Wax’d with Sven Weisemann

November 28, 2013

Sven WeisemannWax’d with Sven Weisemann
Friday 13 December 2013
Dance Tunnel, 95 Kingsland High Street

10pm until late

Sven Weisemann
+ Wax’d residents:
Nick P Warren
George Gregory

TICKETS:

Resident Advisor: http://bit.ly/1beQCei
Ransom Note: http://bit.ly/1gf3qGj

Hot off the heels of the release of his deeper-than-deep Inner Motions album, the consistently excellent Sven Weisemann joins us at Dance Tunnel on Friday 13th December to help us celebrate our fourth birthday!

As RA said: “Inner Motions shows the skill of a producer absolutely comfortable with his own artistic vision. Everything about the LP sounds unhurried, every sound given the time it needs to make its point without ever straying into self-indulgence. It’s a beautiful, unique expression of dub techno that exceeds the sum of its unassuming parts.”

And he’s not a bad DJ either! A mainstay at many of the hallowed venues in his home town, including Berghain, Panorama Bar, ://about blank, Prince Charles, Club der Visionaere and Tresor, this is a rare chance to catch Sven spin in the intimate confines of our favourite Dalston basement.

As ever, support will be provided by Wax’d residents Nick P Warren and George Gregory.

We’ve put a small amount of advance tickets on sale, but as usual, we’re holding most back for the door. The Tunnel fills up very fast, so we would definitely recommend buying in advance!

Advance tickets: £5
Door admission: £5 before 11pm / £8 thereafter

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Wax’d with XDB

August 29, 2013

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Wax’d with XDB
Saturday 21 September 2013
Dance Tunnel, 95 Kingsland High Street
10pm until late

XDB
+ Wax’d residents:
Nick P Warren
George Gregory

Wax’d returns to Dance Tunnel on Saturday 21st September with another very special guest in the form of XDB.

XDB, aka Kosta Athanassiadis, is one of those names usually mentioned in the same breath as the much over-used phrase “a DJ’s DJ” – however in this case the hype is truly warranted. Kosta’s DJ sets take in a wide spectrum of sounds but retain a consistent flow and level of energy that often eludes his peers – something that is testament to his many years of experience behind the decks and an encyclopedic knowledge of electronic music.

Production-wise, Kosta has released some stunning records this year on labels such as Sistrum, Finale Sessions and his own consistently great Metrolux Music imprint, and has a back catalogue of musical gems on labels like Echocord, Aim, Wave Music, Dolly and Harbour City Sorrow.

Kosta is a DJ that has been on our wish list for a while, and the intimate confines of our favourite Dalston basement will provide the perfect setting to hear him work his musical magic.

As ever, support will be provided by Wax’d residents Nick P Warren and George Gregory.

Advance tickets: £7 from Resident Advisor
Door admission: £5 before 11pm / £10 thereafter

Check the Facebook event page for more info.

Wax’d resident Nick P Warren will be playing alongside Dial and Smallville boss Lawrence at Dance Tunnel on Saturday 1st June. More info here.

He has also put together Dance Tunnel Mix 003 – an hour of deep, hypnotic grooves:

Dance Tunnel Mix 003 // Nick P Warren by Dance Tunnel on Mixcloud

Wax'd with Patrice Scott

Wax’d presents Patrice Scott
Saturday 4 May 2013
Dance Tunnel, 95 Kingsland High Street
10pm – 5am

Wax’d returns to Dance Tunnel on bank holiday Saturday 4th May with a special extended set from one of our all-time favourite DJs – Detroit’s very own Patrice Scott.

Patrice runs one of the most consistently excellent record labels around, Sistrum Recordings, and, as well as being an outstanding producer, is one of the best DJs we’ve had the privilege of hearing.

When he’s in Europe, Patrice can usually be found spinning at the likes of Panorama Bar and Fabric, so this is a rare chance to see him do his thing in such an intimate space. Patrice will be digging deep into his record collection for us to play an extended three-hour set through Dance Tunnel’s expertly-tuned Funktion 1 soundsystem.

We’ve put a limited number of advance tickets on sale, and the rest will be on the door. Those of you who came to our February party with Smallville’s Julius Steinhoff will know it was a roadblock, so we would recommend buying a ticket in advance or coming early on the night.

£7 advance tickets available from Resident Advisor
Door admission: £5 before 11pm / £10 thereafter

Check our Facebook page for more info.

Wax’d presents Smallville

December 19, 2012

Wax'd present Smallville

Wax’d presents Smallville
Friday 22 February 2013
Dance Tunnel, 95 Kingsland Road
10pm till late
£7/£8 adv / £10 OTD

Wax’d returns for 2013 bigger and better than ever, in a brand spanking new venue and with the man behind of one of our favourite record labels – Smallville.

Julius Steinhoff is one half of Smallpeople, alongside Dionne, and since 2005 has run the Smallville label and record shop in Hamburg with Peter Kersten, aka Lawrence.

As well as releasing RA’s 18th best album of 2012 and running RA’s 15th best label of 2012, Julius also finds time to play regularly in some of the best clubs in Europe, including Panorama Bar, Robert Johnson, Club der Visionäere and hometown favourite Golden Pudel.

He is truly one of the best DJs around – check his Smallpeople podcast from last year here: http://bit.ly/XICsvH

Did we mention RA also put this in their top 10 mixes of 2012?

To quote RA: “The guys behind Smallville know what they like, and there’s nothing wrong with that. You could call it all “deep house,” but wouldn’t that miss the point? This is understated, mature and emotionally complex music, which just so happens to have a perfect groove.”

We are very excited to be moving to a new space in the heart of Dalston for this party. Dance Tunnel is a brand new intimate basement club from the team behind Dalston Superstore, with a mammoth, crystal-clear soundsystem. This place is set to become one of E8’s best small club spaces and we are seriously excited to call it home.

Capacity is very limited for this party. Advance tickets will be available via RA – there will be a limited number of early birds for £7, and after that tickets will be £8 in advance or £10 on the door.

Wax’d 3rd Birthday
Friday 7 December 2012
The Horse & Groom, Shoreditch
9pm – 4am
Free before 10pm / £4/5 after

Luv*Jam (Rawax, We Play House, Skylax, Crow Castle Cuts)
Nick P Warren (Wax’d)
GNG – live
Chris Wan

Three years already? They grow up so fast!

Yes, that’s right – it’s been three whole years since we first packed our record bags and decamped to Whitechapel for the night, throwing an all night party above The Castle pub on Commercial Road back in December 2010.

Little did we know what we’d started. What began with an idea for an intimate party showcasing the music we love took us from a steamy room full of friends dancing to forgotten house gems until the sun rose over a frozen East London, to disused public toilets and a whole host of long-forgotten dark smokey basements. Settling into our most recent home at the Horse & Groom, the last year has seen us throw some unforgettable parties with some of our favourite DJs, including Ethyl, Flori, Miles Sagnia, Jane Fitz and Juergen Junker.

Three years on, and none the wiser, we have put together a very special line up to celebrate our birthday in style. As our headliner, we are extremely excited to welcome Luv*Jam, aka Mr Andy Cole.

Andy has been putting out some of our favourite slices of wax under various aliases over the last couple of years, including the amazing Crow Castle Cuts and Dream House series. As Luv*Jam he has released on We Play House, Phonica, Throne of Blood, Skylax and more, and has new EPs coming out on Rawax and Chiwax over the coming months.

His eclectic, epic DJ style encompassing the deepest dreamy house and electronica has seen him play clubs and festivals across the world including Fabric, Bestival and Space Ibiza, where he holds down a residency at We Love, as well as throwing his own parties in unusual surroundings such as concrete bunkers, Berlin’s River Spree and enchanted mountain forests.

In support we have ever-reliable Wax’d resident Nick P Warren, as well as mysterious London-based producer GNG playing his debut live set, and we welcome back a friendly face from the early days of Wax’d in the shape of Chris Wan. And we’ll be adding a few special touches to the venue. It is our birthday after all.

Tickets on sale via RA, or click attending on this page and we’ll stick you on the concessions list. Thanks for all your support over the last three years – see you down the front!

Wax'd presents: Juergen Junker

Wax’d
Friday 13 July 2012
The Horse & Groom, Shoreditch
9pm – 4am
Free before 10pm / £4/5 after

Juergen Junker (Laid, Neurhythmics, Naïf)
Nick P Warren (Wax’d)
Andy Richardson (Wax’d)

LINKS: Facebook // RA

We return to the Horse & Groom on Friday 13 July with one of our most exciting special guests yet, a DJ and producer responsible for some of our favourite records of the last few years on some of our favourite labels.

London-based German Juergen Junker will be playing an extended three hour set for us, and having played dates in the last year at the likes of Panorama Bar, Cookies, fabric and Plastic People, we feel very privileged to have him down to play at our intimate little disco.

Although he has been pushing his sound since the early ‘90s, you are probably most likely to know Juergen for his outstanding split EP with Lowtec on Laid last year which showcased his unique take on deep house, mixing together layered percussion, warm textures and hypnotic chord flourishes to mindblowing effect.

So the story goes, Juergen was signed up for this release after impressing Dial head honchos Lawrence, Efdemin and Carsten Jost at a Sud Electronic party a couple of years back, and given that his sets seamlessly fuse together disco, house, his own edits and a healthy dose of Chicago’s jack, we can’t say we’re surprised. Efdemin even went on to sign him for another stunning release on his naïf imprint later in the year.

Juergen has also made a name for himself via the heavily percussive Detroit-leaning material released on his own Neurhythmics imprint, which he launched in 2001. He continues to use this as an outlet for his own material and that of other forward-thinking producers – be sure to check the label’s latest release from Roger 23 for a taster of what to expect.

Quick update here from Wax’d HQ – Nick P Warren will be returning to Dalston’s shiny new nightspot The Nest on Saturday 19 February alongside We Love resident Jem Haynes.

 
Set times to be confirmed shortly, but for now all the info you need can be found on Facebook (click attending for guestlist) or on The Nest’s website.

 
Keep your eyes peeled over the next week for an exclusive promo mix for the night – watch this space! Also planning some extra-special Spring/Summer Wax’d parties…more details to follow soon.

 

 

Wax’d: 05/11/10

October 20, 2010

Wax’d
Friday 5 November 2010
9pm – 3.30am
The Gramaphone
£5 entry

Chicago -> Detroit -> Berlin -> Shoreditch…

After an extended summer hiatus, Wax’d rolls back into town to kick off its winter 2010 season on Friday 5 November at The Gramaphone in Shoreditch.

Armed with stacks of fresh and forgotten vinyl, the Wax’d team will take over the intimate basement club of the Gramaphone in Shoreditch, just metres from Liverpool Street, Spitalfields market and Brick Lane.

Housed in a commercial building dating back to Victorian times, The Gramaphone displays original brick arches and stone slabs combined with wooden floors, a Funktion 1 soundsystem and a well stocked bar.

This space is the perfect fit for the deepest house sounds of Wax’d, as our residents dig deep in their crates for their unique blend of forgotten gems and modern cuts, with a number of special guests to be confirmed.

Get yourselves down early to ensure entry. See you on the dancefloor!

Wax’d: 12/06/10

May 13, 2010

Wax’d
Saturday 12 June 2010
9.30pm – 2am
The Star of Bethnal Green
Free before 10.30pm/£2 after

Chicago -> Detroit -> Berlin -> Bethnal Green…

As summer edges ever closer, Wax’d rolls into town for a night of the hottest underground house sounds at the East End’s finest boozer-come-club – The Star of Bethnal Green – on Saturday 12 June.

The Star’s intimate, industrial space is the perfect fit for the deepest house sounds of Chicago and Detroit, as our residents dig deep in their crates for their unique blend of forgotten gems and modern cuts, all with a firm foot in the underground.

Our last few parties have been really busy, so get yourselves down early to ensure entry. For those of you wanting to watch the England world cup game, The Star will be screening the match beforehand (7.30pm kick off), so come early, watch the game and get your dancing shoes ready!

Line up:

Nick P Warren (Wax’d)
Andy Richardson (Wax’d)