Forget all the big clubs and ‘superstar’ line-ups this Easter Sunday, paying £20 to get crushed against the wall in a venue you’ve been to 15 times before, treading on monged-out hordes of multi-haircutted kids. It’s not all about big names, and getting bored in the toilet queue.
In 2008 pubs are the new clubs (so we say) so Drop-1N is born: a night of quality house and techno for people that just want to chew the fat and throw some shapes. It all kicks off on Sunday 23rd March at the Edinburgh Cellars on Newington Green Road in Stoke Newington.
DJs are a mix of emigrated Leeds folk and long-standing Londoners, with a selection of guests over the coming months.
Guy Hornsby/ resident
Guy’s fifteen-year love affair with house music has taken him on a winding path through sub-genres, numerous fashion crimes and many of the country’s best-loved dancefloors. In the eighth year of his DJ career, he’s firmly settled on a blend of deep, groovy and techy house, always aimed at moving feet, not stroking chins. March 2008 signals the second release – Undertow, on Drag ‘n’ Drop – in a production career that’s slowly gaining momentum. It is, as they say, a marathon, not a sprint.
Stef-Jam cut their teeth in Leeds influenced by the deep grooves at back to basics and the electronic sounds of technique. Taking their inspiration from this they formed a DJing duo that focuses on four-to-the-floor grooves that jack and rise. Combine this sound with four hands on the controls to ensure full aural pleasure and a smattering of FX. Look out for Stef-Jam's forthcoming debut track to be released in summer 08.
Oliver R/ guest
Oliver's sound is the evolution of earlier years as a keen fan of electro house before being bitten by the minimal sound synonymous with the clubs of Berlin. The result is some chunky groovy techno drawing on the crowd pleasing drive of electro and the seamless detail of today's top techno
It’s free before 10pm (with 2-for-1 cocktails) if you log on and register at www.theedinburghcellars.co.uk, and only £3 to get in and get to the bar after that. Check out our Facebook group for details and banter.