Posts Tagged ‘The Dock’

Locked In The Dock: Introducing ‘UNDIVIDE’

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For almost thirty years, London and Bristol have been the two cornerstones of the UK bass music scene playing host to some of the wildest parties in the UK and continually showcasing the country’s flourishing array of dance music talent. Now, veteran dance promoters The Blast have combined forces with global events brand HospitalityDnB to create Undivide. A fusion of Bristol and London, Undivide is an events brand like no other which flies the flag for the best of UK dance music.

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Kicking off proceedings was their New Year’s Day show at the Printworks, a venue which is quickly establishing itself as a legendary nightclub in London’s dance music tapestry. Gracing the decks at this landmark event was a mammoth line-up of dance music heavyweights, including Drum & Bass titans Noisia headlining the Press Halls and Dubstep pioneer Caspa headlining the Charge Bay. From start to finish, every DJ delivered electrifying sets which effortlessly covered the full spectrum of dance music. It’s safe to say that the first ever Undivide event was one for the history books.

Still fresh from the success of their NYD event, Undivide have now been given the chance to curate ‘The Car Park’ stage at the legendary Hospitality in the Dock event on 30th March. Teaming up with seminal Neurofunk label Eatbrain and global events promoter Therapy Sessions, this stage will be packed out with the finest DJs that the harder, darker and heavier side of Drum & Bass has to offer. Headlining this stage will be none other than the original Drum & Bass super-group Bad Company UK. Alongside them will be Killbox, an innovative new project from Ram Records heavyweight Audio & the legendary Ed Rush, as well as the Eatbrain league featuring an eye-watering triple B2B from Jade, Telekinesis and L33. Completing this gargantuan line up is an Astrophonica Showcase, featuring the ever experimental DJ Fracture going B2B with both Lewis James and Sully, as well as Benny L B2B Voltage and Jaydrop.

Since reuniting in early 2016, Bad Company UK instantly re-established themselves as one of the true powerhouses of Drum & Bass. Signing to the legendary Ram Records, the group have gone from strength to strength releasing the anthemic singles Nomad/Equilibrium and Primal Fire/Tetris alongside a remix of The Prodigy’s The Day is my Enemy which was nominated for best remix at the 2016 Drum and Bass Awards.

When Ram Records posted a cryptic video for Killbox back in 2016, no one was truly prepared for what was to come next. Ed Rush, considered one of the godfathers of Neurofunk, had decided to team up with Audio, an artist revered for his production talents, to form Killbox. Fast forward to 2018 and Killbox already have two singles and an EP under their belt alongside an extensive DJ schedule spanning the UK and Europe, cementing themselves as a dynamic production and DJ duo.

With Benny L and Voltage on a lethal B2B as arguably a pair of the hottest acts in D+B and a takeover from the army of D+B darkness that is Therapy Sessions celebrating their 15th year, it’s safe to say that this stage show is going to be packed to the brim with impeccable talent and thunderous basslines. Tickets are moving fast so make sure you get yours before it’s too late!

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Posted 24th January 2018 in Blog, Features

Hospitality In The Dock

Locked At The Dock: Behind The Gates (Part I)

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Just a few weeks ago 10,000 of you joined us for the biggest drum & bass festival the UK has ever seen. Hospitality In The Park was an incredible day, but what could be next in London? We’re very excited to announce that on the 14th April 2017, Hospitality will be taking over one of London’s most unique spaces for another all day drum & bass special. It’ll be the first of its kind at east London’s Tobacco Dock so we’re here to give you the low down on what makes it the perfect place to start the bank holiday weekend!

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Over the past few decades Tobacco Dock has transformed from a trading hub to a vibrant space for exhibitions, award ceremonies, high-end corporate events and most importantly, huge electronic music parties thanks to techno and house dons LWE. They’re an essential part of underground music and nightlife culture in London, responsible for some of the city’s biggest bass events. The guys behind the brand have put Tobacco Dock in the limelight, giving it the recognition and credibility it deserves as a world-class, one of a kind building.

LWE has already worked closely with leading techno labels including Cocoon, Adam Beyer’s Drumcode, Seth Troxler’s Acid Future, Hotflush, Dystopian and 2020vision. Now, Hospitality are here to host the next all-day party at this beautiful building, being the first purely drum & bass party to ever grace the glass-walled grounds.

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Although it’s well-known today, the Tobacco Dock hasn’t always been on London’s radar. Over the decades it’s been chopped and changed into a multitude of things, first constructed in 1811 to store, well, tobacco. This stunning building was designed by John Rennie, a Scottish guy who also designed the pre-1971 London Bridge, but in 1968, Tobacco Dock began to slide into ruin. Although it was an abandoned and technically useless space, the authorities recognised it’s tremendous importance within London architecture and chased for it to be granted a Grade One building in order to prevent it’s demolition, and we’re very pleased they did.

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Now in 2016 and beyond it’s become a regular spot for annual Awards, such as the British Academy Games Awards, and even played host to 2,500 deployed soldiers during the 2012 Olympics. Finally the Tobacco Dock has made its mark on London culture and those timbre beams can be a part of unmissable bass-filled parties!

This architectural landmark has already been part of many exciting days and nights in London and now it’s time for drum & bass to make its mark. Not only is its size and atmosphere a perfect fit for Hospitality but it’s story, location and beauty makes it surpass anything we’ve ever done before.

Registration for Hospitality In The Dock is now open, sign up now to get exclusive access to pre-sale tickets before they go on general sale. Also make sure to join the Facebook event for updates.

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Words by Philippa Ghosh

Posted 24th October 2016 in Blog, Features