The Black Madonna
ONE NIGHT ONLY.
DO YOU BELIEVE?
The Black Madonna today announces a unique London headline event. The Kentucky-born, Chicago-adopted and now London-based producer and DJ will take over London’s legendary York Hall venue in east London for a special day-into-night show.
Running from 2pm until midnight, the event will see The Black Madonna - aka Marea Stamper - performing ‘in the round’ of the beautiful neo-Georgian, grade II listed building, complete with London’s biggest sprung oak dancefloor. Mirroring The Black Madonna’s renowned DJ sets, York Hall will be turned into a celebratory space that embraces all areas of dance music, and will feature a runway and stage to host a series of dancers and performers.
The York Hall event comes on the back of an incredible year for The Black Madonna. She entered 2017 as Mixmag’s ‘DJ of the Year’ - an accolade that reflected her ascendency to modern dance music icon status following years of much talked-about underground club shows. Meanwhile, 2017 has also seen The Black Madonna playing some of the biggest shows of her journey so far. Her thirteen week, sold out headline residency at London’s XOYO was an early highlight, accompanied by a carefully-curated line up of legends, innovators, originators and new talent (including Derrick May, Ellen Allien, Shanti Celeste, Derrick Carter, Midland, Heidi, Denis Sulta, Ben UFO, Gilles Peterson, HAAI, Mike Servito, Job Jobse and Rahaan among others) in addition to three ‘all night longs’ from The Black Madonna herself. In May, she curated a stage at the hugely respected Nuits Sonores festival, bringing Optimo, Honey Dijon and Derrick Carter to Lyon, France. Meanwhile she performed the coveted closing set at this year’s Sonar Festival in Barcelona, bringing the festival to a close as the sun rose above thousands of partygoers.
And all this without mentioning the epic, drama-filled 10 minute paean to the dancefloor that is ‘He Is The Voice I Hear’ - a track that was released in January and has grown in legend ever since to become The Black Madonna’s furthest-reaching release so far.