We return for our bi-monthly residency at Basing House with a special xmas treat!
Headlining is one of our fav dj/producer and long time label friend… Omid 16B. We also pleased to have Desta join us again. We’ll be celebrating his “Gloomy Farewell” release which is out soon on our zombie label.
Residents Shane, Clint and Rob.
We have a late license til 6am.
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Werk have had some amazing guests. Jeremy ‘Underground’ Paris, Session Victim, Maurice Fulton, Alex Nut, Severino, Josey Rebelle and disco legend John Morales are just some of the names who’ve graced the party. However, as great as the headliners have been, it’s the residents that really set the tone for any club night.
For our next edition Werk head honchos Stevie Titmus and Danny Langan step up to for an all night, eight-hour, back-to-back session. Expect far reaching eclectic vibes from soul and funk to house, disco, jazz, Afro-Beat, Brazilian and beyond.
Advance tickets are only-a-fiver.
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Tailfeather at Basing House
Every Thursday Night
More info / Full lineups: www.tailfeather.club / www.facebook.com/tailfeatherclub
The modern world always seems hell bent on the next big thing, or at least re-packaging something we all know and love as something else, in order to sell it to us a second time. As such good old house music has been so bastardised, skewed, branded and re-branded that the original vibes, messages and feelings seem to get lost in a whirlwind of buzzy genre terms.
Tailfeather is a new night coming to London that aims to shake off all the bull shit and get back to some original house vibes. If you like original gangsters like Mark Farina and Doc Scott, West Coast house bump and jazzed up Brooklyn styles, the filter heavy fuzz of French house pioneers and crisp kicks and snares of the Chicago greats, then this night is for you.
Playing from 9pm to 2am out at London’s Basing House each Thursday, the night will be built around solid residents with a long and learned house history behind them. There will be affordable drinks, great sound and oodles of house vibes on tap all night long.
The residents at the heart of the night include are Hacienda legend, long standing Back to Basics ressie and Just Jack regular Buckley, House Gangster associate, pirate radio legend and Cross Section Records Chris Simmonds and chief Ketoloco mischief man Chris Halliday. As well as that, promoter, DJ and producer duo Bobby Pleasure & Mike Gill (who’ll spin together as Thrill & Pleasure) also play, as does vinyl aficionado and promoter of the undeniably underground Untitled parties Ewan Smith. Also shakin’ their tailfeathers at during the Autumn Season is Push:On party starter Danny Matthews and Stereo Sleaze’ very own Ben Clifford so if you fancy some no nonsense jack, get yourself down on Thursday October 30th when it all kicks off.
Back when Jay Shepheard’s imprint Retrofit was gearing up to release his scrappy debut LP Home & Garden, Shepheard declared a set of aesthetic ground rules for the album he was hoping to create: no filler, no obvious singles, no slapping guest vocals onto instrumentals to make them sound more album-y. Shepheard may appreciate the need for discriminating tastes and efficient technical know-how more than most—before founding Retrofit, he worked for several years in the vaults of online retailer Juno Records, indexing crate after crate of music as it arrived. His savvy ear was one of the chief pleasures of Home & Garden, which showcased Shepheard’s contemporary visions of piano-driven garage, tech house, and starry-eyed nu-disco in compact four-and-a-half-minute bursts. But it also sounded a little tight-fisted, the work of a skilled producer powering through the uncertainty of being his own label boss.
Shepheard’s new album, Seeing Sound, is the result of a slight relaxation of those aesthetic strictures. It’s a looser set of eight sprawled-out house tracks that wisely taps Shepheard’s skills as a singles producer (something he honed on a series of six 12” releases for Compost’s Black Label, the most successful of which was the nocturnal fantasy “Pipes N Sneakers”.) Despite hitting many of the same touchstones, it feels more thematically consistent than his last effort.
Shepheard’s typically dry style, which borrows much of its artificial surface character from analog techno, is fully present here—”Mover Friendly” is an almost parodically twitched-out version of a ghetto house stomp, while “One Day City”‘s classic disco riff comes in harsh, electronic plunks.
Seeing Sound also features some of Shepheard’s most creative vocal manipulations, which add an extra-human element to music already soaked in technical manipulation. “Dance Language” features a heavily filtered gurgle that’s eerily ambiguous, while the irrepressibly fun “Mover Friendly”, with its fractured stutters and mumbles, is a master class on expressive post-verbal vocal sampling. Shepheard is no traditionalist, despite his use of familiar styles; on Seeing Sound, his interpretations fuse those sounds with the techno-anxiety of recycled culture and Internet-native music, subtly expanding house music’s sound by situating it firmly in the present.
Josef Lupo (Tokyo on Acid Records / BadApple)
Dave Coleman b2b Steve Roberts (BadApple / De:Bug)
Dankos (Its Aloud / BadApple)
Geoff Vincent (BadApple)
Ben Johnston & Richie La Rue (BadApple)
Dave Harbour (BadApple)
Luke Tarrant (BadApple)
Jamie Pow (BadApple)
A BIG thank you to everyone who attended and made our last party so good, Great crowd, Great music, Great vibes!
Another year has nearly passed as we are approaching the festive season which means it’s time for our end of year Xmas Party!
On the 6th of December we return to Basing House for our end of year party with more of the same lined up for you and for this one we have a late 6am licence.
Entry: £5 Guest List before Midnight, £10 after, MOTD
Guest List – firstname.lastname@example.org
Look forward to seeing you all there
It’s our 20th party and the last one of the year! To celebrate we’re showcasing Retrofit’s 20th release, which just so happens to be the launch of our good friend Jay Shepheard’s eagerly anticipated new album ‘Seeing Sound’. He’ll be flanked on either side by the Casino Times boys, who have released on both Retrofit and House of Disco and couldn’t be a better fit for this party and the House of Disco residents Magnier & Dave Maslen will also be getting involved.
We’re so excited about seeing so many friends and family at Basing House that we’ve decided to get a late license and keep the club open till 6am.
This one will sell out in advance so, if you want to come along, don’t put off buying your tickets.
See you on the dancefloor!
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