New independent venue The Cause has launched a crowdfunding campaign as it seeks to stem the tide of London’s nightclub closures.
The aim is to create a new self-built arts and event space in Tottenham, north London, with a quality sound system and a large focus on the local community.
The crowdfunding campaign needs to raise £30,000 to complete the venue. Some of the perks which can be purchased with a donation include recording a mix in the club, the chance to play on the sound system and £100 worth of drinks for £50.
After completion of the project, The Cause will operate a membership scheme to cover the costs of running the club and raise money for local charities. The charity partners include Mind in Haringey, the Campaign Against Living Miserably and Help Musicians UK.
The Cause will celebrate the launch of the new campaign with a special party on Friday 13 April 2018 featuring performances from an American house music legend (yet to be revealed), the mysterious Tusk Wax, modern acid house artists Posthuman and more acts to be announced.
“After putting on some of London’s best underground parties for years we want to harness our network and create a space for the London dance music community,” says Stuart Glen, co-founder.
“The Cause is designed from the ground up to give back to people around us. Creative and inspiring at its core, The Cause is a DIY love child of Eugene Wild (co-founder) and a fight against the club closures across the capital, all while helping others.”
Sign up for tickets to the party via: http://www.supportthecause.co.uk.
Contribute to the crowdfunding campaign via: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/support-the-cause–5#/
Dave Pearce will be hosting his Delirium club night at Concorde 2 in Brighton on Saturday 19 August 2017.
He will be joined by Solarstone, Thrillseekers and James Dymond with the warm up provided by upcoming talent Farius.
Saver tickets are available now via the Concorde 2 website. The event is for over 18s only and photo ID will be required.
Looks like an amazing night!
Creamfields Ibiza takes place on Saturday 5 August 2017 as part of BBC Radio 1’s Ibiza weekend.
The event is hosted at Privilege, the world’s biggest club, and will include performances by Above & Beyond, Don Diablo, High Contrast, Kolsch, Shadow Child, Steve Aoki and Yotto.
For this season Privilege has undergone refurbishment including the installation of a new dancefloor as well as a new sound system.
Other artists appearing include B. Traits, Charlie Sloth, Danny Howard and Goldie with more to be announced in the coming weeks.
Tickets are available from:
More information via: http://www.cream.co.uk, http://www.facebook.com/creamibixa or http://www.privilegeibiza.com.
The Lapsed Clubber Heritage Map project aims to create a truly interactive map of the Manchester clubbing scene.
Led by Dr Beate Peter, a social researcher at Manchester Metropolitan University, the project will be launched at a special event at 70 Oxford Street on 10 June.
Lapsed clubbers will be able to write text or record audio clips reminiscing about the music, fashion, clubs, bars and friendships created over the decade 1985-1995. These will be merged with existing musical artefacts held by the Manchester District Music Archive to create a fully interactive map of the clubbing landscape of the era.
Following reunions of famous club nights Havok, Megadog and Herbal Tea Party, Dr Peter believes there is an appetite among lapsed clubbers to tell their story and dispel popular misconceptions about rave.
“We are all familiar with the Hacienda and terms like Acid House and Madchester but little is known about the people on the dancefloors as they had no platform to share their experiences at the time,” she says.
“This map will celebrate the community at the heart of that scene and what it is like to grow up and grow old with rave culture in Manchester. It will help reshape public opinion as well as be a lasting historial document of an important phase in modern British cultural history.”
The completed map will be revealed during the Manchester Histories Festival in 2018.
Follow the project on Twitter @LapsedClubber
Following a sold out event at Liverpool Cathedral, clubbing legends Cream are bringing their Cream Classics concert to the O2 Academy in Brixton.
Former Cream residents K-Klass have curated the set list which will be performed by a 60 piece orchestra with special guest vocalists and instrumentalists.
“The euphoric reaction to Cream Classics at Liverpool Cathedral was something I’ll never forget and it was great to see the set come off so well having invested much time and thought into its production,” commented conducter and arranger Tim Crooks.
“This show needs to be seen and heard again and where better than Brixton Academy? Get ready London, Cream Classics is coming!”
After the concert there will be a late party featuring performances by Seb Fontaine, Tall Paul, Danny Rampling, X-Press 2 and Jeremy Healy.
Pre-sale tickets are available from 10.00 on Wednesday 29 June 2016 with a general release on Friday 1 July via the following outlets:
http://www.ticketweb.co.uk Tel: 0333 321 9990 (Pre-sale & General sale)
http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk / Tel: 0333 321 9999
http://www.ticketline.co.uk / Tel: 0161 813 2222
http://www.skiddle.com / Tel: 0843 289 3333
The Opening Party for the Cream Ibiza season will take place on Thursday 9 June 2016 at Amnesia.
DJs set to perform at the event include Aly & Fila, Eddie Halliwell, Fatboy Slim and DJ Fresh.
Cream are the longest running UK club brand on the White Isle and celebrate 21 years at superclub Amnesia in 2016.
Other artists due to appear during the 15 date season include Gareth Emery, Sander van Doorn, Andrew Rayel, Paul van Dyk, Markus Schulz, Armin van Buuren, Above & Beyond, Grum and Paul Oakenfold.
Cream takes place every Thursday night from June to September at Amnesia in San Rafael, Ibiza. Advance tickets are available to purchase on the island from Ibiza Rocks Bar, BN3, Coco’s and Coolture Cafe.
For further information visit: http://www.facebook.com/officialcreamibiza and http://www.creamibiza.com.
On Sunday 1 May Victoria Warehouse in Manchester will host Don’t Let Daddy Know.
Showtek, Blasterjaxx, Don Diablo, Laidback Luke, Ummet Ozcan, Florian Picasso, Sem Vox and Third Party will be on the decks for the event which in 2015 entertained over 5,000 clubbers.
Don’t Let Daddy Know started at Privilege in Ibiza and has staged parties around the world.
“After a hugely successful sold-out debut UK show last year we are very excited to have Don’t Let Daddy Know back,” says James Cohen, owner of Victoria Warehouse.
“The concept, production and attention to detail last time was mind-blowing. Since then they’ve just got bigger and bigger and the plans for this show are going to blow people away.”
A new set of tickets will be available from http://www.skiddle.com at 10.00 on Wednesday 10 February 2016.
On Saturday 16 April 2016 the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra will perform classic dance music tracks inspired by the legendary Cream club night.
The event, curated by dance music duo and former Cream residents K-Klass, will take place in Liverpool Cathedral.
“This is an amazing project that unites the musical forces of Liverpool in one massive feast for the ears. So many colours and sounds from synthesisers originate from acoustic instruments that there is a clear and exciting sound world that is shared between these two bodies, rich for exploration. This common musical ground is so powerful as we have all the colours and textures of an orchestra, mixed with beats, bass lines, live vocalists and one epic sound system! This will be truly incredible,” commented conductor and arranger Tim Crooks.
The event is the first in a series to be staged by Cream in Liverpool after the closure of their spiritual home in the city Nation nightclub.
Pre-sale tickets for the concert go on sale at 10.00 on Tuesday 24 November 2015 with a general release on Wednesday 25 November.
It is astonishing that BBC Radio 1 have produced this film when they must share part of the responsibility for the negative impact on nightclubs around the country.
The BBC ditched world famous dance shows and sidelined dance music. They made EDM – which is currently huge in America – dirty words and had a particular loathing for anything associated with trance.
There is no doubt that their lack of support for dance music helped create the sorry state of the clubbing industry in the UK today and negatively affected the working lives of all those people who worked in nightclubs around the country.
Once again TheEDMblog calls for a revival of dance music, an increase in the number of radio shows and presenters promoting the genre and the return of exciting creative night clubbing in the UK.
There is an interesting article on the Mixmag website about the 100 highest earning nightclubs in America.
Mixmag have taken the figures from a feature in Forbes magazine claiming that the top 10 clubs in the US have a combined income of at least $550m.
Much like Europe, America has suffered from the downturn in the global economy since 2008 but dance music fans are clearly still going clubbing.
The same cannot be said of the UK where numerous big name nightclubs have suffered from a lack of attendance and many have closed.
Could this have anything to do with the lack of dance music on national radio and the sidelining of shows supporting the genre?
It is interesting to note that one of the most well-respected names in dance music who hosted one of the most famous programmes on national radio in the UK – Pete Tong – is now mostly based in the US.
The current crop of radio presenters don’t appear to support dance music or seem particularly interested in encouraging people to go to nightclubs and dance.
And in radio playlist meetings no one dare mention EDM such is the snobbish attitude to the genre.
There also appears to have been a lack of creativity in night clubbing which might have contributed to the decline. The venues in America host DJs who put on a real show, performers who entertain the crowd on the dance floor and pyrotechnics which make the event more akin to a theatrical performance than some of the bland nights audiences have experienced in the UK.
It is time for something new.
TheEDMblog is calling for a revival of dance music, an increase in the number of radio shows and presenters promoting the genre and the return of exciting creative night clubbing in the UK.