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On Friday 7th June we will be celebrating our 9th Birthday at Stealth in Nottingham with a sell-out night featuring a line up of some of our favourite DJ’s.

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In a career that has spanned more than 15 years Kieran Hebden, better known as Four Tet, has consistently strived for innovation.  His earlier work was fearlessly experimental yet decidedly niche in its audience, although recent years have seen him recognised for what he really is: a modern pioneer of electronic music. Seamlessly incorporating an eclectic array of influences to create music that is at once idiosyncratic whilst remaining danceable, Hebden’s 6 albums have enjoyed universal acclaim; simultaneously making him a sought after collaborator by the equally visionary Thom York and Burial.. His diverse appeal has crossed over into his DJ’ing abilities, with the Four Tet name appearing atop the bills of nearly every music focussed club in the world. Equally likely to feature contemporary techno as he is jazz or rough and ready UKG, Hebden DJ sets are something to behold.


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Peter O’Grady a.k.a Joy Orbison, achieved instant recognition back in 2009 following the release of the seminal ‘Hyph Mngo’, which effortlessly melded parts of dubstep into house, finding its way into the records bags of everyone from Dollop favourite Oneman, to prog-house legend Sasha. O’Grady’s output since then has proved that was no flash in the pan, with each subsequent release garnering endless plaudits and selling out in record time. Somehow joining the dots between early rave and hardcore, Berlin Techno and classic house, O’ Grady channels these elements into tunes which have consistently reached anthemic status.


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Justin Martin has been delivering quality bass heavy house music for nearly a decade, but it is only with last years fantastic ‘Ghettos and Gardens’ that he truly broke through. His distinctive style finding favour in a scene now infatuated with low end, the likes of ‘Don’t Go’ and ‘The Gurner’  become bona fide club smashes last year. As co-owner of Dirtybird alongside Claude VonStroke, the San-Franciscan has helped nurture the career’s of the likes of Julio Bashmore and Eats Everything, who is now his regular DJ partner and collaborator. The creme de la creme as far as party ready house music goes, the dance floor is always in safe hands when Martin’s on the decks.


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One third of one of the most agenda setting labels of recent times, Hessle Audio, Ben UFO has scaled the same heights as Pearson Sound and Pangaea, without a single production to his name. Instead he has done so by carving a reputation as one of the finest DJ’s of his generation. With a record collection that audiophiles twice his age would envy, Ben UFO’s sets continually surprise in their track selection although they are eternally underpinned by immaculate mixing. The release of this year’s incendiary Fabric mix confirmed Ben UFO’s pedigree, not only as a DJ but as a taste marker. Now to be heard jumping off at the murky end of Bass Music and submerging himself deep in to techno, where Ben UFO leads, much of the UK underground follows.


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Brighton’s Maxxi Soundsystem (a.k.a. Sam Watts) came through the ranks first as a promoter in his hometown, putting on parties with everyone from Mulletover to Tensnake, eventually earning some kudos for his productions with ‘Criticize’ back in 2010. Since that track gained airplay on Radio 1, its all been a bit of a whirlwind for Watts, who has now had releases on some of house music’s leading labels including; Futureboogie, Hypercolour, Hot Natured and Maceo Plex’s Ellum. With his sleazy funk and disco indebted tunes finding favour with record label bosses and music listeners alike, the sky is the limit for Maxxi Soundsystem.


Catch all of these great DJ’s and much more at dollop’s 9th Birthday this Friday at Stealth.

(Words: Christian Murphy).

More info: dollop 9th Birthday facebook event.

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Everywhere Info & Set Times

On Sunday May 5th 2013 we are hosting our largest ever event: “Everywhere”.

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The last one hundred Everywhere tickets will be available on the door of the Daytime Terrace Party (on Sunday 5th May from 2pm). Tickets will be one per person, and are priced at £40 inclusive of all booking fees. Unfortunately we cannot process card payments so payment is cash only.

Please bring ID to prove your age (we only accept photo driving licences or passports).

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Here is all of the information you should require:


Prior to the main Everywhere event on Sunday May 5th we are hosting a Daytime Outdoor Terrace Party at The Rescue Rooms from 2pm until 8pm – featuring Maribou State, Loefah (Disco Set) & Special Guests. More info: Everywhere Daytime Terrace Party Facebook Event.

We are also operating a wristband-exchange at The Rescue Rooms Bar from 2pm-8pm, and we recommend all ticket holders/e-ticket holders come and exchange their tickets for wristbands. This will cut down the queue-times later on.

Please note:

  • ALL email collections must bring the following forms of ID: Ticket reference number (on an email), photo ID (for all ticket holders), debit/credit card.
  • If a collection is for more than one ticket – all people MUST be present – for example we cannot cross off 2 tickets out of a 5 ticket order because it causes a nightmare later on at the gate, when the original ticket holder isn’t present.
  • People can give their ticket to someone else – but only if they are also present with the person they are giving it to, and with the following forms of ID: collection/reference number on an email, photo ID (both parties) & debit/credit card.

More info: Everywhere Daytime Wristband Exchange Facebook Event.

(Please note: All times are subject to change).

& lots more TBC.


Each venue is subject to the capacity of each room, so please make sure you get there early for acts you specifically want to see.


Last re-entry to Rock City, The Rescue Rooms & Stealth is STRICTLY 4am, so if you want to end your night at any of these venues please arrive in plenty of time.


Tweet us your photos and highlights using the hashtag #everywherefestival @dollop_UK.
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We will be updating this post with more information as it comes in – so check back for more info. Also visit:

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Kurupt FM Interview – MC Sniper & DJ Beats

People Just Do Nothing is a documentary following MC Sniper, DJ Beats and the rest of the ‘chamunity’ as they struggle to make a name for themselves with their pirate radio station, Kurupt FM.

We are pleased to welcome Kurupt FM Takeover at dollop present… EVERYWHERE in Nottingham on Sunday May 5th, 2013.

dollop: Alright boys thanks for chatting to dollop. Where are we talking to you from today?

Sniper: Yes bruvva. We’re just plotting at Kurupt FM HQ. Location is a secret so we can’t tell you that obviously.

Beats: Although they bated it out in that BBC thing a bit.

S: Yeah but we moved it since then.

B: Did we?

S: Nah shut up, if we say we did…

B: Oh yeah, we did. Definitely.

S: Cut all that. Just keep the first bit.

dollop: How have your lives changed since being on BBC 3?

S: It’s mad. Completely different now. I mean, obviously we’re still doing the same thing – keeping Kurupt FM going and everything but there’s been all this other stuff aswell. Like we did a guest mix on 1Xtra one time… and we did a couple of clubnights which we even got paid for, so…

B: Did we?

S: Yeah, I did.

dollop: How was doing legit radio instead of pirate?

B: Much easier. Cos if you drop a clanger, which Steves was doing constantly, then they just cut it out.

S: Yeah but they also cut all of my stuff. We killed it for about 2 hours and they cut it down to 25 minutes. They should have just put the whole set up really but then I reckon they’d probably get loads of complaints.

B: Yeah complaints about the other DJs not being anywhere near as good.

S: Exactly, that’s what I mean.

dollop: I’ve heard some people saying they think you’re just having a laugh with all of this. What have you got to say to that?

S: Obviously I’m naturally very charismatic so that’s probably what they’re talking about. I’m always telling jokes and that…

B: Go on, tell one now.

S: Ah………… Nah, I’m more off the cuff.

B: Like a cufflink.

S: See that? That’s the sort of thing we’re doing. Wordplay. Mine are usually better than that one though.

dollop: It all looks like a smooth operation from the outside but being in Kurupt must get stressful sometimes. Whats the biggest row you guys have ever had?

S: We don’t really argue. Sometimes I have to discipline the boys but there’s not really arguments cos they know that I am always right. This sort of lifestyle can be quite hectic and there’s dramas every now and then.

B: Tell them about Steves.

S: Yeah we got into radio this morning and Steves had burnt a massive hole in the sofa. Like, half of the whole sofa was melted away.

B: He was saying he can’t sleep unless he is blazing.

S: Fair enough if you want to smoke before bed and that. But he’s been going sleep with a lit zoot in his mouth so that he stays buzzing through the whole night.

B: Fire hazard.

dollop: What’s the most reloads you’ve ever done on a tune?

B: 23.

S: Any more is ridiculous.

dollop: What’s the hairiest situation you’ve gotten yourselves in doing pirate radio?

S: One time I got a death threat to my phone. Which was pretty intense but like I say, when you have this sort of lifestyle…

B: It was Miche’s mum in the end weren’t it?

S: Yeah but I didn’t know that at the time otherwise I wouldn’t have been worried. I’d batter Miche’s mum, she’s tiny.

dollop: (for Sniper) If you could clash anyone in history on the mic, who would it be?

S: Future included? Probably myself then. Like, if they had the technology to clone me then I’d be interested to clash a clone of myself. Cos I reckon you’d see that even if you cloned the body, the lyrics are actually something beyond my physical form. Beyond what scientists can understand.

B: Definitely. More spiritual. Can’t clone that.

S: Well, you don’t know that. Who knows what the government are keeping from us.

dollop: (for Sniper again) I know everyone here is excited to get Kurupt in Nottingham on Sunday. Do you reckon you could drop us an exclusive little 16 to commemorate it?

S: Monday is the day that we roll! Tuesday we take total control! Wednesday take back the track! Thursday sit back relax! Friday put down the m.i.c and go raving to a bit of house and g! Sunday we recommend – get down to Everywhere for the mix and blend!!!!!

B: AHAHAA!!! Remixed it!

S: You like that yeah? Didn’t have Saturday in there cos it wouldn’t have worked. But basically just rest on Saturday probably, if you’re going out on the Sunday.

B: Yeah, you wouldn’t go out two days in a row. Save yourself.

S: Like a virgin.

B: Madonna.

dollop: Nottingham’s well known for supposedly having a 2 to 1 girl to boy ratio. What have you got in store for all the ladies that will be in attendance at EVERYWHERE?

S: We’re used to 4 man to a girl battery sort of situation so yeah, gonna be weird for us. Obviously we’ll be bringing along Fantasy, Decoy, Chabuds and that. They’ll probably take the ones that we don’t want.

B: Yeah we get first dibs though cos we’re management level.

S: I get first dibs and you get second.

B: Yeah, I get first dibs of the ones Sniper doesn’t want. So if he says no, then come find me. Look forward to meeting you all.

(Words: Christian Murphy).

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