If you were at FACT’s Stag and Dagger party from last year, then you’ll remember how great a venue Scrutton St Studios was.
Well now it’s reopened as the Citipost Building, and London-via-Nottingham promoters Dollop have booked in a series of six parties there, taking place each Friday from February 18 to March 25. From the second week onwards, these will take the form of collaborations between Dollop and, respectively, Border Community, Kompakt, FACT, Trailer Trash and Adventures in the Beetroot Field.
FACT will be in the pilot’s seat on March 11 with a line-up that sports some of our favourite DJs and live acts from Europe and the UK, namely:
Elijah & Skilliam
Bulgaria’s KiNK, a hero amongst those that know and the man behind of two of our very favourite releases of last year in his Aphex Kink and Rachel EPs, will be taking his celebrated live set to proceedings, while Instra:mental, the drum’n’bass and beyond duo whose Autonomic approach – climaxing in last year’s Fabric CD – has won them so many converts of late, will be taking you into the night with an extended set.
The tougher stuff comes in the form of two acts that showcase the best of classic and contemporary grime. Slimzee, accepted by most as the greatest grime DJ of all time, still carrying dubplates from almost a decade ago that you genuinely can’t hear anyone else play, steps in for a rare set, while modern-day figureheads Elijah and Skilliam have done as much as anyone to keep the sound alive and push it forward through their Butterz record label and Rinse FM show.
FACT’s night is far from the only quality party the Citipost will be hosting during this period; Border Community bring Luke Abbot, James Holden and more, while Mosca, Midland, Factory Floor, Sinden, Justus Kohncke and many more will be in attendance over the course of the series. For full listings, check the schedule below; for tickets, click here:
Feb 18 – dollop (Launch) – Mosca, Midland, Seiji, xxxy, Special Guest TBA
Feb 25 – dollop / Border Community – James Holden, Luke Abbot, more TBA
Mar 4 – dollop / Kompakt – Justus Kohncke, Fra Soler, Walls, more TBA
Mar 11 – dollop / FACT – KiNK (live), Instra:mental, Slimzee, Elijah & Skilliam,
Mar 18 – dollop / Trailer Trash – Sinden, Homework, Trailer Trash DJs, more TBA
Mar 25 – dollop / Adventures In The Beetroot Field – Factory Floor (live; quadraphonic sound), Special Guests
Dollop DJs will also be playing each date.