What’s in the Bag? – Loose Lips

Every now and then we like to invite DJs (big and small) to give us a peek inside their record bags and let us know what tracks they love playing out. This time we’re lucky enough to be calling upon the collective musical minds of the Loose Lips crew to hit us with their top 5 of the moment!

Skee Mask – Shred 08
An ultimate favourite of our crew. This is a love letter to 90’s Electronica. Those lush pads, that constantly waving drum pattern and that acid bassline..  It’s the equivalent of getting lost in a sea of liquid lights. 


Milanse Vs. Virus Syndicate – Dead Man Walking
A Grime classic from 10 years ago. But it shouldn’t be called Grime, really. Robots have been uploaded with Virus Syndicate’s AIs and been dropped in the middle of a post-nuclear wasteland designed by London producer Milanese. 


Unit – Static Beef
From the Narcoleptic Symphony album. This is an example of how extremely great music can go over the radar.. This album is a masterpiece from A to Z, delving into the lucid dream states of Christian Fleming, who is now making a living as  a cartoonist for a New-Yorkan newspaper. If this album went into the hand of conservative politicians, it would be banned, because it induces alternate states of consciousness. Hunt it down, you won’t regret it!
Roly Porter – Mass
Since Aphex Twin’s Come to Daddy EP, it’s been common to describe the beat as the Bucephalus Bouncing Ball style. Nevertheless, Roly Porter uses it in a completely different way, to emphasise the detailed sound design happening all over this stellar piece of music. Not only this track, but the whole Third Law album is the soundtrack of an imaginary metaphysical science fiction film, released in the year 2126.


Ben Pest – Schedule Acid
This is the cheekiest, catchiest acid tune we’ve heard in a long time, with its nonchalant vocals and that laidback yet ravey vibe, this one is a dancefloor uplifter, in all its Acid simplicity.


The Loose Lips collective hold a weekly residency at Cafe 1001, you can catch them spinning an eclectic mix of tunes every Friday night in the front bar (free entry).
Keep up-to-date with their movements, parties and their compilation series here:
You can also catch them on the airwaves! –
Radar Radio (1st Wednesday of the month, 4-6am)
MEATtransMISSION Radio (Every Monday, 4-6pm)

What’s in the Bag? – Mitch Hobson

Every now and then we like to invite DJs (big and small) to give us a peek inside their record bags and let us know what tracks they love playing out. In the hot seat today we’ve got fellow Londoner and White Label Project resident Mitch Hobson giving us a run-down of his 5 must-hear songs:


Tim Green – Among Wolves

Amazing new atmospheric release from Tim Green on Cocoon Recordings, one of those tracks that really takes you on a journey, a breath taking ultra deep track.
Black Moon – Who Got The Props
 For the old skool hip hop fans, released by Evil Dee in 1993 on Nervous Inc this wicked chill hop track always gets the head nodding.
Nice n Trick & Libe – Body, Mind & Spirit
An absolute roller! Whats not to love about this new release from Nice n Trick, a groovy bassline and the vocals say it all….house music is an expression of soul, body, mind & spirit.
Kitt Zenga – 1015
This track is everything I love about minimal, deep, dark and mystifying. Get lost in this brand spanking new track by Kitt Zenga out on minim.all records.
Pig & Dan Feat Malcolm Duncan – Freefall
A real unwinding chill out track by techno giants Pig & Dan. One of their more mellow releases on Bedrock Records, sit back relax and let the music take you.
Keep up-to-date with Mitch Hobson and the White Label Project:
The White Label Project takeover the front bar for a Bank Holiday special 2/5/16: http://bit.ly/23jYvwc

What’s In The Bag? – Jem Haynes

If you’ve partied on the white isle, chances are the name Jem Haynes is one that’s firmly cemented in your mind. Synonymous with Sundays at Space, Jem’s graced the decks alongside the likes of Derrick May, James Zabiela and Carl Craig to name a few. Now, after 9 years in the Discoteca, Jem’s returned home and heads up the Colour Series label. We’re lucky enough to catch up with him and hear his top 5 tracks of the moment.

“I’m currently on tour in Switzerland, last week I played a great festival in the Swiss Alps called Arosa Electronica. Here is my top 5 from the festival”

Introspectral – Andre Hommen
Andre recently played my Colour Series label party at Arosa Electronica.
He’s not only a fantastic producer but an excellent DJ and all round top man!
This record made so much sense at the top of a mountain on a bright sunny day.


Melos – Vincenzo, Mic Newman
An excellent feel good record that always makes people move.


Alcatraz – MJ Cole
Best known for his smooth garage vibes, MJ Cole rips all that up and rinses out an absolute dance floor banger!


Jem Haynes & SOAME – Streets
One of my own productions that has been getting a great dance floor reaction every time I play. (Out in the shops 28th March).


Depeche Mode – Only when I lose myself (Lexicon Avenue remix)
Played by my mate & production partner Ian Blevins as the last track of the Colour Series party. 7:30 in the morning, the sun rising over the mountains, this hit all the right spots!


Catch Jem headlining Bank of Switches on the 16th April here at Cafe 1001. Event info: http://bit.ly/1XNfcws

Jem’s website: http://jemhaynes.com/

Colour Series website: http://colourseries.com/


Ysanne Reid

What’s in the bag? – Lucio

The Spanish Tech House heavyweight sheds some light on what he’s spinning at the moment..

Shlomi Aber – We Don’t Fit

For me this track is always in my bag, my secret weapon, hard, groove and with punch, ever to go up the floor!


Wade – Check Point

Synth, melody, passion, this track has it all for me! Bomb!


Elio Riso & Lucio Spain – Breaking Minds

My new weapon to wake up the floor at anytime!


&ME – After Dark

From last year, my special intro or closing track to my sets … a bomb for the ears!


Santos – Hold Home

In my time a classic, HOLD HOME is the best for me!!!!!! Real house!!!!


Catch Lucio playing the Deep Breath Records showcase here at Cafe 1001 on 25th March, Info & Tickets: http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?808890




Label of the Month – No Attitude Recordings

Each month we’ll be taking you on a tour of our favourite labels, from old school House mainstays to little known vinyl-only imprints and selecting some prime cuts from their catalogues to help you navigate the musical spectrum.

This month we’ve got No Attitude Recordings in the hotseat. In fact, we like the guys over there so much that we’ve even invited them to host a monthly residency at the club.

Launched back in May 2012, No Attitude is a relatively young label contributing to the scene. A collective of heads with one mantra – enjoy the music, jerks need not apply. The roster has been kept tight and consistent and features bits from Marco Colombino, Enzo Tedeschi, Ex Sound System, Bode, Darkart and Franko Lopez.

Their ethos is simple, they’re all about quality underground electronic music (genres spanning the deep house – tech house spectrum) but leave your ‘tude at the door please.

Must Hear: Enzo Tedeschi – ‘What She Wants’


It’s always hard to narrow down just one track for this but for me this is a standout record. A nice slice of melodic deep house from label head Enzo Tedeschi, reminiscent of early OFF Recordings / Hot Creations days.



New Blood: Marco Colombino – ‘My Sexy Sick Voice’


The backbone of this record is a stomping groove! Couple that with a monologue about ‘Sexy sick voices’ and some mind-bending synths to make a real winner here.



No Attitude recordings host a free entry party every first Sunday at Cafe 1001.


Words & selections: Ysanne Reid

What’s in the Bag? – Matt Hazelden

The eclectic selector picks 5 tracks he’s feeling right now..

Afefe Iku – Mirror Dance

Timeless and unique this afro Balearic track works with any crowd at any time in any venue. Simply amazing.


Luciano, Jaw – 7directions (Dennis Ferrer Remix)

Dennis Ferrer applies a groove heavy, percussive re work to this wonderful Luciano track. Made for the terrace.


Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra – Too Much Information

Try not moving to this afro soul explosion; Impossible.


Tim Engelhardt – Best Night In Cologne (Original Mix)

Deep, moody and melancholy but full of sunshine at the same time.


Sandrino, Frankey – Fornax (Original Mix)

Beautiful , hypnotic plodder. Nuevo Balearic at its best, Salinas beach style.


Matt Hazelden – The past 3 decades have seen Matt Hazelden really hone his craft, from humble beginnings running a record shop and promoting parties, to playing alongside the likes of Derrick May, Darren Emerson, Colin Dale and with Pete Tong at the legendary Milk Bar. Chuck in a few years working at dance music mainstays Wall of Sound, Deconstruction and Acid Jazz and it’s easy to see he’s kind of a big deal.. His feel-good sets are an eclectic mix of House, Groove, Soul, Balearic, Disco and Tech House and have led to radio slots on Ibiza Sonica, Es Vive Radio and Real House Radio. These days you can catch him putting on not-for-profit nights (see Route One) with the Ibiza Sonica DJs, Guy Gerber and Mendo to name but a few.

Catch Matt Hazelden playing Bank of Switches at Cafe 1001 Friday 5th November: http://on.fb.me/1nQTbRz


By Ysanne Reid

MXD #005 – B.A.H.Y (Amplify)

MXD #005 – B.A.H.Y (Amplify)

For the fifth mix in our series we welcome B.A.H.Y, head honcho and resident of ‘Amplify’ – Hertfordshire’s hottest House and Techno export and new monthly Sunday party here at 1001.

Armed with a sound-engineering background and a degree in electronic music, B.A.H.Y’s own production is crisp, neat and tidy, keeping it interesting with clever sample use and leaning toward the darker, techier sound.

His DJ sets marry House and Techno tunes seamlessly. He kicks off his mix for us with some groovy Tech house and steadily progresses into a moodier Techno overtone, accentuating his expansive and varied interest in electronic music and shedding some light on the music policy of the Amplify brand.

A high calibre of previous guests including Josh Butler, Leftwing & Kody and Mark Fanciulli gives some insight into what you can expect from Hertfordshire’s hottest House and Techno party and with Amplify on the rise, B.A.H.Y is definitely one to watch for 2016.

Catch him spinning for Amplify 31/01/16

Amplify – Every last Sunday at Cafe 1001



By Ysanne Reid



For the fourth installment of our ‘MXD’ series we are pleased to introduce Mediate – an electronic music duo hailing from Manchester making bold, catchy jams and certainly one to watch for 2016.

1 part producer, 1 part vocalist – The concept provides a fresh, welcome addition to the Electronic landscape and the duo have already gathered major support from all corners of the industry, from Pete Tong, B Traits and Monki to Ben Pearce, Eton Messy and Clean Bandit, their infectious House-Garage sound tinged with Chicago, New York and Detroit influences.

The pair are keeping busy between the studio and preparing a full live show, with current release ‘What You Do’ [Love & Other] storming dancefloors across the country. 2016 is set to be an exciting year for these two and we’re delighted to have them on board for the series!


‘What You Do’ Out now on Love & Other

Basement Jaxx – Summer Dem (Alex Metric Remix)
Pompeya – Does (The Twelves Remix)
Tchami & Marshall Jefferson – Move Your Body
Sunshine Anderson – Heard It All Before (E-Smoove Remix)
Mediate – Till Morning Comes
HKEK ft. Miss Danee – Under 1000 Stars
NVOY – Higher
Mediate – What You Do (The Golden Boy Remix)
Baskerville – Times (Catchment Remix)
The Fog – Been A Long Time (Rhythm Masters Remix)

By Ysanne Reid


Stepping up to the plate is none other than Hot Creations / Viva music’s golden boy Pete Dorling. A veteran of the scene, Essex-born Dorling’s career has steadily grown over the past few years with the help of big releases such as ‘Palonga’ (snapped up by Hot Creations) and ‘Dillinga’ (VIVa). This year has seen him grow from strength to strength, playing alongside heavyweights including Steve Lawler, Derrick Carter, Miguel Campbell, Seff and Detlef and gaining support on his tracks from the likes of Carl Cox and the entire Hot Creations team.

We have no doubt the coming year will hold more success for Dorling and we can’t wait to hear more top quality output from him, both in his House-heavy sets and his own production. Take a listen to his offering for MXD, a rolling selection of uplifting Techy tunes, rougher percussive cuts and chunky dancefloor numbers to get you moving.

Catch him playing 1001 for Digital Bitch Sat 17th October: http://bit.ly/1Li4nyY


By Ysanne Reid




For the 6th edition of our mix series we asked VantaBlack residents Groove Detectives to step up to the plate and provide some bangers – and boy did they deliver. The boys have been making waves on the London scene with their fist-pumping, shape-throwing, house-heavy sets and their mix is chock-a-block with groovy, jackin’ tech-house tunes to get you up and moving.

Catch Groove Detectives spinning the main room (alongside Raffa FL, Ellie Cocks, Jimmy Switch, The Mistaa, Simeon Belle and Matt Brawn) for VantaBlack 5th March at Cafe 1001:

VantaBlack is a new nightlife experience for East London.
Conceptualized by Louie Anderson (D-Vine Sounds / Audio Rehab / Beatdown), VantaBlack promises the finest cutting-edge electronic music from the hottest local and international talent. Previous guests include: Arun Verone, Lance Morgan, The Mistaa, Louie Anderson, Simeon Belle






By Ysanne Reid