The concept behind State London is to showcase the best of London's up an coming DJ's, artists and producers along side fantastic headliners from around the world playing amazing music across all spectrums of house and techno...
With several parties across the capital in 2011, State nows moves to Cargo in East London's Shoreditch to provide you with a season long, fantastical sunday evening shindig...
THE OPENING PARTY - Sunday 5th February - 4.30pm - 12am
**** Free entry before 5.30pm ****
£5 early bird tickets available
£7.50 on the door
FOR £6 GUEST LIST EMAIL - [email protected]
A name that’s been gaining increasing attention from the who’s who of the
electronic music community is London based dj and producer jozif. The born
and bred artist has worked his way to where he is today with typical (to
anyone that knows him) ‘jozif swagger’; passionate, determined and wildly
talent driven he’s been charming the pants off the international circuit with
his productions and dj sets alike.
With an underlying groove to his low slung rhythms, jozif has an infectious
presence in and out of the booth; encapsulating his floor and coaxing them
alongside his ever changing musical explorations. Craig Richards, Ben Watt,
Matt Tolfrey, Andrew Weatherall, Paul Woolford and Ashley Beadle have all
fallen hook line and sinker for his quirky and impossible to pigeon hole beats.
Loose and lazy drum patterns, dramatic strings and brass are tinged with slomo
ambience and a rolling undercurrent of funk; depicting a soundtrack all of
his own that not only resonates with our musical heart strings but evokes the
dirtiest bump and grit of a twisted 6am dance floor. Regular appearances at
fabric, his residencies at London’s lo*kee and Ibiza’s We Love...Space fall side
by side with a packed gig schedule spanning the UK, Europe and America;
this year including Miami’s WMC and an upcoming US tour.
2010 was a defining year for jozif with releases on Wolf + Lamb and Vitalik
gaining mass support alongside an end of year RA podcast mixed entirely of
his own productions and edits. Its unique edge garnered such praise from
industry and public alike that it goes down as one of the most talked about
RA podcasts to date. 2010 also saw the launch of Fist of Finger; jozif’s
limited edition vinyl only label with fabric musical director and long time
buddy Craig Richards. Featuring jozif's dance floor A-side’s and Craig's
experimental reinterpretations on the flip, their debut release 'Beats In Space'
was an instant sell out, their second cut ‘Brick Jane’ following suit and the
imminent ‘Room 3’ looking set to do the same.
2011 has only cemented things for jozif with his ‘Sunrise’ EP on InFiné
spanning a plethora of musical influences and paving the way for his second
Infiné release, the emotive ‘Lady B’ EP, as well as a debut EP for the LA
based tastemakers Culprit, both of which will be out later this year. jozif
rounded off the first half of 2011 with projects including ‘Twilight’ with R&B
and soul singer Terri Walker on This Is Music and on mixing duty for this
2011’s We Love Compilation CD. Recent remixes on My Favourite Robot,
Compost and Mobilee alongside upcoming remixes for Shonky on Culprit, Soul
Clap & Tanner Ross on No.19 and Rui Da Silva, have secured his spot as a
talented remixer. An artist who himself refuses to define or describe his sound
and rightly so...the music plays testament to the fact that it is there to be
heard and felt...not labelled.
Nick Maleedy’s altruistic fascination with electronic music saw him quickly wean an instinctive ear on a diet of dark and dubby house and develop a sound and style that reeks of moody, intelligent and experimental flavour. This intriguing sound, melded with Nick’s refined and unassuming manner makes for an interesting ambience and even more interesting dancefloor experience whenever his sets hit the room.
Nick and co-promoter Nix Venter began Excuse the Mess Productions in early 2008. The series of exclusively underground club nights has played host in some of London’s best clubs and secret venues. The launch party at an undisclosed Central London loft location was the hottest buzz for months, and quickly amassed a loyal following of discerning clubbers to join the Messy Crew.
Nick has already had the pleasure of mixing alongside some of Europe’s finest; Pan-Pot, Glimpse, MyMy, Matthew Styles, Thomas Schumacher, Ralf Kollmann, Danton Eeprom, Hector, Burnski and Giles Smith. His penchant for deep house, stripped down techno and tribal grooves sees him mix and match a sophisticated playlist taking inspiration from the likes of Matthias Kaden, Luciano, Loco Dice, Sebo K, Jamie Jones, Clive Henry, Mathias Tanzmann and Daniel Stefanik.
Nicks movements for the next few months will take him deep into the realms of production, where he’s thrown out the book and is quietly making imminent sounds from within.
Goa ( India ) is famous for its beautiful beaches, nightlife and now Aneesh Gera.From his humble beginnings in music at the age of 17, Aneesh quickly earned a reputation for pushing the envelope at his DJ gigs and bringing underground music to the top of his playlists.
After working with every major club in India’s party capital, Aneesh began to tour the country developing a large fan base. Adding many accolades to his name such, being named as INDIA’s DJ OF THE WEEK / working alongside Grammy award winning superstar ASHANTI and being invited by the legendary MINISTRY OF SOUND to do a guest mix and interview for MINISTRY OF SOUND RADIO / GLOBAL UNDERGROUND RADIO.
Aneesh soon became a permanent fixture with all things BIG in India and aboard, from the SUNBURN FESTIVAL ( post / pre parties ) to BACARDI’s massive concerts. He has performed with A list artists such as SULTAN / D RAMIREZ / SONNY WHARTON / STEVE LAWLER / JOHN 00 FLEMING / ANIL CHAWLA / ARJUN VAGALE / DALE ANDERSON / JIMMY KENNEDY / D-NOX / HANNA HANSEN / LEE BURRIDGE / FUTURISTIC POLAR BEARS ...
With a hectic DJ schedule including his residency with THE WEEKEND MILLIONAIRE and famous SECRET PARTY PROJECT events in the UNITED KINGDOM . Fashion TV / MTV / SUBMERGE / VH1 / BLUE FROG - India’s largest night club, who have hosted ARMIN VAN BURREN / BT / ABOVE & BEYOND / GMS / MARKUS SCHULZ / PENDULUM, where Aneesh performed with GLOBAL UNDERGROUND’s ANIL CHAWLA & DALE ANDERSON for the 3 year anniversary party. Aneesh started the ultra chic event company MUSIC FACT3 in India, where they hosted a VIP New Years Eve party in association with MERCEDENZ BENZ & MINISTRY OF SOUND on a luxury yacht.
As a music producer, Aneesh has a solid foundation as he graduated with honours from the prestigious SAE INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE as an Audio Engineer.
This year ( 2011 ) has been the year Aneesh made his International debut as a UK music producer, signed to 4 major labels in EUROPE / UK / INDIA and URUGUAY. Releasing over 14 tracks in 2011, cementing himself on the International scene with massive remixes for JAYCE LEWIS ( EMI ) FUTURISTIC POLAR BEARS ( SUBLIMINAL RECORDS ) HAYLEY PARSONS ( MINISTRY OF SOUND / TOOLROOM ) ROSIE ROMERO ( VANDIT / BLACK HOLE ) DANIEL DONNELLY ( MIAMI HOUSE MUZIK ) etc. The impressive list of support he gets from the big boys in the industry speaks for itself, FEDDE LE GRAND / ANTOINE CLAMARAN / MICHAEL GRAY / STONEBRIDGE / CHRIS LAKE / MICHAEL WOODS / CEVIN FISHER / CARL KENNEDY / JASON HERD / JESSE VOORN / MICHAEL CASSETTE / OLIVER LANG / THE FLASH BROTHERS / DANIEL PORTMAN / KASEY TAYLOR / DAVE SEAMAN / DIBBY DOUGHERTY / KID MASSIVE / FRAN COSGRAVE / BENNY ROYAL / RALPH GOOD / DJ ROOG / GABI NEWMAN and many more ..
As a magazine once quoted “ This is one guy to watch out for ” and that’s exactly what we recommend you do !
Legend has it; he was discovered as a baby neatly wrapped up in a record box on a deserted beach in Ibiza . . .
All we know is electronic music pumps through his veins . . .
pablo started GLAM in 2006 at the Drayman in south east London with resident DJ's Studio B, Matt Paczenski & Ben Phelps with L BONGO J on percussion... featuring guest Dj's The Hoxton Whores, Jesse James, Orztroka and Greg Nottage
In September 2007 pablo alongside DJ Ramo took over 'The Hackney House Sessions' in a huge Edwardian Mansion in Hackney Fields and after four huge parties with some amazing DJ's including Kerry Wallace, Nick Maleedy, Live Tech Rebelz, Tulani, DJ Ramo aka Omar Bicane and Jasmine Childs they developed an astonishing following, The House Sessions allowed Pablo the chance to entertain the crowds with a blend of deep dubby house, breakbeat and techno using both vinyl and newly developed digital setups.
Breaking into the London music scene in 2008 with a 12 month residency at London's Smartie partie, saw pablo wowing the dance floor with his percussive tech and deep dubby groove driven house, being the only DJ still playing vinyl for SP brought great admiration from both clubbers and fellow DJ's. Pablo finished off his 12 month stint playing the closing set on SP's infamous boat party....
With sets following at Ministry of Sound for ANUJA DEEP, The End, Public Life, The Zap, Cargo, NOMAD, Den & Centro, Scala, The Aquarium, Volks Club, Egg, Pacha, Drayman, THAT, The Custard Factory, Russian bar, Turnmills and loads of warehouses, car parks and secret locations along the way.
pablo has embraced new technology and kicked off 2011 playing out using a full on live digital setup and with the launch of his own party State in January at Shoreditch's coolest little venue Nomad. with Headline sets from Nick Maleedy, SAMANTHA, Leroy Roberts, Ryan Winters and of course residents pablo godfredo and DJ Ramo they packed out Nomad until 5am. With several successful parties across the capital State finishes the year in spectacular style with secret party in Ibiza in September before taking a break for pablo to get stuck into the studio.
With his first release "the humans are dead" due out on 66khz Productions this Spring pablo godofredo is only just getting started.. . .