Tickets £12 in advance from:
Phonica Records, Poland St W1 0207 0256070,
Rough Trade East 020 7392 7788
Venue 0207 684 8618
Thomas (Rub n Tug)
Thomas began DJing as a teenager in the eighties along-side friend and collaborator DJ Harvey at 'Tonka Hi-FI'.
In '91 he moved to California and helped to form the 'Wicked Crew' which helped to define the West Coast club sound; a powerfull influence on America's club scene for years to come. In '96 he relocated to New York and formed 'A.R.E. Weapons': a Science-Fiction Punk Rock band that ushered in the Electro Clash movement. After being 'discovered' by Jarvis Cocker they signed to Rough Trade Records in London and cut chart hits and an album. Unable to keep still in the scene he helped create, he returned to NY and to DJing and formed 'Rub n Tug' with partner Eric D. The Rub n Tug parties and it's off-shoot Campfire are now somewhat legendary around the world. Under this handle the boys have done remixes for such heavy-hitters as The Beastie Boys, Coldplay and Roxy Music aswell as more underground acts as !!! and LCD Soundsystem. Rub n Tug have brought something new back to disco; as I-D Magazine put it : ' In there hands the disco ball has regained consciousness . . . '.As well as all this, Thomas has started a label in New York called 'Whatever We Want Records' with partner Carlos Arias, a band with DJ Harvey called 'Map Of Africa' that has an LP coming out in July and a Electronic Rockabilly outfit with San Francisco party darling Rene Peraz called 'Bobbie Marie'. He also may or may not be responsible for the 'Otter Man Empire' re-edit series
The Off Key Hat
The Off Key Hat is a combination of Leon Mayes and Darren Morris (Xpress 2, David Holmes, Jagz Kooner and Tim Goldsworthy's keyboard player). Their last release 'This is not' is being supported by the likes of Tim Goldsworthy and Ashley Beedle. Leon's been busy doing nights with Cocadisco and Andy Blake (Dissident label boss but you all knew that) and has DJ'd all over the world from New York to San Francisco, to full moon parties in Thailand and down under in Sydney. Leon is currently running a night at the Dolphin in Hackney called Futurismo. Look out for The Off Key Hat's next release 'Emergency Calling', with remix duties by DFA's Tim Goldsworthy.
The Bad Passion Project
Dan, Andy and Chris the lads behind The Bad Passion Project. They are are the masters of sleazed out dark disco parties hosted in numerous basements and venues in east London. Previous guests include.. Mudd (Rong/Claremont 56), Stevie Kotey (Chicken Lips), Richard Gateaux and Phoreski
Dave Rose and Jeffeson
The Ctrl Alt Delete records Boys, bring their mix of Deep house delights and cosmic grooves et al future Nature ce soir. The boys have been championing disco punk band Nelson in the UK and have remixes on their catalogue from the likes of Chicken Lips, Prince Language and Still Going, to name, a few some are out and some out for 09. Their events take place on both sides of the channel running between London and Paris and have seen Dave congreve, Dave Jarvis, Felix Dickinson, The Itchy Soul Boys, Flow (Paris) all taking control of the helm, and their band nights showcasing some of the best of the parisian underground with bands like underground Railroad, poney Hoax, Nelson and sourya
Cut and Shut Disco
Henry Rumour (Coloured Sound)