After taking a short break we’re back in the game with a new free monthly Friday night disco under the new name of Rounds. Each month our annual residents Moman, Real Close and Mad as Hell alongside the occasional special guest will be playing straight disco, funk and soul from 10pm till 3am.
We’re kicking things off Friday April 5th and would love to see you all down there.
For more information check out the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/333382650115057
2012/13 NYE combining the Fragment, Wholemeal and Good Block crews
Founded in 2009, Fragment was created in order to start publishing a quarterly independent culture newspaper which was pulled off successfully in 2010 with a thousand hand numbered copies. Distributed across London by hand it was our first finest hour, an amazing achievement we always knew we would never repeat due to money, time and other commitments.
Issue 1 is still available to read online here and featured, what we believed was an incredible volume of talent including The Invisible, Mount Kimbie, Gold Panda, Count & Sinden, Joe Bichard, Dan Swan, The Drums, Beth Jeans Houghton, Le Corps Mince de Francoise, Tim Sanders, Aniela Murphy, Three Trapped Tigers, Harvey Hartley and a few other brilliant articles.
Whilst all our newspaper process was in the works we decided to have a go at throwing party’s, which turned out to be our 2nd finest hour. Our first night began in the shallow depth’s of Shoreditch’s Horse & Groom and ran for 11 months. Alongside that we started to raise a ton of great press, including a merit from Smirnoff & Time Out for their yearly NYE recommendation (back then, we thought that was pretty cool).
After all that had blown past in what we called the ‘early days’ we moved up to Dalston’s Alibi, played Glastonbury, Bestival and Rockness. Brought friends and family to play some seriously seedy London ’boutique’ warehouses and drank all of London dry.
With that has come the pleasure of spinning records and drinking liquor with some of the country’s finest people including:
Phonica Records, Benga, Toddla T, Arveene (Kitsune), Friendly Fires, The Invisible, Wrong Tom, Jesse Rose, Hot Chip, Micachu, Riton, Jazzie B (Soul 2 Soul), Rich Foe, Mad as Hell, Anthony Chalmers, Frank Mitchell (This is Our House), Andy (Huntley & Palmers), Teamy, Tony Poland, Gary Spielberg, Double Denim Records, Sloth Boogie, Double A, Andy Peyton, Gigolo Medina, Off Modern, Caze Nove, Huntleys + Palmers DJ’s, Opuscule, HAUS to name a few.
In 2012 we decided to take a break from it all to concentrate on other stuff including a little t-shirt brand called TWIN and our agency work.
If you need us, we’re still around… probably at a bar.
A massive thanks must be noted to anyone and everyone that helped us put out the publication, The Alibi, the bouncers, the drink pourers, the DJs, friends, family, blogs, people who’ve come down for a boogie – all of you. We wouldn’t have done this without your support or drinking knowledge.
Here’s a lovely little quote on us from Mr. Rob Da Bank:
“After storming party’s up and down the country for the past few years, Fragment are back at Bestival for the third year on the trot. Never one to take themselves too seriously, expect to hear pretty much every genre available in the public domain leaning towards the party tip! Bring it!”
Rob da Bank – BBC Radio 1/Bestival
Our Party History:
The Alibi, Dalston
13 months of hangovers from September 2011 to November 2012
Horse & Groom, Shoreditch
11 months of hangovers from sometime in 2009 to sometime in 2010
Bestival 2011 – Arcadia Afterburner
Bestival 2010 – Hidden Disco
Rockness 2010 – Rizla Invisible Playaz Stage
Rockness 2009 – Rizla Invisible Playaz Stage
Bestival 2008 – Rizla Invisible Playaz Stage
London Fashion Week
Ben Sherman Show w/ Moman, Gary Powell (Libertines), Adam Ficek (Babyshambles)
Aubin and Wills at Selfridges – w/ Moman and James Fragment
Hackney House, Birthdays, The Alibi, Ridley Road Market Bar, Horse & Groom, The Social, Ginglik, The Rider, CAMP, Baby Bathouse, The Box & many more