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. 


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Oxjam Party This Saturday


Saturday 5th October










£3 Early Bird Tickets / £5 OTD – Tickets


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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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The Fix


On October 1st, we’re excited to be launching THE FIX, a monthly live music session at The Social.

‘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. Please mark it in your calendar and spread the word!’

From November onwards THE FIX will be open to the public, but for this special October launch party it’s just for friends of FRUKT FIXERS, however The Social have a very limited amount of tickets to giveaway!

Elli Ingram – A recent MOBO nomination for Best Newcomer, Elli has been performing as part of Chase & Status’s band, and she’s one of the brightest new talents out there.

Coves – 
Their debut EP was a popular hit on 6Music, and live, they’re even better, with a swirling mix of psychedelic soundscapes amid beautiful floating pop songs.

Daniel James – 
Zane Lowe is just one supporter of this gifted new indie-folk talent from Northern Ireland. Come check a star in the making out in this early solo showcase.

Please RSVP carl@thesocial.com if you’re interested

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Good Block – Special Guest and Mix


This month’s guest is the debut of a new project by a London based underground producer. We are pleased to welcome The Whole Truth to Good Block! 

Whole Truth’s former self has previously featured on Boiler Room as well as regular slots on Alex Chase’s ‘New Jerusalem’ show on NTS Radio.

Keep your eyes peeled for The Whole Truth release in November – you can listen to the track in it’s entirety here:

B2B Selectors:

Whole Truth 

Gigolo Medina 

Pete Dee 

Sean O’Talk (TBC) 

Richard Foe 


Disco / Boogie / Funk / House / Hip Hop

£3 cheaplist – names on the FB wall – £5 otherwise

Facebook event:

A HUGE thanks to Whole Truth for the mix!

Good Block Mix 16 by The Whole Truth by Good Block on Mixcloud

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Studio 45


The Rogues in Brogues are back where they belong, a monthly Saturday night at The Social from Saturday 28th September

Studio 45 Launch Party with residents Dean Thatcher and Stephen Saunders and special guest Phil Etgart (Ethnucol / Hot Bomb Hi Fi).

Soul – Funk – Reggae on scratched vinyl.

Dress to impress. Not to be missed, the boys are back with a brand new monthly night!

Free entry all night

Facebook event


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Wi-Fi Cafe

The Social is now open every weekday from 11:30am – 5:30pm

Head in to make use of our free Wi-Fi, tech support from Systems & Smiles, Tim Peaks coffee and power points for charging that thirsty phone or laptop. Full bar available for those that like a pint while they work too!


Systems & Smiles have been solving technology problems for small businesses since 2006, believing that no matter how hard a problem might seem to solve and no matter how frustrated that problem might make you feel, when it comes to IT there is always an answer, there is always another way. With technical support offered on an appointment basis, customers will be able to use an initial 15 minute free consultation, including advice and quick fixes, with more complicated and advanced issues and training managed on a case-by-case basis at an additional charge. Designated walk-in days for technical help without an appointment are due to come later this year. Systems & Smiles are qualified to help with both PC or Mac issues as well as giving advice on tablets and smart phones.

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Anyone can work out of the upstairs cafe anytime from 11:30am to 5:30pm on weekdays free of charge and for larger groups booth reservation is possible too. You can use our Wi-Fi Cafe all day long as your office or simply as a base for an afternoon of meetings. There are lots of newly fitted power points, a brand new range of soft drinks, teas and snacks and The Social is also very proud to be the first place in London to offer Tim Peaks; The Charlatans’ Tim Burgess’ very own brand of coffee.

“The Social is one of my favourite places, now I’ve got even more reason to spend some time there – soy milk, no sugar please”Tim Burgess


Tim Peaks started on Twitter with Tim’s daily call of “Morning tweets x coffee?”. He’s gone on to create his own fairtrade coffee blend and taken it to festivals around the country, combining great music and a good cuppa in a field with all profits going to the David Lynch Foundation. The Social is delighted to now bring this brilliant idea to London for the first time and will be serving daily for both drinking in the bar and takeaway – check out the Pete Fowler takeaway cups!


The Social is open daytimes from 11:30am-5:30pm every weekday

For more information please contact carl@thesocial.com



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Found A Cure is TK (Special Request) and Carl (Heavenly Jukebox)

Since their original Social night out, Broader Than Broadway ended many years ago this has become their occasional party where they get together to play house, disco, afrobeat, garage and other electronic music. This will be their first time back at The Social together.

The Heavenly Jukebox is Heavenly Recordings very own DJ collective, getting together throughout the summer to play at festivals around the country. This year they have already played at Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party, Isle of Wight, Green Man, V and will also be heading to Bestival and No.6 in September.

Special Request have been putting on some of London’s best undergound garage nights in recent years. Starting out life as a closed shop Facebook group for people to share music, they have gone on to host some special parties every few months and regular sessions on NTS radio from resident DJs TK and Louis Not Lewis

Join TK and Carl on Friday from 7pm

In the meantime here’s a mix that Carl put together for the Bestimix series early in the year

Bestimix: Heavenly Jukebox by Bestimix on Mixcloud


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