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

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:


By Ysanne Reid

MXD #002 – Kalix

MXD #002 – Kalix

Number two in our mix series has landed! This time we call upon the talents of 1001 regular Kalix and let him take us on a House-heavy journey with flavours ranging from rolling, quantized Tech House through to pure Acid numbers.


Not many DJs can say they’ve supported R&B Superstar Usher on his 2011 OMG tour, seamlessly mixing RnB, Hip-Hop and House music.. Meet Kalix, a London-based DJ and producer making all kinds of waves.

A regular on the London scene, having supported some of the most influential players on the circuit and done the works (Egg, Ministry of Sound, Pacha, Fabric, even Notting Hill Carnival), Kalix has launched Sucasa – A day-to-night party featuring cutting-edge electronic music, consistently strong lineups and attracting a fun-loving crowd.

His passion and dedication to music fuel his energetic and eclectic sets and give his production that extra something. With releases on Flat7, Minar Records, Paranormal Traxx and most recently I Can’t (release date 1st Ocober 2015) forthcoming on New York’s Karmic Power Records.


Karmicpowerrecords – Kalix-i-cant-original-mix

Catch him play 1001 next Sunday (11th October) for Sucasa.


By Ysanne Reid


MXD 001 – Born Freak

The first in our brand new mix series here at Cafe 1001 and what a way to start! 40 minutes of Deep, Groovy, Techy goodness from Born Freak. Enjoy!

Born Freak
DJ, Producer and head honcho of Freak Trix Records, the genre-defying Born Freak is hotly tipped as one of the rising stars of Dance music. Born Freak, aka. Kasra Mossayeri, is making waves in the inner sanctums of Electronic Dance Music after exploding onto the scene in July 2012 when his debut release, “Cocktail Bar”, was featured on the highly successful Mau5trap compilation album, “We Are Friends: Volume 1.” It still remains the third most downloaded track from the album and, after much acclaim. His genre-bending blend of electro, techno and house has seen him ear-marked for great things over the coming months. Sit tight and Keep it locked!

Born Freak plays Cafe 1001 4th September as part of the Freak Trix Records showcase.

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Ysanne Reid