spotlight as Made To Play’s only album release this year.
The saying goes, if you want something done properly you better do it yourself, Zombie Disco Squad with Nat Self at the helm are heading for big things. In fact, you’d have to be six feet under to not hear the racket he will be making.
THE SHADOW CHILD
The Shadow Child (Simon Neale, UK) has already been making waves via his debut EP for Claude Vonstroke’s Dirtybird early in 2012. Eats Everything championed the lead track ‘String Thing’ which now seems to have gathered a cult following amongst true House heads, with support so far from all corners of the 4/4 World. This year promises more of his ‘no rules’ House music, and he’ll be gracing the cooler DJ Booths after the demand for more gathers momentum. Make of it what you will, but the Shadow Child is very much here to stay.