Marcel Vogel begged his mother two decades ago to buy him those belt driven second hand turntables and a Gemini mixer, so he could waste all his money on vinyl and work in clothes stores rather than becoming a doctor or whatever normal people do for a living. Lucky for us that obsession eventually turned into his label Lumberjacks in Hell with a loyal following across the globe. While Lumberjacks leads a secret life of it’s own with an ever surprising catalogue of summer filling anthems, Vogel shares his time between touring, being a father and surprisingly much time in the studio with his production partner Tim Jules working on remixes for the likes of Phenomenal Handclap Band, Hans Nieswandt or Girls of the Internet. While his own productions combine throwbacks of R&B, Disco and Detroit House. And as if the label, production and DJ work wasn’t enough, he also put together a compilation and mix CD for BBE titled The Sound Of Lumberjacks in Hell.
Little Gay Brother was born in the mud pits of The Secret Garden Party in 2012, with the express purpose of creating a sexy and safe space for LGBTQ+ revellers to party without prejudice. It proved so popular, they started regular nights at East London’s infamous queer disco, Dalston Superstore. As we grew we moved to the legendary Heaven Nightclub in London’s West End. We now run bi-monthly parties across London, at venues including fabric, FOLD, Hangar and O’meara. Little Gay Brother are a 100+ strong crew, made up of performers, dancers, drag artists, show offs, DJs, set designers, lighting specialists, production managers and more. We’re a mix of gay, straight, queer, trans and gender non- conforming, 100% authentic humans. We’re family. Come join us.
NIMMO are two best friends from London, a queer pop duo, event curators and a fully independent female partnership. They work with a DIY ethos that is rooted in the foundations of community and the power of collaboration.
NIMMO have independently become an integral asset in the platforming of queer female talent, presenting to a wider audience. Combining punk roots with strong influence from the mid-90’s euphoria of their childhoods, NIMMO’s music reflects a nocturnal escapism.
At the end of 2018, NIMMO released their first EP featuring a collaboration with Maya Jane Coles and a remix from Shura. This in turn lead to the release of their debut album “The Power” in June 2019. NIMMO exhibited their new stripped back, high energy and extremely intimate live set at a sold out headline show in London. This new set up will be taken on tour globally over the up and coming months to support the album and future single releases.
NIMMO became the first artists chosen by prolific clothing company VANS to curate their own event at House of Vans in London which they used to platform the work of female and queer artists. VOGUE selected NIMMO as part of pop’s most influential new stars, featuring them in their January 2019 issue to discuss the role of LGBTQ+ visibility in the mainstream.
As DJ’s, NIMMO are club circuit regulars in London and beyond, performing at some of the UK’s best clubs such as Fabric and Ministry of Sound, whilst also having a strong presence within London’s queer club scene – regulars at Savage Disco, Sink The Pink, Dalston Superstore, Little Gay Brother and He.She.They.
The Reflex has captured the world’s attention and built an impressive army of fans along the way by taking remixing and audio editing to new heights with his “Revisions”. This motto describes accurately the expert craftsmanship involved in turning stems into brand new versions combining creative mixing skills with the connections to track down exclusive multi-tracks.
Having earned the respect of music lovers and DJs worldwide, The Reflex has gained the trust of many of the original artists he has remixed including music legends such as Nile Rodgers, Giorgio Moroder, Rod Temperton to A-list rock stars like Noel Gallagher and Paul Weller.
Support has been gathered from virtually every corner of the music industry: DJs such as Gilles Peterson, Joey Negro, DJ Harvey, and Dimitri from Paris to hip-hop alumni such as De La Soul and Jazzy Jeff, artists like Skream and Disclosure to the original remix/edit pioneers such as Francois K, Danny Krivit and Greg Wilson to ground breaking producers Patrick Adams, Jimmy Jam and Leroy Burgess. The list continues to grow after every release and with huge radio support he’s now the most played remixer on BBC6 Music.
YouTube phenomenon (youtube.com/thereflexedits), in-demand remixer (50+ official remixes under his belt), London based French native Nicolas Laugier is a DJ that has gained a reputation by spinning sets full of unreleased material through an impressive mix of disco, cosmic, funk, boogie house, rarities and much more. Off the back of his DJ sets his ‘Mastertapes’ mix series has now been picked up by Rinse FM for monthly broadcast showcasing his remix work to fans around the world.
His tour schedule continues to grow every year playing clubs and festivals in numerous countries and with an ever increasing output he is certain to be hitting more and more very soon. Constantly reaching new audiences, The Reflex has created a catalogue of remixes that will be played for years to come. More than an edit, it’s The Reflex Revision!
Offering gimmick free parties up and down the UK; Deptford Northern Soul Club is a new breed soul night for the next generation of party goers. With the aim to bring Northern Soul back into the conversation of modern dance music; expect fast hard hitting soul stompers, heavy perspiration, dance moves you’ve never seen before and a hangover you’ll want to forget. This is the new face of soul brought to you by the next generation, digging through the internet and their parents record collections to bring you a dance music orientated display of the finest trumpets, the heaviest drum breaks and the most deeply heart-wrenching vocals; that you’ve probably heard before.
Deptford Northern Soul Club started in November 2016 with a sold-out show at Bunker Club in Deptford. Due to popular demand they returned to spin records as part of a monthly residency at the club – that still continues on and off to this day! Since then, backed by regular sell-out nights with queues down the street, Will and Lewis took the party to Glastonbury Festival 2017 playing to over 1500 people at William’s Green stage where they were listed as number 20 in the top attractions at the festival.
Since then the boys played at End of The Road Festival, Norman Jay MBE’s Good Times Goes Eastparty in Hackney and at the Q Awards at the Roundhouse in Camden. In November 2017 they went on tour around the UK and Ireland securing them another monthly London based residency.
The summer of 2018 boasted nights at Corsica Studios – London, Menagerie – Belfast and The Junction – Cambridge, to name a few. DNSC also hit the festival circuit to headline the coveted After Dark slot on The Walled Garden stage at Green Man Festival in Wales spinning tunes to well over 1.5k festival goers.
More recently, the boys took their night to Manchester for a monthly residency at YES, cementing themselves in the north with a massive sell out debut all before heading out on a mini pre NYE tour debuting Brighton, Komedia and iconic East London venue, The Shacklewell Arms. DNSC also returned to the Roundhouse, Camden to play at the Q Awards with Idles and Wolf Alice.
In the run up to the summer DNSC joined the campaign to Save The Social raising money to save the iconic Soho venue, hit up the Queens Yard Summer Party in Hackney, and debuted Bristol’s Thekla.June 2019 saw Will and Lewis return to Glastonbury Festival playing five times over the weekend including The Meat Rack in NYC Downlow, William’s Green and the Deluxe Diner in Shangri La.
They have captured the imagination of sophisticated music lovers and DJ’s via their acclaimed innovative productions, remixes, and unique collectable special version edits for Hivern Discs, Resista, Golf Channel etc, as well as their bi-monthly radio show on Worldwide FM.
Velvet Season’s musical history speaks for itself – Gerry, alongside DJ Harvey, created and produced the infamous ‘Black Cock’ Records, and Joel, is one half of cult Balearic Exotica duo Quiet Village, alongside Matt Edwards (Radio Slave).
As DJs, VSHOG see no genre boundaries on the dancefloor, and intrinsically understand the power of music to elevate your mind body & soul – Narcotic House Music, New York Disco classics, funky Euro electronica, Tropical booty-shakers, downtempo twilight sleaze, spiritual jazz, and everything in-between!
Gerry & Joel have played the World’s finest nightclubs and festivals over the years both individually and collectively – Panorama Bar/Cocktail D’Amour Berlin, Plastic People/Fabric/ London, Yellow/Vent Tokyo, Sonar Festival Barcelona, Potato Head Beach Club Bali, Deep Space NYC, Lux Lisbon, to name but a few!
Spiritland is London’s groundbreaking musical and cultural powerhouse, with an uncompromising approach to sound and musical curation across two venues, as well as a dedicated headphone bar and radio studio.
They are particularly known for their depth of programming. They have collaborated with several arts institutions, fashion houses and designers, since their launch in 2016.
Spiritland Selectors play a deep, eclectic and imaginative selection of music across the board from minimal and downtempo to rare boogie and forward-thinking electronica, always played from the heart and from the bottomless record collections of four Spiritland residents – Michelle Kelly, Sam Don, Miche and Spiritland’s Artistic Director Paul Noble.
Lost in music and neck deep in the world of records, Jeremy caught the bug during the late 90s in his native Wellington, NZ. Following a move to London in 2000, he spent the next ten years loitering in Soho’s record stores, DJing at East End parties and running with local music crews, this left an indelible mark.
A move to Melbourne in 2000 and a partnership with Jamie Bennett lead to the birth of Crown Ruler’s online record store. Showcasing his expansive musical knowledge and knack for trawling forgotten music from across the globe, the unearthing and celebration of music goes deep. It has lead him to consult on a number of acclaimed reissues, curate and source records for a wide variety of local and international clients and launch the Crown Ruler record label. This all culminated in 2017’s Crown Ruler SoundCompilation for London based label, Space Talk. In 2018 Jeremy’s hard work and keen ear saw him start work for Soundway records, working alongside label boss Miles Cleret curating and licensing releases for the esteemed London based label.
A former broadcaster for Melbourne’s PBS 106.7fm and playing events with the likes of Larry Heard, Theo Parrish, ESG, Greg Wilson, Horse Meat Disco, Idjut Boys, Awesome Tapes From Africa and more, Jeremy’s musical gauge is set directly to the heart, head and ears. Expect his genre bending sets to have no rules, you’ll hear the unheard and obscure right next to stone cold classics.
RAW SILK is the alias of best pals Grace and Steph, an ode to one of their favourite 80’s boogie groups. After meeting & spending one glorious year of dance in Melbourne in 2016, back in London these two are rapidly making a name for themselves by digging deep and voyaging to all four corners of dance.
What began as a monthly party in Peckham has now led the duo into raw territory. Grace works at record shop The BBE store in Hackney’s Institute of Light, a dusty treasure trove of soul, jazz, house, disco & electro cuts, and as a result RAW SILK are becoming known as eclectic selectors that play across the board. They know how to add in a few surprises and always keep you moving.
Grace and Steph have been residents for much-loved London boogie crew Percolate since 2017, supporting the likes of Horse Meat Disco, Bicep, Maurice Fulton, Todd Terje, CC Disco, Greg Wilson, Dan Shake, Honey Dijon, Derrick Carter, Nabihah Iqbal, Seven Davis Jnr. + many more.
They bring their left-field grooves & dance-floor sounds to their Netil Radio show every month. 2018 saw them play at clubs and festivals across the UK from fabric & e1, to Sub Club, Gottwood and beyond.
Alex ‘Kiwi’ Warren’s passion for music has been a fire that has long burned within. From humble beginnings as an in-house photographer for the world-famous DURRR club-night, started by Erol Alkan’s much celebrated Trash team, to the runaway success of his own club nights, it’s his prolific productions and genre blending extended dj sets that are now catapulting him into the spotlight.
Warren’s success as a one-man promotions company, cultivating his ever popular club-night, Orlando Boom and its disco-focussed sister night, Kate Boss, caught the attention of The Columbo Group who swiftly appointed him as their booking and promotions manager for The Nest.
Kiwi soon realised that he had more to offer than just his promoter skills and he began to channel his energy into playing and creating music. Releases on Days of Being Wild, Jack Savidge and Edwin Congreave’s highly acclaimed Deep Shit, DFTD, Optimo, Moda Black, Sneaky Music and Virgin EMI followed, and in 2015, his track Short Tail was nominated for Song Of The Year at the DJ Mag Best Of British awards. He’s produced an abundance of remixes for high-profile artists such as; Who Made Who, Locassolus, Paramida, Is Tropical, The Klaxons and more. This incredible output has earned him a wealth of support from some of the scenes biggest names including; Andrew Weatherall, DJ Harvey, Gerd Janson, Daniel Avery, Erol Alkan, Optimo, Rob da Bank, Annie Mac and Skream.
2017 saw the release of his Orca EP on Bristol’s Futureboogie imprint with the title track receiving rave reviews in Mixmag and topping the dance charts on Juno and Beatport for seven weeks. This was swiftly followed by releases on Dusky’s 17 steps, and a vinyl-only release alongside Joakim on DJ Tennis’ Life and Death. As well as being busy in the studio, Kiwi has also been out on the road touring Asia twice, North America and Europe. Add to that a packed festival season and holding down his residency at XOYO in London, Kiwi has carved out a name for himself with his all night long DJ sets that effortlessly blend balearic, disco, house, Detroit techno and everything in between.
2018 has already been a big one for the DJ Mag nominee, with a string of releases gaining notoriety on the likes of Moscoman’s Disco Halal and a new one for 17 Steps, as well as a return to Correspondent and releases on Cin Cin and Toy Tonics to come. With imminent plans for a label of his own, and his uncompromising ability as a selector earning him a solid reputation across Europe, Kiwi is one to watch.