After a year of partying together us people behind Fragment, Good Block and Wholemeal have decided to unite partying forces to present you with an alternative route to success this NYE.
We’re currently keeping a ton of little extra’s under wraps until nearer the time but as an introduction we’ve got our hands on a new space up on the Dalston party-mile until the hours of new years day. All 9 or so of us will be bringing down the tunes to celebrate what’s been another bloody good year.
This Saturday we’re back to The Alibi for believe it or not our 12th month. This month we’re bringing back good friend and man of all things East London, Anthony Chalmers (God Don’t Like It, Power Lunches) for a few hours of big tunes to get your drunkenness on to. Alongside Chalmers residents Real Close, Moman and Mad as Hell will be filling in the gaps until 3am.
As always we’re completely free all night – for more information head over to the Facebook event here.
This Wednesday creators of all things genius, POKE London will be putting on a display of excellence down at the new Hackney House venue in Shoreditch. To celebrate the day’s event we’re teaming up with them to put on a superb evening of music to sign things off.
Early on the night will kick off with a live performance from the brilliant Slow Club followed by Rich Foe from Dollop spinning the tune caldron as well as our very own Real Close and POKE DJs, Disco Volcano B2B with Scorsese. They’ll also be a super additional disco set from Dalston Superstore’s very own DJ Squeaky.
The whole evening event is completely free and comes equipped with some top secret fancy additions we’ll announce on the day. To apply for one of the limited (and selling out very quickly) tickets click here to register.
Our pals in the hood Good Block are back for a special Summer party!
After their brilliant run down at The Social they’re taking over Dalston’s Ridley Road Market Bar for a free Saturday spectacular. Expect to get your ear round some Lazer Funk, Boogie, Disco, Electro, Hip Hop, Tropical, Afrobeat, Dancehall – whatever.
Cheap Red Stripe and Mojitos all night long!
8pm – 2am / Free Entry.
This Friday see’s the beginning of Dollop’s Detroit series take flight at London Fields premier Netil House establishment. Each night in the series features a fine influential father of the Detroit Techno movement alongside a string of essential support acts.
Alongside the magic of being there, every set is being recorded and streamed live on the Boiler Room, providing the perfect visual history for future laptop party needs.
Taking over for event No.1:
- Juan Atkins (Model 500/Flintstones/Magic Juan)
- Simian Mobile Disco
- Dave Congreve (Soma)
- Charles Drakeford (NTS / Boiler Room)
- LIXO (Get Me)
Just as my liver started up again after Dollop’s Netil House/Rustie combo they hit us all with another reason to get our drunkard dance boots on again. In aid of this Summer’s Garden Festival in Croatia the Dollop super-team are putting on a jam down at Corsica Studios (Friday 20th April) with very special takeover guests Eglo Records.
For more information on the full line-up and tickets head over to the Dollop site here or the Facebook event here.
Fragment favourite’s TOY are playing XOYO tonight alongside the brilliant Savages. Get your tickets here and check out a new track of the forthcoming album, recorded for TOPMAN – ‘When I Went Back’ above.
The first time we attended a Dollop night in London, good friends of ours The Invisible were playing, one of us ended up drinking the equivalent of the Thames in rum and I forgot how to get home. Probably one of the best night’s of our lives. So it gives us great pleasure to chat about their next big party to kick-start the summer down at Netil House next to London’s trendy triangular London Fields park.
Entertaining the masses will be Guardian love-child Rustie, Numbers new bad-man Koreless (who’s playing above), South London Ordance, Boiler Rooms Charles Drakeford and the pricelss Leisure DJ crew.
For more information on Dollop and their plans for the whole of Summer in London and the rest of the UK check out the promo video below, their Facebook page here, or if your that way inclined totally follow them on Twitter at @dollop_uk.
Returning to The Socials dance-filthy basement this Friday is a new Fragment favourite, Good Block. Including a fine host of turntable matadors, enough whisky to fill a paddling pool and tunes from out-of-this-hemisphere – it’s ‘fucking’ un-missable. The promo says, “Expect 70′s/80′s/90′s: Disco, Boogie, House, Hip Hop, Electro, Lazer Funk, Afrobeat” so basically the whole of your local HMV, in your eardrums, in one evening.
They’ve even got the Gigolo Medina down who did a beauty of a mix for us a few months back – listen to that above yeah.
Charles Drakeford (NTS Radio / Wholemeal)
Bradley Zero (Rhythm Section / Boiler Room)
Tom Esselle (Wholemeal)
Sean O’Rourke (dollop / Good Block)
Gigolo Medina (Wholemeal)
Peter & Axel Foely (Good Block)
This coming Saturday myself, under the every brilliant title of ‘Real Close’ will be shredding some 60′s down at pals Alibi’s 2nd birthday. After two years of ruining dreams, and your favourite pair of shoes it’s set to be a real belter. Free Booze, late close and a ton of cracking tunes.
There’s more info on it all here: https://www.facebook.com/events/197595390342565/
With tonight’s Double Denim/Royal Albert Hall takeover in just a few hours, the new NZCA LINES video has landed just on time to get us even more excited. Directed by Mr. Robert Self and produced by Sir. Leo Stamps it’s a true cracker for a very cracking new outfit.
This Friday signals 10 years of the brilliance that is Futureboogie. Formed in Bristol back in 2001 the clubbing factory now churns out radio shows, management, A-class parties and a ton of other extremely exciting things for your ear joy. Friday’s sold out secret party will feature Fragment favourites, Julio Bashmore, Waifs and Strays, Christophe and Lukas and new party fighters Behling and Simpson.
Team Fragment will be down on the night, snapping and reviewing our hearts out – preparing for the hangover might not be so easy.
To get you in the mood early, here’s something nicely remixed from headliner Bashmore.
For those of you who didn’t make the epic Numbers party back in December, here’s the fantastic live set from Mr. Party Jackmaster.
“Here’s the long promised recording of my set from the Numbers LDN warehouse party back in December of last year.
There were a few Serato technicals to start with, hence the reason for the first few tracks being played without any attempt to blend them, and because it was December, I played some of biggest tunes of the year as a kind of retrospective of one of the best years of UK music in history (IMO). I also put a few of the tracks that I rinsed heavily in my sets throughout 2011, plus the usual selection of surprises. For the same reason, there’s also a few blends from my Fabric CD and the RA mix.
We need to say a really big thanks to Black Atlantic and Red Bull, but most of all the troops who stayed till half past 6 in the morning singing along to all the tracks and dancing on top of their mates shoulders. You guys made one of the best parties we’ve ever been involved in so thanks very much.”
Festival promoters across the world are locking swords for another Summer of fury, fighting for the usual snooze fest of run-of-the-mill headliners. But this morning, Beacons Festival popped up with a line-up and setting not to be missed.
Featuring Roots Manuva, Junior Boys, Ghost Poet, Errors, the fantastic Factory Floor, Stay+, D/R/U/G/S (featured above), Jam City, Bok Bok as well as a further 40+ acts to be announced in mid-March, including Saturdays and Sundays headliners – Beacons looks set to be a cracker.