Thursday, 21 July 2011
After much procrastination and some pontification, Beyond the Stars has teamed up with some old friends and is finally getting a night that reflects the musical persuasion of the blog off the ground.
The night is THUNDER and is ostensibly about house, underground house and variations thereof . Think Chicago and Clink Street, Detroit and Dalston, SoHo NYC and Soho LDN. Think bass, think basements, think sweat, think smoke and strobes.
It will not be a retro party though. Good music from across the ages will be played. 1985 is relevant but so is tomorrow.
We hope to have a party around four times a year. The DJs will be Beyond the Stars friends Joseph Apted, Rick Hopkins, and of Miles Simpson, along with one carefully chosen guest for each event.
The first THUNDER party will happen on Saturday 13th August with Neville Watson as guest. Fresh from conquering the Panorama Bar in Berlin last weekend and Bob Beaman Club in Munich this weekend, it will be a pleasure to hear Neville’s trademark jacking sound, which has brought his recordings acclaim on labels such Rush Hour, Clone, Poker Flat and Dissident, in small, sweaty Dalston basement.
Rick Hopkins was previously resident at Andy Weatherall’s nights Blood Sugar and Haywire, and has played more techno influenced sounds all over the country and beyond. Joseph Apted was resident at the long running disKomatiK parties. And Miles Simpson? Well the less said about him the better.
The first party will take place in Visions Video Bar, on Kingsland Road in Dalston, is a classic East London acid house venue. Compact, low ceilinged, underground, and with a realness that comes with being owned by a former DJ since the late 80s. It’s the sort of venue we always hope to use.
We will also behaving a FREE pre-Party at the great new pub Junction Room pub, almost next door from 8pm-11pm, with music supplied by the Legendary Children.
There is an invite on Resident Advisor >>here<<
And you can join our Facebook Group >>here<<
Oh and the amazing artwork is from the very talented Neil ‘Best Ever’ Edward
Hope to see you at THUNDER soon.