Bodies pressed up against each other amidst the whoosh and bang of undulating drops. Yousef's Circus Recordings night promises hours of back to back bangers from a raft of exciting electronic talent. The dance music polymath has announced details of a launch event for his label. Taking place at The Shipping Forecast in his hometown of Liverpool on 16th August, Circus Recordings Launch Party will feature sets from Yousef, Acid Mondays, Tom Flynn and Kydus & Ki Creighton. The event is the latest in a stellar run for Circus Clubs, the night time arm of Yousef's extensive empire, which now has a London presence at the revamped Egg in King's Cross. With a line-up heaving with talent, The Shipping Forecast will be packed out.
Yousef's Circus Clubs tagline is 'serious house music and fun times' which is an accurate description of the beats and the atmosphere that will fill The Shipping Forecast. Circus Clubs was conceived by Yousef to create a place in his hometown where he could play quality electronic music and cut loose. More than ten years on, his events have welcomed a long list of guest DJs including Sven Vath, Carl Craig, Jamie Jones and Maya Jane Coles. His label launch party in August focuses on things a bit closer to home, welcoming some of Circus Recordings best acts.
Alongside what will be a typically undulating, non-stop set from the man himself are Acid Mondays. Psychedelic and ambitious in equal measure, Negghead and Lex Wolf's project is based on their shared love of head-spinning beats and the desire to mould and shape house and techno into colourful new ways. Tom Flynn was awarded Best Breakthrough DJ recognition by Pete Tong, and the young British producer and remixer is now collaborating with the dance legend on new music. Yousef knows talent when he sees it, and Flynn's induction to Circus Recordings came as no surprise to those in the know. Kydus & Ki Creighton released their 'Tijuana' EP at the start of the summer and have spent the months since DJing to excited crowds all over. The pair will kick off Yousef's night in style, as the anticipation builds before what promises to unfold into a thrill-packed night and an empire crowning show from the man himself.