Heroes & villains fancy dress theme
East London warehouse - Limited 500 capacity
House music all night long
7 years, can you believe it? We’d like to say that when we started out in our shoddy but soul-fuelled Leeds basement we had a master plan. But we didn’t. We’d also like to think, though, that has been part of Ketoloco’s charm – we’ve evolved, adapted and bloomed, especially since moving to London where we throw our annual Birthday-cum-Halloween bash.
The line-up for it is suitably special, too, pairing the enduring classicism of Chicago’s Chez Damier with contemporary house champion Ejeca plus an exclusive live performance from Retrofit label boss Jay Shepheard. The party also sees us through our second ever warehouse party in one of East London's finest spaces Autumn Street Studios. The space is a suitably intimate affair fit for 500 likeminded revellers all donning Heroes & Villains fancy dress outfits!
Chez Damier’s place in house history is already assured. Throughout the 90s he helped to define deep house with his own EPs alongside cohorts like Ron Trent. What’s more, he has steered his Balance label through the finest the genre has to offer in the ensuing years, releasing modern talents like Brawther as well as continuing to turn out his own essential offerings. Having played for us before, we know exactly what to expect from Chez – a pure house music master class.
The last year or so has been a whirlwind ride for Belfast producer and DJ Garry McCartney aka Ejeca. He’s gone from zero to hero thanks to garage infused, pumping house EPs on labels like Needwant, Sasha’s Last Night On Earth and 2020 Vision, as well as playing Berlin, Ibiza and Belfast, often in the same weekend. His considered but uplifting sound is rich with synth detail and has found favour with everyone from Kerri Chandler to Bicep, so his skills have not gone unnoticed.
Releasing thickly-packaged, retro-leaning tunes since 2007, John “Jay” Shepheard’s back catalogue exposes a penchant for recalling eras past. After initial Acid Housesitting and Nü Disco releases on the Compost Black label, the North Londoner and Retrofit label boss surpassed two career milestones in 2013’s opening quarter: his freshman album, Home & Garden and, his debut outing at Berlin’s perennial palace for partying, Panorama Bar.
Support on the night comes in the form of the always on point Ketoloco ressies, Bad Apple trouble causers Dave Harbour & Dave Coleman and Leeds & London's highly regarded house party Flux is represented by resident spinners Jacques Adda & Aartekt respectively.
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