Line-up /Main Room
Junior Jack & Kid Crème
Aaron Baskerville (PUSH Resident)
Roast Groove (live)
Adam Price / Jamie Woods
Room 2: Hosted by Get Diverted
Room 3: Hosted by City Drive
Frank van Greunen
On the biggest night of the year, Lock N Load Events present PUSH NYE and the mother of all New Year’s Eve celebrations at London’s Koko, featuring two of house music’s most prolific DJ/Producers on the planet – Junior Jack & Kid Crème. Set in one of the most lavish and spectacular venues in the country, PUSH NYE will combine its traditional glitz and glamour with the craziest party soundtrack in the capital to guarantee you the greatest night of the year.
And what a year (or two) it’s been too for people’s favourite PUSH. Originally conceived as a smaller scale off-shoot to Lock N Load’s sell-out summer festival South West Four, PUSH began life at the White House in Clapham with their infamous Sunday Session (back in Jan 06) attracting everyone from James Zabiela, X-Press and Krafty Kuts to Nic Fanciulli, Adam Freeland and Kid Kenobi. That summer, PUSH then jetted off to Ibiza to host Amnesia's Terrace for Cream's Opening party and Space's Red Box room for We Love Sundays, as part of a week-long rave up. Back on home soil, PUSH returned to Clapham, this time to co-host the Ibiza Tent at South West Four on the Common, and the year ended with a sell-out Shoreditch Warehouse party featuring Eric Prydz and Mr C. PUSH again hosted their own Arena at this year’s South West Four, as well as putting on the roadblock Easter solo show with Armand van Helden at Koko.
Returning to the scene of that classic night for more of the same, PUSH NYE will ‘out dance’ everything that’s ever gone on before it, as we present an exclusive UK appearance from house mafiosos Junior Jack & Kid Crème. The Defected dudes have been out of the spotlight this year, working solidly on a new album to drop next year. The guys will therefore be using PUSH NYE as a platform to showcase their latest dancefloor cuts, so look out for exclusive debut plays of many new tracks including the forthcoming single ‘See You Dancin’. In ‘Trust It’, Junior Jack released one of the biggest selling house LP’s of the noughties, spawning the smash hit singles ‘Stupid Disco’ and ‘Da Hype’, plus the monster summer anthem ‘E Samba’. But the story of Junior Jack really began a year earlier when ‘Thrill Me’ took the world by storm – creating in the process a unique sound that later became known as the ‘Junior Jack sound’. Whilst this was all going on, his DJ partner in crime Kid Crème was also making waves of his own with a plethora of remixes and the release of his own classic cut – ‘Down and Under’. But it’s together as a DJ duo that they’ve also created a niche sound, with their big room house beats road-blocking each and every club that’s ever stood in their way and next stop is Koko!! You’ve been warned….
Warming the floor for the star attractions will be a bevy of PUSH favourites starting with resident rocker Aaron Baskerville - who’s been omni-present at every PUSH party to date. Next up is live act Roast Groove. This London five-piece have brought the house down everywhere they’ve played… from the Electric Gardens festival in Kent, to London clubs The Cross, Pacha and Herbal. They’ll also be hitting the slopes of Snowbombing 2008 – so definitely an act on the up. Joining the fun & games will be PUSH regular and rising star Jack Michaels. At just 19, Jack has become one of the most exciting new names on the electro/house scene and most recently warmed up for Roger Sanchez no less at Lock N Load’s recent party at Koko!! New blood Adam Price, Jamie Woods and Richard M complete the main room madness. Meanwhile, upstairs in Room 2, Get Diverted swap their Brixton residency for a session north of the river, offering a powerful dose of ear-sex courtesy of Rob Alldritt, Muzz Khan, Toby Andrews, Grant Nichols, Ollie Hackett and Thomas Scott-Soundy. Finally, to finish things off head on over to Room 3 where City Drive launch their new clubbing project with DJs Gillian Black, Alex Acuna, House Prophets, Krakajax and Frank van Greunen at the controls.
If you love house and electro the countdown has begun to the biggest night of the year…get ready for the PUSH!!