We can now announce East London based The Troxy, as our venue for NYE in the capitol.
Despite the multitude of music spaces dotted around the capital, few can lay claim to such a varied and impressive history as The Troxy, situated just East of the City. The Troxy has seen a wide array of uses since its inception in 1933 as one of George Coles’ grand cinemas, which was at the time the largest in the entire country. It has run the gamut from glamorous film screenings to an opera house, a Mecca bingo hall and now, in the present day, a host venue for special one-off shows. Recent years have seen the likes of New Order, Bonobo, Pixies and soon to be Flying Lotus all utilising the venue. On December 31st dollop will be joining their ranks as they throw their inaugural London New Year’s Eve party at The Troxy.
With a vast space and the original art-deco interior still intact, as well as a fully retooled PA system that makes use of the excellent acoustic design, not to mention five bars, The Troxy makes a welcome change from more commonplace venues, serving as a truly unique location in which to see 2012 out. With headliner Julio Bashmore the sole announced so far, but plenty more heavy-hitters to come, it makes perfect sense for dollop to join that rich lineage, investing in a timeless venue as it looks to move forward into the new year.
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2nd Release – £15.00
3rd Release – £20
To have the audacity to go and get KICK DRUM tattooed on your knuckles, you’d come away looking a tad foolish if you couldn’t back it up with the requisite production chops. Fortunately Blawan, who first sat behind a percussion kit aged 10, has got a very firm grip on how to really make a beat knock hard; this is a man who is acutely aware of the potency of a driving rhythm, and one who has gained notoriety for the chest-rattling thumps that can be found right across his body of work, from early Hessle Audio 12″ ‘Fram/Iddy’ right through to the recently released ‘His He She & She EP’ on Will Bankhead’s Hinge Finger label, which contains the ubiquitous club smash ‘Why They Hide Their Bodies Under My Garage?‘ Despite only releasing music for a relatively short amount of time, the Sheffield native has already garnered much acclaim for his refreshing output, most notably for last year’s breakout smash Getting Me Down, which won the coveted top spot on Resident Advisor‘s Tracks Of 2011.
Bucking the popular trend of flowing freely between genres, behind the decks Blawan leans heavily on the techno side of the spectrum, often plumbing the depths of extremely dark, relentless 4/4 tracks before surfacing for air. In doing so, he has become one of the most sought-after DJs working in electronic music today, slotting in as comfortably with Ben Klock and Marcel Dettmann, residents at Berlin’s famed techno mecca Berghain, as with current contemporaries such as Boddika and Objekt. Check out the man in action below, playing what has been heralded as one of the most memorable and impressive Boiler Room sets in years.
Blawan with join forces with Scuba and Jackmaster plus many more still yet to be announced to play at the final dollop of the year at Stealth on December 7th. For more information & tickets check out the dollop NottinghamFacebook event.
Jack Revill – Jackmaster to you & I – is many things to many people: a faithful employee at Rubadub record store since the age of 14, where he still puts shifts in during rare periods of downtime; one of the team running Numbers Records, an imprint behind some of the finest electronic music released this decade; a Rinse FM regular; and one of the UK’s most well-loved selectors, a man famed for his seemingly infallible ability to set a party alight with staggering ease.
That said, his reputation as a surefire crowd-pleaser belies the depth of his musical knowledge and ability to move seamlessly between progenitors and protégés. Jackmaster’s passion for the earliest strains of house and techno sets him apart from the crowd, as witnessed on last year’s Fabriclive #57 CD where tracks from the likes of Model 500, CLS and Anthony ‘Shake’ Shakir sat comfortably amongst newer cuts from SBTRKT, Martyn and fellow Glaswegian Hudson Mohawke. In the live arena he’s no different, as likely to play a rare Drexciya 12″ as he is Jay-Z. A stellar example of his versatility can be seen in a mix recorded with Hessle Audio’s Ben UFO earlier this year, where the pair deviated from their usual peak-time billing and chose instead to open proceedings, crafting a slowly unfurling mix that is testament to his skill as a DJ at a considerably lower tempo and deeper mood:
Jackmaster’s inexorable rise to the top has been a pleasure to witness and, suffice to say, we are thrilled to have the man back on board for what promises to be another incendiary set. If you seek to be educated as well as entertained while dancing, then make every effort to catch him play alongside Scuba and many more on December 7th at Stealth for dollop. We’ll leave the last word to Jack:
“One of the best clubs and venues to play in the UK, easily. Can’t wait.”