The Pickle Factory Bringing A Taste Of New York To East London This Weekend

This Friday, Oval Space’s baby brother, The Pickle Factory will be welcoming a label showcase from one of New York’s most respected parties, The Bunker

Cult party turned label, The Bunker has developed into a crucial part of New York’s dance music community: first as a revered regular party in Brooklyn, now as a tasteful house and techno label releasing EPs from local talent and international stars alike. On Friday, The Bunker is taking over The Pickle Factory and bringing live duo Romans to headline, aka acid techno hero Tin Man and L.I.E.S affiliate Gunnar Haslam. Romans’ lush, abstract techno releases for The Bunker and Global A Records have seen rave critical reviews; while their much-vaunted live performance, all shimmering synths and plodding 303s, will make its London debut in The Pickle Factory.

Also flying in for The Bunker’s showcase, Lot.te, aka Turkish-born musician and artist Mehmet Irdel. Løt.te has long been an intrinsic part of The Bunker crew, at first producing warm analog soundscapes, noise and heavy electronics, now specialising in intricate, organic techno. February 12th will also mark Mehmet’s London debut.

Rounding out the bill is The Bunker head honcho himself Bryan Kasenic. As well as his long-running party in Brooklyn, Bryan has played at some of the world’s finest clubs including Berghain, Panorama Bar, and Atonal Festival in Berlin to name a few. Bryan has more recently exported The Bunker to revered clubs and festivals around the world – from Panorama Bar to Unsound, Smartbar to Decibel Festival. He’s rightly regarded as one of New York’s foremost DJs, possessed with a refined technique, and deep collection of electronic records both old and new.

Lovebox Festival 2016

We’re still a few months away but the Lovebox crew has started to drip feed a few names to get the appetite going. Headlining the East London staple this year will be dance-punk outfit LCD Soundsystem and Diplo’s crew Major Lazer.

LCD Soundsystem, who called it a night five years ago with a spectacular send-off in the form of a massive concert at Madison Square Garden have released three critically acclaimed albums, iconic tracks including ‘Daft Punk Is Playing at My House’ and ‘All My Friends’, and won a legion of loyal fans thanks to their unique brand of wistful, self-deprecating alt-disco.

Now, 2016 will see the group release brand new material, which is set to continue the band’s incredible story. LCD’s comeback is not just a “reunion tour” – as James Murphy himself beautifully defined it in his personal essay on the band’s website; it’s “the bus full of substitute teachers back from their coffee break with new music and the same weird gear.”

Major Lazer, the multi-genre tour de force have built up a solid reputation as one of the finest live acts on the planet. Formed in 2008 as a conceptual electronic act by super-producer Diplo have become a standout name and cult favourite in its own right thanks to its kaleidoscopic amalgamation of genres and influences, spanning reggae and dancehall via electronica and house.

In 2015, the group released third album Peace Is The Mission, and the reaction to ubiquitous lead single ‘Lean On’ saw Major Lazer cement their status as a one of the best acts around.

These two impressive headliners are just a taste of things to come, with Lovebox still to announce a roll call of talent that spans genres and eras, taking place across two thrilling days in East London’s glorious Victoria Park.

Field Day 2016

Field day is already shaping upto being a major big ting this year. With the next round of lineup revelations showcasing:

Bicep – Live
Gold Panda
Jackmaster b2b Gerd Janson
Tale Of Us
The Black Madonna

Among others…

Now the big one here is Bicep live, I’ve heard a big about this and if you follow Bicep on instagram you’ll have seen they are getting all over the analogue synths lately… now that could be quite a show!

Check out the whole announcement over on the field day website.

SlothBoogie All Nighter with Jimpster


On Saturday 20th February SlothBoogie will be bringing Jimpster to Number 90 in Hackney Wick for an extra special all night party.

With over 6 years hand picking the best in Disco, House and Techno the S/B crew know a decent selector when they see one… As head of the highly praised Delusions of Grandeur and Freerange Records labels Jimpster is a perfect fit for a canal-side session.

Releasing tracks from the likes of The Revenge, Session Victim, Tornado Wallace, Detroit Swindle… the list of producers at the top of their game goes on and on proving that Jimpster has one extremely good ear for a tune!

Support on the night comes from Dom Chung, a long time friend of the family and expert jock who’s been lighting up dancefloors the world over for Future Disco as well as creating incredible secret parties throughout East London.
The S/B residents: Conor, Ken, Pat and Tim will also be on hand and taking care of business as usual!

Some of you may know Number 90 as one of Hackney Wick’s canal-side gems perfect for food and drinks but for our 6am’r the venue will be transformed and taken back to it’s original warehouse roots. One giant disco ball directing the dancers, more dancing space and glitter. To boot, the Funktion One sound system is being doubled to help you on your way!



As a little treat our Debonair has made a sweet little rework of The Destinations for a little free download. Grab it below and come join us down in the Wick this weekend!