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drop-me-out* oh look another pretentious warehouse party? Na-ah.
So whilst searching for the least ‘warehouse’ style venue to host our drop-me-out* launch party, we’ve uncovered a Caribbean banqueting suite right in the heart of Dalston (Saladin to the iPhone world). A proper disco room that opened 21 years ago as a video editing club and still carries that true 90’s disco décor plus a shite load of old TV screens that are probab...ly older than your nan, Visions video bar.
This understated gem of a venue in the heart of Dalston has housed a huge variety of artists & events from huge Reggae/ dub parties to names like Gadi Mizrahi + Zev (Wolf + Lamb), Soul clap and 2 bad mice. The club is owned and run by a man named Eddy who is an absolute diamond geezer and his friendliness and generosity has rubbed off on his staff to provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
Dj’s, Producers and label owners, Andy Riley and Laurence Ritchie AKA Inland Knights hail from Nottingham UK, a city with a rich musical legacy, particularly for house music.
They are well known for a multitude of massive hits some of which iclude:
They met in ’93 and cut their teeth Dj’ing for Smokescreen, the renegade sound system from which they drew their early inspiration. Smokescreen consisted of dj’s, lighting people, sound people, a truck, a P.A, a generator and general helpers. Old warehouses, woodland, fields, quarries and houses were utilised with the sole intention of having a good time…. for free!
By ’98 Laurence and Andy had made the inevitable step into production and the same year the Dropmusic label was born with the release of ‘Inland Knights vol 1’. As Inland Knights Riley and Ritchie undertook a busy schedule in the studio to write tracks for Drop (almost all of the early output was entirely Inland knights, despite many monikers).
Dropmusic has gone on to become one of the most highly regarded house labels in recent years(with 60 plus releases to date), and Inland knights have gone on to become one of the most respected production outfits in the house world, regularly taking on remix duties for fellow labels and producers.
RA page: http://www.residentadvisor.net/dj/inlandknights
Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=104478482972742
drop-me-out* launch party
Fri 20th May
Visions Video Bar, Dalston
10pm til late
£7 Door, £5 Conc/glist
Send names to: [email protected]