April 2012

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8 THE GUESTLIST NETWORK Issue 38 / APRIL 2012 THE RISE OF THE WAREHOUSE PARTY When scouring through your copy of The Guestlist Network for all the best upcoming parties to go and shake your ass to, you'll have no doubt found an increasing number of events taking place at 'Secret East London Location' or TBA ( to be announced). It seems Warehouse venues have become the new night out! No, this isn't the name of the hot- test new clubbing destination in the East End, but rather indicates that the event is to take place at a to-be-confirmed warehouse venue. Old disused industrial warehouse spaces are dotted all over East London and, keeping with the British rave spirit, many promot- ers have converted them into settings for decadence and de- bauchery with strapping sound systems to boot. Prime locations like The Hoxton Basement, The Old Peanut Fac- tory and The Hackney Downs Studios have played host to countless underground electron- ic music events and the relative lawlessness of the environment has captured the hearts of Lon- don's 24-hour party people. If you don't mind the dark and dank conditions, you'll usually be rewarded with a stellar lineup of House, Techno or Drum & Bass, a custom-made lighting system and cheaper drinks prices than the bar down the road. If you haven't experienced a warehouse party in London yet, it's about time you shunned yet another trip to Fabric or Ministry and took the plunge! RE-LAUNCHES UPSTAIRS SPACE AS CAFE-BAR XOYO 'XOYO' will play host to coffee lovers, art fanatics and music enthusiasts. A relatively new addition to the Old Street area, XOYO has already built up quite an incredible reputation as a modern and luxurious space where one can find the leading names in electronic music (and otherwise). With regular roadblock events like Bugged Out, Eat Your Own Ears and their own XOYO Versus…, the club has rapidly become one of London clubbing hot spots. Apparently liking to keep us on our toes, the XOYO team will be re-launching the upstairs area of the club as XO - a new café and gallery space by day and bar by night. The launch was last month and marks the beginning of a new program of events taking place five nights a week at the club. Thursdays nights will be hosted by tastemakers such as Alex Arnout, Holic amongst others, and Andrew Weatherall will also record a weekly radio show live from the club. An exciting new club concept will take place on Fridays as the teams behind music stores such as Bleep and Phonica Records will be invited to cham- pion their freshest releases and recommendations, which punters will be able to purchase directly from XO. It seems like one of London's savviest settings is about to get a whole lot savvier.

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