5 Little Portland Street
London W1W 7JD
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Blaze of Glory is very pleased to present a special party for October. As part of The Social’s 10 year celebrations we welcome JON CARTER to the basement for a unique Heavenly influenced set. This is a rare chance to catch a DJ who has played at some of the world biggest clubs in such an intimate setting, and for free!
Jon first rose to prominence in the early nineties as a resident at the era defining Heavenly Social and its sister club The Heavenly Jukebox. Jon rocked the weekly sessions alongside Andrew Weatherall & Death in Vegas, and also took the reigns for the second ‘Live At The Social compilation’ CD whilst touring with The Prodigy!
Chart Success followed with Jon’s Monkey Mafia outfit, as did tour support slots with Massive Attack, Reprazent & The Chemical Brothers. In addition to this, DJ gigs across the globe have continued over the last few years with regular slots at Basics, Underwater & Fabric.
Supporting Jon is one of Birmingham’s finest selectors ROB J. Rob has a vast record collection and a huge raft experience as a DJ. He currently runs ace Midlands party ‘Dropout Boogie’ with fellow DJ/Promoter Mark E. We’re very happy to welcome Rob to the basement to set the tone for the evening.
As ever, Blaze of Glory residents MATTY J & BEN TERRY will be on hand to get the party started right and blow up the birthday balloons…
In 1999 The Social opened in Little Portland Street. The brainchild of a record company whose offshoots included a hugely successful underground club night, The Social was set up with a simple manifesto – to provide great music and better booze to anyone who fancied tripping through the doors.
Ten years later and still run by the original team who created it - Heavenly Recordings & The Breakfast Group – the bar is an award winning London institution. Designed back then by a partnership of David Adjaye and Will Russell (now of Pentagram) with the proviso of withstanding nuclear attack or – at the very least – the worst that people could chuck at it, The Social has launched over a million hugely successful hangovers.
In October 2009, The Social will hold a month long party to celebrate its tenth birthday. The line up will be announced shortly – expect faces old and new, music to shake the concrete off the walls and enough alcohol to stun a marching army. It’s the only way we know how to do it.
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