The Doctors orders is a club brand that has been “throwing unpretentious parties for fans of real music” all over the capital since 2005, with a keen focus on hip-hop and soul. Having had guests of the likes of Jazzie B, Talib Kwei, Grandmaster Flash and Fatima play in venues like The Jazz Café, Trapeze, Book Club and The Albert Hall; The Doctors Orders are no doubt the kings of the castle when it comes to hip-hop music in Britain’s capital city.
Pentonville Road in London is home to The Scala, which has over the years welcomed the likes of Iggy Pop and Hawkwind, since being converted from the iconic Kings Cross Cinema originally opened in 1920. Known for hosting some of the most exciting up and coming live events as well as a selection of club events it is one of the most popular venues in central London.
Put this inimitable group of hip-hop lovers together with one of the most iconic music venues in London and you have the setting for The Doctor’s Orders 10th Birthday Party that will be taking place on Friday 23rd October. With a huge line up of hip-hop greats past and present lined up to perform this will be one hell of a way to celebrate 10 years of parties, which started with the first party at Herbal all the way back in 2005.
Providing the sounds for this 10th anniversary knees up will be one of the best DJs on the planet, one whose name will come up over and over again when asking hip hop fans who their favourite selector is. We are of course talking about the West Philadelphia born and raised, Jazzy Jeff. The inimitable DJ has been a regular guest at The Doctors Orders throughout the past 5 years and it’s only right he celebrates the 10th anniversary with them also.
Joining DJ Jazzy Jeff will be The Beat Junkies J Rocc, one of the greatest turntablists in the world who has won the DMC championship on a number of occasions. LA Beat pioneer Kutmah, who has been pipped by Gilles Peterson as one of Brownswood Record’s most creative names will also be on the line up as well as The Nextmen, who played at the first ever Doctors Orders 5 years ago. Tall Black Guy, Shortee Blitz, Spin Doctor, Mr Thing, Mo Fingaz, Russ Ryan, MC Pranksta and a secret special guest will complete what is an incredible line up for a proper 10th birthday party.
Words by Josh Plews
Photos courtesey of DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Doctors Orders