UPSTAIRS/LOUNGE FLOOR - EAST VILLAGE
It's been a year since DiscoPhobia started its travels through dance floors of East London, providing rehabilitation treatment to all suffering DiscoPhobs and curing them with the magic power of The Beat. We held residencies, we experimented with sound a little. We had some established, up and coming or sometimes (great) bedroom DJs playing on occasion. We don't discriminate, if we like something - we give it a chance & us a chance to learn. We shared love, passion and music with our dance floor and fed of the vibe of the dance floor. Thank you to all those wonderful artists who headlined our gigs over the last DiscoPhobia year. Thank you for those DJs who've resided with us or simply guested, And/or most of all - thank you to all those who's been with us for the last year and came to our parties as you are the sole reasons why we've ben doing all this.
And to headline this event celebrating the year that's gone we've chosen someone who have played for us earlier this year & who plays and produces amazingly beautiful music.
Christopher Rau (Smallville/Derive/Pampa)
Drew Karma (No Frills/Alfalfa)
Laze Breaks (The Shoreditch Heartbreakers/imageradio.com)
Anya Freespirit (DiscoPhobia)
CHRISTOPHER RAU (SMALLVILLE/DERIVE/PAMPA)
hallo im christopher rau
im a dj, producer and liveact. i live in hamburg since 2009.
togehter with two friends we run a small house and techno label called dérive.
i also released records on labels like pampa, giegling/staub, laid, smallville
and ethereal sounds.
i started making music around 2000. back then hiphop was my affair.
somehow i became a dj and since then i played in various clubs around the world like:
robert johnson - offenbach
panorama bar , horst krzbrg, cookies, farbfernseher, renate, kater holzig - berlin
warehouse 702 - tokyo
fabric, camp,electric minds, this is not happening - london
radio, national underground - new york
bar 7 - washington
cabaret - zürich
market flucc wanne - vienna
nouveau casino - paris
registratur - münchen
wtf is techhouse - limerick, ireland
i am also collaborating with other artists like jacques bon (as bon & rau), moomin (as roaming), tilman tausendfreund and smallpeople.
hope to see you soon at a party in your area.
Obsessive music collector and resident record selector for London based underground parties No Frills & Alfalfa.
2012 has seen Drew continue to perfect the art of the
'warm up' for much respected artists such as Dyed Soundorom, Portable, Kris Wadsworth, Mark Henning, Herodot & Xandru.
Conscious to avoid hype and trends Drew digs deep in his record bags to offer an insight into his personal music collection which spans a vast history of Disco, House & Techno.
Laze Breaks (The Shoreditch Heartbreakes/imageradio.com)
Vasco Gumede also known as Laze Breaks has been a long serving member of London’s unique pirate radio community. A self confessed house addict he says “there is some kind of house tune for any occasion”. He believes a constant desire for fresh sounds and innovative idea’s is the source of his addiction and despite regularly enjoying playing an eclectic selection on both radio shows and live gigs he says “house music has the best all round discipline and demand for high quality production, and besides its estranged sibling hip hop is the most open to variations influenced by both local and global cultures.”