Villains & Voodoo Halloween Party


All Your Friends and Famous Wolf Promotions present…
Saturday 2nd Nov – The Social, London








Live Music By:



Featuring Dana Immanuel, Yan Yates, Blanche Ellis & friends

DONATA (Nosoyo) 




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The Fix – Part II

THE FIX - November 5th

THE FIX is back on November 5th 2013 – doors 7pm

With special live guests F.U.R.S, SAINT MOTEL and MOTEL MARI and FIXERS DJs.


THE FIX will play host to some of the best new music on the first Tuesday of each month in a London intimate venue with unrivalled music heritage.

We continue on November 5th, with brilliant new London band F.U.R.S, magnificent new US act playing over here SAINT MOTEL, and the excellent South African band MOTEL MARI.


One of the most exciting new London bands, F.U.R.S bring a melodic mix of garage rock and shoe gaze pop to THE FIX, with a series of magical, euphoric songs. 2014 is going to be a major year for this trio!


Over from the States, Saint Motel are one of the most exciting live bands you’ll hear this year. A six piece (with brass in there to give it some major oomph) making uplifting indie-pop, their recent single ‘My Type’ is one of the best tracks of 2013 and we can’t wait to have them along to The Social.


Completing a global line-up, we have the amazing Motel Mari from South Africa playing live. Comprised of members of Blk Jks, they make sublime soulful psychedelia.

Plus the FIXERS DJs playing some of our favourite new tunes.

Please mark it in your calendar and spread the word!

fixers@fruktfixers.com for more info!


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There’s more to life than books, you know… But not much more


There’s more to life than books, you know… But not much more

A temporary reading room on the day publication of Morrissey’s Autobiography at The Social, 5 Little Portland Street, London, W1

Thursday 17th October sees the publication of one of the most eagerly awaited books in recent memory –Autobiography by Morrissey (Penguin Classics)*. To celebrate this momentous event, the Social will be offering quiet, comfortable space in the West End for anyone wanting to skive off work and while away the day reading the book. There will be free tea (from Yorkshire not Lancashire) and two for one on foaming nut Brown Ale (from Sonnet 43 brewery in Durham) for anyone brandishing a copy of the book (or, at a real push, a Kindle edition). There will also be a range of vegetarian sandwiches and Square Pies on sale from lunchtime. The Social will be compiling a specially selected playlist of music by or inspired by the Smiths and Morrissey that will air quietly in the background. And, for those who find the contents of the book bring an uncontrollable urge to see the sights of Manchester, Euston station is a brisk fifteen-minute walk away.

*The Social hangs on to an idealized view of Morrissey – one that begins with the band’s first Oxford Road Show performance and pauses sometime around the release of Come Back To Camden. Having not yet perused the contents of the book, we can’t vouch for any overly brusque views that the author may express therein.

The Social is open every weekday from 9am with free broadband, power points and in house tech support from Sussed IT. We serve Tim Peaks coffee.

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Good Block


As winter draws in, Good Block continue to pound The Social’s basement with a head strong selection of 80’s Disco, Hip Hop, House, Boogie, Funk and more! 

Oh Death 
Pete Dee 
Party Carter 
Richard Foe 

Free before 9pm – £3/£5 otherwise!

Facebook event

A massive thanks to DJ / Designer, Jordan Oh Death for the mix! Click her for more:


Good Block Mix 17 by Oh Death by Good Block on Mixcloud

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Richard Milward Exhibition


Middlesbrough-based author Richard Milward (Apples, Ten Storey Love Song, Kimberly’s Capital Punishment, all on Faber) brings his delirious draughtmanship to the walls of The Social. 

The Rebirth Pool features ten new paintings, twisting the hypnotic mandala artwork of Hinduism and Buddhism to form a manic merry-go-round of fluorescent cartoon characters, hieroglyphics, surrealism, reanimation, hearts, brains, eyeballs, footballs, Heaven and Hell and everything in between.

Starts Monday 7th October

The Rebirth Pool (BlackWorms)


The Rebirth Pool (YellowEyeball)

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New beers


New Beer and Cider Notes

The eagle-eyed amongst you might have noticed a few new bottles on the shelves in the Social. This is our new beer range, something we’re very excited about. We originally planned to focus on London beers but we figured that you’re in London – you can get great local beers pretty much anywhere these days. What we settled on is a short list of British classics from all across the country. It’s a work in progress and hopefully always will be – we’ll try to change based on demand, on seasonality and occasionally on whim.

Moor Nor’Hop 4.3%, 660ml

Described as “ultra pale, ultra modern, ultra hoppy”, Nor’ Hop is brewed with plenty

of Northern Hemisphere hops by Somerset’s finest Moor and it does exactly what it says on the tin (bottle). Sold in a 660ml bottle, this is great for sharing or for the kind of drinkers who feel shortchanged with a pint. This beer is unfined meaning it’s meant to pour hazy.

The Kernel Table Beer 3.1%, 330ml

The Kernel is one of the capital’s most consistently brilliant breweries – often inventive, always exceptionally good. Table Beer is their ‘session’ brew – usually around the 3% abv mark (changes with each brew) and featuring a selection of hop varieties, this is that rarest of beasts – a gloriously full flavoured, low(er) alcohol ale.

Sonnet 43 Brown Ale 4.7%, 500ml

A modern take on the undisputed Northern classic ‘Newkie Brown’, this is a truly quaffable nutty brown beer from the Sonnet 43 brewery in Co Durham. The taste of the Tyne right here in W1.

Tiny Rebel Full Nelson 4.8%, 330ml

This ‘Maori Pale Ale’ comes from our current favourite brewery in the UK, Newport’s Tiny Rebel. Brewed with Nelson Sauvin hops (named after the Sauvignon Blanc grape), Full Nelson is fruity, crisp and incredibly refreshing.

Sandford Orchard Devon Red 4.5% 500ml

The sticker on the bottle says it all – this is ‘proper cider’. There’s not much else to say other than Devon Red is an award winning drop from the West Country… accept no imitations!

If there’s a bottled craft beer or real ale that you love and think we should look out for, drop us a line at carl@thesocial.com

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Hot Wuk Wednesdays with The Heatwave

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Hot Wuk Wednesdays with The Heatwave – Every Wednesday night at The Social

Every Wednesday we rave like it’s a Saturday and turn The Social basement into a mini Notting Hill Carnival. Get rum drunk and collect your free whistle and horn…

You might see the most incredibly acrobatic dance move or hear the wickedest MC jumping on the mic. One thing is certain: the vibe will be INSANE. 100% smiling, 100% dancing, 100% fun.

You will be raving to the sounds of Konshens, Popcaan, Vybz Kartel, Mavado, RDX, Sean Paul, Mr Vegas, Lady Saw, Gaza Slim, Stylo G, Gappy Ranks, Rihanna and loads more.

This is the sweetest, maddest, friendliest and sexiest dancehall party in the world. 


Facebook The Heatwave

Twitter @TheHeatwave

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Oxjam Party This Saturday


Saturday 5th October










£3 Early Bird Tickets / £5 OTD – Tickets


Please join the Idle Fret facebook page for future events and updates

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How To Do Hip Hop Karaoke

All you need to know about Hip Hop Karaoke and how to get signed up including a full song list. If there is something you want to do that isn’t up there then drop Rob a line.

“London’s like a jungle sometimes but nights like this will keep you from going under!” Time Out

Putting a fresh twist on the ancient art of karaoke, HHK Lets you get on the mic and act out your rap fantasies to the fullest, whether that includes teaming up with friends to rock through a Wu-Tang jam, living the lyrical highlife like Jay-Z or Drake, bawsin it like Rick Ross, celebrating summertime with The Fresh Prince or acting all crazy like Nicki Minaj or Ol Dirty Bastard. You can now find HHK every Thursday at The Social.  It’s no exaggeration to say that this is a legendary night out and you’d be crazy not to get there early.

Doors are 7pm sharp every Thursday night – arrive early as it does get busy from the off. £5 entry.


1. Look over the list of songs below and select the most appealing/entertaining/challenging.

2. Come to the sign-up table near the DJ booth and add your name to the list – remember that it’s first come first performing, so don’t leave it too late to add your name to the list!

3. All performances are over instrumental versions of the songs and full lyric sheets are provided for all performers (if needed).

4. Find yourself lost while rhyming along? Look behind you and the deejay Rob Pursey will help you get back on track.

5. Each performer gets a post-performance prize of a free bottle of Sagres beer!

6. The best performer on the night gets a goodie bag full of CDs (kindly donated by the good karaoke loving people over at Lewis Recordings).

7. Lose yourself!

Join us on Facebook – Hip-Hop Karaoke London

Requests: robin.pursey@gmail.com

Twitter: @hiphopkaraokelondon  // @robpursey

For video footage of event check Superix and JBoTapes YouTube channels:




(Note: Stars denote level of rhyming difficulty – *** being the most difficult)

A Tribe Called Quest ‘Award Tour’ *
A Tribe Called Quest ‘Electric Relaxation’ *
A Tribe Called Quest ‘Scenario’ *** (when done solo!)
A Tribe Called Quest ‘Find A Way’*
Akinyele ‘Put It In Your Mouth’

B.O.B. ‘Airplanes’
Baby feat. Lil Wayne ‘Stuntin Like My Daddy’
BDP ‘South Bronx’ *
Beanie Sigel and Freeway ‘Roc The Mic’ **
Beastie Boys ‘Get It Together’ * (this comes in real quick!)
Beastie Boys ‘Paul Revere’ *
Big Daddy Kane ‘Warm It Up Kane’ **
Big L ‘Ebonics’ **
Big Pun ‘I’m Not A Player’*
Birdman feat. Lil Wayne ‘Stuntin Like My Daddy’
Biz Markie ‘Just A Friend’ *
Black Moon ‘Who Got Da Props?’
Black Rob ‘Whoa’
Black Star ‘Definition’**
Bubba Sparxxx ‘Ugly’*
Busta Rhymes ‘Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See’**
Busta Rhymes ‘Woo Hah’**
Busta Rhymes ‘Touch It’**
Busta Rhymes ‘ Gimmie Some More’ *** (all of Busta’s are tricky, but this is the one – just ask Ortis!)
Busta Rhymes ‘Pass The Courvoisier Pt.2’ *
Busta Rhymes feat. Mariah Carey ‘I Know What You Want’

Camp Lo ‘Luchini’***
Cam’Ron ‘Hey Ma’*(possibly the easiest song on the list)
Chamillionaire ‘Ridin Dirty’ **(that second verse is hella tricky!)
Chubb Rock ‘Treat Em Right’* (one for the over 30s!)
Clipse ‘When The Last Time’ *
Common ‘I Used To Love H.E.R.’*
Common ‘The Light’
Crooklyn Dodgers ‘Crooklyn’*
Crooklyn Dodgers ‘The Return Of The Crooklyn Dodgers’*
Cypress Hill ‘How I Could Just Kill A Man’ *
Cypress Hill ‘When The Shit Goes Down’*
Cypress Hill ‘Insane In The Brain’*

Dead Prez ‘Hip-Hop’ ** (a difficult crowd pleaser)
De La Soul ‘Me, Myself & I’ *
De La Soul ‘Stakes Is High’ **
De La Soul ‘Oooh’ *
Digital Underground ‘The Humpty Dance’ * (DJs favourite!)
Dilated Peoples ‘Worst Comes To Worst’ *
Dizzee Rascal ‘Bonkers’ (instrumental is EXTENDED and marginally different – so be prepared!)
Dizzee Rascal ‘Jus A Rascal’
DMX ‘Party Up In Here’ *
Drake ‘Best I Ever Had’
Drake ‘Forever’
Drake ‘Over’
Dr Dre ‘Forget About Dre’ **
Dr Dre ‘Next Episode’ *
Dr Dre ‘Nuthin’ But A G Thang’ *
Dr Dre introducing Snoop Doggy Dogg ‘Deep Cover’ *

E-40 feat. Keak Da Sneak ‘Tell Me When To Go’
Ed O.G. ‘I Got To Have It’ *
Eminem ‘Just Lose It’ **
Eminem ‘Lose Yourself’ *
Eminem ‘My Name Is’ *
Eminem ‘Stan’
Eminem ‘Without Me’ **
Eminem feat. Lil Wayne ‘No Love’
EPMD ‘So Whutcha Sayin’’ *
Eric B & Rakim ‘I Know You Got Soul’ *
Eve  ‘Let Me Blow Ya Mind’ * (Christmas party fave)
Eve ‘Satisfaction’ *

Fat Joe ‘What’s Luv?’ *
Flo-Rida ‘Low’
50 Cent ‘Candy Shop’ *
50 Cent ‘In Da Club’ *
50 Cent ‘I Get Money’ *
Foxy Brown ‘Oh Yeah’
Fugees ‘Ready Or Not’

Game feat. 50 Cent ‘How We Do’ (if in doubt, just mumble)
Game ‘One Blood’ *
Gang Starr ‘DWYCK’ *
Gang Starr ‘Just To Get A Rep’ **
Gang Starr ‘You Know My Steez’ *
Geto Boys ‘Mind Playin’ Tricks On Me’ ** (host’s favourite)
Ghostface ‘Daytona 500’ **
Ghostface ‘Run’*
Ghostface ‘Cherchez La Ghost’ **
Grand Puba ‘360 (What Goes Around)’ *
Group Home ‘Supa Star’ *

House Of Pain ‘Jump Around’

Ice Cube ‘It Was A Good Day’ * (basically talking)

Ja-Rule feat. Ashanti ‘Always On Time’
Jay-Z ’99 Problems’ * (or ** with the voices)
Jay-Z feat. Bun B & Pimp C ‘Big Pimpin’’ ***
Jay-Z ‘Brooklyns Finest’ ** (tricky to do both rappers)
Jay-Z ‘I Just Wanna Love You’ **
Jay-Z ‘Encore’ *
Jay-Z ‘Girls Girls Girls’ ** (harder than it seems)
Jay-Z   ‘Show Me What You Got’ *
Jay-Z  ‘Roc Boys’ *
Jay-Z feat. Foxy Brown ‘Ain’t No Playa’
Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince ‘Summertime’ *
Jeru ‘Ya Playin Yaself’ *(extra points if you do the intro)
Jim Jones ‘We Fly High (Ballin!)’
Junior Mafia ‘Players Anthem’*
Jurassic 5 ‘Concrete School Yard’ *
Juvenile ‘Back That Azz Up’ *

Kanye West ‘Through The Wire’ *
Kanye West ‘Gold Digger’ *
Kanye West ‘Touch The Sky’ *
Kanye West ‘Jesus Walks’ *
Kanye West ‘ Stronger’ *
Kanye West ‘Monster’
Keith Murray ‘The Most Beautifullest Thing In This World’ **
Kool G Rap ‘Ill Street Blues’ *
Kriss Kross ‘Jump’ * (ultimate party starter!)

Lauryn Hill ‘Doo Wop (That Thing)’ **
Lil Kim ‘The Jump Off’ *
Lil Kim  ‘Lighters  Up’ *
Lil Wayne ‘A Milli’
Lil Wayne ‘Go DJ’ *
Lil Wayne ‘Lollipop’
Lil Wayne ‘Mrs. Officer
LL Cool J ‘Doin’ It’ *
LL Cool J ‘I Need Love’ * (over Master P’s charming ‘I Need Dubs’)
LL Cool J ‘Mama Said Knock You Out’ *
Ludacris ‘Move Bitch’ ** (Mystikal’s verse requires a lot of energy!)
Ludacris – ‘Number One Spot’
Ludacris ‘Stand Up’ **
Luniz ‘I Got 5 On It’ ** (harder than it sounds)

MC Lyte ‘Paper Thin’ *
MC Hammer ‘U Can’t Touch This’ *
Main Source ‘Lookin’ At The Front Door’ *
Mann ‘Buzzin’
Melle Mel ‘The Message’ **
Method Man feat. Mary J Blige ‘You’re All I Need’ **
Mims – ‘This Is Why I’m Hot’
Missy Elliot ‘Get UR Freak On’ **
Missy Elliot ‘Work It’ *
Mobb Deep ‘Shook Ones (Part Two)’ *
MOP ‘Ante Up Remix’ **
Mos Def ‘Ms. Fat Booty’

Nas ‘Halftime’ *
Nas ‘Made You Look’ *
Naughty By Nature ‘OPP’ **
Naughty By Nature  ‘Hip Hop Hooray’ ** (the rappings hard – but the chorus will save you!)
Nelly ‘Hot In Herre’
Nice & Smooth ‘Hip-Hop Junkies’
Nice & Smooth ‘Funky For You’ *
Nicki Minaj ‘Your Love’
Nicki Minaj feat. Drake ‘Moment 4 Life’
Nicki Minaj feat. Eminem ‘Roman’s Revenge’
Nore ‘Super Thug’ * (basically repeat the word ‘What!’)
Notorious BIG ‘Hypnotize’ *
Notorious BIG ‘Juicy’ * (probably the all time most performed song!)
Notorious BIG ‘Mo’ Money Mo’ Problems’ *
Notorious BIG ‘One More Chance’ (Remix) *
Notorious BIG ‘Warning’ **
Notorious BIG ‘Unbelievable’ *
Notorious BIG ‘Nasty Girl RMX’ *

OC ‘Time’s Up’ ** (Extra prize if performed while wearing a backpack!)
Ol’ Dirty Bastard ‘Got Your Money’ *
Ol’ Dirty Bastard ‘Shimmy Shimmy Ya’ *
Ol’ Dirty Bastard ‘Brooklyn Zoo’ *
Onyx ‘Slam’ * (one for the rowdy crew)
Outkast ‘Bombs Over Baghdad’ ***
Outkast ‘Ms. Jackson’ ** (this s*** is hard too – don’t be fooled!)
Outkast ‘Player’s Ball’ *
Outkast ‘So Fresh, So Clean’

Pete Rock & CL Smooth ‘T.R.O.Y.’ *
The Pharcyde ‘Drop**
The Pharcyde ‘Passin’ Me By’ **
Pharoahe Monch ‘Simon Says’ **
Public Enemy ‘Rebel Without A Pause’ **
Puff Daddy ‘I’ll Be Missing You’ *(another ultimate crowd pleaser)
Puff Daddy ‘It’s All About The Benjamins’ *
P.Diddy feat. Black Rob and Mark Curry ‘Bad Boy For Life’
P. Diddy ‘Diddy’

Q-Tip ‘Breathe And Stop’*
Q-Tip ‘Let’s Ride’

Raekwon ‘Criminology’ *
Redman and Method Man ‘How High Remix’
Redman ‘Smash Sumthin’ **
Rick Ross ‘Hustlin’ *
Rick Ross ‘BMF (Blowin Money Fast)’
Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock ‘It Takes Two’ *
Roots Manuva ‘Witness’ **
Run DMC – It’s Like That’ *(very long – beware)
Run DMC ‘Peter Piper’ **
Run DMC ‘Sucker MCs’ **

Salt-N-Pepa ‘Tramp’ *
Salt-N-Pepa ‘Push It’ * (longest intro in recording history)
Sir Mix-A-Lot ‘Baby Got Back’ *
Slick Rick ‘Children’s Story’ ** (Performed over Montell Jordan’s summer smash ‘This Is How We Do It’)
Slum Village ‘I Don’t Know’
Slum Village ‘Fall In Love’
Slum Village ‘Climax’
Snoop Doggy Dogg ‘Drop It Like It’s Hot’ *
Snoop Doggy Dogg ‘Beautiful’ *
Snoop Doggy Dogg ‘Who Am I? (What’s My Name)’ *
Soulja Boy ‘Crank Dat’
Soulja Boy ‘Turn My Swag On’
Souls Of Mischief ’93 Til Infinity’ **

2Pac ‘California Love’ * (Bonus prize for using a vocoder for the hook)
2Pac ‘Changes’ *
2Pac ‘Dear Mama’ * (for those who want to get emotional)
2Pac ‘Do For Love’ *
T.I. ‘Bring Em Out’ *
T.I. ‘Swagger Like Us’
T.I. ‘What You Know’ *
T.I. ‘Whatever You Like’
Terror Squad ‘Lean Back’ *
Three 6 Mafia ‘Stay Fly’
Tim Dog ‘Fuck Compton’ *
Tone Loc ‘Wild Thing’ *
Tone Loc ‘Funky Cold Medina’ *
Tyler, The Creator ‘Yonkers’
Twista ‘Overnight Celebrity’

Ultramagnetic MCs ‘A Chorus Line’ *

Vanilla Ice ‘Ice Ice Baby’ *

Waka Flocka Flame ‘Hard In Da Paint’
Warren G ‘Regulate’ * (you need a good Nate Dogg for this)
Wiz Khalifa ‘Black & Yellow’
Wu-Tang Clan ‘CREAM’ **
Wu-Tang Clan ‘Wu-Tang Clan Ain’t Nuthin’ Ta Fuck Wit’’ *

Young Jeezy feat. Kanye West ‘Put On’ *
Young Jeezy ‘And Then What’ *
Young Money ‘Every Girl’
Young Money ‘Roger That’


Request line:  rob@hiphopkaraokelondon.co.uk

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Faber Social Presents Unreal City



Monday 7th October

For October’s Faber Social, co-hosted with Heavenly Recordings, we invite you to an evening celebrating the UNREAL CITY that is London.

Michael Smith and Andrew Weatherall perform from their new release Unreal City. Ben Watt talks about his forthcoming book, Romany and Tom. Lloyd Bradley takes us on a historical tour through black music in the capital. And Hanif Kureishi, London’s ultimate chronicler in fiction, reads from new fiction.

As if that isn’t enough, the evening concludes with our greatest pop writer Jon Savage interviewing our greatest dj and producer, Andrew Weatherall.

Doors 7pm, event starts at 8pm.


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