London’s E1 has established itself as one of the UK’s most essential underground venues and its next season is another step up. Playing and hosting between now and the end of the year are the likes of VTSS b2b Boys Noize, DJ Bone, Nastia, Mall Grab, a world debut of Lady Starlight and Sterac live, Sweely, Dan Ghenacia, Overmono, Helena Hauff, Young Marco, Job Jobse, Leon Vynehall, plus Mixmag’s 40th Birthday and more.
Once again this season there is a vital array of brands, DJs, labels and parties taking place. Drum and bass and techno, house, acid, electro, breakbeat and everything in between are all catered for. October features Toy Tonics, VE1 x Percolate with VTSS b2b Boys Noize, Adonis, Verboten, a DnB Classics All Dayer, DnB All Stars, Rhythm Labs with Daddy Trance, Free From Sleep with Stanton Warriors, Krafty Kuts, Plump DJs, The Freestylers, Zed Bias, 2 Bad Mice, A Skillz, Leeroy Thornhill, Slipmatt and Scratch Perverts, and a second DnB Classics Halloween All Dayer.
November doesn’t let up with System Olympia, Giles Smith, Aika Mal, Labyrinth with Themba, Cera Khin Presents, an AD Showcase with Antonio de Angelis, DJ Bone, a world debut for Lady Starlight & Sterac live and Nastia b2b The Advent.
ZIGZAG then welcome Sweely, Sidney Charles, Dan Ghenaica and more, R Label host a 10 YR Showcase with Kobosil, Mall Grab Presents Steel City Dance Discs with a bumper line up and more such as B4ME, Vyndia and more.
In December the parties keep coming from E1 Presents with Alexandra and more, plus Mixmag’s 40th Birthday, Breakin’ Science, E1 x Mixmag with Overmono, Valve, Labyrinth with Kevin De Vries and an epic Percolate x E1 6th Birthday 24 Hour Party on New Year’s Eve with Helena Hauff, Young Marco, Job Jobse, Niks, Leon Vynehall, Surusinghe, Reece Spooner and more to come on New Year’s Day.
E1 is now well known on the world stage for its awe-inspiring, state of the art AV & lighting system. It adds an extra dimension to party proceedings that is unlike any other you will have experienced. On top of that, all three E1 music rooms have custom built, bespoke Funktion-One sound systems that have been designed, installed and maintained by Sound Services Ltd. The tech on these is cutting edge with Evolution 6 Mid Highs and the revolutionary new linear transducer-powered BR132A Bass enclosures that means every beat and hi hat comes with peerless precision and low end weight. The venue constantly tweaks and fine tunes the set up and has added acoustic treatment of the full venue, has continual upgrades of the lighting and updated visuals provided by Rebel Overlay.
The Warehouse and Black Studio offer different atmospheres with their own programming but the DJ setups have been configured and optimised to provide with the very best technology. To be lost in the middle of the dance floor in either is as complete a musical experience as you could imagine.
The autumn-winter season has a renewed focus on E1 residents and London’s own local talent with soon to be announced dedicated resident nights and is working towards ‘Get To Know: In the Warehouse’ which are sit down sessions and interviews with key members of the E1 community. Add in the launch of the E1 Members WhatsApp community group which gives priority access to best priced tickets, discounts, VIP drops, exclusives, competitions and much more, and you have a club that continues to innovate on all fronts.
There is plenty more to be announced from E1 though this first wave already offers a mouthwatering run of events.