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House Party People # 6 – Heavenly Jukebox

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We’re now on the third and final release of tickets for NYE and (fingers crossed) we’re looking like we’re going to sell out in advance. Get yours now!

Part six of the House Party People posts catches up with Carl, one part of the Heavenly Jukebox.

What’s been your best party of the year so far?

We played on two ‘boats’ this year, the galleon in the the middle of the lake at Secret Garden Party and HMS Bestival – both were incredible fun. However, it’s got to be Glastonbury, every time. The Stonebridge Bar (which we curate) was on fire this year with Fat Boy Slim, Greg Wilson, Jackmaster, Daniel Avery, James Blake, Jagwar Ma, Psychemagik and lots of others all playing over the weekend. The Saturday night was THE ONE though . . Jarvis Cocker and Steve Mackey kicked it off, Toddla T, Martelo, Mele, Stylo G, Rudimental and then The 2 Bears through until daylight. Pure good vibes from start to finish. Such amazing music and such a lovely crew of people.

Biggest track of 2013?

Hard to choose one but the A-side of Secret Squirrels #2 reminds me of a summer of festivals. I played it loads and it has never failed to get the same amazing reaction.

What can we expect from your NYE set at our House Party ?

I’ll be warming up for the Ragga Twins so i’ll be taking it through from the start of the night to stage time. It’s going to be a straight house party set from me, lots of slightly battered 12s, winding it right through the gears to jungle.

What have you got planned for 2014 ?

We’re going to be taking up residency every Friday night in the basement for the return of the Heavenly Social. It’s 15 years since the bar opened on Little Portland Street and 20 years since the original parties at The Albany. We’re really looking forward to playing every week at the bar and we have some great guests lined up too, some of the old regulars and residents from The Albany and Turnmills and lots of new faces too.

What’s your top tip for house parties ?

I once took about 10 litres of cider from Roger Wilkins’ farm to a house party. His cider would be my top tip for any party – proper trippy.

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Tell me about your best ever NYE 

Seriously, I can’t wait for this one. Ragga Twins in the basement is going to be lively.

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House Party NYE at The Social

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>>> Special guests:

Ragga Twins (live)


Drums of Death

Rob Pursey


Found A Cure


Heavenly Jukebox


Mr Midnight

Mum Jeans & Mugg Life

Jimmy Plates

Le Cog Sportif

+ more to be announced

£15 tickets available now

>>> In true house party fashion you’ll find all musical bases covered from jungle rave horns to R-rated hip hop and RnB, house 12s and soul 45s, disco, dancehall and no shortage of 100% surefire dancefloor dynamite.

Two floors of NYE house party energy smack bang in the centre of town! 

<<< In the Upstairs Bar (“where everybody knows you name”) find a booth, a barstool or a spot by the jukebox and let the good times roll through to midnight. Free ‘Norm Peterson’ cocktail from 9-10pm from the specially created NYE menu. Expect soul, funk, yacht rock, disco, cosmic american music, hip hop and inevitably some stone cold party anthems.

>>> In the Basement things get a bit more lively with our very special guests, the legendary Ragga Twins performing live on stage before midnight. They’ll be joined by a host of our favourite DJs including special guest Drums of Death and a midnight set from Rob Pursey (Hip Hop Karaoke / Rated R / Players Ball / Southern Hospitality), classic house and garage from Found A Cure and of course our very own Heavenly Jukebox.

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House Party People # 5 – Le Cog Sportif

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Le Cog Sportif AKA Adrian Cogger is next up in our House Party People series as we build up to our BIG NYE party on the 31st.

Tickets still available for £10

What’s been you best party of the year so far?

It was on a boat in Berlin. We stumbled aboard at around 9:30 on a Saturday morning with no idea what to expect, only to discover two decks of the most genial ravers we’ve come across in a long time. I have no idea who was DJing, but with a crowd that friendly it didn’t matter. I bloody love Berlin.

What’s your biggest track of 2013?

Think Of U (Parts 1&2) [LNTG Rework]. It’s a re-edit of Chic’s “I Want Your Love”. I know, I know, there are loads of edits of this record knocking about, but LNTG has done something a bit different with this one. I first heard it when he played Corsica Studios in the summer and it absolutely raised the roof. It encapsulates most of the things I love about dance music in a single record.

What can we expect from your NYE set at our House Party?

Imagine if David Mancuso had spent more time in the UK and joined CAMRA. It’ll be the set he would have played. Seriously though, you never really know what people are going to be up for in the bar, so I’ll try and feed off them I guess. Ideally I’ll take people from nods of approval and gentle finger-tapping to unabashed table-top-raving. It will probably involve a scattering of Motown and a big slice of Chic. Hopefully it will involve some mid-nineties house. It will probably not involve requests for R’n’B.

What have you got planned for 2014?

Starting a new night with a couple of other DJs called “West Side Boogie”. Look out for it!

What’s your tip for House Parties

Always bring booze. A bag of ice always goes down well too. If you don’t know the host find them as soon as you can to introduce yourself and say thanks. It sounds old fashioned but people always appreciate that. It also takes their mind off the cleaning up you’re not going to help with later on.

Tell us about your best ever NYE.

08-09 was a belter. We hosted a house party where everyone dressed in Hi-Viz clothing. Early on in the night a light fitting started dripping so we had to cut the power. Watching Carl and Zane bickering about how best to isolate the offending circuit while dressed, essentially, as workman, was a moment of accidental comedy genius: Never have two incompetent buffoons looked, to the casual observer, so in command of the task in hand. At the stroke of midnight we killed the house lights, flicking on a blacklight and a police beacon, all to “Sound of da Police”. There was also THAT mask…

. . Adrian will be joining on NYE – more info with the full line up here

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House Party People # 4 – Jimmy Plates

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What’s been your best party of the year so far?

I have to say Glastonbury, everybody has their magical festival experience and the sun was shining this year, I even went all in like Bear Grylls and camped! (I did have a few showers though)

Biggest track for you in 2013?

I loved playing this a few times, it was a big crowd pleaser over the summer.

What can we expect from your NYE set at our House Party?

No holds barred House Party classics from Back then to Right now, from Disco to Rap.

What have you got planned for 2014?

Working hard, being lucky and continue to do loads more fun stuff involving good people and good music.

What’s top tip for house parties?

Stash some snacks for later, you’ll be thankfull for some pringles or chicken goujons by 5am.

Tell us about your best ever NYE 

Sorry but I promised I wouldn’t tell all my mates.

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The Social’s January Festival of Drinking

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This January (like every other January before it) The Social will be a safe haven for those who don’t give up drinking for a month.

2014 is the 15th year of The Social on Little Portland Street. The brainchild of a record company whose offshoots included a hugely successful underground club night, The Social was set up with a simple manifesto – to provide great music and better booze to anyone who fancied tripping through the doors. The Social has launched over a million hugely successful hangovers.

Join us for three special events featuring talks, demonstrations, tastings, music and of course drinking!

Tuesday 7th January – BEER presented in association with Liberty Beers

Free entry – 7pm-12am

Monday 13th January – WINE presented in association with Borough Wines

Tickets available via www.thesocial.com – price TBC – 7pm-12am

Monday 20th January – SPIRITS presented in association with Stolichnaya Premium Vodka

Free entry – 7pm-12am

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Friday Night Disco – This Friday until 3am

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It’s Christmas. Well it is in a bit. To celebrate this we’re having a festive-fuelled Friday Night Disco this Friday at the West End saviour that is the Social.

Lulu Le Vay is joining Anna Greenwood on the decks for the egg-nog-swigging affair and it goes on until 3am. Cripes!

Doors 6pm-3am, free entry before 9pm / £5 after

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House Party People # 3 – Mumjeans + Muglife

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What’s been your best party of the year so far? 

Saturday nights at the Brewery Tap.  That fat DJ is massive.

Biggest track of 2013?

They stopped making good music in the late nineties. Everything that’s made now has been made before at least twice.

What can we expect from your NYE set at our House Party?

An eclectic mix of blah blah blah…..loads of r’n’b, rap and uk garage records that will make you tap your foot.  LL Cool J, Warren G, Aaliyah, Lucy Pearl, Sunshine Anderson, Chance The Rapper, Cocaine 80s, Foxy Brown, Ramsey & Fen, Tina Moore, Kristine Blonde, Tweet…

What have you got planned for 2014?

Tending to the rosebush.

What’s top tip for house parties? 

Don’t get a DJ. Let everyone fight over the ipod lead, play half a shit tune before someone unplugs it and repeat

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Special guests:

Ragga Twins (live)


Drums of Death

Rob Pursey


Found A Cure


Heavenly Jukebox


Mr Midnight

Mum Jeans & Mugg Life

Jimmy Plates

Le Cog Sportif

+ more to be announced

£10 tickets available now

>>> In true house party fashion you’ll find all musical bases covered from jungle rave horns to R-rated hip hop and RnB, house 12s and soul 45s, disco, dancehall and no shortage of 100% surefire dancefloor dynamite.

Two floors of NYE house party energy smack bang in the centre of town! 

<<< In the Upstairs Bar (“where everybody knows you name”) find a booth, a barstool or a spot by the jukebox and let the good times roll through to midnight. Free ‘Norm Peterson’ cocktail from 9-10pm from the specially created NYE menu. Expect soul, funk, yacht rock, disco, cosmic american music, hip hop and inevitably some stone cold party anthems.

>>> In the Basement things get a bit more lively with our very special guests, the legendary Ragga Twins performing live on stage before midnight. They’ll be joined by a host of our favourite DJs including special guest Drums of Death and a midnight set from Rob Pursey (Hip Hop Karaoke / Rated R / Players Ball / Southern Hospitality), classic house and garage from Found A Cure and of course our very own Heavenly Jukebox.

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FINAL nye poster BIG PURSEY copy

First ticket release £5 (SOLD OUT)

£10 tickets available now

Third release £15

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House Party People # 2 – Rob Pursey

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Part two of our ‘House Party People’ series in the run up to our big NYE party.

Rob Pursey will need no introduction to anyone who has spent any time at The Social since it opened. Without question Rob has spent more hours than any other DJ playing records in the basement. Known to many as ‘London’s Greatest DJ’ he can be found every week at Hip Hop Karaoke and will be playing a special midnight set for us on the 31st December.

What’s been your best party of the year so far?

Our Players Ball parties at East Village this year were all pretty immense!

What’s your biggest track of 2013?

Paranoid – Ty Dolla $ign really sums up the year musically for me and is something I’ve played in every single DJ set.

What can we expect from your NYE set at our House Party ?

Straight turn up music for all ratchet thots.

What have you got planned for 2014?

In terms of parties we’re hosting our 3rd Anniversary of Players Ball at Plan B which is about to be epic! Hip Hop Karaoke weekly at The Social remains as amazing as ever and taking it on the road to all the festivals is always a highlight.

Music wise we’re releasing more music and mixtapes through Southern Hospitality and working with some of the most forward thinking rap and electronic music around and I’m confident our SXSW showcase line-up will be one for the ages.

What’s top tip for house parties?

Stake a claim on the kitchen, so you get to talk to everyone who has to come in to get drinks. Bring in extra sound.

Tell us about your best ever NYE

I don’t like to look back too much so I’m gonna project that this year’s NYE is gonna be the greatest!

. . You can see Rob on NYE, all the details below

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Special guests:

Ragga Twins (live)


Drums of Death

Rob Pursey


Found A Cure


Heavenly Jukebox


Mr Midnight

Mum Jeans & Mugg Life

Jimmy Plates

Le Cog Sportif

+ more to be announced

£10 tickets available now

>>> In true house party fashion you’ll find all musical bases covered from jungle rave horns to R-rated hip hop and RnB, house 12s and soul 45s, disco, dancehall and no shortage of 100% surefire dancefloor dynamite.

Two floors of NYE house party energy smack bang in the centre of town! 

<<< In the Upstairs Bar (“where everybody knows you name”) find a booth, a barstool or a spot by the jukebox and let the good times roll through to midnight. Free ‘Norm Peterson’ cocktail from 9-10pm from the specially created NYE menu. Expect soul, funk, yacht rock, disco, cosmic american music, hip hop and inevitably some stone cold party anthems.

>>> In the Basement things get a bit more lively with our very special guests, the legendary Ragga Twins performing live on stage before midnight. They’ll be joined by a host of our favourite DJs including special guest Drums of Death and a midnight set from Rob Pursey (Hip Hop Karaoke / Rated R / Players Ball / Southern Hospitality), classic house and garage from Found A Cure and of course our very own Heavenly Jukebox.

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FINAL nye poster BIG PURSEY copy

First ticket release £5 (SOLD OUT)

£10 tickets available now

Third release £15

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Heavenly Social

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A weekly party with residents the Heavenly Jukebox and friends taking things all the way through from an after work warm up to the last tube home and beyond.

You can expect soul 45s, hip hop, disco and boogie classics, house 12s, fresh edits and new electronic records, a bit of rock n roll, balearic and afro stuff, proper straight party jams and of course the odd curveball.

. . . Believe in Magic

Email us to reserve a table AND its 2 for 1 on ALL DRINKS every Friday night until the end of November too! Just need to ask in advance for a membership card.

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House Party People # 1 – TK

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TK (Found A Cure / Special Request)

This is the first in a series of quick Q+As with some of our special guests on NYE.

TK is one half of both FAC and Special Request and can often be found at The Social drinking Guinness and hustling people off the decks.

What’s been your best party of the year so far? 

It has to be the Special Request 1st Birthday Bash earlier this year; Wookie came down and smashed it, great vibes and all my friends were raving and having a good time. Just to think that a year before it was just an idea to get people together for the music we’re really into and still love is very inspiring.

Biggest track for you in 2013? 


What can we expect from your NYE set at our House Party?

Good ol’ fashioned house and garage party jams.

What have you got planned for 2014?

Hopefully some more Found A Cure and Special Request parties but lets get NYE out of the way first.

What’s top tip for house parties?

Never ever run out of booze or the party is done for…

Tell us about your best ever NYE 

The best ones are always a blur! I do remember playing a NYE jungle set at The Social with Stig of the Dump MCing. Completely random but the crowd was absolutely loving it. Surprised I can remember that really.

 

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