This Sunday at the Lock Tavern Dummy magazine have assembled the squad of rising London DJs who have thrown away the rulebook as featured in our Pick A Record, Any Record feature. Come on down for some roasts, records and rave. It’s free!
Imported Euro-duo DJ Tron and DJ Johan hail from France and Sweden respectively. Masters of the mixtape, Radioclit like to “push bass culture hard”. That means crunk and splicing together dirty south hip hop and grime with ’80s electro and Brazilian baile funk. “It’s about ghetto music and pop music,” they say.
Favourite track: Premier Gaou - Magic System
The chaps behind London’s premier genre-bending night, Troubled Minds @ 333, Young Turks are major players in the new DJ movement. Style-wise, the trio of Caius Pawson, Bob Foster and Stuart Hammond keep their fingers pressed tightly on the pulse of new wave guitar music, but are unafraid to throw a few curve balls in the mix.
Favourite track: Aneurysm - Nirvana
Team Mega Mix
Identifiable by their white uniforms, Team Mega Mix's main fixation is retro ’80s soul, but they are also rather partial to a bit of grime and garage. The two Teds’ (Lovett and Pearce) atypically tight mixes and a love of the classics has helped make them one of London’s hottest DJ duos.
Favourite track: Whip It - Devo
People Are Germs
Claire Bartelomeo and Juliette Hughes People Are Germs first made waves with a regular slot at Shoreditch hipster hangout The Old Blue Last, where they attracted a huge array of guest DJs, including Bloc Party and Babyshambles. Now regulars at most of the parties on this list, the girls swing from Fleetwood Mac to MSTKRFT.
Favourite track: Something Good - Utah Saints
Fisherprice Soundsystem are kooks straight out of the leftfield. Comprised of Frederick Blood-Royale, formerly of chaotic indie kids Les Incompetents, and fellow jockey Henry The Eighth, they have a passion for happy hardcore and aren’t afraid to crank bpms up to 300. Bootleg mash-ups feature prominently, too.
Favourite track: Hot In Herre (8-bit Nintendo Remix) - Nelly
Before forming Real Gold, Deano Jo used to be in the noise-loving Teens Of Thailand. Now Deano DJs alongside Ronojoy Dam, Jack Parmesan, Alexis E and Louis Enchante, all who share a love of hardcore punk, especially when sandwiched between grime and Jamaican dancehall and ragga.
Favourite track: One By One - Immortal
When not organising his Extra Special one-off events with associate Nasty Mcquaid – guests thus far have included Diplo and Arctic Monkeys – elPlate is busy mixing electro, rave and classic house with dancehall and garage. His Myspace boast that, “We run this shit,” is only a slight exaggeration.
Favourite track: Don’t Go - Awesome 3
Alex Silverlink is a producer and DJ affiliated with both the oddball electro-noise label Adadat and the rave revival. His music combines vintage analogue synths and kinetic new wave electro, while his sets reflect his love of both old and new dance music. “There’s no ‘k’ in rave,” he says.
Favourite track: I Like To Move It - Reel 2 Reel
15th October, 4pm til 11pm
The Lock Tavern, 35 Chalk Farm Rd, NW1