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




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

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