What’s in the Bag? – Marco Colombino

The Sardinian gives us five tracks he’s hammering at the moment.

Dexter – X7D

From the first time I’ve played this track I loved the atmospheric vibe on it and the positive feeling it gives to the floor.. One of my favourite tracks on my long sets


Marco Colombino – Fall in the groove

One of my own tracks released few months ago on Sullivan room records NYC. The looped synth lead give the dark imprint to the track but the groovy rhythm keep you dancing.


Aphrohead – Grown Man Crayy (Carl Craig ‘Brainy Grimlin’ Remix)

This track speak by itself. A constantly growing up, Pure ecstasy for real clubbers.


Wax – No. 30003 (B)

Pure underground techno on this one, but I always find the right time to spin it.


Aney F – Acid driver

I always like to put into my set some acid vibes…And the floor always appreciate it.


Marco Colombino plays the No Attitude Recordings showcase here at Cafe 1001 7th February. Tickets and info at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1648074695455486/

His debut album ‘Whisper’ is forthcoming on No Attitude Recordings –




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

Festival Watch


We all love a festival. Whether your preference be sun-soaked Croatian party vibes, rolling around in 3 feet of mud and a bucket hat or braving the desert with nothing but a bike and an open mind. We’ve thrown together the ones we’re most excited for in 2016..


Why? The ultimate Croatian dance festival. Beautiful people, sun-drenched pool parties, dance music all day and night. Part festival, part Ibiza-esque villa holiday and for £729 you can bag yourself a package deal including your flight, baggage, transfers, festival ticket and apartment.

Who’s playing? Jamie xx, Skepta, Adam Beyer, Hot Since 82, J.E.S.u.S. , Steve Lawler, Dusky, Hannah Wants, Bicep + more.



Why? The Godfather of Festivals and if the headliner rumours are anything to go by, this is going to be one big Glastonbury. Synonymous with losing everyone and everything you own and drowning in a river of mud (in a good way).

Who’s playing? As always, the Glasto team keep you guessing until the last minute. The full lineup will be released around April time but rumours include Adele, Foo Fighters, Muse,  Coldplay and The Stone Roses. One thing we do know is that the lineup won’t disappoint.


Burning Man

Why? Instagram was Burning Man heavy in 2015. Apparently everyone was having a go at communal living: Social media entrepreneurs, supermodels, popstars, actors – you name it. A surreal festival in the desert, built on the concept of creating a temporary community (where no cash transactions are allowed) and then leaving no trace of ever having been there.. We’ll play.

Who’s playing? TBA but not the main reason to go.



Why? Snow x music = one hell of a good time! The lineup this year is top-notch with Jamie Jones, Fatboy Slim, Andy C, Sven Vath and The Prodigy topping the bill (plus loads more) and for under £1000 you can get 7 nights accom (chalet), full board (3 meals a day + wine), festival ticket and return flights and transfers.

Who’s playing? The Prodigy, Jamie Jones, Fatboy Slim, Andy C, Sven Vath, BTraits, Anja Schneider, Hot Since 82, Hannah Wants, Idris Elba, Andrea Oliva + more




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

VantaBlack | Launching 15th November 2015

Somewhere in the depths of East London a brand new nightlife experience is brewing..

This month will see the launch of a brand new night here at Cafe 1001: VantaBlack
We’ve recruited a host of talent to get this one off the ground, including a very special B2B set from Defected’s Arun Verone and Vanta Black conceptualiser – Louie Anderson. You’ll also be finding your ears in the very capable hands of London house music veteran Lance Morgan [Rinse FM] and Egg regular The Mistaa. On top of that, we will be welcoming Jess Bays, A&R manager of Sam Divine’s D-Vine sounds imprint, Simeon Belle, Sonny Koko and Madtech Records’ Nightshift.

As if we haven’t spoilt you enough with this one.. We’re also giving you lucky things the opportunity to head down to this ABSOLUTELY FREE! Just chuck your names on the FB wall for free guestlist.

Sunday 15th November 2015 | 1001, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL



PLUS check out this exclusive promo mix from Nightshift!


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

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

That’s Not Good Techno Music!

It’s official. Claire Danes is one of us.

The ‘Homeland’ star appeared on The Ellen Show and recounted her experience at Berlin’s infamous ‘Temple of Techno’ – Berghain, going into detail about her surroundings including naked dancing and the ice cream parlour. Danes at one point goes as far as describing it as ‘the best place ever’. You go Claire.

Danes can be forgiven for letting slip that, with her Hollywood status, she managed to avoid the hawk eye of Sven Marquardt at the main entrance and ‘got to go in the back’. We still love her for being aboard the Techno train.

We can’t forgive whoever chose the ‘Techno Music’ played on the show though, we’re pretty sure that borders dodgy Eurovision Trance. Luckily, Claire Danes knows what’s up, exclaiming ‘That’s Not Good Techno Music!’ before showing us the moves she likes to throw down on a Sunday afternoon session in Berlin.


Ysanne Reid

Label Of The Month – Phantasy

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.

We’ve decided to kick things off with one of our favourite labels – Phantasy

Erol Alkan, Daniel Avery, Ghostculture, Connan Mockasin.. Phantasy is a label that let’s it’s quality output do the talking. Home to a heavyweight selection of talent, we felt it was the perfect way to start the series.

Since it’s conception in 2007, Erol Alkan’s London-based label has grown from strength to strength. Weaving it’s way through the electronic and alternative scenes alike, deliberately not settling for either but rather creating a platform for open-minded music lovers to find brilliant new sounds. Phantasy’s catalogue stands to be diverse in genre, consistent in quality. Newbies prepare to be constantly surprised (even challenged) but never disappointed and certainly not bored. Welcome to Phantasy.

Must Hear: Daniel Avery – ‘All I Need (Roman Flügel Remix)’


Phantasy are well-known for their eclectic and brilliant remix A&R and this one was no exception. A genre-bending cut from a master of the scene,  Flügel’s take on the ‘Drone Logic’ track was the soundtrack to Bestival’s Bollywood tent last year. It dominated the Beatport charts, finding itself equally at home in the record bags of Electronica DJs, Techno selectors and House veterans.

New Blood: Cowboy Rhythmbox – ‘The Natives Are Having Us For Dinner Tonight’


Taken from Cowboy Rhythmbox ‘Fantasma’, this is a weighty, cerebral, down-tempo slice of percussive goodness that’s layered  with synths and contrasted with subtle vocals that’s at once confusing and pleasing and an all-out assault on the ears, in a good way.

Words & selections: Ysanne Reid