New chance to be part of The Cause

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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#/

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#SaveMOSClub

On 26 February 2013 London Mayor Boris Johnson will decide whether to approve a planning application to build a residential block just 10m from one of the most famous nightclubs in the world.

If Boris says yes, they could lose their licence and be forced to close.

That would mean the end of a hugely important part of dance music past, present and future.

Please help #SaveMOSClub.

To show your support please:

The closure of Ministry Of Sound would be a loss to the cultural vibrancy of London.

Please don’t let it happen!

Lovebox 2012

Dates have been announced for the Lovebox 2012 festival in Victoria Park in London.

The event will celebrate a ‘decade of love’ on 15/16/17 June 2012 with a line up of the “creme de la creme from music’s heavyweights mixed with the world’s hottest emerging talent.”

Check out these highlights from the event in 2011:

Tickets for 2012 are on sale now and the line up will be announced soon.

Full On Ferry update

Last week I announced that Ferry Corsten would be bringing his Full On Ferry event to London.

Described as the “premiere live electronic experience” the night sees Ferry Corsten take to the decks alongside other hand-picked talent.

I can now reveal the event will take place on New Year’s Eve at the 02 Academy in Brixton.

Check out this youtube teaser for a flavour of what it’s going to be like.

Like it a little bit harder?

On Friday 16 September 2011 two of the biggest names in hard dance and hard trance are throwing a party at the 02 Arena in London.

Riot! and Goodgreef Extra Hard are taking over Proud2, previously known as Matter, for what they promise is a “battle of the best” explosion of sound, colour, lighting and outrageousness.

Lisa Lashes, Anne Savage and Kutski will be headlining the main room with The Organ Donors, A*S*Y*S and Sam & Deano in room 2.

Limited £10 advance tickets are now on sale and groups of 5 or more get one free.

It will be £15 on the door, so frankly, what’s the point in waiting?

Hookd 3rd birthday

This excellent night in London is celebrating its third birthday on Friday 1 July 2011 at the Lightbox in Vauxhall, London.

Andy Farley, Gonzalo Rivas, Nik Denton, Ross Homson, JP & Jukesy, Ben Townsend and Wayne Smart are on the decks.

It will be fun and busy and all profits are donated to the Terrence Higgins Trust.

Sounds like a great way to start your weekend.

Deadmau5 live at Victoria Park

New acts have been added to the line up for Deadmau5′ first ever outdoor event in Victoria Park in London.

Uber producer Mark Ronson – who has worked with Amy Winehouse, Christina Aguilera and Adele – is one new name.

The wonderful Calvin Harris – who I have seen several times and always delivers – is performing a dj set on the main outdoor stage.

BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe, dubstep duo Nero, and American dj and producer Skrillex have also been added to the bill.

The concert, which takes place in Victoria Park in London on Saturday 11 June, will be Deadmau5′ only English festival in 2011.

General and extremely hot tickets are now on sale from Ticketmaster.

Ministry Of Sound 20:20 Exhibition

Ministry Of Sound in London is not only a globally famous nightclub.  It is the world’s largest independent record label and a multimedia entertainment business.

In 2011 Ministry is celebrating 20 years since launching on 21 September 1991.

A range of events are planned around this milestone including an exhibition which opens on Friday 4 March.

This free daytime exhibition and interactive multimedia experience explores the evolution of dance music and culture over the past 20 years.  It showcases a unique archive of photography including a year by year montage of iconic images.

The famous dj decks at Ministry Of Sound in London

The exhibition also highlights Ministry Of Sound’s position as one of the leading pioneers of audio technology with a multimedia installation in the main room of the club which features a range of artifact displays and a 5.5 metre LED wall.

Each Thursday night there will be the chance to play a track on the club’s sound system and experience what it is like to stand in the legendary dj booth in the shoes of Armin van Buuren, David Guetta and Paul Oakenfold.

The exhibition will also feature a year by year audio timeline offering visitors the chance to listen to some of the tracks which have defined the last 20 years.

This is a unique event and a must see for anyone interested in clubbing and the evolution of dance music.

Deadmau5 plays live outdoor show

On Saturday 11 June 2011 Canadian dance producer Deadmau5 will play a very special event in Victoria Park in London.

This will be his first ever headline outdoor show and a festival exclusive.

It follows at event at London’s Earls Court in late 2010 which played to a capacity 17,000 crowd.

Other electronic artists will be joining Deadmau5 with further announcements expected over the next few weeks.

Early bird tickets go on sale at 09.00 on Friday 25 February priced at £39 plus booking fee.  Contact Ticketmaster for details.