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.
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.