Chris Box, Russ Skellon and Alex Fisher.
For a fair few years now, House & Techno music worldwide has been dominated by the sound of ze Germans, some of the finest music, labels, DJs & producers have come from, and are still pouring out of cities like Berlin and Frankfurt. Germany is just one of many countries that have added its influence to the current wave of UK labels that take inspiration also from Detroit and Chicago.
A new venture is beginning in the heart of Shorditch, Old St to be precise. Roadtrip Bar is the brainchild of Paul Daly (Artist/ Designer – http://www.pauldaly.com ) and the venue takes it’s inspiration from New York in the late 80’s. Paul spent some time living in the East Village of Manhattan and was highly influenced by the rock & roll juke joints, these were venues where they would go pre-clubbing. The DJs at the time were all in bands and a lot of them played acoustic music during the week at these venues, this time in Paul’s life was highly influential and paved the way for his outlook on design. In the time since the heady days of the 80’s Paul has also grown immensely fond of Berlin as it still has the spirit and broken beauty of 80’s NY. Catalonia is also another strong influence and it’s a blend of these places that creates the ‘Roadtrip’ bar feel.
Evenings into the twilight hours now lends itself to music that is a dedication of all things Electronic (Disco, House & Techno). A strong core of ‘THE’ UK labels are all here under one roof, as well as some of London’s longest running and respected parties. Expect guests playing at the venue that you’d expect to see playing premier London clubs and parties like T-Bar, Fabric and Mulletover amongst many others. It is a venue where you would be able to get up front and personal with some of your favourite DJs and ultimately an opportunity to see them play to friends and supporters in a comfortable, more intimate environment. It is also FREE entry into the venue!! We are setting out to develop a perfect pre-clubbing venue where friends can meet before they set themselves onto the path of no sleep and all night dancing!
We’re all on a road to nowhere anyway, so we may as well turn it into a trip!
243 Old St/ Shorditch/ London/ EC1V 9EY
Roadtrip is a 200 capacity bar that is open until 2:30am (perfect pre-clubbing bar); it has a south facing terrace outside the front of the venue which will lead on to some amazing daytime al-fresco raving to your favourite DJs. The venue also has a basement which will eventually increase the capacity by a further 120.